The fact that Li Bingman chose to sing a Russian song just proved how confident she was!
The examiners looked at each other. Teacher Chen said, "You'd better be sure of your choice. Russian songs are very challenging—if you sing it well, it'd be magnificent. But if you mess it up, you probably won't get another chance."
"Russian is my third language," Li Bingman said confidently. "Don't worry, Teacher Zhou. I'll do just fine." She had initially prepared a Chinese song for the selection, but because of Xia Ling's challenge, she changed her mind at the last minute to teach that feral child a lesson!
Many other candidates shared that sentiment and looked at Xia Ling gloatingly.
Xia Ling's brows furrowed slightly. Never would she have expected that Li Bingman would know a song in a foreign language; the concept she had of singing was just… Chinese songs. But since she was the one issuing the challenge, there was no way she could back out now. She calmly and proudly raised her head high.