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[V Report] EXO vs. X-EXO

  • Published : Dec 1, 2019 - 15:17
  • Updated : Dec 1, 2019 - 15:17

Broadcast dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Starring: EXO, GOT7, Jeongyeon of Twice and Bang Chan of Stray Kids

EXO, which just came out with the new album “Obsession,” released two contrasting videos of the band performing the title track.

With this album, EXO is introducing a new concept called X-EXO, the band’s evil clone. In the EXO version of the video, the band members, dressed in black military-style outfits, deliver a charismatic performance in front of chanting fans.

X-EXO (Naver V Live)
EXO (Naver V Live)

In the X-EXO version, they look totally different in sleek, colorful suits with heavy makeup complemented by piercings and chains across their faces -- expressing the band’s dangerous, darker side.

The storyline involves the EXO members fighting their evil doppelgangers from X-EXO. The two clips are competing against each other for views, and the view count will determine which one gets released first.

Watch the full videos:

GOT7 talks about “Thursday” performance

On the latest episode of GOT7’s “Hotline,” the band members talked about how they had decided to perform “Thursday” from the latest album, “Call My Name.”

The video was shot backstage on the set of MBC’s “Show! Music Core,” where the members had just finished prerecording their performance.

“During the recording, I made some mistake during my moves,” said Yugyeom. “I felt embarrassed because I am the group’s main dancer and also many people came to see us. I think that’s why I laughed.”

Jinyoung (Naver V Live)

Jinyoung shared how they had decided to perform “Thursday” during their promotion.

“When I was listening to ‘Thursday,’ it was so good and I started mapping out the choreography in my head as I was listening to the song. I came up with simple and fun moves to go with the song, (taking) inspiration from Yugyeom’s signature moves and gestures that he uses a lot.”

“The song is bright, and I thought if we put cute movements in, fans would love the song,” he said, adding that it had taken him only a day to come up with the choreography.

Watch the full video: https://www.vlive.tv/video/163269

‘The Way of Jeongyeon’

Twice member Jeongyeon had her first-ever magazine photo shoot, titled ‘The Way of Jeongyeon.”

Through a number of different concepts, Jeongyeon showed off her cute, soft side as well as her charismatic and chic style.

Jeongyeon (Naver V Live)

“Thanks to Marie Claire’s great opportunity, I had a chance to shoot this,” she said at the site. “I hope my fans will enjoy it.”

“Today, I shot freely (in a) laid-back atmosphere, and I liked it because I look natural,” said Jeongyeon. “Many fans have asked me to do a photo shoot, and I am excited to see my fans happy.”

Watch the full video: https://www.vlive.tv/video/163173

Bang Chan shares songs that make him nostalgic

Stray Kids’ Bang Chan took to V Live for his weekly solo segment “Chan’s Room,” where he recommends music and talks with viewers.

He kicked off the broadcast with the first song: “Into the Unknown” from the soundtrack of the latest Disney blockbuster, “Frozen 2.”

Bang Chan (Naver V Live)

“I haven’t watched the movie yet, but this song had a big impact on me the first time I heard it,” he said. “It’s very mysterious and marvelous.”

He continued the broadcast with “Star” by Rothy, followed by “How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You’re the One I Love,” by AKMU.

“This song is just shockingly good,” he said about the AKMU song. “It’s a good song to listen (to at) night. And this is one of the songs that makes me emotional and could make me cry if I wanted to.”

He then thought of a song that came to mind, one he’d listened to a lot back when he was living in Australia.

“This song that I am about to share is one of the songs that, for some reason, whenever I listen to it, makes me very emotional and brings me tears.”

That song was Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.”

Bang Chan also streamed Linkin Park’s “New Divide,” saying the song was another one of the songs he had listened to a lot. “He was a legend and will never be forgotten,” the musician said.

To wrap up the broadcast, his last pick was JYP Entertainment head Park Jin-young’s latest single, “Fever.”

He watched the music video and showed his reaction live to the viewers, expressing how he is in love with the song.

“This is why I love our big boss,” he said. “I really like this kind of music. I think Park PD has (an amazing) ability to turn a classic song with a modern vibe. It’s very hot.”

Watch the full video: https://www.vlive.tv/video/163333

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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