Dreams come true: idols who won singing contest fill 40,000-seat Shanghai Stadium Tens of thousands of fans greeted the Super Girls at the Shanghai Stadium last night as China's latest national idols continued their nationwide tour. A huge crowd jammed the stadium to welcome them, the fever still running high after 21-year-old Li Yuchun beat thousands of contestants in the nationally televised show that went by the full title of the Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl Contest, in August. Last night hundreds of fans waited outside the stadium even after the concert started. It was reported that all 40,000 tickets were sold by the end of last week. 'I gave up travelling during the [National Day] holidays just because of this concert,' said Yu Xiaoli , a secondary school student said. She insisted on going even though her parents were against the idea. Xiaoli also spent her holidays downloading songs from the internet performed by her idol, third-placed Zhang Liangying , and transferring them to her MP3 player. Thirteen 'Super Girls' performed last night, including Li, Yang and second-placed Zhou Bichang . 'The Super Girls are like dreams come true for ordinary girls,' said nurse Chen Jia. 'I like them because they went from being nobodies to Super Girls step by step.' Since being named the No1 Super Girl, Li has appeared in countless commercials. She will also star in a television melodrama and her CDs will soon hit the market. Borrowing the idea from the US television show American Idol, a Hunan satellite TV station first organised the singing contest last year. This year as many as 150,000 contestants took part, attracting millions of viewers every night. There has been widespread speculation that the Hunan station is planning a new programme in a similar format to capitalise on the fever and could name the new show Super Boys. Without giving details, a station official would only say the programme being planned would also be a singing contest, but planners were concerned that males might not have the same drawing power as females. He rejected media speculation that censors had told the station to drop the new programme because the Super Girls were already drawing too much public attention. 'The State Administration of Radio Film and Television likes this programme. It said Super Girls was quite good, as it played a positive role in promoting civil culture.' Ms Chen said Super Boys might not be a bad idea. 'It sounds funny. I will take a look when it goes on air,' she added.