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2012 Idol Olympic Winner List

"Idol Star Olympic" airs as a special episode ahead of the 2012 London Olympics!

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MBC, who holds the "Idol Athletic Championship" every year, held the same event in "Idol Star Olympic" as a special episode for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics this Friday.

As stars recorded for the event on July 10th and 15th, the first part has finally aired on July 25th and the second part will be aired on the 26th, 9:55 KST.

100 stars of nation's top idol groups in 24 teams participated in "Idol Star Olympic". They competed for the gold medals in eight events: 100m dash, hurdling, long jump, high jump, walking relay, fencing, table tennis, and archery.

2012 London Olympic Special, 'Idol Star Olympic' with SHINee, 2PM, T-ARA  and More!
2012 London Olympic Special, 'idol Star Olympic' With Shinee, 2Pm, T-Ara And More!

2012 London Olympic Special, 'Idol Star Olympic' with SHINee, 2PM, T-ARA and More!

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2012 London Olympic Special, 'Idol Star Olympic' with SHINee, 2PM, T-ARAand More!In order to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, MBC held an 'Idol Athletics Competition'.

Idol lover Park So Hyun discusses WINNER Mino's face and the reality about GOT7 JB's eyebrow piercing

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The MCs brought out images of male idols with their cosmetic marks got rid of and had Park So Hyun draw them in with a marker. She stunnedeach person when the commonshots were brought out; when they in comparison the originals to Park So Hyun's marker drawn pictures, they discoveredthat every beauty mark was oncePrecisely where it becameintended to be! Discuss dedication!

She excitedly told the audience, "WINNER's Mino, who made a comeback on February 1st, has a totally unique beauty mark on the ground tip of his nose, quite off-center," and proceeded to mark where alongside a marker. Once again, when in comparison to the original, it was SPOT ON!

She revealed, "Many Folks think JB has a double piercing above his eyebrow but he doesn't. If reality exist toldthey are beauty marks as well!"

Doojoon to list as an MC on 'Weekly Idol' and meet which two woman groups?
Doojoon To List As An Mc On 'weekly Idol' And Meet Which Two Woman Groups?

Doojoon to list as an MC on 'Weekly Idol' and meet which two woman groups?

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A rep from Cube Entertainment said on February 3, "Doojoon could beperforming on 'Weekly Idol' as a different MC."  This will be his first time ever!  He's making plansto pass into recording on February 10.  

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WINNER's 'Exit Circulation : E' music list is out!
Winner's 'exit Circulation : E' Music List Is Out!

WINNER's 'Exit Circulation : E' music list is out!

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Also incorporated is their pre-release "Pricked", in addition "Immature" and "I'm Young"! And as you'll see in the track list image, a minimum of one member took phase in the introduction of every song. We are so impressed!

Plus, WINNER will have 3 MVs in total, for their two title tracks and for "I'm Young". We cannot wait. Remain tuned on February 1 for the release!

Billboard’s “21 Beneath 21″ List comprises One K-Pop Idol Group

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All the contributors are more youthful than 21 (the moderate age is 17), and the Pledis Entertainment-produced group is made up of 3 sub-units: vocals, hip-hop, and performance. Their debut album “17 CARAT” reached No.9 on Billboard’s World Albums chart in a while after its liberate and spent 11 weeks at the chart, outlasting some more well-established groups. Their 2nd mini-album “Boys Be” charted at No.1 on Billboard in September.

Members Woozi, S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon participated in the writing and production of the album’s name track “Mansae,” a high-energy mix of funk, hip-hop, and pop. All artists on Billboard’s “21 Under 21” join in in the composition in their music.

Acting Idol Backlash: WINNER's Nam Tae Hyun And Thunder Are Criticized For Their Acting
Acting Idol Backlash: Winner's Nam Tae Hyun And Thunder Are Criticized For Their Acting

Acting Idol Backlash: WINNER's Nam Tae Hyun And Thunder Are Criticized For Their Acting

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(Photo : SBS, MBC ) WINNER"s Nam Tae Hyun and former MBLAQ member Thunder (Park Sang Hyun) are the latest targets of increased backlash against the lackluster acting idol performances. A writer for the Korean publication MBN critiqued their acting performance in arecent article titled Poisonous transformation? Nam Tae Hyun and Thunder, quit acting for a bit.

In the report, a pop culture writer for MBN praised ZE:A"sIm Siwon, D.O. of EXO and BtoB"s Yook Sungjae as stars whose strong on-screen performances defy the stereotypes surrounding acting idols. "These acclaimed performances leave a deep impression, breaking the stereotype of the idol," said the writer for MBN.

MBN examined the flat emotionality of Nam Tae Hyun during the premiere episode of the SBS weekend series, "Late Night Restaurant." "He has inaccurate[word] pronunciation, awkward facial expressions and awkward delivery of tears," said the writer for MBN.

Will WINNER Add Themselves To The List Of Anticipated 2015 YG Comebacks?
Will Winner Add Themselves To The List Of Anticipated 2015 Yg Comebacks?

Will WINNER Add Themselves To The List Of Anticipated 2015 YG Comebacks?

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On May 4, Taehyun attended a press conference for the web drama Girl of 0AM (Midnight"s Girl), a new show that also features Seo Minji and G-Friend"s Yerin.

"WINNER is spending time between the training room and recording room," he explained, as reported by Koreaboo. "We have received a number of songs with the members working on it directly too." He added that the group"s comeback could possibly happen by the end of the year.

WINNER is a male idol group under YG Entertainment. The members consist of Kang Seung Yoon, Song Minho, Kim Jinwoo, Lee Seunghoon, and Nam Taehyun. Their debut album 2014 S/Swas released on August 12, 2014. WINNER"s hit single titled, "Empty" received an all-kill and topped major online music charts upon release.

EXO the Only Idol Group on List of Songs Koreans Love to Sing
Exo The Only Idol Group On List Of Songs Koreans Love To Sing

EXO the Only Idol Group on List of Songs Koreans Love to Sing

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A recent Korea Gallup poll has found that only one song by an idol group ranks in Koreans’ favorite songs to sing. The results of the national poll, which surveyed 1,700 people over the age of 13 on their favorite hobbies and other cultural preferences, were released on February 25th.

In the “songs Koreans love to sing” category, EXO’s “Growl” was the only idol group track to be featured in the top ten with .7 percent of the total responses, most of which came from teenage fans alone. Many of the remaining songs were trot tracks, with Oh Seung Geun’s “What’s Wrong With My Age” earning first place with two percent of the responses. Tied for second place were Park Sang Chul’s “Unconditionally” and Noh Sa Yeon’s “Meeting” with 1.4 percent, while Jang Yoon Jung’s “Oh My Goodness” took third place with 1.1 percent. Rounding out the top five were Lee Mi Ja’s “Camellia Young Lady” and Kim Soo Hee’s “Southbound Train,” each earning one percent of the total responses.

WINNER show off their rookie-like innocence and charms on "Weekly Idol"

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After the members introduced themselves with a greeting, Jung Hyung Don asked, "How does it feel like to be on the show?" To which Song Min Ho (Mino) replied, "It"s a new fresh feeling. I watched the episode when G-Dragon was on."

MC Jung Hyung Don then asked out of curiosity, "What is G-Dragon doing these days?" and MINO answered, "I"m not so sure, we"ve been really busy these days."

The two MCs exaggerated Mino"s statement and ultimately made him their target of the day. Innocent Mino"s priceless reactions were left hanging as the MCs bantered back and forth.