I’ve been browsing around trying to find a list of the winners from last night’s MIDI awards and it has finally popped up on Xie Tian Xiao’s Douban. He was one of the big winners of the night taking in 2 awards just like last year..
And your award winners are:
Album of the Year: Explain You (释你) by 反光镜 Reflector
Song of the Year: “Bloom” (盛开) by 痛仰 Miserable Faith
Best Rock Performance By a Band: 痛仰 Miserable Faith
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance: 谢天笑 Xie Tian Xiao
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance: Fu Han 付菡 of Queen Sea Big Shark
Best Hard Rock Performance: 扭曲的机器 Twisted Machine
Best Metal Performance: 夜叉 Yaksa
Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Xie Si 歇斯 (guitar)
Best Live Performance: 谢天笑 Xie Tian Xiao
Best New Artist: 南无Nanwu
Best Album Art: “Go East” by New Pants
Biggest contribution to Chinese Rock: 迷笛音乐学校 Midi School
uhm… Interesting results to say the least! I can’t really argue much except in the female vocals category and new artist. With all due respect to Fu Han, her voice is not that good and while the band rocked strawberry this year, it was not a great showing from a singing perspective. Guai Li’s Wen Jun deserved a mention, so did Zhang Chen of 24 Hours.
As far as new artist goes, there’s nothing wrong with Nanwu winning but I would have liked to see The Amazing Insurance Salesmen along with Guai Li nominated at least.
I’m surprised that Omnipotent Youth Society didn’t get anything, I thought they definitely get some love from the judges.
Miserable Faith is amazing, no questions! but Bloom does not deserve accolades as best song. It’s far from their best effort! That said, they deserve the win for best band..hands down! I’m not down with MIDI giving themselves an award though. There’s something substantially wrong about that but oh well, TIFC.
Still, much better set of winners than last year and much more diverse! congrats to all the winners. I wish i was able to attend because judging by the pictures on MIDI’s douban, it was one hell of a party
post edit: Looks like The Beijinger’s Michelle Dai was there and has first hand report on their blog. I didn’t know Free The Birds was gonna perform there! Cool beans