A source in the SM Entertainment said on the phone, “We are working on a project, but no specific schedule has been set.” He explained, “It takes time to form and launch a new group, so it’s not true they will debut in the first half of the year.”
I’m updating on this as I already posted about the new group project mentioned in LSM’s lecture. There could have been a change to the debut date as f(x), SNSD, and SHINee’s schedules have been postponed.
SM is currently preparing to debut a new group of 7 Koreans and 5 Chinese, two separate teams under one group name.
They will start activities with the Korean and Chinese versions of the same song at the same time in Korea and China.
They are one group of 12 members in two teams.
They will debut in Korea and China in May.
Edit: “We are currently preparing to launch two new groups. One will consist of 7 Koreans and the other will consist of 5 Chinese members. The interesting thing about this is that the two groups will have the same name. Now we are planning to launch the groups simultaneously in Korea and China–singing the same song in two different languages. We plan to instigate this new idea of two separate groups that will be promoting two parts of one bigger group of 12 members this May.”
[from Lee Sooman's lecture in Stanford University]
Trans by jujugal
* Lee Sooman gave the lecture in Korean with his son as an interpreter. I transcribed the translated part.
A totally new concept of group. An upgraded version of Super Junior? Is this going to work? Whether it succeeds or not, SM’s innovative ideas and pioneering spirit are truly something…