Xiao Zhan (肖战) started trending at the #1 spot on December 5 when it was revealed he would be performing at the “Everybody Stand By 2” (演员请就位 2) live finale on Tencent as a special guest. This schedule was suddenly revealed only a few hours before the show aired, so this was a surprise for everyone.
Since the AO3 scandal or “227” incident, Xiao Zhan has maintained a very low profile. He didn’t have any public events or new drama filming until months after everyone else returned to work from the lockdown in China. Since he started getting active again, he has performed on CCTV and is filming a new series, “Ace Troops”, that hasn’t been officially announced yet. However, he hadn’t been invited to any major public events that he previously attended like the “Double 11” galas, “iQiyi Scream Night”, or “COSMO Glam Night”, etc.”
Xiao Zhan performed Zhou Bichang’s song, “Running After You With All I Have”.
After Xiao Zhan’s performance, the event’s host, Zhang Dada, interviewed him. Xiao Zhan was trending on Weibo as his interview was muted during the livestream. The official Weibo account for “Everybody Stand By 2”, explained there was some audio malfunction during the live broadcast and that the on-demand version will be normal.
Zhang Dada asked how he felt attending the finale for the show. Xiao Zhan responded, “Especially happy to have this opportunity to attend this show, “Everybody Stand By”, as a guest performer. As a new actor myself, there is still a very long way to go on this road. I hope I can be like the way I sing in the song. Use up all the courage and strength to run towards wherever I want to go. And also, gift this song to everyone who are currently running on this road. Thank you.”