Sunday, January 6, 2013

"UV covers Uhm Jung Hwa’s “Eye” on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"UV covers Uhm Jung Hwa’s “Eye” on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


UV covers Uhm Jung Hwa’s “Eye” on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 08:45 AM PST

UV put on a spectacular performance on this week’s ‘Uhm Jung Hwa‘ special on the latest episode of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

On the December 5th broadcast, UV performed an exciting cover of Uhm Jung Hwa’s “Eye” which got the crowd both clapping and laughing along to the music.

Uhm Jung Hwa commented, “I wasn’t jealous of any male singers other than J.Y. Park, but now I’m jealous of UV. I want to collaborate with them.”

UV grabbed the final win in this episode, beating out Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA and Narsha‘s stage with 394 points.

Watch their performance below!

Super Junior-M releases highlight medley for ‘Break Down’

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 08:17 AM PST

After announcing that the Chinese subunit of Super Junior, Super Junior-M, will be making a comeback with their second full album ‘Break Down’, the global boy group has released a highlight medley of all of the songs on their upcoming album.

The medley features a mix of soft, loud, soothing, and energetic music, heightening fans’ expectations for the new release.

‘Break Down’ will be released on January 7th through Chinese music sites as well as Korean music sites, and are expected to gain immense attention from fans from all over Asia as the rest of the world.

Listen to the medley reel below! Are you looking forward to SuJu-M’s comeback?

[thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

CNBLUE releases individual video teasers for upcoming 4th mini album

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 07:51 AM PST

After releasing teaser images for their upcoming 4th mini album, rock band CNBLUE has released individual video teasers for their January comeback!

Featuring a seductive, mysterious image of a blonde woman followed by an emotional display from the members, the new video teasers makes viewers curious as to the exact concept behind CNBLUE’s return to the Korean music scene.

The complete album will drop on January 14. Check out the four teaser videos below – one for each of the members. Which one do you like the best?

INFINITE H releases video teaser for “Fly High”

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 07:28 AM PST

After teasing their fans with several teaser image releases, the new INFINITE subgroup INFINITE H has released a video teaser for their upcoming release, “Fly High“!

The new subgroup, which consists of members Dongwoo and Hoya, will focus on hip-hop music (hence the H in their name), in contrast to the original INFINITE’s masculine pop-themed song releases.

It has also been announced that INFINITE H will hold an exclusive showcase at UNIQLO AX in Seoul on the 10th.

Check out the video teaser below!

Eye Candy: Dancing Kings

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 07:11 AM PST

Following the last 'Eye Candy: The 89 Snakes' edition courtesy of allkpop's staff, our 'Eye Candy' series continues with the sexiest male dancers in K-pop!

No one can argue that K-pop is all about performance – and most of the performance comes from the dancing. Here are the best male dancers of K-pop, in no particular order.


TVXQ‘s Yunho

Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk

SHINee‘s Taemin

B.A.P‘s Jongup

JYJ‘s Junsu

Big Bang‘s Taeyang

Block B‘s U-Kwon

2PM‘s Junho

B2ST‘s Kikwang

MBLAQ‘s Seungho

INFINITE‘s Hoya

U-KISSKiseop

EXO-K‘s Kai

EXO-M‘s Luhan

NU’EST‘s JR

B1A4‘s CNU

 

Did we miss any of your favorite Dancing Kings of K-Pop? Let us know and we’ll do another one with your suggestions soon!

SECRET belly dances a remix version of “Madonna” on ‘Star King’

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST

On the December 5th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Star King‘, SECRET showed off their belly dancing skills which left both the viewers and Kwanghee in awe.

SECRET put on their belly dance accessories and seduced the audience as they danced along to a remix version of “Madonna“. Kwanghee then pointed out, “So pretty. One person especially catches my eye”, making Sunhwa wait in anticipation to hear her name.

After seeing her reaction, Kwanghee decided to make Sunhwa a little jealous by stating, “Hyosung is really pretty”, leaving her disappointed.

Check out SECRET’s belly dance below!

Source + image(s): OSEN via Nate

Lee Jun Ki opposes going public with a relationship

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST

KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘ sat down for an interview with actor Lee Jun Ki at his recent fan meeting where the actor revealed how he handles his love life.

When asked if he’ll start dating this year, Lee Jun Ki shared, “Even if I said I was going to date, it would be weird to say, ‘I’ll do it next year. Please anticipate’. Honestly, I’m opposed to going public with a relationship.”

Lee Jun Ki then showed his gratitude towards his fans and stated, “Because I have you all by my side, I don’t get to feel lonely.”

Lee Jun Ki recently met with his Korean fans at his ’JG TIME with you…at home‘ fan meeting held in Seoul on the 29th.

Source + image(s): TV Daily via Nate

Viewers find it hard to watch Lee Joon and Oh Yeon Seo couple on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 02:45 AM PST

The viewers aren’t very happy after watching Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Joon couple on the recent episode of MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘. As previously reported, viewers had complained about the decision to keep the couple on the show.

The January 5th broadcast of ‘We Got Married’ showed the couples still enjoying their honeymoons in Hawaii. Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Joon’s parts were still aired despite the complaints.

The episode showed Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Joon having a wedding ceremony of their own and holding hands for the first time. They also had some alone time on the beach plus a fun date. During the date, they put make up on each others’ faces and seemed to enjoy one another’s company.

However, due to Oh Yeon Seo’s recent scandal with her co-star Lee Jang Woo from MBC’s drama ‘Oh Ja Ryong Is Coming‘, the viewers weren’t able to enjoy the couple’s episode. After the episode aired, the viewers shared their thoughts on the viewers’ community board and commented things like, “I really couldn’t watch it“, “It just seemed fake“, “I switched the channel because I couldn’t watch it any longer“, and “This is making fun of the viewers.

Watch the couple’s segments below and tell us if you find it hard to watch. Are viewers overreacting?

‘Infinity Challenge’ achieves the highest viewer rating among Saturday variety shows

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST

MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ ranked #1 in viewer ratings among variety shows aired this past Saturday, December 5th.

According to AGB Nielson Media Research data released on the 6th, the January 5th broadcast of ‘Infinity Challenge’ achieved an impressive 15.5% viewer rating which was a 1% increase from its 14.5% rating the previous week.

This ‘Park Myung Soo‘s How Is It’ special featured the ‘Infinity Challenge’ members performing the songs that Park Myung Soo produced according to each member’s style. In the end, Jung Hyung Don won the crowd over with his “Gangbuk Cool Guy” stage.

Trailing behind were SBS‘ ‘Star Junior Show‘ (12.6%), ‘Star King‘ (12.5%), KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ (10.8%), MBC’s ‘We Got Married‘ (8.2%), and ‘Quiz To Change the World‘ (11.3%).

If you missed the concert performances you can watch them here.

G-Dragon and Jay Park are getting friendly?

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 01:07 AM PST

Looks like all those shout-outs to YG Family are paying off for Jay Park as G-Dragon recently uploaded a photo with none other than talented soloist.

Keeping it simple, G-Dragon posted the above photo with the caption, “with @JAYBUMAOM“. Of course VIPs and Jaywalkers alike were delighted to see the two multi-tainers together.  The pair looked quite chummy with G-Dragon’s arm casually over Jay’s shoulder.

Although Jay Park has mentioned wanting to collaborate with various YG Entertainment artists on several occasions, and has more than a small affection for YGE girl group 2NE1, his apparent friendship with G-Dragon still comes as a surprise.

On the other hand, YGE artists, and in particular, G-Dragon have been slowly lifting the veil of secrecy that had been a company trademark for so long.  With near daily Instagram or Twitter updates, Big Bang‘s leader seems to really enjoy sharing with fans.

Reaction to the post ranged from happiness, “My night has been made. Period. *fan boy moment*” to shock “OMGOMGOMG…MY TWO BABIES…“, to a bit outrageous “jay and gd at the same space at the same time ToT omg. i believe in God now…” and everything in between.

Although this is just one photo, could a collaboration possibly be in the works?  What YGE artist are you most interested in seeing collaborate with Jay Park?

Performances from the January 6th episode of SBS ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 06 Jan 2013 12:12 AM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic actor Lee Hyun Woo, alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and IU!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, GLAM, Kim Sori, Girls’ Generation, and Baek Ji Young held their comeback stages while SECRET’s Sunhwa and B.A.P’s Youngjae sang their duet song.

Check out the clips below!

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Other performances from tonight included: LEDApple, December, C-CLOWN, THE SEEYA, SPICA, BIG STAR, Hello Venus, Juniel, Sunny Hill, Dal Shabet, Yoseob, 24K, and 2BiC!

Check them out below!

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SECRET’s Sunhwa and B.A.P’s Youngjae perform “Everything is Pretty” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 11:56 PM PST

After hinting about their upcoming duet with a friendly snapshot, SECRET's Sunhwa and B.A.P's Youngjae released their duet song, "Everything Is Pretty".

Hit producers Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum collaborated on the song, which is about confessing love. Youngjae has been receiving attention for his husky, yet soft voice, while Sunhwa has been captivating viewers with her lovable relationship with on-screen husband ZE:A's Kwanghee.

This duet song features Youngjae and Sunhwa portraying a couple expressing their fondness for each other as they fall in love.

Check out Sunhwa and Youngjae's adorable duet performance below!

Girls’ Generation hold their powerful comeback stage with “I Got a Boy” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 11:52 PM PST


It's finally here! Girls' Generation have dropped their 4th full-length album "I Got a Boy" with a powerful title track of the same name.

Since its release on January 1st, the girls have been dominating charts and are continuing to rake in millions of views!

After first performing quite a few songs from their new album during their MBC special 'Romantic Fantasy', fans have been anxious to see more.

Check out Girls' Generation's powerful comeback stage with "Dancing Queen" and "I Got A Boy" below during tonight's episode of SBS 'Inkigayo'.

Interview

Performances

GLAM returns with “I Like That” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 11:39 PM PST

GLAM have returned with their second single, "I Like That"!

Although member Trinity decided to leave the group, the rest of the members are determined to show you their best performance as they have joined forces with producer Bang Si Hyuk, their mentor and producer, once again for the upbeat track, "I Like That".

Check out GLAM's comeback stage below!

Gary becomes Gary-guard for his ‘monday couple’ partner Song Ji Hyo on ‘Running Man’

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 11:20 PM PST

Gary transformed into ‘Gary-guard’ for Song Ji Hyo.

On the upcoming episode of SBS‘ ‘Running Man‘, guests including actress Choi Ji Woo, CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa and Jonghyun, B2ST‘s Kikwang, and rapper Simon D will appear for the New Year’s special.

During the filming, Choi Ji Woo and Song Ji Hyo were guarded by Running Man members for the game of Queen Dodge Ball. Apparently, Gary especially stood out from the rest of the members for his professional bodyguard-like skills when throwing himself in front of his ‘monday couple’ partner Song Ji Hyo, and was nicknamed ‘Gary-guard.’

Stay tuned to see ‘Gary-gaurd’ for yourselves on the next episode of ‘Running Man’ airing on January 6th at 6:10pm KST.

Source+Picture: Max Movie via Nate

Go Young Wook gets criticized for his suspicious tweets to Olympian Son Yeon Jae

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 10:47 PM PST

In the midst of Go Young Wook‘s ongoing investigation for sexually assaulting under age women, netizens uncovered a seemingly suspicious conversation between Go Young Wook and Korean Olympic gymnast Son Yeon Jae.

Back in April 2011, prior to Go Young Wook’s scandals, Son Yeon Jae responded to one of Go Young Wook’s tweets replying, “kekekeke is that so… that’s interesting keke” to which Go Young Wook replied, “What’s so interesting hehe. That’s how much Son Yeon Jae shi is pretty, is that too creepy hehe cha~”.

A month later, Son Yeon Jae posted on her Twitter, “Oh a lot of people are worrying about me ㅠㅠ Thank you. I’m just shaking off my nervousness and feeling like I’m catching a cold ㅠㅠkeke” to which Go Young Wook tweeted back, “My hands can’t seem to grasp anything [You seem like you can't work on anything].”

Son Yeon Jae later tweeted to Go Young Wook, “I like ‘Radio Star‘ hehehehehe I will watch it.” Go Young Wook replied, “keke I’m better looking in person keke”, leaving netizens to debate on whether the conversation was just innocent flirting or something more.

In the 2012 Olympics, Son Yeon Jae became the first Korean rhythmic gymnast to qualify and reach the All-around Finals. At the time of these tweets Son Yeon Jae was just 16/17 years old (Western age) which is why this is attracting attention.  Evidence continues to mount that Go Young Wook had a propensity to seek out very young ladies.

Do you think the tweets were innocent chatter or something more calculated?

Source + image: Sports World via Nate

 

Rookie girl group BIKINY unveils MV for new single “Fiesta”

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 10:13 PM PST

Rookie girl group BIKINY recently unveiled a MV for their new single, “Fiesta“.

CJ E&M Music stated, “Don’t be biased about BIKINY only existing during the summer! In January 2013 girl group BIKINY comes back with the song “Fiesta”. All members of BIKINY, including Jaein, Haei and LaLa developed their vocal ability in preparation for this album. This mixed with the addictive melody line at the refrain is the highlight of this song.”

“Fiesta” is an upbeat song that expresses feelings of loving someone and the desire to have some fun.

Check out the “Fiesta” MV below!

Tip: Homer Simpson

Kim Hyun Joong to hold his 1st Japanese tour of the new year, ‘JAPAN TOUR 2013 “UNLIMITED”‘

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 09:45 PM PST

It has been revealed that Kim Hyun Joong will be holding his first Japanese tour of the new year, titled the ‘JAPAN TOUR 2013 “UNLIMITED”‘ tour.

A representative stated, “The preparations for the concert gathering Kim Hyun Joong, who thinks of his fans as first priority, and his fans together is unlike anything else.”

Kim Hyun Joong is set to perform his hit songs including tracks off his 2nd digital Japanese album, ‘HEAT‘, alongside a live band. The keywords for this tour will be “communication” and “consensus” in an effort to get closer to his Japanese fans.

Kim Hyun Joong will begin his tour at Kobe World Memorial Hall on the 6th and will tour various cities across Japan including Saitama, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

Source + image: Star News via Nate

Boyfriend releases Jeongmin and Minwoo’s comeback teaser photo

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 08:43 PM PST

Boyfriend have released more comeback teaser photos, this time for Jeongmin and Minwoo!

The photo was released through Starship Entertainment's Twitter with the message, "Boyfriend’s comeback photo shoot teaser third edition! It’s Minwoo and Jeongmin. Please support Boyfriend’s new challenge on January 10th, 2013.”

As the boys recently finished up promotions for "Janus", fans were surprised to hear that another comeback was in the works. However, as "Janus" was a huge hit for the group making their next track that much more anticipated.

Boyfriend will be releasing a repackaged album on January 10th KST.

Check out the twins’, Youngmin and Kwangmin, teaser photo if you missed it, or Hyunseong and Donghyun teaser photo and stay tuned for more information on their comeback!

Tip: marisang11

G-Dragon impressed by Park Myung Soo’s songwriting talent on ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 05 Jan 2013 08:31 PM PST

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon praised Park Myung Soo‘s self produced songs.

G-Dragon appeared on the January 5th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ and praised Park Myung Soo by saying, “Hyung is a genius” upon hearing that Park Myung Soo had composed 6 songs in just one month.

For Park Myung Soo’s “Gangbook Fancy Guy” which was aimed at going up against Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“, G- Dragon commented, “It’s not bad. The melody is addicting too.” Jung Hyung Don‘s performance of the song is provided below.

For “Nogarcia” which was sung by Noh Hong Chul, G-Dragon shared, “There is a great spectacular flow in one song. It suits Hong Chul hyung well.” Watch the high-energy performance now.

After hearing G-Dragon’s comments about the songs, netizens commented, “Contrary to the expectations, the songs were all good“, “Park Myung Soo must be very happy“, and “I could feel the genuineness in G-Dragon’s praise.”

Meanwhile, the latest episode of ‘Infinity Challenge’ showed the members performing six songs that Park Myung Soo had written in a month. Jung Hyung Don performed “Gangbook Fancy Guy”, Noh Hong Chul performed “Nogarcia”, and Gil sang “Looks Like My Mother“. HaHa put on a performance for “Sexy Boy“, Jung Jun Ha passionately sang “I Love You“, and Yoo Jae Suk wrapped up the show with “Grasshopper World“.

Watch G-Dragon’s cut from the episode plus the other performances from this episode below. What was your have a favorite performance:

G-Dragon’s Cuts

Yoo Jae Suk “Grasshopper World”

HaHa “Sexy Boy” ft. Young Ji

Gil – “Looks Like My Mother”

Jung Jun Ha “I Love You”