Archive for November 25, 2012

SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Singapore concluded successfully!

November 25, 2012

The ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Singapore’ concert was successfully held for the first time in Singapore on November 23rd at possibly one of the most scenic venues – The Float @ Marina Bay. With the beautiful Singapore city skyline in the background, SMTOWN artists – Girls’ Generation, BoA, TVXQ, f(x), SHINee, Super Junior, Kangta and EXO, performed a total of 50 hit songs in the attendance of 24,000 in the audience, making this concert the largest ever in Singapore in recent years.

Despite the occasional rain showers and drizzles before and during the concert, the artists performed professionally and kept the audience in awe especially for the heavy rain towards the end of the concert starting from BoA’s ‘Only One’, f(x)’s ‘Electric Shock’, SHINee’s ‘Sherlock’, Girls’ Generation’s ‘The Boys’, Super Junior’s ‘Sexy, Free & Single’ and most especially, TVXQ’s ‘Catch Me’. The professionalism of the artists performing and dancing powerfully on stage despite the rain received praises and much love from the fans who were also watching faithfully and without falter in the rain, clad mostly in ponchos and raincoats.

In the 4-hour concert extravaganza, members of Girls’ Generation performed a total of 11 songs including collaborations with other artists. The songs they performed during the concert were:
1. California Gurls – Jessica & f(x)’s Krystal
2. Devil’s Cry – Taeyeon
3. Run Devil Run
4. Genie
5. Twinkle – Girls’ Generation TTS
6. DJ got us fallin’ in love – Girls’ Generation TTS and EXO’s D.O, Luhan, Sehun, Chanyeol
7. Dance Battle – Yoona, Hyoyeon and Yuri with Yunho, Eunhyuk, Tao, Kai, Taemin and Victoria
8. Mr. Taxi
9. Gee
10. Kissing You
11. The Boys

Prior to the concert, a press conference for the concert was held at the Ritz Carlton hotel and it was attended by representatives from the SMTown family – BoA, TVXQ, Kangta, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, f(x)’s Victoria, Super Junior’s Donghae, SHINee’s Onew and EXO’s Suho and Kris.

The artists expressed their excitement to be performing in an SMTown concert for the first time in Singapore and they felt that The Float was a really special choice of a venue because of the beautiful view as well as performing on a stage above water.

When asked about the backstage atmosphere, Victoria said that SMTown seniors and juniors mingle and chat in the rare opportunity to hang out together while having fun and they cheer each other on between performances. She also enjoys the last song in the concert, ‘Hope’ where everyone of the SMTown family goes on stage to sing and greet the fans.

Meanwhile, Seohyun was concerned when asked about her opinions of fans who queued up early for the concert. She was grateful for all the fans who turned up for the concert despite not having performed many times in Singapore. As for those who have been waiting for a week, she was really worried about their health because of the rain. With that, she expressed their determination to perform to their very best to repay their fans.

Meanwhile, the SMTown family are currently in Bangkok, Thailand, having left Singapore a day after the concert to perform for the next SMTOWN concert on November 25th.

More photos from the press conference by media will be uploaded soon.

Photo credits (those without watermarks): Running Into The Sun (Concert organizer)

Embrace winter with Tiffany in latest issue of High Cut!

November 14, 2012

Tiffany transformed into a girl in the midst of flying snowflakes during the winter.

Through star style magazine ‘High Cut’ issue 90, published on November 15th, Tiffany’s romantic winter pictorials were revealed. In these pictorials, Tiffany’s youthful charms are emphasized as she posed in floral-print padded jumper, padded vest, a fur hat and other various winter wears.

Tiffany, who is known for her sense of fashion, adapts herself well to various concepts and costumes.

Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation has released their latest Japanese single ‘Flower Power’ via iTunes Japan while their second Japanese album is set to be released at the end of the month.


[UPDATED] Girls’ Generation to reveal their ‘Flower Power’!

November 1, 2012

It’s time to ‘power-up’ your wallets again! After just a month and a half of the 5th Japanese Single, ‘Oh!’, the girls are back with the 6th single and subsequently, the 2nd Japanese album two weeks later. The 6th single, entitled ‘Flower Power‘ is set for release on November 14th while the 2nd album, of which the title has yet to be revealed is scheduled to be released on November 28th.

‘Flower Power’ is a dance song that features captivating music as well as sexy chorus. The lyrics described the tricks played by a man and a woman who met on a dance floor, as well as the lights, sounds and the dazzling atmosphere which will be expressed through the song.

The photo shown above is a representation of the girls escaping from the search light.  More details about the 6th single as well as the 2nd Japanese album to follow. So, stay tuned!


UPDATE 1: Album details for 6th Japanese Single ‘Flower Power’ and 2nd Japanese Album

6th Japanese Single ‘Flower Power’ (Limited Release)

Price: 1575 Yen (including tax)
Release date: November 14th, 2012


1. Flower Power
2. Beep Beep

*Digipak tall case
*20-page photo booklet
*External Bonus: Poster (rolled)


2nd Japanese Album (Title yet to be revealed) – Limited Edition Type A

Price: 7490 Yen (including tax)
Release date: November 28th, 2012


CD – Total of 12 songs including ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Oh!’, ‘Flower Power’, etc.
DVD – 7 music videos – ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Oh!,’, ‘All My Love Is For You’, ‘Flower Power’, ‘Paparazzi’ Gold version, ‘Oh!’ Dance version’, and ‘Flower Power’ Dance version.

*Deluxe make-up box packaging
*Travel notebook with original stickers
*9 posters of individual members (folded)
*40-page photo booklet containing photos of individual members


2nd Japanese Album (Title yet to be revealed) – Limited Edition Type B

Price: 3990 Yen (including tax)
Release date: November 28th, 2012


CD – Total of 12 songs including ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Oh!’, ‘Flower Power’, etc.
DVD – 4 music videos – ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Oh!,’, ‘All My Love Is For You’ and ‘Flower Power’

*Digipak tall case
*32-page photo booklet


2nd Japanese Album (Title yet to be revealed) – Regular Edition

Price: 3059 Yen (including tax)
Release date: November 28th, 2012


CD – Total of 12 songs including ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Oh!’, ‘Flower Power’, etc.



UPDATE 2: ‘Flower Power’ postponed and new track added!

The release date for Girls’ Generation’s 6th Japanese single ‘Flower Power’ has been postponed from the initial November 14th release date to a week later on November 23rd. Meanwhile, another track ‘Girls’ Generation II Smash-Up’, the digest of Girls’ Generation’s second full Japanese album which is due to be released a week after ‘Flower Power’, has been added to the single.

The updated tracklist in ‘Flower Power’ is as below:

3. Girls’ Generation II Smash-Up


UPDATE 3: ‘Flower Power’ MV + Cover images and tracklist for 2nd Album ‘Girls’ Generation II – Girls and Peace’ revealed

Earlier today, SMTOWN caught SONEs by surprise as the full music video of ‘Flower Power’ was released through its official YouTube channel.

The very first day of November was greeted not only with the music video but also some details about the upcoming 2nd Japanese Album entitled ‘Girls’ Generation II – Girls and Peace’ which will be officially released on November 28th. The album comes in 3 different editions and each jacket features the girls as flight attendants in different settings.


2. Animal
3. I’m a Diamond
4. Reflection
5. Stay Girls
6. T.O.P
8. Oh!
11. Girls & Peace
12. Not Alone