Five Ways To Fix K-Pop Star
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Five Ways To Fix K-Pop Star

When I first started getting into kpop back in 2012, K-Pop Star was one of my first tastes of Korean variety. Having been a longtime fan of western competition shows like X-Factor and American Idol, I was totally won over by the series’ format and the judges’ well-researched, astute criticisms. Having watched all five K-Pop … Continue reading

Great Performances: Raccoon Boys (Kim Minseok, Kim McKay, Brian Shin) – Thriller
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Great Performances: Raccoon Boys (Kim Minseok, Kim McKay, Brian Shin) – Thriller

I’m still a loyal viewer of K-Pop Star, but lament that nowadays it’s mostly solo female vocalists with nearly identical styles. To me, the show’s peak was in season two. It was the most diverse line-up, had the best winning act, and genuinely felt exciting. One of my favorite groups that year was Raccoon Boys. Horrible name, … Continue reading