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She even felt bad when she was offered to eat some watermelon because she feared that it would ruin her diet. How does one survive on cucumbers alone?! Some idols not only have to lose weight but also maintain the current weight, which can be tough because of the intense dancing and exercise they do for hours on end every day. Image: theoneshots As seen above, popular girl group Girls Generation follows the 1, kcal diet plan, which consists of 50g herbs, five pieces of broccoli, g brown rice and g chicken breast.
No wonder they can maintain that slim figure. Packed schedule Besides practising singing, dancing, recording songs, and producing albums, Kpop idols also have to think about marketing and promoting their work, which means MORE work for them in terms of public appearances.
Variety shows are a great way for celebrities to get their faces known by the public and turn into household names because the Koreans LOVE tuning in to their favourite variety programmes. Image: Koreaboo But busy schedules could mean risk of exhaustion and other health problems.
There have been numerous cases where idol stars had fainted on stage in the middle of a performance and had to be rushed to the hospital. Then there's Dongho from U-Kiss, who decided to quit the entertainment industry due to health issues. We previously mentioned that some of these contracts could last up to 10 years. Former Super Junior Han Geng had sued the company in for allegedly forcing him to do things against his wishes and denying him sick leaves when he was suffering from gastritis and kidney problems.
In the same year, former members of TVXQ also sued the agency, claiming that their income was distributed unfairly even after working to their physical limits, operating on just less than four hours of sleep every night.
Following these unfair contracts, the Korean Free Trade Commission introduced standardised contracts, which allow contracts between an agency and artist to last as long as only seven years.
However, some idols continue to endure unfair treatment by their management agencies and are forced to pay outrageous penalties should they decide to terminate their contracts and leave the company. Seven-year curse Image: Kultscene The Korean music industry is so saturated as agencies continuously produce idol groups several times a year.
So it is only natural that the weaker ones who fail to stand out would end up disbanding due to the intense competition. The industry takes pride in its weekly music programmes, where idol groups and songs are ranked by album sales, digital sales and audience votes.
The idol who takes the number one spot every week is highly regarded and would see their credibility and popularity increase tremendously. However, due to the large number of artists competing every week, not all groups get a chance to perform at these music shows. Sometimes, the agencies would have to resort to paying the broadcast station to download airtime for their artists.
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Return to Book Page. Adrian Goodreads Author. When Hallyu Wave invaded the Philippines, nagtatago marahil si Joy sa kuweba. Wala kasi siyang ideya na ang Korean na na-assign sa kanya bilang personal assistant nito sa mga araw na ipamamalagi nito sa Pilipinas ay isang sikat ng K-Pop Idol. Iyon ang araw na babago sa normal na buhay ni Joy. At matatagpuan niya na pati ang puso niya ay na-invade na rin ng K-Pop Idol na ito When Hallyu Wave invaded the Philippines, nagtatago marahil si Joy sa kuweba.
At matatagpuan niya na pati ang puso niya ay na-invade na rin ng K-Pop Idol na ito. Guguluhin nito ang buong pagkatao niya.
She'd be living a fairytale that every fangirl had ever dreamed of.
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Kirsten Sorry dear, its a Tagalog pocket romance book. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Aug 28, Madam E rated it really liked it. Hindi ako palabasa ng mga pocketbooks at minsan lang ako nakapagbasa ng ilang fanfics online pero sa pagkakataong ito hindi talaga ako tumigil hangga't hindi ko nabibili at nababasa ang librong ito.
Ang The K-pop Star and I ay hindi tipikal na kwentong pag-ibig subalit nasisiguro kong makaka-relate talaga ang mga fangirls tulad ko. Ang kaibahan nito, ang bidang babae ay walang alam sa Hallyu kaya bago lahat sa kanya ang mga mararanasan. Ang setting ng kwento ay sa Pilipinas kaya naman siguradong Hindi ako palabasa ng mga pocketbooks at minsan lang ako nakapagbasa ng ilang fanfics online pero sa pagkakataong ito hindi talaga ako tumigil hangga't hindi ko nabibili at nababasa ang librong ito.
Ang setting ng kwento ay sa Pilipinas kaya naman siguradong hindi mahihirapan ang mga mambabasa sa kanilang imahinasyon. Gumamit din ang manunulat ng Alamat ng Dama de Noche na lalong nagpaangat sa istorya. May mga bahagi rin na ginamitan ng mga salitang Koreano na mainam naman para sa mga interesado, nag-aaral o maalam na sa Hanggul. Ang mga karakter sa kwento ay interesante din. Si Joy, masikap at may pangarap, pero matutupad niya kaya ang mga ito? Si Kpop Star naman, syempre gwapo at sikat, pero naipakita sa kwento na tao pa rin siya tulad natin.
At gaya sa ibang libro, higit na nagbibigay kulay ang iba pang mga karakter, Sa kwentong ito, tiyak akong maaaliw kayo kina Kuya Rodel, Lola at Love. Kadalasan, mas ipinapaalam sa mga mambabasa ang nararamdaman ng babaeng bida.
Subalit magandang paraan din na ipakita ang POV ng bidang lalaki dahil mas magiging malinaw ang kwento at siguradong kikiligin ang mga mambabasa. Sa totoo lang, ang parteng ito ang pinakagusto ko sa libro, na parang ayoko ng ituloy ang pagbabasa dahilan sa hindi ko nais magwakas agad ang istorya HAHAHA.
Sa teknikal na aspeto ng libro, may ilang mga typographical errors na makikita subalit mabibilang mo lang ito sa isang kamay. Kung iisipin, napakadali lang basahin ng kwento, natapos ko ito sa loob ng apat na oras lamang. They are criticised by the press and general public for being mass-produced by the entertainment companies and thus lacking authenticity; but, at the same time, they have gained social legitimacy as an exportable commodity that can uplift national pride by being at the forefront of the Korean Wave Oh and Lee Focusing on the contested position of these celebrities, this cultural report aims to deconstruct the meanings of idols through an analysis of the television show King of Mask Singer a.
Rediscovering the Idols 3 This singing competition show gained recognition because of the performances of the idol participants Bang By analysing the representation of idol singers on this particular show, it is argued here that this show reassures that idols truly have earned their place in the Korean Wave.
Idols were first discovered in the Korean Wave as a result of their popularity overseas: they have now been rediscovered for their talent and show that these idols deserve their fame. The K-pop idol star system The current K-pop landscape arose with the industrialisation of the K-pop industry in the late s.
Sooman Lee, founder of one of top entertainment agencies, SM Entertainment, is credited with introducing the idol star system in Korea Shim Lee created an in- house training system to groom idols, where young trainees were selected through audition and underwent intensive training programmes that prepared them for their debut as a K-pop idol Lee The programme consists of not only singing and dancing lessons, but also other lessons covering, for example, foreign languages to help the idols further their career in global markets.
Moreover, the trainees are subject to weekly evaluations to determine their progress: some trainees are asked to leave the programme if the agency does not see the potential of becoming an idol Lee After surviving the trainee programme, the trainees are organised into boy bands or girl groups to be debuted as idols.
This is done to reduce the risk of investment, because the company finances all costs of the trainee programme. Having multiple idol members in a group offers something for everybody; for example, one member might embody a cute star image while another has a sexy image Lee Furthermore, the agencies are in charge Rediscovering the Idols 4 of the idols careers, such as recruiting songwriters and choreographers, with little input from the idols themselves.
Due to lack of agency during the workings of this star system, idols are seen as manufactured products that lack authenticity.
Here, authenticity refers to noncommercialised talent — idols are planned from the beginning to be consumable products and clearly lack the artistic autonomy that is important for singers. As Marshall noted, popular music stardom emphasises the artistic qualities over the economic and rational elements because music has to be different from other commodities in order to sell.
However, for K-pop idols, the idol trainee system has become widely known to the public, which threatens the balance between artistry and commercialisation of popular music by emphasising the commercialised aspect. Moreover, this authenticity reveals a hierarchy in the idol star system. With many entertainment companies producing multiple idol groups each year, the idol system has become extremely competitive Ho Thus it is preferable for young trainee wannabes to join major entertainment agencies rather than smaller ones, to ensure that they have a better chance of becoming an idol.
In this sense, major agencies — SM, YG, and JYP Entertainment — that have already produced popular idols enjoy a higher status of fame compared to other smaller agencies. Recently, a singing competition show called King of Mask Singer has offered a different take on idols. The artistry of the K-pop idols has become the focus in the show, which counters the previous conception of idols being products of the trainee system.
In line with the existing studies that have found that the authenticity of celebrities is not a fixed concept but, rather, a flexible one that functions differently in certain points of history Rediscovering the Idols 5 Bird , Stahl , I suggest that this show emphasises a meritocratic ideology within the idol star system, rather than that of commercialisation, to give idols the authenticity that they previously lacked.
The masked K-pop idols King of Mask Singer is a Korean singing competition show in which the contestants wear masks to hide their identities.
The premise of the show is that the contestants voices are judged without any biases or prejudices. Their costumes are elaborate, with headpieces to conceal facial features and aliases used to hide names. The identities of the contestants are only revealed after the panel votes to eliminate them. The judging panel of King of Mask Singer consists of 11 celebrities — which includes comedians, music producers, singers, and actors — and 88 regular guests, and they cast their votes for each round of competitions.
Each week, eight contestants are paired against each other for three rounds and the final winner gets to challenge the Mask King. The winner can either be eliminated or replace the reigning Mask King.
King of Mask Singer originally started as a pilot show in early , but eventually made it into regular programming as a result of its popularity — the ratings reached In particular, this show is known for gathering attention about the hidden identities of the contestants.
When a Mask King reigns for several weeks, there is much Rediscovering the Idols 6 speculation about the identity, where the Korean press extensively covers the possible identities and Internet discussion boards also talk about identities Lee , Kim b.
In particular, K-pop idol contestants gained a lot of attention in this show. As noted above, K-pop idols are often criticised for the lack of authenticity because the agencies are in charge of everything, from the fashion to the lyrics of the idols songs, and few idols have a voice in creative decisions.
Moreover, K-pop is often associated with hook songs — songs with easy, repetitive melodies and lyrics designed to appeal to a broader audience, and this further underscores the idols image as a commercialised product Seo Thus the motivation for many of the idol contestants in King of Mask Singer is to show the audience their singing skills without the negative connotations of being an idol. Luna, of girl group f x , is one of the noted idol contestants; she won the title of Mask King under the alias Used Two Buckets of Gold Lacquer.
When the panel listened to Luna without knowing her identity, one of the most frequent comments made was about the depth of her vocals. The soulfulness of her voice strongly suggested that the singer was not young; she had to have years of experience Mystery Music Show: King of Mask Singer a. One music producer complimented Luna by saying that her vocal techniques were precise, while another called her performances works of art Mystery Music Show: King of Mask Singer b.
When her identity was finally revealed, the panel was shocked that a young idol singer was capable of impressive vocal abilities. Luna s identity as an idol was especially surprising because she had defeated noted singers, such as the vocalist Inha Kwon from Deulgukhwa, a famous rock band of the s.
The panel was sure that Sandeul was an older singer because of his confidence onstage. His singing techniques were called perfect and flawless , and Eunji was complimented for the accuracy of pitch in her vocals MysteryMusic Show: King of Mask Singer b, c. Sandeul said that the mask truly let him be free from the bias that idols cannot sing; they are famous for their looks Kim a.
Eunji mentioned that she was forced to change her vocal style to fit into her group s image and the show gave her a chance to show her own voice to the audience Mystery Music Show: King of Mask Singer c.