The seven boys of talented hip-hop group Block B made their return on the February 4th edition of MBC‘s Music Core with a performance of “Nanrina” from their second mini-album titled ‘Welcome to the Block‘. Fans would normally be happy about this but many Block B fans were angered over their perceived mistreatment of the boys.
Block B opened the show on Music Core, and some fans took this as an insult because Block B is a hot group making their return and usually the opening of the show is reserved for lesser known artists. Additionally, fans didn’t like the fact that the important dance routine from the beginning of “Nanrina” was cut out. After the broadcast was over, many netizens immediately took to online message boards and utilized SNS to share their angry thoughts.
Netizens commented, “I was so surprised that they cut out the most important dance part. I was also really upset that they put Block B first over the lesser known artists,” and “The cameramen didn’t even properly capture the members performance.”
Block B has showed power and compelling choreography through “Nanrina”. Member Zico also had a huge influence by producing 5 of the 6 tracks on their new mini album.
MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ will be advancing into China!
MBC’s Hallyu content production team revealed that the Chinese version of ‘We Got Married’ is currently in production with a tentative air date beginning in February! The program will begin with two pilot episodes, and further development will depend on its success with the viewers.
T-ara‘s Hyomin and Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun have been the first to be cast for the Chinese version of the popular variety show. Hyomin will become a couple with Chinese idol group BoBo‘s Fu Xinbo while Kyuhyun will be coupling up with actress Lou Yi Xiao.
There will be a total of three couples; the final couple will be made up of famous Chinese actors and actresses. MBC representatives revealed, “MBC and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) will be co-producing the project. If there’s a positive response to the pilot program, we’ll develop the format.”
4minute‘s Kwon Sohyun expressed her desire to be featured on the popular MBC variety program, ‘We Got Married‘.
At the ‘4th annual Idol Star Athletics & Swimming Championships‘ that aired on January 24th, Sohyun held a brief interview with MC Leeteuk before her 50m dash.
“I heard you wanted to be on ‘We Got Married‘,” Leeteuk said to her. “Yeah, I really want to but they said I couldn’t because I was a minor,” she explained.
Leeteuk followed up by asking, “Is there anyone here at the Championships that you would like to be coupled with?”
MBC has brought back their popular holiday special, ‘Idol Star Athletics & Swimming Championships‘, for the 2012 Lunar New Year!
Many exciting TV Programs are scheduled for the Lunar New Year holiday and each major broadcasting station will be airing specials featuring idol stars. If you can’t spend the holidays with family and loved ones, then the TV can substitute and bring you laughs.
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MBC will be hosting ‘The 4th Idol Star Athletics-Swimming Championship’. Hosting the program will be Kim Jae Dong, Boom, Lee Teuk, and anchorman Oh Sang Jin and many idols stars will be participating in the championships such as B2ST, T-ara, 4Minute, MBLAQ, Boyfriend, and Dal Shabet. Be sure to catch these idol stars competing against each other in games of athletics on January 24th.
Idol stars will also be appearing on MBC’s ‘Idol Alkkagi Championships’. The MCs for this program will be occupied by Kim Gura, Boom, and anchorman Kim Jung Geun. Idols like Super Junior, SHINee, SISTAR, and miss A will be participating in the program along with first generation old school idols like HOT’s Moon Hee Jun and Tony An and Roo’ra’s Go Young Wook.
B1A4’s Shin Woo confesses that f(x)’s Krytal is his ideal type and he loves her.
On January 14, MBC’s Weekly Idol-“Idol Of The Week” airs a special feature for the Lunar New Year. B1A4 appears in the episode, and Shin Woo, in particular, reveals that he is a big fan of f(x)’s Krytal and leaves a message to her on the broadcast.
He says boldly, “I’d like to have a meal with you someday. I’m a big fan of yours. I love you.” To his expectant, but bold confession, other members seem to be shocked.
But soon, they become encouraged by his bold confession and reveal their ideal type, SNSD’s Yoona, Taeyeon, and Miss A’s Suzy, appealing with their rookie image.
Following Hyorin and Sung Min, it looks like the second couple on MBC’s “Exciting Shake” is MBLAQ’s Lee Joon and After School’s Lizzy.
On January 5, local media reported the two as the second couple, quoting the training coach who appeared on the show with them. The trainer said, “Today, After School’s Lizzy and MBLAQ’s Lee Joon completed the intense filming session,” affirming their appearance on the show.
So far, the only other couple we’re aware of is Hyorin and Sung Min. Other female casts on the show include Kara’s Han Seung Yeon and Secret’s Han Sun Hwa. The rest of the male counterparts are unknown at this point.
MBC “Exciting Shake” is supposed to be a spin-off of the highly popular reality show, “We Got Married.” The couples will compete in different contests and performances, and eventually build a dating relationship.