EXO performs at the KBS ‘Music Festival’

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Group EXO heated up the 2013 KBS ‘Music Festival’ which looked back at the year in Korean pop.

They performed their hit song of the year ‘Growl’ after the king of music Cho Yong Pil on the 27th at the festival.

They performed twice during the festival. They held flags during the beginning of the performance and showed off a grand stage during their introductory performance that received a lot of attention. They then performed ‘Growl’. They were wearing school uniform type outfits and the fans cheered them on.

They also performed a different version of the song that included a break in the song and showed off their charms.

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Super Junior’s Siwon and EXO’s Chanyeol, Sehun, and Kris attend opening for Philipp Plein store!

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An event for the opening of a ‘Philipp Plein’ store at Lotte Department Store’s Avenuel took place on the 26th.

Super Junior member Siwon and EXO members Kris, Chanyeol, and Sehun made the hearts of women flutter with the smooth and strong looks they had in their eyes. Siwon and Sehun had the looks of strong handsome men while Kris and Chanyeol had a deer-like look in their eyes.

The event was attended by Super Junior’s Siwon, EXO’s Kris, Chanyeol, and Sehun, and also f(x) member Victoria.

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All 12 members of EXO show off their charms at ‘M Countdown’!

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The official Twitter account of Mnet’s ‘M Countdown’ uploaded pictures on the 19th with the words “A present for December. A December miracle. All 12 members will find you today. ‘M Countdown’ is having a Christmas special. Do not forget and watch.”

The pictures show the whole of EXO wearing green outfits. They have neckties, hats, and other items that bring out the Christmas spirit and they are all looking at the camera. They also show off their silliness while making ‘v’ signs and this also shows off their comfortableness.

Netizens wrote “It is a rare sight to see all of EXO” (Editor’s note- WHAT?!), “They are so handsome”, “Their song is so good”, and “There really are a lot of members.”  

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Get your 2014 SEASON’S GREETING Calender, Scheduler, DVD and Package featuring TVXQ, SUPER JUNIOR, GIRLS’ GENERATION, SHINee, f(x), EXO and INFINITE.

Smtown released a promotional SEASON’S GREETING video featuring TVXQ, SUPER JUNIOR, GIRLS’ GENERATION, SHINee, f(x), EXO and INFINITE. You can get the 2014 SEASON’S GREETING Calender, Scheduler, DVD and Package by visiting the website below. http://www.smtown.com/Link/Board/3681352

Source: SMTOWN

EXO to have special performances!

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Editor’s note: Get that money!

EXO members D.O, Baekhyun, Chen, Luhan, and Lay will be starting activities for their special album on television broadcasts this week.

Their agency SM Entertainment stated that the members will start this week on the 12th for Mnet’s ‘M Countdown’ and will be on other music programs as well.

They also said “All 12 members will be together for special performances for their album starting next week.”

Their special album called ‘Miracles in December’ was released on the various music charts and placed 1st on the real-time charts. They had reached 400,000 in pre-orders and placed 1st and 2nd in sales on the offline charts for Hot Tracks and Sinna Records for their Korean and Chinese versions respectively.

Source: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LS2D&mid=shm&sid1=106&sid2=221&oid=421&aid=0000591841

Baekhyun and D.O talk about approaching women.

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EXO member Baekhyun talked about his memories regarding his first snow (This can also be translated as first love but I chose first snow since that is the name of their song. -Ed).

Baekhyun talked about a situation connected to the song ‘The First Snow’ after singing the song on KBS Radio’s ‘Lee Sora’s Gayo Square on the 9th.”

Baekhyun confessed “Awhile ago I got dumped by someone as I was confessing to her.”

DJ Lee Sora asked “When was the last time you confessed? Were you successful?” and Baekhyun said “It has been a few years. I was not successful. I think I do not have any charms” and made everyone laugh.

Member D.O said “I have asked someone out before” and “I am a man now so I want to.”

Source: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LS2D&mid=shm&sid1=106&sid2=221&oid=057&aid=0000231311

 

 

 

Editor 1 reviews ‘EXO’s Showtime’ Part 2!

Editor 1 here.

I will review/recap the second episode of ‘EXO’s Showtime’.

The question that was asked to the group today was about what they did after all their promotional activities were over for a day. The friendly people at MBC Every1 showed the activities of the members during one evening.

The group divided into four teams: D.O (All by Myself), Suho and Kai (The Dog Whisperers), Chen, Luhan, Lay, and Xiumin (EXO 4/6 M), and Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Tao, Kris, and Sehun (4 Grande and 1 Short, Yes, this is a Starbucks reference).

I will talk about each team and my thoughts about it.

 1. D.O.

We see D.O in a van (team van?) all by himself. He is singing to himself and I realize that D.O has better English pronunciation than some native speakers I know and that SM should really let EXO sing live more often. He is the only one that is spending time alone. I don’t blame him. If I were in a group with 11 other people I would probably want to get away from them once in awhile.

D.O’s location of choice? The Yongsan Station CGV movie theater. Korean shows do such a horrendous job at blurring out names of brands that I was able to notice what movie theater it is right away. D.O has a bit of trouble finding the theatre and ends up getting a call from Suho. Suho ends up being that guy who never knows when to hang up the phone. The two have a conversation while D.O is looking for the theatre and Suho spends most of the time talking to no one. We hear Suho and Kai encouraging D.O to eat a lot of popcorn by himself and also to drink 4 sodas (Why? I don’t know).

D.O chooses a movie that is in 4D. If you have never watched a 4D movie, I recommend it. I watched ‘Puss in Boots’ in 4D in Seoul and it was super cool. The chairs moved to mimic riding a carriage and water even sprayed out in a scene where the characters where being splashed with water.

We learn that D.O likes nachos and not popcorn and won’t buy a special popcorn combo set because it is expensive but is willing to shell out money for extra nacho cheese sauce.

I think D.O definitely has a unique personality. He does seem to enjoy his own personality and is seen playing with all the touch screens at the theater. Most of them don’t work and his reactions are pretty cute.

That was pretty much it for D.O.

2. Chen, Luhan, Lay, and Xiumin.

I think these 4 showed what this show is really about. You see what they like to do in their free time (go bike riding, skateboarding, and basketball playing) near the Han River.

The highlight (for me at least) was when the 4 sat down to eat. If there is anything I learned about EXO is that they like to eat, a LOT. The 4 indulge in some snacks from the convenience store.

I am really impressed with the Korean skills of all the Chinese members of EXO. They are really good! Lay mentions at one point that Xiumin was recognized by an elderly man while going to the bathroom. This causes the others to tease him that he is the ‘trend’ these days. Xiumin gets embarrassed by it and Lay proceeds to ask the others what kinds of comments give them burdens. Chen mentions that he gets burdened when people tell him he sings well but likes it when people tells him he dances well (Oh, Chen).

I kind of wish they spent more time on things like this since it shows a deeper side to EXO.

Luhan gives good advice and says that the best way to learn Korean (or any language) is to date someone from that country. I agree. It works. Is that why Luhan’s Korean is so good? Actually, he did study at Yonsei University’s Language School so his Korean obviously is the best out of all the Chinese members.

I really enjoyed the part with these 4. It had the most depth to their actual personalities and showed what they were really like.

3. Suho and Kai

Kai calls his sisters and asks if the kids miss him. I thought it would mean nieces or nephews but it turns out to be 3 adorable dogs. Kai comments about how one of his dogs got fat so him and Suho decide to take them on a walk around the Han River. The Han River is close to their dormitory (according to them) so it seems to be a popular EXO hangout.

This part just really showed them playing with the dogs. Super cute but nothing too special and is definitely only interesting for fans.

4. Baekhyun, Tao, Kris, Chanyeol, and Sehun.

Baekhyun ends up spending time with all the tall members of EXO.

The 5 end up going to Hongdae (Hongik University area). It is a popular area for young people and is where you can find the indie scene in Korea (although it is sadly dying out now). Chanyeol seems to be the resident Hongdae expert.

They start out by looking at clothes and Tao ends up asking Chanyeol to buy him something and Chanyeol ignores him. They also end up forgetting Tao behind. How do you end up forgetting someone that tall? Oh well.

The theme of today’s episode is food. They end up going to a makchang (intestine) restaurant. It turns out they never ate makchang before and end up ordering a ton and then finish off with pork belly. They decide to go for a second round of food at a spicy rice cakes restaurant and eat a ton of spicy rice cakes and talk about eating even more before they go home.

The only thing I got from this? I got hungry, EXO eats a lot, and Kris is full of crap when he says he won’t eat anything.

Overall, I think the show still needs a bit of tuning. They have the right idea but it would be nice to see a bit more depth into the members. It is nice to give non Korean fans a glimpse of what life is like in Seoul. I will look forward to episode 3! Cheers!

Group Blady wants to go on dates with EXO!

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Editor’s note: Is it bad that the FIRST thing I thought when I read this article was, “You girls are in danger?”

Group Blady stated that they would like to go on dates (The word in Korean is 미팅 or meeting which means blind dates that take place in groups) with EXO.

They appeared on Arirang TV’s ‘K-POPPIN’ and they received attention for stating they wanted to go on dates with EXO.

DJ Isak asked during the live broadcast “If you could go on a date with any celebrity who would you chose?” and the group said “With EXO. There are no ulterior motives or rational (word choice is kind of weird here –editor) feelings behind it. We feel flutters when we see them sing on stage and we think we can learn a lot from them and we study them a lot when they perform. We just mean that we want to meet them as fans.”

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