Jolin makes an appearance on Chinese show Idol Producer, performs at LiQuan Beer 1998 Music Party, ranks #5 with PLAY World Tour DVD/BD

偶像練習生 Idol Producer is a Chinese show airing on iQiyi. The aim of this show is to form a new idol male group made of 9 members. Jolin appeared in the latest episode of the show which aired on March 30th, watch below !

What Jolin said to the trainees (translation edited by @Caroline Chong):

  • When her first album JOLIN1019 has been released, she became popular, but she didn’t understand why: “I was lost. My heart was not open. The audience could feel I was very tense. I was hiding my true feelings. In the end, my body and mind were exhausted. The worst thing that happened is that I didn’t want to sing. There is nothing left for me in this industry!”
  • She didn’t understand why she was popular: “I didn’t think I was successful. I was not particularly happy!” A professor from her college asked her to stop singing, he was hoping she would focus on her studies. She thinks that all the criticism she received were right: “I didn’t understand enough about myself”. Through learning new things and spending time with herself, she slowly began to have a better understanding of herself: “When you start to leave some time to spend with yourself, you’ll be able to remove yourself from the negativity and pressure. This logic applies to other things too. Sometimes it’s good to review yourself objectively. With this mindset, I’m now able to interact and have fun with everybody.”
  • Jolin can open up with everyone and express herself. With these words in mind, she’s very worried about the lack of good psychological development for newcomers: “I’m afraid that you’ll have depression. It’s terribly serious. So I just want to give you hugs and support because it’s very hard for kids nowadays.”
  • When asked about being hated, Jolin felt empathy. She used to think that the problems lie with herself: “If you feel breathless while singing, if your pitch goes off while singing, these are problems you’ll have to fix and improve. If you continue to receive criticism even though you’ve done well for all aspects, I’ll start swearing at home. ‘Who do you think you are?’“ She mentioned that it’s good to ask yourself everyday, what’s the best thing you’ve done today to give yourself a confidence boost. She said that confidence is something within you, not something given by others: “This way I wouldn’t become a piece of glass. The voice of others wouldn’t sway me so easily.”
  • Jolin was asked if she was afraid of something. She answered she used to be afraid of talking because she doesn’t have a very strong logic: “Now I feel that I don’t have to be an orator. I will be myself. Everyone has a different style.”
  • A student asked her what she would do if she had to do something she didn’t like, something that was unlike of herself, yet everyone liked it. Jolin answered without hesitation: “I’d try it. If I still find it unsuitable for me after trying, I wouldn’t do it. If you have these thoughts in your mind, you should act on them first. Don’t let them be stuck in your head and be an unnecessary burden to yourself.” She mentioned that nobody lives without a single mistake in their lives. “Our lives are colorful because of these mistakes.”


On March 30th, Jolin performed five songs at LiQuan Beer 1998 Music Party !

Setlist

大艺术家 The Great Artist FANCAM 1 | FANCAM 2
柠檬草的味道 The smell of lemongrass FANCAM
倒带 Rewind FANCAM
I’m Not Yours FANCAM
日不落 Sun Will Never Set FANCAM

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Finally, PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranked #5 on 5music for its 9th week !

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Jolin speaks against animal circus performances for PETA Asia, attends opening reception for VERSACE 2018 Spring & Summer TRIBUTE & UNSEEN collection – China Tour, PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranks #3 for its 8th week

Watch Jolin’s video for PETA Asia where she calls on the public to boycott animal circus performances.

Jolin stands on stage and it’s her choice, but the animals have no choice.
She says:
“They have been deprived, abused, imprisoned for life, their needs are never valued.”
“The animals are taken to one place after another and are deprived of their deserved life. Many animals are locked up, they eat, drink […], sleep in a small space. They are only released during training and performance.”


On March 22nd, Jolin attended an opening reception in Beijing for VERSACE 2018 Spring & Summer TRIBUTE & UNSEEN collection – China Tour. She was wearing a bright orange suit.

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Finally, PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranked #3 on 5music for its 8th week !

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Jolin attends the First Selection of Michelin Guide Taipei 2018 and Bvlgari FESTA Jewelry & Watch exhibition, talks a little about the new album

On March 14th, Jolin attended the First Selection of Michelin Guide Taipei 2018 !
She teamed up with chef Guillaume Coulbrant from Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Taipei to create a dessert called “Crispy-Topped Pink Gelee”.

Dessert introduction with English subtitles

The Michelin Guide crossover series

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In the evening she also attended Michelin Guide Taipei 2018 Gala Dinner.

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Jolin mentioned that she’s writing a script for the upcoming Tour (scheduled at the moment for early 2019), she also hopes to be able to release the new album this summer. She’s still searching for the title song.


On March 15th Jolin attended Bvlgari FESTA Jewelry & Watch exhibition in Shanghai !

Obviously she did not add much about the progress of the new album, except that she will try to release it this summer since she likes promoting in summer.

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Jolin appears in FOCUS on GONG France, PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranks #2 for its 7th week !

Jolin made once again an appearance in a French show !

This interview is in Chinese with French subtitles this time, but I translated everything in English for you:

Voiceover: Regarded as the diva of Mandopop, Jolin Tsai is a multi-talented artist. Singer, dancer, composer, actress, and a real businesswoman, with almost 20 years of career and 13 albums, the woman who debuted at 18 years old has grown up.
Inspired by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey or Kylie Minogue, compared to Britney Spears then Madonna, real performer on stage, performer of numerous characters in her MVs, but who is really Jolin Tsai ?
So it is in Taipei that we have been able to meet again the woman we already met in 2013 when she came to France.

Jolin : I debuted my music career with a contest which brought me into the label, and after two years, I started to diversify my dance moves, my styles. And by trying different things, I finally found a style that I like. I hope to hold even more concerts in order to have even more interactions with my fans.

Voiceover: Where does your inspiration comes from ? Whether musically or visually ? How do you prepare your performances ?
Jolin : My inspirations come from many, many different talents. At every album release, it’s the product of the collaboration of the best from each and every one. Composers, lyricists, producers, and choreographers. We give ourselves a subject, and everyone brainstorms to offer everything he/she knows. All this in order to achieve a performance. I am very pleased with the MVs I made, but they are not the work of only one person. It is the result of everyone’s work. I am just the one who has been put in the spotlight, actually. I hope they can give some kind of hidden power to my fans.

Voiceover: Speaking of which, can you recommend one of your songs to us ?
Jolin : Actually I would like to recommend a lot of my songs. But I think that the music should be combined with the MV. The song “Play”, from my last album, would be a good start. Because its MV has a lot of vibrant and colored images. The idea behind the song is also very interesting. That is why I will recommend to start with this song.

Voiceover: You have been able to collaborate with many artists, like recently with DJ Alesso. Could you tell us more about it ?
Jolin : In the first place I did not think I would have the opportunity to collaborate with these different artists, including DJ Alesso, and try different electro styles that I barely used until then.
But it was an amazing experience. See how the DJs and their producers work has been very rewarding. And I am very open to future opportunities. Very curious to see how they perceive me after I entered their world. It is something that I want to explore.

Voiceover: What memories do you have of the French audience ?
Jolin : I would really like to come back to France (to perform on stage) !
Last time, in 2013, the fans’ response has gone beyond my expectations. With social media talking about my performance. I am very happy that the audience still remembers me since then.
My concert was a bit small last time, it was more “intimate” with my fans. But I hope that when I will come back, it will be in a bigger venue.
I hope I will be able to release my new album this year and that my French fans will be able to listen to it through social media. But the ones who don’t necessarily know me as well, and that they will like it !

Voiceover : A slight flashback on your career, how would you assess these years ?
Jolin : Every year is different. And I am happy to see that I am evolving myself. I triumph over the one I used to be. It is interesting because pop music is about the person you are at the moment. And singing it fills you with fond memories. I think that when people listen to these songs, it takes them back to another moment. Where they were when they first listened to it.

Voiceover : And Jolin Tsai has not finished to take us back to these moments.


PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranked #2 on 5music for its 7th week !

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Jolin to sing with fans on 我想和你唱 Come Sing With Me Season 3, PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranks #1 & #2 for its 5th & 6th week !

Jolin will be the first guest of 我想和你唱 Come Sing With Me Season 3 !

我想和你唱 Come Sing With Me is a Chinese show airing on Hunan TV which gives the opportunity to people to sing with stars.

The video below has been recorded by Jolin a few days ago in Shanghai, she’s pausing a few times in order to let the “contestants” perform parts of the song.

You can already listen here to fans’ rendition of 日不落 Sun Will Never Set: https://kg.qq.com/html/contest/detail.html?id=4212
Those with the highest number of “likes” will be invited to the show to perform live with Jolin.

There is no airing date for the show at the moment, but a press conference is scheduled for April, Jolin is going to attend.


PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranked #1 on 5music for the 5th week in a row…

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… but unfortunately dropped to #2 on its 6th week.

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