Singer (season 8)

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Singer
Season 8
Hosted byJam Hsiao (main show, episode 1-2)
Eliza Liang (main show, episode 3-10, Breakouts)
He Jiong (Finals)
Judges500 spectators
WinnerHua Chenyu
Runner-upTia Ray
Finals venueHunan Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkHunan Television
Original releaseFebruary 7 (2020-02-07) –
April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
Season chronology
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Season 7

The eighth and final season of Chinese television series Singer (Chinese: 歌手; previously titled I Am a Singer) was broadcast on Hunan Television between February and April 2020. Singer 2020 was produced by Hong Tao, and its music director was Hong Kong senior musician Kubert Leung. The season premiere was first taped on January 3, 2020, and it was announced that the season will be subtitled Year of the Hits (Chinese: 歌手:当打之年; pinyin: Gēshǒu: Dāngdǎ zhī Nián),[1] and this was the second season to feature returning contestants, after season five. For the first time in this series, return performances were absent for the entire season. The season premiered on February 7, 2020 and ended on April 24, 2020.

Hua Chenyu, a Chinese singer who previously competed in season six, was named the winner, making him the first previous season returnee to win I Am a Singer, while Tia Ray and Jam Hsiao, both also previously returning singers from season five, finished second and third respectively. This is also the first time none of any new initial singers (outside returning singers) made it to the final round.[2][3] Additionally, runner-up Ray's became the highest-placing singer who was previously eliminated and advanced via the Breakout round following Aska Yang and Gary Chaw, who also made it to the final round not higher than third place, and Sitar Tan and Lao Lang, both not higher than fourth place.

On 22 September 2020, Hong Tao announced that they would not be renewing the show for a ninth season and cancelled the series, making Singer 2020 the final season of the series.[4][5]

Competition rules[edit]

Like the previous seasons of I Am a Singer and Singer, it features five rounds of two stages, Qualifier and Knockout, with seven singers performing for a 500-member audience each week. The electronic voting, first appeared as a pre-voting twist in season six and introduced permanently on season seven, where voting (up to three votes) was conducted throughout the performance and accounted for 50% of the final score. As such for past seasons, the scores from both weeks are combined to decide the eliminated singer who received the fewest votes. Unlike the last season, separate scores for paper and electronic votes are not revealed.

The competition reverted to the pre-season three format with Challenge rounds (a round which featured a new singer requiring to rank in the top four to avoid elimination) removed, but instead replaced with a variant round known as Surprise, which in-turn functions similarities to the Substituted singers as well. Three new singers were introduced at the start of the Qualifier round and along with the managers; while on backstage, the singers watched their performance while seated with a microphone stand lever. During the performance, a contestant may pull the lever to issue a challenge to the current contestant, but any current contestants are not aware from their existence until the performance ended. After the challenger performed, an electronic vote will immediately conduct with the results being revealed afterwards (previously after the episode prior to the first round). All three Surprise challenges do not need to be performed on a single episode, but challengers must challenge to a singer within the current elimination round. If at least one challenger succeed in the Surprise round, one contestant from the current lineup will be eliminated at the end of the current Knockout round; if multiple challengers succeed, a re-vote will conduct between the successful singers and the singer with a higher vote advance will replace the eliminated singer, but all successful singers, regardless if they lose the revote will be guaranteed a place in the Breakout round. If all three challengers were unsuccessful, all seven contestants are safe from elimination itself. The final round features a small change in which the Challengers were reduced to two, and no re-vote was conducted for multiple successful singers, meaning that the singers are immediately advanced to the competition and eliminations are conducted as usual. A variant of this twist also apply on the Breakout and Grand Finals where singers who lost the duel were eliminated from the competition regardless of the outcome of the round.

As the season is subtitled Year of the Hits, the contest is suggested for a pool of younger singing talents with an age range of 18 and 35. Contestants are no longer restricted to the songs selection, and may freely choose a song they composed on their own or on someone else.[6]

Postponement of premiere and COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

Like most episodes of I Am a Singer, each episode began taping one week before the airing of the episode. The season began filming on January 3, 2020,[1] with a premiere date announced on January 10; however, the premiere was rescheduled to January 31 to avoid clashing with the Chinese New Year holiday. On January 29, Mango TV announced that the show will be postponed for a week to February 7 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and production was postponed until further notice.[7]

After the first Knockout round, all singers returned to their home countries (Hua, Huang and Ray in Beijing, Zhou in Shanghai, Hsiao and Hsu in Taipei, and Misia in Tokyo) to record their performances, known as a "cloud recording"; the host for the first two episodes, Jam Hsiao, was replaced by his manager, Eliza Liang as the host for the remainder of the season, besides Surprise singers, the studio band ensemble, and host Hong Tao, who were the only members present in the studio premises. All of the performances were either pre-recorded or performed live, and results were instead shown through a remote video conference between host Hong Tao and the singers.

Production resumed on February 17, 2020 with further measures enacted such as staggered filming dates. The returning performance for Mao Buyi planned for week three (who was eliminated after the second week) was cancelled, making it the first time eliminated singers (outside previously withdrawn singers) were not given Return performances. The 500-member audience were also absent but instead viewed through live-stream and had votes cast via the Mango TV special livestream website or through their mobile application.[8] These changes were initially enacted until the third Knockout rounds where Mainland Chinese singers were allowed to return to the studios, but other singers remained on their respective cities till the end of the season.

On the finals on April 24 when the show resumed live audience, though safe distancing measures were taken effect. During the finale, host He Jiong revealed the information that the 251 members of the 500-member audience undergo a DNA testing and safety checks before being permitted entry to the studios, while the remaining members watched and judged the performances online.

Almost all of the episodes (with the exception for the tenth week) were delayed from the scheduled time slot at 8.00pm (7.30pm in the finals) due to the extended coverage by Xinwen Lianbo.

Contestants[edit]

The following Singer 2020 contestants are listed in alphabetical order. Singers without a placement for the final are listed as finalists and singers who withdrew are listed as withdrawn.

Key:

  – Winner
  – Runner-up
  – Third place
  – Other finalist
  – Eliminated (not eligible for Breakouts)

Unless otherwise stated, Surprise challenge singers were assigned with temporary music partners, either Jeffery G (round 2 and 3) or Kuo Tao (round 4 or 5). Singers who were not assigned to their partners were reflected as N/A in the Music Partner column.

New singers[edit]

The list only shows successful Surprise Challengers and other contestants with qualifying status.

Contestant Country Music Partner Status Week Entered Week Exited Result
Misia  Japan Hao Tan[a] Initial Singer Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 12 (Finals) Finalist (6th-7th place)
Charlie Zhou  China Enti Jin[b] Initial Singer Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 12 (Finals) Finalist (6th-7th place)
Super Vocal  China N/A Surprise Challenger Week 7 (Qualifier round 4) Week 11 (Breakout round) Eliminated
Mao Buyi  China JZ Zhou Initial Singer Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 2 (Knockout round 1)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Eliminated
Huang Xiaoyun  China Kuo Tao Surprise Challenger Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 6 (Knockout Round 3)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Eliminated
Hu Xia  China N/A Surprise Challenger Week 6 (Knockout round 3) Week 6 (Knockout round 3)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Eliminated
Gen Sihan  China N/A Surprise Challenger Week 8 (Knockout round 4) Week 8 (Knockout round 4)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Eliminated
Summer Jike  China N/A Surprise Challenger Week 5 (Qualifier round 3)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Week 9 (Qualifier round 5)
Week 12 (Finals)
4th Place
Life Journey  China N/A Surprise Challenger Week 9 (Qualifier round 5) Week 10 (Knockout round 5)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Eliminated

Returning singers[edit]

This is the second season to feature former I Am a Singer contestants returning to the competition, after season five. All four singers were given Initial singer status.

Contestant Country Music Partner Previous IAaS performance Week Entered Week Exited Result
Lala Hsu  Taiwan Leo Li Season 4 - 4th - 6th place Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 12 (Finals) 5th place
Jam Hsiao[c]  Taiwan Eliza Liang Season 5 - 3rd place[c] Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 12 (Finals) 3rd place
Tia Ray  China Wang Qiao Season 5 - 7th place Week 1 (Qualifier round 1)
Week 11 (Breakout round)
Week 8 (Knockout round 4)
Week 12 (Finals)
Runner-up
Hua Chenyu  China Li Weijia Season 6 - Runner-up Week 1 (Qualifier round 1) Week 12 (Finals) Winner

Non-contestants[edit]

The list of all contesting singers who appeared, but lost in their respective Surprise Challenge, are listed in the table. All of these singers only appeared for one week.

Contestant Country Music Partner Week Entered/Exited
Jeryl Lee  Malaysia Wei Yan Week 1 (Qualifier round 1)
Lexie Liu  China Jeffery G Week 2 (Knockout round 1)
Ge Bi Lao Fan  China N/A Week 3 (Qualifier round 2)
Pax Congo  China N/A Week 3 (Qualifier round 2)
Zeng Yiming  China N/A Week 4 (Knockout round 2)
Qin Fan Qi  China N/A Week 5 (Qualifier round 3)
Taiyi  China N/A Week 7 (Qualifier round 4)
Ai Re  China N/A Week 10 (Knockout round 5)

Results[edit]

First Safe Bottom Eliminated Winner Runner-up/Top 3 Returning Singer
Surprise Challenger Won Surprise Challenge Surprise Challenge Success Surprise Challenge Failure Breakout Success Breakout Failure
Singer Broadcast Date (2020)
7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Feb 6 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 27 Mar 3 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24 Apr
1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round 5th Round Breakouts Final Round
Qualifying Knockout Qualifying Knockout Qualifying Knockout Qualifying Knockout Qualifying Knockout 1st Round 2nd Round
1 S6 China Hua Chenyu 1 1 2 3 1 5 6 3 2 1 1 1 Gold Medal.svg
2 S5 China Tia Ray 6 3 5 4 4 2 5 7 1 2 2 Silver Medal.svg
3 S5 Taiwan Jam Hsiao 4 2 6 6 6 4 7 4 5 2 3 3 Bronze Medal.svg
4 China Summer Jike 4 6 8 2 4 4
5 S4 Taiwan Lala Hsu 5 6 4 1 5 6 2 2 1 4 5
=6 China Charlie Zhou 2 5 3 2 2 1 3 1 3 3
=6 Japan Misia 3 4 1 5 3 3 1 5 4 5
=8 China Mao Buyi 7 7 3
=8 China Life Journey 6 7 4
=10 China Super Vocal 7 6
=10 China Huang Xiaoyun 7 7 7 7
=10 China Gen Sihan
=10 China Hu Xia
=14 China Ai Re
=14 China Taiyi
=14 China Qi Fan Qi
=14 China Zeng Yiming
=14 China Pax Congo
=14 China Ge Bi Lao Fan
=14 China Lexie Liu
=14 Malaysia Jeryl Lee

Competition details[edit]

First round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Recording Date: January 3, 2020
  • Airing date: February 7, 2020

The first two Surprise Challengers introduced this week were Jeryl Lee and Huang Xiaoyun.

Singer 2020 Qualifier Round 1 February 7, 2020 Host: Jam Hsiao
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "大鱼" Charlie Zhou Yi Yue Qian Ray Baby Chung 2
2 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "我爱" Tia Ray Malay
Trey Cambell
Tia Ray
Li Cong
Malay
Trey Cambell
Tia Ray
Michael Ning
Julian Waterfall Pollack
6
3 Jeryl Lee Wei Yan "I Wanna Be Free" Jeryl Lee Hurng-Yi Wang Dennis Lau Surprise Challenge Failure
4 Mao Buyi JZ Zhou "借” Mao Buyi Daridan 7
5 Huang Xiaoyun Kuo Tao "少年他的奇幻漂流" Mayday Ashin Stone Nick Pyo Surprise Success
6 Lala Hsu Leo Li "一样的月光" Lala Hsu Steven Lai 5
"城里的月光" Jam Hsiao
Mavis Hee
Sharon Au
Tan Kah Beng
7 Misia Huang Tingting "逢いたくていま (Missing You Now)" (Japanese) Misia Jun Sasaki 3
8 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "皮囊" Jam Hsiao Qu Shicong Ah Huo
Presto'C
4
9 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "寒鸦少年" Hua Chenyu Ding Yanxue Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
1

Knockout[edit]

  • Recording Date: January 10, 2020
  • Airing date: February 14, 2020

The Surprise Challenger introduced this week is Lexie Liu. Due to Huang Xiaoyun being successful in her Surprise Challenge last week, one singer would be eliminated this week.

Singer 2020 Knockout Round 1 February 14, 2020 Host: Jam Hsiao
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "不亏不欠" Tia Ray Cheung Cho Kiu Khris Riddick-Tynes
Leon Thomas III
Debbie Aramide
Huang Yun Xun
Zhang Yiyu
3
2 Misia Hao Tan "銀の龍の背に乗って(Ride on the Silver Dragon's Back)" (Japanese) Miyuki Nakajima Nick Pyo 4
"最初的梦想" FanFan Daryl Yao Miyuki Nakajima
3 Mao Buyi JZ Zhou "一荤一素" Mao Buyi Zhao Zhao 7
4 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "在水一方" Kang Lui Chiung Yao Lin Chia-ching Baby Chung
Yiyang
5
"愿得一心人" Charlie Zhou Yi Yue Qian Ray
5 Lala Hsu Leo Li "对的时间点" JJ Lin Xiaohan JJ Lin Howe Chen
田雅欣
6
"遇见" Stefanie Sun Kevin Yi Chet Lam
6 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "斗牛" Hua Chenyu Pei Yu Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
1
7 Lexie Liu Jeffery G "Manta" Lexie Liu Lexie Liu
Femke Weideman
Kenn Wu
Bijan Amir
CJ Wheeler
Wong Kong Hao
Surprise Challenge Failure
8 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "那女孩对我说" Rachel Liang
Yida Huang
Kevin Yi Lee Shih Shiong Ludwig Lim
Ah Huo
Joel Voo
2

Surprise Challenge results[edit]

Singer 2020 Knockout 1st Round Surprise Challenge results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Jeryl Lee 239 486 Surprise Challenge Failure
Tia Ray 247
2 Huang Xiaoyun 289 495 Surprise Success
Mao Buyi 206
3 Lexie Liu 90 499 Surprise Challenge Failure
Hua Chenyu 409

Overall ranking[edit]

Huang Xiaoyun had succeeded in her challenge and was given contestant status, which resulted in the lowest-ranked contestant, Mao Buyi, to be eliminated.

Singer 2019 1st Round overall ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of votes (ranking) Match 2 Percentages of votes (ranking) Total percentages of votes
1 Hua Chenyu 22.24% (1) 24.45% (1) 23.345%
2 Charlie Zhou 20.98% (2) 13.63% (5) 17.305%
3 Misia 17.50% (3) 13.76% (4) 15.635%
4 Jam Hsiao 15.70% (4) 15.43% (2) 15.565%
5 Lala Hsu 11.89% (5) 10.82% (6) 11.355%
6 Tia Ray 6.55% (6) 14.36% (3) 10.455%
7 Mao Buyi 5.14% (7) 7.55% (7) 6.345%

Second round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Recording Date: February 17, 2020
  • Airing date: February 21, 2020

The new Surprise challengers were Ge Bi Lao Fan and Pax Congo.

Singer 2020 Qualifier Round 2 February 21, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Huang Xiaoyun Kuo Tao "你的答案" A Rong
Zi Yao
Lin Chen Yang
Liu Tao
Liu Tao 7
2 Ge Bi Lao Fan Jeffery G "多想在平庸的生活拥抱你" 隔壁老樊 Surprise Challenge Failure
3 Misia Hao Tan "明日へ (Toward Tomorrow)"(Japanese) Misia Toshiaki Matsumoto 1
4 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "有一种悲伤" A-Lin Gavin Lin Alex Chang Jien 5
5 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "太阳" Pika Chiu 6
6 Pax Congo Jeffery G "安排好的人生" Pax Congo Surprise Challenge Failure
7 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "你要相信这不是最后一天" Hua Chenyu Pei Yu Hua Chenu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
2
8 Lala Hsu Leo Li "小半" Chen Li Hsu Lingzi Chen Li Steven Lai 4
9 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "能解答一切的答案" Charlie Zhou Walter Evaner Liu Boyong 3

Knockout[edit]

  • Recording Date: February 23, 2020
  • Airing date: February 28, 2020

The Surprise Challenger introduced in this episode was Zeng Yiming.

Singer 2020 Knockout Round 2 February 28, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "Love Can Fly" Tia Ray Chang Shilei 4
2 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "无问" Mao Buyi 2
3 Misia Hao Tan "未来へ (To the Future)"(Japanese) Kiroro Chiharu Tamashiro 5
4 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "纯金打造" Jam Hsiao Hsia Yu Peter Kam 6
5 Zeng Yiming Jeffery G "第一滴泪" Power Station Adam Hsu Kinny Liu Surprise Challenge Failure
6 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "荒野魂斗罗" Hua Chenyu Ding Yanxue Hua Chenyu 3
7 Huang Xiaoyun Kuo Tao "打开" Huang Xiaoyun Miguo Huang Xiaoyun 7
8 Lala Hsu Leo Li "我还年轻 我还年轻" Your Woman Sleep with Others Zhang Lichang Your Woman Sleep with Others 1

Surprise Challenge results[edit]

Singer 2020 Knockout 2nd Round Surprise Challenge results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Ge Bi Lao Fan 204 488 Surprise Challenge Failure
Huang Xiaoyun 284
2 Pax Congo 218 484 Surprise Challenge Failure
Jam Hsiao 266
3 Zeng Yiming 181 489 Surprise Challenge Failure
Jam Hsiao 308

Overall ranking[edit]

Huang Xiaoyun would have been eliminated for finishing last but due to all three Contestants failing their surprise challenge, all seven contestants were declared safe from elimination.

Singer 2020 2nd Round overall ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of votes (ranking) Match 2 Percentages of votes (ranking) Total percentages of votes
1 Hua Chenyu 23.83% (2) 16.87% (3) 20.355%
2 Misia 25.34% (1) 11.34% (5) 18.345%
3 Charlie Zhou 17.84% (3) 18.56% (2) 18.205%
4 Lala Hsu 11.85% (4) 22.40% (1) 17.125%
5 Tia Ray 10.67% (5) 15.92% (4) 13.295%
6 Jam Hsiao 5.79% (6) 9.92% (6) 7.855%
7 Huang Xiaoyun 4.68% (7) 4.99% (7) 4.835%

Third round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Recording Date: February 29, 2020
  • Airing date: March 6, 2020

The Surprise Challengers introduced this week are Qin Fan Qi and Summer Jike. Cai Chengyu temporarily replaced Enti Jin as Shen's manager for this round. Hsiao was not allowed to be challenged because of him being challenged twice in a row.

Singer 2020 Qualifier Round 3 March 6, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "好的 晚安" Deng Jian Chao 6
2 Charlie Zhou Cai Chengyu "Monsters"
Katie Sky
Caleb Shapiro
Bjarte Ludvigsen
Robert Ziff Resnick
Mads Vathne Lervik
Catherine Beatrice Cheadle
2
3 Huang Xiaoyun Kuo Tao "连名带姓" A-Mei David Ke Jay Chou 7
4 Qin Fan Qi Jeffery G "不透气的房间" Qin Fan Qi Surprise Challenge Failure
5 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "凄美地" Guo Ding 4
6 Summer Jike Jeffery G "Power To Forgive" Summer Jike Stefan Fernande
Niko Westelinck
Surprise Success
7 Misia Hao Tan "つつみ込むように… (Tsutsumikomu Yō ni...)"(Japanese) Misia Satoshi Shimano Hiroshi MATSUI 3
8 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "我们" Eason Chan David Ke Chen Chien-Chi 1
9 Lala Hsu Leo Li "言不由衷" Lala Hsu Eve Ai 5

Knockouts[edit]

  • Recording Date: March 6, 2020
  • Airing date: March 13, 2020

The Surprise Challenger introduced this week was Hu Xia. Due to Summer Jike being successful in her Surprise Challenge last week, one singer would be eliminated this week. Starting this week, remaining Mainland Chinese singers returned to Changsha to do their pre-recorded performance; the 500-member audience would still have to use the Mango TV app watch and vote on their performances.

Singer 2020 Knockout Round 3 March 13, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Misia Hao Tan "What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong Bob Thiele
George David Weiss
3
2 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "神树" Hua Chenyu Pei Yu Hua Chenyu 5
3 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "月牙湾" F.I.R. Kevin Yi
Xie Youhui
Real Huang 2
4 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "微光" Cici Yuan 4
5 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "达尼亚" Pu Shu 1
"红莓花儿开" Soviet Union Folk Song Mikhail Isakovsky Isaak Dunayevsky
6 Huang Xiaoyun Kuo Tao "我用所有报答爱" Jane Zhang Fan Xueyi Tan Dun 7
7 Lala Hsu Leo Li "不难" Lala Hsu David Ke Lala Hsu 6
8 Hu Xia Jeffery G "张三的歌" Shou-Chuan Lee Zhang Zishi Surprise Success

Surprise Challenge results[edit]

Singer 2020 Knockout 3rd Round Surprise Challenge results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Qin Fan Qi 187 491 Surprise Challenge Failure
Huang Xiaoyun 304
2 Summer Jike 274 486 Won Surprise Challenge
Tia Ray 212
3 Hu Xia 292 493 Won Surprise Challenge
Lala Hsu 201
Revote Summer Jike 252 492 Surprise Challenge Success
Hu Xia 240 Eliminated

Overall ranking[edit]

Both Summer Jike and Hu Xia were successful in their Surprise Challenge, which resulted in the lowest-ranked contestant, Huang Xiaoyun, to be eliminated. A revote revealed Jike receiving a higher vote than Hu and replaced Huang from the competition. Since Hu was successful in his surprise challenge, he is eligible for Breakouts.

Singer 2020 3rd Round overall ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of votes (ranking) Match 2 Percentages of votes (ranking) Total percentages of votes
1 Charlie Zhou 17.38%(2) 18.88%(1) 18.135%
2 Hua Chenyu 23.53%(1) 12.31%(5) 17.925%
3 Tia Ray 15.15%(4) 17.13%(2) 16.145%
4 Misia 15.48%(3) 16.26%(3) 15.875%
5 Lala Hsu 12.58%(5) 12.12%(6) 12.355%
6 Jam Hsiao 9.80%(6) 13.59%(4) 11.695%
7 Huang Xiaoyun 6.08%(7) 9.71%(7) 7.895%

Fourth round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Recording Date: March 13, 2020
  • Airing date: March 20, 2020

The two Surprise Challengers introduced this week were Taiyi and Super Vocal.

Singer 2020 Qualifier Round 4 March 20, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "降临" Hua Chenyu Ding Yanxue Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
6
2 Taiyi Kuo Tao "玉" Taiyi Surprise Challenge Failure
3 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "存·不存在" Tia Ray Yu Hong Long
Ape Kao
Yu Hong Long 5
4 Lala Hsu Leo Li "Last Dance" Wu Bai 2
5 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "我只想要一个人的感觉" Cubick Xiao Jam Hsiao 7
6 Super Vocal "你的色彩"(Ni De Se Cai / Qui Con Me) Super Vocal Italian: Saverio Principini

Chinese: Cheng He

Roxanne Seeman, Ivo Moring, George Komsky Surprise Success
7 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "有可能的夜晚" Yico Zeng 3
8 Summer Jike "直来直往" Stephanie Sun Vincent Fang
Shuo Hsiao
Lee Shih Shiong 4
9 Misia Hao Tan "行かないで" (Ikanaide)(Japanese) Koji Tamaki Gorō Matsui Koji Tamaki 1

Knockouts[edit]

  • Recording Date: March 20, 2020
  • Airing date: March 27, 2020

The Surprise Challenger introduced this week was Gen Sihan. Due to Super Vocal being successful in their Surprise Challenge last week, one singer would be eliminated this week.

Singer 2020 Knockout Round 4 March 27, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Lala Hsu Leo Li "半途而废" Faye Wong Tom Pan 2
2 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "新世界" Hua Chenyu Ding Yanxue Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
3
3 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "我想" Yu Jiayun 7
"I Love You 3000 II" Jackson Wang Jackson Wang
Stephanie Poetri
4 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "你啊你啊" Waa Wei 4
5 Misia Hao Tan "Into The Light" Misia Hiroshi Matsui 5
6 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "達拉崩吧" Luo Tianyi
YANHE
ilem 1
"極楽浄土"(Gokurakuzyoudo) (Japanese) GARNiDELiA Toku
MARiA
7 Summer Jike "彩色的黑" Summer Jike Yiu Him Fingazz 6
8 Gen Sihan Kuo Tao "鼓樓先生" Wang Fanrui Surprise Success

Surprise Challenge results[edit]

Singer 2020 Knockout 4th Round Surprise Challenge results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Taiyi 242 495 Surprise Challenge Failure
Hua Chenyu 253
2 Super Vocal 356 488 Won Surprise Challenge
Jam Hsiao 132
3 Summer Jike 230 498 Won Surprise Challenge
Gen Sihan 268
Revote Super Vocal 257 493 Surprise Challenge Success
Gen Sihan 236 Eliminated

Overall ranking[edit]

Both Super Vocal and Gen Sihan were successful in their Surprise Challenge, which resulted in the lowest-ranked contestant, Tia Ray, to be eliminated. A revote revealed Super Vocal receiving a higher vote than Gen and replaced Tia from the competition. Since Gen was successful in his surprise challenge, he is eligible for Breakouts.

Singer 2020 4th Round overall ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of votes (ranking) Match 2 Percentages of votes (ranking) Total percentages of votes
1 Charlie Zhou 16.13% (3) 21.13% (1) 18.635%
2 Lala Hsu 18.89% (2) 17.57% (2) 18.235%
3 Misia 21.53% (1) 12.88% (5) 17.205%
4 Hua Chenyu 7.56% (6) 16.09% (3) 11.825%
5 Summer Jike 14.91% (4) 8.72% (6) 11.815%
6 Jam Hsiao 6.75% (7) 15.83% (4) 11.295%
7 Tia Ray 14.23% (5) 7.78% (7) 11.005%

Fifth round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Recording Date: March 30, 2020
  • Airing date: April 3, 2020

The number of Surprise Challengers in the Ultimate Round were reduced by one to two singers. Unlike previous rounds, singers who won the Surprise challenge were immediately qualified as a place in the round, while other singers were eligible for elimination. The Surprise challenger this week is a band named Life Journey. Due to a successful challenge by The Life Journey, the singer with a lower vote count, Summer Jike, was eliminated. Unlike previous Qualifying rounds, this round only reveal the first and last placed singers and the middle placements for the other five were not shown until the next episode.

Singer 2020 Qualifier Round 5 April 3, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Jam Hsiao Eliza liang "披星戴月的想你" Accusefive Pan Yanshan Pam Yunan 5
2 Super Vocal "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons
Pentatonix
Alexander Grant
Ben McKee
Josh Mosser
Daniel Platzman
Dan Reynolds
Wayne Sermon
7
3 Life Journey Kuo Tao "永远都会在" Life Journey Zijun Huang
Wei Wei
Surprise Success 6
4 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "相思" Mao Amin Chou Xiaoyuan Sanbao 3
"秦淮景"(Wu) Hsu Huifen
Wu Jianfang
Chang Jianfeng
Qigang Chen
5 Misia Hao Tan "アイノカタチ feat.HIDE(GReeeeN)"
(Ai no Katachi) (Japanese)
Misia
HIDE
GReeeeN 4
6 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "好想爱这个世界啊" Hua Chenyu Pei Yu Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan] 2
7 Summer Jike "不要怕"(Yi) 瓦其依合 Moxi Zishi 8
8 Lala Hsu Leo Li "大艺术家" Jolin Tsai Yan Yunnong Robin Jessen
Anne Judith Wik
Nermin Harambasic
Ronny Svendsen
Charite Viken Reinas
Eirik Johansen
Alexander Puntervold
1

Knockout[edit]

  • Recording Date: March 31, 2020
  • Airing date: April 10, 2020

The final Surprise Challenger introduced this season is Ai Re. Due to the shorter gap between airing of the last episode and taping of this episode, the episode was spoiled as it was revealed that Summer Jike was eliminated prior to the previous episode's airing (since she didn't appear on this episode) and its Surprise Challenger, Life Journey (later revealed to have ranked 6th in the previous episode), replaced Jike as a result of the successful challenge.

Singer 2020 Knockout Round 5 April 10, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin "自己按门铃,自己听" Charlie Zhou Gao Xiaosong 3
2 Lala Hsu Leo li "克卜勒" Stephanie Sun Hush 4
3 Super Vocal "春风十里" 鹿先森樂队 Kuo Beibei 6
4 Misia Hao Tan "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Frankie Valli
Jessica Jay
Bob Crewe
Bob Gaudio
5
5 Life Journey "逝去的歌" Life Journey A Si Wei Wei 7
6 Ai Re Kuo Tao "用音乐安慰你" Ai Re Surprise Challenge Failure
7 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "强迫症" Hua Chenyu You Ng Hua Chenyu 1
8 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "Haunting Me" Jam Hsiao Andrea Apuy Alexander Wong
Alan Hsia
2

Surprise Challenge results[edit]

Singer 2020 Knockout 5th Round Surprise Challenge results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Life Journey 309 493 Surprise Challenge Success
Super Vocal 184
2 Ai Re 219 487 Surprise Challenge Failure
Life Journey 266

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2020 5th Round overall ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of votes (ranking) Match 2 Percentages of votes (ranking) Total percentages of votes
1 Hua Chenyu 18.36% (2) 19.57% (1) 18.965%
2 Lala Hsu 19.48% (1) 16.06% (4) 17.775%
3 Jam Hsiao 13.02% (5) 18.92% (2) 15.975%
4 Charlie Zhou 15.47% (3) 16.28% (3) 15.875%
5 Misia 14.13% (4) 15.31% (5) 14.725%
6 Super Vocal 9.63% (7) 8.41% (6) 9.025%
7 Life Journey 9.91% (6) 5.44% (7) 7.675%

Breakouts[edit]

  • Recording Date: April 11, 2020
  • Airing date: April 17, 2020

The five initial singers, Jam Hsiao, Lala Hsu, Hua Chenyu, Misia, and Charlie Zhou, were exempt in the Breakout round. The eight participating in the Breakouts, Gen Sihan, Hu Xia, Huang Xiaoyun, Summer Jike, Life Journey, Mao Buyi, Super Vocal, and Tia Ray, compete for the last two places in the Finals.

Similar to the previous Breakout rounds since season six, mid-eliminations occur during the round - eight singers were each grouped into four duels of two, and while the first singer performed, any remaining singers can issue a challenge to perform; if none of the singers elected to perform, the singer have the choice to choose of his/her preference. After all eight singers have performed, an electronic vote will conduct for all four duels; defeated singers were immediately eliminated (Breakout failure), leaving victorious singers eligible for the finals (Breakout success), based on the votes received for this round.

For this episode, few of the solo singers (with the exception of band members) have prepared temporary Music Partners for the performances, indicated in italics.

Singer 2020 Knockout Round 5 April 10, 2020 Host: Eliza Liang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Hu Xia Enti Jin "花期" Hu Xia
2 Mao Buyi JZ Zhou "深夜一角" Mao Buyi 3
3 Gen Sihan Hao Tan "你的一生我只借一晚" Wu Yao Mumu Xinruan
4 LifeJourney "Bye Bye" 旅行团乐队 Wei Wei
Wu Tsing-fong
Wei Wei 4
5 Summer Jike Leo Li "交出邦尼" Summer Jike 2
6 Huang Xiaoyun Kuo Tao "我们的爱" F.I.R. F.I.R.
ie Youhui
F.I.R.
7 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "盛夏光年" Mayday Ashin 1
8 Super Vocal " I Surrender (Chinese)" Celine Dion Louiselou Sam Watters

Duel results[edit]

Singer 2020 Breakout Duel Results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Hu Xia 183 493 Lost Duel/Breakout Failure
Mao Buyi 309 Won Duel
2 Gen Sihan 230 489 Lost Duel/Breakout Failure
LifeJourney 259 Won Duel
3 Summer Jike 316 488 Won Duel
Huang Xiaoyun 172 Lost Duel/Breakout Failure
4 Tia Ray 328 485 Won Duel
Super Vocal 157 Lost Duel/Breakout Failure

Total percentages of votes[edit]

Singer 2020 Breakout Total percentages of votes
Ranking Singer Total percentages of votes
1 Tia Ray 38.04%
2 Summer Jike 28.59%
3 Mao Buyi 20.69%
4 LifeJourney 12.68%

Grand Final[edit]

The finals were divided into two rounds, with the first song being a duet with a guest singer and the second song being a solo encore performance. Similar to the finals since season six, votes cast were the sole determinant of the season's winner. The finals were conduct in a live studio using both live and online audience.

  • Airing date: April 24, 2020

Round 1[edit]

The first round of the finals featured a guest singer's duet. For this round, breakout-success singers (Tia Ray and Summer Jike ) will still be able to do duels to any one of the five initial singers, with the losing singer eliminated from the competition; after all the singers had performed for the round, a second vote will conduct to eliminate a third singer from the competition.

Singer 2020 Finals Round 1 April 24, 2020 Host: He Jiong
Order Singer Music Partner Guest Singer Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang JJ Lin "Hello" Jam Hsiao
JJ Lin
Milk Six Jam Hsiao
JJ Lin
Alex D
Ah Huo
3
2 Lala Hsu Leo Li William Wei "管他什么音乐" Mavis Fan He Qi Hong Mavis Fan
Kaneki Yoshinori
5
3 Misia Hao Tan Little Black Dress-RYO "さよならの向う側" (Japanese) (Sayonarano Mukougawa) Momoe Yamaguchi Yoko Aki Ryudo Uzaki
4 Tia Ray Wang Qiao Victor Ma "2020 So Crazy" 2
5 Charlie Zhou Enti Jin New Pants "不会说拜拜的Disco" New Pants
6 Summer Jike Kuo Tao Xu Weizhou "Mad Man Killer" Summer Jike 代岳东 Mr. Fantastic 4
7 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia Li Yuchun "西门少年" Li Yuchun 1

Had Hsu, Misia and Zhou advanced to the next round, their encore songs were respectively "以上皆非", "Everything", and "不想睡".

Duel results[edit]
Singer 2020 Grand Finals Round 1 Duel results
Order Singer Votes Valid Votes Results
1 Tia Ray 312 485 Won Duel
Misia 173 Lost Duel/Eliminated
2 Jike Junyi 291 488 Won Duel
Charlie Zhou 197 Lost Duel/Eliminated

Round 2[edit]

The second round of the finals featured an encore song, and the singer who received the most votes (separate from the previous round's votes) was crowned the winner. The order of the round is determined by the placements from the first round.

Singer 2020 Finals Round 2 April 24, 2020 Host: He Jiong
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Summer Jike Kuo Tao "好女孩" Summer Jike 4
2 Jam Hsiao Eliza Liang "猴笼" Tones and I 3 Bronze Medal.svg
3 Tia Ray Wang Qiao "Starfall" Tia Ray TetraCalyx Zoe Tsai 2 Silver Medal.svg
4 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "哥谭" (七重人格) Hua Chenyu Loo Yi Qiu Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
1 Gold Medal.svg

Winner of Battle[edit]

Hua Chenyu was declared the winner of ''Singer 2020'' with 51.12% of the votes cast, leading by a 20.44% margin ahead of runner-up Tia Ray.

Singer 2020 Results of Winner of Battle
Ranking Singer Total percentages of votes
1 Hua Chenyu 51.12%
2 Tia Ray 30.68%
3 Jam Hsiao 15.54%
4 Summer Jike 2.66%

Ratings[edit]

Pre-show segments, such as Singer Gathering and Singer Announcement, and broadcast ratings from China Central Television are excluded from the rating and tally. Songs with red bold typeface indicate the highest-rated week for the season, and blue bold typeface indicate the lowest-rated week.

China Hunan Television premiere ratings
Episode Date CSM55 CSM national network Remarks
Rating Share Ranking Rating Share Ranking
1 February 7, 2020 1.951 5.39 1 1.46 4.49 1 Show began on 8.26pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
2 February 14, 2020 1.804 5.54 1 1.27 4.56 1 Show began on 8.49pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
CVB viewership is 1.28,share is 2.38, ranked 1st
3 February 21, 2020 1.779 5.60 3 1.15 4.17 1 Show began on 8.40pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
CVB viewership is 1.12,share is 3.96, ranked 1st
Aired with season 5 premiere of Zhejiang Television's Trump Card
4 February 28, 2020 2.164 6.90 1 1.13 4.26 1 Show began on 8.45pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
CVB viewership is 1.03,share is 3.77, ranked 1st
5 March 6, 2020 2.115 7.03 1 1.11 4.46 1 Show began on 8.42pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
CVB viewership is 1.07,share is 3.9, ranked 1st
6 March 13, 2020 2.146 6.95 1 1.06 4.3 1 Show began on 8.44pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
CVB viewership is 0.98,share is 3.65, ranked 1st on timeslot only
7 March 20, 2020 1.181 3.88 3 0.68 2.73 2 Show began on 8.28pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
8 March 27, 2020 2.199 7.24 1 1.02 4.11 1 Show began on 8.27pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
CSM59 lacked Luzhou viewership ratings, using CSM58 ratings instead
9 April 3, 2020 2.484 8.43 3 0.91 3.87 2 Show began on 8.35pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
10 April 10, 2020 2.484 8.43 1 0.92 3.78 2
11 April 17, 2020 2.255 7.91 3 0.87 3.8 2 Show began on 8.27pm due to overrun with Xinwen Lianbo
12 April 24, 2020 2.156 7.60 1 0.93 4.11 2 Live Finals- aired live broadcast starting at 7.37pm (originally 7.30pm)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Replaced Huang Tingting as Misia's manager starting on week 2.
  2. ^ Cai Chenyu served as Zhou's manager on week 5 due to Enti's absence.
  3. ^ a b Hsiao participated as a band named Lion during his original appearance in season 5.

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