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Winners of Korea Kids Choice Awards 2012

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Winners of Korea Kids Choice Awards 2012Recently, Nickelodeon held the "2012 Korea Kids' Choice Awards" where many kids pick there favorite comedians, singers, shows, and many more.

Most notable winner was comedian Yoo Jaesuk, who has been the winner for this category for five consecutive years. This year he won with 5,236 votes (63%) maintaining his honorable streak. Yoo Jaesuk said, "I thank all the children who voted for me in receiving this prize. Last year I wanted to challenge myself for my fifth consecutive win and I'm very happy that I was able to."

For "Best Female Singer," IU took the win with 3,567 votes(43%), achieving first place again for two consecutive years, displaying her power of this generation. For "Best Male Singer," popular boy band BEAST won with 3,493 votes (42%) against 2PM who was the winner last year.

Also the winner for "Best Actor" with 3,862 votes (47%) was none other than Kim Soohyun. He proved he is popular amongst kids as well as adults.

Other category winners:

Best Voice Actors: Um Sanghyun "Kung Fu Panda 2"

Best NICK Animation: Spongebob Squarepants

Best Movie: "Kung Fu Panda 2"

In total, 8,283 kids participated in this online voting event.

Source: Star News and TV Daily

‘Korea Kids Choice Awards’ vote Yoo Jae Suk as ‘Best Comedian’

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‘Korea Kids Choice Awards’ vote Yoo Jae Suk as ‘Best Comedian’

Comedian Yoo Jae Suk once again proved that he was the nations favorite comedian.

Childrens entertainment channel Nickeloden recently conducted the Korea Kids Choice Awards 2012, asking 8,283 children to vote for Best Comedian.

Yoo Jae Suk who was proven to be popular amongst the young children when elementary students selected him as best looking on Infinity Challenge. This has been expanded upon as he has now been selected as Best Comedian by Korean children.

The entertainer who was once again voted #1 comedian with 63% of the votes (5,236) remarked, I am deeply grateful to the children for this honor. Last year, I said that I would like to be voted #1 for the next 5 years, and I am extremely grateful that I was voted once again.

3,567 children (43%) also selected IU as the Best Female Singer, a repeat from last year, and the Best Male Artist award went to B2ST who earned 3,496 (42%) of the votes- triumphing last years winners 2PM who moved down to #2.

Best Actor went to Kim Soo Hyun who earned 47% of the votes (3,862), proving that he was a big hit with the children as well.

Song Il Kook and Triplets appeared to have donated 100 M won from the earning generated from Calendar so as to support kids in Nepal and Korea

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Song Il Kook and Triplets  appeared  to  have  donated  100 M  won   from    the earning  generated   from  Calendar so as  to  support  kids  in Nepal and Korea

-- Song Il Kook and his triplets, Daehan, Minkook, and Manse, donated to help victims of the Nepal earthquake as well as sick children in Korea.

On May 4, Child Fund Korea revealed that Song Il Kook and his triplets donated a large sum of money to the NGO. The father and sons donated a total of 100 million won to help children in both Nepal and Korea.

Regarding the donation, Song Il Kook stated, "As I raise my own kids, my heart goes out first to children who are sick. I decided to donate to the children who are suffering due to the Nepal earthquake and the sick children in Korea who can′t run around and play on Children′s Day."

The donation was from the profits of the Song Triplets′ calendars. Currently appearing KBS′ Return of Superman, the Song Triplets began selling calendars at the end of 2014.

Initially, Song Il Kook created the calendars as presents to friends and family, but as the calendar creation process was shown through broadcast, viewers requested that the calendars be sold to the public. To repay the love received from the public, Song Il Kook decided to sell the calendars. With much interest in community service and donations, Song Il Kook promised to donate all proceeds the family will receive.

CEO Lee Je Hoon of Child Fund Korea stated, "We want to express our gratitude for showing love and interest and not fogetting about the children who are alienated ahead of Children′s Day. We will carefully use the donation to support the children in Nepal as well as sick children in Korea."

In 2012, Song Il Kook donated a water well to Burkina Faso while participating in KBS′ Hope Road. He′s also donated the proceeds made from the Song Triplets′ emoticons, always putting emphasis on the importance of donations and community service.

10 Landmarks To Visit In Korea According To Travelers Choice Awards

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Visit Seoul is a project created by the Korean government to help promote Korea. TripAdvisor put together a list of Travelers Choice Awards in 2013 and here are the 10 top places to visit in Korea, according to them!

Check out 10 Landmarks To Visit In Korea According To Travelers Choice Awards!

1. N Seoul TowerSeoul Tower opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has since become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7m Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m), Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia.

2. Gyeongbokgung Palace (Northern Palace)Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces. 

3. The Memorial of KoreaThe grounds of the War Memorial of Korea were once the headquarters of the Korean Infantry. Many experts from different fields were consulted numerous times and exhaustive research was done in order to complete the exhibits. This memorial is the largest of its kind in the world.

4. Changdeokgung Palace and HuwonChangdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Known as a place of rest for the kings, the rear garden boasts a gigantic tree that is over 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion.

5. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.

6. Hwaseong FortressHwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

7. Bulguksa TempleBulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.

8. Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area)Panmunjeom is located in the demilitarized zone, 50km north from Seoul and 10km east from the city of Gaeseong. 

9. Haeinsa TempleHaeinsa Temple was founded during the third year of King Ae-Jangs reign (802), by two monks Suneung and Ijung. The name Haein originates from the expression Haeinsammae of Hwaeomgyeong (Buddhist scripture), which means truly enlightened world of Buddha and our naturally undefiled mind.

10. Beomeosa TempleBeomeosa Temple is located at the edge of Mt. Geumjeongsan, a famous mountain in Busan. About 1,300 years ago it was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 18th year (678) of King Munmu (reign 661~681) of the Silla Kingdom (the kingdom mainly occupied the Gyeongsang-do Province region in 678A.D.).

Hugh Jackman's Kids Love Korea?

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Hugh Jackmans Kids Love Korea?According to Newsen, Hugh Jackman’s kids love Korea!

On July 15, Hugh Jackman attended a press conference at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel for the movie “The Wolverine,” directed by James Mangold. When asked if he was going to buy souvenirs for his children back home, Hugh Jackman answered, “Every time I come to Korea, I always buy gifts to bring back home.”

He continued, “Last time I came, I bought a hanbok and a doll for my daughter. Now my son, he has the Korean flag hanging in his room. I think you guys would love to hear that.”

He continued, “This time I will personally have to pick something up for my wife. If my wife is happy, my life becomes easier and I am happy,” making the crowd erupt into laughter.

“The Wolverine” is a thrilling action blockbuster that revolves around the story of Wolverine as he discovers his weakest state in the unfamiliar land of Japan. He fights dangerous and powerful enemies, becoming more dangerous and powerful himself. “The Wolverine” will play in 3D theaters on July 25.  

Hugh Jackman’s family must really like Korea! 

PSY's "Gangnam Style" Nominated For Kids' Choice Awards

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"Gangnam Style" is not only loved by adults, but by kids too.

PSY's mega-hit "Gangnam Style" has been nominated for the Best Song award at this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. He will be up against other renowned acts like Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and One Direction.

PSY is currently busy promoting all over the world, though he will be back on Korean soil for the Presidential Inauguration ceremony on February 25th.

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' nominated for best song at Kids' Choice Awards

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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' nominated for best song at Kids' Choice Awards

Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" is nominated for the Best Song of the year and Psy himself for Favorite Asian Act for the Kids' Choice Awards hosted by Nickelodeon.

His song is competing with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sung by Taylor Swift, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction and so on.

The 26th Kids' Choice Awards will be aired on April 3. Kids pick their favorite celebrities for various categories by voting online until March 15. The awards ceremony has grown in clout with more and more celebrities taking pride in nominations and making appearances.

Fans can cast votes on the Web site (www.2013kca.com).

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” nominated for ‘Best Song’ at Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids Choice Awards’

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Psy’s “Gangnam Style” nominated for ‘Best Song’ at Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids Choice Awards’

Who said the Gangnam Style fad is over?

Psys popularity is still running hot. Not only was he recently featured in a Super Bowl commercial, hes still horse-dancing across the globe with requests to appear all over the globe. And even though hes slowed down his promotions in the United States, they havent forgotten himhis Gangnam Style was nominated for Best Song at Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards.

Other nominees for the category of Best Song include Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and One Direction.

You can vote for Psy here.

Even though hes incredibly busy, hell still be returning back to Korea to perform at the Presidential Inauguration on the 25th.

Psys Gangnam Style is nominated for the Best Song at the Kids Choice Awards in the U.S.

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Psys Gangnam Style is nominated for the Best Song at the Kids Choice Awards in the U.S. Psys Gangnam Style is currently very popular globally among children.

The song has recently been nominated for the Best Song at the Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards, which will be held on March 23.

The Kids Choice Awards is Nickelodeons special event that invites the most popular celebrities in each area, selected by children. At the awards, Psy will compete against other world-famous celebrities.

Other songs that have been nominated for the Best Song are Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and One Direction. From the vote that will be carried out until March 15, the winner will be selected.

Psy has also been nominated for the Favorite Asian Act. Hes competing against Super Juniors former member Hankyung.

Hosted by Josh Duhamel, the awards nominated Johnny Depp, Christine Stewart, and the lead characters of the film The Avengers, Adel, and Justin Bieber for other awards.

[Spoiler] ‘Voice Korea Kids’ chooses its 1st winner

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[Spoiler] ‘Voice Korea Kids’ chooses its 1st winner

On February 1st, Seo In Youngs pupil Heo Sung Joo, Yun Sangs Seo Yuri, and B2STYoseobKim Myung Joo competed in the final round of the reality singing competition Voice Kids.

The first one up was Heo Sung Joo, who sang Shin Jong Hyuns A Cup of Coffee and impressed with her unique voice, song arrangement, and her adlibs.

The next contestant Seo Yuri sang Daisy (Deul Kuk Hwa)’s Its Just Love and stunned viewers by pulling off such a difficult song for someone her age. Final contestant Kim Myung Joo displayed her powerful and skillful vocals with her emotional cover of Kim Soo Chuls A Flower That Hasnt Bloomed All the Way”.

After screening the votes of 400 individuals, Kim Myung Joo came out as the victor and took home the grand prize. For her victory speech, Kim Myung Joo thanked her coach and family saying, I thank Coach Yoseob for finely teaching me and Id also like to thank my mother who raised me.

Kim Myung Joos coach Yoseob then modestly explained, I did not do anything. It was Kim Myung Joo who worked hard for this and because of her I received the title of ‘winning coach. I am thankful.

On another note, Kim Myung Joo won a 30 million won ($27,392.52 USD) scholarship as well as an opportunity to create a digital single.

Watch the final episode below: