"K-pop makes all of us friends " 2012/10/31, Source,
Team OMG (Czech) cheers for joy after being awarded the grand prize at the K-Pop World Festival 2012 (photo: KOCIS).
The final round of the K-Pop World Festival 2012 went off without a hitch. This year's K-Pop World Festival took place in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) on October 26, gathering more than 15,000 K-pop fans from across the world. The grand prize trophy for vocals went to Nadya & Marwah (Indonesia) and for performance to OMG (Czech Republic)
Going above and beyond other singing and dancing competitions, the 2nd annual K-Pop World Festival brought world K-pop fans together in Korea to give them a chance to establish friendships with each other and to experience the Korean lifestyle,...More
Behind the Scenes: KBS Music Bank 2012/10/13, Source,
Written by Admin on October 12, 2012 in Special Report, Travel, Worldwide Korea Bloggers
* This post is written by Korean Class Massive, one of the Korea Blog's Worldwide Korea Bloggers.
With Psy currently dominating the music charts all over the world and opening the way for Kpop, we take a look at one of the reasons as to why Kpop is so popular; music shows. The pop music scene in Korea is vastly different from the UK pop music scene. One of the main reasons for this is because of exposure. In South Korea, there are 3 music shows each week and numerous variety shows featuring our favourite idols. Here in the UK, we lost Top of the Pops a good few years ago and if I wanted to see The Wanted perform one of their latest track, I have no idea where to look; the exposure we have to musicians in the UK is limited. One of the main reasons why One Direction spiraled into such a MASSIVE success is because X Factor gave them weekly exposure, giving them a chance to steal the hearts of fangirls each week.
In South Korea there are 3 big music shows each week, and Korean Class MASSIVE were lucky enough to be given the chance to see how an episode of KBS's 'Music Bank' is created. Here we were able to witness all the hard work that goes into bringing your bias to your screens each week. The production team starts insanely early in the morning, and by the time we rocked up at 1pm to watch FT Island film their pre-recording, it looked like the stag crew had been preparing for hours. We saw podiums already on stage with hanging lit up boxes before FT Island came on stage, along with a whole host of different lighting and effects rigged up. Very high production values for just one stage! We were also very shocked to only see one stage in total, as when watching Music bank, we get the illusion of multiple stages that it cuts back and forth to. We had been picturing idols just waiting on the other stage as the previous performance comes to an end. But in reality there is only one stage and 'Music Bank' is actually made up of a mixture of live performances and pre-recordings,...More
FT Island plays new tracks at concert 2012/09/04, Source,
During its two-day concert on Saturday and Sunday at Olympic Park, eastern Seoul, FT Island treated fans to a sneak peek of new songs from its new album set to be released on Monday. The band sang a total of 21 songs including the title track "I Wish" as well as the songs "Life", "Paper Plane" and "Let it Go!",...More
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