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TOP Media’s 100% can SERIOUSLY dance

October 1, 2012

I don’t really know this group but a hoobae of mine in my dance school tweeted me this. I’m very amazed actually. Even the smallest details were given attention. In terms of dancing, I think they are the best rookies so far. I’ve seen NU’EST, BAP and EXO dance and they are not as disciplined as this.

Unless I’m missing some group, I will be bold enough to say that they are the most synchronized group currently. INFINITE fans might disagree with me but this routine of 100% is actually quite difficult in comparison to anything that INFINITE has done. Also, the last time INFINITE was synchronized was in Be Mine. Ever since then, their synchronization isn’t anything special anymore.

I’m interested in what this group would bring in the future. I see them as a mix of TEEN TOP and INFINITE. They have INFINITE’s synchronization (well what INFINITE used to have) and TEEN TOP’s difficulty in routines. I don’t consider myself a fan yet but they do got my attention. As much as their choreography is spectacular, the song isn’t really doing anything for me.

PS. The one in cream is actually quite sexy. I can’t see his face (I hope he’s good looking) and his nametag is too small for me to read.

Source:
Top100percent

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Top 10 Best Idol Group Dancer Ranking moved

August 7, 2012

Work has been hectic so I couldn’t follow through to my last post. Sorry for those who waited. Rankings are hard work. You need to be partial. I’ll do it when this project I’m working at finishes.

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Mid-Year Online Charts Monthly Recap

July 2, 2012

Here are the songs that topped the charts in each month. I only included 3 because monkey3 and cyworld is no longer available for overseas viewing. Ollehmusic (formerly Dosirak) archives only started from March of this year. Bugs on the other hand has no monthly chart. Anyway, Melon, Mnet and Soribada are the charts that matter anyway. Well, that and cyworld.

Melon
[January] T-ara (Lovey-Dovey)
[February] Lyn (Back in Time)
[March] Big Bang (Blue)
[April] Busker Busker (Cherry Blossom Ending)
[May] SNSD – Taetiseo (Twinkle)
[June] Wonder Girls (Like This)

Mnet
[January] T-ara (Lovey-Dovey)
[February] Lyn (Back in Time)
[March] Big Bang (Fantastic Baby)
[April] Busker Busker (Cherry Blossom Ending)
[May] SNSD – Taetiseo (Twinkle)
[June] Wonder Girls (Like This)

Soribada
[January] T-ara (Lovey-Dovey)
[February] Davichi (Will Think of You)
[March] Big Bang (Blue)
[April] Busker Busker (Cherry Blossom Ending)
[May] Baek Ji Young (Voice)
[June] Wonder Girls (Like This)

Its pretty much the same artists winning in all 3 charts for the early part of 2012 aside for the month of February and May. Lyn wasn’t available to hold her ground in Soribada and succumb to 2nd place behind Davichi. The same thing in the month of May. Taetiseo topped Melon and Mnet but finished only 2nd in Soribada behind Baek Ji Young.

By the way, I included the link to the monthly charts so you can see it for yourself. The soribada chart has only one link for all monthly charts so I just put in below.

Source:
melon.com
music.mnet.com
soribada.com

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ShockedFan.wordpress.com just celebrated its 3rd year last Saturday

July 2, 2012

My first post was in the 30th of June in the year 2009. I’m thinking of doing a special post like what I did in the previous years. I think people like/hate those posts because its insightful and much different from what they read in allkpop.

Anyway, I’ll be doing something that’s very close to my heart, dancing. In the next few days, await for my “Top 10 KPOP dance group”. I’ll list 10 “idol groups” of what I think I think excels the most in dancing. You’re welcome to give your input in the comment section. 10th placer will be posted this weekend.

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Teen Top Changjo has a fanboy

July 2, 2012

When I saw this vid, I just got to blog about it. Its really hard to read the fanboy’s intentions without seeing his face. But the consensus seems to be that the fan confessed his love to Changjo. Watch the clip and judge for yourself.

Before you say anything, I would just have to remind you that this is Korea. Homosexuality has  a different perspective in this country. They treat it as disease and shuns out people that admits of being one. Think about it. Is their any Korean celebrities, even gagmen, that has admitted to being gay? There’s no one in Korean entertainment (well mainstream) that has come out of the closet. Both male and female. Though the clip is cute and all, I think this is a dare or mission (which Koreans normally call it).

Fanboying to a boy group is not really surprising, but the fan in the vid gave flowers and did aegyo to a member of a boy group. Though male Koreans are infamous for their femininity, this act is considered gayish already in Korea. But saying that, I am a bit curious about the fanboy. I hope there’s more fancams of this surprising event.

Source:

sbs.co.kr

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After School does it again with Flashback

June 30, 2012

After School once again proved that they are the best female dance group in KPOP. They recently uploaded the dance practice of their latest single Flashback. Miss A and After School are the only ones in KPOP I can seriously say can really dance. Sure SNSD and WG are synchronized, but I think it would be pretty difficult for them to do challenging routines.

I had my doubts whether After School will still be intact without Kahi, but seeing this made me realize that After School is no longer a pop group, but more of a symbol of female sexiness with burlesque routines. Its a compliment actually. When you hear After School, you’ll know what you’ll be getting. Quality performance. Members will come and go but the idea of After School will live on with the remaining and future members to come.

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K-POP : The Ultimate Audition

April 8, 2012

This week was Easter and so I needed a show to marathon to pass the time. A dongsaeng of mine recommended this show of Go Eun Ah, KPOP: The Ultimate Audition. For those who do not know, she’s MBLAQ Mir’s older sister.

Before anything else, reader’s discretion is advised.

Brief summary, Ji Seung Yoon auditioned with her friend Kwon Ji Woo in a search for new members that will replace half of an established boy group M2. They used the word graduation. So I’m guessing this group is employing After School’s system of recruitment and graduation. Ji Seung Yoon is a girl and just wanted to show her abilities the reason why she sent in a demo of her performance. We found out that she is actually the neice of the president of the entertainment company. Though Seung Yoon’s deception was found out, they decided to keep her around for a while fearing the backlash from fans for her removal since she placed first in the audition.

Right now, there are only 6 episodes that has aired. So far the show is ok I guess. Its not really mind blowing or innovativee in the plot but it is entertaining. It reminds me of You’re Beautiful actually. Its just that the main lead actress (Go Eun Ah) is more of a fighter than Go Mi Nam (Park Shin Hye) of You’re Beautiful.

The plot is a little above average. The writers tried to show something new by using something we all are familiar with. But one thing I’m curious of. How will they explain it when her gender will be found out? At the start of the series, we are introduced to Ji Seung Yoon’s dream of performing music that she loves. And that carried her in the audtion. The fictional group she is in has now made their showcase. Her face is already out there. I can understand that there’s a safety net of reason in You’re Beautiful. Go Mi Nam has a twin. Go Min Nyu. But KPOP: The Ultimate Audtion doesn’t have that. From what I can see now, there is no way for Ji Seung Yoon (the girl) to debut without the public going against her. If she wants to perform, she will have to do so as Ji Seung Yoon (the boy).

Another thing, this show can be 10 times better if they had trimmed down the cast. The fictional group I think can stand as 5 members instead of 8. There’s just too many of them. Its already episode 6 and I can only emphasize with 3 of them. This is also why Heartstring failed as a show. Though Park Shinhye and Jung Yonghwa lead that drama, there were just too many character and too many stories to tell that it became boring midway.

To sum it up, the show is entertaining but not something I would want to recommend. I will watch it to the end though since I’m already invested to it. I just hope they could avoid being Heartstring Part 2. But saying that, I think the show is better than Love Rain and Fashion King. Love Rain is so The Classics. Well not totally like it but the vibe is. And Fashion King is as cheesy as cheese and so cliche. Sorry, I couldn’t sit through the first episode of Fashion King.

Pics: KPOP – The Ultimate Audition site