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More fun at CCTV Lantern Festival Gala

02-18-2011 08:57 BJT Special Report:2011 Spring Festival |

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What d' ya think? It's gotta be the lantern itself, right? ... For our next story... China Central Television's Lantern Festival Gala on Thursday offers another hilarious night before the 15-day-long Spring Festival comes to an end. The show awards the best-received programs at the Spring Festival galas. It also presents performances that could not be included in the Spring Festival Gala because of time limitations. Let's head backstage.

This year, the Lantern Festival Gala puts its emphasis on the atmosphere of the festivities, prosperity, and rejoicing. Among the acts are spectacular songs and dances, breathtaking acrobatics, and sidesplitting comedies. A galaxy of star entertainers show off their best.

The most anticipated acts are a handful of crossover performances. Zhou Tao and Li Yong, hosts of the Spring Festival gala, join hands in presenting a comedic sketch based on a popular TV show. And the vocally lustrous singer Song Zuying transforms to be a magician.

The gala offers another precious stage for those who miss out on the Spring Festival
Gala.

A survey among TV viewers and netizens has determined the most popular show at the 2011 CCTV Spring Festival Gala. And the winners are awarded on Thursday night. Comedians Zhao Benshan, Feng Gong, singer Song Zuying and magician Fu Yandong are among the first-prize winners.

This year, the Lantern Festival Gala puts its emphasis on the atmosphere of the
festivities, prosperity, and rejoicing.


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