Linna Gong

Gong Linna

  • Name: Gong Linna
  • Native name: 龚琳娜
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 1, 1975
  • Age: 48
Gong Linna is a Chinese fusion singer. Her style is one which combines the traditional "lightness" and "ch'i" of centuries-old melodies with new lyrics. She has performed many pieces composed or arranged by her husband, German composer Robert Zollitsch who is known in Chinese as Lao Luo (老锣), and collaborated with Portuguese fado musician António Chainho.

Her song Tante (Chinese: 忐忑; pinyin: tǎntè; lit. 'Uneasy') is a fast-paced wordless fusion song, using various standard voices from Chinese opera along with imitations of traditional Chinese instruments. After Gong Linna performed this in Hunan Television's 2010 New Year concert, the song quickly spread in China as a viral video, gaining the nickname "Divine Comedy". The song was also a viral among southern India Tamil population as Ayyo in Tamil is the name of Lord of Death, Yama or primarily disappointment. According to Shanghai Daily, the popularity of Tan Te turned her and her husband Robert Zollitsch into "household names" in China.

In 2013 she participated in the Jiangsu Television singing masterclass series All-Star Wars (全能星战). Zollitsch also participated as her sponsor. Her first performance was a rock version of a classic pop ballad based on an ancient poem, "Wishing We Last Forever", but this interpretation was considered insufficiently reverent and received the lowest score. However, her subsequent performances were very well received, including a Yunnan folk song "Rippling Brook" and an opera medley version of "Tante".

Since 2002 Gong and Zollitsch have been making field trips to provinces including Guizhou, Shaanxi and Fujian, seeking to understand and preserve local folk music.

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Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Fan Gun Ba! Yin Lang!
Chinese TV Show, 2024, 10 eps
[Instructor] (Regular Member)
10
[Instructor]
Regular Member
0.0
2024 No.17 Live House Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2024, 10 eps
(Ep. 4-5, 8-9) (Guest)
10
(Ep. 4-5, 8-9)
Guest
0.0
2024 Come Sing with Me Season 5
Chinese TV Show, 2024, 12 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 3)
Guest
7.3
2023 A Delicious Guess
Chinese TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Ep. 1-2, 5-12) (Regular Member)
12
(Ep. 1-2, 5-12)
Regular Member
7.8
2023 No.6 Dormitory
Chinese TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Ep. 2, 4) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 2, 4)
Guest
0.0
2023 Sisters Who Make Waves Season 4
Chinese TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
7.9
2022 Praise the Program Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2022, 13 eps
(Ep. 11) (Guest)
13
(Ep. 11)
Guest
7.8
2021 Listen Up Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
7.7
2020 Now You Sing Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2020, 12 eps
(Ep. 9) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 9)
Guest
7.7
2020 The Treasured Voice Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2020, 12 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 3)
Guest
7.7
2019 Mask Singer Season 4
Chinese TV Show, 2019, 11 eps
[Contestant] (Regular Member)
11
[Contestant]
Regular Member
7.6
2013 The Ultimate Entertainer
Chinese TV Show, 2013, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
0.0
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  • First Name: Linna
  • Family Name: Gong
  • Native name: 龚琳娜
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 1, 1975
  • Age: 48

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