Despite the name there is actually 13 girls in the band, but only 12 perform together live onstage at a time. Imagine being the 1 girl who is a sub? Awful!
Auditions were held throughout China to be a part of this band…not in an American Idol kind of way, but in an actual legitimate music audition way. Once they selected the 13 girls they started performing together and took the World Music scene by storm. Recording and touring they caused a scene wherever they went. They play traditional Chinese songs as well originals and covers. It is interesting hear such well-known songs such as Sting's "Fragile" and James Horner's "My Heart Will Go On" done on traditional Chinese instruments.
The music is energetic and well done. You are able to connect with it despite the fact that there are no vocals.