JYJ’s Yoochun has received a grading of a class 4 recruit.
Representatives of Yoochun’s management agency revealed via Star News on 3 May, “Yoochun was recently given the class 7 grading 3 times, and underwent detailed screenings. The final decision is a class 4 grading due to his asthma condition.” According to this, Yoochun will be serving his millitary service as a public service personnel. The scheduled enlistment date is 21 May. However, Yoochun is expected to defer the scheduled enlistment date in order to focus on his acting activities for the time being.
Yoochun is currently appearing in the SBS drama “Rooftop Prince”, which will end on 24 May. A representative said, “It is expected for a deferment application to be submitted in due to the filming for the drama. Considering Yoochun’s future activities as an artist, it is uncertain whether or not he will be enlisting within this year. On another note, Yoochun was involved in a traffic accident on 26 April.
Source : [K Star News]
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Viewers of SBS’ Rooftop Prince will soon be seeing JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun while hearing JYJ Kim Junsu’s voice on the television drama.
On May 3, a member of Rooftop Prince staff revealed,” A ballad track off of Kim Junsu’s May 15-release debut album is planned to be included as a song for Rooftop Prince.”
Kim Junsu’s song is titledI Don’t Like Love and has already been recorded.
The ballad song was revealed to be made by Jun Hye Sung who composed the hit ballad, That Woman for the Secret Garden OST, among other hit songs. Following Kim Junsu’s recording, Jun Hye Sung praised Kim and his singing saying, “He really came off as Korea’s best vocalist.”
On May 21st at 6PM PST, Google will be hosting a concert at their Mountain View, California headquarters featuring performances by K-Pop’s reigning stars including SM Entertainment‘s Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, Super Junior as well as KARA, SISTAR, MBLAQ, B2ST, and the Wonder Girls. This event will broadcast through MBC and Google.
This will be the first time that a K-Pop concert will broadcast through not only a Korean channel, but through a major internet portal like Google, evidencing the rise of K-Pop’s popularity all over the world.
A representative of the event stated, “After hearing the news that Korean artists will be performing at the Google headquarters, curiosity has peaked even among the local event organizers. I think that previous performances by Korean artists were targeted towards Korean-Americans or the Koreans living abroad, but this time its appeal will spread to all fans of pop music in the US.”
In related news, SM artists will also be performing for their ‘SMTown Live‘ concert at the Honda Center in California on May 20th.
Source: Star News + Osen via Nate
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JYJ‘s Junsu has successfully completed his third musical, ‘Elizabeth‘, amidst standing ovations and tears.
Playing the character of ‘Death’, Junsu performed a total of 32 times for the musical, selling out seats within 10 minutes of pre-sale tickets going on sale. With his history of records, stable acting, and singing talents, he’s managed to create a new name for himself as a musical actor.
Composer Sylvester Levay of ‘Elizabeth’ commented, “Kim Junsu’s ability to lead each scene was amazing, and his interpretation of his character was nothing short of charming. He’s an actor who knows what perfection on stage means.”
Music director Kim Moon Jung added, “I was surprised by the level of detail he put into his movements. He’s a prodigy of musicals.”
For the final performance of the musical on May 2nd, Junsu commanded the stage for the entire 160 minutes, captivating the audience with his charisma. His ability to accurately express happiness, sadness, and anger brought out a standing ovation from the 1,700 audience members.
Following the completion of his performance, Junsu expressed, “I feel that it was luck that I was offered ‘Elizabeth’. It’s a personal honor for me to have created an amazing work such as this with our nation’s top stars, and I learned a lot from the experience. I’d like to thank our audience members who filled up the seats from the first day to the last.”
In related news, Junsu is currently preparing for the release of his first solo album, ‘Tarantallegra‘.
Source: Review Star via Naver
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JYJ’s Kim Junsu was chosen as the artist whose comeback is the most anticipated by music fans, battling out even "the nation’s little sister", IU.
The music site Monkey 3 had its users vote in a poll on ‘the most anticipated comeback of May’, held from April 26-May 2. A total of 356 people voted in the poll, and chose JYJ’s Kim Junsu out of Baek Ji Young, LeeSsang, IU, Infinite and Ulala Session.
Kim Junsu made it to the top with a landslide 40 percent of the votes. The singer previously heightened anticipation for his first solo album with a teaser poster and the release of the title of his album, Xia. The first single cut of the album, Tarantallegra, was composed by Kim Junsu himself.
Meanwhile, IU came in second with 14 percent. Her upcoming single album Spring at the Age of Twenty, to be released on May 11, contains three tracks, and on May 4, IU will provide a preview of the album with the release of Peach, a track she wrote herself. Because her new songs will be sweet love songs, her fans are anticipating what new side of IU they’ll be meeting next.
Infinite followed in third place with 13 percent, garnering attention for its comeback after gathering popularity with Be Mine, the hip-hop duo LeeSsang came in fourth with 12 percent, Ulala Session, winning team of Mnet’s Superstar K3, came in fifth with 12 percent and Baek Ji Young could be found on sixth with nine percent.
Music Bank, the multi K-pop artists concert from South Korea, will be in Hong Kong for the first time on 23 June 2012 for an exceptional show at AsiaWorld-Arena, following the phenomenal success encountered by K-pop artists such as Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, CnBlue and 2PM in the Hong Kong market recently.
The Hong Kong show will have the privilege to welcome eight of the most famous Korean artist groups who will set the audience on fire with their powerful choreography and their romantic ballads. The confirmed Artist lineup is TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Beast, CnBlue, F(x), MBlaq, Infinite and IU. Often punctuated by surprises and unique performances, the Music Bank K-Pop Festival is an electrifying, enchanting and top quality show.
K-pop fans should not miss this one-night only show. Presented by Korean Broadcasting System and promoted in Hong Kong by Midas Promotions, Music Bank in Hong Kong 2012 will storm the stage of AsiaWorld-Arena on 23 June 2012. Tickets to the show are on sale through HK Ticketing and Tom Lee Music Stores (www.hkticketing.com; tel: 31 288 288) from 8 May 2012.
TVXQ‘s Changmin revealed that he would like to replace Cho Kyuhyun as a new member of Super Junior.
During a recording for MBC‘s ‘Joo Byung Jin’s Talk Concert‘, Hallyu idols TVXQ, Super Junior, and Girls’ Generation guest-featured to film a special MT episode.
The members went around introducing themselves to everyone else, and Changmin introduced himself as a ‘visual artist’, continuing to boast about his appearance in a Japanese movie.
Leeteuk then revealed that Changmin often walks by the Super Junior rehearsal studio to peek in, looking extremely envious. Changmin was asked which member he would like to replace if he were to become a member of Super Junior.
With no hesitation whatsoever, Changmin answered, “I would like to join Super Junior by replacing Kyuhyun who is my friend, and easy to deal with,” causing everyone to explode into laughs.
The episode airs on May 3rd at 11:15PM KST.
Source: KoreaTimes via Nate
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(Junsu) Elisabeth... When the suggestion first came to me that I should take on the role of Death.. I hesitated a lot.. Although I knew better than anyone else that it's such an excellent musical work and such a great role... but ultimately are these really the right fitting clothes for me? Such doubts began to surface in my mind...
(Junsu) But right now at this moment, after finishing the last performance, taking a step away from whether or not I performed well or did badly, I'm trying to think to myself, "Wasn't this a period of time where I was able to learn many things as a musical actor?" To the Elisabeth cast who have been my strength from the very beginning till the very end... Being able to do this together was yet another source of strength for me, and I was really happy.. Thank you all so, so much and to the audience who cried and laughed together with me as well, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
(Junsu) @joohyunieee Idols~ Forever~~~ Hahaha!
(Junsu) I tried not to cry... But at the final veil scene, as soon as I saw Sunyoung-noona, thoughts that "This really is the end huh," crossed my mind, and I ended up in tears in the end.. Though Death shouldn't do that, right........ I was really thankful to the two Elisabeths Sunyoung-noona and Joohyun-noona for crying together with me during that time.
(Junsu) We ultimately depart towards eternal rest and freedom, so don't cry....^^
(Junsu) Also to Min Young Ki hyung who has an amazing voice and truly lives so youthfully.. my musical teacher Eun Tae-hyung.. and Seungdae-hyung who coined the new word "Xiah-seung".. Cool hand-signals Jung Hwa-noona.. Our school teacher Tae Won-noona.. Insane falsettos Suyongie-hyung.. Seriously really good looking flower boy Min Chulie-hyung.. Pringles Yoon-sephㅠ Handsome Jung Han-hyung, Chang Ui-hyung, the voice of the judge Jung Yeolie-hyung..
(Junsu) And the best ensemble hyungs, noonas dong dongsaengs.. The best at pitching Kim Moon Jung-noona.. Writer In Seon-hyung.. The EMK family members that I love.. And to all the staff members outside of these people, thank you all very much.. Ah! And our six Angels of Death... Thank you all so much.
(Junsu) Ah also, Dong Suk who honestly feels more like the hyung than me, and.. ㅎㅎ Seunghyunnie who entered the world of musicals for the first time, thank you both so much~~^^
(gunboy77) @1215thexiahtic Oh yes!! Sorry I couldn't go for your perforance.. I wasn't able to get tickets for it.. ㅠㅠ (Junsu) @gunboy77 It's okay, hyung~^^ Let's see each other on the soccer fieldㅎ
(seungdaeK) @1215thexiahtic Hyung won't forget this too!!! I learnt so many things from you, and the chemistry that we exchanged on stage too... I think all these will remain in my memories for a long time~ Let's see each other again soon with another awesome musical work, and great people! We will see each other soon~^^ You worked hard~ XiahTod!!!^^ (Junsu) @seungdaeK I suddenly recall this time we were talking in the waiting room and you kept saying you were the rediscovery of Kim Seungdae of whichever year.. Now, Hyung is truly the best musical actor in everyones eyes..^^ Although I'm in no place to comment on anyone.. Just by looking at the audience who cried while watching hyung's acting and listening to your singing.. Hyung is already the best acto... Even I, Death, always come out crying everytime after listening to hyung's Mirror Song, don't I~ Being able to do this together with you, I was really happy^^
(Jaejoong) @1215thexiahtic My awesome brother~ Junsu^^ (Junsu) @mjjeje Hyung you're just starting now too, huh~~ Fighting!!^^
(Tonyhong1004) At Junsu's invitation, I came to watch Elisabeth. As it was the last performance for himself, Junsu sang with his entire body and soul, and the many members of the audience and fans applauded at the finest performance, laughing and crying. And I did the same as well. The best performance, Elisabeth. The best musical actor Junsu, fighting! Tonight is an unforgettable night.
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