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GD&TOP, SNSD, and Miss A to have Collaboration Stages with “Kpop Star” Top 3

A dream-like stage will be put on for SBS‘ “K-Pop Star,” which is now at the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi. Top Korean stars G-Dragon and TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A will be collaborating with the three contestants.
On the 18th, a representative revealed to Star News that G-Dragon and TOP will be performing on the K-Pop Star episode to be aired on the 22nd for a collaborative stage.

Girl’s Generation, who is talked about every day even though they are not currently promoting, will also be collaborating with one contestant.

Miss A, who released title song “Touch” with their new mini album in February, is also planned to perform that day.

People are interested because GD&TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A are not only featured on the show, but are actually performing on this audition program. This show is continuously pleasing k-pop fans, as the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi are rising to fame.

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BoA’s character poster for upcoming film, ‘I AM’, revealed

Following the releases of the character posters of SHINee and f(x) for SM Entertainment‘s ‘I AM‘, world star BoA has released her very own today!

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SM Entertainment releases official teaser poster for upcoming film, ‘I Am’

I Am‘, the upcoming film featuring the stories of SM Entertainment artists BoA, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, and others, has finally revealed its release date!

The film has decided on May as its official release, and on March 21st, revealed the first of what will be a series of teasers to come. The first teaser is an official poster featuring a typographic compilation of all of the artists under SM Entertainment.

‘I Am’ previously received an explosive response with the launching of its worldwide UCC project event, where fans all over the world from the States, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, the Philippines, Indonesia, Columbia, Peru, and more sent in videos of cover dances.

The film is a biographic record of the years of effort made by the artists to realize their passions and dreams. Fans can look forward to everything from stage performances of ‘SM Town Live World Tour in New York’ to their day-to-day activities.

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Hip hop producer Swizz Beatz wants to see a collaboration between 2NE1 and Rihanna

World renown hip hop producer Swizz Beatz expressed his hopes to one day see a collaboration between Rihanna and 2NE1.

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Daesung and Taeyang cuts on SBS KPOP Star Survival (120129)

Big Bang’s Daesung appears on ‘K-Pop Star’, pointed but thoughtful

Big Bang member Daesung appeared on a variety show after a long while away.

On the January 29th installment of SBS’s ‘K-Pop Star’, the YG training system was revealed with the casting audition finals coming up. The contestants attended the monthly evaluations.

Those who set out as the judges next to Yang Hyun Suk were 2NE1′s Park Bom & CL, and Big Bang’s Taeyang & Daesung. After the car accident last year, Daesung had been taking time for introspection. Recently Daesung has started working through MBN’s ‘What’s Up’ and Big Bang is about to make their comeback but it has been a long while since his appearance on a variety show.

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J.Y. Park frustrated over Yang Hyun Suk’s qualification of ‘French Amber’?

On December 18th, the third episode of SBSK-POP Star‘ aired and viewers were able to watch French contestant, Julie Chabrol perform “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green.

After finishing her live performance, the three judges of the show gave varying opinions from praises to disapproval.  For those who have seen the previous episodes, you should have noticed the striking difference between J. Y. Park and Yang Hyun Suk‘s criteria for qualifying contestants.  This episode was another example of that dissimilarity between the two producers.

First, judge BoA commented, You have f(x) Amber‘s vibe.  You seem like a tomboy.  You have a good voice as a foreigner, but skill wise..I don’t know.  I’ll be honest, you would be good as a visual.  I want to see you sing in Korean in the next round and I’ll make a final decision then.  So for now, I’ll pass you to the next round.”

However, producer J.Y. Park disqualified the foreign contestant revealing, I like it when an artist is comfortable on stage, but I don’t like it when they are comfortable without any skills.  You have the attitude of a star, but don’t have the skills like one.  That is very frustrating to me.”  Regarding this statement, the contestant showed her determination as she stated, I want to go further in the contest.  I haven’t shown my fullest potential yet.”

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“K-pop Star,” BoA, Yang Hyun Seok, and Park Jin Young clarify their screening criteria

The Big 3 judges – BoAYang Hyun Seok, and Park Jin Young of SBS TV’s Survival Audition K-pop Star, clarified their screening criteria that are clearly distinguished from other audition programs.

The three judges of K-pop Star, which will start airing from December 4, drew attention by clarifying their screening criteria that reflect their strong individuality. The interview with them will be shown in the first episode of K-pop Star.

Yang Hyun Seok, as the oldest out of the Big 3, said he would screen applicants based on their talent. He said, “I feel sorry to say this but I think over 50% of the talent most stars have is something innate. People can achieve some from their efforts but cannot expect more than that. Making effort is also important but over 50% (of the conditions to become a star) is gifted talent.”

Park Jin Young said he would pay close attention to the participant’s originality and self-confidence when screening. He said, “Participants who have their own merit, who well express themselves, who have their own things either voice or dance, and who present their originality will be able to go towards becoming the K-pop star at the end. The most important virtue to become a star is self-confidence. He or she really has to love his or her own look and voice.”

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BoA, Yang Hyun Suk and J.Y. Park hold a press conference for SBS’s “Survival Audition K-Pop Star”

On the afternoon of November 24th, SM’BoA, YG’s Yang Hyun Suk and JYP‘s J.Y. Park attended the official press conference for SBS‘s“Survival Audition K-Pop Star”, which took place at the SBS headquarters in Seoul.

When asked if there were any contestants that stood out in her memory, BoA answered, “To be honest, there were a lot. There were two contestants that I can recall clearly. One of them was physically disabled and it would’ve been difficult for him to dance, but his efforts moved me to tears.”

“When we mentored the contestants, I gave one contestant some advice and the next day, his singing improved to an extent that was impossible to put in words. Seeing things like that gave great joy to the producers, as it was these moments that gave them hope of digging up truly hidden talents. Although I’m a singer, for a moment I was able to feel the bliss that the show’s producer felt,” she added.

With regards to being part of the judging panel of the contest, CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed, “Contestants who could’ve gotten first place in other singing programs were cut. Also, contestants who we weren’t fully convinced with proceeded to the top rounds. I think our vision is a lot different to that of the mass public. (The final contestants) aren’t like former ‘Superstar K’ contestants Kang Seung Yoon and Kim Eun Bi, who we signed into our agency last year.”

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BoA, Yang Hyun Suk, & J.Y. Park finally record together for SBS’s ‘K-POP STAR’

Hyped as one of the biggest audition shows yet, SBS‘s ‘Survival Audition K-POP Star” (or “K-POP Star”) finally saw all three of its judges record an episode together for the first time.

On November 7th, Yang Hyun Suk, J.Y. Park, and BoA came together as judges and representatives of the ‘Big 3′ agencies in Korea (YG EntertainmentJYP Entertainment, and SM Entertainment). BoA and J.Y. Park already started the audition process for overseas hopefuls, with BoA flying out to L.A. and J.Y. Park coming to New York City.

On this day, however, all three judges came together to oversee auditions as a trio. The first time the judges came on set, they couldn’t help but feel nostalgic over their own audition process. The three thought back to the first time they auditioned to be a star, and shared their personal experiences.

A staff member of the program remarked,  Judges Yang Hyun Suk, J.Y. Park, and BoA judged the contestants honestly and fairly; while they pointed out strengths, they weren’t afraid to criticize any shortcomings as well. There are a lot of highly qualified contestants so the competition is fierce, and we feel as though this will be the greatest survival audition to find the world’s best K-Pop star. We hope you will look forward to the season, which will kick off in December.”

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