In The Years When I Was a Father - c19
Sunflower Entertainment has been developing quite well over the past few years, and then there was a request from Qi Sheng, who, in addition to some film and TV departments, put a lot of effort into building the music department.
Qi Wenfeng really didn’t expect his Dad to have hidden it so deeply, he was more concerned about the entertainment industry after all, especially since several music producers he admired had been hired by Sunflower Entertainment in the past few years. This once made him want to join the company, but he himself didn’t like to be tied down, so he was just occasionally jealous, he had planned to open a studio after graduation, but he still couldn’t help but be happy when he looked at the documents on the coffee table.
“Thanks Dad!” Qi Wenfeng jumped over to his father and planted a kiss on his cheek.
Qi Sheng wiped his face in amusement and advised, “There are people in charge of the management of the company, if you are interested in this area, you can pay more attention to it.”
Qi Wenfeng nodded his head vigorously, already too happy to find a path forward.
“It’s up to you as to whether you want to work on the stage or not.”
Qi Sheng also knows that his son will definitely head to the stage, he is merely informing his son of his attitude towards this matter. There are two parents, one must always support him in his career.
Qi Wenfeng released three more songs back and forth in these four years, two of them were highly complex and one of them was widely sung, but surprisingly, the more difficult one was more popular.
Qi Wenfeng’s music has already been recognized by a wide audience, and more and more people were curious about him. To be honest, Qi Wenfeng has released a total of seven songs over the years, which isn’t much but it’s quite a lot, and four of them were well known to the audience, which was a big success for a singer. But, unfortunately the singer is too mysterious, making fans scratch their heads every day trying to find out what’s going on.
Now the biggest Boss of Sunflower Entertainment, Qi Wenfeng wants to make his debut, so the company naturally tried their best to package him well, as he is very well qualified. Not to mention the unique sound and creative talent, his appearance alone is enough for entertainment companies to package him as a quality idol.
Qi Wenfeng took part in a popular music variety show, ‘The Music Man’, where he competed with six singers of varying degrees of seniority, with the audience and veteran musicians voting on the competition.
Qi Wenfeng hasn’t shown his face, but his musical achievements have been evident for all to see, and the show’s producers have been thrilled since they first heard he was joining the show. The mystery singer’s very first stage will definitely bring them tons of attention.
When the producer met Qi Wenfeng in person, he was still in disbelief. Too young and excellent in appearance, he couldn’t help but mutter in his heart that this mysterious singer couldn’t be a child with capital…
It wasn’t until Qi Wenfeng showed his strength that he felt relieved, and then he couldn’t help but feel ecstatic inside, already predicting the popularity of the show before long and the various advertisers coming to talk to him…
Under the banner of Qi Wenfeng’s mysterious singer, the production unit of ‘The Music Man’ received a lot of attention in the early stages of its promotion, and Qi Wenfeng’s fans even came rolling under his social accounts for confirmation until they saw the official reply.
Fans have been reposting the promotion and can’t wait for the show to air as soon as possible.
Qi Wenfeng was happy for his work to finally see the light of day, concentrating on preparing the first song for the competition, and being the last singer to perform. Both the publicity buildup and the stage atmosphere were at their peak.
Qi Sheng sat in the audience and watched his youngest son sing calmly, and couldn’t help but clap along with the audience.
His youngest son is really talented in this area, with a unique sound and a wide range, and he sings his difficult songs live without any mistakes, it’s like a walking CD player.
Qi Sheng peeked at the audience on the left and right to see who they were voting for. Nice, they all voted for his son, great choice!
The show was simulcast on TV and online, and those sitting in front of the TV were doing okay. When Qi Wenfeng came out, it was unbelievable to them, some even remarked that the show was all fake. People watching the show on the internet just exploded, having loved the singer for years, they thought of all the possibilities, even physical disabilities and so on, they just didn’t dare to think their idol would be this handsome!
[I accept this face value! The live singing is so good…]
[Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! The male god is so perfect! Such sudden happiness!]
[That’s an awesome voice, congratulations to the walking CD list on adding another member! *Licking the screen*]
[I used to only like his songs, but now I declare him mine!!!]
[Get out of the way of upstairs, the male god is mine! Draw your sword!]
[Hee hee hee, I’m sorry Momma, I’m in love! (ω)]
[Bunch of philandering idiots! I need to know everything about this guy in 3 minutes!!!]
[+1 for upstairs…]
[+123456 for upstairs…]
[ His ID number…!]
Qi Wenfeng instantly jumped into the headlines of the entertainment section of every platform, with fans incredibly browsing side by side videos of Qi Wenfeng’s live performances. Various live screenshots have been making fans go wild, and with Sunflower Entertainment’s top PR team looking out for him, Qi Wenfeng has entered the eyes of the public overnight.
But there were also those crazy fans who went overboard and also people who didn’t know Qi Wenfeng’s background, who were jealous and wicked.
A gossip forum discusses Qi Wenfeng’s countless posts, hanging on the first page was [The rising new star in the music industry making people wonder about a couple of things!]
Original Poster: rational discussion, not scandal, pure doubt!
Original Poster: I like “Feng Fan” for several years, started to pay attention to his songs released four years ago, and now almost every song he would sing. Pretty much a fan of him, but can’t help but think a little more about it now….
After posting these two articles, this poster was injected by enthusiastic netizens with a lot of shade before he even got to the point, which he ignored and continued with his earlier thoughts.
Original Poster: 1. I don’t need to tell you that his first song was released six years ago, and that he was only in high school at that time.
2.In six years he released seven songs, before and after, the change in style is also very big. Before, this poster thought Feng Fan was a music group, and also checked that Feng Fan does not belong to any record company, it’s hard to imagine that this is actually the work of one person!
3.The poster does not deny that Qi Wenfeng’s live performance is indeed very good, at a young age there is such singing skills. With the live sound and the sound of the CD after, this poster repeatedly confirmed that it should be the same person, but the poster is still somewhat in disbelief that Feng Fan is a one-man ‘group’.
4.Lastly, the owner may be a bit ‘discriminating’ in appearance. If Qi Wenfeng debuted as an idol singer, you may not be able to enter the market right away, but it’s not that I’m overly concerned, I always felt that Qi Wenfeng is an idol in a beautiful package, singing strength is there, but I’m not sure about the songwriting and composition ability.
When this poster finished posting his statement, it was refuted one by one by the netizens below, and there are now quite a few fans who have fallen into Qi Wenfeng’s idol-trap.
Feng Feng My Food: Rational discussion? Delusional! I’m afraid the original poster has some misunderstanding of rational and delusional! All the articles questioned Qi Wenfeng’s lyrical and compositional abilities, and openly ‘discriminated’ against his appearance. Can’t those with ability look good too!? Anyway, I’m now a die-hard fan of Feng Feng, and unless there’s solid evidence that he didn’t write the previous song, I think your just jealous! My Feng is the best!
Feng Feng is the Best: support upstairs, upstairs +1.
Bugs watching the big show: Support the 35th comment, upstairs +11111.
Loves Melons: Can the idiots upstairs shut up, although the owner does have some subjective bias, but I also agree with his point of view, he feels more like a packaged idol…
(TNote: packaged idol = someone who is deliberately and meticulously dressed, trained and advertised in the media for the sole purpose of being an idol; not just becoming a celebrity by skills and talent alone.)
A Little Hungry: I also feel he is a packaged idol, but I really like his voice, haven’t heard one that makes your ears pregnant in a long time! Sounds good now, anyway, still in the trap! (▽`)
Flowers love to eat flowers: I don’t know what you guys are debating. He looks handsome, and sings well on tune. This can be considered in the entertainment industry business as ability. You see, so-and-so and so-and-so have nothing but a face, aren’t they still hanging around? This is good enough for me!
I Love Feng Feng: Don’t confuse me with the above, since it’s not officially denied. Then Feng Fan is Feng Fan all by himself, and he’s the only one who composed the lyrics, and that’s how powerful my male god is! Right!
The post has been discussed for thousands of posts, with several sides arguing, the biggest point of discussion still being Qi Wenfeng’s overly magnificent appearance making the majority of netizens feel like he was a packaged idol.
Qi Wenfeng didn’t really care about that, he just had his PR team handle such things, while he had to prepare for the next episode.
The show usually allowed singers to perform their own music for the first two episodes, and later asked singers to choose their own renditions of other people’s songs.
Last season’s singers usually only sang one of their own songs, and the rest were live renditions, which better showed the singer’s creative ability.
Qi Wenfeng thought long and hard about the next one, and still sang his own song and it was one of his earlier releases, but because of the change of heart and ability, he was going to make an upgrade to this one.
Online discussions about him gradually fermented until an obscure tabloid newspaper posted several photos of Qi Wenfeng and Qi Sheng in an intimate embrace.
In the photo, Qi Wenfeng is all kinds of affectionate and pleasing to Qi Sheng, while Qi Sheng is spoiling and happy.
Qi Sheng, as a famous playboy in Haicheng, has had scandals and entanglements with various female stars before, although the gossip news has been less in the past few years, but occasionally there would be photos taken with female stars in the news.
A lot of gossip mongers were no strangers to him, who had been rumored to have several major actresses with him, and gossip forums often brought him up for trashing these actresses in posts.
As soon as the picture was released, the first reaction of many netizens were ‘male-lover transaction’, and it was a matter of time before the previous discussion was finalized.
For a time, the discussion about Qi Wenfeng was getting more heat. All kinds of suspicions were there, those fans of his appearance, and fans of his song vowed to adhere to maintain the idol’s innocent image. There were also envious and jealous people waiting to see a joke, determined that if it wasn’t a ‘male-lover transaction’ then he would have been stuck doing live broadcasts…
In short, within a week of Qi Wenfeng’s appearance, the online buzz about him never got off the charts, and the PR team saw that it was almost time to start controlling the direction of the conversation.
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