Rating K-Pop Groups 2019: Other Groups (CLC, AOA, MAMAMOO, Momoland, SATURDAY)

(Side Note: In rating select groups, primary objective is to assess the groups’ responses and attitude of its members. These are crucial also for their survival, profitability, and reputation.

Groups who are not mentioned here and in related articles are presumed to garner 85.00% rating, or “Satisfactory”, unless otherwise stated.)


CLC

They are giving their best when it comes to lyric making. In fact, Yeeun took part in writing songs for their group, notably No, Me, and Devil. With regards to other projects, Yeeun tried her stint as MC in The Show, and that’s okay.

Seungyeon’s response over an issue with her is quite amazing. After news that she was beaten broke out, she immediately clarified what actually happened.

As for Sorn, since the racism issue broke out on her livecast, she instantly apologized to fans and viewers who’ve might hurt on the video. Immediate responses are important so as to clarify issues that might be misinterpreted.

Rating: 92.50%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Very Good

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Health issues 5
2 Dating issues 5
3 Other issues (internal) 4
4 Attitude 8
5 Attendance in concerts, meet-ups, and overseas TV shows. 10
6 Review as whole 5
7 Other factors  

AOA

Very pleased with Seolhyun’s attitude of handling commitments. Despite being in drama, still she manages to perform with the group in Queendom and in their recent New Moon comeback. This shows how special AOA is for her.

Jimin’s love and commitment with the group is equally notable. In fact, this attitude spilled towards Celeb Five’s members, helping them till 4:00 in morning for the latter’s debut.

Meanwhile, I am not happy with Mina leaving the group to focus on her own career. Think of a member who left the group during times of crisis. She should’ve looked at Seolhyun, who remained even if she ventured in acting.

While the future of the group remains unsure, the remaining five are working to solve this dilemma by joining Queendom. To add, they still retain the trust and mutual respect. Hope this will be a good start.

Because of their outstanding attitude, they will also be given five extra points for every comeback they made, regardless of their absences or hiatus.

Rating: 90.00%
Grade: A-
Assessment: Very Good

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Health issues 5
2 Dating issues 5
3 Other issues (internal) 4
4 Attitude 8
5 Attendance in concerts, meet-ups, and overseas TV shows.  
6 Review as whole 5
7 Other factors  

MAMAMOO

On attitude, Moonbyul plays it the best. She was considerate in putting up (G)I-DLE’s name when no one dared to do so, saving the latter from penalty of not attending. To add, she complimented AOA on their Queendom performance.

Rating: 95.00%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Health issues 4
2 Dating issues 5
3 Other issues (internal) 5
4 Attitude 10
5 Attendance in concerts, meet-ups, and overseas TV shows. 9
6 Review as whole 5
7 Other factors  

Momoland

During the time I was a Merry, I could not help but ask why the group’s downturn was so sudden.

Problems

Sorry for this. Their major problem is on attendance, especially that they are given rare chances to do so overseas. This is noticeable on the group every time they appear on TV shows. Secondary is on health issues. Third is on lack of regard for fellow members, which should’ve bind them for so long.

Meanwhile, Dabin consistently made excuses not attending concerts and fanmeets. I find Dabin’s excuses still not too convincing, since other stars can handle both commitments without any problems, like Eunwoo, Seolhyun, and IU. (Take the case where she is always missing in PH TV shows due to these things.)

Why venture into drama if she still has health issues? And if she can work, why prioritize it instead of helping her fellow members? This is a kind of attitude you won’t see in other groups.

Changes

We have discussed several times these points so that they improve their attitude. But with Momoland (and the agency) still not listening, we have to seek stricter measures in reviews and dealings. This we will do in the coming years, just to be fair to other groups.

The author made some changes on treatment with the group, from being the most favorite to the least. But with Taeha and Dabin leaving the group, no choice but to unfollow them. And strike the group out of my bias list forever. Again, it does not make sense following them anymore with these kinds of attitude.

Rating: 37.50%
Grade: F
Assessment: Failed

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Health issues 2
2 Dating issues 3
3 Other issues (internal) 2
4 Attitude 5
5 Attendance in concerts, meet-ups, and overseas TV shows. 1
6 Review as whole 2
7 Other factors  

SATURDAY

While their agency’s future is promising, reverse happens to the group.

The future of the group is very bleak, even if the agency is very responsive to the group’s challenges. We can be sure of this due to frequent turnovers this year. In fact, we are down with three original members (Ayeon, Yuki, and Haneul) from seven last year.

The members, particularly those who left, lacked sense of direction, which would’ve kept them intact for long. Sunha left due to desire for career change, and yet, she hasn’t started any. It’s also not helping that Chohee and Sion are silent on reason why they left agency. This would help clarify issues, and give their biased-fans time to cope with it.

While the group as a whole will last, the major issue would be on the members themselves, being prone to turnovers. If the members will not hold on and continue their dream, the group might disband without the agency’s fault.

Rating: 80.00%
Grade: C-
Assessment: Needs Improvement

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Health issues 5
2 Dating issues 5
3 Other issues (internal) 5
4 Attitude 6
5 Attendance in concerts, meet-ups, and overseas TV shows.  
6 Review as whole 5
7 Less turnover 2

Rating K-Pop Agencies 2019: Part One (CUBE, Pledis, FNC, Source Music, SD, WM, Woollim)

(Side Note: In rating agencies, primary objective is to evaluate agencies’ responses to various issues. Responses are a crucial ingredient for agencies’ and groups’ survival, fame, and profitability.

To a lesser extent, financial aspects might be tackled, but will not be a major factor in rating them.)


CUBE Entertainment

What was once thought of as sidestepping girl group over other, turned to be a back-to-back girl groups’ success for the agency. These moves earned fruitful results, as CLC earned a spot on Billboard’s Social 50 charts. As for (G)I-DLE, they are now on the way for US promotions, plus their status improved upon joining Queendom.

CUBE Entertainment encourages creativity, and that is the value most apparent in them. In fact, CLC’s Yeeun participated in composing lyrics of their songs No, Me, and Devil. Even (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon took part for No. It even provided a soft comeback for the latter group to help them shine further.

Another positive aspect noted is on their consistent scheduling for CLC and (G)I-DLE. As revealed by a VLive, the latter is slated to release its track on January next year, and CLC on March. This will be an added point for them.

While the response to E’Dawn and HyunA was not impressive, it mattered a little. In fact, PENTAGON still has its regular comebacks and promotions, just like PRISM world tours in Americas and Europe. And the agency kept Universes updated on group’s travel status following the flight mishap. Most important is on letting injured members like Kino and Yanan take rest.

For its long-term success, it might be helpful for them to tolerate dating scandals or give positive response. Another suggestion would be for them to create another boy group. They also have to strategize on how to make PENTAGON and CLC stand out further. Finally, on engaging more members to be composers at the same time.

Group(s) Rated: CLC

Rating: 91.67%
Grade: A-
Assessment: Very Good

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 4
2 Rolling of comebacks 5
3 Handling boy groups 4
4 Handling girl groups 5
5 Assessment as whole 9
6 Longevity of groups 10
7 Handling issues and responding 8
8 Encourages creativity 5
Uploads videos to 1theK 5

PLEDIS Entertainment

The agency has been confident on SEVENTEEN as its flagship group. In fact, it succeeded in eliciting attention to the group via comebacks, ending in a bang with Hit, and still releasing another new one with Fear. This is on top of issuing statements on health of S.Coups.

Meanwhile, promotions for NU’EST are also being done, and it’s good that they are promoting it in many countries. Despite rigging allegations, their involvement in Produce series helped to promote Nu’est better.

These kinds of engagements rebound well, as reflected in album sales. It would’ve challenged the Big 3 today in terms of being leader. But it has another major problem.

The worst part is on handling girl groups. Recently, Pristin took up what After School left off, without any activities for this year. Its member Rena (Yaebin) once recalled that the group “was working with an album” till they were ordered to disband. Essentially, Pledis wasted opportunities to make the most out of this girl group.

While the agency’s advice to Kyla and her health was the best decision, still they did not make it up for this year with remaining members. This is apparent with Kyla’s clarifications on this issue.

Kyulkyung and Nayoung both hail from I.O.I and Pristin. With both groups disbanded, and because Nayoung was tired of joining groups that disband over and over, she decided to be a soloist in other agency. Four members who left later signed with new agency and re-debuted as Hinapia. And as of this writing, Xiyeon is currently battling depression primarily due to this scenario.

It’s time for Pledis to revamp the way they handle girl groups. Otherwise, this aspect will be their Achilles’ heel once they plan to expand.

Rating: 70.00%
Grade: F
Assessment: Failed

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 4
2 Rolling of comebacks 4
3 Handling boy groups 5
4 Handling girl groups 2
5 Assessment as whole 7
6 Longevity of groups 8
7 Handling issues and responding 7
8 Uploads videos to 1theK 2

FNC Entertainment

The year 2019 has been a half-half for FNC Entertainment: half-successful, half-failed as a whole. It failed somewhat on handling groups on hiatus and handling issues with Cherry Bullet. Meanwhile, they succeeded in some aspects, such as handling of Burning Sun issue, promoting AOA via Queendom, and giving N.Flying opportunities to shine via lead song Rooftop.

Negatives

Minor problem is on not giving necessary solo debuts for remaining CNBlue members. While Japanese versions of these are in place, it can’t be strictly considered as such.

In addition, their silence on disappearance of Cherry Bullet’s Kokoro and Linlin (plus Mirae) makes matters worse. They only issued statement upon their departure. In the past months, the group adjusts choreography with remaining members. That alone signals something is wrong with the rookie group, yet FNC is not solving this problem.

These things reflect their being unprofessional when it comes to groups like this, similar to what MLD Ent is doing. Better for FNC not to debut another group.

Finally, another hurdle is on FTIsland, especially with Jonghoon’s departure and Hongki joining the military. How will the agency restructure the band to keep it running? We’ll have to see it next year.

Positives

On the other hand, positive aspects need to be mentioned. First, it’s pleasing that FNC promotes N.Flying by giving three lead tracks and fanmeets overseas. They just have to promote it and SF9 further, as they have greater potentials.

Finally, they are renewing contract with AOA and keeping us updated, especially with the group joining Queendom. This sparked public’s interest in them being an eight-member group, and this helped them regain popularity. Quite interesting, since we might expect some developments after their sole comeback. Hope this will be turning point for all members to reunite.

Group(s) Rated: AOA

Rating: 74.55%
Grade: F
Assessment: Failed

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 3
2 Rolling of comebacks 4
3 Handling boy groups 4
4 Handling girl groups 3
5 Assessment as whole 8
6 Longevity of groups 10
7 Handling issues and responding 4
8 Uploads videos to 1theK 5

Source Music

Source Music has been home to its sole group GFRIEND. Just like BigHit, it’s amazing that they are steering clear of any issues against the group.

Added to that was the agency’s consistent promotions through the tagline “Go, Go, Gfriend,” a concert tour of the group across Asia.

While no negative remarks against them are reported, the major challenge today is on how to market the group against other more famous rookie and old ones. This is an aspect they have to improve as Gfriend is still lagging behind in terms of overall group popularity index.

It being purchased by BigHit is now offering opportunities for Source Music to expand its lineup and establish international linkages. We’ll see what they can do in the coming years.

Group(s) Rated: GFRIEND

Rating: 96.00%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 5
2 Rolling of comebacks 5
3 Handling boy groups
4 Handling girl groups 5
5 Assessment as whole 9
6 Longevity of groups 10
7 Handling issues and responding 9
8 Uploads videos to 1theK 5

SD Entertainment

SD Entertainment is home to its sole group SATURDAY. Although the agency itself is not yet famous, this has the greatest potential to succeed someday. This year, they are one of the most responsive agencies. Big and small agencies can learn something from them.

First is on its clearly-defined succession plan, completely absent in other agencies. When Chaewon left SATURDAY last year to focus on studies, Juyeon filled the void last January. Next is Sunha, who left last March to find another career, and afterwards Minseo was picked. This August, Chohee and Sion left. While remotely possible, expect the agency to pick additional two members.

Second is on its efforts to provide another comeback for the group. In fact, it assigned MakeStar to facilitate this purpose. It’s as if SD Entertainment says to us, “Want comeback? Fund us and then we’ll provide new one.” As of September they reached their target amount, and are on its way for a second appearance.

Finally, they make necessary adjustments on choreography upon change of members. This is the case when the group adjusted WiFi’s choreo upon Sunha’s departure.

The agency’s formula of borrowing concepts from other stars, and stable succession plan will put Saturday on radar alongside other famous K-Pop groups. If they decide to retain the cute concept, one of their songs someday will be a bop and be famous internationally.

SD Entertainment’s efforts bear good results. And here’s another good news: the branding index for a month lists their group as one of the 50 most famous in Korea.

Some things must be improved here. As they expand internationally, they have to translate most of their posts in English. This will be a lot of help to reach out to fans. Second is on consistent uploading to 1theK, as this is the point where their song WiFi became famous. Finally, their group has to involve themselves in various shows like Queendom and Masked Singer.

Group(s) Rated: SATURDAY

Rating: 93.33%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 5
2 Rolling of comebacks 5
3 Handling boy groups
4 Handling girl groups 5
5 Assessment as whole 10
6 Longevity of groups 10
7 Handling issues and responding 10
8 Uploads videos to 1theK 2
Language barriers 3

WM Entertainment

As to ONF, we have to see some developments on promotions. Despite being in the scene for three years, they are tagged as underrated. WM has to improve on this.

WM had its best shot on Oh My Girl, with its two lead tracks being streamed more. In fact, the group even managed to bag music awards, and Koreans gave favorable responses on their music.

The agency even apologized for lack of immediate response on Jiho’s health issues, and pledged to update fans with her health status. It helped also that they permitted the group to join Queendom. This resulted in Oh My Girl being recognized as one of the most famous girl groups this year, and helped a lot for them to discover new concepts.

Rating: 89.09%
Grade: B+
Assessment: Good

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 4
2 Rolling of comebacks 5
3 Handling boy groups 3
4 Handling girl groups 5
5 Assessment as whole 8
6 Longevity of groups 10
7 Handling issues and responding 9
8 Uploads videos to 1theK 5

Woollim Entertainment

As of this writing, INFINITE is still inactive, not to mention Woohyun enlisting in the military. Woollim also has to push through in giving Golden Child necessary promotions.

With regards to girl groups, they are at their best. Consider Lovelyz, who are being given chance to shine this year through a single promotion, letting them join in Queendom, and giving solo debuts for Babysoul and Kei. Also, they started adding new group called Rocket Punch, and are aggressively promoting it. This signals their readiness to expand with different approaches.

Another positive development was on malicious comments. As stated by the agency, they are continuously pressing charges against those who do. That alone is a very positive step to protect the mental health of their artists.

Rating: 87.27%
Grade: B-
Assessment: Satisfactory

Scoreboard

  Criterion Points
1 Promotion of groups 4
2 Rolling of comebacks 4
3 Handling boy groups 3
4 Handling girl groups 5
5 Assessment as whole 8
6 Longevity of groups 10
7 Handling issues and responding 9
8 Uploads videos to 1theK 5

For our Part 2, stay tuned for our review of RBW, Starship, PNation, Fantagio, Off the Record, Polaris, and OSR.

SATURDAY (세러데이) – Bbyong (뿅): MV Review

Since VIXX did not release their MV on comeback date, we will not review them.

Stay tuned for upcoming reviews of KARD, TWICE, AKMU, and ONEUS.


This is the third time we review SATURDAY, with their song Bbyong. It’s exactly seven months since we reviewed their bop song WiFi, and it’s still exciting to critique it today.

So far, their agency is one of the most responsive this 2019. They promoted the group well through Makestar, and provided replacements for members who already left. We’ll explain these further as we rate agencies and groups at year-end.

Honestly, I regularly check for updates on the group like viewing photo throwback, concept photos, and MV teasers. As I heard the title, what comes to my mind was “Just feel it Bbyong Bbyong!” Kidding aside, how will a full-pledged Sunday review their performance? Let’s see here:

(Side Note: Chohee was my ultimate bias then, and Ayeon as bias wrecker. With Chohee gone, I promoted the latter to be ultimate bias, and Yuki to be my bias wrecker.)


The only storyline that was clear was that they are travelling to the future with their car. As they proceeded to the future, they are peeking what happened to them in the past.

I find Ayeon funny at 0:30 – 0:32, where she does her signature surprise pose. Afterwards at 0:36 – 0:39, she made a deal with the seller, this time being Yuki. Viewers would consider stargazing with 1:57 featuring shortly the planets, and 1:58 the old equipments like radios and camcorder.

Review by others (updated)

TheBiasList deems the group as in a search of “novelty hit”, trying to hit with a fad. While asides and “bratty sing-talk” give life to it, the song suffers from the “easy route” taken by many tracks instead of utilizing fully the pop track inside. Worse, the rap part at the interlude inhibits the group’s potentials to find their own voices.

KPopReviewed noted that the song started with colorful, vibrant, and brassy tunes that hooked him in first few seconds. Vocals were nice, and chorus is more enjoyable. Looks like they are influenced by Momoland and ITZY when it comes to concepts.

However, the overall aspect was not memorable, and the rest of performance was “dull and boring” for the song.

Review as whole

Essentially, Bbyong is a mixture of the past and the present, with the future as their theme. The settings, equipment, and cars used hark back to the 80s. Meanwhile, the video uses the funky tune at the start of music. Haneul’s raps are given heavy beat drop, and jazz tune can be mostly heard on chorus and verses.

Most outstanding member for me was on Haneul, on her voice and raps. Most attractive would be Ayeon. Meanwhile, Juyeon and Minseo were given more lines, and that is worth commending.

Another scene worth noticing is on Yuki picking soap (?) containing random words, then pressed in the blender. This means that they jumbled up with words available to describe their time travel.

Missing two members

I felt shocked and dismayed on Chohee and Sion, since they just left without any explanation. Had they decided to remain, Chohee’s solo dance would have added a bang to the song.

While the agency’s future is very promising, the group’s future is very bleak. We are down with original three members, and we are unsure if they will continue in the long run. This is something members must work it out if they want to succeed in this line.

Points for improvement

With change of concept comes change of group’s styles from cute to near-badass. It’s okay, as they are attracting wider audience. And it’s quite tempting to do it, as more fans want mature and badass concepts. But to attain the goal, some improvements must be kept in mind.

First is on uploading the music to 1theK, like what it did to WiFi. Why? As underrated group, it would be difficult to promote it and gain attention if that’s not the case. It can’t be denied also that WiFi was a hit due to this (2.3M views), which is explained in separate article.

Second is on engaging in various promotions, from Queendom to Mask Singer. They can also promote overseas, where they can make a great deal on bop songs. It’s up to them, but this will help in achieving the popularity they need.

Finally, provide clear storyline or tell in its MV what Bbyong is all about. As of now, they haven’t provided description in YouTube page, making it difficult for me to understand the MV.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 86.32% (Updated)
Grade: B-
Assessment: Satisfactory

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 3
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color fits emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 4
Music 9 Exciting/Expresses emotions 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 9
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 2
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 4
Other Matters 19

SATURDAY (세러데이) – Gwiyomi Song (귀요미송): MV Review

This will be the second time reviewing my new favorite group called SATURDAY.

With their popularity quite pulled up with their song Wi-Fi, we may wonder on their next project. But as we see it later, this is their soft comeback.

Their second release is a special album titled To Sunday Gwiyomi, with Gwiyomi Song as their lead track. It was not clear what the song is all about. But by looking upon the album name, this might be dedicated to their fandom, Sunday.

Gwiyomi Song is a remix/rebranded version of Gwiyomi (by Hari), taking the cute song by adding more cuteness in the MV. And being a full-pledged Sunday, it was equally exciting for me to review their work. They also have to be featured in the sea of K-Pop, hence this MV Review. Let’s start!

While their storyline lacked enough cohesiveness, they somehow tell that they are expressing ways on how to be cute. This concept is consistent throughout the whole video.

Probably the moral lesson is on being happy, which while they expressed it clearly, did not bother to feature another moral lesson. Meanwhile, they are raising consciousness for the viewers to engage in landscaping. This MV has potentials, only if they add more things that will benefit viewers.

The MV is so funny enough to merit perfect score. Funny scenes were on Ayeon (0:30 and 2:46), Haneul (0:41), Juyeon (1:35), and the group’s mood (1:47). Look at how they reacted.

As a whole, I liked this stuff very much, as it is energizing. All members are my biases, so it’s difficult for me to define who is the most outstanding of them all. For now, the focus would be on Ayeon (0:23 – 0:30), Chohee (0:47 – 0:54), and Yuki (0:55 – 0:58), who made the most outstanding aegyo. I find also Chohee’s reactions attractive.

Some things can be noticed in this MV. First, it is Minseo’s first performance with the group, since former member Sunha left them to focus on her own career. Second is on recalling their debut song (Mmook Jji Bba), where Haneul and Minseo played it once (1:48 – 1:50).

Finally, Juyeon has now more lines than their previous song (1:28 – 1:35). That is a good move on their part.

This song (and the group) is definitely underrated. If they placed this video to 1theK, this will get more views and promotions.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 91.58%

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 4
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 10
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Recalls previous song 5

News and Tidbits (April 29, 2019)

For this year, we will introduce another feature to this site called Tidbits. This refers to pieces of news and opinions of the author it wishes to tell. Let’s start!

K-Pop in general

Last March, the industry suffered setbacks on sex scandals by some K-Pop stars (Hello, Seungri!). It was foretold that it will put an end to the industry, but events tell otherwise. This season was full of new groups and debut songs, and schedules are full of these. The biggest challenge for the newbies is on how to stand out.

Also, last March was full of comebacks like Heize, DreamNote, MAMAMOO, and KARD. As the saying goes, “The show must go on.”

*****

Some Korean fans scoff at international fans who follow more than one group. They must know how to respect preferences from multi-fandomers, especially if the latter also purchases albums from different groups.

While their preference is respected, they are expected to do the same to multi-fandomers. They are not the only ones who stan their respective groups. We will discuss this in detail in a separate article.

*****

Talk about groups

BTS and BLACKPINK topped the mainstream charts and became popular.

It helped that Rosé, Jennie, and Lisa have working knowledge of English, as many viewers of The Late Late Show With James Corden can relate with them. Funny moment is that Jisoo, though not fluent on English, told that “I’m not scary,” meaning she was not a horror character.

*****

BTS, though not fluent on that language, used non-Korean staff to get their message across in their comeback song Boy With Luv. They were also featured on that show,and I have to watch it later.

The group is very popular in North Korea, such that fans there would devise a secret code for BTS. This is due to their government’s ban on K-Pop. But even this policy will not hinder the spread of Hallyu in the country.

*****

TWICE will have their concert in Manila this June. Would they go to It’s Showtime? Definitely no. Consider: Many will go to the studio, and hence be crowded. Not to mention their sasaengs (though not Filipinos) who follow the group wherever they go. If at KMJS or Rated K, that would be possible.

*****

It has been almost a month since IZ*ONE released their second lead song Violeta.

Seems that Produce series can’t make up its mind, especially on maintaining talents. Honestly, with the demise of other groups under Produce series like I.O.I and Wanna One, we can surely tell that this group will not last for long. We can actually project that they will last till next year or 2021. Is this possible? Yes.

*****

Sunha left her group SATURDAY to focus more on her career. It was a sad day, since they now only gained enough popularity in their song WiFi.

Their agency afterwards named Minseo as her replacement and at the same time, new maknae of the group.

And since all of SATURDAY’s members are my biases, Minseo is now included in my bias list. As to Sunha, her being my bias will be suspended for now.

How about Chaerwon, their former member? No, unless she joins again with her group.

*****

GFRIEND recently came with their “soft comeback.” Instead of uploading their song to 1theK, it did the same to Genie Music.

I felt uneasy on them uploading to a different video channel, not having enough rest, and not having a definite comeback. Their uploading might confuse Buddies (if they intend to use it as their new song), as not all their music make it to a single channel.

*****

Fantagio Entertainment, the agency which also handles ASTRO, announced the disbandment of girl group Hello Venus. It was suprising, to say the least.

*****

We may wonder on what happened to Daisy and Taeha of MOMOLAND since they were not included in I’m So Hot and Banana Chacha.

*****

(G)I-DLE is supposed to have another comeback soon, but we don’t know when. Hope they consider some points for improvement.

*****

On the other hand, AOA is planning to renew their contract with FNC Entertainment, after speculations that it might disband.

Since their last performance of Bingle Bangle about a year ago, we haven’t heard any news of them anymore, except for Jimin. Seems also that the group can’t live without Choa, who left the group due to depression. With the future renewal of contract, hope they can do another powerful comeback next month.

SATURDAY (세러데이) – WiFi (와이파이)(Misheard Lyrics)

Hello, dear readers! We are now for the first time feature another misheard lyric for this year. This time, it is SATURDAY, with their song WiFi.

We have discussed this song and the group’s background through an MV review. This is one of my favorite songs for this year, and what made it more attractive is on the members themselves. They rendered it in a very cute way. And oh, by the way, congrats to them for having more than one million views on YouTube!

Considering the misheard lyrics below, the alternate title for this song is “Why Fight Fight?“. As the alternate title speaks, why do we have to fight? This must be asked also to those fans who pick fights and trashtalking with other groups. And this must be asked also to some Merries (fans of Momoland) who pick fights with Sundays (fans of Saturday) over the song. Other alternative title may be called as “Kill This Hoe.”

(Side Note: It was so sad to learn that Sunha left the group. Will also definitely miss her vocals. Hope also the agency might do something by finding a replacement.)

You may play this video while reading the following contents. Enjoy the misheard lyrics of “WiFi” (와이파이) (SATURDAY/세러데이) from TweetNewscaster!


Why fight fight?
SinB!

Why fight fight?

Hey girl, you’re cream boy (Creamy boy!)
Don’t shake a menu, Nate
I call this hoe! (Let’s get him. Start it!)

He soon chop the music (Uh huh, uh huh!)
Nail cutter ship bad chuckle
Kill this hoe!
(Hey, tarry booty matcha)

No, may bum to get what we’re cool
Mom and Xiumin chose to be cool
Make a sound in a pool now!
Pink copies a Kai.
Tell, he patch a ring-ring

I cheat her, only to pass in the wild
Tap topping now. Mall, so touchy no man
When I, Mom, more in noon there

Who rain? Hope you’re far
Mommy, stop! Is she Anna?
He come at secret feeling
Chicken noodle, Billy? Go! He’s so…

Stop, you’re done. Thank you, Dad!
Fooling me? Now, love his time
Come to reign or buzzer my car
Wake up!

Shopee, Dad? Thank you, Dad!
Hope she shimmer over time
I saw Meghan. Now, rephone each one
To my boy!

Why fight fight?
Zero bee!

Why fight fight?
Tell me baby, tell me baby!

Did you mock your leg?
Check who wreck a goon girl nature
Could rate, if you don’t battle
To rate, I may bottle

No, no winner. Now, we mourn in hotel
He made a good make-up. He pass on noon there
Hole up! Hole up! Suzy, my God!
No, now bitch and I go. Not in a drum!

La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
Put the hood to Nancy
Cue some fool. Hey, André!

La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
I check who moor. Heck, honey!

Who rain? Hope you’re far
Mommy, stop! Is she Anna?
He come at secret feeling
Chicken noodle, Billy? Go! He’s so…

Stop, you’re done. Thank you, Dad!
Fooling me? Now, love his time
Come to reign or buzzer my car
Wake up!

Shopee, Dad? Thank you, Dad!
Hope she shimmer over time
I saw Meghan. Now, rephone each one
To my boy!

Why fight fight?
Zero bee!

Why fight fight?
Tell me baby, tell me baby!

Me, gas a ballet, so pull a hair weed
Wi-Fi, give me one now, too! Like, call me
Pass her: Mismatch
Oh! That’s single Ken, but…

Twenty eighteen, seven eighteen. Yes, ok! Wooh!
Or Yakult? Yeah, ah
Show goon the Mickey rook
Cock I wa-ah

Oh no, those stress quarter!

Sorry Dad. Thank you, Dad!
Fooling me? Now, love his time
Come to reign or buzzer my car
(Come on, he dope you!)
Wake up!

Shopee, Dad? Thank you, Dad!
Hope she shimmer over time
I saw Meghan. Now, rephone each one
Come my boy

Why fight fight?
SinB!

Boy, you’re single naked!
You’re on the second
Troop, I’m sorry
Joke a macho. Bye!
To my PSY!