'Weirdest variety show': Why this 'virtual talent' hunt in China is garnering attention

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Though the virtual concept is surely something that may prove to be advantageous to record companies, the show "Dimension Nova" clearly has created quite a confusion online among netizens.
The first episode of the show, which was shared on YouTube in two parts, was flooded with reactions. (Source: iQIYI 爱奇艺/YouTube)

From education to business meetings, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced most of our daily activities to go virtual. And now, a show in China is looking for a new "digital idol" and it has left netizens amused.

Launched on 'iQiyi' — an online video platform similar to Netflix– is a show titled "Dimension Nova", which is solely for virtual contestants. Though the show started in October, it is only now that it is garnering attention worldwide.

While the judges…
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