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Monday, May 7, 2012

Tao's Special Birthday Event

These 3 Fan's Got EXO-M's CD's and Polaroid Pics Signed by Tao.
Lucky. <3 


D.O singing Bruno Mars -Billionaire 
Sukira- Angel 

 Baek Hyun
Su Ho & D.O
 D.O, Baek Hyun, ChanYeol
 D.O, Baek Hyun, ChanYeol
 Su Ho, Kai, Se Hun
Su Ho, Kai, Se Hun
Baek Hyun, Se Hun
Baek Hyun
Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho
Se Hun
Baek Hyun, Se Hun
 D.O, Baek Hyun,ChanYeol
 Baek Hyun
 Se Hun
  Kai,Se Hun,Baek Hyun,ChanYeol,Sungmin,Ryeowook
 Kai,Se Hun,Baek Hyun,ChanYeol,Sungmin, Ryeowook,D.O,Su Ho
 Su Ho,Kai,Se Hun
 D.O, Baek Hyun, ChanYeol
Baek Hyun, ChanYeol 

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EXO-K Interview Osen

 ChanYeol, D.O, Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho, Baek Hyun
 ChanYeol, D.O, Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho, Baek Hyun
ChanYeol, D.O, Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho, Baek Hyun

SM Entertainment ambitiously released a new group, EXO-K, they’re ending their 5th week of official promotions.

Their imposing debut song ‘MAMA’ is the first performance song after a long time while the trend is at hook songs, EXO-K members’ whose average age is 20 years old are gathering fangirls by showing a strong choreography and charisma. The six members said bashfully while laughing about the debut showcase they had a month ago, when they were still very shy, “Now we adapted to a certain extent to the celebrities’ lives”.

“Because at first we were dancing in front of the camera for the first time, we couldn’t find the camera’s light. But now we improved a bit. We can know find the light quickly. (laughs) Now I think our gestures too are more relaxed now.”(Kai)

Even if he said it in a modest way, EXO-K actually received a lot of praises for their live performances. Fortunately, they have made no big mistakes so far.

“Ah, there’s one. I did it. On SBS ‘Inkigayo’, while I was introducing our debut song during the interview, I said it was ‘superior’ instead of saying ‘magnificient’. I said it by accident (laughs). Also, occasionally, I almost slip because of the dry ice” (D.O)

In order to make the group dance perfect, the members trained together during 17 hours for a month and a half.

“We would come to the company at 11AM. And then go back home at 4AM. Break time? Sometimes we’d rest while exercising. However, because the dance was so complicated, we needed about half a month to complete the line. We wanted to show we could dance and sing at the same time so we did our best and did not neglect anything.” (Kai)

Much more serious and quiet than the other idol groups like them, the members read books in the waiting rooms. Looking at it closely, all the members’ voices are deep.

“I read a lot of self-help books. When we have time, we do chat among us but we spend more time reading books quietly” (Chanyeol)

Becoming singers recognized worldwide being their main goal, they’ve focused and ran towards their dreams to become singers since primary school. Singers likes DBSK or Rain had a crucial influence on them.

“Ever since primary school, I watched the DBSK seniors’ ‘Hug’ and admired how handsome they were. I’ve liked music ever since I was young so I learned how to play instruments. I joined a band during middle school and when I was in my first year of high school, I entered SM Entertainment and trained for four years.” (Chanyeol)

“I started learning jazz dance in 2nd grade. However in 6th grade, I decided to become a singer and went through auditions to enter SM. Since I was too young, I was told to come back one year later if my dream still didn’t change. That time, since I did

“My dream ever since primary school was also to become a singer. Just like this, I joined SM during middle school after being cast. At that time, I also worked hard at school. (laughs). I was always ranked in the 5 best students but since I had to train to become a singer, it was really hard.

“Seeing Rain senior made me want to become a singer. I went through a lot of auditions during middle school but the results were not good. During high school, I joined a band and as I planned to study Music in college, I got cast by SM on my way to take the exam. It’s still amazing to me when I think of it.”Baekhyun”

“I’ve also started singing in elementary school. In my second year of high schol, I participated to a youth song festival and won. This is how I got to enter SM” (D.O)

The youngest member, Sehun, is an exception. He was walking down the streets and eating ddukbokki like he often does and got “street cast”.

“At that time, I didn’t really care about singers. Hereafter, after going through SM four times in 2 years, I managed to get into SM. As I was going through my training, my interest [in being a singer] grew and I am really working hard right now.” (Sehun)

The members lived together with EXO-M who is currently promoting in China. They gathered with the Chinese members and waited for the day they would finally debut. They also revealed that the 12 members’ goal was to come together and promote all over the world.

“I want to feel the fans’ cheers get louder everytime we stand on stage. We are really thankful and we are always thinking of a way to improve. But first of all, our first aim this year is to get the rookie award!” (Kai)

source : Osen translation 
cr; emilie & saphira @exok-trans

The Star Profile [D.O]

The new boygroup EXO-K appeared like a comet in the Renaissance. EXO is SM Entertainment’s ambitious work: the group’s groundbreaking strategy is that EXO-K promotes in Korea while EXO-M promotes in China, the two teams’ debut song is ‘MAMA’ but they will sing it in each respective language.

The cool and quiet D.O who has both a powerful voice and strong singing abilities turned up on the face of earth. When you listen to his voice, you can feel the similarities with SM’s composer Yoo Young Jin right away. Even though they are alike, D.O’s voice, which is deeper and stronger, draws the fans of music. D.O, who picked Yoo Young Jin as his role model, is a star who is surpassing his teacher.

On May 11th, the group EXO-K’s HD Interviews will be released on the different star stories ‘The Star’( and we’re holding an interview comment event giving away signed polaroids (6 members) and <MAMA> miniposters(6 members). It’s from the 11th to the 17th, the announcement will be made on the 18th.

source : The Star
translation cr; saphira @ exok-trans

Interview For The Daily Focus

 ChanYeol, D.O, Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho, Baek Hyun
D.O, Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho, 
ChanYeol, Baek Hyun 
 ChanYeol, D.O, Se Hun, Kai, Su Ho, Baek Hyun
SM showing a boygroup 4 years after ‘SHINee’
The talented members all entered the ‘singer’s path’ since elementary school

Four years after ‘SHINee’ SM Entertainment, the cradle of idol groups, only had to talk about a boygroup to catch the attention. After making a broadscale issue, they could have just appeared at once but they showed themselves little by little during 100 days and let know that huge rookies were coming. The 100 days of wait was worth it.

As soon as they appeared the fans’ interest exploded. Their appearance has been welcomed not only by Korea but by the whole world. The group ‘EXO-K’ entered the singers’ world with their debut album ‘MAMA’ and they’re getting ready to reach the top.

“With ‘EXO-M’ who’s promoting in China, this time was needed for us to show enough of us twelve’s charms and performance. As we entered the 100 days countdown, we could toughen up while thinking ‘We won’t disappoint them’.”

EXO-K comes from the word EXOPLANET which is a planet outside of our solar system. Their twin group EXO-M is focusing on promoting in China with the Chinese version of the same music. This peculiar group is promoting and as expected from them, each member has a special superpower.

Kai has a badge on his chest that permits him to teleport, D.O has a ring that has a beast’s strength, Chanyeol wears a ring that gives him the fire’s power. Sehun has a belt with the wind’s power coming out from it, Suho has the water’s power and Baekhyun has the light’s ability.

“If you watch our title song ‘MAMA”s music video, we’re showing our superpowers well. It can sound childish at first but if you watch it, it’s really cool.”

The title song ‘MAMA’ shows us the SMP’s (SM Performance) essence. It’s balancing an imposing orchestra to a strong performance.

“It’s talking about the heartlessness of the 21st century’s society that’s trapped in digital devices such as cellphones, computer, etc and doesn’t communicate. We’re asking to a god we call ‘MAMA’ who’s the Earth, the mother of the human beings, what do we have to do with this world.”

Seniors such as ‘DBSK’ ‘Super Junior’ ‘SHINee’ who are leading the Hallyu wave and the K-POP craze were generous in advices to their first juniors after a long time.

“Even if he was on an overseas tour, U-Know Yunho senior watched our first broadcast and immediately called us. On speaker phone, he pointed out the lacking areas to each of our members. Since our promotions were overlapping ‘SHINee’ seniors’, they gave us a lot of help.”

They all got determined early to follow the ‘singer’s path’, starting from 6th year of elementary school. The shortest training period was one year but Baekhyun increased his musical diversity by playing in a school band, the leader Suho got the longest training period among them, he trained for 7 years and polished his skills at SM. As for the other members like Sehun and Kai, they got casted in the street during their 6th year of elementary school so they were already in SM’s sights when they auditioned after that in 2nd year of middle school.

“After forming the EXO team, we prepared for 1 year. By debuting this year, even by only standing on the same stage as the seniors we are looking up to is overwhelming. We want to work hard to win the rookie award too.”

▶I’m this kind of idol
Su Ho: He’s the group’s leader. He entered SM in 2006 and trained until now. His specialties are acting and golf. He wants to try taking the role of a considerate big brother or a warm-hearted college student.
Baek Hyun: He has interest in variety. He’s bright and he’s always the moodmaker. He’s also so skilled in hapkido he can teach it to the other students. He’s a vocal in the group.
 Se Hun: He started to have interested into becoming a singer when he got casted in the street. After receiving his training, he naturally got interested into acting too. He got intensive trainings in dance and acting.
 Kai: He danced various types of dances such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, popping, rocking. At first he wanted to be dancer, but starting from his 6th year of elementary school, he got interested into being singer and learnt the related dance. If he got the opportunity, he wants to do a musical with all of the six members.
 D.O: His surname is Do so his stage name became D.O. His hobby was beat boxing since elementary school. During his 2nd year of high school, he won a singing contest and got casted on his way home.

ChanYeol: He can play various instruments such as guitar, drums, bass, djembe, and raps and acts. He liked listening to music ever since he was young, he started playing drums during his 6th year of elementary school. If he got the opportunity, he wants to try promoting as a band in a unit.

translation cr; emilie @ exok-trans