“Superboy 2013” - Musical Talent Competition

“Superboy 2013” - Musical Talent Competition

In 2013, Hua Chenyu participated in China’s most popular musical talent competition “Superboy 2013” and debuted as the champion.

1. About the show

“Super Girl (超级女声)” was the most successful musical talent competition series in China, and “Superboy (快乐男声)” was the boy version of this series.

The show aired weekly games live on TV, and also had players broadcast their dormitory life online, 24 hours a day, without interruption. The 2,000 square meter villa where 15 players lived was equipped with 70 cameras, making it a veritable 360-degree reality show with no blind spots.

2. Playlist

“Superboy 2013” Full Version


3. Anecdote

  • A fan gave him a huge stuffed bear. Hua took off the T-shirt the doll was wearing, and put it on himself.

  • One time Hua couldn’t find a rice spoon, so he just used the bowl in his hand to scoop rice from the rice cooker.

  • Hua loved playing the piano in the hall of the villa that served as a dormitory.

  • Hua almost retired from the show because he couldn’t get used to the loss of freedom and the public attention. But the director dissuaded him and said, “Anyway, once the show is over, your popularity will drop. There’s no way you’ll become a top idol, so don’t worry.” So he persisted until the end and won the championship.

4. Detailed information about each episode

Preselection in Changsha Division

June 29, 2013
Repertoire: “Lyricless Song
Original Singer: Hua Chenyu

Hua’s first TV appearance.
With his bare face, a T-shirt, and a keyboard, Hua sang an original song with no title or lyrics in a mysterious atmosphere. He received approval from all three judges, passed the preliminaries directly and qualified to compete for the top 20 in the country.

After that, “Lyricless Song” became Hua’s symbol and ignited the Chinese entertainment industry in 2013, along with his first nickname “Little Bro. Martian (火星弟弟)”.

Competition for the TOP 20 in the country

July 12, 2013
Repertoire: The Kill
Original Singer: 30 seconds to mars

Competition for the TOP 10 in the country

August 2, 2013
Repertoire: Somebody that I used to know
Original Singer: Gotye, Kimbr

TOP10 to TOP9

August 9, 2013
Repertoire: I Am What I Am (我)
Original Singer: Leslie Cheung

TOP9 to TOP8

August 16, 2013
Repertoire: We are young
Original Singer: fun.

TOP8 to TOP7

August 23, 2013
Repertoire: Dear Child (亲爱的小孩)
Original Singer: Julie Sue

TOP7 to TOP6

August 30, 2013
Repertoire: Fake Monk (假行僧)
Original Singer: Cui Jian

As an amateur, Hua Chenyu stood on the stage barefoot and performed this 1990s Chinese rock masterpiece in a psychedelic rock style.
Five years later, Hua Chenyu re-arranged this song at China singing talent show contest “Singer 2018”, and gave the audience a shocking performance with a completely different atmosphere, showing his growth.

 “I want to be noticed by everyone, But not known by anyone.”

TOP6+1 to TOP6

September 6, 2013
Repertoire: Poker Face
Original Singer: LADY GAGA

Hua’s first dance performance. ლ(╹◡╹ლ)

TOP6 to TOP5

September 13, 2013
Repertoire: the star (小星星)
Support Guest & Original Singer: Laure Shang

TOP5 to TOP3

September 20, 2013

Repertoire: White Autumn (白色秋天)
Support Guest & Original Singer: Yico Zeng

“I’m not a genius. I just started working hard earlier than others, and then put my best state directly on this stage at once, so that you can directly see my best state.”

PK Round: Provocation (挑衅)
Original Singer: Shin Band


September 27, 2013

Round 1

Repertoire: Red Bean (红豆)
Original Singer: Faye Wong

Round 2

Repertoire: Mr. Lonely (寂寞先生)
Support Guest & Original Singer: Gary Chaw

Round 3

Repertoire: I Will Always Love You
Original Singer: Dolly Parton

When finished singing, Hua said, “Dad, I love you.”

Round 4

Repertoire: Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies (海阔天空)
Original Singer: Beyond