Even though Huang Zitao (黄子韬) didn’t return as a mentor on “CHUANG 2021” this year, he still has a vested interest in the show. As CEO of his management company, L.TAO Entertainment, he has sent two of their new trainees to both “CHUANG 2021” and “Youth With You 3”. Last December, L. TAO Entertainment revealed their two trainees, One Zhong Junyi (钟骏一), competing in “Youth With You 3” and Leo Lin Yuxiu (林煜修), competing in “CHUANG 2021”.
Huang Zitao attended the 2020 Weibo Night on February 28 and he was interviewed by Sina. One of the questions asked Huang Zitao whether he had followed “CHUANG 2021” and “Youth With You 3” as he has two trainees on both shows. One Zhong is currently ranked 37th and Leo Lin is ranked 38th after two weeks. Huang Zitao said, “No. I watched one episode and then I closed the video.” When asked why, he responded, “I somewhat couldn’t continue watching.”
On whether he followed his two trainees’ performances, Huang Zitao responded, “I watched their performances. I originally wanted them to train their mentality, stage presence, things like that. Also conveniently promote the company, L. TAO Entertainment. Wherever I can help, I’ll try my best to help them.” As the company’s boss, Huang Zitao was asked if he entrusted any task for them, he said, “I just told them don’t be too mindful about the results. They are actually still very young. I think if they don’t debut this year, there will still be improvements. If our country continues doing survival shows, the next season, they’ll face the stage with a different attitude.”