Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:15

Zhang Ziyi walks out of program in tears

The international screen star was reportedly very unhappy with Lo Ta-yu’s harsh comments on a contestant

Zhang Ziyi

According to media reports, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi was so upset with Lo Ta-yu’s criticisms of contestant Zeng Yiming on reality singing contest The X-Factor – China’s Strongest Voicethat she walked out of the studio in tears.

At the recent program recording, Ta-yu meted out harsh comments on Yiming for nearly 20 minutes, reprimanding him for his “lack of respect” for the harmonising band and mentors, and for his “superficial” performance.

Despite Yiming’s efforts to work on his performance, he was chided by the “music godfather” repeatedly in the second and third round of the show. Ziyi reportedly interrupted Ta-yu’s speech by pounding the table, yelling, “I really can’t listen to this anymore!”

What followed was an argument on stage between the two mentors. The actress burst out in tears after her advice to not deflate the contestants’ confidence, which was directed at Ta-yu, fell on deaf ears.

Although Eason Chan, a fellow singing mentor on the program, offered consolation by patting on her back, Ziyi left her seat in frustration, leaving behind an extremely awkward situation in the studio.

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Zhang Ziyi and Lo Ta-yu

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