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Wang Yibo, Xin Liu Among Captains for ‘Street Dance of China’ Season 5

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According to posts on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, the fifth season of the dance show Street Dance of China will welcome a new lineup of captains. The show is currently under production, and no official broadcasting dates have been announced yet.

Two of the four leaders have previously appeared in the program: Wang Yibo, who is best known for his leading role in the boys’ love TV series The Untamed, and Han Geng, who is a former member of the K-pop band Super Junior.

The other two captains include Korean-American pop star and actor Lee Seung Hyun, as well as rapper and dancer Liu Yuxin (aka Xin Liu), the latter of whom previously appeared as a contestant on Street Dance of China’s second season and a special guest during season three.

Despite rumors of Blackpink’s Lisa appearing in the upcoming season, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Nevertheless, the Weibo hashtag for the lineup has been viewed more than 160 million times.

Since kicking off in 2018, Street Dance of China, which often features international contestants and the world’s best dancers, has become a global hit.

It also helps that the show’s captains are mostly mega pop stars such as Jackson Wang, Lay Zhang, Henry Lau, and Taiwanese-American entertainer Van Ness Wu.

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Wang Yibo will return as a captain in the fifth season of Street Dance of China

While fans have gushed over Wangs return for the new season, many netizens have been especially excited about Liu’s participation as the first female captain in the show’s history.

The 25-year-old dancer and singer debuted in the reality show Youth With You before joining girl group The9, which disbanded in December 2021. Synonymous with her impressive dance skills and androgynous looks, Liu has millions of fans in China.

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It’s taken long enough, but Xin Liu will be the first-ever female captain in Street Dance of China

Liu’s fans have been quick to show their support online.

“Yay! I love watching Liu dance. I think she is the best street dancer among female celebrities,” reads one comment.

“Captain Liu is so alpha!” wrote another netizen. “She holds everyone’s attention while performing on stage. I’m looking forward to her appearance on the show!”

All images via Weibo

Hanna Ramirez
    Hanna is currently a grad student at the University of Southern California in their East Asian Area studied department. She is currently an editorial intern at RADII based in Los Angeles, California. She is passionate about Chinese culture and language, especially Chinese film and contemporary art. In her free time, you can find her exploring new restaurants in Los Angeles, shopping for makeup with her friends, or painting.

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