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Joo (주)

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Joo was in the Kpoppin studio for Be My Super Star with DJ Isak. Joo (주) debuted in 2008 and is currently under Ollim Entertainment (울림엔터테인먼트).

Tidbits::
– Her real name is 정민주 (Jung Minjoo).
– She doesn’t post on SNS frequently.
– Her ideal type is someone who is similar to herself, who is older than her with a good sense of humor.
– One of her hobbies is exercising, and doing things such as bowling.
– Joo likes to go to musicals, plays, and concerts.
– One of the things that she notices about a person first comes from conversation. The more they talk about their life, the more their charm comes out.
– “어느 늦음 아침 (late in the morning)” is a soft ballad produced by 이정운 (Lee Jung Un), the Bassist from Nell.
– Her favorite soundtrack is Ailee’s I’ll go to you like the first snowfall.
– Last year she started seeing adult ache on her face so after freaking out she started going to a skin care doctor.
– She doesn’t have a TV at home, because if she did she’d never leave her house.

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Q & A::
Q: Is there a story behind the sudden hair cut?
A: She cut her hair because it was bleach so much in order to get a specific shade of blonde for her album jacket cover. It cause a lot of damage to hair, so she went to her stylist and had it cut in a Matilda style. She got in trouble with her company because she didn’t have permission to cut her hair.

Q: How do you find the emotion to sing sad ballads?
A: When she was younger, since she had not experienced a breakup, she used to ask people about their break ups so she could feel the proper emotion when singing about breakups. Now she looks at it from different angles such as losing an object she loved a lot, or the loss of a beloved pet.

Interview Footage::

Elris (엘리스)

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Elris was in the Kpoppin studio for Be My Super Rookie with DJ Isak. Elris (엘리스) is a girl group that debuted in 2017 under Hunus Entertainment (후너스 엔터테인먼트).

Members::
Sohee (소희) – Leader, Vocalist, Sky
Yookyung (유경) – Vocalist, Water
Bella (벨라) – Vocalist, Heart
Hyesung (혜성) – Vocalist, Wind
Karin (가린) – Maknae, Vocalist, Forest

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Tidbits::
– According to the members Bella transforms the most with makeup.
– Karin sleeps the most. She will be asleep, wake up and go back to sleep, but doesn’t remember waking up.
– Bella is the mom of the group and Sohee is the dad of the group.
– There were some real rabbits in the MV, but it kept getting scared when they were trying to film the scenes, and it kept pooping everywhere.
– They were sleeping when the teaser pictures were released, and they were very pleased with the outcome.
– Hyesung has been practicing her hidden talents, and does an impersonation of Pikachu.
– The member that cries the most is Bella, and she cries when other members cry.
– The company chose Bella’s stage name for her, because they wanted her to grow up to be a pretty girl.

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Q & A::
Q: Why did you pick Elris as the team name?
A: The name means Excellent Lovely Rainbow Innocent Sister. The way they pronounce it is like “Alice” from Alice in Wonderland.

Q: What can we except from 우리 처음 (We, First)?
A: It has a strong beat in combination with their sweet vocals.

Q: What is the biggest difference between now, and your first impressions of each other?
A: The members with the biggest difference between now, and their first impressions were Karin, & Sohee. Karin was so shy and spoke very softly, but now that she’s comfortable with them she’s not as quiet. Sohee comes across as cold and hard because of her facial features but she’s really warm and outgoing.

Q: What kind of song is ” 너와 나 (You & I)”?
A: It’s a bossanova style track, and the members believe it will relax the listeners.

Live Performance::
우리 처음 (We, First)

A.C.E (에이스)

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A.C.E was in the Kpoppin’ studio for Be My Super Rookie with DJ Isak. A.C.E (에이스) is a boy band that debuted in 2017 under Stayge (스테이지).

Members::
Jun (준) – Leader, Vocalist
Donghun (동훈) – Vocalist
Wow (와우) – Rapper, Vocalist
Jason (제이슨) – Rapper, Vocalist
Chan (찬) – Maknae, Vocalist

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Tidbits::
– They’ve been doing a lot of busking, and covers.
– The MV director praised them for not making mistakes during the filming of the Cactus MV.
– Donghun is the oldest member, and tends to be the rock for the group.
– According to the members Wow is the most adventurous amongst them.
– They would like to be on infinite challenge.
– According to Jason changes the most when he wears makeup. Without it he look young and innocent, but with the smoky eye makeup he looks charismatic and a bit scary. Jason agreed.
– Wow thinks he looks the best in the short pants concept because he has a lot of thigh muscles.
– Donghun and Jun were voted mostly to become models in the future.
– According to the members Wow is the most interested in girl groups and their dances.
– They can’t believe their officially part of the music scene, so, they’re living everyday like a dream.

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Q & A::
Q: What does A.C.E stand for?
A: Adventure Calling Emotion

Q: How did you meet each other?
A: Donghun, Wow, Jun were in the label together as trainees. Jason and Chan were a part of JYPE for a while. Jason and Chan saw videos of Donghun, Wow, and Jun singing (curtesy of their vocal coach), and really wanted to be apart of their group. So, they started contacting each other.

Q: Jun – As the leader, have you had a hard time?
A: Jun doesn’t feel he has had any hardships as the leader. The members listen to him and look up to him. The only thing that slightly worries him is that they are only five members, and have to work harder to fill the stage with their charisma compared to other groups.

Live Performance::
선인장 (Cactus)

The Eastlight (더 이스트라이트)

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The Eastlight was in the Kpoppin’ studio for Be My Super Star with DJ Isak. The Eastlight (더 이스트라이트) is a boy band that debuted in 201 under Media Line Entertainment (미디어라인엔터테인먼트).

Members::
Sukcheol (이석철) – Leader, Drums
Joonwook (김준욱) – Guitarist
Seunghyun (이승현) – Bassist
Eunsung (이은성) – Vocalist
Sagang (정사강) – Maknae, Vocalist

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Tidbits::
– The guitar in the video was special ordered for Joonwook. It is a guitar that can makes the different sound effects that computer sound software makes. It took a month for him to get it.
– Sagang takes several picture before deciding which selfie to post online. He has to have prefect lighting, and from a high angle.
– They would like to meet Big Bang, they finished their promotions right before Big Bang made their “에라 모르겠다 (fxxk it)” comeback. They were sad they didn’t get to meet them at least once.
– If Seunghyun could join a boy group for one day it would be BTS as a rap and dance member.
– They would like to be on infinite challenge.
– They feel they’ve gotten better at talking because they’ve been doing more interviews and doing vlive interactions with the fans.
– They are well known for having different versions of their songs.
– They like the concept for “You’re My Love” better because they are showing their individual good looks.
– Sukcheol ranked the members according to how good they look. 1st – Sukcheol, 2nd – Sagang , 3rd – Joonwook, 4th – Seunghyun, 5th – Eunsung, but he thinks they are all good looking.
– Their role model among Korean bands is BTS.
– One song they never delete from their playlist are all their songs.

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Q & A::
Q: Why are there so many versions of the song?
A: There are 3 versions of the song: tropical, rock, and acoustic. Just like you eat three meals a day, there is a different version of the song for the three times of the day. They say you should listen to the tropical version is for in morning, listen to the rock version during the day, and acoustic version is for people to listen to as they fall asleep at night.

Q: How do you make your covers?
A: They don’t call everyone and say “were going to meet in the studio and do this cover.” During their quiet time usually someone will start humming a song then someone starts playing over it. In the end if they like the sound they’ll post it online.

Live Performance::
You’re My Love