Musical act The Chopstick Brothers arrive at the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles Dylan Larkin T-Shirts , California November 23, 2014.
China's Internet singing sensation Chopstick Brothers won the international song of the year award at the American Music Awards on Nov 24.
After South Korea's Psy, whose performed Gangnam Style two years ago, Chopstick Brothers is the second musicial group from Asia to perform on the stage of AMA.
Fans and YouKu, who introduced Chopstick Brothers to the world Frans Nielsen T-Shirts , were celebrating. On the contrary, many are skeptical about the entire event.
Did they lip-sync?
Many internet users criticized Chopstick Brothers for lip-synching at the AMAs and called it a "shame."
Xiao Yang, a member of Chopstick Brothers, did not deny the rumor.
"Little Apple is a dance number so we must dance and sing at the same time. If we did it live, we would run out of breath Mike Green T-Shirts , as we are not professional singers."
"Our dancing skills are limited and the moves were changed quite a lot in the rehearsals to fit the timing schedules of the show. So we decided it's better to lip-sync," Wang said.
Still an event worth celebrating
The duo performed the song not during the live broadcast but during the commercials. They also didn't receive their awards onstage and instead got them backstage when they finished performing.
"Even if it's a fill-in performance during the commercials, and even if they did not receive their awards in front of the audience, this is still the first time for Chinese musicians to attend the AMA, and that's exciting Gordie Howe T-Shirts ," reviewer Liang Huan said.
Criticisms and praises
User FanKe: "Old Boy, another song by Chopstick Brothers, had more content and resonated with listeners. Where is that resonance in Little Apple?"
Music reviewer Qiu Yu: "Going international is definitely progress, but I hope they don't aim for instant success before creating excellence. Winning awards abroad cannot compare to winning the hearts of listeners for 10, or 20 years. If such songs continue to go abroad Dylan Larkin Hoodie , it is a disaster for music."
User YuanZhe: "I support them. If Gangnam Style can, why can't Little Apple?"
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in July that China has been committed to peacefully solving disputes over the South China Sea through consultation and negotiation with countries directly concerned and determined to maintain peace and stability of the South China Sea with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also said during his visit to Australia in March that as one of the largest traders of goods in the world, China's interests are at stake in the region, where a large proportion of aircraft and ships that fly over or sail through are engaged in China's trade with the rest of the world.
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