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SNSD to perform at SBS K-Pop Festival 2013 Live in Bangkok’ Concert!

News via dkpopnews.net

The concert will take placeat the Rajamangala National Stadiumat7 PM on October 20.U-Kiss, After School, BtoB, BTS, Girls Day,and others will also be there!

Early bird ticket sales started yesterday (September 14), with pre-sale ticketing beginning today (September 15).For more ticketing information, visit Boost Plusswebsite,Facebook page, and onthaiticketmajor.

SNSD to have their first "THE BEST LIVE" Tokyo Dome tour on December 9 #catchGG

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It is announced upon their special hashtag event where they invite their SONEs to joing #catchGG to connect to fans. It seems like it has something to do with thei girls" 4th Japanese anniversary and Dome tour.

[Live Updates] The Winners of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards
[Live Updates] The Winners Of The 2013 Sbs Drama Awards

[Live Updates] The Winners of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards

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Highly anticipated, the 2013 SBS Drama Awards honors the brightest actors, actresses, writers, producers, and staff that worked hard to bring you the best SBS dramas this years. This year has been a good year for SBS dramas, with hit after hit, including That Winter, the Wind Blows, I Hear Your Voice, Masters Sun, and The Heirs. Their stories and cast have captivated fans far and wide, young and old, and with so many hits, the competition for the awards is going to be stiff.

Join us, crystalcove and halves in unison, as we provide you with a live recap of the awards. Well be watching, translating, announcing the winners, screencapping, and most important of all, spazzing with you guys at all the K-Drama goodness. 

Well be updating this post with the list of winners so keep refreshing the page to see updates. You can also follow us live in the comment section below, and talk to us and to other fellow fans.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang
[Live Blog] 2013 Kbs & Sbs Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

[Live Blog] 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

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The live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and Im pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far weve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

First, Im going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After thats done, were happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, thats for sure.

I, Lordbordem will be covering the 2013 KBS Drama Awards while our team of sleepless editors (halves in unison and crystalcove) will guide you through the 2013 SBS Drama Awards. Stayed tuned for updates announcing the start of the live coverage of the SBS and KBS Drama Awards, starting in about 4 hours!

[Live Updates] Winners of the 2013 MBC Drama Awards
[Live Updates] Winners Of The 2013 Mbc Drama Awards

[Live Updates] Winners of the 2013 MBC Drama Awards

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While we dont have a Live Blog set up for the 2013 MBC Drama Awards like we have for the 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards going on right now at the same time, we have set up this post to provide live updates of the 2013 MBC Drama Awards.

Hosted by Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Hye, the 2013 MBC Drama Awards honors the brightest stars, producers, writers, and staff that brought you the best MBC dramas this year.

[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards - Running Men in a Star Filled Jungle
[Live Blog] 2013 Sbs Entertainment Awards - Running Men In A Star Filled Jungle

[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards - Running Men in a Star Filled Jungle

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Finally, lets quickly look at Running Man and Yoo Jae Suk. For the most part the show has been a steady performer over the year. While its combined rating with its Sunday partner show has seen the whole Sunday show rate below 10% for most of the year, individual ratings for Running Man itself have continued to remain competitive against its rivals. Despite that, it has still dropped in ratings year on year. A lot of that drop can be attributed to the amazing success of MBCs new line of Sunday programs (Daddy! Where Are We Going  + Real Men). In recent weeks, however, it did appear like Running Man was starting to regain some lost ground with the slight drop in interest in MBCs shows. But again, it has been dealt another hit with the success of KBSs 1 Night, 2 Day Season 3. Given that Yoo Jae Suks chances for a Grand Award rests on the success of Running Man, this slight loss of steam might just be enough that SBS decides to go with one of the other candidates. 

Still, it doesnt look like either Running Man or Yoo Jae Suk will be losing the Viewers Choice awards. As we previously reported, both show and MC are leading the viewer polls by a wide margin and is certain to win those respective viewer choice awards come Monday. 

Best of 2013 Recap: Live Performances That Shined The Most

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Best of 2013 Recap: Live Performances That Shined The Most In the world of K-pop, there is one thing that stands out: the sheer amount of music shows artists perform in. In America, with TLC gone, there isn’t a real weekly music show that is easily accessible. We only witness artists performing their singles in award shows and when they are promoting it on different talk shows. But in Korea, the situation is vastly different. At last count, there are seven weekly music shows – Arirang’s Simply K-pop, SBS MTV’s The Show, MBC Music’s Show Champion, and the ‘Big Four’; Mnet’s M Countdown, KBS’s Music Bank, MBC’s Music Core and SBS’s Inkigayo. So when one has been knee-deep in K-pop for some time, it’s no wonder fans are able to not just appreciate these live performances from their favorite acts but are also ably ready to say why.

But what truly makes a live performance shine from the rest? From the poll that you Seoulmates voted in, three artists came out on top for this year: SHINee, EXO and VIXX.

SHINee’s lives, ever since their debut with “Replay,” have always been point on. While we may have witnessed a crack here and there and an off-note as well, especially during their “Juliette” era, SHINee has always been consistent. For their releases this year, you guys have voted three of their songs into first, second and third place – “Everybody,” “Dream Girl” and “Symptoms,”

[Live Blog] 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards - Third Times A Charm
[Live Blog] 2013 Mbc Entertainment Awards - Third Times A Charm

[Live Blog] 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards - Third Times A Charm

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Now lets come back to 2013. This year has been a great year for MBC variety shows. Shows such as Infinity Challenge and Radio Star have continued to perform strongly over the last year while shows such as the revamped We Got Married Season 4 have been able to claw back some of the ground they had lost previously. But the star of 2013 has definitely been the completely reversal of fortunes for MBCs flagship Sunday programs. After the end of I Am A Singer, MBC failed to provide viewers with compelling content during the highly competitive Sunday night time slot. At some points, MBC was trailing competitors such as Running Man and  1 Night, 2 Days by almost 15% in ratings.

However, all of that changed with the introduction of Daddy! Where Are We Going? and Real Men. The new programs were a revelation for MBC and saw them immediately shoot back up to the top of the food chain. Daddy! Where Are We Going? was so influential that it caused a boom in interest for children related shows, with KBS introducing shows such as Superman Has Returned to try and piggyback some of that success.

[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun - Redefining The Meaning Of Extravagence
[Live Blog] 2013 Sbs Gayo Daejun - Redefining The Meaning Of Extravagence

[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun - Redefining The Meaning Of Extravagence

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We came, we saw and while we didnt quite conquer, it was more than good enough to give this another go. Thanks to the interest we saw from the 2013 KBS Entertainment Awards live blog, we have decided to press forward and continue our live blog coverage of the other year-end events. This time, though, we are going for the full double whammy, going where no writing team on this site has gone before, solving a dilemma brought forth by the evils that is event schedule clashes.

In the interest of  fair competition and all that good will stuff, most of the broadcasters have decided that the best way of taking glory away from each other was to schedule events in such a way that they clash horribly on the same day. This was a problem because the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejon happens on the same day as the 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards. Certainly we couldnt just ignore the SBS Gayo Daejun, but we definitely didnt want to miss out on all that juicy variety show awards. What a predicament. But why choose from one when you can just have both? 

2013 KBS Entertainment Awards - Live Blog Introduction
2013 Kbs Entertainment Awards - Live Blog Introduction

2013 KBS Entertainment Awards - Live Blog Introduction

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Here at Soompi, we are always looking at ways to provide you with content that is both interesting and worthwhile. One of these new content experiences has been our live coverage of various events in the entertainment industry. This includes our previous live recaps of the 2011 end of year award ceremonies, including the 2011 KBS Entertainment Awards and in more recent times our popular live recap of Masters Sun, our live stream of the 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards and the 2013 MAMA. For the numerous 2013 end-of-the-year ceremonies, we have decided to take this even further by utilizing a new system of content delivery to hopefully provide you, the readers, with a much more engaging experience. What is this new system you ask? It will hopefully be the start of something great.

This year, as part of our end of year award ceremony coverage, we will be running a live written commentary session here at Soompi. For those slightly confused people, thats just a more elegant way of saying that we will be live blogging the numerous award ceremonies occurring in December starting with the 2013 KBS Entertainment Awards. By utilizing a live blog, we hope to provide you with a much more engaging experience as we provide coverage of the awards and post updates as soon as they are shown on TV. It will also let you ask us questions as the event unfolds and we can all experience the joys of seeing our favorite stars up on the award stage as it happens.