Even if Ziyi sang several times for films or TV shows, she’s not a singer, but the production of the show wanted Ziyi to be a spiritual mentor.
Once and again Ziyi is under fire of criticism. The famous singer Na Ying, juge of The Voice China did not hesistate to say “I can’t fathom why the station asked her,” “Perhaps they want her to comment on the contestants’ look.”.
But Ziyi ignored the criticism. “I had planned to learn from her on how to be a good music coach”, “I may not know music, but it’s been smooth-going,” she said, referring to the tapings so far of the show. “As a judge, I can say anything I like. It’s fun.”
Media reports have criticised her performance at the tapings, saying her comments to contestants had been mostly about their expression and look. But she said: “There can be no improvement without scepticism.”
Along with Zhang Ziyi the jury is composed of:
Taiwanese singer and songwriter who, during the 1980s, affected Chinese pop and rock music with his melodic lyrics, his love songs, and his witty social and political commentary that he infused in his more political songs, often to the point that some of his songs were suppressed in Taiwan and China during the 1980s. He is recognized as a major cultural icon in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.
A prominent male singer in Hong Kong’s music industry. Eason Chan has been praised by Time magazine as a front runner in the next generation of Cantopop. He is considered by some to be Hong Kong’s third “god of song” after Samuel Hui and Jacky Cheung. In 2012, Time Out Hong Kong crowned Chan as the “King of Asian Pop“. Chan is ranked #6 in the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity Top 100 List.
Chinese rock singer-songwriter. His first album, Naked, was released by Red Star Productions in 1994, achieving immediate success.