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“Were we intimidated by the audience?” (Tiffany)
“Not at all! We enjoyed the stage.”
It was just as expected from Korea’s top girl group Girls’ Generation, as they appeared one after another on main American talk shows. On January 31st, the girls appeared on CBS’s show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ showing a strong and synchronized performance, and then appeared on ‘Live! with Kelly’ the next morning on February 1st grabbing the attention of viewers across America. Of course, wherever Girls’ Generation went, a crowd of fans also followed. After their recording at ABC, Joongang Daily met up with Girls’ Generation at their hotel.
It is the first time that a Korean artist appeared on all three main broadcasts, how do you feel?
Tiffany: I guess since I grew up in America being told that we would be appearing on these shows made me cry.
Weren’t you nervous?
Sooyoung: Because it was a live performance we felt a little bit of pressure. And on top of that it was David Letterman Show’s 30th anniversary so that just made it even more nerve wrecking.
Tiffany: During the rehearsals we were all jetlagged, but once the camera started rolling, we all screaming and just enjoying ourselves.
Taeyeon: It was the first time that we had performed this song with a live band, so it was very exciting for all of us. If another opportunity arises, we wish to perform with the live band again.
What kind of conversation did you share with David Letterman?
Jessica: Mr. Letterman shook our hands and told us that our performance was ‘absolutely fantastic’. We were all happy after hearing that.
How was the talk show with Kelly Ripa?
Seohyun: It was fun when we were teaching Kelly one of our dance moves. We all enjoyed ourselves. And a lot of our fans were also in the crowd, so it really gave us strength when we heard them singing along and cheering us on.
The audiences’ reaction was very hot.
Tiffany: We were only able to get this far due to our loyal and passionate fans. Wherever we go, they were always with us giving us strength. But we were really surprised to hear our fans cheering from inside the American TV studios.
Last year you performed at Madison Square Garden and now three main broadcasting stations. What is your next goal?
Yuri: We want to start an American tour, and dreaming a bit bigger, our big hope is to also do a world tour.
Taeyeon: We travel a lot overseas for our solo concert as well as other performances so there is one little thing that I wish to accomplish. And that is going on a world tour in our own private plane. (laughs)
In order to increase your activities in the US, wouldn’t you need to study more English?
Tiffany: We are studying hard in order to do our interviews all in English. There are a few members that are especially good at learning languages, such as Sooyoung and Seohyun.
Sooyoung: Thank you! (smiles)
Do you have plans on releasing an English album?
Tiffany: We do have plans on releasing an American album around spring or summer. Please look forward to its release.
Having nine members and having to always be around each other, do you get into fights or arguments?
Yuri: Of course we do. But because we all grew up together from such a young age we’re all pretty much sisters. We know what the other wants just by looking at their eyes.
Tiffany: Just like any family, if there is a mischievous and cheeky member, there’s also the kind and gentle older sister-like figure. We’re just one big family.
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On February 1st, Girls’ Generation held a press conference at Gansevoort Hotel, New York, after successfully completing their first performances on American TV.
After being asked about how they felt being on American TV the girls replied, “When we were first told that we were confirmed to be on a famous American TV show, all of us just cried. We didn’t believe it until we got here and actually performed in front of the live audience and the cameras. It was just so surreal and such a big honor. It was an experience that none of us will ever forget.”
On January 31st, Girls’ Generation made their first American debut on one of the main American talk shows, CBS’s ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’. The girls performed a new remix version of their song ‘The Boys’ live, along with the shows live band. The next day on February 1st, the girls made their second appearance on ABC’s popular morning show ‘Live! with Kelly’, also performing their song ‘The Boys’.
Earlier today, national American daily, USA Today also had a brief interview with the girls.
Their next interview is scheduled to take place on February 2nd with NBC’s entertainment program ‘Extra TV’.
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On January 31st, Girls’ Generation appeared on CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ as performance guests in the later half of the show and they performed a remixed English version of their hit song ‘The Boys’, which was on sale since January 17th.
The host David Letterman introduced the girls, “Our next guest is a very popular group from South Korea who have just released their first album in America. It’s entitled ‘The Boys’. Please welcome their network television debut, Girls’ Generation.”
The ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ has a tradition of performing with a live band so the girls performed ‘The Boys’ in a band remix version.
Coincidentally, the episode where Girls’ Generation made their debut on the American network television was the 30th anniversary of the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and the host David Letterman thanked the girls in Korean, attracting more attention than usual.
In conjunction with the special appearance on American television, the girls stated, “Since we knew that we will be making an appearance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, we have been very excited. Also, participating in the show was a great time for us.”
Fans gathered since early in the morning outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ was recorded and their wait was paid off when the girls stopped to greet them and gave autographs!
Bill Murray, an actor-director, who also participated in the same episode as a guest, posed for a photo with the girls after the recording.
Not only were fans amazed by the performance on the Late Show, fellow Korean singer Brian Joo also tweeted about it shortly after it was aired!
Check out the fantastic performance of the remixed version of ‘The Boys’ on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’!
Meanwhile, on the January 31st episode of American talkshow ABC’s ‘Live! With Kelly’, a preview of Girls’ Generation in the February 1st episode was aired.
The host of the show, Kelly Ripa, described the reaction of fans from around the world by saying, “Many people are tweeting about the fact that Girls’ Generation will be on our show! They are an amazing group!”
Furthermore, Daniel Radcliffe, famous for his role as Harry Potter, was present in the day’s episode as a co-host and he said, “I have Girls’ Generation’s CD as well.”
Netizens and fans were amazed and exclaimed, “Daniel Radcliffe has Girls’ Generation’s CD? This is surprising!”
Not only are the girls participating in the above two shows, but they will also be interviewed by ‘Extra TV’, a famous entertainment news program.
On the other hand, it is more good news for fans in the East Coast as Girls’ Generation will be having a fansign event at Best Buy, One Union Square South, NY on Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm. Space are limited and wristbands will be distributed with purchases of CD, starting from February 2nd.
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Update 1: Girls’ Generation performs on ‘Live! with Kelly’!
On the morning of February 1st, Girls’ Generation once again left their mark on American television by guesting on ‘Live! with Kelly’, where they performed a shorter version of ‘The Boys’ with their perfected vocals and choreography.
SONEs, who were present at the recording, impressed the host, Kelly Ripa, and co-host, Howie Mandel with Kelly exclaiming, “I’ve never seen such audience participation in my life.” The latter added in awe, “They (the fans in the studio) knew all the words and they were singing along!”
Kelly also praised them for being a “gorgeous group of women” before briefly discussing the audition and training process the girls had been through.
Howie Mandel also praised the fluency of Tiffany’s English, to which she responded wittily, much to the amusement of the hosts and fans.
The entertaining hosts also followed along to the one of the moves from the choreography of ‘The Boys’ or as Kelly said, “Pop our booty!”
Check out the performance and short interview here, as well as the SONEs, who attended and impressed the hosts!
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Girls’ Generation have departed for New York at 10am KST on January 30th to attend America’s popular talk shows CBS’ ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ on January 31st and ABC’s ‘Live! with Kelly’ on February 1st. On these shows, the girls will also be performing ‘The Boys’.
A representative of SM Entertainment said, “Girls’ Generation have been busy with their individual schedules but they practiced in between their schedules to deliver perfect performances in US. After the broadcast, they will have media interview sessions and it seems that they will only be back in Korea after February 2nd”.
Although Girls’ Generation barely have any promotional activities in United States so far, the fact that the girls received such ‘love call’ soon after the release of the special album has attracted huge attention.
In addition to that, as Girls’ Generation will also be the first Korean artists to step on the stages of America’s main talk shows, fans in Korea and other parts of the world have shown great interest and anticipation towards their appearances on these popular shows.
Girls’ Generation are highly regarded by the music producer for American TV Network, CBS’s popular talk show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’.
SM Entertainment revealed a portion of the email received from the music producer of ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, Sheryl Zelikson, confirming Girls’ Generation’s appearance on the show.
According to the email, producer Sheryl Zelikson said, “We thought of Girls’ Generation as a very interesting and unique group and thus, we decided to invite them on the show. We are very happy that Girls’ Generation have agreed to come on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ as their debut appearance on an American talkshow.”
Girls’ Generation are scheduled to appear on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ on January 31st. On the show, the girls will be performing the title song of their 3rd album ‘The Boys’, which was released worldwide in October last year.
Besides the famous CBS talk show, Girls’ Generation will also be appearing on ABC’s morning talk show ‘Live! with Kelly’, on February 1st along with the famous pop star Jennifer Lopez. As American-born Tiffany and Jessica will be with the girls on these shows, they will not be having a translator with them during their TV show appearances.
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