Picket Fence Vid: WTF IS THIS?!

Beat it! China Open 2009 has an official theme song. If that’s not grand slam desperation, I don’t know what is. 

And since I vowed never to listen to Chinese music again when some complete loser of a human being called Jay Chou started dominating the charts, my knowledge of Chinese pop is virtually non-existent. I do understand those two singers are supposed to be famous. 

And basically, I wanted to stab myself in the eye after 1:30.



So there it is folks.The official theme song of the China Open: “Proudly Fly”, sung by Yang Kun (guy with  Verdasco’s hair) and Jane Zhang, former runner-up in the teenybopper reality TV show “Supergirls“.


Indeed, the China Open held its own version of the “Supergirls”, with public auditions to recruit 90 cheerleaders for the tournament. The cheerleaders, known officially as the “Tennis Babes”, have been busily rehearsing ahead of tournament.

Kill meh. 






xx doots



Since Dippy asked for a mascot, why of course the China Open would have a mascot! In fact they have two, because – you know – one would be too ordinary.

All I can say is that tennis balls have never looked happier. 



They enlisted the help of a circus for the “tournament carnival” too. 






12 responses to “Picket Fence Vid: WTF IS THIS?!”

  1. Dean says :

    I luv the fact that the Chinese are OTT hosts, they’re the anti English! For the 2012 Olympics torch ceremoney were gonna have Amy Winehouse throwing one of her spliffs in a gasoline filled dust bin, while newly dug up george harrison and john lennon are placed next to ringo and paul mccartney (both on life support machines) to sing our official song ‘cum together’!

    • dootsiez says :


      Reminds me of the pomp and splendor of the Beijing Olympics, and then Britain brings along A BUS to their segment Closing Ceremony.

      The Chinese are OTT alright, I hope that MC from Shanghai Masters Cup last year is coming back. He was the highlight of the tournament.

  2. LJ says :

    oh god yang kun got old real fast, he looks like a fat meth addict (if there is such a thing) and your jay hate has me ROFLing

    oh and at 2:25 they manage to work in a piano instrumental of the chinese national anthem. Oh man I love my mother country and it’s complete LACK of subtlety.

    Now all they need is a song dedicated to “罗杰·费德勒”

    • dootsiez says :

      I have no idea who Yang Kun is, but I wish he’d do up a few more of those buttons. Mid life crises are never sexy.


  3. Dippy says :

    All those GS organisers, try to beat that – theme song, tennis cheerleaders. What, no mascot???

  4. flo says :

    Are you referring to Chou’s poor diction? Slurred words? His success in the Chinese regions is kind of like that Flight of the Conchords joke before they do Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerus – in New Zealand they invented hip hop. That’s pretty much Jay’s career right down to the song dedicated to his dear mama. But whatever works, no person except those who never sampled any songs except Canto/Mando/J/K pop would say he’s original.

    Wasn’t like the Chinese music scene – whether taipei or China or HK – was flourishing with quality music before he ruined it; it was already a wasteland.

    It’s like the Beyond effect. Beyond’s sound was alright by some objective standard I guess but in HK they’re legendary. Partially because of the lead’s death but also because they actually wrote their own songs. OMG, they weren’t just glorified lounge singers who sang whatever their company got for them and then marketed the hell out of their image. Jay also gets that street cred thing in the market their because he writes his own stuff. Quite rare among Mando/Canto-pop.

    I guess what I’m saying is there’s no need to hate on him.

    • dootsiez says :

      LOL this is the most random convo on asian pop ever.

      To me Jay Chou represents everything that’s wrong with Chinese music – the gimmicks, the excessive pining for lost love without any depth, the lack of anything truly organic, the idea that using a few chinese instruments in a hiphop song somehow makes it quintessentially Chinese. Meh. To each her own, the guy’s just not my cuppah. And I’m stubborn as a mule when it comes to my opinions on people, Roger being the exception of course. 😉

      • flo says :

        Doots, that is the summation of asian music specifically pop albeit now they have co-opted dance and hiphop. Especially kpop and jpop. There isn’t really anything so much better; I mean you’re picking from the bargain bin. Authentic Chinese music is Chinese opera, ok? And why am I bagging on Chinese music? (Note to self: make sure to avoid reading people on internet bagging on Weezer.)

        Actually, that’s english pop too. At least, pre-I don’t know- say the 80s. Maybe there’s more variety now. It’s also because in english stuff they can be more explicit about booty and stuff. I’ve never heard a mainstream song in Chinese that even comes close to say ‘Hey ya’ and that’s probably tame to everyone. Asian stuff is mainly about chaste platonic crap and then … okay I’m going to stop here.

        I just thought the hate was more for him being successful in a weak field than that he was inferior to the competition. It’s like how people hated on RF when he was rolling people – not that I’m saying they’re equally talented or comparing them in anyway.

        • dootsiez says :

          Yeah, it’s not just Chinese music, don’t listen to kpop or jpop either. Although I do have good things to say about Mayday and X-Japan. But hell, they don’t even exist anymore. 😦

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