BoA Explains Lip Syncing on Comeback Stage
On July 29, BoA had a comeback stage on SBS “Inkigayo.” She performed the title song “Only One” and “The Shadow” from her 7th regular album “Only One.” However, excited fans ready to welcome BoA with open arms were soon disappointed to find out that she was lip syncing throughout her performances.
BoA explained in an interview recently, “I have prepared lip syncing and live-singing performances of ‘Only One’ to emphasize both my vocals and choreography.” Therefore, her come back stages were scheduled to be lip-synced as a way of showing more refined choreography and performances. BoA added, “When you dance, your body is not stable and therefore, you cannot sing live perfectly. In these two versions of performances I have prepared, I am going to focus on one thing at a time.”
In her SBS “Inkigayo” comeback stage, BoA presented a splendid stage with unique, leading-edge lyrical hip hop choreography and powerful couple’s dance stage with SHINee‘s Taemin. After BoA’s explanation for her lip-synced comeback stage, fans and netizens expressed great anticipations for BoA’s promotional cycle for “Only One” and both performance-focused and vocal-focused stages of the song.
Stores in the new Lotte World mall in Jamsil, Seoul are empty on Friday, the 100th day of its opening.
The sprawling halls of the new Lotte World mall in southern Seoul were eerily empty last Friday afternoon, usually peak shopping time for Korea”s avid consumers. One store owner reported a marked drop in the number of customers since late December and says now only 20 to 30 people a day stop by.”Sales have declined by around 70 percent and I wonder if I”ll be able to stay in business”, the owner added.There were no fanfares as the gigantic mall marked its first 100 days in business on Friday. A series of accidents and construction flaws have plagued the new mall, keeping any customers away who are not already deterred by the draconian parking restrictions. . ... Read more
Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug” Written by Irteqa On February 1, 2015
One thing utterly unique about Davichi is the fact that both songstresses, Hae-ri and Min-kyung, emit an outstanding warmth in unity with one another. One does not vocally exceed the other, the other does not surpass the one with her beauty. They are one voice, one artist, one “shining light”, inhabiting musicality and creating nostalgia. This solitary splendor is heightened in the duo’s latest mini-album, Hug. What is more epitomizing of unity than a sweet and sisterly hug? . ... Read more
On the 32nd episode of MBC weekend drama, “Rosy Lovers“, Lee Yeong-gook (Park Sang-won) met Jeong Si-nae (Lee Mi-sook) and told her, “I don”t think I will be able to keep the promise with you. So please don”t wait for me”. . ... Read more
At the site behind Jonggak Tower in Jongno, central Seoul, archaeologists found alleyways and building sites formed between the early part of the Joseon Dynasty and Japan”s colonial period (1910-45). Provided by the Cultural Heritage Administration . ... Read more