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Congrats to Seunggi for his comeback on Music Bank (Nov 11) and Inkigayo (Nov 13)! And sounding GREAT despite battling a cold and his crazy schedule! WHO else has their first comeback in 2 years, and is making kimchi at a volunteer event a few hours prior to that??!!~ (Believe me, having helped my mom, it’s super exhausting!)
And Seunggi getting Music Bank #2 and being in Inkigayo Take 7 is pretty daebak!! Come on, he was up against SM Ent’s beloved girlgroup, 9-member SNSD! And now there’s JYP’s The Wondergirls‘ comeback… so congrats to Seunggi for holding his own (especially considering he’s got a totally clueless management company!)~
Interview + Comeback Stages, 2011.11.13
INKI #1 – INTERVIEW with MCs IU and Sulli [ENG] (Cracking me up! Awkward + Cute!)
Ok, can Sulli be just a little bit more obvious that this is scripted?! OMG. I know she’s gotten flack before for her MCing, but compared to pro-like IU, you can’t help but to notice. When she missed her timing, Seunggi was looking at her like, okay it’s time for you to talk now! And woah, so awkward, the whole hair-stroking thing. Sulli is super cute, but Seunggi’s expressions are pretty transparent! Hehehehe.
INKI #2 – BECAUSE WE’RE FRIENDS + TONIGHT
Interview + Comeback Stages, 2011.11.11
MB #1 – INTERVIEW with MCs Hyunwoo and Uee [ENG]
MB #2 – TONIGHT + BECAUSE WE’RE FRIENDS
OMG, can someone please explain the lame-looking comeback stage designs? Who is responsible for this?! Is it the management company of the music program crew? But, I’m so VERY RELIEVED that Seunggi’s hair looked good! WHEW~~!
Ok, everyone can definitely acknowledge that Seunggi sounds great!~~
But, WTH Captain Hook?! Fine, maybe you couldn’t do anything about the comeback timing, but a one-person Seunggi is up against all the SNSD girls~ Did Hook just assume because everyone likes Seunggi, people would sit and mouse-click on all the voting sites and buy his album?!
Fine, maybe it’s because Seunggi’s fanbase has more of a statistical normal-distribution! of fan ages than typical idol fangirls? Fine. Then, shouldn’t Hook work with the official Airen fanclub to organize stuff?!
I was really hoping for some evolved stage presence, but I feel like I’m watching a mini version of Teacher Lee Sun Hee performance style and step movements! (and that’s not a good thing in my book! And I totally blame HOOK!) Growing up playing piano and singing (like every Korean!), I totally appreciate and love Seunggi’s voice! And because I’m a fan! But…
I hope Airens don’t hate me, but if I were NOT a fan, of course I’d admire and like him like everyone else does! And acknowledge that he’s a good singer, but would his promotions or comeback stages make me buy his album or songs? Not sure…
Maybe it’s just my own Americanized music preferences, which is why I’m not into Kpop music. But I also love a good song hook and live performances! And the big 3 (SM, YG, JYP) understand that promotion and buzz counts for A LOT!
It’s sad, but true. Good, talented singing doesn’t always translate into album sales and music charts! Although that’s changed some with the popularity of K-shows like SuperstarK, Star Audition, and I’m a Singer that showcase singing talent!
Hook is going for the long-run, not really focused on bringing in new hardcore Singer LSG fans?! They know Seunggi has a top image in Korea that’s like by people of ALL ages. They know he doesn’t have typical idol fandom fanbase, but has almost NO Antis! He’s even repeatedly joked he wants to have a long-thin career, versus short-hot one!
Everyone knows the lifespan of idol fame is short. See the influx of idols in Kdramas! Plus, we know the noonas, young moms, and older ajumma fans are the most reliable, committed, moneyed demographic fanbase! (Especially Airens are the best fans!) And many have babies, kids and teens that have to grow up liking Seunggi too! LOL~~!
Can’t wait to see him on the upcoming, very about-the-music Sketchbook!!!
And hearing sunbae Seunggi is SO weird! But always love the tweets from his juniors (hoobaes) and seniors (sunbaes)…
Double A (same management as Ha Ji Won)
See related posts:
- 2011 Asia Song Festival: Seunggi, together with U-Kiss, and SNSD Yoona
- Baek Jiyoung talks Seunggi’s dancing, abs on Strong Heart and tweets
- [ENG] Lee Seung Gi: 5-minute Music Broadcast, EP 1
- [Music Charts] Lee Seung Gi – Because We’re Friends
- Lee Seung Gi – Because We’re Friends MV [ENG + ROM]
- [Music Chart Rankings] Lee Seung Gi – Time for Love
- Lee Seung Gi – Time for Love [ENG + ROM] & Bonus Teaser
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