The first week of August surprised me in a really good way. Before I start with my usual Eats, Beats, Reads for the week, let me start with something ~work~ related. Yes, you read that right – work! Last week … Continue reading
A lot of artists have paid tribute to the Queen of KPop, BoA, by covering her songs and citing her in interviews and TV guestings as the artist they look up to in the industry. Now, I’m posting here some of the most recent covers of BoA’s songs, arranged in order of how I liked them. *wink wink*
The top spot goes to SNSD’s Tiffany with Moon & Sunrise. Tiffany has always been vocal about BoA being the reason why she wanted to become a singer, and how she consequently left the U.S. and flew to Korea alone just so she could be in the same company as Queen B.
Here’s a cute video of Tiffany talking to BoA for the first time, in case you missed it in 2007. Haha.
Now, about the song, Moon & Sunrise is originally a non-single track from BoA’s second studio album in Japan VALENTI. (Trivia: BoA wrote this song when she was sad af in Japan). It’s not a single so I appreciate Tiffany for choosing this song in her solo concert and at You Hee-Yeol’s Sketchbook. Love her vocals here, too! ❤
And because I love the BoA the Live 2006 birthday tour, here’s BoA’s version from that live. ❤
Adding another vid showing Tiffany singing various BoA songs back in 2007. ❤
Next up is Lovelyz’s Kei with Atlantis Princess. Kei revealed in the latest episode of Girl Spirit that her role model is BoA, and because of Queen B she didn’t give up on chasing her dream as a singer. Kei’s performance is adorable with the Atlantis Princess outfit (jumper and goggles), although I feel the tension as she tries to protect her vocals while dancing to this bubblegum pop classic. Nevertheless, it’s a cute cover, and I enjoyed her belting out at the bridge part. ❤ I don’t even know this new idol, but I like her now. Haha.
Lastly, there’s SNSD Taeyeon’s with Atlantis Princess. Remember that time in 2009 when Taeyeon said in an interview that it was BoA who has made the biggest impact on her career? That in 2001 she was so impressed when she saw BoA speaking fluently in Japanese just a year after her debut in Korea, and ever since then Taeyeon had looked up to Queen B and had become her standard.
Moving on to the Atlantis Princess showdown, Taeyeon loses this battle for me. Yes, yes, she looks like an angel, and her voice is nice, BUT this version is just too slow for me. I have a friend who didn’t even finish listening to this version ’cause it’s too slow. 😛 But in all fairness, when it comes to re-arranged slow Atlantis Princess versions, Taeyeon wins this round versus Lena’s Park’s acoustic version. Lol.
Here’s a fan-made video of Taeyeon’s Atlantis Princess ’cause the full video isn’t out yet.
This is not recent, I know, but here’s Lena Park’s ~acoustic~ version for comparison. Hehe.
P.S. I love Taeyeon and Lena Park! This does not diminish what ever love I have for them! Haha.
I absolutely love it when younger idols pay tribute to Queen B. It’s a breath of fresh air from the new KPop fans who don’t know her, and who are even bashing her for dancing with EXO members in Only One. Lol.
So Nyeo Shi Dae/So Nyuh Shi Dae (SNSD)/Girls’ Generation/Shoujo Jidai just released the dance version of the their second Japanese single “Gee.” Here is the download link for the PV! Enjoy! 🙂 Please comment when you download, thanks.
Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?jr92x50c65dgmem
It’s around 74MB, I think. :p
On MBC Music Core yesterday (August 1), SHINee’s Onew and SNSD’s Jessica had a duet performance. The pair sang “One Year Later”, a song from SNSD’s 2nd mini album, which is about a couple that broke up and ends up seeing each other again after a year.
I personally loved the performance. I don’t like Jessica that much, but here I made an exception. Her voice didn’t sound THAT nasally in this perf and pulled it off well ^_^ Onew is amazing as ever – vocals wise. Gotta love that ^_^
It’s also a good thing that Soshified subbed this ’cause I get to read the translation of the song. It’s so heart-warming. Watch it, guys! ^_^
Guys, sorry if I’m slacking off in updating this blog lately. It’s because I was busy with school works. Anyhoo, I still appreciate your visits and comments 🙂 I’ll continue to update this XD
Having said that, here’s SNSD’s Music Core guesting yesterday, July 25, 2009. You can see in the vids that the SNSD girls are SOOOOO TIRED! T_T It’s not a really good perf. Taeyeon’s not even smiling. But hey,watch the SHINee-SNSD Dance Cut! Now that’s HOT!
SNSD vs SHINee Dance Cut
SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
Thanks to my friend, Tim Ang (Kenneth) for the heads up!
Korean group So Nyeo Shi Dae has been selected by foreigers as the best female singers on Arirang TV ‘Showbiz Extra’. And the survey was done on over 3000 viewers from the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and America, etc. in over 60 countries.
And Super Junior is chosen as #1 for best male singers.
The results of the survey
1. So Nyeo Shi Dae (29.65%)
2. BoA (29.25%)
1. Super Junior (41.9%)
2. Dong Bang Shin Ki (33.6%)
1. SHINee (57%)
2. 2PM (19.7%)
3. FT Island (15.6%)
Best newcomer actor
1. Kim Bum
2. Lee Min Ho (36.03%)
1. Lee JunKi (37.74%)
2. Rain (28.95%)
3. Gong Yoo (11.81%)
1. Song Hye Gyo (49.52%)
So Nyeo Shi Dae has shown great power with their music with their title song ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)’ off their recent 2nd minialbum going up to the #1 spot for the 2nd week through.
According to the weekly chart on Monkey3, the song is up #1 for the 2nd week for the 1st week of July.
Another song off their minialbum ‘Etude’ has also climbed up 39 spots to be at #8. They are the 2nd artistes to have 2 songs up top 10 positions after SG Wannabe in May.
Monkey3 revealed that ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ is also #1 for download and streaming chart. Another hit song after the ‘Gee’ symdrome earlier this year.
Newcomer group 4Minute’s debut song ‘Hot Issue’ continued to stay at #2 position for 2 weeks with So Nyeo Shi Dae at the #1 position. While 2PM’s ‘I Hate You’ is at #3.
Fast rapper singer Outsider’s ‘Alone’ is at #4 while Lee Seung Gi’s ‘Will You Marry Me?’ is at #5. Lee Seung Gi has recently raise a topic for being getting highest viewership on weekends with his weekend drama ‘Brilliant Legacy’ and also on variety show ‘2 Days 1 Night’.
The chart results:
1. So Nyeo Shi Dae ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)’
2. 4Minute ‘Hot Issue’
3. 2PM ‘I Hate You’
4. Outsider ‘Alone’
5. Lee Seung Gi ‘Will you marry me?’
6. YangPa ‘Soul’
7. 8eight ‘Goodbye my Love’
9. V.O.S ‘Something Big’
10. 2NE1 ‘Fire’
11. 2NE1 ‘I Don’t Care’ | Big Bang TOP and TaeYang ‘Friend’