On May 19th, the 16th SNH48 EP “Summer Pirates” is going on sale. The EPs contain voting tickets for the upcoming 4th General Election to be held on July 29th.

On the same day, the voting website for the election went Live!

http://vote.48.cn

The website offers additional details on the various prizes that elected members will be eligible to receive this year. Once again, STAR48 is going all out!

Here are some important dates:

Official LaunchJune 02, 2017
Voting PeriodJune 09, 2017 to July 29, 2017
1st Preliminary ResultsJune 18, 2017
2nd Preliminary ResultsJuly 09, 2017
Election (Concert / Ceremony)July 29, 2017

 

 

What is happening this year?

First, as previously announced, the selection will go from 48 members to 66 members (see graph below). Each sister group will also have a distinct Top 16 ranking. Each group will receive an MV.

 

Source: STAR48 – vote.48.cn

 

Glen Ballard

The song for Top 16 will be produced by Glen Ballard who is a famous American producer and lyricist who has worked on such hits as “Thriller”, “Bad”, and “Man in the Mirror” for Michael Jackson. He has also worked with Alanis Morisette, Paula Abdul, and Wilson Philipps. The MV will have a masquerade theme and filmed in Italy.

Khalil Fong

 

The song for Top 32 will be produced by Khalil Fong who has won numerous awards in Taiwan and Hong Kong as a producer, lyricist, and singer. This MV will be filmed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Top 48 will also have their song produced by Khalil Fong and MV will be filmed in China.

Finally, the MV for the Top 66 will be something a little special. It will be the MV and theme song for the “Armored Women” movie to be produced by Studio48 (subsidiary of STAR48). The movie, song, and MV will be tributes to the 90th anniversary of People’s Liberation army.

Read all the details and more on the official election website!