SING! CHINA [PAID]
Today, rising pop singer Kylie Jenner took to the stage of Asia’s popular “Sing! China” television show to perform her brand new single ‘Him’. With minimal success so far on Encore and in general, it was the first time most viewers heard the song so all of their reactions were really surprised by the quality song. Since Kylie’s appearance was announced earlier this morning on her Twitter, fans were lined up in the streets ready to watch this competition show guest performance. All of the judges of it greeted her before and then later complemented the boundary pushing performance. Customer designed by Donatella Versace herself, Kylie wore a golden crop top, silver jean shorts, dancing boots and her hair in a ponytail with a backwards baseball cap on. Her massive dancing group all wore dark grey hoodies and sweatpants in a very rebellious style. They were all Asian men casted by the show to properly fit the Asian-based show.
The performance began with a very wild and colorful visual interlude of Kylie. It was created by a local artist and made use of very Anime cartoon type graphics. To go along with it, a Marshmello produced introduction beat that was heavily EDM played. Then suddenly Kylie rose up as the stage filled with smoke and her dancers did a dramatic shaking movement entrance choreography. She whispered into her microphone, “I have such a bad craving for capital H-I-M” before screaming “Set me free”. Once the smoke all faded away, the wild strobe lighting panels then began to flicker at the beat started. At first, all of the backup dancers stuck to the stage outskirts as Kylie sung the opening falsetto section. Then suddenly as the first verse began, all of the dancers jumped in and joined Kylie. Unlike her previous performance and music video, the choreography started off somewhat slow with only sudden, robotic movements at the start. Then as the refrain kicked in, they slowly speed up the dancing to suit more of a traditional nature in it. During the final line of the refrain the camera crookedly zoomed in on Kylie as she flipped it off, causing a short edited delay to “bleep” her out. Once the pre chorus began, the stage began to gain a number of laser lights as Kylie kicked up the choreography to a kpop style, intense dance routine. For the counting lines she showed off the numbers with her fingers before holding the “night” note for an extended period of time. Then the stage erupted with sparks and played a huge fancy lyric video on the back screen as Kylie dance and sung wildly to the first chorus. All of her backup dancers performed a number of acrobatic stunts and did their moves rapidly in a shocking, break-dancer way.
As the chorus finished up, the song suddenly stopped as the back screen projected a second interlude video and played it while Kylie marched with her dancers to the runways. This film played heavy bass beat with the script “I’m just yearning for freedom” as clips of Chinese communist suppression played. Clearly making a statement against the People’s Republic government, much of this part was censored on some channels but it went unnoticed by others due to it all be a live performance. Once it ended, the song faded back into ‘Him’ as Kylie then began to sing the second verse of the song. Again, the choreography remained slower joining this part of the song. That was done to build up chorus anticipation and to focus the camera on Kylie as she sang the track perfectly. Than as she transitioned to the refrain, Kylie got up on the shoulders of her tallest dancer and waves her hand in the air while belting. Getting back down on the floor for tr pre chorus, Jenner ran to the end of the stage, away from her dancers, as the focus zoomed in on her. Quickly she put on a pin that had been left there that read “Equality” with a pride flag on it. Then she spirited back to join the crew of dancers to perform the heavy hitting chorus. During it, the stage filled up with rainbow confetti to go along with the theme o championing LGBT rights like she did in the music video for ‘Him’.
When transitioning to the bridge, suddenly the stage was only filled with Kylie. As it filled with raining sparks, she belted the notes almost perfectly. The singer also picked up a guitar and rocked the riffs alongside Marshmello’s beat. In the background, yet again another interlude played but this it went along with her performing. It showed pictures of all sorts of historical moments in Asian history where people have been oppressed by their government. After the bridge, the song suddenly paused in order for Kylie to give a speech. She exclaimed, “no matter who you are I want each and everyone of you to know with me your free. Now get the heck up on your feet and let’s dance”. Immediately, her dancers slowly began to rise up from beneath the stage. With smoke pouring in, the lights began to widely flicker as Kylie sat on top of a protesting giant fist that slowly ascended to the top of the stage. Singing the pre chorus of ‘Him’, she waved her hand in the air and pointed at some of her fans. Once reaching the top, Kylie untied her knotted crop top to reveal her breasts covered with white tape over her nipple. On them she had written “Freedom”, in clear correlation to the Free The Nipple campaign. She then quickly tied it back before any pixelation in order to sing the chorus of the song while flames ignited all over the stage. Once the performance had come to an end, Kylie bowed before quickly exciting the show.