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2NE1 showed their close relationship with their 8 years juniors WINNER at backstage.
On March 23, Dara tweeted,"After Hongkong concert, together with out cute WINNER dongsaengs!!! Let's have fun for the rest of the tour too!!!" and uploaded a long a new photo.
Both the groups made various poses and facial expressions towards the camera, attracting fans with their charm.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 will have hold their AON concert in Shanghai on April 11.
As YG Entertainment (YG), one of Korea’s biggest record labels and talent agencies, officially announced that one of its artists will make a comeback on April 7, attention is turning to who will be the artist.
At around 3 p.m. on March 21, YG posted a teaser image that says “WHO’S NEXT 2014.04.07″ on its blog, YG LIFE.
The teaser image hints that another YG artist will make a comeback for the second time in 2014 on April 7 following 2NE1 (CL, DARA, MINZY, and BOM), who has been topping all music charts with their 2nd regular album that they released in late February.
There are currently many candidates who are expected to make a comeback.
Among the YG artists, a global star PSY is scheduled to make a worldwide comeback in April.
WINNER (Kang Seung Yoon, Lee Seung Hoon, Kim Jin Woo, Song Min Ho, and Nam Tae Hyun), the first boy band that YG has put together since BIGBANG eight years ago, was originally scheduled to release a debut album at the end of February, but the date got postponed as they needed more time perfecting the album. The release of their debut song is reportedly imminent.
BIGBANG’s TAEYANG has been also continuously working on his new solo album.
However, since there are many more YG artists other than mentioned above, it remains to be seen who will be the next one to make a comeback on April 7.
[OSEN=Sun Migung Reporter] YG’s new group WINNER, they did not formally debuted yet but just the fact that they are the junior group of Big Bang and 2NE1 is building up big expectations. Especially last year, Winner proved their outstanding ability from the survival program ‘WIN: Who Is Next’ (cable channel Mnet) which made fans desire Winner’s debut.
But Nam Taehyun becomes childish when he is with his mother. You will notice this if you watch ‘Winner TV’. He runs and jumps like a squirrel, throws rocks to the frozen lake while climbing Gum Dan Mountain with his mother. After that, nicknames like ‘NamChoDing’ (means elementary school kid), ‘NamDaramgee’ (means squirrel) were made.
Basketball and Soccer are basic skills for men? Then, what about kick boxing? Actually Nam Taehyun has an experience with kick boxing. He loves sports since he was young and whatever he set his mind on, he will always try it out. He likes Jackie Chan’s movies, so one of his interests was kick boxing, taekwondo and hapkido. Nam Taehyun got several gold medals with kick boxing. His appearance touches people’s heart but actually he is a ‘strong man’. Moreover, after ‘WIN’, Winner came out on one radio program and Nam Taehyun showed his kick boxing which received explosive response among his fans.
It’s wrong if you think Nam Taehyun can only do powerful sports. From beat boxing and dj-ing, he enjoys music in his life style and of course, he has a lot of interest in arts. If you look around at some Nam Taehyun’s fan sites, you can see some of the pictures he drew. He never had an experience learning arts but he has a big interest with it. He tried calligraphy to compress his active personality when he was young.
To be honest, I was quite surprised when he said he liked Jackie Chan's movies. I thought his movies will be quite a foreign thing for people in their 20s. But Nam Taehyun not only likes Jackie Chan's works, he likes older things, he has a rather analogue preference. I heard that because he fell in love with LP, aren't so popular nowadays, he listens to music from turntables.
#Winner’s fashionista like Big Bang’s G-Dragon!
You can’t talk about Nam Taehyun without his fashion. Nam Taehyun is already well-known with his sensible fashion among fans. Just looking at Nam Taehyun’s fashion choices in and out from work, he shows remarkable fashion sense. Even only with jeans and t-shirts, it becomes a perfect fit. I’m not sure which any other idols can suit Nam Taehyun’s 5:5 hairstyle.
Nam Taehyun is tremendously interested at various areas and one of them is fashion. Especially, he looks up to Big Bang’s fashionista, G-Dragon. He is influenced by Big Bang as well, he likes and he tries to collect collections. He really puts his interest and even starts studying it, which shows how Nam Taehyun is very into fashion.
Even before formal debut, Nam Taehyun’s charms are countless. I have to announce Nam Taehyun as an ‘Onion Man’ with eternal appeal. I didn’t even mention about his plentiful art skills and acting ability. If you want to see his acting, I suggest ‘Winner TV’ Episodes 3 and 8. Then, let’s wait for Winner's debut and fly around in Television!
[ARTICLE TRANS via Yubin & @LiRange123]
Original Article: [私心추천] 위너 남태현, 공식 '양파남'으로 인정합니다
A lonely Monday, looking blankly at WINNER’s Star Cast. For the viewers who miss the stories of WINNER that used to be told every Monday, we have [WINNER TV] Epilogue ready for you!
Don’t miss the upcoming news on WINNER to be announced on Star Cast!
Epilogue.#1 Picture Card
All good art work should be enlarged. We are revealing all the pictures of the cards upon request from those who wanted to see them bigger!
Epilogue.#2 The nostalgic off-shots
The nostalgic off-shots from members’ albums! Relive the memory of WINNER TV once again with these photographs…
Other than talent and strong performance one way to earn the public's attention is through reality or variety show.
In the true YG spirit of reality TV YG's very own maknae group Winner made their unofficial debut with Winner TV which hooked fans of all ages and gender. It was to no surprise that Winner TV was voted as most Favorite Idol Show taking home 34.4 percent of the votes.
Other winners where Super Idol Chart show at 30.5 percent, EXO's Showtime was third at 27.3 percent, This is Infinite was at fourth place at 6.4 percent and taking the fifth spot was MBC's own Weekly Idol at 1.1 percent.
Fans have been showing much anticipation and interest with Winner, we are looking forward to their debut.
Unfortunately, the last episode of [WINNER TV] show is coming up. Looking back the short ten weeks of WINNER TV, we all feel that we are now one step closer to WINNER. When WINNER TV show began, we were so full of excitement. Now, waiting for the last episode, we cannot but feel sorry that it is now time to say goodbye.
However, the story of WINNER has not ended. Thinking that only a small part of things that WINNER can show and sing for us has been presented through WINNER TV, we come to all the more look forward to more stages, songs, and all the other things that WINNER will give us in the future. The end for a real beginning! Please remember it for a long time.
Plus, don’t miss WINNER’s news that will be delivered through NAVER STAR CAST from now on!
[WINNER TV] Episode 10 WINNER Begins Now!
The night of a day before the last shooting. How do the members feel about the end? First guest to WINNER’s house! Sister 2NE1’s visit to WINNER’s house. Fun ramen-cooking of BOM & SEUNG HOON. Advice from 2NE1 as a senior who has experienced a lot since their debut. Talks that WINNER members shared in a camping car running to the destination of the last trip, and around a barbeque fire. Someone appears in a surprise video message, making all the members and viewers cry?! Find out who the person is now!
Video #1. WINNER’s “I’m a Butterfly”
Video #2. “Time Capsule” that Contains All the Stories of WINNER
A cap that was the symbol of teamwork during the days when WINNER was competing as Team A, couple t-shirts made by youngest members in Shibuya, composition and lyrics notes of “Go Up”, a map that helped the members when they were trying to get to Tokyo Tower, name tags for Dome Tour, Ee-hee doll that is the life of WINNER’s house. Making a time capsule that contains all those stories of WINNER TV!
Video #3. “Cheer up!” Message Delivered and Received through Heart
Surprise gift for fans who have been waiting for STAR CAST! Release of WINNER’s off shots! See the behind story of [WINNER TV] now, with photos of the members!
[WINNER TV Weekly’s Event for the Last Episode]
Please send your cheering messages to WINNER, who are to make their debut soon!
If you post a reply below and are chosen by drawing of lots, WINNER members
Will give you an illustration card that has their autographs and greetings on it.
→ The gift is A4-sized and it has the illustration in the front and autographs in the back. ^^
YG Entertainment’s new boy group WINNER has selected and disclosed five best scenes of cable channel Mnet’s “WINNER TV” show.
“WINNER TV” began in December last year and it has come under the spotlight by disclosing not only the shining charms of five members (KANG SEUNG YOON, SONG MIN HO, KIM JIN WOO, LEE SEUNG HOON, and NAM TAE HYUN), but also the process of their first step taken to turn themselves into an artist from a trainee.
# NAM TAE HYUN, Episode 3 of “WINNER TV”, Tear-Shedding Performance for Friendship Test
The best scene selected by NAM TAE HYUN is the candid camera for a friendship test in episode 3 of “WINNER TV” aired on December 27 last year, for which NAM acted enthusiastically by even shedding tears. NAM TAE HYUN explains the reason for selecting this scene, “I was able to confirm the friendship between our members once again through this candid camera”.
On the day, WINNER went to Japan to perform on the opening stage of BIGBANG’s dome tour, as a guest artist. After NAM TAE HYUN was given the mission of “friendship test” by the production staff in secret from the other members, he prepared for the candid camera alone. He asked for help to the other members, saying he had lost his wallet while eating at an outside restaurant not reporting it to the company, even shedding tears before KANG SEUNG YOON, the second target of the candid camera. KANG SEUNG YOON had been seriously angry because NAM TAE HYUN just disappeared, but he helped NAM TAEHYUN seeing his tears. The scene showed and confirmed the deep bond between WINNER members.
# KIM JIN WOO. Episode 5 of “WINNER TV”. Long-Awaited Reunion with Father, “Memory of Imja Island”
The best scene selected by KIM JIN WOO is the scene of his reunion with his father on Imja Island, which was aired in episode 5 of “WINNER TV” on the 10 last month. He burst into tears while reading a letter for his father. KIM JIN WOO says, “WINNER members helped me and encouraged me, so I could draw such a good result. I have been grateful to my father so much, since I became WINNER”.
KIM JIN WOO had a good time with the other members while preparing for dinner, and made viewers cry, reading his letter for his father at the party for the village. The letter written by KIM JIN WOO for his father touched viewers much.
# LEE SEUNG HOON. Episode 8 of WINNER TV, “New Challenge”, the Parody of “The Heirs”
The best scene selected by LEE SEUNG HOON is the “WINNER’s Version of ‘The Heirs’”, which is the parody of SBS TV drama “The Heirs” that created a sensation in 2013. The parody was aired in episode 8 of “WINNER TV” on the 31 last month. In the parody, he acted as the mother of main character Kim Tan. LEE SEUNGHOON acted the role of Kim Tan’s mother so well, showing a new talent. At that time, LEE SEUNG HOON played seven roles as Cha Eun Sang’s mother, Kim Tan’s mother, a bully, a high school girl, etc., giving viewers so much fun.
LEE SEUNG HOON explains the reason why he selected the scene as the best, “It was my first time to try acting, but it was so fun and many people liked it. I can’t forget it since I tried a wholly new thing”.
# KANG SEUNG YOON. Episode 9 of WINNER TV. “Recovering First Resolution” at Sajik Stadium in Busan
WINNER’s leader KANG SEUNG YOON selected his visit to Sajik Stadium in Busan, which was aired in episode 9 of “WINNER TV” on the 7 this month. At the stadium, he reproduced himself of the days when he was dreaming to be a singer. KANG says, “I selected this scene because I recollected the memories of my past days while shooting this episode and I could really recover my first resolution”.
In the episode, KANG went to Busan with LEE SEUNG HOON, another WINNER member who is from Busan. The two shared their memories at meaningful places in their hometown and visited places where they nurtured their dreams in old days. KANG visited Sajik stadium where the preliminary competition of Mnet’s audition show “Super Star K 2” was held. He drew much attention by singing Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s “THIS TIME”, reproducing the younger and ambitious KANG SEUNG YOON at the time of the competition.
# SONG MIN HO. Episode 10 of WINNER TV, Video Message of Tears in the Last Trip
The best scene selected by SONG MIN HO is the scene of “video message of tears”, which was aired in episode 10 of “WINNER TV” on the 14 this month. SONG MIN HO says, “I cried a lot seeing the video message in which Team B of ‘WIN’ cheered us and that was the last shooting of ‘WINNER TV’. Because it was really cold on the day, it was really hard for everyone”.
WINNER took the last trip together before their debut in the episode and tears stood in the members’ eyes while they were seeing video messages from 2NE1 members and their family members. Finally, when the members of Team B with whom WINNER competed in “WIN” show appeared, they all burst into tears. WINNER members were so much encouraged by the sincere support from Team B members and it gave them an opportunity to renew their resolution before their official debut.