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  1. (Yonhap Feature) Free book reading attracts more people, increases sales By Kim Boram SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- Under a ceiling made of paneled glass that allows the warm rays of the sun to light up the vast emporium, a beautiful, book-brimming space filled with the sound of soft music and people talking in whispers greets all those who come to experience the now famous Starfield Library at Coex Mall. This book lover's paradise -- with gigantic shelves rising from the floor of the underground level to the roof on the ground floor -- is packed with countless publications from all over the world. It has made the library a must-see place for anyone visiting Gangnam, the southern neighborhood of Seoul made famous by Psy's megahit song and renowned for high-end stores, luxury malls and posh restaurants. In addition to the near endless rows of books that seem to double as walls on all sides, the upper story also has smaller brown lacquered shelves with numerous volumes for bibliophiles to peruse, while colorful magazines and periodicals are on display at kiosks downstairs. There is even a corner space reserved for weekly cultural events like music concerts, poetry readings and lectures by renowned authors. Tables, benches, stools and plush sofas are scattered in the book haven, where anyone can pick up a book and read as long as they want, with tables and desks with electric plugs available for those using mobile devices and laptops. The Starfield Library at Coex Mall in southern Seoul (Yonhap) "I feel free to read in this huge library. I don't have to be conscious of being watched or what others do," said Kim Ju-hyun, who read a poetry book at a side table of the library. "It's a perfect place to browse about the bookshelves and pick all the books that catch your eyes." Along with Kim, a 68-year-old retired computer expert, many people wandered around the bookshelves to browse through the covers and pick a book to read. Others worked on their laptops with a cup of coffee bought at one of the many stores nearby. The free-of-charge library opened in late May last year and occupies a whopping 2,800 square meters, with the operators estimating that it had attracted more than 1.7 million people to Coex Mall as of March. It has brought more life to the mall, which had actually lost shoppers to a nearby shopping center and department store. "After the Starfield Library opened, the mall looks more vibrant and full of energy," Kim Jin-sook, the manager of a cosmetics shop in Coex Mall, said. "The number of our customers more than doubled." Kyobo Book Center, the No. 1 online and offline bookstore in South Korea, has not overlooked the importance of attracting people as can be seen by the popularity of Starfield Library. It too has set up an 11.5-meter-long wooden table that can seat 100 people at the same time as its Gwanghwamun branch did in downtown Seoul. The table allows bookworms to read to their heart's content, unlike the previous unpopular arrangement in which the center merely tolerated people who sat on the floor between aisles of books to read a book they may or may not buy. The bookstore also remodeled its food court with several coffee shops and expanded stationery and toy shops. Since then, the company has seen the number of monthly visitors jump 13.2 percent on average. They buy not only books but also beverages, notebooks, pens, accessories and small electronic devices on sale at the bookstore. The Kyobo Book Center's sales edged up 0.4 percent to 525.5 billion won (US$486.9 million) last year, turning around from a 5.8 percent drop in the previous year. This file photo shows people reading books at Kyobo Book Center's Gwanghwamun branch in downtown Seoul. (Yonhap) Retail giant Shinsegae joined hands with Youngpoong Bookstore, the second-most popular bookseller here, and opened a large cafe-like bookstore that is also open to the public and allows people to read books freely at the newly built shopping complex Starfield Hanam. The new trend is part of ongoing efforts to boost sales by local offline booksellers struggling with a long slump stemming from the emergence of diversified Internet content, cheaper online books and convenient electronic materials. According to data by KB Financial Group research center, the operating profit ratio of South Korea's top three brick-and-mortar bookstores reached an average of 0.4 percent in 2010-2014, sharply down from the 3.2 percent tallied in the 1994-1998 period when the online book market did not exist yet. The number of offline bookstores plunged to some 1,560 in 2015 from 4,595 in 1999. Experts say businesses know that free books are the easiest and most promising item to attract people and make them stay longer at malls, which leads them to spend money to buy books and other goods while they are there. "Despite the irreversible online trend, bookstores have made efforts to offer services tailored for customers who read physical books," Lee Taek-su, a researcher at the KB Financial Group, said. "They hold concerts, arrange book clubs or set up tables and chairs with beverages. Also, they go into large shopping malls as a kind of landmark to attract people." Others have said the move towards the latest kind of open library is starting to emerge as something like a cultural trend that not only helps booksellers but also enriches people's lives, providing a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax among books in a comfortable environment. brk@yna.co.kr (END) CR: Yonhap News Agency
  2. TWICE Tops Billboard Japan’s Hot 100 Chart + Several BTS Tracks Take Impressive Rankings TWICE and BTS have shown impressive results on Billboard Japan’s weekly chart! Earlier in the week, it was revealed that “Wake Me Up” topped Oricon’s weekly singles chart and became the first foreign artist in history to surpass 200,000 sales with three consecutive releases. In the newest Hot 100 announced by Billboard Japan, TWICE’s third Japanese single “Wake Me Up” took first with a total of 299,195 sales recorded for the week. With 28,695 points, the single took an overwhelming victory with the second place single taking 10,328 points. Other TWICE releases that made the chart include “What is Love” at No. 12, the Japanese version of “TT” at No. 42, Japanese track “Candy Pop” at No. 56, “Likey” at No. 65, and “Heart Shaker” at No. 92. BTS also showed great strength in Billboard Japan’s Hot 100 with three releases in the top 20. The Japanese version of “DNA” took No. 9, “Fake Love” took No. 10, and their Japanese single “Don’t Leave Me” took No. 11. “Singularity” also placed No. 86. Other releases by Korean artists in the Top 100 are NCT 127’s Japanese track “Chain” at No. 26, GOT7’s Japanese track “THE New Era” at No. 30, and the Japanese version of MOMOLAND’s “BBoom BBoom” at No. 39. Source (1) CR: soompi
  3. “Find Korea In Your Country” With WINNER And Talk Talk Korea And Win A Free Trip To Korea! Click here to participate: Talk Talk Korea 2018 With just your creativity and passion, you can be a winner of a free trip to South Korea, a brand-new laptop, tablet, or other great prizes! The Talk Talk Korea contest is back again this year with the theme “Find Korea in Your Country.” Anyone can participate in the contest by submitting a piece of creative work related to the theme “Find Korea in Your Country” in any of these five categories: Korean Food, Beauty Products & Style, Songs and Soap Operas, Other (Hanbok, Hangeul, taekwondo, etc.), and the Special Subject (Peace on the Korean Peninsula). Fifteen entries will be selected in each category, making a total of 75 entries that will be announced for the final rounds. Entries can be video clips, online comic strips, photographs, computer graphics, or drawings, and need to be submitted by June 28. First prize winners in each of the five categories will have an opportunity to travel to South Korea for five days in October 2018 to have hands-on experiences with the country’s heritage, arts, and other traditions. A laptop will be awarded as a second-place prize to 10 winners, a tablet as a third-place prize to 15 winners, a smart watch as a fourth-place prize to 20 winners, a set of Bluetooth earphones as a fifth-place prize to 25 winners, and, lastly, a signed Winner music CD and related goods will be awarded as participation prizes to 50 people. For those interested in entering the contest, you can submit your creation at www.talktalkkorea.or.kr between May 16 and June 28. More information about dates and instructions will be available at the Korea.net website (www.korea.net) and on the Korea Clickers Facebook profile (www.facebook.com/KoreaClickers). More events will be announced and prizes, such as makeup sets and food boxes, will be provided to select winners online throughout the contest. Click here to participate: Talk Talk Korea 2018 Launched in 2013, Talk Talk Korea is a global content contest that lets you share your ideas and thoughts about Korea and win amazing prizes. 2018 marks its fifth year running, and it has attracted 20,000 entries from about 130 countries every year. This year, WINNER joins as ambassador of the contest. The contest is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The prize-winning works will be used by Korea.net for promotional purposes at its multilingual website (www.korea.net) and on various social media platforms. The works will also be put on exhibit in Korea in or around October. CR: soompi
  4. RIAJ: Multi Platinum (i.e. 2x for 500,000 milestone, 3x for 750,000 milestone), then Diamond for 1,000,000 sales milestone, followed by Multi Diamond (e.g. 2M, 3M and so on etc) Namie Amuro, B'z, Glay, globe, Ayumi Hamasaki, Mr.Children, Speed, Southern All Stars, Utada Hikaru, Zard are some of the Japanese artists who received Multi Diamond certifications for their albums.
  5. Currently listening to cover music recommendations -

    ‘On the Way to Ithaca' , location shooting in Turkey & Greece(Ithaca) with Yoon Do Hyun, Gukkasten's Ha Hyun Woo, FTISLAND's Lee Hong Ki, talented gagman Kim Jun Hyun and Soyou(formerly of SISTAR).

    Selection of cover songs:

    Bolbbalgan4's "Some"

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    Wanna One's "Energetic"

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    YB (Yoon Do Hyun Band) "Sending You"

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    Gukkasten's "Red Field"

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    K2's "To Her Lover/Boyfriend"

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    Five Finger's "Balloon" // Reply 1988 OST

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    FTISLAND's "Like the Birds" // Original by Byeon Jin Seob for Reply 1988 OST

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    Sim Soo Bong's "Men are Ships, Women are Ports"

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    Busker Busker's "Cherry Blossom Ending"

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    Jatanpung's "Me to You, You to Me" // The Classic OST "What I Am to You, What You Meant to Me"

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    BTS's "DNA"

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    YB's "Peppermint Candy"

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    Han Dong Jun's "I Love You" // Coffee Prince OST

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    Trouble Maker's "Trouble Maker"

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    Maya's "Shout of Myself"

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    Jung Joon II's "Hug Me"

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    Yoon Do Hyun's "Rain Sound"

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    Soyou's "I Miss You" // Goblin OST

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    To ONCE & TWICE: Be thankful for each day, spread your happiness and enjoy music as a lifestyle.

  6. “The Show” Introduces Way For International Fans To Vote SBS MTV’s “The Show” has made some exciting changes for its new season. See Also: NCT's Jeno, CLC's Yeeun, And Kim Yong Guk Chosen As New MCs For "The Show" On May 22, a source from the music show said, “‘The Show’ which airs this afternoon, will have new MCs NCT’s Jeno, CLC’s Yeeun, and Kim Yong Guk; a new live global fan voting process; and other various content so fans can be closer to the stars.” “The Show” will now include clips where it seems like the fans are meeting their idols one-on-one, videos of the stars off-stage, and new segments including one where idols decorate their own final stages. The voting process has also changed to include global fan votes. “The Show” is the first Korean music show to have a live global voting system. Using the Star Pass app, international fans can participate in the live voting which takes place every Tuesday from 6:35 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. KST. Early voting starts on Fridays at 8 p.m. KST to Monday at 2 p.m. KST. The winner of “The Show Choice” will be revealed on a screen in New York City’s Times Square every Friday. The staff from the show said, “By providing the opportunity for international fans to participate in voting, we began a new chapter to reflect the global trend of K-pop and to highlight the stars’ popularity.” The first episode of “The Show” with its new format aired on May 22. “The Show” airs every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. KST on SBS MTV. Source (1) CR: soompi
  7. JYP Is Only Korean Entertainment Agency To Make Financial Times’ List Of 1000 High-Growth Companies JYP Entertainment was the only Korean entertainment agency on the Financial Times’ 2018 list of high-growth companies! The agency came in at No. 177 on the newspaper’s annual “FT 1000: High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific” list, which ranks companies in the Asia-Pacific region based on their revenue growth. The publication considered companies from Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The 2018 list was determined according to the percentage growth in companies’ revenues from 2013 to 2016. JYP Entertainment saw a 245 percent growth in revenue from 2013 to 2016, with the Financial Times calculating the agency’s compound annual growth rate to be 51.2 percent. On May 22, JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin Young took to Instagram to express his gratitude to the company’s employees, artists, and fans. The singer posted a photo of JYP Entertainment’s official certificate from the Financial Times and wrote in Korean, “To my JYP colleagues, [JYP Entertainment] artists, and the fans who cheer them on, I’m so proud of you all. And I’m thankful.” He added, “Although it’s important to be a high-growth company, let’s work hard together to make [JYP Entertainment] a company that is loved and respected!” JYP Entertainment is currently home to many popular K-pop artists, including Suzy, 2PM, GOT7, DAY6, TWICE, and Stray Kids, as well as a number of actors. Source (1) (2) CR: soompi
  8. Respectable for a girl group among boy groups and reputable solo artists (singers' brand reputation), considering the Top 2 (BTS and Wanna One) are making waves internationally and regionally, as well as being heavily promoted by BigHit and CJ E&M/YMC. iKon(YG), TWICE(JYP), EXO(SM) are evenly recognised for this round.
  9. May Singer Brand Reputation Rankings Announced The Korean Business Research Institute has published this month’s brand reputation rankings for singers! The rankings were determined through an analysis of singers’ media coverage, participation, interaction, and community indexes using big data from April 20 to May 21. BTS topped the rankings this month with a brand reputation index of 9,837,454, enjoying a 22.61 increase in their score since April. High-ranking phrases in BTS’s keyword analysis included “looking forward to [it],” “the best,” and “happy.” The group’s highest-ranking related terms included “Billboard,” “Fake Love,” and “YouTube.” BTS’s positivity-negativity analysis also revealed a high score of 91.43 percent positive reactions. Wanna One took second place on the list with a brand reputation index of 9,352,516, while iKON claimed third place with an index of 6,350,695. Check out the top 30 below! BTS Wanna One iKON TWICE EXO Red Velvet GFRIEND WINNER SEVENTEEN Bolbbalgan4 (G)I-DLE MAMAMOO BLACKPINK INFINITE BIGBANG Hwang Chi Yeol Park Hyo Shin MOMOLAND BTOB Oh My Girl PENTAGON IU Sunmi Loco Chungha Suzy JBJ Yoon Jong Shin Nilo Jung Seung Hwan Source (1) CR: soompi, rekorea.net
  10. TWICE To Set A New Record By Going Platinum For 4 Consecutive Japanese Releases TWICE is breaking more than one record in Japan with their latest release! On May 22, Oricon revealed that TWICE had topped its weekly singles chart with their latest Japanese single “Wake Me Up.” The group set a new record for first-day sales for a K-pop girl group in Japan with the single immediately after its release on May 16, and it has since managed to maintain its spot at the top of the Oricon daily singles chart for six straight days. Oricon also announced, “With their third Japanese single ‘Wake Me Up,’ TWICE has set a new record by becoming the first foreign artist in history to surpass 200,000 sales with three consecutive releases.” TWICE previously managed to sell more than 200,000 copies of both their first Japanese single “One More Time” and their second Japanese single “Candy Pop” in the first week of release. According to Oricon, “Wake Me Up” has surpassed 262,567 points in just six days, giving TWICE the unique distinction of being the only foreign artist to achieve more than 200,000 first-week sales for three singles in a row. As the Recording Industry Association of Japan’s threshold for platinum certification is 250,000 sales, TWICE’s “Wake Me Up” is also expected to be officially certified platinum in the near future. Once “Wake Me Up” receives a platinum certification, TWICE will have set a new record by going platinum with four consecutive releases—the group has previously managed to receive platinum certifications for all three of its prior Japanese releases, including “One More Time,” “Candy Pop,” and its Japanese debut compilation album “#TWICE.” In a statement released through Oricon, TWICE remarked, “It’s entirely due to our fans, who have supported us since our debut, that we were able to achieve such good results. We sincerely thank you.” TWICE is currently preparing for their sold-out “TWICE 2nd Tour in Japan,” which will kick off on May 26 and 27 at the Saitama Super Arena. The group will also be performing their new single on the Asahi TV music program “Music Station” in Japan on May 25. Congratulations to TWICE on their continuing success in Japan! Source (1) CR: soompi
  11. [soompi] Update: JYP Labelmates And Other Celebrities Also Show Support At TWICE’s Concert Updated May 21 KST: Various other celebrities showed their support at TWICE’s concert! Song Eun Yi and Kim Shin Young, who recently also promoted as the group Celeb Five, attended on May 18. Song Eun Yi shared through the caption, “TWICE’s concert was so so fun and so so great.” EXID’s Jeonghwa shared a photo taken with TWICE after the concert on May 19 together with Hani and BTOB’s Peniel. She wrote, “I watched with a motherly smile throughout the concert.” Singer Sunwoo JungA revealed a photo with the cute caption, “I am the unnie that responded the loudest when the Mina-Sana-Chaeyoung unit called out for ‘unnies.’ Died of happiness.” Several JYP Entertainment labelmates and other artists also attended on May 20. 2PM’s Nichkhun posted a photo with Wooyoung and TWICE after the concert. His caption reads, “They are so so lovable, and I am proud.” Stray Kids wrote, “We went to TWICE sunbaenims‘ concert yesterday!!! It was so fun, and it was a concert that we had a lot to learn from. Sunbaenims, thank you again for inviting us!! The nine of us also want to work hard to perform great stages at a great venue.” 15&’s Park Jimin uploaded a photo on her Instagram story with NakJoon and TWICE. JYP Entertainment actors Ryu Won, Kang Hoon, and Jang Dong Ju were in attendance together. Ryu Won wrote, “It was a concert that showed how much you prepared and practiced to impress the ONCE fans! It’s okay to be happy, and you completely deserve the love, so be confident!” and added, “JYP forever.” JYP Entertainment producer Park Jin Young attended, as well. JYP's finger hearts for Twice. Stray Kids, JYP's Jimin, Wooyoung and Nichkhun, and SJ's Heechul and Kyuhyun are here too. pic.twitter.com/RDgpI1VMLr — 아이스 배어? (@myouiwaddles) May 20, 2018 Super Junior’s Heechul and Kyuhyun were also spotted in the audience, and a friend posted a photo of them together with TWICE following the concert. 대박 트와이스 콘서트에 김희철 규현 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/TSsVPXZk3x — 친판 (@Panda_by_Friend) May 20, 2018 #Kyuhyun#HeeChul#TWICE ©️ jxsxnpk pic.twitter.com/q56y49wIDV — panhae?? Can I Stay… (@SJbluekingdom) May 20, 2018 CR: soompi (update)
  12. Oh My Girl's Hyojung Red Velvet's Irene & Yeri Actress Gong Seungyeon & Chef Yoo Changjoon (Jeongyeon's sister & father respectively) AA's ARKAY (Jung Dongsoo) Singer Sunwoo JungA Comedians/DJs Song Eunyi & Kim Shinyoung BTOB's Peniel EXID's Hani & Jeonghwa Super Junior's Heechul & Kyuhyun Park Jinyoung (JYP) 2PM's Wooyoung and Nichkhun 15&'s Park Jimin NakJoon (Bernard Park) Actress Ryu Won, Actors Kang Hoon & Jang Dongjoo Stray Kids (all) Jeon Somi & JYPE's trainees (Shin Ryujin, Lee Chaeryeong, Hwang Yeji, Choi Jisu & more)
  13. [V Report Plus] What happens when a Twice member misses a move in group dance? (Naver V app) Girl group Twice released the behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the music video for the group’s latest track “What is Love?” via Naver’s V app Saturday. The video compiled the blooper scenes from the filming of the music video. As the music video parodied popular scenes from romance films, most of the bloopers featured Twice members failing to hold their laughter at the sight of some awkward acts. In the group dance scene, there was often a member who missed the beat or forgot the movements. The nine-member act struggled to get the scene in which every single one should get the choreography right. When a member failed, others would grab her by the collar or slap her on the back. For other mistakes, they just laughed out altogether. http://www.vlive.tv/video/71795 CR: KPOPHERALD
  14. Watch: Red Velvet, Jeon Somi, Gong Seung Yeon, And More Spotted At TWICE’s Concert A number of celebrities were seen attending TWICE’s solo concert in Seoul! On May 19, fans spotted several idols showing their support for TWICE at their “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park” concert at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. One fan managed to capture a cute video clip of Red Velvet’s Irene and Yeri in the audience, adorably dancing along to TWICE’s “TT.” The video also shows BTOB’s Peniel sitting to Yeri’s left. Other fans noticed JYP Entertainment’s Jeon Somi and Shin Ryu Jin waiting to enter the concert venue outside. The I.O.I member and the former “MIXNINE” contestant were seen with a number of other female JYP Entertainment trainees, including Chaeryeong, the former “K-Pop Star 3” contestant who also appeared on Mnet’s “SIXTEEN” with Jeon Somi and the members of TWICE. Somi, Shin Ryujin and other JYP trainees spotted at the Twice Concert Fantasy Park today pic.twitter.com/liLkiRwOjm — rezon? (@r_xal) May 19, 2018 Actress Gong Seung Yeon, the older sister of TWICE’s Jeongyeon, also snapped several cute family photos and video clips at the concert together with her parents. One video shows Gong Seung Yeon and her mother cheering the TWICE member on by saying, “Jeongyeon, fighting! Do well!” The second clip shows the family backstage posing for photos with Jeongyeon, as their father adorably protests, “Why won’t you film your dad?” Jeongyeon laughs, “All right, all right, I’ll film you, Dad,” while Gong Seung Yeon teasingly remarks, “Dad loves [being on camera].” Oh My Girl’s Hyojung revealed in a Naver V Live broadcast that she had attended TWICE’s concert as well. “I had so much fun,” she said, explaining that she had gone alone. Read more about TWICE’s concert here! Source (1) CR: soompi
  15. Exclusive: TWICE Invites Fans To A Night Of Wonder And Delight At “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park” Concert TWICE invited fans to an enthralling experience as they held their “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park” solo concerts from May 18 to 20 at the Jamshil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. It was an evening of delight and wonder that began with the members of TWICE appearing in swings suspended above the stage as they sang “You In My Heart.” They had everyone dancing along as they performed hits like “Like OOH-AHH,” “Cheer Up,” and “Likey,” as well as other dance tracks like “Ponytail” and “Hold Me Tight.” Keeping with their fantasy park theme, the stage was decorated like a theme park and dancers appeared in a variety of costumes to give the appearance of TWICE being the highlight performance of a theme park parade. TWICE seemed to be taking fans through various areas of their fantasy park with different sets and outfits. First moving to a sparkling winter wonderland with a rendition of “Someone Like Me” and “Turtle” and then an utilizing phones mounted on selfie sticks to play with various selfie filters and goof around. They also showed a different side when they appeared in suits to perform “Touchdown” and “Signal,” as well as a cover of BoA’s “Valenti.” The covers continued and gave the members the opportunity to take on various genres and concepts. First up was Dahyun, who covered Rain’s “Rainism” and made it her own as “Dahyunism.” After the performance, she also shared that her cane had unfortunately broken during the stage, and she was given the chance to recreate the moment. Not having a cane anymore, Dahyun improvised by using the straw from her water bottle and had everyone laughing with her quick thinking. Following her was Jihyo, Momo, and Tzuyu, who performed Beyoncé’s “End of Time.” Tzuyu stated, “We wanted to try a cool concept that was different from our usual sweet and cute concept,” and all three agreed that they were happy with the way the performance came out. Nayeon and Jeongyeon took on “My Ear’s Candy” by Baek Ji Young and 2PM’s Taecyeon, taking turns to wear a pair of sunglasses to transform into their JYP senior. They later explained, “We were so nervous about doing Taecyeon’s parts. We studied his videos a lot to truly get into character and we kept telling ourselves, ‘I am a beast-dol.'” Lastly, Mina, Sana, and Chaeyoung performed Wax’s “Oppa,” and after the performance, they also called out to their female fans and younger fans as they said, “While we were rehearsing, we kept talking about how our female fans and younger fans would be sad that we’re only calling out to our oppas.” The members then changed up the lyrics from “Oppa” to “ONCE” so they could call out to all of their fans at the same time. Following the unit performances, the festivities continued with hits like “Knock Knock,” “What is Love?,” “TT,” and “Heart Shaker,” as well as other hidden gems from their albums like “Sweet Talker,” “Only You,” and “Missing U.” TWICE also covered WINNER’s 2017 song “Really Really” and performed “FFW,” a track from their “Twicetagram” album that had never been performed before. The members continuously moved between the various extended stage areas to get one step closer to their fans, and their fans reciprocated by cheering as loudly as they could. There was even a special moment near the end of the concert when fans made hearts over their heads with their arms and the concert venue was filled with a sea of hearts directed at TWICE. Just when it looked like the concert was over, TWICE returned to the stage for their encore, performing “One in a Million,” “What is Love?” (Acoustic Version) and a medley of their hit songs. For approximately three hours, TWICE and ONCE shared a special and unforgettable experience together. Having captivated 18,000 fans across three sold-out concerts in Seoul, TWICE is set to take their fantasy park to Japan next. They will perform at the Saitama Super Arena on May 26 and 27, and at the Osaka-jo Hall on June 2 and 3, all of which are sold out. TWICE also has a concert in Singapore planned as well. CR: soompi
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