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01-22-2011 09:01 BJT Special Report:2011 Spring Festival |

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Every Spring Festival, China Central Television produces Chunwan, a four-to-five hour variety show that is broadcast live on the Chinese lunar new year's eve. This year, besides the pop superstars and established artists sharing the stage, the anticipated TV viewers will be provided with an alternative. The country's grassroots stars and Internet sensations stepped onto the big stage for the first time.

Xuri Yanggang is the name of the duo Wang Xu and Liu Gang. It shares characters with each of their names, and means something like "Rising Sun" or "Masculine Sun."

The two migrant workers became an overnight sensation thanks to the internet release of their heart-rending music video. Their song "On A Spring Day" captured many of the feelings of migrant workers.

Both of them expressed nervousness as they will be watched by millions of viewers live on TV.

Another grassroots star Ren Yueli, known as the "Xidan subway singing angel," has also taken part in the rehearsal of the Spring Festival Gala.

Ren earned her livelihood by singing in an underpass of the Xidan area, a famous commercial area in downtown Beijing. Her beautiful voice is enjoyed with great appreciation by those who hear it.

After a video of her singing was released online, millions of hits made her a sensation in cyberspace, with various Internet users moved by her melodious singing as well as her unyielding fortitude.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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