Archive for July 18, 2012
In conjunction with her birthday on August 1st, Tiffany participated in a pictorial shoot for the August edition of fashion magazine Ceci and the 13 props used in the shoot will be put up for auction from July 23rd to August 6th.
In the pictorials, Tiffany transformed into a lively young girl. Dressed in floral-patterned short, pink tube top and laced one-piece dress as well as other lovely costumes, Tiffany also posed along with a pet dog named ‘Ari’. In addition, throughout the shooting session, Tiffany brightened the atmosphere on the set with her own signature eye-smiles.
The real-time auction event will be held from 3pm on July 23rd onwards through Ceci‘s website (http://www.ceci.co.kr) and its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/cecimagazine). A pearl ring and necklace with Tiffany’s initial engraved on it, belt used by Tiffany during TaeTiSeo’s performances as well as bags, etc are among the items to be auctioned.
All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Korean Society for Animal Freedom in Ceci and Tiffany’s name.
Girls’ Generation are featured once again on star style magazine pictorials, ‘High Cut’ and this time, they posed in the official uniform of the Korean contingent participating in the 2012 London Olympics, flaunting their very own unique beauty as well as their beautiful legs.
In addition, all 9 members showed their distinctive fashion sense and presented each of their own charms in these stunning pictorials.
During an interview which took place during the pictorial shoot, Girls’ Generation said, “We will be giving our support for all the athletes of Korea Republic taking part in the London Olympics”.
Besides that the girls also talked about the strong bond within the group by stating, “Even after 10 years from now, we will still be a group called ‘Girls’ Generation’. Like Shinhwa sunbaes (seniors), we want to stick together as ‘Girls’ Generation’ and keep on going to achieve our goal”.
These beautiful photos of the girls will be published in the 81st issue of ‘High Cut’ which will be available on July 19th.
On July 17th, a set of pictorials that features YoonA’s ‘vacation-look’ for outdoor clothing brand, Eider was revealed and it has attracted the attention of netizens.
In the pictorials revealed, besides her beautiful long hair which portrays her innocent look, YoonA was seen in a young-looking, sporty and colorful clothing. Complete with a ribbon headband, a swimming tube and a huge hat, looks like YoonA is ready to go on a vacation!
Netizens who saw the photos commented, “YoonA looks pretty in anything she wears”, “Anything she wears can be used for pictorials”, “I wish to go on a vacation with YoonA”, “Where is Girls’ Generation going for a vacation?”, “Beach goddess is here!”, etc
HyoYeon has successfully entered the final stages for dancing competition reality show ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′.
On the episode of ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ aired on July 13th, HyoYeon entered the finals along with Choi YeoJin and Park JiWoo’s team.
With her best condition, HyoYeon showed her best performance where she performed jive along with rock and roll music. Showing perfect chemistry with her dance partner Kim HyungSuk, HyoYeon made a delightful performance. Judge Song SeungHwan commented, “It’s as lively as popping popcorns” and gave HyoYeon a 9 out of 10 score while another judge Kim JooWon commented, “HyoYeon is as good as a professional dancer” and gave her a 9 as well.
HyoYeon’s second performance was a rumba performance with live singing from Luna of f(x), who turned up to show her support. HyoYeon charmed the audiences with the romantic rumba dance, which is completely different from that of jive. HyoYeon filled the stage with the skills she have gotten from training until now, which led to the judges’ comments such as “Continuous effort seems to create extraordinary” and “The line is very beautiful”.
As a result of her excellent performances, HyoYeon will be entering the finals. Considering what HyoYeon has shown in ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′, this might have been an expected outcome. Just like Kim JooWon’s comment, “Continuous effort seems to create extraordinary”, HyoYeon has tried her best for each episode and this result came from her continuous effort throughout the show.
In this episode, HyoYeon said, “I am happy to have let others know me through ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ and with that, I have reached my goal.” Girls’ Generation members are also proud of the fact that HyoYeon reached her goal.
Yuri, TaeYeon and Tiffany visited as audiences to show their support on July 13th and they watched HyoYeon’s performances wordlessly. They applauded and watched HyoYeon with their mouths wide open with expressions of pride for HyoYeon, who has become who she is through her relentless effort.
HyoYeon said, “I was able to let others know me through ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ and Tiffany told me ‘You seem to be more like yourself in the show’.”
In the show, HyoYeon has won twice. Initially, when she entered the competition, people were more interested in the fact that she is a Girls’ Generation member. However, HyoYeon has successfully shown herself not as a Girls’ Generation member but as a dancer through her endless hard work and practice.
Remember to tune in for the exciting finals of ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ this coming Friday!
Girls’ Generation has been chosen by the staff and managers in showbiz as the female idols with best bare faces.
On July 10th, Show Champion revealed their survey on “Which female idol has the best bare face?” For a month, more than 100 managers, VJs, stage staff, audio staff and other staff were asked.
On the show, it was revealed Girls’ Generation placed first in the survey with staff giving comments such as “Girls’ Generation shines brighter on stage”, “Best beauty”, etc.
Meanwhile, other female idols who were also ranked in the survey includes AfterSchool, HelloVenus and f(x). The male idols with the best bare faces will be revealed on the July 17th episode of Show Champion.
On the other hand, Super Junior, After School, BaekChungGang, Hello Venus, Bohemian, Rhythm Power, F.I.X, Cross Gene, 2Bic, and RosyPP performed on Show Champion aired on July 10th.
After analyzing participants’ dance cover from 4/26 to 7/10, Visit Korea Year has announced the top 5 role models for cover dance groups on July 10th. Participants from more than 50 countries in 6 continents worldwide have registered for this event. Out of the 1350 groups registered, 155 teams covered Girls’ Generation’s choreography, putting the girls in the no.1 spot. SHINee was ranked second with 98 teams, Miss A came in third with 79 teams, Sistar in 4th with 75 teams, while 2NE1 took the 5th spot with 70 teams.
Girls’ Generation and SHINee are favorites among the participants from Asia, Europe, North and South America. TVXQ took first in Oceania and while Block B seems to be Africa’s favorite group. In addition, Sistar’s rising popularity despite not having any promotional activities outside Korea is garnering a lot of attention.
On the other hand, teams that have passed the preliminary round will be competing at the ‘Visit Korea Year 2012 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival’ (http://www.coverdance.org)
Sunny will be leaving KBS 2TV’s ‘Invincible Youth Season 2′.
Through a telephone conversation, a representative of SM Entertainment told TV Report on July 6th, “The July 7th episode of ‘Invincible Youth 2′ will be the final episode that features Sunny (as one of the regular casts of the show)”.
About the possibility of a member filling the void left by Sunny on the show, the representative replied, “At the moment, there’s no such plan to do so. Hyoyeon who appears along with Sunny will still be on the program”.
In addition to that, regarding Sunny’s future activities, the representative explained, “For the time being, Sunny will only be focusing on Girls’ Generation’s activities. Her involvements on individual activities cannot be confirmed at this point of time”.
On the episode of SBS ‘One Night TV Entertainment’ aired on July 4th, one of the hosts Sooyoung, who is known for her long legs, got her leg length measured.
In this episode, while they were discussing about stars’ unique photos, Yoon DoHyun suddenly came up with the idea to measure Sooyoung’s legs in the studio.
Upon this, Sooyoung seemed very surprised but went up to the stage to get her legs measured anyway. Looking at Sooyoung’s legs, Yoon DoHyun exclaimed, “They are very long.” Other reporters looked at Sooyoung’s long and smooth legs with eyes of envy.
After measuring the hosts’ legs, Sooyoung’s legs measured 107 cm and were longer than Yoon DoHyun’s by 5cm. Because of Sooyoung’s “crane-legs”, Yoon DoHyun felt embarrassed.
Sooyoung expressed her relief since she was worried initially but her legs’ lengths came out favorable and lived up to their names.
Girls’ Generation is back with another single to dominate the Japanese music industry again this summer. Exactly 1 year and 2 months after the release of their 3rd Japanese single ‘Mr.Taxi’ (released on April 27th, 2011), Girls’ Generation’s 4th Japanese single ‘Paparazzi’ is set to be unveiled on June 27th, 2012. Just hours after the announcement of the single’s release, the PV teaser was revealed through SMTOWN’s official YouTube channel.
Earlier this month during an interview with JoongAng Daily, Tiffany described the new single ‘Paparazzi’ as a fast-beat dance song that has the most difficult choreography in history. The production team of the single includes Grammy Award winner Miles Walker (mixing) and world-renowned Sterling Sound’s Tom Coyne (mastering).
In the teaser PV revealed, Girls’ Generation members appeared as top stars who are getting all the attention with bodyguards accompanying them as they made their way to a theater. Also, through the teaser, one could clearly hear the repeated verse of ‘ooh la la la~’. Another aspect that strikes the attention of the viewers is the members’ fashionable appearance in beige-colored trench coats in front of a broadway theater.
There will be a total of 5 versions of music videos and soon, you will get to see these awesome music videos on Facebook!
The single comes in 3 editions:
1. First Press Special Limited Edition (CD+DVD) Jacket Type A
Price: 1920 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: CD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental), DVD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Music Video + Close-up version)
Items included: 2 (Type A and B) newspaper-size photo booklets + Poster (Type A – First Press only) + Photos of MV shooting & Members’ Q&A .
*Note: Type A – GIRLS’ GENERATION’ PAPARAZZI “SPECIAL ISSUE”, Type B – GIRLS’ GENERATION’ PAPARAZZI “BEHIND THE SCENES”
2. Regular Edition (CD + DVD) Type A, Jacket Type B
Price: 1590 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: CD – ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental), DVD – ‘Paparazzi’ (MV)
Items included: Poster (Type B)
3. Regular Edition (CD) Type B, Jacket Type B
Price: 1100 Yen (Tax included)
Contents: ‘Paparazzi’ (Main + Instrumental)
UPDATE 1: Music Videos of Paparazzi released, recorded about 2 million views in less than 2 days
At midnight of June 15th, two versions (Full Version and Dance Edit) of ‘Paparazzi’ music video were released through SM Town official YouTube channel. In just less than two days, the full version of the ‘Paparazzi’ MV recorded more than 1.6 million views while the dance version has about 850,000 views on YouTube.
The girls are scheduled to appear on TV Asahi’s ‘Music Station’ on June 22nd along with Linkin Park, KAT-TUN, etc.
Credit: SMTOWN@YouTube/Mst_com@Twitter (Music Station Twitter account)
UPDATE 2: ‘Paparazzi’ topped iTunes Japan Chart
Just hours after its official release, Girls’ Generation have shown their domination once again by taking the no.1 spot on iTunes Japan’s ‘Top Charts’.
Rola’s debut album ‘Memories’ came in 2nd while Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z took the no.3 spot. American singer, Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ was also among the top 10 songs in the chart.
Credit: iTunes Japan
UPDATE 3: ‘Paparazzi’ ranked 2nd on Oricon Daily Singles Chart
On June 27th, based on the data released by Oricon, Girls’ Generation’s ‘Paparazzi’ has recorded sales of 42,525 copies, placing the girls’ 4th Japanese Single in the no.2 spot behind KAT-TUN’s ‘To The Limit’ which sold more than 60,000 copies on day 1. Both singles were officially released on June 27th.
In comparison to the girls’ 3rd Japanese Single ‘Mr.Taxi/Run Devil Run’ which was released in April 2011, ‘Paparazzi’ ended its first day of sales by about 2,000 copies more. However, both singles finished 2nd on day 1.
UPDATE 4: ‘Paparazzi’ ranked 2nd on Oricon Weekly Singles Chart
According to Oricon on July 5th, ‘Paparazzi’ recorded sales of 92,526 copies for the week June 25th to July 1st, which places the 4th single in the 2nd spot on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart behind KAT-TUN’s ‘To The Limit’ which sold 156,351 copies in the same week.