Four members from SM Entertainment‘s rookie groups EXO-K and EXO-M will be making their first appearance at the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘.
SM Entertainment is planning to have a surprise performance by four members of EXO – KAI, LU HAN, TAO, and yet-to-be-introduced CHEN – on December 29th during the ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’. In particular, CHEN, who will be revealed for the first time through this stage, will showcase his superior vocal talents that surpasses the level of a 19-year-old. Because he will be the lead vocals for the group, many are anticipating this live introduction.
Most recently, a group photo of the four members (above) through their official website as well as Korean, Chinese and international social networking platforms has been spiking international interest in this group.
Although four members of EXO-K and EXO-M have been confirmed, the exact number of members still remains unknown, drawing even more curiosity from the general public.
Source: Newsen via Nate
by phenom @ allkpop
Earlier, we reported on the spectacular line-up that will be making an appearance at the ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’.
To tease the fans, who are waiting in anticipation, even further, SBS has aired a short preview featuring behind-the-scenes clips of TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, B2ST, Kim Hyun Joong, and Wonder Girls.
The ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’ will air on December 29th at 8:50 PM (KST), and features the tentative line-up of TVXQ, 2PM, Super Junior, 2NE1, Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, KARA, B2ST, CNBLUE, F.T. Island, Brown Eyed Girls, T-ara, miss A, f(x), Lee Seung Gi, IU, Kim Hyun Joong, After School, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Dal Shabet, Boyfriend, A Pink, B1A4, SECRET, 4minute, G.NA, SISTAR, Davichi, K.Will, TEEN TOP, Rainbow, and U-KISS.
Check out the preview below!
BANG&ZELO has come up with an impressive performance for the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘!
TS Entertainment shared, “BANG&ZELO will be the red carpet opening performance at the ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’, which takes place at the Ilsan Kintex on the 29th at 8:50 p.m. KST.”
The two will be performing “Never Give Up“, and considering the fact that SBS usually only gives the opening stage to the strongest rookie debut of the year, BANG&ZELO is off to a good start even before they’ve made their official debut as B.A.P.
After their attendance, they’ll be concluding their activities as a unit group to prepare for their large-scale showcase debut next month. Tickets for the showcase opened on their fancafe this week, and the boys have been receiving calls from even fans overseas that would like to attend.
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
SNSD‘s YoonA, Lee Seung Gi, and actress Song Ji Hyo have officially been chosen to MC the upcoming SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’.
On December 27th, a representative of SBS shared that the three entertainers will be hosting the music ceremony on December 29th at 8:50 p.m. KST. The ceremony will be broadcasted live for viewers to watch. This is also YoonA’s second hosting for year-end ceremonies in 2011, as she previously led the KBS ‘Entertainment Awards‘ back on the 24th.
Furthermore, top artists such as B2ST, 2NE1, 2PM, Wonder Girls, KARA, Super Junior, SNSD, and TVXQ will also be participating in the ceremony, showcasing a never-before-seen joint performance.
But that’s not all — SBS has also organized a dance battle between boy groups, ballad performances, and a sexy performance by several divas.
Source + Photos: Mydaily via Nate
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SBS will be holding their ‘2011 Gayo Daejun‘ on the night of December 29th live at 8:50 p.m. KST!
Representatives of SBS revealed, “We’re preparing stages centered around the theme of Hallyu. Like our previous festivals, singers will be holding joint stages together. The details aren’t hashed out yet, nor are the MCs confirmed.”
Super Junior‘s Kim Heechul and CNBLUE‘s Jung Yonghwa hosted the event for two consecutive years, but as one is currently on army duty and the other is busy with other schedules, SBS has been forced to search for replacements.
As such, Yonghwa will only be performing with CNBLUE for the event. His representative explained, “CNBLUE will be beginning their Asia tour next month so their schedule is booked.”
MBC‘s ‘Birth of a Great Star‘ winner Baek Chung Gang and fellow contestants Kwon Ri Sae and David Oh will be performing at MBC’s ‘2011 Gayo Daejun Festival‘.
On December 17th, producers revealed that the audition show stars will be performing thrilling stages. Baek Chung Gang will get his own solo stage while Kwon Ri Sae and David Oh will perform as a duo.
Considering that Kwon Ri Sae and David Oh were also a ‘We Got Married‘ couple, fans are looking forward to seeing them back together on stage.
The awards festival is certainly proving to be a festival of the couples, as it was previously revealed that four couples of ‘We Got Married’ would be co-hosting the event as well.
‘We Got Married‘ fans, rejoice! It’s just been announced by MBC that popular couples from both the past and current seasons will be returning as MCs for MBC’s ‘2011 Gayo Daejun Festival‘.
On December 15th, MBC revealed, “Leeteuk, Nichkhun, Jo Kwon, Ga-In, Eunjung, Victoria, Kang Sora, and Lee Jang Woo will become the new couple MCs for the ’2011 Gayo Daejun Festival’.”
The entire line-up were or are currently couples on ‘We Got Married’, and were chosen for being some of the hottest stars this year. MBC explained that the group will be co-hosting the year-end ceremony together. Considering how most of the couples left earlier in the year, their reunion at the festival is becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year.
The ’2011 Gayo Daejun Festival’ will be held at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan on December 31st at 9:50 p.m. KST. The four hour long event will be visited by a total of 46 artists.
Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
As the final music event of the year, the 2011 MBC Gayo Daejun Festival (or ‘MBC Korean Music Festival’) has unveiled a spectacular artist line-up fit to send off 2011 with a bang!