i recently found a very interesting fact about korean artists/entertainers [especially singers]. at first i was quite in a daze as to why they really make a big deal out of their ‘debut’ on stage. well, the truth behind it is quite shocking to me, but at the same time it explains why these korean entertainers are really good in what they are doing.
as you might know [or perhaps might not], koreans really dig boy-bands, girl-groups. i thought i’m over them since i finish high school [backstreet boys was my favourite back then]. but surprises, surprises. the “Hallyu” wave did not only make me love the dramas, but also its music, which apparently made me go crazy over boy bands again. totally not apt for my age, but heck! no harm in ‘dreaming the impossible’, right?
ok, back to the main story.
these korean entertainers, before their debut, will be put into training for years. take SNSD for instance, the girls have been trained since they were in middle school. and now look at how good they are after being nurtured for so many years. unlike malaysia, where the road to being an artist is as short as the time you take to cook a pack or ramyeon [hence the term ‘instant artist’]. no wonder they are so ‘forgettable’. even if they have the looks, they lack talent, or vice versa.
after getting myself immersed into the korean entertainment scene, i have witnessed quite a few debuts and i must say, almost all of them have different qualities and are unique in their own ways. among the new artists are 2AM [strong vocals!], 2PM [great dance moves], Blue Spring [love their voice!] Sori [sexy girl!] and many more. i guess all the long term trainings paid off.
seriously i can’t imagine if this were to be practiced here in malaysia. come to think of it, it’s almost impossible. lol. so i think this is what makes these korean entertainers good, and they have great stamina whenever they perform on stage. mind you, they have choreographed a specific dance routine for each song, so the dance moves really become memorable. [read: Wonder Girls’ ‘Tell Me’ dance, SNSD’s ‘Gee’ dance et cetera].
just to put us in a lighter mood, here’s Jumper‘s “Yes!”. this duo recently debuted in KBS Music Bank, and after a few times listening to this single, it quickly became my driving companion. 🙂 enjoy.