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‘Teen Park Bom’ Dia awes viewers with her godly singing

Dia(19) famous for being called the ‘Teen Park Bom‘ during her debut period, has recently garnered massive attention for her singing.

Dia recently guested on KyungTV‘s Chuseok special, ‘Happy Recharge 2pm‘ and gave a live performance of 2NE1 Park Bom‘s “You & I” and singer Park Jung Hyun‘s “I Hope It Would Be That Way Now“.

Despite her young age, Dia gave an amazing performance and drew explosive interest from the audience.  Viewers were blown away by her performance and complimented, “She has the voice of a goddess!” and “Her beautiful voice has found a true master“.

Her performance video was not only popular among tv viewers, but has already collected thousands of viewers through several online sites.


YG to debut Kang Seung Yoon with a boy band next year

YG Entertainment has finally dropped some details on ‘Superstar K2‘ contestant Kang Seung Yoon and his debut!

On September 20th, representatives attended 2NE1‘s ‘NOLZA in Japan‘ and met with reporters at a press conference after the event. They revealed, “Kang Seung Yoon will be debuting under a team next year.”

Even though he’ll be debuting as a group member, YG is still keeping the prospects of solo activities wide open, especially since he’s talented in a variety of genres like rock, dance, R&B, and folk.

They continued, “Kang Seung Yoon is still young, so we feel that he’s capable of expanding from a group into a solo. We’re going to let him try as much as he wants because he has so much talent and potential.”

Kang Seung Yoon is currently acting in MBC’s new sitcom, ‘High Kick 3‘.



Source + Photos: SSTV

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

Which song makes you dance?

Which song makes you dance among several hundred which are released every year?

In the episode of M. net’s Must which airs on the 20th, results of a survey will be shown which had the theme of “The song that makes you dance.”

The first place goes to Clon’s “Kungtari Shabara.” The song was released in 1996 and is marked by its lively rhythm and strong beat. The song gained tremendous popularity in Taiwan as the starting point of Korean Wave.

DJ.DOC’s “Dance with DOC” and “Run To You” ranked second and fifth on the survey.


Who are the best dance idol groups ranked by professionals?

According to a recent report, there is estimated to be a total of 100 teams of boy and girl idol groups in the Korean mainstream music scene by the end of 2011. However, these groups are usually judged on the basis of popularity and their fans rather than by professionals. With that said, how would professionals rank the groups? 27 choreographers and dancers were asked to pick the groups with the best performances.

Plastic surgeons rank the best looking idols

E-Daily recently brought together 30 vocal trainers, 27 choreographers, and 18 plastic surgeons to rank the idols according to vocal talent, dancing, and looks. (Note: This article only talks about the “looks” ranking. The “dancing” ranking article is posted here.)

In the male group category, 2PM came out on top with six votes, while Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon topped the male idol member category with five votes.

On 2PM, director Kim Jun Sung of ID Cosmetics explained, “They have the most balanced looks. They have very clear and masculine features like sharp nose lines.”

TVXQ and Big Bang each earned two votes, coming in at a tie in third place. Won Jin Sung stated, “TVXQ has small faces with unique features and have looks that are very appealing to the public. As for Big Bang, they have masculine face lines and know where their strengths and weaknesses lie in, which shows through their fashion sense.

Lee Moon Sae talks about Big Bang’s remake of ‘Sunset Glow’

Singer Lee Moon Sae spoke up about boy group Big Bang remaking his original version of “Sunset Glow“.

On a popular KBS 2TV entertainment program that aired on the 20th, Lee Moon Sae sang the classic song himself, and he told the backstory to how the Big Bang remake came about.

“Yang Hyun Suk called me one day and said, ‘hyung! Big Bang might re-vamp ‘Sunset Glow’ and sing it as their own, is that okay?’, so I just told him, ‘Do all my songs!’, and I gave them permission.”

“I didn’t do much to help,” he continued. “G-Dragon put my name in the rap for me. When I do events, I actually sing the Big Bang version of “Sunset Glow”. That’s the only way I can get the 20-something year olds get up and start clapping!” he said, which caused everyone to burst out in laughter.

Talented hip hop idols Block B lands in Japan 110920

The talented seven members of the idol hip hop group Block B has taken their first step in Japan.

On September 19th, Block B kicked off their first showcase live tour, “Do U Wanna B?”, at the ZEPP Tokyo.  The tour will be continuing on to ZEPP Osaka on the 22nd, ZEPP Nagoya on the 24th, and ZEPP Fukuoka on the 25th, totaling to four cities.

On their first stage in Tokyo, Block B opened up with “Halo” and went on to perform “Freeze!”, Taeil and Zico’s solo stages, U-Kwon and B-Bomb’s dance battle, Zico, Park Kyung, and P.O.’s rap stage, and Taeil, Jaehyo, U-Kwon, and B-Bomb’s ballad stage.  They received an enthusiastic response for their ability to present a wide array of musical genres.

“Wanna B” in particular was especially charming in that they were able to express who they were as Korea’s hip hop idols.  Once all of the stages were presented, fans shouted and roared until the boys returned on stage to perform an encore with “Tell Them”.