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AKB48 Team SH 1st Idol Carnival Was Successfully Held; Zeng SiChun, Liu Nian, Zhu Ling Scoop Top Prizes

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SHANGHAI, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 28, AKB48 Team SH, a sister group of Japan's famous AKB48 girl group in China, successfully held the 1st Idol Carnival, themed Find Traces of Light, in Shanghai. Millions of fans - both in person and viewing online - witnessed the historic moments together.

All members of the massively popular AKB48 Team SH (TSH) performed their well-known track, TSH Festival. Adding a particularly special touch, the group's new single Darkness, paid homage to its predecessor AKB48 through the stage design and served as the finishing flourish to the theme of the contest. Throughout the entire show, audiences were treated to almost 700 stage costumes for the first time.

Kayano Shinobu, AKB48 Group's Chief Costume Designer, will be in charge of the design and production of TSH's featured stage costumes.

The contest was divided into two sections: the second anniversary concert and the final selection for the fifth album. The results of two voting activities - the award for most popular song and the final popularity contest - were announced respectively. In the first TSH voting contest, 21 members will be selected – the same number of AKB48 members in their first voting contest in another tip of the hat to the predecessor. Maybe an Excuse, will be the title song of the next album.

Based on the audience's online votes, Zeng SiChun won the championship. Liu Nian and Zhu Ling ranked second and third respectively, followed by Wu AnQi, Zou RuoNan, Ye ZhiEn, Shen Ying from fourth to seventh. The Top Seven of the first generation of AKB48 Team SH was thus unveiled.

Also held on the night was an award ceremony that was postponed due to the pandemic with members receiving belated awards and best wishes. It was also officially announced that the group has been invited to perform at Macau's 2021 Lunar New Year countdown gala, and will stage the new performances next year, for which multiple companies have agreed to enter strategic cooperation. In the future, members will dabble in the fields of film, TV and theater. TSH's first set of "Samuneiru" performance-edition stamp folders is also coming soon.

SOURCE Shanghai ShangYue Culture Development Co., Ltd.