We don’t deny being moral reprobates, but even we have lines that should not be crossed. Flipping on the TV to the Shanxi Satellite TV station (山西卫视) we saw what seemed to be a close-up shot of a belly dancer’s sequined arse shaking. Imagine our shock when the camera cut to a shot of the whole dancer’s body — and we discovered the dancer was indeed a belly dancer that was about, oh, seven years old. She was wearing Cleopatra beads and excessive, near hazardous amounts of mascara. Ugh. Forgive us father, for we have sinned. By turning on the television. Turns out that this girl and other the other competitors are part of a show called Super Juveniles (超级少年), which, while an accurate translation, sure doesn’t have the ring of Super Voice Girls. We couldn’t find that much information in the Chinese media (at least compared to Super Voice Girls) but it seemed that whatwe were watching might have been a rerun: Some eight-year-old girl seems to have won the championship on April 30 after facing stiff competition from a breakdancing and R&B crooning Xinjiang boy.
Photo from 163.com.