[Source: DC Shinee Gallery]
[Subs in parts]
(Introducing SHINee as a K-pop group who made the best debut sales record)
SHINee is a group like Korea’s SMAP or Arashi.
Minho with modelling experience, Taemin whose specialty is dancing, Leader Onew, Jonghyun with overwhelming singing skills, and multi-talented Key
MC: “Young, everyone is so young”
MC: “You made a new record as a Korean debuting group”
All: “Yay~” “Thank you~”
MC: Taemin, was it anticipated?
Taemin: We’re surprised to see the outcome better than we thought. It made us think we should work harder. We’ll do our best always, so keep watching us.
After debuting in Korea in 2008, they swept new artist awards and grew to be top idols. In June this year, they performed live in the Abbey Road Studios, the sacred site of Beatles, for the first time as Asian artists. The next thing noticeable is their venture into the world stages. The first step is Japan.
MC: Key, how did you feel when you were so well received?
Key: I felt the power of thanks from fans. I was very happy.
MC: How are Japanese fans?
Jonghyun: They are cute and girly.
Taemin: I think their stage manners are good.
Let’s look at their performance skills that captivate fans. Dance performance, singing capability.
MC: What do you want to show?
Key: Everything, SHINee-like music, dance, and fashion
MC: Minho, what is most SHINee-like?
Minho: Hard to describe in words, but what fans feel when five of us performed as one, “Ah, that is SHINee-like”
MC: Taemin, what do you think SHINee’s strong point? The best weapon?
(Minho whispering to Taemin and then Jonghyun whispering something)
Taemin: It’s me 😀
MC: They are young and in a very good relationship.
Key: This is how we play everyday.
Not only their dance and performance on stage, but also their good relationship may be what is so attractive about them.
All the members are living together in Korea and practicing hard. Their debut song in Japan is of course in Japanese, so they are studying Japanese very hard.
MC: Who is studying Japanese hardest?
Key: We are all studying together through dramas.
MC: Do you have your favorite Japanese singer or song?
Jonghyun: Hiraiken san. I like his lyrics.
MC: Which part do you like?
Jonghyun: I do love you.
MC: Would you sing it for us?
Key: It’s so so.
Jonghyun: Thank you so much~ Thank you~
They will release their 2nd single on August 29th. Will they be able to spread more light true to their group name?
MC: It’s a big challenge to debut in Japan. What is a challenge to SHINee?
Onew: SHINee show SHINee’s own color, so everything we show, like music, dance, and fashion, is a challenge to us. We’ll try to show good performances.
Taemin: I’ve got a personal goal. It’s my dream to do a solo concert in Tokyo Dome.
Onew: We want to do a tour of arenas.
MC: They have youth and freshness, and xx san commented, “They sing well~”
xx: Wonderful. Very fresh and new… Who in the K-pop will last to the end?
MC: That’s something to watch. I took a photo with them. This might become something of great value!
[Korean Trans Cr to taemin-aa.tistory.com | Eng Trans by jujugal]