Top 8 Singers Decided for Kpop Star 3, Former Amercian Idol Han Hee Jun Wows Judges

Top 8 Singers Decided for Kpop Star 3, Former Amercian Idol Han Hee Jun Wows Judges

Top 8 Singers Decided for “Kpop Star 3,” Former Amercian Idol Han Hee Jun Wows Judges The top 8 contestants for the music audition show “Kpop Star 3” have been chosen. The top 8 were chosen from the top 10. The top 10 was split into two groups of five, and the top three contestants of each group would move on to next round. The last four contestants face elimination, and the audience chooses who they believe should move forward to the live show. The top two vote receivers will move forward. The show airs on SBS at 4:55pm KST on Sundays.

Group A consisted of Sam Kim, Jjarimongddang, Kwon Jin Ah, Bernard Park and Almeng. Group B consisted of Han Hee Jun, Bae Min Ah, Nam Young Ju, Jang Han Na, and Something. Former American Idol Han Hee Jun ranked first in his group.

Here is the breakdown.

Episode # Group Order Name Song – Original Artist Rank Result 15 A 1 Sam Kim That XX - G-Dragon Elimination Candidate Top 8 2 Jjarimongddang BrownCity - Browneyed Soul 2nd Top 8 3 Kwon Jin-ah See Through – Primary 1st Top 8 4 Bernard Park Words I Want to Say - Kim Tae-woo Elimination Candidate Top 8 5 Almeng Miss Cigarette - Song Chang-sik 3rd Top 8 16 B 1 Han Hee-jun Regrets - Kim Gun-mo 1st Top 8 2 Bae Min-ah Day by Day - As One 3rd Top 8 3 Nam Young-ju Behind You - Park Jin-young Elimination Candidate Eliminated 4 Jang Han-na Caution – Tashannie 2nd Top 8 5 Something 21st Century Chameleon- Self-Written Song Elimination Candidate Eliminated *chart from Wikipedia

Below is Bae Min Ah’s performance of As One‘s Day By Day.

Here is Han Hee Jun’s emotional performance of “Regrets” by Kim Gun Mo.

You can watch more performances on Kpop Star 3′s Youtube channel.

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Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 unveils idol lineup!

Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 unveils idol lineup!

Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert 2 unveils idol lineup!

Dream KPOP Fantasy Concert 2 revealed the line up of KPop idols who will be joining this year's event.

The show will include Super Junior-M, B.A.P, BTOB, Block B, A-JAX and A-Prince

DKFC2 will be held at SMART Araneta Coliseum on February 2nd at 7:00 PM. 

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Kpop Star G-Dragon Duets With Pop Idol Justin Bieber; Song May Drop Next Year (Video)

Kpop Star G-Dragon Duets With Pop Idol Justin Bieber; Song May Drop Next Year (Video)

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Kpop Star G-Dragon Duets With Pop Idol Justin Bieber; Song May Drop Next Year (Video) G-Dragon

Kpop star G-Dragon recently hosted pop idol Justin Bieber in the recording studio. G-Dragon told 2013 MAMA that Justin Bieber joined him on at least one track after performing for the first time in Korea. G-Dragon says his duet with Selena Gomez's ex-boyfriend might drop next year.

G-Dragon's real name is Kwon Ji Yong. The Kpop star debuted as the leader of the rap duo Big Bang. G-Dragon's debut solo album came out in 2009. It was called "Heartbreaker." Justin Bieber had a hit this summer called "Heartbreaker." Rumors swirled that it was about Selena Gomez.

At the press conference before the opening of 2013 MAMA in Hong Kong, reporters asked G-Dragon, "When Justin Bieber recently came to Korea, you performed at his concert together and afterwards, we are aware that you spent time together. It was nice to see the two of you spending time together but do you have any thoughts of holding a concert in the States or making a debut there with Justin Bieber?"

G-Dragon answered "I always have plans. Rather than a big project, at this time, I want to just do something in a way where it's more like artists that connect well meet and enjoy things together. That way it'd be more comfortable and allow a fun song to be made. If I were to tell you one thing, it'd be that Justin Bieber has already completed the recording. It's my turn now. You'll probably be able to meet [this song] next year."

Just last month, G-Dragon was a surprise guest in Justin Bieber's first Korean concert. In the middle of the Bieb's stop at the Olympic Park's gymnasium in Seoul, G-Dragon hit the stage for a surprise performance of his song "Crayon."

Earlier this year, G-Dragon collaborated with Grammy Award-winning musician Missy Elliott on the songs "Chugalug" and "NiLiria."

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Kpop/Kdrama: New Idol Casting Is International

Kpop/Kdrama: New Idol Casting Is International

Henry Lau, Choi Si Won, Chansung

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Three kpop idols have snagged new acting roles, two of them in China.Super Junior M's Henry Lau and Choi Siwon and 2PM's Hwang Chansung cannow add some more credits to their resumes.

Henry Lau, the Taiwanese-Canadian singer and actor will appear in anew Chinese drama, "My Sweet City." It will be his first leading role.

According to SM Entertainment, his management agency, he will travelto China shortly after he finishes promotions for his latest single,"1-4-3 (I Love You)," which features f(x) singer Amber. That singlefollowed his solo debut with the song "Trap."

He won't have any problems getting around China during the threemonths required for filming, because besides speaking English andKorean, he's fluent in Mandarin and can speak some Cantonese.

To read the article, visit kdramastars.com.

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Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop  Female Idol

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Female Idol

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If you're a girl, you look up to female K-pop idols. Their outfits, their lives, their hair and makeup looks, their ability to be around K-pop male idols whenever they please. If you're a boy, your days consist of dating your favorite female idol and eventually marrying. You think hard about how you would approach them and what you could say to convince these beauties that indeed you are the one and you could promise these ladies everything and so much more! But before these gals were your heart's dream, they were just little cutie pies crawling around the earth making mayhem with their adorable faces. Let's play, "guess who I am!"

1) She was the runner-up in a popular singing competition show. Her voice is nothing to mess with. Her debut single consisted of a bunch of numbers. Her nick name is "Monster Rookie." Her fellow colleagues consist of CL, Gdragon, and Psy. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned KpopFemale Idol?

2)She isn't someone who is shy about her looks. She was a child actress. She is responsible with coming up with her group's name. In 2011, she debuted in her first musical. She was diagnosed with vocal chord nodules back a few years back. She co-hosted the 26th "Golden Disc Awards in Osaka." Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned KpopFemale Idol?

3)She was born in San Francisco, California in 1994. She made a cameo in a Shinhwa music video when she was just a kid. She has an older famous sister. She competed on a SBS's skating reality show "Kim Yuna's KissCry." Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned KpopFemale Idol?

4)She's arguably the most popular member in her girl group. She was discovered in an open casting audition and joined her agency in 2002. She trained for 7 years before debuting with her group. She made her acting debut in 2007 and was cast in a lead role alongside Jang Keun Suk in 2012. She looks small here, but she's now a long legged beauty. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned KpopFemale Idol?

5)She lived in Hong Kong for 14 years. She speaks Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She became the 5th member of a popular group who was well into their success. She's good friends with Miss A's Jia and Fei. She was born in 1992 in Seoul. Who did I grow up to be?

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Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol

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Can you believe that, that grown, handsome, and chiseled man you listen to swoon you all day and dream about all night once used to be just a tiny tot bopping all over the place? Before they were huge K-pop idols, they were just little wittle toddlers playing with blocks, crying for their mommys, and sucking on their thumb. Today we're going to test your K-pop knowledge and see if you can figure out who these adorable rascals turned out to be!

1) He was a strong baby who turned into a strong idol singer. He once told a story that the president of his agency told him to speak less on variety shows. He is known for his dance skills over his vocal abilities. He was born in Gwangju in 1990. He was accepted into Chung-Ang University but soon dropped out to do scheduling conflicts. He opened several academies in Korea which provides singing and dancing training. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol?

2) He was the leader of one of the biggest Korean groups ever to exist on this earth. He has a younger sister who could easily be his twin. He joined his company at the age 13 after winning a dance competition. He was in 1986 in Gwangju. He is most known for his smooth and skillful dance moves. He uses a stage name instead of his real full name. Aside from being a music artist, he is also a actor. He is fluent in Japanese. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol?

3) He was an underground rapper. He's one of the most handsome idols around. He used to be an ex-chubster. He was born in 1987 in Seoul. He has appeared in several big named dramas and movies. His most well-known trait is his voice. He has an older sister. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol?

4) Most of you will probably not know me. I was more well-known before your time though I still am acting in dramas. I was one-half part of a ballad duo and disbanded in 2005. Not only is he a talented artist, but he's also known for his IQ (146). I returned from the military in 2011. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol?

5) I make up 1/5 of one of the biggest boy groups in K-pop. I was born in Incheon in 1991. Before becoming a singer, I had a short-lived modeling career. I've played the leading man in some girl groups' videos. I debuted as an actor alongside actress Han Ji Hye in 2010. Who did I grow up to be?

Guessing Game: Who Are These Babies Turned Kpop Male Idol?

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Kpop Invades Kdrama: Will There Soon Be An Idol In Every Drama

Kpop Invades Kdrama: Will There Soon Be An Idol In Every Drama

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Kpop Invades Kdrama: Will There Soon Be An Idol In Every Drama? Idols in Kdrama In Last YearKpop Invades Kdrama: Will There Soon Be An Idol In Every Drama? Suzy BaeKpop Invades Kdrama: Will There Soon Be An Idol In Every Drama? Yong Jun Hyun of BeastKpop Invades Kdrama: Will There Soon Be An Idol In Every Drama? IUIn an article previously released, Kdramastars weighs in on the occurence of Kpop idols in KDrama.

If you want to make it as an actor in Korea these days, the best waymay be to succeed as a kpop idol first. So many new dramas feature boyband and girl group members that it seems like securing an idol may bepart of what's needed to get a drama produced.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Most idols are talented,some are even better actors than singers, and they do draw in a younger,more musically inclined viewing audience. That's good.

And to even things out, there are actors who became singers, like LeeMin Ho, Jang Keun Suk and Kim Bum. YoonA from Girls Generation actedbefore she debuted, as did Jr. and JB of JJ Project.

But just for fun, lets count up all the idols that appeared in dramas in the last year alone.

Chansung of 2PM starred as Gong Do Ha in "Level 7 Civil Servant,"group A Pink's Jung Eun Ji was Moon Hee Sun in "That Winter, The WindBlows," Kara's Han Seung Yeon plays Maid Choi in the drama "Jang OkJung" and JYJ's Park Yoo Chun was Han Jung Woo in "Missing You." "Reply1997" had Seo in Guk, Jung Eun Ji and Infinite's Hoya.

Miss A's Suzy Bae stars as Dam Yeo Wool in "Gu Family Book," IU playsthe lead role in "You're the Best Lee Soon Shin" and Eugene, former SESmember, appears as Min Chae Won in "One Hundred Year's Inheritance."

In the latest round of dramas, Girls Generation's Sooyoung plays GongMin Young in "Dating Agency Cyrano" with a special guest appearance bySHINee's Lee Taemin, Beast's Yong Joon Hyung stars as an idol in"Monstar," 2AM's Im Seulong appears in "Heaven's Order," and Kara's ParkGyuri stars in "Nail Shop Paris." All of Kara have signed on to do atelevised series, "Secret Love 2013," which will feature an episode witheach of the singers. Wonder Girls' Park Ye Eun was cast in a newseries, "Basketball."

This list probably misses someone but there are a lot of idols inkdramas to count. One person that could be blamed for this trend issinger and now also actor Rain, who starred in the 16-episode 2004drama, "Full House." The show was very successful, earning ratings ashigh as 42 percent, and it set a precedent.

After that producers were eager to audition idols. They often saythey do not cast someone merely because he or she is an idol. They mustact well and work for the part. But being an idol can't hurt. What doyou think? Should every drama feature an idol? Should they getpreferential treatment? Does it matter if it's your favorite idol? Letus know.

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Kpop Relationships: Real-life Idol Couples, 'They Really Dated Or Going Strong'

Kpop Relationships: Real-life Idol Couples, 'They Really Dated Or Going Strong'

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We just discussed the k-pop couples that were rumored to be dating, but now we're going to take a look at the idols who put all rumors to shame with the proclamation of their love. Though most of these couples are no longer together, we would like to take the time out to remember the times that were good and also honor those who are still going strong.

Kpop Relationships: Real-life Idol Couples, 'They Really Dated Or Going Strong'

Though the two are no longer together, actress Shin Se Kyung and SHINEE's Jonghyun had a short relationship when the two found out they both took a liking to each other. The couple were snapped taking a casual date on the streets where you could see the lovebirds laughing and enjoying what little free time they had together. Shin Se Kyun had to shutdown her homepage, due to the massive amounts of hated comments she received from SHINEE fans. Whether it was the busy schedules or the constant Internet abuse, the two ended their relationship a couple of years back.

Kpop Relationships: Real-life Idol Couples, 'They Really Dated Or Going Strong'

Kara's Goo Hara and B2ST's Junhyun began dating back in 2011. Though the two have broken up since, I give them credit just for braving the storm and announcing their relationship. The idols always had an older brother-young sister relationship, but when you're that close to someone, it usually always leads into a romantic one and that's exactly what happened between these two. Hopefully they still remain friends, and we can see them one day laughing next to each other on a game show.

Kpop Relationships: Real-life Idol Couples, 'They Really Dated Or Going Strong'

Solo superstar Se7en and actress Park Han Byul have been since their senior year in high school. The two have been dating for more than 10 years and though the singer is still in the army, it looks like distance cannot keep these two apart. In a raw interview with Star News, Park Han Byul expressed her love for the singer and hopes to marry him by the turn she turns 30 years of age which is only two years away. Can you imagine being with someone for 10+ years and still being that happy? Congrats to the beautiful couple for defying gravity and sticking together through it all!

Kpop Relationships: Real-life Idol Couples, 'They Really Dated Or Going Strong'

Hilarious comedian HaHA and singer Byul had been friends for a long time before they became lovers. The "Infinity Challenge" member always harbored a secret crush on the singer and finally popped the bubble when he confessed his love for the pretty singer. Both have nothing but high praises for each other and are truly deep in love. The two are now happily married with a baby on the way!

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Kpop in KDrama and Vice Versa: Dramas To 'Idol'-ize

Kpop in KDrama and Vice Versa: Dramas To 'Idol'-ize

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Kpop in KDrama and Vice Versa: Dramas To 'Idol'-ize MonstarKpop/Kdrama is a new series about kdramas that involve kpop idols ordramas that focus on a kpop band. Any drama that combines the two tendsto become a favorite. And it is likely to have a great soundtrack.

The first in this series is the new drama "Monstar" which follows thestory of a troubled idol. He is both a star and a monster, because hehas psychological scars that never healed properly. Not only will thedrama star B2ST's Yong Joon Hyung in his first leading role, he willsing on the OST. BTOB members will play band members in the drama andcontribute to the soundtrack.

"Monstar" employs the "Dream High" and Shut Up Flower Boy Band"formula for kdrama success. It brings the music and the idols to a highschool.You can "Monstar" on Hulu.

Idol rapper Yong plays Yoon Sul Chan, the bad-tempered vocalist forthe group Men in Black. In the drama, Yoon Sul Chan's management companypunishes his actions in a saesang stalker-fan incident by sending himback to high school. Ouch. That's cruel. Nobody who has successfullyescaped high school wants to go back.

Yong has not personally had any negative saesang experiences withB2ST. The singer figures that having enthusiastic fans is somethingidols should be grateful for. So, he only has to play at being sent backto high school.

"My experiences with B2ST have helped me a lot inmy role," said Yong. "Especially when Yoon Seol Chan gets entangled inrumors and with saesang fans."

Once his character Sul Chan has enrolled, he joins a band and themusic they play helps him come to terms with the past. Rookie actress HaYeon Soo has been cast as Min Se Yi, Yoon Sul Chan's love interest. Theformer cosmetics model was concerned about how idol fans might react toher role and whether they might be jealous.

"I'm really nervous," said Ha Yeon Soo. "But I try not to think about it and will work to show my best side."

Making this series a little different from previous kpop/kdramas isthe fact that its produced by the South Korean music channel Mnet. Acollaborative effort between the Mnet and tvN, the drama premiered thisweek.

Director Shin Hyung Gwan says the project has been in the works for along time and the goal was to "successfully mix together music anddramas, the two themes beloved by Korean viewers."

And kpop/kdrama fans around the world.

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Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

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Every group has at least 1 or 2 members that could've had a successful solo career without the help of their musical counterparts. Today we're going to take a look at the idols who could have soared throughout the land of KPOP on their own wings.

G-Dragon is one of three members in Big Bang who could have easily held his own as a solo artist in the industry. His individualistic fashion sense alone sets him apart from the hundreds of other idols trying to stand out in the crowd. Aside from his impeccable style, G-Dragon has music flowing through his blood stream. Training since the tender age of 8, G-Dragon has been honing his craft for the last 17 years and the hard work most definitely shows.

Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

Taeyang is hands down one of the most talented artists in the K-pop industry. Not only does he possess the moves of a dancing god, but the vocals on this man are a gift from the harmonious heavens. Taeyang's smooth and sexy on-stage persona is a far cry from his off-stage shy and quiet personality, making him one of the most loved entertainers in Korean pop culture.

Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

T.O.P is the last Big Bang member on our list who could have easily had a kick-ass solo career. The rapper's deep voice, handsome looks, and undeniable swagger make him one of the most popular idols in our day. I wouldn't mind listening to T.O.P solo albums all day every day.

Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

HyunA of 4Minute is the reigning sexy queen of K-pop and with her string of hit solo singles, the singer could have easily run K-pop alone with a thrust of her hip. The "Bubblepop!" singer is known for her sexy dances and fit body, making her the one of the most sought out females of all time. Hyuna became a world-wide household name when she starred opposite Psy in the international hit, "Gangnam Style."

Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

2NE1's CL should have been a solo artist. Not to ruffle any feathers with BlackJacks, but CL's on-stage fierce performances put her on a different level amongst her group mates. The leader has not only become of the most prominent faces of K-pop but has also become a fashion icon in the industry. Her talent and fashion taste alone makes her a standout candidate for stars who should've been given a solo deal.

Kpop Idol Group Members Who Could Have Gone Solo

Any one you think should've made the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Writer: Ellie L.

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