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G-Dragon and Ye Eun – One of top 5 idols stars who transformed into successful composers!

Who doesn’t agree with this? Hehe. Pops in Seoul got it right once again 😉

#1 G-DragonBig Bang

#2 Yong Jun Hyung – Beast

#3 Jung Yong Hwa – CN Blue

#4 Park Ye EunWonder Girls

#5 Jung Jin Woon – 2AM

 

Ye Eun is the only female who made it on the list! And well, GD being number 1, it’s well expected and deserved, right? 😀

Congratulations to Ye Eun and G-Dragon!


Yang Hyun Suk & Park Jin Young @ ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star’ Press Conference

On September 2nd, YG Entertainment‘s Yang Hyun Suk and JYP Entertainment‘s J.Y. Park came together at the Imperial Palace Hotel to attend the press conference for SBS’s ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star‘!

As two of three judges on the show, both men discussed their judging styles as well as what they’ll be looking for in their future talents.

Yang Hyun Suk began, “I’m not going to purposely criticize or act over the top for the program’s sake. I’m going to speak the truth, and as opposed to praise, I’m going to explain what they lack in.”

When asked why he joined the program, he said, “Audition programs discovered stars based on their vocal talent, but this show focuses on the discovery of talents through the eyes of a professional based on not only vocal talent, but dance, looks, and skills as wells. I think that the other standard audition programs are fun to watch and have creative content, but if I were to criticize an aspect, it’d be that the stars they produce are only popular for the duration of the show, which is disappointing.”

Yang continued, “Once they make their major debut, they face thousands of other singers who sing just as great, if not better than them. There needs to be consistency, and that’s why I joined the program.”

J.Y. Park added, “We’re not in this to create a fun show. We’re in this to find the next Big Bang or the Wonder Girls. We’re not going to distort what we do for the sake of the program, and we’ll be picking and judging as we normally would.”

He continued, “On other programs, applicants need to be exceptional in dancing or singing, but in ours, we’re going to look for potential. We’ll be choosing the applicant with the highest potential of growth. There will inevitably be a difference in opinion between the viewers and our eyes.”

Commenting on the type of trainee that they’ll be choosing, the two gave contrasting answers. Yang revealed, “I’m going to pick the person who looks the most evil. They’ll need character, but I think the ones that look mean and strong on stage are the most charismatic.”

J.Y. Park replied, “I have a tendency of picking nice people. g.o.d., the Wonder Girls, and Rain are really bad at variety shows because they’re shy. I prefer people who are honest and diligent.”

‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star’ will begin broadcasting this December.

Credit: Allkpop
Source: Star News


How Did “K-Pop Star” Recruit JYP and Yang Hyun Suk as Judges?

Currently, the upcoming show “K-Pop Star” is gaining a lot of attention for having recruited JYP and Yang Hyun Suk of YG as judges for the survival show. The PD of the show Park Sung Hoon divulged how he was able to recruit them.

Park Sung Hoon stated, “We knew from the start that we needed to bring in Yang Hyun Suk and JYP, it wasn’t like the two had no inclination to join the show. However, the two seemed to have some reservations of appearing on TV after such a long time.” “We believe that they decided to join on because they saw that the show would be very successful.”

“K-Pop Star” is a program that has now combined the forces of SM, YG, and JYP. Everyone is curious as to who will join the show as a judge from SM Entertainment. Currently Park Sung Hoon PD revealed that they are talking with SM, but for who will appear, nothing is set in stone.

K-Pop Star Official Site (English) with information on how to apply.

Source: Star News
Credits: Soompi


Yang Hyun Suk and Park Jin Young to judge SBS’s ‘Survival Audition K-pop Star’

The world of music audition programs just got a whole lot more interesting, as it’s been confirmed that Yang Hyun Suk and J.Y. Park will be appearing as guest judges on SBS’s ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star‘. It will be the first time that such representative and influential figures in the Korean music industry will be making a joint appearance like this.

These two can easily be referred to as ‘Hallyu makers’, standing together at the center of the K-Pop wave. It seems they’ve agreed to judge the auditions in order to find talent capable of shocking the world.

Yang Hyun Suk called ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star’ a “Talent identification program that holds the rest of the world as its target. We’re capable of seeing talents that the person auditioning may not even realize themselves. I want to people recognize their own talents and help them grow from there.”

J.Y. Park commented, “Age and nationality won’t matter. We’re only interested in dancing, singing, rapping, or any other musical talents and can promise to take care of the rest.”

The show plans to center around YG, JYP and SM Entertainment’s search to find and create the next generation of K-pop stars. The winner of the competition will win an impressive monetary prize, record an album to be released worldwide, and receive CF modeling contracts as well as cars.

Source: Star News
Credits to: Allkpop 


WonderBang Thread back on Soompi!

Yes yes yes! You heard it! It’s re-opened, thanks so much to the person who opened the thread and of course, Felice (Liesje) who PM-ed the person regarding the possibility of re-opening the thread! 🙂

Now we can all start celebrating! 🙂 But please, please, don’t forget about the forum (WBLuv Int’l Forum), which was there, as a place for the Fam Bam to gather when the Soompi thread was closed. 🙂 Other than that, back to spazzing and fangirling, my dear WonderfulVIPs and Fam Bam!

Here’s the link to the soompi forum: http://www.soompi.com/forums/topic/187604-w-o-n-d-e-r-b-a-n-g/

 


Sun Ye and Tae Yang: Most thoughtful idols

Some, or most of you might have known about this but I just found out because I just watched it today! 😀

Anyways, Sun Ye and Tae Yang made it into Pops in Seoul‘s Best 5 segment of “Most thoughtful idols who serve as role models”, clenching the No 1. and 2 spot respectively! ❤

Yay to SunTae! They are indeed very thoughtful and kind souls, aren’t they? 🙂


HeeDragon on the news!

It seems like all the “couple things” that HeeDragon owned finally made it to the news, though I am not sure if this is an old news or a recent one. 🙂 Though I don’t understand what it says. 😛 Starts at 7:30 onwards. It’s only for a few seconds though 🙂


Big Bang & Wonder Girls to attend MAMA 2010

Yes! Finally, something at last! 🙂 Though the guest list is subjected to change, let’s just hope it stays this way! 😀 😀 Hmm, wonder if there will be a special stage? What do you think? ^^

This year’s MNET Asian Music Awards will take place in Macau on 28th November, at The Venetian Macao. Guests includes:

Rain, Se7en, 2PM, 2NE1, 2AM, Tiger JK, SG Wannabe, F.T. Island, MBLAQ, B2ST, KARA, Brown Eyed Girls, Kim Tae Woo, Park Hyo Shin, Wheesung, T-ara, Baek Ji Young, Uhm Jung Hwa, Gummy, Seo In Young, Davichi, miss A, 4minute, 2010 Superstar K Top 1 + Japan & China artists, singers

Source: The Shilla
Credits: Allkpop


MNET’s TOP 30 Best Looking Idols (TOP, SoHee & GD)

So the 3 of them made it to the rankings! Yay! I wished there was more though 😦 But let’s just be happy with this, though I must say I am NOT satisfied with the ranking! Especially SoHee and GD! Sigh..

1. Kim Hyunjoong (SS501)
2. Nickhun (2PM)
3. Koo Hara (Kara)
4. T.O.P (Big Bang)
5. Choi Siwon (Super Junior)
6. Sandara Park (2NE1)
7. Choi Minho (SHINee)
8. Park Yoochun (DBSK)
9. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)
10. Thunder (MBLAQ)
11. Jungshin (C.N. Blue)
12. Yoon Doojoon (BEAST)
13. Dongho (U-Kiss)
14. Sulli (f(x))
15. Heechul (Super Junior)
16. Sungje (Supernova)
17. Jaekyung (Rainbow)
18. Seulong (2AM)
19. Jiyeon (T-Ara)
20. Taeyeon (2PM)
21. Sohee (Wonder Girls)
22. L (Infinite)
23. Suzy (miss A)
24. Dongjoon (ZE:A)
25. Han Sunhwa (Secret)
26. G-Dragon (Big Bang)
27. Jooyeon (After School)
28. Niel (Teen Top)
29. Hyuna (4minute)
30. Lee Hongki (F.T. Island)

Source: jennyjjong@koreaboo.com & 21bangs
Credits: iBigBang Fansite


Wonder Girls & Big Bang earned the most in August!

A Korean marketing group recently decided to do some research to find out how much idols are getting paid for their performances—specifically, how much they received in wages for the month of August.After compiling together all their data, the group found that based on their activities last month, the following Korean artists are making over 60 million won, or a little over $51,000 USD:

According to the report, out of the artists listed above, BoA, DBSK, Rain, Big Bang and Wonder Girls are earning the most wages.

Credits: WonderfulsWorld
Source: Naver; TSM Star Marketing Center