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Minggu, 30 Desember 2012

SNSD’s Jessica ranks fifth place on the Most Beautiful Faces of 2012

SNSD’s Jessica fifth place and Emilia Clarke ranks first place on The Most Beautiful Faces of 2012.
SNSD’s Jessica ranked fifth place on The Most Beautiful Faces of 2012 by England’s magazine, TC Candler. She ranked the highest among other Korean celebrities.
First place was Emilia Clarke, a British actress, second Marion Cotillard from the movie, Inception, and third was Alexandra Daddario.
Other members of SNSD, Jessica and Taeyeon ranked 42nd place and 50th place respectively.
The next highest Korean celebrity was IU. She ranked 19th place. Song Hye Kyo ranked 33rd place, which was the highest among Korean actress. Other Korean stars: Nam Gyuri, Go Ah Ra, and Jeon Ji Hyun ranked on 58th place, 67th place, and 94th place respectively.

What Will 2013 Bring in Hallyu?

Hallyu, the term for ‘Korean fever’ that is spreading all over the world. Photo courtesy of Geunshinaddict on Blogspot.
The year 2012 has made Hallyu permanently puts both of its legs into a strong stand as more than 80 new idol groups and artists was revealed from the ‘trinity of the K-pop empire’ or from rising entertainment companies and about 40 of them has properly debuted on stage with their activities. With YG Entertainment solo artist PSY and his continuing legacy of Gangnam Style, South Korea’s contemporary culture is now placed in the global spotlight. 2012 is a definitive, exhaustive, yet brought most preeminence of the music market of South Korea. Taking place over Hallyu 1.0, we are now all acquainted with catchy tunes and eye-catching choreography that sets your rhythm going – this is the K-pop song you’re listening to.
As many know as much new faces came to arise, one will know many will fall but a few will come to stay and mark their positions as a part of the Hallyu Wave in the entertainment industry. With the fact how technology from the country has gain much preference compared to the previous mentor and now rival Asian country that has lead its golden years. So with this side notes and expectations for 2013, I sum up the progress and what to expect in the coming new year, right after the Year End Celebrations that we’re definitely looking forward to.
On an academic note, University of Michigan held a symposium in regards to ‘Hallyu 2.0‘, surfacing how researchers are now gathering to have great interests in the contemporary culture. Recently, the Embassy of Korea in Indonesia, the next hotbed for Hallyu ventures held “Cultural Cooperation and Hallyu Wave” Seminar to discuss.
If one has been following Hallyu 2.0, the era where hallyu is distributed through the internet by the participatory culture of fans as netizens and thus, the music industry took over film and dramas from Hallyu 1.0, it might be tiring as of 2012 where there are now too many non-distinctive debuts and projects.
What can be expected in 2013? Old Hallyu hotbeds Thailand, Philippines and now Singapore to be considered as K-pop’s second home might be now a commonplace; K-pop might be now a humdrum, and thus promoters and entertainment companies are looking elsewhere, especially in the West, to continue the perpetuation of the Wave.
Now with the government’s sub-unit KOCCA, we are looking at bigger establishments; ‘K-pop Night Out’ will be held in France next year, announced a couple days ago by the government body. It visited Singapore this mid-year to successfully have introduced a variety of Korean music styles not restricted to idol pop. This ambitious way of promoting will possibly keep putting South Korea on the map as 2013 will pick up from PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ world legacy to branch to other things.
Will this bring Hallyu 3.0? “3.0 [should be] 3D: Dynamic, distinctive and be diverse,” the three elements that is formed by DFSB Kollective’s CEO, Bernie Cho. The way to go for Hallyu – it has conquered the world, and it will hopefully be an Asian culture that is loved and to stay.
With this, what’s next in 2013? I re-introduce the most awaited and probable Hallyu lead in the first-half of 2013. Dynamic and distinctive in its own market league, we recap what idol groups SISTAR and SHINee is like to present a new side of them – that if you’re as curious as I am what have they prepared in their comeback. How far can we pull Hallyu into diversity? We then introduce you Urban Zakapa (read the review) and Sweet Sorrow, the two groups with highest vocal quality one can possess in the current mainstream market. They have a short discography to boast but sure put your mornings, afternoons and twilight hours into soothing and relaxing moments. Other than that, the most watched show unofficially off the air, Running Man (read the review) runs for ‘presidential’ chair in the next Hallyu development.
Who in your opinion will be a great candidate as a 3D hallyu artist or show? Do you agree with me as of the above for the first-half of 2013? Share your views below!

Super Junior’s Kangin and Big Bang’s T.O.P look alike?

Super Junior’s Kangin has created a stir with his similar appearance with Big Bang’s T.O.P.
On December 28, the singer posted a picture on Twitter and commented, “I’ll live a better life today than yesterday. I’ll try harder and harder. It’s very cold today. Try to keep yourselves warms.”
In the picture, Kangin reveals sharp, V-shaped jawline and thick eyebrows that look very similar to the ones of T.O.P. In addition, his hair is dyed in white, which adds more similarity to T.O.P’s appearance.
Netizens who saw the posting reacted: “People will believe if he introduces himself as T.O.P.” “Kangin lost a lot of weight.” “His hair and glasses make him look even more like T.O.P.” “Kangin has become better looking.” “I thought he was T.O.P.”
In the meantime, Super Junior is to appear in 2012 MBC K-Pop Festival scheduled to be held at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do and Imjingak Pyeonhwa Nuri Park on December 31.

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk and IU are spotted together

IU and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk were recently spotted together on a show.
On SBS Music Festival that aired live on December 29, IU and Eunhyuk were spotted together. Host IU was on her way to interview one of the singers who attended the festival and Eunhyuk was sitting on a chair.
Because it was the first time for them to appear together on TV after a rumor of Eunhyuk’s romance with IU was spread out, it attracted a lot of attention.
However, Miss A’s Suzy, who also hosted the show, interviewed Super Junior members. While Eunhyuk was speaking, IU just focused on reading a script.
People who watched the festival responded: “I was nervous to watch them together.” “Why didn’t they just talk naturally?” “They were conscious of each other too much. Did their agencies want them to do so?”

4Minute’s Hyun Ah vs Secret’s Jun Hyo Sung: Who’s prettier?

4Minute’s Hyun Ah and Secret’s Jun Hyo Sung recently showed off their pretty faces without wearing makeup.
Hyun Ah and Jun’s faces without makeup were released on the 2012 SBS Music Festival that aired live on December 29. SBS Music Festival released a video of Hyun Ah and Jun, members of its project group Dazzling Red.
In the video, Hyun Ah shows off an innocent look. Her face without wearing makeup is quite different from her alluring look with makeup. Jun, an icon of sexy and cute, also shows off an innocent, cute look without wearing makeup.
Along with Hyun Ah and Jun, KARA’s Nicole, Sistar’s Hyo Lyn, and After School’s NANA gave a spectacular performance for the audience at the festival as Dazzling Red. In sexy red dresses, they showed off a perfect performance and singing abilities.
SBS Music Festival was hosted by IU, Miss A’s Suzy, and Jung Gyeo Woon. TVXQ, Big Bang, Super Junior, 2NE1, SHINee, KARA, B2ST, Sistar, Infinite, 4Minute, FT Island, After School, CN Blue, Secret, 2AM, EXO, and B.A.P performed at the festival.

KARA’s Park Gyu Ri shows off her doll-like face

KARA’s Park Gyu Ri recently showed off a doll-like look.
On December 30, KARA uploaded a picture of herself on her Twitter account with the comment, “I only have one more year-end event to attend. I’ll finish it successfully and end this year in a pleasant mood.”
In the picture, Park is showing off her clean-cut features with heavy eye makeup. Her sharp V-line chin and white skin especially attract a lot of attention.
People who saw the picture responded: “KARA were the best at the music festival.” “Park Gyu Ri is a goddess.” “She’s so pretty.” “KARA are the prettiest girl group of all.” “I like the mole on her face.” “I’m so excited about watching MBC Music Festival.”
KARA will attend the 2012 MBC Music Festival on December 31.

Alexander Eusebio Casted In A 2013 Movie

First Fanmeet in Singapore (July 2012)
Xanderettes can countdown in happiness and look forward to the new year as Alexander Eusebio (or affectionately known as Xander) has been casted for an upcoming movie. Directed by Singaporean actress-turned-director Michelle Chong, the movie titled ‘Three Peas In A Pod’ will be her second project following the successful debut piece of ‘Already Famous’.
Xander has been casted along with Taiwanese singer Calvin Chen, from boygroup Fahrenheit (Fei Lun Hai).
Yet another fusion collaboration. Stay tuned for more juicy news on this upcoming movie!

Big Bang’s Seungri and 2NE1′s Sandara Park show off their friendship

Big Bang’s Seungri recently released a picture of himself with 2NE1′s Sandara Park.
On December 29, Seungri uploaded the picture on his Twitter account with the comment, “With 2NE1′s Dara.”
In the picture, Seungri and Park are starting at the camera in black with smiling faces. They’re putting their arms around each other’s shoulders.
People who saw the picture responded: “Sandara Park looks so innocent.” “Seungri’s Academy.” “They both are good-looking.” “They look so mysterious.” “Seungri has become more handsome.” “Their faces are so small.”
Big Bang will attend MBC Music Festival on December 31.