Despite not having won a music program yet, Girls Day closed out 2011 as one of the years hottest rising rookie groups. They scored three consecutive top twenty hits on the GAON chart, including the top five smash Twinkle Twinkle, and their larger-than-life personalities and sense of humor helped set the girls apart from the likes of SECRET and A Pink, who also sported aegyo-heavy concepts last year.
With their star status on the rise, youd have expected Girls Day to pull a T-ara and flood the market with music to further establish themselves in the crowded K-Pop scene. Instead, they ran off to promote in Japan, and didnt actively promote their music in Korea for a whopping 10 months.
The fivesome finally made their comeback last week with a new single OH! MY GOD and the release of their second mini-album Every Day II. After their long absence, I was expecting big things from Girls Day, but unfortunately, theyve left me cold.
Everyday II opens with the sweet midtempo Two Of Us. Its got cute lyrics about two people who havent experienced love, but then they discover it together and pretty much live happily ever after. Its the kind of nondescript filler song that would show up as a B-side from A Pink, Girls Generation, KARA, or any other girl group sporting a cute image. Personally, Im a sucker for those songs (as unoriginal as they are), but objectively speaking, its nothing you havent heard before and probably wont impress anybody who isnt already a fan of the style.
The girls follow with Oh! My God, which serves as their title track. When I had previously envisioned Girls Days comeback, Id expected them to either continue the bubbly synth sound they started with in Twinkle Twinkle, or to undergo a radical change similar to what Dal★Shabet did with Hit U. With Oh! My God, theyve done neither. Its the kind of cheap auto-tuned dance-pop song that Brave Brothers could produce in about two seconds, and it lacks the charm of Girls Days former hits. Listening to it gives the impression that Dream Tea wanted to mature Girls Days sound a little, while retaining the cute style that made them breakout stars last yearbut as the old saying goes, you cant always have your cake and eat it too.
OH! MY GOD isnt terrible or anything; it just feels like such a huge step backwards. Id expect Girls Day to have put this out in their early days, somewhere between that weird Tilt My Head tune and Nothing Lasts Forever. Its such a rookie type of song that might get a pass if released as the debut single from some new group, but its totally unacceptable for a rising star like Girls Day. The most shocking part is that it was composed by Kang Ji-won and Kim Gi-Bum, who are behind all of SECRETs flawless hits.
Luckily Dont Let Your Eyes Wander (also known as Dont Flirt) is next. This song was amazing when it dropped last year, and its still amazing now. The aegyo-fuelled europop production is brilliant, marking an evolution from Girls Days previous single Hug Me Once, while also keeping in line with what was the groups distinctive sound at the time. I still cant believe that this was just a digital single that wasnt even officially promoted (seriously, who is managing this group?).
Every Day II wraps up with Telepathy, which was apparently written and composed by Girls Days leader and oldest member Sojin. Its a sweet pop number with a boppy beat and splashes of retro arcade effects sprinkled throughout. Its not title track material, but its a perfect slice of album filler that ends Everyday II on a really fun, upbeat note.
Girls Day has a great deal of potential to become one of K-Pops more popular girl groups, so its a shame to see the band squander it with a disappointing title track like OH! MY GOD. Theyve got the concept down (have you seen the OH! MY GOD MV? Its hilarious!) but all thats missing is the right song. Hopefully the girls will get it right next time, because right now, Every Day II just isnt cutting it.
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On November 30th, a post on Instiz began speculations that T.O.P and Krystal are allegedly dating after identifying equivalentplaces and angles in accordance with their respective updates on Instagram. As posted, T.O.P’s usual postal servicewas once taken from the veranda of his space two weeks ago, where he posted a photo of his chandelier saying, “Going to my furniture storage… Bye Murano.”
As netizens meticulously dissect the similarities between the 2 photos, it turned intodiscovered out that the constructions featured in their posts are in the same, exact angle, that there has been no opposite direction to have it take if she were in his home.
It is discussed that T.O.P lives in an exclusive villa where bestthe head 1% of earning reside.
Park Min Young Adorably Photo Bombs Yoo Seung Ho At the back of the Scenes of Consider ck525 November 30, 2015 0 Whilstenthusiasts are keento peerthe affection lines in “Remember” play out, a picture of Park Min Young photo bombing Yoo Seung Ho hinted at the conceivable chemistry between the two.
The SBS drama “Remember” printedphotographs of the set that show Yoo Seung Ho with Park Min Young on November 30, making fans longing forthe impending show.
In the image, Yoo Seung Ho is stunned when he sees Park Min Young photo bombing his shot, yet soon poses with her, throwing a peace signal amongsta large smile. The joking yet friendly setting of the set is obvious in the picture.
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Though the elements is turning colder outside, Sung Yuri did not shy clear of bright, patterned dresses which supplies off the sensation that she is ready toholiday in some tropical island. Now all she wishes is an aircraft ticket, sunscreen, together with a suitcase and she is about for a warm, sun-soaked sea coastfaraway from the cold!
In the interview portion with the magazine, Sung Yuri mentionedwhat kind of roles she would loveto have a look at in the future. She said, "There are many characters that I have notattempted so the characters I wish totake a glance at are infinite. If given the danger though, I wish toare attempting a role with more than one personalities like the only Ji Sung played."
Kim Joo Hyuk to Leave 2 Days 1 Evening afterward Two Yearskiddy_days November 22, 2015 0 Actor Kim Joo Hyuk may be leaving KBS 2TVs 2 Days 1 Night.
On November 23, 2 Days 1 Night said, We are pronouncing that Kim Joo Hyuk, who used to be alongside us since the beginning of the 3rd season on December 1, 2013, will be leaving the show.
They explained, Kim Joo Hyuk and the workforce exchanged evaluationswhilst deciding when he'll exist leaving, and they sought after to set an example where either parties will be cheering each and every other on.
2 Days 1 EveningContributors Play a Prank on Kim Joo Hyuk at the Morning of His RemainingGo back and forth ilmare42 November 30, 2015 0 On November 29s episode of 2 Days 1 Night, the members sneak into Kim Joo Hyuks house to wake him up for his ultimate trip on the show!
They make a decision to marvel him like they did when he first began the display two years ago. At 4:30 a.m., they come to his areaready alongside iced coffees that theyve spiked with fish sauce. After slipping off their shoes outdoor his condominium so they wont make any noise, they sneak into his place.
When they get in his room, theyre stunnedto discover theres no person in Kim Joo Hyuks bed, yet then they spot him dozing on the floor.
Byul at the beginning posted the photos on her own account with the captions such as, “Thank you, honey. Oh no, thank you, 63 Building,” prior to jokingly adding that they will have to take left their son at him with the manner he changed intodining his meal. Posting words of admiration for every other and their son, HaHa also shared an identical set of photos on his own account.
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Yoo Hee Yeol gave her a favorable evaluation, giving her a pass to the following round, unfortunately J.Y. Park did no longer feel the similar and did no longer kick the bucket her, feeling that she lacked anythingthat could make her special amongall and sundry else. Yang Hyun Suk, who manages Lee Hi below his label, gave Lee Hyurim a pass, noting, Your top notes are more stable than your more youthful sibling. Yet you appear to lack a self-color. But theres something inside. You wantto drag it out.
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They were making plans to drop a new album in December, but because of her injury, their promotions may bedriven back. Wassup's aspect added, "We are in the location in which now, the functionalitytime table we already had will be taken on by six contributorsbecause of the Woojoo's injury. We haven't anyselection but to chase away the unexpected comeback that Wassup had in the beginning been preparing to early next year in attention of Woojoo's recovery period."
Kang Dong Won Shocks Lovers alongside His UnusuallyMild Weight in HeartFaculty ck525 November 30, 2015 0 Kang Dong Won, who is recentlyplaying the limelight from the film “The Priests,” stunned fans with his weight all through middle school.
The symbol is a screen shot from an old program that showed his looks, grades, height, and weight during middle school.
It isn't a surprise that he used to be already tall for his age back then; his present summit is 186 centimeters. Although he turned intobest in 8th grade, he had already reached 175 centimeters in height. However, his weight was only 54 kilograms (approximately 119 pounds). Whilst 19 years have passed since then, Kang Dong Won is still known for his narrow body, currently weighing in at 66 kilograms (approximately 146 pounds).
On November 29th, Yoona posted the photo taken from a advertisement shoot in Prague on her Weibo account. She boasted top visuals below the bright sunshine attracting attention for her femaletaste and captivating smile.
Meanwhile, Yoona currently flew to Prague closing week to shoot an advertisingcrusade with Chinese actor, Li Yi Feng.
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