Chinese streaming platform Bilibili has announced the official lineup for its 2022 summer graduation concert, which will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 7 PM. The star-studded list includes Bai Jingting, the lead actor in one of China’s hottest TV shows, Reset, and Taiwanese indie rock band Accusefive.
A collaboration between Bilibili, some of China’s best universities — including Shanghai Jiatong University and Wuhan University, and famous pop stars and influencers, the graduation concert has been held annually since 2020. It serves to honor high school grads who recently sat for China’s notoriously competitive gaokao.
Given that fresh graduates have few outlets to celebrate in light of China’s strict Covid prevention and control policies, the concert announcement couldn’t have come at a better time.
A poster of Bai Jingting to promote Bilibili’s upcoming graduation concert
On the microblogging platform Weibo, a hashtag for the online event has garnered 170 million views.
Chinese netizens seem pumped over the participation of two stars in particular: Bai Jingting and Zhou Shen (aka Charlie Zhou).
Chinese actor Bai Jingting
Bai, a favorite among Chinese youth for his cool looks and sharp sense of humor, is best known as the lead actor in C-dramas like You Are My Hero and Reset.
Many comments under the concert’s Weibo thread revolve around the 28-year-old, including the following: “My complexion hasn’t been good recently. The doctor told me to take vitamins, but I don’t need them because you, @BaiJingting, are my vitamin E.”
A poster of Zhou Shen to promote Bilibili’s upcoming concert
Musician Zhou has also been feted since the concert was announced.
A fan of Zhou’s even thanked Bilibili for featuring the star, “The gift is well received, thanks! I hope everyone can stay young at heart just like Mr. Zhou Shen.”
The 29-year-old, known for his boyish appearance and angelic vocals, has sung for countless TV shows and movies, including the Chinese animated film Big Fish & Begonia and the 2018 Oscar Best Picture The Shape of Water.
All images via Weibo
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