SM Entertainment EXO-K’s seniors are staying strong. From far there was H.O.T, Shinhwa then closely DBSK, Super Junior, SHINee and also SNSD. The reputation they have gathered is making EXO-K become restless and practice a lot, and the experience they have been through is making EXO-K stand tall.
100 days of promotion before the debut, they had raised anticipation for each teaser including the 12 members. It’s a rookie group being released in 4 years by SM Entertainment.
“It’s a rookie coming out in a long time. Since our seniors have opened the doors to Hallyu or K-POP, we were quite pressured because we were scared on the effects it would have if we did not reach the skills needed. So we had tried our best.” (Chanyeol), “We had to do well because the seniors did well as well. We were able to work harder.” (Baekhyun).
The advice given by the seniors cannot be missed out. “After our first debut stage, senior U-Know Yunho from DBSK called us from Japan. In the morning! He was preparing for his concert in Japan but he called us. He also gave us advice. We put the call on speakerphone and everyone was listening.” (Chanyeol)
“In my case, the song has a strong atmosphere but in order to make it more eye catching for the netizens, I was advised to study more charismatic expressions and gestures. I was very touched.” (Chanyeol)
“Since we were doing live, the seniors knew some know-hows. They advised to ‘run and do live’. And they told us that our breathing was important as well.” (D.O)
The advise given to the juniors EXO-K have been applied in practicing right away. “After that, we ran and practiced for one hour. It had a great effect.” (Sehun, D.O)
The members of TaeTiSeo of SNSD are also great volunteers. “When we went for the first time on ‘Music Core’, the seniors were MC-ing. We were very nervous at first but we greeted them at the waiting room and they gave us a lot of encouragement. They told us that we were cool and we stood on stage after getting energy from them.” (Chanyeol)
SM’s idol groups have been setting up records that are beyond the boundaries. EXO-K’s eyes have become rounder as they have been taken responsibility to continue the accomplishments made by the seniors. For example Shinhwa has been lasting for 14 years, Super Junior was first place for 100 weeks on an overseas chart, DBSK held a concert with over 550,000 people. We asked them which ones they were envious of.
Without hesitance, they say “everything”. Baekhyun said “I am envious fo Shinhwa that has lasted for 14 years”, Chanyeol said the final words.일동 망설임없이
“We will last like Shinhwa for 14 years, be first place for 100 weeks in an overseas chart like Super Junior, and we want to hold a concert with over 550,000 spectators like our DBSK seniors. We will work hard. We will really try our best.”
If it were these boys, it looks possible.
Source: TV Daily
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