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A promotion video for an upcoming new stage of BEJ48's 3rd team, released today - it looks like an extended MV for a song of the stage: lol


^ It also feels Harry Potter-esque. XD
 
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An awesome performance by a popular 2nd-generation member in SNH48's 1st team at a joint team theater performance today: :cool:


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The official birthday poster for an uber cute newbie member in SNH48's 2nd team, released today:


https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fsgkd6nyvkj20rs15o1l0.jpg


^ She's donning the team's current dress uniform.
Some rather hot pics of that 8th-generation member, posted by herself lately & reposted on this page of a Japanese fansite today (click the pics to view them in their original large/huge sizes):

上海SNH48八期生すいか(陶波爾)自主制作写真集をファンに抽選でプレゼント(総選挙対策) – SNH48分室 Unofficial
More reposted on that fansite today (click the pics to view them in their original large/huge sizes):

上海SNH48八期生すいか(陶波爾)のギリギリな写真 – SNH48分室 Unofficial
 
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A promotion video for an upcoming new stage of BEJ48's 3rd team, released today - it looks like an extended MV for a song of the stage: lol


^ It also feels Harry Potter-esque. XD
That stage debuted at their exclusive theater tonight - here're two of its numbers (the 1st one is the same song used in that promotion video):


 

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A still of a former group ace of SNH48 & now solo artist of the same company from a currently running, immensely popular historical drama starring her:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1ftbmdouodmj30zk1hc1kx.jpg

^ For some reasons, the look of the physician, her character in it, reminds me of Dr McCoy in the original Star Trek series. XD

And this' an offshot, not a still, from it - that's why you can see a portable mini electric fan at the bottom right corner: lol

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1ftbhzpgmxej30zk1hcaox.jpg

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[Re: The preceding post] Another awesome performance on that show yesterday, by the top dancer of the same team (playing the mental patient), featuring the team's captain (playing the psychiatrist):

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^ The title of the song means "flammable & explosive," & the plot features a revolt of the patient against her doctor - a reversal of the power relationship between those two roles. XD
 

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A funny electioneering promotion video of a prominent member of BEJ48's 1st team for the current SNHG General Election: lol


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And the outdoor election ads of the election in the streets around Akihabara (the birthplace of AKB48 ), some of which just outside the AKB48 Cafe :P - posted on a Japanese fansite today (click the pics to view them in their original large sizes):

AKB48 CAFE前に上海SNH48が第五回総選挙広告展開 – SNH48分室 Unofficial
 

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A still of a former group ace of SNH48 & now solo artist of the same company from a currently running, immensely popular historical drama starring her:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1ftbmdouodmj30zk1hc1kx.jpg

^ For some reasons, the look of the physician, her character in it, reminds me of Dr McCoy in the original Star Trek series. XD
Another one:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1ftd51xhy02j31to2qj7td.jpg

An election poster of the captain of SNH48's 1st team for the current SNHG General Election:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftbr8knukjj20rs11f7qz.jpg

^ The de facto leader of the entire group is donning the current dress uniform of the team. :)
 

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The design of the stage complex for the coming SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert, officially disclosed today:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftg4nraxfhj21h50sc4d9.jpg

BTW, the event will be attended by a record number of 303 SNHG members running in the election, who'll also perform in the concert. :)
 

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An announcement of the upcoming birthday special theater performance for the "sexy queen" of SNH48's 1st team & its associated peripheral items:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ft615zjd0rj20u04xsx6r.jpg
Behind-the-scenes footage of her shooting for her birthday items:

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BTW, the performances at all the SNHG's exclusive theaters around the country will be suspended next week, as the regional SNHG groups are heading to Shanghai to join SNH48 for the joint rehearsals & preparations for the coming SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert. :)
 
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Both teams of CKG48 jointly performing a spirited C-pop number & a 48 Group ritual at their exclusive theater yesterday to cheer themselves up before dispatching to Shanghai for the coming SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert - the current newest SNHG group is running for their very 1st time in the election:

 

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A poster for the coming SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert, featuring some top members of various SNHG groups:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftjy6341fyj21kw27z1l3.jpg

^ Somewhat looks as if it were a movie poster. lol

A still of a former group ace of SNH48 & now solo artist of the same company from a currently running, immensely popular historical drama starring her:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1ftbmdouodmj30zk1hc1kx.jpg

^ For some reasons, the look of the physician, her character in it, reminds me of Dr McCoy in the original Star Trek series. XD
Another one:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1ftk11uloylj30zv2cahdu.jpg
 

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BTW, the performances at all the SNHG's exclusive theaters around the country will be suspended next week, as the regional SNHG groups are heading to Shanghai to join SNH48 for the joint rehearsals & preparations for the coming SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert. :)
Here're a few glimpses of those rehearsals for you to get a feel of the scale of it:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftmeh44ftxj21900u079v.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftmeh45w69j21900u0jwo.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftmehbe0s8j21kw11xu14.jpg
 

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A poster of the group ace of GNZ48 for the current SNHG General Election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1ftmk2hs0toj31kw29ax6q.jpg

^ The classical Chinese dancer is donning the current dress uniform of their 1st team, which has a pretty classy, elegant design. :cool:

Some large outdoor LED ads outside dept. stores & shopping malls for the current SNHG General Election:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fsy3ppm5h4j21kw16o7wi.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fsy3q9dpbkj21kw11xu15.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fsy3q8zi73j21kw11xqvd.jpg

^ As you can see, they feature the current top two members of SNH48 staring at each other - it's pretty certain that they'll get the top two positions in the election, & those other SNHG members in the background are also expected to get high positions too. It's also well known that those two members have long been at odds w/ each other, tho it's got more to do w/ their personal issues than power struggles.
These ones are seen around the capital of a major southern coastal province:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1ftmk4mek5fj31400u0k13.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1ftmk4lu1lyj31400u0wng.jpg

^ That visual effect added to their "death stares" on this one is both funny & cool. XD

An official birthday poster for the young deputy captain of SNH48's 4th team - she's just turned 18 today, & was appointed earlier this year as the deputy captain of the team, many of which members are adults (way) older than her, even when she was still not an adult: :cool:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftm2c3lgmaj20rs15o4ji.jpg

^ The potential next-generation group ace is donning the current dress uniform of the team.

A fake mag cover featuring a former group ace of SNH48 as her starring character in a current historical drama, for celebrating the high ratings of that immensely popular drama:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1ftn0ilcda6j31li2k0kjm.jpg

BTW, she'll appear & perform at the coming SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert. :)
 
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Tonight's event - the #1, just as expected by everyone all along:

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And the full list - while the very top ones are hardly surprising, lol the overall performance of SNH48's sister groups in the other positions is way better than expected, which's a good thing for the SNHG as a whole, & I'm pretty glad to see that happening:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftpxznons3j21hc2k7npj.jpg

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The last song in the concert part of the event, which's the theme of the event & which melody comes from a familiar classic, rendered by various SNHG groups & teams:

 
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^

^ 7SENSES, one of the several subgroups of SNH48 - note that the song is rendered fully in English.

[EDIT 1]
Many photos of the event can be seen here:

SNH48 GROUP 第五届偶像年度人气总决选 精彩集锦

[EDIT 2]
BEJ48 is a big winner in this election - all its top 16 members elected have also successfully entered into the 66 elected positions of SNHG, w/ a couple of them even entering into the top 16 group :oh: - here's its dedicated page reporting on that, w/ quite a number of photos:

SNH48第五届偶像年度人气总决选--BEJ48 TOP16揭晓

The group could ultimately become the SKE48 of the country. :cool:
 

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^ Meanwhile, its long-time rival GNZ48 has only got 11 of its top 16 entering into those 66 positions (that's already a big increase from the last election, tho) & just only one entering into the top 16 group. However, that only one, who's the group ace, has got an even higher position in the top 16 group, hence also the highest position among all of SNH48's sister groups, & this can somewhat be considered as a compensation. lol Here's the dedicated page reporting on that:

“砥砺前行” SNH48 GROUP 第五届偶像年度人气总决选 GNZ48 TOP16 诞生

[EDIT 1]
Some basic statistical analyses of the election results on this page of a Japanese fansite:

SNH48グループ第五回総選挙、総評数の伸びが鈍化、上位メンバー寡占化がより強まる – SNH48分室 Unofficial

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As usual these days, I'm outsourcing the English report on the election to this English fansite for those who can't read Chinese/Japanese: ^_^'

Li YiTong wins with dramatic 402,040.40 votes! | SNH48 Today
 

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Tonight:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fts4jxeh3kj22tc1vo7wk.jpg

^ "SNH48 General Election"

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fts4jzqijzj22tc1vo4qs.jpg

^ "Congratulations to Huang Tingting, the 2nd place"

Now you guys know that I'm biased, since I didn't post the ones last night. :O

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A scene on the 2nd day of the large-scale vote-thanking handshaking/phototaking/signing & carnival-like (w/ various food & game stalls, trade promotion booths, etc., not shown in the pic) event jointly held by all the SNHG groups today - note that it's just a small corner of the entire venue:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftrr4vc60fj23402c01ky.jpg