It’s survival show season in China. The two major players in this game are always Tencent and iQiyi going head to head against each other. Tencent’s “CHUANG 2021” (创造营 2021) has been preparing much earlier this season compared to previous seasons. However, iQiyi’s “Youth With You 3” seems to have edged out “CHUANG 2021” again as they have already announced their three mentors.
Back in October 2020, “CHUANG 2021” announced actor, Deng Chao (邓超), would be the “leader of the mentors team”.
After that, no more mentors were announced until January 27. Actress Ning Jing (宁静), who enjoyed immense popularity after winning first place in her own survival show, “Sisters Who Make Waves”, was announced as the first mentor.
Prior to this, there were reports f(x) member, Amber, was seen filming the show, spurring on rumors she will be one of the mentors on the show. Tencent also released introductions of the “CHUANG 2021” trainees. There are quite a few non-Chinese trainees this year, including many Japanese and Caucasian trainees.