Daily Archives: October 16, 2011

Technical problems trouble SNSD during ’2011 Asia Song Festival’ performance

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On October 15th,SNSD performed their famous track “Run Devil Run” for the ‘2011 Asia Song Festival‘, which was held at the Daegu Stadium.

Their performance was marred by a series of unfortunate events related to technical issues. First, they experienced a microphone malfunction which forced the girls to start all over again. SNSD acted professionally by apologizing to the audience and quickly adjusted themselves to solve the problem. Unfortunately, another technical disaster emerged when the electronic screen behind the girls froze. The girls were a bit startled and confused by the accident. Read the rest of this entry

The ’2011 Asia Song Festival’ is an international disgrace?

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The ‘2011 Asia Song Festival‘, which was held at the Daegu Stadium on October 15th, is being interpreted by many as a complete disaster, due to its many technical flaws.

This year’s festival celebrated its 8th anniversary, and the event was a highly-anticipated one due to its elite line-up of representative performing artists. In addition, there were plans to award trophies for ‘Asia’s Best Rookie‘ and ‘Best Artist‘ to the deserving artists. Due to the event’s international exposure, even a small problem would be interpreted as ‘unprofessional’, which was the case for this year’s event as a number of stage disasters occurred over the night. Read the rest of this entry

Super Junior concludes 5th album promotions with a dinner party

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On October 16th, Eunhyuk celebrated the conclusion of Super Junior‘s 5th album activities with a group photo, which included member Heechul!

Eunhyuk wrote on his Twitter, “While concluding our fifth album activities…!!!! Thank you. Everyone (We didn’t wait for the members that went to the bathroom).” Read the rest of this entry

The Face Shop releases new CF featuring Seohyun and Kim Hyun Joong

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Earlier this month we reported that SNSD‘s Seohyun and SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong were filming a series of CFs for ‘The Face Shop‘ cosmetics brand. Now, they have revealed the first 15sec CF from that filming.

On September 20th, it was revealed that Seohyun would be a year-long representative for the brand alongside other endorsers: Kim Hyun Joong, Wonbin, Park Min Young et al. ‘The Face Shop’ chose Seohyun, who is very popular at home and abroad, to inform a wide range of consumers about the brand. Read the rest of this entry

U-KISS’s Soohyun impresses by singing 3 songs live in spite of vocal cord nodule

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On October 15th, U-KISS‘s Soohyun moved fans and impressed officials at the ‘2011 Asia Song Festival‘ by singing three songs live — a normative feat, to be sure, but Soohyun was diagnosed with a vocal cord nodule.

The boys returned to ‘Asia Song Festival’ as acknowledged Hallyu stars after winning their rookie award at the same festival two years ago. They demonstrated their global growth by greeting fans and press members in Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin-Chinese.

Soohyun stated, “I’ve been resting after being diagnosed with vocal cord nodule. Today, however, I’m willing to die on stage.” He went on to sing “Neverland“, “0330“, and “Manmanhani” in perfect unison with the rest of his members, impressing everyone at the event. Read the rest of this entry

SISTAR performs at the half-time show for the ’2011 Hana Bank FA Cup’

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On October 15th, the Sungnam Ilhwa Pegasus faced off against the Suwon Samsung Bluewings at the ‘2011 Hana Bank FA Cup‘ held at the Sungnam Tanchun Stadium.

The ladies of SISTAR put the crowd in a frenzy by showing up at the half-time to put on a congratulatory performance.

Sungnam came away with their second win in 12 years since their first in 1999 thanks to Jo Dong Gun‘s heading goal at the 32 minute mark, leaving the final score to 1-0. He was chosen as the MVP after the match and given $3,000 USD in prize money along with a trophy. Read the rest of this entry

After School’s UEE supports Orange Caramel’s comeback

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Adding to the long list of celebrities who’ve cheered on the resident ‘cute-concept’ trio of the K-Pop world, After School‘s UEE recently lent her support to her Orange Caramel siblings at their comeback performance on KBS’s Music Bank.

According to accounts, UEE paid a visit to their waiting room prior to their performance.  She joined the audience during their stage to cheer on her fellow groupmates along with their fans. Read the rest of this entry

2ne1′s Park Bom announces “I am starting my tweets”

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Although she created her Twitter account back in June of last year, it wasn’t until today that 2ne1‘s Park Bom showed her intent to actively use the popular social media platform.  Bom changed her twitter profile to state, “Hi~~~^^ I’m starting my tweets~~*^^*2NE1 BoM☻

Late last night, Bom tweeted greetings to Viva‘s Han Young, one of 2ne1′s former stylist.  However, she immediately deleted the tweet.  Fans who had been excited about her tweet were instantly crestfallen, assuming that the leggy idol would go back into Twitter hibernation. Read the rest of this entry