Huang Xiaoming with mainland singer Han Hong. The two of them, along with singer Coco Lee and producer Wang Weizhong, will be the judges for the new season of CHINESE IDOL (中国梦之声).
When faced with criticism that he isn’t qualified to judge singers, Xiaoming replied, “I’ve been an artist for so many years. Have I not faced enough doubt? I didn’t think this road would have so many bumps, with all sorts of doubts. But what can I do about it?”
Xiaoming also said that he and actress Zhang Ziyi, who is facing similar criticisms for being a judge on THE X-FACTOR (中国最强音) had bumped into each other recently and discussed this issue. Xiaoming said his aim is to be himself and to do this well. “The one thing you can do is this — don’t be fake. If I can’t stand even this bit of psychological pressure, then I have no right to stand on this stage.”
Han Hong showed her support for Xiaoming, saying, “I believe that the arts are interconnected. I also believe that many people have doubts toward us and Huang Xiaoming. But I want to tell you, please be quiet. Not only can Huang Xiaoming act, he can also sing, and his singing isn’t bad. I think that, based on his many years in the film industry and his artistic perception, he won’t be lacking.”
Even though Xiaoming obviously can’t compete with singers like Han Hong and Coco Lee, he said he can use his business savvy to judge contestants based on their market appeal. He also shared that he won’t be too strict on contestants, but that he will definitely tell them honestly if they’re not fit for the entertainment industry.
Source: F Yeah! Huang Xiaoming