A reality TV show in China will pit 30 women against each other as they vie for a place in a pop group. The hook – they’re already celebrities, including actress Ning Jing (above), and they’re all over the age of 30. Photo: Getty Images A reality TV show in China will pit 30 women against each other as they vie for a place in a pop group. The hook – they’re already celebrities, including actress Ning Jing (above), and they’re all over the age of 30. Photo: Getty Images
A reality TV show in China will pit 30 women against each other as they vie for a place in a pop group. The hook – they’re already celebrities, including actress Ning Jing (above), and they’re all over the age of 30. Photo: Getty Images

In Chinese TV talent show, older women stars compete to be pop idols, with Aaron Kwok among judges and Huang Xiaoming presenting

  • Modelled on a 2016 South Korean contest, the show from Mango TV and Hunan TV bucks the trend of reality shows that put teenage unknowns in the spotlight
  • Once Chinese internet users got over the shock of women in their 50s vying for pop idol status, some welcomed their participation

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
A reality TV show in China will pit 30 women against each other as they vie for a place in a pop group. The hook – they’re already celebrities, including actress Ning Jing (above), and they’re all over the age of 30. Photo: Getty Images A reality TV show in China will pit 30 women against each other as they vie for a place in a pop group. The hook – they’re already celebrities, including actress Ning Jing (above), and they’re all over the age of 30. Photo: Getty Images
A reality TV show in China will pit 30 women against each other as they vie for a place in a pop group. The hook – they’re already celebrities, including actress Ning Jing (above), and they’re all over the age of 30. Photo: Getty Images
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