Kpop deja vu: Wonder Girls, T-ara and Supernova

Is this kpop deja vu: Wonder Girls, T-ara and Supernova in the news at the same time?!?

What year is it? It feels like I’m back in 2009? It seems way too familiar.

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Back in 2009 the Wonder Girls were in the news because SunMi was leaving the group to finish her education and Sun was getting married. It was really big news back then, first of all because the Wonder Girls were trying to break the American market, and second because they were the top girl group in kpop.

Wonder Girls with SunMikpop deja vu: Wonder Girls, T-ara and Supernova

I admit I was really heartbroken back then, because I really loved them (as a group, as individuals, for their songs and concept).

Now, Sun is officially withdrawing from the group to focus on her married life and SoHee because she is pursuing an acting career. The Wonder Girls will be left with 4 members for their comeback (I’m guessing no new members will be added this time!). It’s great to see SunMi back with the others and it’s even more awesome to see them make a comeback. But, Sun was the voice behind Wonder Girls (I know there’s still YeEun and SunMi with great vocals) and SoHee was the charm.

The teasers for the Wonder Girls comeback have started coming out. The concept is incredibly different from the vintage/retro/cute concepts they had before. I’m guessing it was time for them to grow up and show the kpop scene that they’ve matured. Truthfully, I’m not sure what to expect just by watching SunMi teaser.

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Then we have the long awaited Korean comeback for T-ara. Ever since the incident with Hwayoung, the girls of T-ara have been more or less inactive on the Korean scene. But, they were busy promoting abroad, either in China or Japan. Their popularity hasn’t decreased at all. IMO they are one of the top Korean groups. They are versatile, talented (both in singing and in acting) and have that thing that very few idols have: staying power.

kpop deja vu: Wonder Girls, T-ara and Supernova

They will be making a comeback at the beginning of August. Around the same time as the Wonder Girls.

Back in 2009, they were really hitting it big with one of my favorite songs: Time To Love. This was a collaboration with the guys from Supernova.

I would LOVE to see another collaboration between the two groups. While, Supernova is almost unknown on the Korean scene, they are pretty active and famous in Japan. They are one of the first Korean groups to break the Japanese market, make it big and keep their fame. They are also pretty low profile and I haven’t heard any scandal regarding them. They are like the perfect boy group.

kpop deja vu: Wonder Girls, T-ara and Supernova

They will be making an appearance at a very important event this year, and they will also have a Japanese comeback in September.

As usual, it’s really hard to keep an eye on Supernova. The only way you can keep track of them is by visiting the fan cafes or the fan forums. The news websites, rarely mention them. Which is a pity!

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This truly feels like a kpop deja vu: Wonder Girls, T-ara and Supernova for me. Makes me feel nostalgic actually. My 3 favorite groups are in the news (some are getting more attention than the others), but it feels great nonetheless.

HA:TFELT (Yenny) “Ain’t Nobody” Teaser Video

I really do miss the Wonder Girls and their cute songs. It’s such a pity that they’ve each gone their separate ways.

On the other hand I am happy to see them grow and each taking different directions. So far, SunMi was the only one that made a music comeback. But, it seems that Yenny will also make a comeback, and this will be happening pretty soon.

The teaser is already out.

She changed her stage name to HA:TFELT (to distinguish herself from the Wonder Girls days). I can’t wait for her album to come out.

Source: AllKpop

T-ara’s HyoMin and EunJung

HyoMin and EunJung recently appeared on “Immortal Song 2” with a cover of Tae Jin Ah‘s “Not Anyone Can Love“. It’s a very nice cover and it reminds me why I love T-ara as a kpop group.

The main reason why I like T-ara is their killer voices. And from the total of 6 members my favorite are EunJung, HyoMin and SoYeon (in that order). In fact, I consider that they are the vocal power behind T-ara. It’s really annoying that whenever there is a comeback, their main song is a “catchy” repetitive song that loses his appeal after the first 2-3 weeks.

I hope that on the next comeback they will make a song that won’t focus on visuals but more on their vocals.

Source:  allkpop