Super Girl: China’s “X Factor”, Cancelled by SARFT for Being Too Long

By on Sep 19, 2011 in Asia, Entertainment, Music, Television Comments

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China’s reality television show “Super Girl”, the equivalent of China’s “X Factor”, or the US’ “American Idol” has been cancelled by the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), for being too long. This has been disclosed by international news, September 19, 2011.

Apparently, Super Girl has run for three hours during its finale, which exceeded the 90 minute-limit for entertainment shows in China. Reports said Jeremy Duan Linxi finally won the contest.

Further news stated that a Chinese TV program, which had previously shown disrespect for the elderly, has also been banned, likewise another singing show “Super Boy,” was ordered, as well, to air ethically healthy inspiring songs instead.

Local Chinese news reportedly revealed that the SARFT has instructed the Hunan Satellite Television “to air public safety programmes that promote moral ethics,” and that would “provide practical information for housework.”

Speculations; however, surfaced that the popularity of “Super Girl,” the “Westernised” method of voting, the language used, and the dress styles may have offended some older Chinese viewers.



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