|Barbie Liu wins the "daring talent" award|
|Wilson Chin (center) and Stephen Chow|
|3 Sun Jialing successfully advances|
|Yuanli Ruoxin has a wardrobe malfunction but wins the popularity award|
|Some candidates dance oddly|
|Linah Matsuoka rolls on the floor|
|Lam Tsz Chung|
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|Linah Matsuoka turns into a mermaid|
|Barbie Liu does not advance into the round of six|
|Stephen Chow personally presents the creativity award to Barbie Liu|
|Rainky Wai does not advance|
|Candidates give their all to advance|
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Stephen Chow Sing Chi's new film MERMAID (MEI YUN YU) last night held its film casting final in Shenzhen. The 13 candidates fought for a chance to advance. They had to pass live acting tests, wear sexy mermaid costumes to make sexy poses, and remove their makeup to display their actual look. Sing Yeh personally watched the girls perform and did not seem to be affected by Mrs. Charles Heung Wa Keung's blasts. Linah Matsuoka and Kabby Hui Nga Ting successfully moved on to the round of six. Barbie Liu (Ha Wai Yu) and Rainky Wai Yu Yui did not, but Ha Wai Yu received the creativity award from Sing Yeh. She took all the risks during her performance, showing her ample sexy figure and stole the spotlight. Candidate number 6 from Qingdao Grace Yuanli Ruoxin won the popularity award.
The final stage was an underwater design. Due to the typhoon the start was delayed for almost half a hour to wait from some of the guests. The 13 girls first appeared in strap dresses, shaking their hips, kicking and lying down. From Qingdao, number 6 Yuanli Ruoxin jump kicked in the routine; From Shanghai, number 13 Eva Liu Fuyi had a wardrobe malfunction but did not realize until Wilson Chin Kwok Wai reminded her. During self introduce, Hui Nga Ting said that she was a mermaid who loved to laugh, move and jump. Ha Wai Yu said in Putonghua that she was a mermaid who could rap.
The contest was divided into three parts, first the girls had to make different expressions and movements according to instructions, like a sex symbol, Parkinson's disease patient, spoiled and sassy, and Wise Guy. They focused on their performance without any regard for their appearance. Ha Wai Yu even deliberately leaned forward to show off her chest. The second test had the girls wear sexy mermaid costumes to show off their beauty. Hui Nga Ting, Wai Yu Yui, Ha Wai Yu and others had awesome results. Many girls like Linah Matsuoka, Ha Wai Yu and others lay on the ground and rolled around to show off their figures. Finally the girls had to remove their makeup on the spot. Some did not remove it from their eyes and mouth so they did not look much different.
Chow Sing Chi arrived around 9:45PM with security. When asked about the girls' performance, he smiled and said that they were great. His favorite was the makeup removal part. He was afraid because some girls were prettier without makeup. Sing Yeh later presented awards to 6 candidates. Number 1 Xu Zhenzhen (Jiangsu), 2 Hui Nga Ting (Hong Kong), 3 Sun Jialing (Chongqing), 7 Lin Yun (Zhejiang), 9 Yinyin (Shandong), 10 Linah Matsuoka (Japan). Later when he left the audience surrounded him. When reporters asked about Mrs. Heung demand for an apology by her deadline, he did not hear and left.