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 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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Jolin appears in Nyûsu Show (French show), is on cover of Harper’s Bazaar HK, ranks #1 for PLAY World Tour DVD/BD 4th week

Very unexpected, Jolin appeared a few days ago in a French show airing on J-One (a French channel dedicated to Asian culture) !

It’s in French obviously, but I translated everything into English:

Host: She’s beautiful, talented, and committed. Jolin Tsai is an extremely popular Taiwanese artist. Her music, her fight for women’s rights but also the pretty amazing cake she baked for Tom Cruise make her a media icon. We met her in her country, in Taipei more specifically, to know more about how she perceives music, her commitment to the LGBT community and how she perceives women’s status there. An uncensored interview in which we got quite a lot of little surprises but unfortunately, we can’t provide you a 10-hour long interview. Ok, let’s go.

Jolin: Hello my name is Jolin Tsai. How are you doing ??

Voiceover: Sometimes in show business, calling someone a superstar is not enough anymore. A 20-year career, 13 albums, more than 25 million copies sold, hundreds of awards, Jolin Tsai is already a C-Pop legend. Inspired by American divas such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé, the woman nicknamed “the Chinese Madonna” has imposed her reign and her showmanship.

Jolin: Earlier on when I debuted, and even before that, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey were part of the first Western artists that I discovered, so I used to sing their hits sometimes in singing contests or in competitions I was participating in. Once I performed on stage, and once I really started performing in concerts, Madonna became one of my role models, dancing-wise in particular. Another one of my inspirations comes from the book Pride & Prejudice. I used to see it like a common love story. But today I am aware of the social and psychological dimension of this book. When I am starting new projects or when I am trying to have a new take on things already there or habits that I have, I can sometimes be lazy or demotivated. But where I also have an incredible luck is that I can count on an exceptional team and entourage, they always incite me to excel myself. However, when I decide to start something I commit myself 100%. And that is what I want to give to my fans. I would like to convey to them this will to pursue their desires as far as they can, in order for them to put aside their doubts that can damper them.

Voiceover: Ranking amongst the richest Chinese (celebrities) on a regular basis, Jolin Tsai is one of the most influential people worldwide. An aura that the Taiwanese artist chose to use to serve social and humanistic causes. We most notably saw her provide her support to the LGBTQ community. An even more admirable commitment when we know how much some Asian countries can be fearful when it comes to these matters.

Jolin: A lot of my fans but also a lot of co-workers of mine are part of the LGBTQ community. Since I spend a lot of time with them, it was obvious to me to use my voice to support them. And I am glad that my songs could inspire them. In the end, making music and writing songs, it is not for fame and money. What matters is to know how we can change the lives of people who are listening to us. And that is my biggest motivation as an artist. I think nowadays Asian countries have become more tolerant towards homosexuality or towards the LGBTQ community. In the past there has been lots of conflicts and hatred about this. We could see or hear terrible news item. Today the handling of this matter and particularly in media has changed a lot. As if love was finally becoming the priority once again. We are learning once again to treat everyone equally. And I am very proud to commit myself to this cause and to be able to show my support.

Voiceover: Pushing the boundaries of her solidarity commitment, Jolin is now tackling the defence of women and their rights. A message which could resonate far beyond her usual listeners now that the star is collaborating with world renowned producers and DJs. Head in the stars but her feet on the ground, Jolin Tsai just continues to listen to her heart.

If you are more into watching than reading, Jolin Fans Club & 依林520@YouTube used my softsubs and uploaded the video on their YouTube channel.


Jolin is on cover of Harper’s Bazaar HK March 2018 issue ! The last time she worked in such a cold environment was on the set of 假面的告白 Fake Confess MV.

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PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranks #1 on 5music for the 4th week in a row !

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Jolin performs at Zhejiang TV concert, PLAY World Tour DVD/BD #1 for 3rd week in a row

Jolin performed  什麼什麼 Stand Up (捉妖记2 Monster Hunt 2 theme song), 看我72變 See My 72 Changes and 野蠻遊戲 J-Game at Zhejiang TV concert for Chinese New Year and the release of 捉妖记2 Monster Hunt 2 (both on February 16th) !
This performance has actually been recorded in Beijing on January 30th.

Afterwards Jolin took pictures with some actors from the cast of 捉妖记2 Monster Hunt 2, like 梁朝偉 Tony Leung and 李宇春 Li Yuchun/Chris Lee (click on the picture below to see more).

Speaking of which, the movie broke a record on its first day in theaters as the biggest opening day for a movie in China !


PLAY World Tour DVD/BD ranks #1 on 5music for the 3rd week in a row !

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