Chapter 80 Would You Like to Enter Showbiz?
The crowd was completely infatuated.
Who spent no time in school?
Everyone cherished the memory of their school days.
Undoubtedly, Jiang Miaoyu’s singing had brought the audience back to their carefree school days and their green and astringent youth.
Jiang Miaoyu’s part was over. She turned around to look at Fang Qiu.
Fang Qiu carried a gentle smile.
“We must learn,
“No matter how big the price is.
“That we have learned,
“Will help strengthen our confidence more or less.
"The books we have memorized,
“Will be useful whenever tested.
"At least you will know which part you don't understand.
Like last time, Fang Qiu sang in Cantonese.
As his voice cut in.
The audience’s eyes brightened even more…
Although they couldn’t quite understand what Fang Qiu was singing, his mellifluous, beautiful voice was already a treat for them.
Different from the last Fairy Tale Town’s rising and falling,
Fang Qiu’s voice changed in this song. He sang beautifully to the comparably low melody.
“My goodness. As good as the last one. So beautiful!”
“Yeah. This one is also very lovely.”
“No wonder he dares sing in front of so many people. This young man is really brilliant.”
“It sounds so beautiful.”
“Hey. It kind of brings me back to my school days.”
People in the crowd nodded and discussed.
Their eyes at Fang Qiu changed.
They thought Fang Qiu was only good at songs like the Fairy Tale Town. To their surprise, he handled this School Commencement Ceremony really well. His singing was truly beautiful.
“This young man is very impressive.”
“He could sing one song well out of his fondness. But these two songs are completely different. It’s impressive that he can do them both so well.”
“The first song was mild and indirect. And this second one the young girl is delivering in an imposing manner. Very nimble.”
“This is like a professional performance!”
The crowd watched and enjoyed.
Staff of that entertainment company was amazed.
As the crowd exclaimed and marveled.
Fang Qiu finished his part.
It was Jiang Miaoyu’s turn again.
This time she sang towards Fang Qiu with a smile.
Fang Qiu had no stage fright at all.
He locked his eyes with Jiang Miaoyu.
Into the second part.
"Find a seat.
“This is your school commencement ceremony.
Sometimes find life too hard but don't cheat,
Fang Qiu sang again.
The audience was stunned.
This cheerful melody with Fang Qiu’s Cantonese singing created an atmosphere of joy and happiness, dragging everyone into a sumptuous banquet for their eyes and ears.
Fang Qiu sang and danced.
His natural moves pushed the atmosphere higher.
Over thirty students were clapped to the rhythm.
The crowd joined in.
Those too shy to clap either nodded or tapped to the melody.
It was like an evening party.
“Beautiful. Truly beautiful!”
“These two make a perfect pair!”
“No wonder their friends asked them to sing together. It is perfect!”
“They must be a couple!”
The audience threw their compliments at them generously.
“This singing. They are ready to record an album right away.”
“This young man looks like a student. Boss, we can’t miss such a talent!”
“Right. We must grab this opportunity. As well as this young girl. We must sign them both!”
Outside the crowd, some employees of the entertainment company gazed at Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu, their eyes full of mad enthusiasm.
In their eyes,
This young man and the girl were already super stars.
Their voices were enough to shake the music world. And they both looked pretty good.
As the crowd exclaimed in admiration,
There was one gaze at Fang Qiu, very discontented.
At first, he joined his school mates in jeering Fang Qiu to sing. However, once Fang Qiu started, things had gone out of his expectation.
Moreover, Jiang Miaoyu was pushed out to sing together with Fang Qiu. Then they locked their eyes at each other.
This made Zhou Zhen extremely uncomfortable.
He liked Jiang Miaoyu. He was certainly jealous!
Very, very jealous!
A moment later.
The song ended perfectly in Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu’s beautiful harmony.
After the song.
Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu exchanged a glance and a smile.
Then they bowed their thanks to the clapping audience.
Jiang Miaoyu returned.
Fang Qiu took the guitar to the girl in the peaked cap.
“Sorry for the interruption.”
As he gave the guitar back to the girl, Fang Qiu smiled and said, “Thank you!”
The girl took the guitar and glanced from Fang Qiu to Jiang Miaoyu with a nod. “You’ve showed me that there are people more talented in the wider world. Thank you.”
The girl put the guitar on, getting ready to continue with her songs. However, for some reason, she stopped and then turned around to leave.
Two songs didn’t take long.
But it was almost time for them to board the train.
They might miss the ticket inspection if they got delayed further.
The group moved towards the departure hall.
As the singers were all gone, the crowd dispersed, still remarking and discussing excitedly.
Quite a few people began to yell, “Excuse me! Please give way!” They were probably also running late.
Fang Qiu walked the group to the entrance of the train station departure hall.
The girl wearing the peaked cap left the square to the parking lot.
A white SUV was waiting there.
She got on the car.
This young girl took off the peaked cap at once, revealing a fair, youthful, innocent, and exceptionally beautiful face.
This girl had a perfect face.
Inside the vehicle
“This road show was quite a success. I called you here to ask your opinion of the two young kids from earlier.”
The middle-aged man asked the girl hastily.
“The guy was better than me. The girl was not inferior.”
The girl answered after a moment of thinking.
“Sigh… I thought you were a gift sent by heaven. I didn’t expect to encounter two more of your level or even higher.”
The middle-aged man sighed with emotion, “Not just their voice, their appearance and disposition are both quite good.”
Including the girl, everyone in the vehicle nodded their agreement.
The middle-aged man pondered for a while before continuing. “He looks like a student. I’d like to get a contract with him. At least I need to get his contact.”
He didn’t want the girl to worry or misunderstand so he immediately changed his tone to reassure her, “Don’t worry. The company is determined to throw everything down to make you popular. This plan won’t change because of other people. I’m just going to form a good tie with them.”
In a trance, no one knew what was on her mind.
The middle-aged man left the car, rushing towards the train station.
Fang Qiu was bidding his farewell to his school mates.
“Go back. It’s getting late. If you change your mind and decide to join us, give us a call!”
Zhu Ben waved at Fang Qiu with a grin.
“The youngest, I’m very satisfied with your farewell present. Maybe I’ll bring you something when we return.”
Sun Hao joked happily.
“Although you may escort a guest a thousand miles, yet must the parting come at last. The youngest, take care!”
Zhou Xiaotian cupped his fist in the other hand before the chest earnestly. He burst into a chuckle before he could finish his line.
“Have a safe journey.”
Fang Qiu nodded with a smile and waved at this group of over thirty people. He then watched them enter the departure hall through the ticket inspection.
The group slowly disappeared in the flow of people.
Fang Qiu turned around to leave.
A shout came.
Following the sound.
He saw a man in his 40s.
This man was fair and clear, in decent and rather trendy clothing.
Asked Fang Qiu.
“I work in Star Entertainment.”
The middle-aged man approached quickly and handed Fang Qiu his business card. He continued, “I saw you singing on the square earlier. I think you are pretty good. Would you like to enter the show business? I can assure you that you’ll be popular across China within two or maximum three years!”
He gazed at Fang Qiu tightly.
An entertainment company?
A talent spotter?
Fang Qiu was startled and then he laughed.
He encountered a talent spotter.
However, his aspiration was in Chinese medicine.
“I’m sorry but I don’t think I would join the show business. Singing is only my hobby. Thank you though.”
Fang Qiu declined politely and returned the card. “This won’t be necessary.”
“It’s okay. It doesn’t hurt to have one more friend.”
Disappointment flashed across the middle-aged man’s eyes. He pushed Fang Qiu’s hand away, forcing him to keep the card. “May I have your contact?”
Fang Qiu shook his head.
He knew such a direct rejection was impolite but he didn’t want to be disturbed in the future. He refused by shaking his head.
The middle-aged man didn’t look embarrassed at all by Fang Qiu’s rejection. He laughed out loud and said, “Fine. As long as you have my contact. Young man, think about it. Call me when you make up your mind. You have great potential to be a super star. It would be a pity if you don’t join the entertainment circle.”
Fang Qiu shook his head again with a smile.
After a couple rejections from Fang Qiu, the middle-aged man knew it might cause negative effect if he pressed on.
So he decided to leave quickly.
“I have other business to take care of. Call the company number anytime. Or you can google my information and contact me directly.”
The middle-aged man reached his arm out to shake Fang Qiu’s hand. Then he left with a smile.
Holding the business card, Fang Qiu took a quick look before putting it into his trouser pocket with a chuckle.
It was already past 10 pm.
Bus services had stopped.
To save money, Fang Qiu couldn’t take a taxi back to school. He walked quickly across the city at night. After all, he was in debt of 270,000. He wanted to save as much as possible.
To reach his school quickly, Fang Qiu didn’t run swaggering on main streets. He went for those quiet residential alleys.
In the dead of night.
Fang Qiu walked and walked.
In the dark, Fang Qiu flashed in the alley in front of a complex of villas like a ghost.
After Fang Qiu had passed.
Two sounds of landing on the ground came.
Two young men jumped out of nowhere suddenly. Standing in the street, they looked around, highly vigilant. However, they couldn’t see anyone.
Said one of the pair with a frown.