Chapter 915 The New Year’s Gala Begins!
“Hey, isn’t he a student of your school?”
“Look at Fang Qiu. He’s in the same school as you. He is only a sophomore, but he can perform at the New Year’s Gala now. How come you can’t even make it to the gala of your university as a senior? And do you have a girlfriend? If you don’t get a girlfriend at university, do you want to be single after graduation?”
“Awesome. Even a sophomore in your college can make it to the New Year’s Gala.”
Suddenly, after learning that Fang Qiu was going to perform at the New Year’s Gala, many students’ parents took Fang Qiu as an example to lecture their children, which made these students feel rather embarrassed.
It was not that they didn’t want to compete with Fang Qiu, but they couldn’t do it at all. This guy was simply a monster!
He had been invincible since he was a freshman!
He proposed the school policy, attended the medical conference, proved the existence of meridians, and wrote a book that amazed the entire Chinese Medicine industry!
How could they compare with him?
In addition to these students who were used to be compared with Fang Qiu, many students of UJCM were showing off in front of their families and friends. Fang Qiu, who was going to perform at the New Year’s Gala, was in the same school as them.
They felt honored because Fang Qiu was going to perform at the New Year’s Gala!
They were exceptionally proud!
Therefore, everyone was looking forward to the New Year’s Gala this year.
The heated discussion continued the whole night.
Apart from the normal discussion, all kinds of arguments also burst out on the Internet, most of which were talking about Fang Qiu going to perform at the New Year’s Gala.
As the arguments were getting more and more heated, these people would pay more attention to the New Year’s Gala. They all wanted to see how Fang Qiu would perform on the stage of the New Year’s Gala on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
The next day, it was Lunar New Year’s Eve.
Everyone in the city had gone to the market nearby to go shopping.
There were very few people left in the towns and villages because they all went to the city. But on Lunar New Year’s Eve, everyone came back. People in the surrounding towns and villages also liked to swarm to the towns to prepare for the New Year’s goods.
In Huaxia, every household was decorated with lanterns and colored streamers, which look extremely jubilant.
Spring Festival couplets were pasted and big red lanterns were hung up.
The children prepared firecrackers and fireworks, while adults were preparing different kinds of ingredients for a feast to cook the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner. Every household was lively.
In the Central Television’s building, there were still eight hours before the New Year’s Gala began.
In the No.1 studio hall, this was originally a circular garden in the courtyard of Central Television. Due to the development of Central Television, it needed to be transformed into a broadcast hall. The area of the entire broadcast hall reached 1600 square meters and a height of 30 meters!
This was where the New Year’s Gala was held every year!
As time went by, the pressure of the director group of the New Year’s Gala was also getting stronger and stronger!
Director Li Huawen was sweating profusely and felt extremely tense. He was busy working in the hall. Although he didn’t feel occupied for a long time in preparation, he felt that his heart was in his mouth on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
He required perfection for every detail that he could think of. He checked them over and over again, and even confirmed the lights and sound effects repeatedly, not daring to make a single mistake.
The staff of the other projects was not better off. They all knew what kind of grand event it was, so they didn’t dare to be careless. Even though most of them had worked in Central Television for more than ten years, they still couldn’t bear the pressure of holding the New Year’s Gala because this was not a simple gala, but a grand event that all the people in the country and even the whole world were paying attention to!
“Lights. Lights. The color is wrong…”
“Have you verified the background animation? Check it again!”
“Lines. Lines. Check the lines carefully again!”
The whole studio was noisy.
Every staff member seemed to have endless things to do and shouted nervously.
On the stage, the hosts were also holding a few cue cards, reciting words while pacing back and forth.
In the corridor behind the stage, all the performers put on makeup, dressed up, sitting, or standing to wait for the New Year’s Gala to begin. There was no wide backstage area for them, so they had to prepare everything. Before going on stage, they had to solve all the problems and ensure that they could stand on the stage perfectly.
The artists of the first show were taking deep breaths.
In the distance, Fang Qiu, who had been chosen to perform the finale, was also sitting cross-legged in a corner of the corridor to have a rest, like all the other performers.
“The New Year’s Gala will start in about seven hours. Aren’t you nervous?”
Next to him, the assistant assigned by Li Huawen looked at Fang Qiu curiously and said, “You’re the one who is going to perform the grand finale.”
“It’s Lunar New Year’s Eve, and I’m already here. What’s the point of being nervous?” Fang Qiu smiled faintly and said, “In this case, only by staying calm can I perform well.”
Hearing that, the assistant gave a wry smile and said, “You’re indeed incredible. You truly have a wonderful mindset. If other performers had the same mindset as you, it wouldn’t have been so hot and noisy here.”
Time ticked by.
Everyone behind the stage also began to get nervous.
It was almost eight o’clock in the evening.
There was a myriad of twinkling lights all over the country.
No matter if it were streets in the villages, towns, counties, or downtown areas, they were all empty. There were big red lanterns hanging in front of each house, and every family in the villages was burning incense in front of the door.
On the empty road, many children came out of their houses and lit up the fireworks on the ground, accompanied by their parents or siblings.
“Bang, bang, bang…” In the sky, there were multicolored lights.
All kinds of fireworks of various colors enveloped the sky, looking extraordinarily dazzling and beautiful.
“It’s about to start, it’s about to start… Sit tight, everyone.” At Fang Qiu’s home in Linxi County, everyone was sitting around a big table full of delicious food in the living room. Fang Qiu’s mother was pointing at the TV with excitement.
“When will Fang Qiu come out?”
Fang Qiu’s grandmother looked at the TV with a smile and asked.
“Mom, he will come out after 11:30 p.m.,” Fang Qiu’s father said with a smile as he sat next to Fang Qiu’s grandmother.
“Oh, then we have to wait for a while.” Fang Qiu’s grandmother nodded with a smile.
Fang Qiu’s father asked, “Mom, why don’t you rest for a while? I’ll wake you up when it’s almost time.”
“Yes, you should have a rest first. It’s a bit late.”
“Your body can’t stand it if you stay up late. You’d better have a rest first. I’ll call you as soon as Fang Qiu comes out.”
Everyone tried to persuade him.
Fang Qiu’s grandmother waved her hands repeatedly. When everyone stopped, she said, “I don’t have many years to live now. Fang Qiu’s performance at the New Year’s Gala is a grand event that brings honor to our family. No matter how hard it will be, I have to see it!”
“When will your classmate come on stage?” At Zhou Xiaotian’s home, while having dinner, Mrs. Zhou saw Zhou Xiaotian sulking and asked immediately.
“Give my bank card back to me and I’ll tell you,” Zhou Xiaotian mumbled.
“Then don’t tell me.” Mrs. Zhou said as she picked up a piece of fish meat and placed it in Zhou Xiaotian’s bowl.
“Yeah!” Mr. Zhou echoed at once.
Zhou Xiaotian was speechless.
The parents in the family worked together to trick their son!
“I didn’t expect that this year, not only can I spend the Spring Festival with you, but I’ll also be enjoying the song sung by Fang Qiu while having the reunion dinner. It feels so good!” In Xu Miaolin’s home in Jiangjing, while watching TV, Xu Miaolin was washing the vegetables in front of the cabinet in the living room for Chu Yunyun who was busy preparing for dinner.
Chu Yunyun asked, “Do you feel good when you’re with me or with your student?”
“It goes without saying. Of course, staying with you makes me feel good.”
Xu Miaolin smiled flatteringly.
On the Internet, countless fans of Fang Qiu and witty talkers who got used to chasing the clout were waiting with great expectation.
“I haven’t seen the New Year’s Gala for several years.”
“The New Year’s Gala is about to start. It’s time to have a good rest. This is a vacation granted to us by the state!”
“What vacation? I just want to have some fun while watching the New Year’s Gala. Other than watching my idol’s show, the only thing I’m interested in is waiting to see other performers make mistakes.”
“This year, I’m just waiting to see Fang Qiu. I’d like to see if a young man who rose to fame recently can successfully perform the grand finale of the New Year’s Gala!”
“Maybe we can see an accident of the live broadcast this year!”
At eight o’clock in the evening, the New Year’s Gala that countless people were looking forward to finally began!
The picture on the TV changed.
Accompanied by festive music, the first grand show of the New Year’s Gala this year officially began while countless people were watching.
The dancers stepped onto the stage!
Under various special effects on the stage, they began to dance gracefully.
In the midst of the dance movements of dancers, several hosts walked onto the stage while singing together.
When the song and dance ended, the hosts began to use their festive and passionate voices to recite the Spring Festival congratulations that they had learned by heart for a long time!
At this moment, countless people at home and abroad were watching this magnificent gala.
All kinds of witty talkers were dying to share their funny jokes online.
“#New Year’s Gala# When I saw that the hosts of the gala were singing in chorus while being surrounded by dancers, I just wanted to say, ‘Please stop making a crossover and be a good host!'”
“#New Year’s Gala# Haha, when the hosts waved to people, it looked as if they were saying—I volunteer to join Young Pioneers!”
“#New Year’s Gala# I just want to ask. What time do other people have Lunar New Year’s Eve dinner? Why do my family have to wait until midnight? Looking at the bright red on the stage, I’m a little hungry.”
The person who said this on Weibo even posted a few pictures of sugar-coated haws on a stick, which caused comments about laughter below.
On TV, the hosts soon finished their introduction.
“Next, let’s see the first performance—dance, A Riot of Color.”
As the hosts finished speaking, a large group of people immediately ran out from both sides of the stage and began to dance on the stage. While the dancers were dancing, the LED screen and floor on the stage echoed, displaying plenty of colorful flowers.
Just when everyone felt that there was nothing special, the lights on stage changed.
It looked mysterious and illusory.
A layer of mist rose on the stage, while everyone on the stage half-knelt on the ground and looked up at the sky.
At this moment, a huge flower slowly fell from above the stage.
As the audience looked carefully, there was a woman wearing a red robe on the flower, looking like an ancient woman. She was dancing.
That woman was indescribably beautiful!
However, the headdress on the dancer’s head instantly attracted the attention of the witty talkers.
“What the f*ck. Isn’t this the most popular branded bag this year?”
“She’s beautiful, but why does she carry a bag on her head?”
“This beauty is reminding women all over the world that it’s time for you to buy a new bag!”
As the New Year’s Gala was broadcast live, the witty talkers online became unusually active. All kinds of screenshots appeared one after another.
In the eyes of ordinary people, this show had nothing to ridicule. However, with the screenshots and text of these people, it became a show full of funny points.
Undoubtedly, as the performer of the first show at the New Year’s Gala, the beauty in the huge red flower did attract the attention of all the audience.
Before everyone fully appreciated it, the first show was over. After the hosts went on stage and gave a brief introduction, the second show officially began.
“Next, please enjoy a sketch—Temptation to Leave Home!”