Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 362 – Broadcast of the Awards Ceremony
In the evening, all of Feng Yu’s roommates went to Feng Yu’s apartment to watch TV. They wanted to watch the New Year’s Day Gala Dinner. Feng Yu had claimed that this program was the most entertaining program ever shown on CCTV.
At the start of the program, Tian Lei and the rest were all excited.
“Who is this singer that sang the opening song? The song is beautiful!”
This Sun Nan, China’s top singer in the future, was still an unknown singer now. Even when he had already released his album, no one had heard who he was. But Feng Yu believed that after this program was aired, many people will know who Sun Nan was. His value and popularity will rise several times.
Feng Yu had “wrote” two songs for Sun Nan and had given him an opportunity. He became the person that helped him to fame. Of course, this was not for free. Although there were no artist agencies now, Sun Nan had signed a 10 years contract with Tai Hua Trading to be their spokesperson. His fees were meager. 1 million RMB for 10 years, and he was not limited to only Wind and Rain products.
Sun Nan would be Feng Yu’s future spokesperson for Wind and Rain VCD player. After all, the main consumers for VCD, after it became popular, were the Karaoke lounges. It was also because of VCD, KTV became popular.
Feng Yu had made things clear to Sun Nan. Now, this contract might be lucrative for him. But after the year after next, Sun Nan would surely regret. By that time, every household in China would know who he was. His value would increase several folds. But Feng Yu explained to Sun Nan that after he became the spokesperson for Wind and Rain home appliances and VCD players, there will be more people listening to his songs and know him. It was still beneficial to him.
Sun Nan was grateful to Feng Yu for giving an unknown singer like him this opportunity. He still did not feel like he was being taken advantage of. After he became famous, he could still endorse other products. Although 10 years was very long, Feng Yu gave him 1 million RMB upfront. This 1 million RMB was very important to Sun Nan and his family. It made him felt that all his hard work to become a singer was worthwhile.
From today onwards, Sun Nan would be famous. Feng Yu felt that Sun Nan would be invited to perform at next year’s Spring Festival Gala Night. There were not a lot of pop singers in China now.
“Hey, look. How come the audiences are holding placards? Feng Yu, Wang Lei, your Bing City’s Aviation Factory is incredible!” Tian Lei gave a thumb up.
The people in this era were proud of their hometown. If anything good happened in their hometown, they would feel proud too.
Feng Yu had a calm expression, but Wang Lei raised his chin and had a proud look. His father was also a worker, and Wang Lei was proud of those ordinary workers!
“Hahaha, Baldy Chen and Zhu Simao are so funny. Is this based on a real incident in Bing City’s Machinery Company?”
“Yes. It was adapted from a real incident. But that worker looks more like a good guy when compared to Baldy Chen.” Feng Yu shrugged his shoulders.
“Huh, not only the audiences were holding up placards, they are still shouting cheers. But we can’t hear the cheers clearly.”
In the end, Zu Yipeng had only mute the cheers. His leaders allowed the footages with the placards to be aired, so Xu Yipeng relents.
If any higher-ups wanted to punish them, it was his leaders that gave the green light. He would not be shouldering all the blame himself.
The CCTV top leaders had held a meeting to discuss this recording. At first, almost all the people at the meeting objected to the airing of this program. They felt that this was not the way to do a TV program.
But Deputy Station Chief Jia said that this was organized by the association. It was supposed to be for their own entertainment. CCTV was only providing the venue and helping the association. Furthermore, the association was paying for everything. CCTV could also make some profits from this program. This way, CCTV would have more funds for the upcoming Spring Festival Gala Night.
The organizers were fine with it, what more can they say? Also, the performances were exciting, and the whole program was very entertaining. Those award winners had also given excellent and meaningful Thank You speeches. Their speeches would motivate more Chinese and let them believe that China would catch up with the rest of the world. This would prevent China talents from leaving for those western countries.
Finally, the Station Chief gave the green light. This was a good program and only the part when the host was in a daze must be edited out, the rest do not need to edit. The footage of the audiences must be shown. They were the workers of those nominees and winners. How can these footages be cut out? The ones on stage to receive the award was only the representative of the company. This award belongs to all the workers from that organization. If you remove their footages, that means you deny them of their credit!
However, those cheers were not appropriate. It had influenced the whole award ceremony. Those cheers must be muted before airing. After this program was aired, they would wait for the TV audiences’ feedback before deciding if this program was a success. From these leaders’’ experiences, they knew that the TV viewers would like it.
“Hahaha, this Tian Peng Pig Farm is so funny. Clouds thinking of nice clothes, flowers thinking of blooming. Pigs thinking if getting fat and men thinking of getting famous! There should be another line in this poem. I can’t recall it.” One TV audience was laughing in front of the TV.
“I don’t remember it too. Eh, you are wearing red clothes today.” His friend said. (Red had another meaning in Chinese. 红 = Red color or famous)
The TV audience immediately removes his red top. But he was still wearing a red belt.
“Eh, that’s Wind and Rain bladeless fan. We had bought that fan. There is a new model? Super Fan? There are so many functions? Dear, should we change a new fan? Our fan is quite old. We can use the old fan in the room.”
“This Super Fan has so many functions. It should be costly.”
“Don’t worry. We have made some money this year. We can afford even if the fan cost 10,000 RMB!”
“This representative from Tai Hua Trading had said it! Technologies should be used to improve everybody’s lives. Look at your research center. All you do is to research on fighter jets and bombs. These are all for wars. Why can’t your research center focus on something that can improve our lives?” The wife of a research center’s engineer grumbled.
“We are doing it for our country’s defense. This company’s products are useless.” The engineer retorted.
“What you mean by useless? Then what can your fighter jets and bombs do? We are not at war now. What can you use it for? Look at the things they make. They even export their products and earn money from other countries. Your research center only knows how to buy things from those foreigners!”
The engineer had nothing to say. He was thinking in his heart. Were they wrong? Should they research on something that can change and improve everybody’s life?
That night, almost every households were watching the award ceremony. They do not care about those rewards. They only wanted to watch the performances. Those that do not have TV sets would go to their neighbor’s house to watch. Every now and then, there was laughter.
That night, almost all the streets were empty……