As most of us are not living in China nor understand how this works, we are not aware why is it that it’s so important and significant to be recognized by this giant network…!! So we thought that Han Geng is already popular due to his past image..but on the contrary, Han Geng has to work extra hard just to be noticed by the mainstream public and be accepted by them..for him to go far in his chosen field. His old image before was of a pop idol and knowing how this goes, pop idols only last as long as fans’ fancy lasts…..when the fans’ interests fade or something else holds their attention, so does the idol’s popularity and fame…!! This giant network only gives airtime to A-list stars and artists, so do you see the significant and importance here..? For Han Geng to grab that title was very important to both him and GengRice.
Han Geng has to grab a foothold onto the main music market in order to survive and compete with other more experienced veteran musicians and artists. Just with Gengfans alone is not enough to survive the harsh and competitive market..I read in one of the threads in Baidu Gengbar that the official members in that fan club has exceeded 100,000..but that is only a very small fraction compared to the whole population of China which is 1.4 billion. I am not disregarding the importance of Gengfans but what I am saying is that there must be more than just fans’ adoration..! We all want to see him succeed and soar higher and in order for him to do that he needs the bigger market (where the money is) to help him go further up in the mainstream..Gengfans/Gengrice have done their part of being his Wings of Love by flapping him on with their wings to higher heights and now he needs more force to power him to greater and loftier heights..!! So in future we hope to see Gengfans as the mainstay in Han’s career growth, while the mainstream or general public be the secondary wave of support who will patronized his music and movies..! It’s like Gengfans are his mouthpiece and his endorsers whereas the public are his affirmed supporters…together this will propel him further into the industry and into international fame and recognition..1st step was to be recognized and accepted within your own home and then spread out further afield into international waters..! So here I would like also to congratulate GengRice /GengFans for a job well done..!! Without you guys who constantly and persistently supported him unconditionally and visibly, this will not have happened..! The result we saw on Monday 18 Oct. 2010 was the cumulation of combined efforts of everybody who loves Han Geng..Thank You..!!
In fact, I read it in the news that Han Geng truly deserves the popularity award as it can be seen among the audience that night at the awarding ceremony..the news article mentioned that Han Geng only appeared 3 times on stage that night and each time he appeared, the audience cheered for him collectively and not sporadically..and it’s only Han Geng who got the loudest and biggest cheers..(sorry I can’t find the link to Baidu Gengbar.I read it but I didn’t bookmark it..!) This was the proof of his popularity..!! So this confirms the rapport between Geng and his Gengfans..Geng draws strength from his fans and Gengfans draw courage from him..hope this partnership will last for as long as possible. (I won’t use the word forever because what is forever..?Who can tell what will happened in forever..?)
This is a video clip of what is to come in future plans..this was aired on CCTV6, 20 Oct. 2010
Here are some pictures I got from Baidu when I was browsing through. He did a recording for the programme “I Want To Go To The Spring Gala Festival” It’s a very long title in English because of the grammar and this is the Chinese title “我要上春晚”.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at these very “rare” pictures…just like I did..never get enough of him..
credits : as tagged in pictures and also to gengfans@YT and MrHanOh for the pictures…