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Ten Reasons Why The Idol Olympics Are A Must-Watch Guilty Pleasure

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The Idol Star Athletic Championship is my favorite guilty pleasure of the season. Yes, it is randomwhat do idols have to do with sports, anyways? Yes, nothing , pretty pointless and often even cringeworthycan someone please tell them thats not how you high-jump? I will even say its quite boring most of the time, especially those times when SHINees Minho and ZE:As Dongjun participate. However, I watch it religiously every time it comes out, sometimes even more than once and very often coming back and forth to replay my favorite parts.

This last edition marks the fifth one; MBC first broadcasted it on September 2010 as a Chuseok special and decided to make it a regular act after the success of the first edition. This time, and as a homage to the Olympic Games that will take place this summer in London, the program has been renamed as Idol Star Olympics and features fencing, table tennis and archery aside from the usual athletics. And that means more chances to see our favorite idols fail at new sports, yes.

And again, as I mentioned before, I will definitely watch it this year too. Because aside from the punctual second-hand embarrassment, there are still enough reasons that make it worth. Here are mine.

1. Idols in shorts. Theres not much to explain about this point, but if youre not really into guys in shortsor girls, but lets be honest, we have seen them with shorter hot pants on stageat least you can appreciate idols in tracksuit. Dont they look like normal people, just for a change?

2. You can feed your inner fangirl or fanboy out of it for weeks. From the announcement to the fancams and pictures from the recording day until the episode actually airs and gets subtitled, you basically have spazzing material for at least one month.

3. It gives spotlight to usually underexposed idols. Because the Idol Star Athletic Championship is not about singing, dancing, being funny or being good-looking, idols who usually get overlooked get a chance to shine. In the last edition, for example, Dal Shabet’s Ga-eun and Nine MusesEun-ji won medals, a short but gratifying moment of glory. And others, such as Sistars Bora and ZE:As Dongjun have found a niche as athletic idols. Even if you dont have a talent for sports either, you can still manage to garner some attention, maybe falling graciously or jumping in a special wayspecial is actually an euphemism, yes . It also works as a de-typecasting methodwho would expect Jo Kwon, known by his antics and girl groups dances, to be a pro speed racer?

4. That stupid but gratifying feeling when your bias is faster than others or clumsier. Some find it endearing when their favorite idols are good at sports. Im more from the group that likes their idols to be totally uncoordinated people, it makes me feel we may be meant to be after all.

5. You dont even need to wait for the subtitles. Getting the MCs jokes is nice, but if you dont feel like waiting for the fansubs you can just skip their parts and enjoy the show.

6. Idols falling sometimes is justfunny. If no one gets hurt, of course. Just healthy and second-hand embarrassingly fun. How do they actually manage to look so perfectly styled even while tripping, anyways?

7. It provides fans with stupid amounts of fanservice. What are the Idol Star Athletic Championship if not a huge ode to fanservice? Starting from the fancams taken back when the program was recorded, with loads of heart-throwing, gratuitous skinship, silly dances, aegyo, etc., etc. to the broadcast itself that, just like any sports championship, encourages competitivenessbut instead of cheering for your country, you cheer for your fandom. Not that it incites fanwars, but fans sometimes need to feel their favorite group is better than the others, even if its in sports.

8. Fandoms colliding. We all love some brotherly or sisterly love once in a while, and while there are plenty of occasions to watch band members interact (their own variety shows, to start with), there arent that many chances to actually see members from different groups be friendly on air.

9. Its sports, after all. Anybody who enjoys watching athletic championships would also enjoy the Idol Star Olympics. Idols are obviously slower and awkward, but they can also be extremely competitive. Creepingly competitive, sometimes.

10. Its just epicor thats what the editors manage to make it look like through the teasers. Who wouldnt want to watch it with this TV commercial? Just listen to those violins and chants, doesnt it look like its gonna be mind-blowing?

So which are your thoughts on the Idol Star Athletic Championship, Seoulmates? Would you be watching it too or would you rather pass? If so, which are your reasons? Leave your comments below!

(MBC, loveguitar1993, AFXVids)

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In the pictures that were released, the 2good-looking singers staring at thin air, at ease and in deep thought, in front of a bright backdrop. As it was onceup to now reported only a few hours ago, the identify of the collaboration music is"A Day Anything Will Happen," and the release date, set for February 16 at 12pm KST.

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First take for film 'Constables': Hong Soo-ah transforms into a feminine warrior

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f(x)’s Amber Reaches 3 Million Fans on Instagram

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f(x)s Amber Reaches 3 Million Fans on Instagramjun2yng February 9, 2016 0 Amber from f(x) has officially damagedthe 3 million follower mark on Instagram. This milestone comes kind of nine months after Amber surpassed the 2 million mark.

The feat comes as no surprise, as Amber, well known for her goofy personality, is at all times posting quite so much offootage and videos on her Instagram, from pictorial shots to adorable photographs amongst her puppy Jack Jack, in additionamusing shots with her superstar friends. There is continuouslyanything new to peer on Amber’s Instagram.

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Today, in party of Seulgi's birthday, Pringles UK tweeted an adorable photo (above) and congratulated their 'biggest fan'. Pringles UK also added in '#HappySeulgiDay,' joining all of the Red Velvet lovers who were celebrating Seulgi's 22nd year since birth.

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Park Myung Soo finds the percentage of proportion Jessica owns over the song 'Nengmyun'

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On February nine airing of SBS Lunar New Year special 'Fantastic Duo,' Park Myung Soo printed the percentage of proportion Jessica has over their song, "Nengmyun"!

On this day, Park Myung Soo chose his hit song "Nengmyun" right through the initialcircular and when asked the motive of his choice, he said, "I wouldn't havehigher songs."

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Watch: 9MUSES’s Kyungri and Her Mentor Blow their own horns Their Easiest Proportions On “Muscle Queen Project”

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The particpants incorporated TWICEs Jungyeon, AOAs Chanmi, Dal Shabets Subin, 9MUSESs Kyungri, Kahi, NaraStephanie; and G.NA as the mentees, in addition Insooni, Jung Ah Reum, Shim Ecu Ddeum, Oh Hyun Jin, Kwon Do Ye; and Hyung Ju Hyun as the mentors.

On this day, mentee 9MUSESs Kyungri and mentor Kwon Do Ye ready a fantastic stage with the purpose of training the frame for perfect proportions. Kyungri captivates the target market amongst her authentic gaze, and flexibility, while Kwon Do Ye, two time Musclemania global champion, shines with her stunning looks and her well-proportioned body. They dance to Toddler Boy, and Woman Marmalade, hanging on a pretty show thats still a workout.

WINNER To cross into 2016 With 'EXIT Excursion In Seoul'

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Watch: Singer Stephanie and Instructor Display Robust Functionality on “Muscle Queen Project”

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Shim Eu Ddeum is a fitness trainer already noted for her “apple hips,” regarding tight buttocks. Shim Eu Ddeum and Stephanie conducted a regimen that accentuates their apple hips.

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