Chapter 419 The Second Competition!
After a song, the stage lights shone on Fang Qiu.
Everyone present couldn’t help clapping, including the director and crew members off stage and the 339 contestants on stage.
They didn’t want to recognize Fang Qiu’s medical skills, but they had to recognize his singing.
After all, Fang Qiu really sang the aspirations of everyone, their love for traditional Chinese medicine and their firm belief in learning it.
Fang Qiu deserved this round of applause!
Offstage, Director Li Huawen and several crew members looked at Fang Qiu in shock.
They didn’t expect Fang Qiu to sing the song verbatim after just he just heard it once.
Most importantly, the melody was good. He sang very well.
Shocked, Director Li Huawen was secretly relieved.
With the theme song, the first episode finally had enough time.
Then he thought it over. Although the atmosphere of some parts of the show was not very active, on the whole, this first episode would be very wonderful with a little bit of post-editing.
Li Huawen got excited at the thought.
Picking up the microphone, the director said, “Thank you all for your cooperation in this recording. I declare the first episode of the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition a complete success.
“We will record the second episode at the same time tomorrow morning. As for the second round, everyone can go back to the hotel and wait for notification.”
Then Li Huawen put down the microphone and said to the playwright-director next to him, “Call all departments to have a meeting immediately.”
Then he hurried off.
Under the call of the playwright-director, the main figures of all departments rushed to a very spacious meeting room outside the studio.
Li Huawen sat at the head.
“Now the first episode has been recorded. I’m sure people in all departments also saw the highlights of the show. First, what do you think of the first episode,” Li Huawen asked.
At once, people in all the departments began to shout while laughing.
Indeed, in their opinion, the effect of the show was completely enough, and the effect had a cause and effect, making people easily attracted.
“The heart of the episode is Wang Shijie’s blatant challenge to Fang Qiu. Although Fang Qiu had said in an interview before that he would definitely make it into the top 100, since Wang Shijie is not famous and doesn’t have a big background, I’m afraid it will be a barrier,” the publicity chief said.
“Assistant director?” Li Huawen shouted, turning his head.
Hearing his shout, the assistant director came up at once.
“I’ve watched the interview footage you ran. Most of the interviewees are people with fame or background. Did you interview Wang Shijie? Did he mention Fang Qiu during the interview?” Li Huawen asked.
The assistant director shook his head and answered, “Wang Shijie really has no fame or background, and he didn’t show any intention to fight with Fang Qiu in the beginning, so I didn’t give him an in-depth interview. Tonight is a good opportunity for us to do a short interview with him when the rules for the second round are announced.”
“Well, just do that.”
Li Huawen decided right away, saying, “Interview Fang Qiu, too.”
The assistant director nodded.
“After the interview tonight, the publicity department and the editing department must cut out a video in the shortest possible time. I have only one requirement for this trailer—it has to be compelling,” Li Huawen ordered.
Anyway, the show had something interesting. The publicity department and editing department were full of confidence, so they immediately nodded and agreed.
“Okay, let’s talk about the rules of the second episode, 50 out of 100.”
At this point, Li Huawen took a look at the confused crowd and explained, “Although the rules have already been set, today’s recording made me see new possibilities. The attraction and selling point of the first episode is the rivalry between Fang Qiu and Wang Shijie. If this rivalry is the attraction, why don’t we expand it and let the 100 contestants compete against each other?
“What do you think?”
No sooner had he finished than the eyes of everyone in the meeting room lit up.
According to this rhythm, if these 100 people argued with each other, wouldn’t it attract a lot of attention and set off a frenzy?
At the thought of this, everyone immediately started talking and began to have a heated discussion.
Half an hour later, the meeting was over.
All the people split up and went off to do their own work.
At 4 p.m., Fang Qiu, who had been waiting in his hotel room for the whole noon, finally heard knocks on the door.
“Dong, dong, dong…”
He opened the door and, as Fang Qiu had expected, the crew members arrived.
“The rules of the second round,” said the playwright-director.
He came with the assistant director for the interview.
Fang Qiu got the card and was about to close the door.
The playwright-director called out quickly and said, “Because of your good performance in the first episode and because you sang the theme song for our show, we wanted to do a simple interview with you. Is it all right now?”
Fang Qiu didn’t refuse, just opened the door fully and let them in.
As before, Fang Qiu pulled up two chairs for the two of them to sit down on and then sat down on the bed himself.
Fang Qiu read the rules on the card while the assistant director and playwright-director prepared for the interview.
“The second episode.
“50 out of 100, promotion rules.
“100 contestants each prepare three questions, and everyone may indicate or draw lots to determine your opponent. Your opponent can advance by giving two correct answers.
“In the same way, if you get two questions right, you can also advance.
“After a round of competition, if less than 50 people are eligible for promotion, then the eliminated people will have the second round of competition to making up 50 people.
“If the number of people who qualify to advance exceeds 50 after a round, those who answer fewer questions correctly will take part in the elimination competition.
“The rules for the knockout are as follows: randomly select three questions which haven’t been answered from the first episode. Three questions per person. Those who get two right will advance.”
The rules were simple.
In short, it meant that competitors had to compete hard!
After reading the rules, Fang Qiu said with a bitter smile, “According to the rules, are you going to do something?”
At his words, the playwright-director, who was just getting ready for the interview, immediately turned on the camera and asked Fang Qiu directly, “So, who would you choose as your opponent?”
He didn’t mention the second episode.
As long as he didn’t mention it, the question could be used in the first episode.
Fang Qiu smiled and said, “I don’t care.”
At his answer, the playwright-director’s eyes lit up.
That was the answer he wanted!
The assistant director laughed.
Fang Qiu really saved his face by creating such a topic.
“In this episode, Wang Shijie challenged you on stage and asked you to explain. What do you think? What’s on your mind?” the playwright-director asked.
In fact, that was the main reason he interviewed Fang Qiu. This was about to be cut into the promotional video of the wonderful shot, which must not be omitted.
Fang Qiu thought about it and said, “I don’t know, because he got that question on the Internet. He only knows the answer, not the cause and effect.”
Hearing this answer, the playwright-director and the assistant director were very excited.
And then they turned off the camera and said, “Thank you for the interview.”
They got up and left thrillingly.
With this interview, the promotional video would be interesting.
At the same time, they also got the selling point of the second episode!
Soon after distributing the rules for the second episode, the assistant director and playwright-director interviewed Wang Shijie. Then they left happily.
At eight o’clock in the evening, the trailer of the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition was officially launched.
Weibo and major video websites put the trailer on their home pages right away.
There was no doubt that the trailer got a lot of attention as soon as it was released, with everyone looking forward to it.
More than five million hits were made in just one hour.
People clicked on the trailer, and the video immediately showed that Fang Qiu said, “Guys, come on.”
Others replied with an indifferent smile.
Then the scene shifted to the stage.
“The first question, from Fang Qiu!”
“The question is…”
A series of silences followed, and when the host had finished speaking and the silences had disappeared completely, the picture shifted again.
All the people present stared with various looks on their faces.
Then it was the next scene.
“I see Fang Qiu got it right, and I don’t know why he got it right, so I want to ask Fang Qiu to explain!”
Wang Shijie appeared on the screen while he pointed at Fang Qiu.
Then, Fang Qiu’s face appeared on the screen, but he didn’t look as calm as before, and instead, he looked very uncomfortable.
Finally, Fang Qiu was seen standing in the middle of the stage with a microphone, ready to sing.
Scenes flashed by.
It was quite fast.
With the specially selected music, all the people watching the trailer could not help but feel excited and thrilled.
“This is so exciting!”
“My God, did the contestants go head to head on during the first episode?”
“As I expected, Fang Qiu was targeted and attacked.”
“This time it’s really a test of whether Fang Qiu is capable or not. It would be a shame for him if he was eliminated in the first round.”
“Yeah, this trailer isn’t deliberately edited to look like this, is it? Why don’t I feel confident about Fang Qiu when I finished watching it?”
“He wasn’t really eliminated by the man who targeted him, was he?”
“Is Fang Qiu going to sing in that last scene?”
“I hear Fang Qiu sings really well, but this is his first time singing on TV. I wonder how he sang and if he sang as well as he usually does.”
“Damn it, can I say I’m attracted? When is the first episode of the show gonna air? What a cliffhanger. I hope it won’t drag on.”
“I’m kind of looking forward to it.”
“Haha, they look like they’re going to fight, don’t they?”
“This show is interesting. I will have something to watch in the second half of the year!”
After watching the trailer, almost everyone was looking forward to the show.