“Stage Boom” Eliminates Three “Boom Girls” in First Round of Eliminations

iQIYI’s “Stage Boom” (爆裂舞台)entered into its first round of eliminations on the fifth episode that aired on September 3. The show features 10 female musical artists with different backgrounds: Lexie Liu, Shan Yichun, (G)I-DLE’s Song Yuqi, THE9’s Anqi, THE9’s Lu Keran, VaVa, Wu Xuanyi, Yamy, BonBonGirls 303’s Chen Zhuoxuan, and Zhou Jieqiong. THE9’s Yu Yan was originally part of the line up, but she was missing from filming the later episodes.

In the fifth episode, the girls had their second performance in pairs. The two lowest ranked groups which consisted of VaVa and Song Yuqi and Wu Xuanyi and Zhou Jieqiong, were eliminated.

However, a clip is shown of Han Hong with the three producers talking about a special rule that wasn’t made aware to the girls. The contestant with the highest points out of the two eliminated teams will move onto the next round. This person was Song Yuqi.

Han Hong explained she didn’t want to announce it until after the performances were over so as not to distract them. Upon learning that she was the one who was saved, Song Yuqi got emotional and teared.

In next week’s episode, the remaining 7 girls will be collaborating with THE9’s Snow Kong, IXFORM’s Luo Yizhou, Cai Guoqing, and Bibi Zhou.

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2 thoughts on ““Stage Boom” Eliminates Three “Boom Girls” in First Round of Eliminations

  1. Han Hong is unfair to K-pop artists, the producers were forced to invent an arbitrary rule to keep Yuqi—otherwise nobody would waste their time watching this show.

  2. I’ve actually been watching this show. I really like all these girls but Zhou Jieqiong definitely does not seem like her previous confident self when she performs. I actually found Han Hong to be really unfair. She took the stage opportunity from Vava and Song Yuqi and gave it to Shan Yichun and Yamy even though their performance was easily the worst and the other 3 experts wanted to give the opportunity to Vava and Song Yuqi. Han Hong said it’s because Shan Yichun already lost the opportunity once before and didn’t want her to lose her confidence. Well, that’s just unfair. Shan Yichun and Yamy both agreed it was unfair too. The rules were clear about who got to go on stage (best 3 pairs), but Han Hong completely disregarded it and played the sympathy card for Shan Yichun and Yamy. If there’s a second season, I hope she doesn’t come back. She’s a great legendary singer, but kind of just does whatever she wants in this show.

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