Sunday, April 19, 2009

Talent is something on which America thankfully does not hold a monopoly. Behold 12-year-old Shaheen/Shahin, who is called out on his awkward rendition of Amy Winehouse--only to be unanimously approved after his rather solid delivery of Michael Jackson's Who's Loving You:

On the other hand, we have Super Junior, the (sometimes) 239847298-member Korean group
whose choreography in their latest release 쏘리쏘리 (Sorry Sorry) could use some tweaking of sorts:

Music videos are de trop anyway. The song itself conjures up gay bars, any trendy bar in Korea, any hip store in the bustling areas of Seoul (Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Gangnam, Jamsil, Samseong)...or any younger generation-targeted store with overhead speakers in Seoul. Unfortunately this wasn't released when songs like Wonder Girls' Nobody were still nauseating those who had moved on after the first week of it having been released.

Or I'm just bitter about SG Wannabe's 라라라 (La La La) having been marginalized too quickly.

Or perhaps it's just that there needs to be a 판소리의revolution. =D

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