A lot of groups are out to try their hands at becoming Big Bang.
Big Bang’s official survival cover contest is gathering a great variety of contestants – including even celebrities.
The three-week preliminaries for the Fantastic Baby cover contest held on Nate Pann drew in a total of 213 teams, with 1100 people. The views for all the videos added up to 6.4 million, proving the great attention the contest was gathering.
What’s notable in the contest is that it managed to draw in some interesting participants with interesting backgrounds.
Big Bang‘s Global Cover Contest is well underway, and it looks like the boys of TEEN TOP took the time to also participate in the event!
A video of some of the TEEN TOP members covering Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” has been surfacing all over the internet.
Niel, Ricky, and Changjo put on a fierce dance performance that was so spot-on, VIP‘s couldn’t help but applause their efforts.
They did the Big Bang members proud.
On March 5, Shinhwa held their first comeback press conference with all six members in attendance. They answered a lot of questions regarding their comeback in nearly four years, but the answer that attracted the most attention was about their favorite idol groups.
When asked if they had any idol groups they’re keeping their eyes on, Eric answered, “In the past we really liked BIGBANG. But these days, we like Teen Top a lot. They remind us a lot about ourselves.” He said the awkward and naive looks of Teen Top, even after winning the #1 spot, made him think of Shinhwa’s earlier days.
Jun Jin, however, mentioned more girl groups, as he said, “I liked Girls’ Generation since we were under SM Entertainment. They were all elementary school students back then, but to see them work so hard now, it almost feels like we’re their older cousin, or real oppa, and we’d like to thank them for growing up so well.”
The group’s daner, Minwoo, in particular, showed his support for Hyoyeon, as he said, “I thought she was the second BoA, and it’s nice to see her be recognized as the main dancer even after debuting as part of Girls’ Generation.”
TEEN TOP, who recently made headlines for their childhood photos, are gaining attention once again for their reenactment of Korea’s favorite drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun.’
While filming for Mnet‘s ‘The Secret Island‘, TEEN TOP was given a mission to transform into comedic characters and act out a parody of ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun.’ Snapshots of the boys carrying out their mission have found their way online and have become a hot topic.
In the first photo, Ricky, who is dressed as Lee Hwon, seems to be giving it his all into his acting, while L.Joe shyly portrays Yeon Woo with his head bowed and face covered.
The other boys were more comedic in their reenactments, as in the second photo Changjo is seen with a pink plastic toy hammer in his hand, which seems to be at odds with his demure court lady costume; Niel portrays his version of Lee Hwon with a pig mask.
Some idol groups are having problems because of extreme and crazy fans but Teen Top states that they don’t have such problems. In an interview with Sports Dong A, Teen Top stated, “We believe that we don’t have extreme fans. We don’t have fans that chase us when we are in cabs. I think our fans know that it makes us uncomfortable and they protect our privacy.”
Idol group TEEN TOP will be going on an overnight trip, and their experience will be filmed for all their fans to see.
The boys will be showing a more approachable and down-to-earth side to themselves through Mnet‘s ‘The Secret Island‘.
This will serve as a nice break for TEEN TOP, who have been busy promoting their hit song “Going Crazy” on major music programs and TV shows. The show also gives them a chance to create some good memories.
Through games and special missions, the boys will also reveal their honest feelings, their competitive natures, and their sense of unity within the group.
Boy group TEEN TOP seems to be the favorite idol group amongst today’s hottest female Hallyu stars.
It all started last year when singer Lee Hyori completed a photo shoot with TEEN TOP last year, and selected the boys as the idol group she would like as a younger partner.
Wonder Girls member Sohee sang praises for the boys saying, “I am most interested in seeing the stage performances of TEEN TOP,” while the members of miss A admitted that they were also fans, even suggesting a possible joint performance.
T-ara‘s Hyomin went as far as to admit that she thought member Niel was cute, stirring interest from fans and netizens everywhere.
And most recently, legendary singer Uhm Jung Hwa admitted on SBS Power FM ‘Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time‘ on February 9th, “I like TEEN TOP. I think they are really cute these days.”