Singaporean singer Kit Chan was eliminated from China’s popular reality singing competition, “I Am a Singer”, and it has sparked a discussion about quality over popularity.

As reported on Tencent Entertainment News, the 42-year-old singer, who became the first performer booted off from the new season, based on the votes of more than 500 audiences in the studio, gave stunning performances in the two rounds of the show, singing Shino Lin’s “Tempting Heart” and Jacky Cheung’s “Heart Cut by a Knife”.

The singer, whose popularity is much more obscure to mainland fans rather than other contestants, including Hong Kong’s Leo Ku and China’s Sun Nan, was speculated to have received a small number of votes not because of her performance, but because she was not as famous as the others.
However, despite this setback, Kit’s popularity had since begun to rise in Greater China, according to Chinese reports. The singer’s name has become one of the popular searches online, and her previous albums are back on the shelves, triggering the belief that there is no loser in “I am A Singer”.
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