Leading streaming service iQiyi announced today the full mentor line-up of its biggest NextGen variety franchise Youth With You Season 3. LISA, member of international girl group BLACKPINK, returns as the dance mentor in this season.
After her participation in Youth With You Season 2, LISA’s Weibo fans increased by 7.47 million, with many Chinese brands noticing LISA’s rising popularity. Even though Youth With You was Lisa’s first foray into the Chinese entertainment scene, she managed to win the audience’s hearts with her responsible attitude and cute personality. The continued partnership between LISA and iQiyi can largely be attributed to the outstanding results of the previous season.
iQiyi is proud to announce that musician CHRIS LEE has taken on the role of Youth PD in Youth With You S3. Previously in Season 2, Chris has participated as a special guest in the debut episodes of Youth With You S2, and witnessed the formation of THE9. As a popular celebrity voted by Chinese audience, she was also one of representatives of Chinese idol, having also appeared on the cover of Time Asia, and featured by BBC. Season 3’s music mentor is the well-known singer-songwriter Ronghao Li. In Idol Producer and Youth With You, he won praise from trainees and audiences for his professional skills and humor. Will Pan will be the rap mentor for Youth With You S3, he is an influential singer in the area of Chinese music, and deeply loved by young people born in the 90s.
The Youth With You franchise has helped outstanding trainees with their rise to fame, and has witnessed their growth from trainee to artist. Well-known artist Cai Xukun made his debut through the reality show Idol Producer garnering the attention of the millions of fans. THE9, the most popular girl group in China, also debut in Youth With You S2. Popular members XIN Liu and Esther Yu continues to enamour their legion of fans in Southeast Asia and beyond.
The basic information of new trainees have already been released on social media, with some hot trainees already attracting attention from fans even before the show starts – such as well-known choreographer Jun Liu from Korean dance studio ONE Million, Krystian Wang (member of international group Now United) , and Tony Yu, who participated in Korea idol-selection show, with other trainees hailing from the biggest Chinese artist management companies like Yuehua Entertainment, BG Entertainment, STARMASTER.
The third iteration of the Youth With You builds on its second season’s success, which made unprecedented waves beyond the domestic market earlier this year. During the 2-month broadcast of the second season alone, official Youth with You 2 related videos attracted over 300 million views on YouTube, with 73 video clips reaching more than one million views each. Over 429 related hashtags were trending on Twitter across 15 countries across Asia, Europe, South America and North America.
Given the worldwide appeal of Youth With You, season 3 introduces a global twist where – for the first time ever – fans across the world will be able to support their favourite contestants via the iQ.com or the iQiyi app.
Additionally, Youth With You 3 will also be available to international audiences for free via the iQIYI International website (iQ.com) and app. The show will also offer subtitles in: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, Thai, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Melayu, Spanish, Korean and Arabic.