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  • 'We Will Present Enjoyable Performance at MAMA'
  • [2011-11-30]
  • All the Korean singing groups who appeared in the "2011 M.net Asian Music Awards" (MAMA) said on November 29, "We will present an enjoyable performance." During the press conference held at Singapore Sands Expo & Convention Center, all the cast members agreed with the idea. The leader of Girls Generation, Tae Yeon, who could not attend last year's MAMA, said, "We are attending MAMA after such a long break, so we highly anticipate this event. We have prepared our song in a completely different version, and we want that people can enjoy our song." Another group member, Yoo Ri, added, "I heard that this concert will be broadcast in twenty different countries around the world, and I think that it will become another good chance for us to communicate with many audiences in other countries through music. We expect to deliver our music to many people around the world at a closer distance."



    ▲ Girls Generation

    All the Korean singing groups who appeared in the "2011 M.net Asian Music Awards" (MAMA) said on November 29, "We will present an enjoyable performance." During the press conference held at Singapore Sands Expo & Convention Center, all the cast members agreed with the idea. The leader of Girls Generation, Tae Yeon, who could not attend last year's MAMA, said, "We are attending MAMA after such a long break, so we highly anticipate this event. We have prepared our song in a completely different version, and we want that people can enjoy our song." Another group member, Yoo Ri, added, "I heard that this concert will be broadcast in twenty different countries around the world, and I think that it will become another good chance for us to communicate with many audiences in other countries through music. We expect to deliver our music to many people around the world at a closer distance."

    The members of Super Junior delivered their own unique greeting messages, saying, "We are Super Junior," in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Their leader, Lee Teuk, said, "I appreciate that many foreign fans love our songs despite the fact that their language and thoughts might be completely different from our's. During today's performance, we will present a simulation of how the world would look if no one could listen to music." Asked about a photo taken at a Korean restaurant in Singapore and uploaded on his Twitter account, Eun Hyuk explained, "I went to a Korean restaurant in Singapore yesterday with Si Won and Sung Min because I really wanted to eat Korean food, and the owner of the restaurant was Si Won's acquaintance. I can be fully reassured on the stage after eating Korean food."



    ▲ Im Yoon Taek

    The group leader CL of 2NE1, who will hold a joint performance with American star Will.I.Am, with whom she has worked together before, expressed her huge anticipation, saying, "Will.I.Am has his own strong style of music, so I expect that our harmony will sound very exciting."

    The group Ullala Session will also appear at the event as the winner of the M.net audition program "Superstar K - Season 3," and they also agreed that they would enjoy the concert. The leader, Im Yoon Taek, who has been struggling with stomach cancer, said, "I have huge anticipation about appearing in MAMA. I could attend this concert as my physical condition has become better than expected. After our appearance in Superstar K, every day is like a miracle for us. Today will definitely be the greatest miracle for us."

    Im Yoon Taek continued, "It is our honor to appear on the same stage with other star musicians from all around the world, but we feel a kind of responsibility that we have to be a representative of all those 1.97 million participants of Superstar K. We feel pressure, but we want to present our appearance enjoying on the stage."

    Yoon Do Hyun of the group YB said, "We came all the way to here with a restless heart. As the award ceremony itself is a huge festival, we are honored to attend this event."



    ▲ Kumi Koda

    Singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong said, "I had to postpone my world concert tour until next year due to my appearance in a new drama, but I will often showcase good performances by appearing in awards ceremonies. I want you to anticipate my activities next year."

    Japanese singer Kumi Koda said, "I personally like Korean culture and I want to present my attractiveness to many fans through this huge event." Asked whether she has a close friend among Korean musicians, she chose Dong Bang Shin Ki, and she said, "I often meet with a member of 2NE1, Min Ji, in Japan, and I have a promise with her that I will appear in their concert when they hold a concert in Japan."



    ▲ Super Junior

    In addition, around 170 foreign reporters from the BBC in Britain, Xinhua News Agency in China, and NHK in Japan attended the press conference to cover the story, and their attendance reflected the huge interest in K-Pop. When the star singing groups such as Super Junior, Girls Generation, and 2NE1 appeared at the press conference, the camera flashes went off from everywhere. Reporters from other countries actively asked questions about the stars' detailed activity plans and their plans to visit their countries. A news reporter from eastern Asia asked Kumi Koda about her favorite Korean musician, and a German reporter asked Kim Hyun Joong what he thinks about women in Germany. Some of the stars who can speak foreign languages answered directly in Chinese or English without help from interpreters. This year's MAMA began with a red carpet event starting from 5 pm, and the event was held live for six hours at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The cast members included Korean stars such as Super Junior, 2NE1, and Girls Generation, and stars from other countries such as Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre from America, Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Japanese singer Kumi Koda, and Chinese singer Wei Chen, who had debuted with China's audition program.

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