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  1. TWICE's Momo & Sana to host as 'Keyman' in 'Hidden Track No.V' project for June & July 2018 'Hidden Track No. V' is a talent musical project for Naver V Live, that introduces the music and voices of the ‘Locker’, a new indie musician, by the host - i.e.‘Keyman’. 2 new groups of musicians, 'Lockers', (yet to be named) for June & July will be hosted and introduced by TWICE's Momo & Sana as ‘Keyman.’ They will show various live performances, daily VODs, etc. over a total period of 8 weeks. Previously, indie group MeloMance was introduced to the mainstream audience by URBAN ZAKAPA last year. Earlier this year, f(x)'s Luna & Red Velvet's Wendy (for February & March) and iKON (for April & May) hosted as 'Keyman' in this project. Hidden Track No.V channel: http://channels.vlive.tv/EB0285/video Notice for June/July participating musicians and hosts: http://channels.vlive.tv/EB0285/notice/552 CR: OSEN
  2. Guess Who (is the Locker? and is liken to a "Twinkle/ 종소리 " by Momo) : 종소리 http://www.vlive.tv/video/75704 http://www.vlive.tv/video/75709 from the indie musicians that shall be working along with Momo and Sana in their 'Hidden Track No.V' project.
  3. KARD Talks About Their Idol Friendships + Somin Revealed To Be Distant Relative Of TWICE’s Jeongyeon KARD recently took time for an interview and photoshoot with International BNT. When asked about friendships with members of other groups, Jiwoo immediately mentioned gugudan’s Mimi. “She is on a break these days, so she contacts me often. It’s honestly too much,” she joked, showing off their close friendship. Jiwoo also shared, “Also, I went to high school with TWICE’s Jihyo.” Somin revealed her special connection with TWICE’s Jeongyeon. “Jeongyeon is the niece of my father’s younger brother’s wife. As we are the same age, we were able to become close quickly.” She also talked about her blossoming friendship with HyunA. “I said once via V App that I am fan of HyunA, and I guess she might’ve seen it because she approached me first, and we exchanged numbers.” Source (1) CR: soompi
  4. [soompi] TWICE Drops Teaser And Date For Summer Comeback TWICE’s first teaser has been released for their next comeback! On June 18 at midnight KST, the group unexpectedly dropped a photo that reads, “Dance the Night Away.” It also displays a date and time: July 9, 6 p.m. KST. Many are speculating that this could be for a domestic release as JYP Entertainment previously confirmed that the group was preparing for a summer comeback. If so, this would be TWICE’s first Korean comeback since “What Is Love?” back in April. Meanwhile, TWICE is currently on their “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park” concert tour, and just finished the Singapore leg of the tour. Source (1) CR: soompi
  5. [KPOPHERALD] Twice to return with ‘Dance the Night Away’ on July 9 Just three months since its “What Is Love” EP, Twice is ready to return with a summer single in “Dance the Night Away,” on July 9. According to its JYP Entertainment agency Monday, the K-pop girl group’s upcoming song will offer a fresh tune that suits the summer weather. The song’s teaser image, released by the agency, showed a wooden tent against a backdrop of a starry night sky and dark green forest. Since debuting in 2015 with “OOH-AHH,” the nine-piece act has become one of the most prominent K-pop girl groups on the scene, churning out mega hits like “Cheer Up,” “TT,” “Knock Knock,” “Signal,” “Likey” and “Heartshaker.” The band includes two Japanese singers and one from Taiwan. Having recently wrapped up promotions for “What Is Love,” which was released in April, Twice is now scheduled to hold nine concerts in four cities in Japan in September and October. (lotus@heraldcorp.com) CR: KPOPHERALD
  6. [Korea Joongang Daily] ‘Produce’ looks abroad for season 3 : Contestants from Korea and Japan will compete to make the final group “Produce 48” contestants pose for a photo at a press event on June 11. A total of 96 contestants - 57 Korean and 39 Japanese - will compete for a slot in the winning round of 12 members for the final debut group. [YONHAP] Cable channel Mnet’s idol survival show “Produce 101” was a huge hit when it premiered in 2016, and was even more successful in its second season last year. The winning batch of girls from the first season became I.O.I and made a name for themselves in the K-pop scene, and the victorious boys from the second season are flying high at the top of the charts under the name Wanna One. Naturally, expectations are high for the caliber of talent that will come out of the show’s third season, which is titled “Produce 48.” Wanna One sold over 740,000 copies of its debut album “1X1=1” and a total of 2.5 million copies of its albums that followed, and others have launched similar television programs in the hopes of creating the next I.O.I or Wanna One. But Mnet’s “Idol School,” KBS’ “The Unit” and JTBC’s “Mixnine” all failed to meet expectations, and the winners of “Mixnine” were not even able to make a debut as the show didn’t get the ratings the network had anticipated. The first episode of “Produce 48” aired on Friday night, and after pulling in a 1.1 percent viewership rating, the show looks to be getting off to a shaky start and may be evidence that the format is getting stale. But the network is hoping that the third season’s unique premise will keep viewers tuned in. While the first season featured 101 girls and the second 101 boys, this season switches things up with 57 wannabe pop stars from Korea and 39 active pop stars from Japan. Each of the Japanese contestants are members of the Tokyo-based idol group AKB48 and its sister groups, hence the 48 in the show’s title. The Japanese idol group debuted in 2005 in Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood, and has since spawned sister groups in other regions of the country and around the world, such as HKT 48 in Fukuoka and Hakata, NMB48 in Osaka and Nanba, NGT48 in Niigata, SKE48 in Nagoya and Sakae, STU48 in Setouchi, BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand, and JKT48 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The trainers and emcees of “Produce 48,” top from left: choreographer Choi Young-joon, May J Lee, Bae Yoon-jung, actor Lee Seung-gi, singer Soyu, singer Lee Hong-gi and rapper Cheetah. Above, contestants perform for the first time on Friday’s episode. [ILGAN SPORTS] When the concept of a joint competition program featuring both Korean and Japanese contestants was first revealed at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards, it stirred both high hopes and worries. Even though the idea of a cross-cultural collaboration and competition came across as fresh, AKB48 was known to the Korean public for appearing on stage in costumes that referenced the rising sun flag used by the Imperial Japanese Army and performing at the Yasukuni Shrine. On top of that was the concern of how the image of Korean and Japanese female idols would mix, with one quite conservative and the other proudly promiscuous. The network’s director Kim Yong-bum seeks to create synergy between the best elements of the Japanese music industry, the second-largest in the world, and the rising global popularity of K-pop. “What [people] are worried about won’t happen,” said Kim on June 11. “We have looked into the controversial issues [surrounding AKB48] and have found that they happened because of entertainment events irrelevant to political ideologies. If this works out to be a channel for understanding each other over the politics and ideologies, then that will be the best outcome of this program.” Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi is the show’s main host, with Lee Hong-gi from FT Island and Soyou from disbanded girl group Sistar as vocal trainers. The group’s dance teachers will be Bae Yoon-jung and Choi Young-joon, from the previous two seasons, as well as choreographer May J Lee. Rapper Cheetah, who took part in season 2, will mentor the girls when it comes to rapping. The top 12 contestants will perform together as a single act for two and a half years, a longer period than the year I.O.I was together and the year and a half that Wanna One will be performing for. While the 12 members will be chosen by vote without a quota for either country, only votes made in Korea will be counted, as the producers felt it would be unfair for a pop star that already has a fan base to compete with trainees who have not yet debuted. AKB48 and its sister groups choose a round of girls for each group every year through a vote by fans, and the members of the group change according to the fans’ votes. As this system is similar to how “Produce 48” will run throughout the season, it could either be a huge benefit for the final group, or end up creating conflict between Korean and Japanese fans. Matsui Jurina and Miyawaki Sakura, both of whom are taking part in “Produce 48,” were voted first and third in the AKB48 vote which took place at the Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Japan, on Saturday. A total of 339 girls from the AKB48 family were in the running. Miyawaki took first place on the first episode of the program on Friday, and Matsui fourth. “[AKB48 has] a powerful fandom, and when it’s added with the professional skills of a K-pop group, [the winning group] will settle down quickly in Japan,” said Mimyo, editor in chief of Idology, an web magazine covering pop culture. “But because the fandoms for K-pop and AKB48 [are] like oil and water, it’s important that they blend the two well.” BY MIN KYUNG-WON [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr] CR: Korea Joongang Daily
  7. Mnet Responds To Reports That They’ve Finalized Casting And Set Broadcast Date For “Produce 48” Mnet has released a response to reports that the list of contestants for their upcoming show “Produce 48” has been finalized. On March 20, a news outlet reported that the show had finished choosing the female trainees who will be appearing on the show, and had also set a broadcast date for May. A source from Mnet responded and said, “We have not yet finalized the list of contestants. We are currently meeting with potential participants and we are aiming to begin filming in April.” When asked when the show will begin airing, the source stated, “Though we hope to begin airing the show in May, we cannot give a definitive answer yet because there are many variables that may affect the date.” “Produce 48” will be a project show that combines Mnet’s “Produce 101” series with Japan’s AKB48 “Idols you can meet easily” concept. The show will be helmed by producing director Ahn Joon Young, who has been in charge of the “Produce 101” series. The show will invite female trainees from both Korea and Japan to compete and become part of a group that debuts like I.O.I and wanna One. Source (1) (2) CR: soompi
  8. [Yonhap News Agency] TWICE to return with summer dance music next month SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- Nine-member female K-pop act TWICE will return with the release of summertime dance music next month, their agency said Monday. The single "Dance the Night Away" is set to be put up for streaming at major online music stores on July 9, JYP Entertainment said, releasing a teaser image of the upcoming song. This photo shows a teaser image of TWICE's upcoming release "Dance the Night Away," provided by JYP Entertainment. (Yonhap) The image features a summertime camping scene against the backdrop of a starry night. A swim ring, suitcases and other summer camping items in bright colors add a girlish mood to the image. It is TWICE's first release since its last EP, "What is Love?" unveiled in early April. The music video of the title track topped local music charts and reached the threshold of 100 million views on YouTube. The new release follows TWICE's recent success in Japan. TWICE issued its third Japanese single, "Wake Me Up," and conducted a four-day tour in Japan from late May to early June. The Japanese single sold more than 500,000 copies, winning the girl band the Recording Industry Association of Japan's "Double Platinum." This photo shows the nine members of TWICE. (Yonhap) pbr@yna.co.kr (END) CR: Yonhap News Agency
  9. Watch: TWICE Takes 6th Win For “What Is Love?” On “Show Champion,” Performances By VIXX, NCT 2018, And More TWICE’s “What Is Love?” has won another trophy! On the April 25 episode of “Show Champion,” the nominees for first place were TWICE’s “What Is Love?”, VIXX’s “Scentist,” EXO-CBX’s “Blooming Day,” WINNER’s “Everyday,” and EXID’s “Lady.” TWICE took the win (for the second week in a row on “Show Champion”) and although they didn’t perform on the show, they sent a video where they thanked everyone. Performances this week were by VIXX, NCT 2018, Eric Nam, PENTAGON, Samuel, Hyeongseop x Euiwoong, H.U.B, IMFACT, The Boyz, Stray Kids, 14U, Badkiz, The Rose, Hoons, IN2IT, SNUPER, HINT, and more. Check them out in the soompi link! Congratulations to TWICE! CR: soompi
  10. TWICE Says They’re Amazed By Park Jin Young’s Ability To Write Lyrics From Girls’ Perspective TWICE expressed their amazement at JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin Young’s songwriting skills on “Yoo Hee Yeol‘s Sketchbook”! See Also: TWICE’s “What Is Love?” Becomes Fastest K-Pop Girl Group MV To Hit 40 Million Views During the April 14 episode of the KBS music variety show, TWICE talked about their new title track “What is Love?” and the meaning behind the song’s lyrics. Leader Jihyo remarked, “Producer Park Jin Young personally composed our title track this time. The song is about a girl wanting to experience the love she learned about in books, movies, and dramas for herself in real life.” MC Yoo Hee Yeol jokingly replied, “I heard that Park Jin Young wrote your new song and was very worried. But as soon as I heard it, I thought that it would do well. Fortunately, there was no ‘JYP’ in the [song’s] introduction.” As the TWICE members all cracked up at his comment, Yoo Hee Yeol went on to ask, “[Park] Jin Young also wrote all the lyrics himself, right?” After TWICE confirmed that he had, he continued, “I looked at the lyrics, and they were totally from the perspective of a young girl. How does Park Jin Young write [lyrics] like that?” TWICE earnestly replied, “We want to know too. We’re really curious ourselves.” Yoo Hee Yeol then asked the group to pick the line from “What is Love?” that they found most girlish, and several of the members instantly agreed on Sana’s line, “They say it’s sweet like candy/They say it feels like flying through the sky.” Nayeon speculated, “In my opinion, it seems like producer [Park Jin Young] wrote the lyrics while using the ideal image of a young girl in his mind and imagining [her perspective].” Jeongyeon added, “He also choreographs our dances,” while the other members chimed in, “He even teaches us the choreography himself.” Expressing his disbelief, Yoo Hee Yeol asked TWICE which part Park Jin Young had choreographed. To his surprise, they revealed that he had choreographed the dance to the same girlish line that they had mentioned earlier. You can check out TWICE’s performances from the show here! Source (1) CR: soompi
  11. [V Report] Twice’s Jihyo thanks fans for their support (Naver V app) Jihyo of girl group Twice communicated with her fans in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Friday. In the broadcast, the singer thanked the group’s fan club Once for its constant support. She said she has been feeling really grateful for her fans’ love and support recently. “I’ve been thinking this a lot while promoting this album -- I even posted it on our social media account, on Instagram,” she said. (Twice's Instagram) Earlier in the day, she wrote on the group’s Instagram account, “Thank you so much Once. It’s not enough even if I thank you a hundred or thousand times. Thank you for always being with us. Let’s keep spending happy days standing by each other. Thank you.” “It’s not something we can take for granted but if I don’t stay alert, I might become full of myself and I might think that I always deserve to be loved,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that I thought that way but while promoting this album, I’ve felt especially grateful and blessed.” “So I wanted to tell you today that I’m always grateful (for your support),” she said. Twice recently released its fifth EP “What is Love?” http://www.vlive.tv/video/68894 CR: KPOPHERALD
  12. TWICE Explains How They Reacted When They First Saw Their “Cheer Up” Choreography TWICE revealed their reactions to a part of the “Cheer Up” dance during their appearance on the May 3 episode of KBS2’s “Happy Together.” When Yoo Jae Suk asked what they meant by being embarrassed by their “posing like flowers and Nayeon watering them choreography” in “Cheer Up,” TWICE’s Dahyun expressed, “Contrary to how people see us, we honestly aren’t very good at acting cute.” She explained how at the beginning of the song, eight of the TWICE members pair up and pose as flowers. Embarrassed, Nayeon continued, saying that she is pretending to shake and spread seeds with her hands, before she waters the “flowers” so they can bloom. Remembering the first time they saw the dance, Dahyun commented, “It made us cringe,” Nayeon said, “We were so taken aback that the atmosphere [in the room] was bad for about five minutes or so,” while Jihyo added, “That’s right. We didn’t say anything.” “When we were watching the choreographers dance and we saw someone ‘watering the flowers,’ all nine of us thought, “As long as I’m not that person,'” Nayeon revealed. “I didn’t know it would end up being me.” See the three TWICE members demonstrate the dance as well as a version with the other guests joining in! Source (1) CR: soompi
  13. Watch: TWICE’s Dahyun And Momo Steal The Show Dancing To BTS, MOMOLAND, Sunmi, And More TWICE’s Momo and Dahyun impressed as they each brought their own characters to the dance floor in SBS’s “Running Man.” The episode of “Running Man” that aired on April 29 featured a special guest appearance by TWICE. After TWICE and the cast were paired up in a random draw, the pairs competed in activities each TWICE member is most confident in to win points. When it was her turn, Momo suggested a dance competition. Yoo Jae Suk asked where each member ranks in terms of dance skills in TWICE, and Nayeon and Jihyo answered, “Momo is way ahead of the rest of us. Other than Momo, the rest of us are pretty similar when it comes to dance skills.” Nayeon even said, “She’s been dancing since she was three.” Momo started things off with a solo dance performance that left everyone in awe. As they watched her, the cast looked despondent as they said, “How are we supposed to beat her? It’s impossible.” Momo then brought her partner Song Ji Hyo to the stage for a couple dance, and as Song Ji Hyo is known for being quite wooden with her dancing, the cast began to joke, “We have a chance now. We can do it!” Out of everyone, Momo’s biggest competition ended up being fellow TWICE member Dahyun, who had everyone laughing with her interesting dance moves. Though she was not as technically skilled as Momo, her facial expressions and passion to dance to any song that came on made her one to watch for. At one point, BTS’s “Fire” came on and Dahyun took center stage, stealing the show until Momo fired back by dancing to Sunmi’s “Gashina.” When MOMOLAND’s “Bboom Bboom” began playing, both Momo and Dahyun rushed forward, and they danced energetically to the song together. For the last song, Celeb Five’s “I Wanna Be a Celeb,” they tried to give the other TWICE members a chance, with Chaeyoung coming forward to dance, but Dahyun and Momo couldn’t hold back and stole the show once again. Source (1) CR: soompi
  14. [V Report Plus] Behind the scenes of Jihyo’s ‘Love Letter’ re-enactment (Naver V app) Jihyo of girl group Twice recreated the famous “Ogenkidesuka (How are you)?” scene from the 1995 Japanese film “Love Letter” on the latest episode of “Twice TV” released via Naver’s V app Wednesday. The episode showed behind-the-scenes footage of the filming of the music video for the group’s latest track “What is Love?” which parodies popular scenes from romance films. “It’s another parody of the movie. It’s the famous scene -- I’m sure you know. (The scene where the heroine shouts) ‘Ogenkidesuka?’ I’m going to recreate that scene,” the singer said. As she had to tearfully shout out the lyrics instead of the original lines from the film, Jihyo was worried that the performance would be awkward. “I feel awkward already. I wish my bandmates were here with me,” she said. “What should I do? It’s definitely going to be awkward.” She struggled, but with the help of artificial tears, she finally finished the scene. “I think trying to cry on cue could be a very valuable experience in life. When else would I do this?” she said. http://www.vlive.tv/video/69346 CR: KPOPHERALD
  15. Loco And MAMAMOO’s Hwasa, Hwang Chi Yeol, And TWICE Top Weekly Gaon Charts On May 3, Gaon revealed chart results for the week from April 22 through April 28. “Don’t” by Loco and MAMAMOO’s Hwasa topped the overall digital chart, streaming chart, and download chart. On the overall digital chart and streaming chart, Nilo’s “Pass” took No. 2, TWICE’s “What is Love” took No. 3, HAON’s “Boong Boong” took No. 4, and MeloMance’s “You” took No. 5, with each song dropping by one spot. New releases made their entrance in the top five of the download chart. MeloMance’s “Just Friends” placed second, and Lovelyz’s “That Day” placed third. “What is Love?” and WINNER’s “Everyday” remain strong at fourth and fifth, respectively. The album chart recording physical album shipments was dominated by new releases. Hwang Chi Yeol’s “Be Myself” topped the chart and is followed by Lovelyz’s “Heal,” the Kihno edition of Super Junior’s repackaged album “Replay,” and SNUPER’s “Blossom.” WINNER’s “EVERYD4Y” rose two spots to take fifth. For the third consecutive week, “What is Love” remains on top of the social chart, which is a result of data from YouTube, Twitter, and YinYueTai. MOMOLAND’s “BBoom BBoom,” BTS’s “DNA,” and VIXX’s “Scentist” each rose to take the next three spots. EXO-CBX’s “Blooming Day” placed fifth. Source (1) CR: soompi
  16. Watch: TWICE Grabs 11th Win For “What Is Love?” On “Show Champion,” Performances By Lovelyz, PENTAGON, And More TWICE has come in first place again with their latest hit! On the May 2 episode of “Show Champion,” TWICE was nominated for first place along with Lovelyz’s “That Day,” VIXX’s “Scentist,” EXO-CBX’s “Blooming Day,” and WINNER’s “Everyday.” TWICE took the win, and this is their third week in a row winning on “Show Champion,” meaning they’ve accomplished a “triple crown” on the show. Watch a video of their win below! Other performers this week included Tae Jin Ah & Kangnam, Lovelyz, PENTAGON, IMFACT, Stray Kids, The Boyz, Hyeongseop x Euiwoong, The Rose, IZ, ChicAngel, IN2IT, SNUPER, HALO, BerryGood Heart Heart, ii, GBB, NOIR, and more. Watch many of the performances at the soompi link! Congratulations to TWICE! CR: soompi
  17. Watch: TWICE’s Aegyo Makes Lee Kwang Soo Want To Change His Name On “Running Man” On the latest episode of “Running Man,” TWICE brought Lee Kwang Soo to his knees with their adorable aegyo! The April 29 broadcast of the SBS variety show featured an aegyo acrostic poem battle, in which the TWICE members competed to come up with the cutest acrostic poem using a cast member’s name. Nayeon went first, using Kim Jong Kook’s name to put her adorable charms on full display. The “Running Man” cast members couldn’t hold back their smiles, with Kim Jong Kook screaming and hiding his face in embarassment. Yoo Jae Suk commented admiringly, “She’s an aegyo expert,” while Lee Kwang Soo passionately declared, “She needs to be designated a Living National Treasure immediately!” The next challenger, TWICE’s Jihyo, also chose Kim Jong Kook’s name for her own acrostic poem. With Kim Jong Kook’s name proving to be a popular choice, Lee Kwang Soo surmised that the idols were opting to use it because the “Kook” syllable was easy to play up in a cute way. Yang Se Chan enviously remarked, “Wow, it must be Jong Kook’s day today,” while Lee Kwang Soo jealously lamented, “How come my name isn’t Lee Kwang Kook?!” In the end, however, both Yang Se Chan and Lee Kwang Soo were able to enjoy their own moments in the spotlight: Sana chose to address her acrostic poem to her partner Yang Se Chan, while Nayeon used Lee Kwang Soo’s name for her encore round. After hearing Nayeon’s adorable poem, Lee Kwang Soo couldn’t help screaming in delight as he fell to the ground. Check out the clip of Nayeon kicking off the aegyo battle below! You can also watch the full episode of “Running Man” here: Watch Now CR: soompi
  18. TWICE’s Dahyun And BTOB’s Eunkwang Take On Impromptu Rap Collaboration For New MBC Show Upcoming MBC variety show “Unexpected Q” has released more stills ahead of the premiere! New preview images show TWICE’s Dahyun rapping to beatboxing done by BTOB’s Eunkwang while answering a quiz question. After being impressed by their collaboration, an impromptu battle begins as veteran singer Noh Sa Yeon raps to beatboxing by WINNER’s Song Mino. Yoo Se Yoon then yells, “Yo! Yo! Yo! Seol Woon Do, ready?” Trot singer Seol Woon Do is taken aback for a moment but then surprises everyone with his skills. The humorous rap battle can be viewed on the premiere of music variety show “Unexpected Q,” which will also feature Eun Ji Won, Kangta, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, MAMAMOO’s Solar, and gugudan’s Kim Sejeong. The episode will air via MBC on May 5 at 6:25 p.m. KST. Source (1) CR: soompi
  19. Anchor apologizes to Twice for ‘service’ comment Anchor Lee Jung-pyo has apologized to Twice for his inappropriate comment at a university festival. Last Friday, Twice performed some of its hit tracks, including “What is Love?” and “Likey,” at a festival organized by Sungkyunkwan University. After its performance, Twice left the stage. Lee, who was hosting the festival, said to the audience, “Everyone, Twice won’t come back (by just shouting) for an encore. At a time like this, (shout) ‘service.’” (JYP Entertainment) He repeated the comment, encouraging the audience to shout louder. But after the festival, Lee became embroiled in controversy, as the word “service” was deemed to be inappropriate. Many posted on online websites that the word is used at bars and karaoke joints. Lee wrote an apology and delivered it to S:with, the university’s student committee, after it asked for his public apology. The committee posted the message on its social media account Monday. “I am very sorry to the students, the student committee, Twice and fans,” it read. “Seeing the students who were excited by Twice’s performance, I thought it would be nice if the band could sing one more song. Thinking of the term ‘fan service,’ I used the word service. It was shortsighted of me.” By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com) CR: KPOPHERALD Original article (from Sungkyunkwan University, Student Union FB)
  20. 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
  21. KB Kookmin Card invitation event, 'TWICE Fan Meeting' on June 22nd On May 8th, KB Kookmin Card announced that they will invite 400 check card customers to the national girl group 'Twice Fan Meeting'. For the 400 selected, one invitation will be provided to each for the Twice fan meeting held at Baekam Art Hall, Seoul, Korea from 7pm to 8pm, on June 22nd. More details can be found on KB Kookmin Card website or customer center. Reporter: Choi Jung-ah (newswoman@asiatoday.co.kr) CR: KB Kookmin, Asiatoday
  22. TWICE 2ND TOUR 'TWICELAND ZONE 2 : Fantasy Park' IN SINGAPORE OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE SALES 17 Jun (SUN), 11:00AM - 5:00PM Singapore Indoor Stadium
  23. June Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Girl Group Members Revealed The Korean Business Research Institute has published this month’s list of brand reputation rankings for individual girl group members! The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness indexes of 380 girl group members using big data collected from May 15 to June 16. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa shot to the top of this month’s list after her brand reputation index increased by a staggering 222.02 percent since May. The idol scored a total index of 3,672,053 for June. Hwasa’s highest-ranking related terms included “confident,” “refreshing,” and “healthy,” while high-ranking phrases in her keyword analysis included “I Live Alone,” “tripe,” and “femme fatale.” The MAMAMOO member recently garnered attention for her guest appearance on the MBC variety show “I Live Alone,” in which she enjoyed a meal by herself at a tripe restaurant. AOA’s Seolhyun followed at a close second in the rankings with a brand reputation index of 3,571,048. Seolhyun also enjoyed a remarkable increase in her score since last month, with her total index rising by 579.21 percent since May. GFRIEND’s SinB maintained her spot at third place with a brand reputation index of 2,648,654. (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon made her debut in the rankings at fourth place this month, while GFRIEND’s Sowon trailed close behind in fifth place. Check out the top 30 for June below! MAMAMOO’s Hwasa AOA’s Seolhyun GFRIEND’s SinB (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon GFRIEND’s Sowon (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi AOA’s Jimin Girls’ Generation’s Yuri Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon TWICE’s Nayeon MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul GFRIEND’s Eunha MAMAMOO’s Solar AOA’s Mina AOA’s Hyejeong AOA’s Yuna Red Velvet’s Seulgi Girls’ Generation’s YoonA MAMAMOO’s Wheein Red Velvet’s Joy Girls’ Generation’s Sunny GFRIEND’s Umji Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung BLACKPINK’s Jennie AOA’s Chanmi MOMOLAND’s JooE TWICE’s Mina Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun TWICE’s Momo TWICE’s Sana TWICE members: 10. Nayeon 27. Mina 29. Momo 30. Sana 34. Jeongyeon 36. Dahyun 38. Tzuyu 42. Jihyo 45. Chaeyoung Source (1) CR: soompi, rekorea.net
  24. Everything You Missed At TWICE’s Press Conference In Singapore Find out what their travel essentials are! Author: Cheryl LYS (16 Jun 2018) JYP Entertainment’s multinational girl group TWICE has unquestionably succeeded on all fronts: they perform crazily addictive chart-toppers, boast adorable charms and have stunning visuals. And they’re encapsulating all of those winning factors into their second tour, TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park. After a three-day show in Seoul, the nonet( group of nine people, esp. musicians) is taking their tour overseas, choosing Singapore as their first overseas stop. We caught up with the nonet at their press conference ahead of their concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorrow, during which they revealed their favourite TWICE songs and travel essentials. [Please visit CLEO Singapore website to read up the original article and other entertainment news!] CR: CLEO Singapore