My Brother in a Chinese Top Idol Competition

My younger brother, the Chinese speaking one, impulsively tried out for Chinese Top Idol and made it all the way through to semi-finals and was even sick for the last round! I haven't had a chance to write about it here, but you can read more below on my sister's blog:

My brother the accidental race winning Chinese pop star:

Help my brother win the random chinese top idol competition:

I just copied below straight from my sister's blog:

Apparently online voting counts for 50% of judging in the singing competition moving forward, so to help my random-Chinese-speaking-white-guy-brother move forward, follow any (and as many) of the instructions below before 4pm on August 7th:

Vote by Website

1. Go to
2. Click on "VOTE" (upper right)
3. Register your email address
4. Confirm your email registration by clicking the link emailed to you.
5. Vote for Jimmy Hales!

You can vote 5 times per day, per valid email address, so feel free to do it a few times!

    Vote on Facebook

    1. "Like" the "ETTV Top Idol" Facebook page
    2. "Like" Jimmy Hales's contestant photos/videos (each like counts as 5 votes)
    3. Share Jimmy Hales's contestant photo/videos (each share counts as 10 votes)

    Like/share votes are only valid through ETTV's Top Idol Facebook page, so make sure you like/share it from there!

      Vote on Instagram

      1. Follow "ETTVAmerica" Instagram page
      2. Find and "like" Jimmy Hales's contestant photos/videos (each like counts as 5 votes)

      You can always unfollow their Instagram after the competition is done.

        Vote via App

        We've figured out how to vote on the app, and it's actually pretty easy and fun (you literally shake your phone).  This method allows for UNLIMITED voting, so if you get a chance, shake away!

        1. Search your Apple or Android app market for "ETTV America," and install the free app:

        2. Tap the "X" in the upper right corner to exit out of the ad:

        3. Select the drop-down menu in the upper left corner:

        4. Choose the long Chinese phrase with the exclamation mark (toward the bottom -- no idea what it says):

        5.  Select Jimmy Hales's contestant photo:

        6. Click "Vote" in the upper right hand corner

        7. Shake your phone until it counts a vote (yes, literally shake your phone around), and keep doing it until your biceps are as big as basketballs -- vote as many times as you want!

        Tip:  Take your phone on a walk or run with you, 'cuz every natural arm swing counts as a shake!  

        Click here for more voting instructions, or to contact ETTV if something goes awry.

        Thanks for voting!


        If you choose to vote, thank you so much!  This has been fun to watch and I'm sure it's been even more fun for my brother to participate in!!

        Here is one of my favorites of my brother's videos:

        Good luck this weekend, James!!


        1. I had no idea your brother and sister blog. I got caught up in a rabbit hole of reading and voted for your brother. Amazing talent!