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Well these past few weeks been busy for me. Sorry for the lack of posting.

It seems that Boa’s US song “Eat You Up” was leaked recently….or was it? No outraged response from the SM clan on the “leaked” material. So some (like myself) are wondering if it’s some kind of marketing strategy to test Boa’s like ability here in the US. But really, will this song be enough to bring a huge American audience to the attention of Korean music artists and take a minute and listen to it? Coolsmurf did a post on it and has a poll, so go and vote.

(Thanks to Yikes for bring this to my attention. :D)

Now will that make anyone rush to their Itunes and download it to their hearts desirer? Well for my standing point….. NO. Again what is Boa going to bring to the American music scene that’s not already here? Absolutely nothing. She sounds like a wannabe Britney Spears (which is nothing to brag about) and very robotic.

Boa’s robotic singing tone: IF -YOU -MOVE -ANY- CLOSER -BOY -THERE- IS- NO -GUARANTEE~…. Really is that singing or someone putting computer codes in a computer to make it sound like a person. It reminds me of one of those computer assisants when you call the telephone company when REAL LIVE assisants are too busy to help. lol

Another thing Yikes bought to my attention is that on Boa’s myspace page they have her place of orgin listed as “Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of” i.e NORTH KOREA?  Boa is from North Korea? HAHAHAHAHA. They really need to change it to Republic of Korea also known as South Korea. Is Lee Soo Man keeping track of these things? I guess if the Myspace thing is working for Se7en and his US debut I guess it will work for Boa too. Wait……is it working for Se7en? Has anyone heard anything on Se7en lately besides how his US song is NOT exactly a sweet sound in American ears. Man! LSM do something new or in fact get a better singer to represent.

In other great news Lee Hyori and the WonderGirls are receiving some recognition from Prez Hilton.

Prez on Lee Hyori

Prez on WonderGirls

In my previous post I mention that Choi Ji Young and Lee Hyun Ji will be added to the variety show “We Got Married” which will showcase them on the Chuseok special, but also two additional couples. Marco & Son Dam Bi, and Fly to the Sky (FTTS member) Hwan Hee & Hwayobi will also make their debut as the new couples being added to the panel on special.

Coolsmurf did a breakdown on the two part episode.

No wonder it’s a good time for her to enter the US music scene because anything entering in the American music scene THAT IS NOT SO AMERICAN is sign of fresh air. But here we have Boa adding her medicore, American copying style to the mix. (WTF) What kind of fresh of breath air is she going to bring?

So on Sept 10th (Korean time) Lee Soo-Man announced alone side his puppet Boa that she will be making her US music debut on Nov 11. The press conference also previewed her first single called “Eat you up” that was produced by Bloodshy and Avant. Eat you up….what kind of title is that? Who is she going to eat up and what will she be eating up? HAHAHAH

US version

Korean version

You feed my armpits hot in ways I can’t explain.” WTH is that suppose to mean?

And why the need for two different versions and why does the Korean version look way better than the US version?

In the American version Boa comes across looking like a vampire and really old looking. And with the moon in the background and snow falling is so depressing. As with the Korean version it looks more lively, more hardcore, and more hip hop mainstream, which is weird because isn’t Boa supposedly a Pop diva more than a hip hop, b-boy or b-girl, from the hood type entertainer? Why the change in style is she trying portray something she is not? Boa singing style is more like Britney Spears which is not actually a plus because Britney CAN’T sing, look here, even Britney Spears wishes that she could sing better or just as good as Christina Aguilera. I’d say that the choreography in both videos are good, but not enough to persuade us that Boa is the “Best of Asia” which is a huge stretch on their part of saying. There are a few that are best of Asia and Boa is no where on that list.

I will say because of SM entertainment smart move in debuting Boa at the time where American music has hit time low that her appearance into the American market will actually get some recognition , but not because of her singing ability.  Which in the end is what American music consumers really care about not the manufactured idols that SM likes to shove down Korean consumers, especially his baby dollies (Boa and SNSD).

I maybe bias in the fact that I don’t really like Boa’s style or singing, and the sad thing about it is that I really do want a Korean entertainer to be able to enter into the American music market and prove to US that great music isn’t only made in America. But REALLY, is Boa the “Best of Asia” was there no one else that could be better than Boa?

Yes another obsession of mine besides the Korean culture is it’s men, and Lee Jun Ki is one of those hot Korean men at the top of my list. Others are So Ho Young, So Ji Sub, Song Seung Hun, Rain and so many others to name. Even though Lee Jun Ki portrays the effeminate type he can also carry off the masculine image as well. Not only is he a good actor he has also become a pro at modeling having all kinds of magazine publications and clothing brands after him wanting to feature him in their things. These companies know what they are doing because he definitely knows how to bring in the ladies with his very unique style……and we ladies so do love him for that. HAHAHA

Some pics of Spris’ 08 Fall Story Magalog

Making of Spris photo-shoot


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