Wednesday, May 4, 2011

B1A4 charms with their first live radio performance of “OK”

credit to allkpop~

On May 3rd, rookie boy group B1A4 kicked off a week of their first radio broadcast guesting on MBC’s “Park Kyung Lim’s Starry Night.”

“Starry Night” features a seven-minute corner for rookie groups to guest in and show off what they’ve got in seven minutes. The corner is set up so that groups can perform one live track and go into introducing their profiles to listeners.

B1A4 stunned with their live performance of their debut track, “OK“, and adorable gestures towards the live camera. MC Park Kyung Lim teased the boys about their name, claiming that it reminded her of a parking lot.

Leader Jinyoung was up first for the round of ‘profile talks’ and sang a short snippet of “Bling Girl“, the song he participated in writing and composing.

Unfortunately, the bell signaling the end of their corner went off just then, but fans can expect more fun performances and the rest of their profile talks on the 4th and 6th.

MBLAQ’s debut event in Japan gathers 10,000 fans, “Your Luv” achieves #2 on Oricon

Via tokyohive:

5 member K-POP dance group, MBLAQ held a special event on May 3rd to celebrate the release of their Japanese debut single, “Your Luv.” The event was held at Kanagawa Lazona Kawasaki Plaza and approximately 10,000 fans gathered to see the boys live.

MBLAQ member Mir, whom recently received surgery on his lower back was also in attendance for this event after taking a break of 1 month to recover from his injury.

At the event, MBLAQ performed their debut single in Korea titled “Oh Yeah” in addition to their Japanese debut single “Your Luv” and “Daijoubu.”

At the event, their single reportedly sold over 4000 copies. G.O commented, “We would love to become #1 on the Oricon ranking chart.”

G.O’s hopes almost came true as “Your Luv” came in at second on the May 4th Oricon Daily chart by selling 9,648 copies.

Source(s): Oricon 1, Oricon 2

credit to allkpop!!

KBS to create a new idol singing variety show, “Immortal Song 2″

KBS has announced plans of creating a new singing variety program featuring an all idol cast titled “Immortal Song 2.”

According to a KBS representative, SHINee’s Jonghyun, 2PM’s Junsu, 2AM’s Changmin, SISTAR’sHyorin, and B2ST’s Yoseob are in the current line-up.

“Immortal Song 2″ will be the second version of the original “Immortal Song” program which ran from 2007 to 2009. In the first season, legendary Korean artists taught Tak Jae Hoon and Shin Jung Hwanamong others how to sing some of their top hit songs. This second season will feature a similar concept, but with idol singers tackling the songs of their seniors and singing it before them to be judged.

On April 29th, “Immortal Song 2″’s PD Kwon Jae Young explained, ”Singers who are considered to be legendary will be viewing the performances of idol singers singing their songs. They will judge and also give suggestions to the idols. The idol stars will be given the opportunity to show off a more diverse charm and will be able to show their weekly improvements to the viewers.

He continued, “It is completely different from ‘I Am a Singer‘. It is not a survival program and so there will be no eliminated members. It is a ‘nice’ variety show that doesn’t require such a difficult processes.

The show will have a total of three rules: First, they will not be able to show off their other talents. Although the purpose of the program is to allow idol singers to sing joyfully, it is because this program is not for the sole purpose of ‘fun’. The priority is to shed light on vocal talents that have been hidden behind mere the glitz and glamor of the stage.

Second, they will not be able to imitate their senior-singers. While they will choose a senior singer and will choose one of their songs to sing in their own color and style, producers believe it will be too easy for viewers to criticize them if they imitate the style of the original singers.

Third, the idol singers who are participating cannot be distressed. Though having a competitive mindset is bound to happen, they cannot let it show or affect their performance on the show.

So what do you think? Looking forward to “Immortal Song 2″?

Source: Newsen via Nate
Tip: greysiyel07

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