In light of the Sewol ferry tragedy, networks have come forward to announce the programs that will be canceled for the second week in a row.
On April 22, CJ E&M Mnet confirmed, ""Beatles Code 3D", "Wide Entertainment News", "M! Countdown", "Get it Beauty", and more are canceled," adding that "Share House", "No Brain Dessert 2", "French Family Food", and "Olive Show" will not be airing either.
There are reports that "Show Champion", "Music Bank", "Show! Music Core", and "Inkigayo" will be delayed until early May as well.
EXO‘s China focuses division EXO-M held their “Overdose” comeback stage through CCTV‘s weekly ranking music program, “Global Chinese Music.”
EXO-M performed title track “Overdose” from their new mini album of the same name. Wearing all white suits, the boys threw a powerful performance, finally revealing the whole track and stage.
Despite EXO-M’s comeback stage, EXO’s “Overdose” album release, which was originally planned for April 21, and EXO-K’s comeback, which was originally planned for April 18 through “Music Bank,” has been delayed to an undetermined date due to recent ferry tragedy in Korea.
A Pink’s “Mr. Chu” comes from outside of the top 10 and moves up 16 spots to become our new No. 1 song this week!
This song swept all the music shows last week and easily won over Lee Sun Hee’s “Meet Him Among Them.”Orange Caramel’s “Catallena” rounds out the all female top three this week.
“Mr. Chu” is the title track of A Pink’s 4th mini album, “Pink Blossom.” It is a cute pop dance song about the thrill of sharing the first kiss with one’s significant other. The various synth effects and the upbeat rhythm highlight the sweet and lovable qualities of A Pink. This is A Pink’s second No. 1 song on our chart as they did it last year with “NoNoNo.” Congratulations to A Pink.
Although two of the major broadcasters in Korea scheduled dramas for Thursday night, hoping to catch up on Wednesday night"s missed programming, they ultimately decided against it. The networks cancelled the night"s dramas and instead expanded news coverage of the Jindo ferry disaster.
Shows that focused on singing and comedy seemed especially inappropriate given that the terrible events have plunged the nation into mourning.
The disaster took place when a ferry capsized on its way to Jeju Island. Most of the passengers were students on a field trip.
According to the South Korean Coast Guard, so far 179 of the ferry"s passengers have been rescued and 25 bodies have been recovered. Another 271 passengers are still missing and, despite ongoing rescue efforts, time may be running out for them
It seems that the music industry will be "on break" at least until this week. (Photo : osen)
It looks like the music industry will be "on hold" at least until end of this week.
Currently, only the cancellation of Mnet "M! Countdown" and KBS "Music Bank" have been confirmed but viewers are expecting MBC and SBS to find it unfitting to air their music programs as well. Even if they do decide to put on the shows, there is a big possibility that the singers will be reluctant to perform.
When the first cancellation issue came up yesterday, it was due to the condolences that everyone was sending to the victims of the Korean ferry sinking incident. One representative said, "Until now, whenever incidents happened, the music industry always had a big effect. But this time, the situation is a lot worse so we only find it natural for us to stop our activity for now
Due to the incident occurred on April 16, the Sewol Ferry Tragedy, broadcasting companies such as KBS, SBS and MBC and along with the entertainment programs, adjust their broadcasting schedules to pay off respect and condolences.
Today, April 18, Music Bank has been cancelled to air. On the 19th and 20th of April, where Channel A’s drama Immortal Classic, MBC’s Happy Sunday and KBS2’s Gag Concert are scheduled to air, the officials of the respective programs are still gathered for a meeting regarding the broadcasting time.
An official of KBS2 broadcasting company said, “1TV and 2TV are assumed to broadcast newsflash and updates regarding the incident. So with this situation, I think it is inappropriate to organize entertainment shows and dramas
Mainstream group EXO has come back more intense than ever. Their performance is more lively, and they"ve shed their boy image for a more powerful masculine image. It just proves as evidence that EXO has grown once again.
On April 15th EXO held their "EXO Comeback Show" at the Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul. At the comeback show they unveiled their first performance of their 2nd mini album"s "Overdose". It was powerful, and showcased choreography that was even more advanced than that of "Growl."
At this comeback show, EXO not only unveiled their performance for "Overdose" for the first time, but they also showed the music video. "Overdose" is a hip hop and R&B based dance song with an urban feel. It was produced by world renowned producing team The Underdogs, who previously worked with top pop stars such as Beyonce, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, and others
All weekly music shows from the various TV networks have been canceled this week starting today due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that shook the nation yesterday.
Thursday’s (April 17 KST) music show from Mnet, “M!Countdown,” Friday’s (April 18 KST) music show from KBS, “Music Bank,” Saturday’s (April 19 KST) music show from MBC, “Music Core,” and Sunday’s (April 20 KST) music show from SBS, “Inkigayo,” have been canceled.
The cancellation of these various music shows affects the promotion schedules of many singers in the industry, as well as reflecting the desires of the artists to defer promotions out of respect for the hundreds of victim of the ferry tragedy. Some of the comebacks affected are from singer Kim Jin Ho of SG Wannabe, Lena Park, Block B, EXO, and Junggigo
On April 16th, a ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on a trip to Jeju island, sank off South Korea's southern coast, leaving nearly 300 people missing, 7 people dead and 55 injured. Due to the big disaster, all the entertainment programs, dramas as well as comeback schedules of many artists have been delayed to show respects for the victims. KBS1's programs: "Secret of Birth" ,"Real Experience of The World" and the drama "Love through Song" was postponed . KBS2's music program "Music Bank" planned to air on the 18th was canceled. However, drama "Golden Cross" and "Palpitating Romance" will air as scheduled. MBC's programs "Zero" ,"Shining Romance" ,"Mother's Garden" ,"The Real Story" ,"Radio Star" had been delayed