Let’s meet the judges

Lets talk about some stuff, namely food.  But also booze and celebrities.  Jeez, this blog is becoming a trashy celebrity news site.  Actually, I’ll do food later.

So I mentioned celebrity guest judges on the show, here’s a big of a rundown on their bios.

First up was Li Zimeng, the main announcer for CCTV, and a face well known to China.  As I said, having her complement my diction and delivery was a huge validation.  Her duty as judge was mainly to critique contestants’ spoken language skills.

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Next up is Li Bo, who is somewhat of a celebrity academic, and an expert on Chinese history, the history of Chinese characters/language, and Chinese culture in general.  He’s appeared in a bunch of quiz shows on the above topics and is pretty well known, he got a big gasp from the audience when his name was introduced (as did the rest of the judges).

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The third judge changed day to day.  For our day it was a violinist surnamed Lv, who I unfortunately didn’t get the full name of which made finding him online rather difficult.  But he was nice and gave a cool performance during one of the breaks.

The guest judge for the third day I did get the name of is Sa Ri Na, a famous Mongolian (ethnically) actress who was very kind with her scores and gave a wonderful poem reading accompanied by an erhu and throat singer (which was SO cool to hear live).

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Lastly is the MC, who happens to be the host of 最强大脑 (zui qiang danao, dzwei chee-ang da nao, lit. Sharpest Mind) which is a very famous quiz show.  Jiang Changjian is a pretty effective MC, although he did have to pause several times to do second takes.

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Food next post, which might be later today.

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