SHINee’s Onew was the next celebrity to take on the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ but he chose to only donate rather than drench himself in cold water for health reasons.
A handwritten letter he posted onto his Twitter on August 24 explained, “I was challenged by my colleagues actor Seo Ha Joon, soccer athlete Lee Bum Young, and JACE’s vocalist Seunghyun, which is how I came to participate in the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge.’
I am currently recovering [from throat surgery], so I am greeting everyone through a donation and handwritten letter instead, but I am happy I can still participate in the campaign this way. I pray that everyone in the world fighting the disease will gain strength.”
It is no exaggeration to say that idols grow with the power of fandom. Fandom became the most important and reliable supporter for an idol. In a group with many fans, there are certain members that draw more love from their fans. They are the ones taking care of so-called “deokhoo mol-i.” (aka driving/creating devoted fans). In an idol group, there are members who take care of certain specified field such as visual, singing skills, or suited for TV shows. A number of fans become interested to a group starting from the most renowned member, move onto knowing all members, and focus on to the “deokhoo mol-i” member. Deokhoo (fans) creating members, who have attractions that cannot be avoided because they are stickier than an ant hole and deeper than the black hole according to their fans, are gathered here.
Many say SHINee begins with Taemin and Minho then stays with Onew. Onew(溫流) as his name means, he is a fruit of smooth and warm charmings. Eyes with single eyelid that are slightly drooped, flawless white skin, and face that reminds of tofu and mochi, Onew receives biased love from deokhoos. Recently Onew lost weight, receiving a critique that tofu style appearance has vanished a bit but his bright smile and honey-like voice still remains. With warm look and smile that associate good looking sen-pai, Onew attracts high school girls who have romance toward university life and college girls who want vicarious satisfaction. Onew’s ability to drag deokhoos goes beyond borders. Not only Korean fans but also Japanese fans appeal to Onew-ache saying “Onew’s white front teeth are attractive” or “Squish Onew.”
With external charming points that attracts deokhoos, Onew buys maternal affection from fans with slightly clumsy and sloppy words and behaviors. Also in SBS’s Law of Jungle, the side of Onew where he eats anything very well gave assurance to his fans of “That’s my boy” and that developed cooking skills of fans.
1. Be sweet – in an interview with a Ceci Magazine she mentions Onew as good choice to have a duet with.
2. Vanilla Acoustic – one of the member of this trio band, Sung Ah says Onew’s voice is good.
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SM the Ballad’s Love Song Is Good… But What Is It Missing?
SM the Ballad’s 2nd album Breath is a collaboration ballad album of SM Entertainment singers. It’s their second album, which they released after their first album release 4 years ago in 2010.
Like Us on Facebook Proven vocalists Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, SHINee’s Jonghyun, Super Junior’s Yesung, f(x)’s Krystal, EXO’s Chen, Chinese rookie Zhang Li Yin, and Super Junior-M’s Zhou Mi lent their voice to the making of this ballad album.
The album contains a total of 10 songs, including the instrumental intro “Dear,” as well as Japanese and Chinese tracks. So actually there are 5 new songs on this album. Even still, since different artists sang the versions in Japanese and Chinese, the songs will have different feels to them.
Most of SM’s trendy songs have been works of foreign composers. However, excluding “Breath” and “A Day Without You,” the entire album was produced in Korea, meaning that local composers were chosen to express emotions and lyrics. If the ballad genre is too contrived, it could have a negative effect, so it’s good that they’ve made this decision.
Nevertheless, traces of calculative dance song making formulas still remain in “Breath.” Even though SM’s all-star vocalists participated in the album, it was lacking in a sense that the singers weren’t able to show off their talents 100%.
SM used the strategy of staggering the song releases in order to build up curiosity and anticipation for the album. However, considering the big ranks of the singer involved, the album didn’t show great power on the music charts. (On the other hand, the initially unanticipated duet “Some” by Junggigo and Soyou stood at number 1.)
If anything, SHINee Onew’s single “Moonlight” is noteworthy. Just like Taeyeon’s “If,” it’s a song that is not very SM, but is doing surprisingly well. It’s nice to have a set style, but sometimes it could be a better idea to let the singers do their own thing. After all, they’re too established to just get a passing grade with their songs now. They should be blowing expectations out of the water. This album was good, but no great, and definitely could have been much, much better.
SHINee is shining in various areas as well as in the K-pop world. SHINee has already proved their power in the K-pop world with their fifth mini album ‘Everybody’. Each member of SHINee has his own personality. Min-ho is appearing onMBC’s drama series ‘Medical Top Team’ as an actor while Tae-min is appearing on MBC’s variety show ‘We Got Married’ as a manly man. Jong-hyun and Key are expanding their area of interest into songwriting and musical, respectively.
The leader Onew of SHINee, which marks the fifth anniversary of its debut this year, played a big part in each member being active in various areas. Onew’s gentle but sometimes charismatic leadership has led the team to be in the current position. Then, what is Onew’s own leadership like? In 2010, SHINee said conditions of a good leader in an interview with KBS2’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’. Onew turned out be have all conditions such as responsibility, eloquence, charisma, spirit of self-sacrifice, and handsome face. Today’s ‘Let’s Meet SHINee’ take a close look at Onew’s leadership based on the conditions of a good leader put forth by the SHINee members.
# Condition of a good leader 1 – charisma
When you hear the word ‘leader’, a man with a strong charisma usually comes to your mind. When SHINee debuted, people mistakenly saw Jong-hyun as a leader due to his powerful vocal style and fierce eyes. However, the leader of SHINee was Onew, the oldest member. Onew, who reminds one of ‘gentleness’ from his name to his appearance, had gentle leadership. Onew respects the other members. He listens to their ideas instead of forcing them to listen to him. Onew said, “I accept anything. If not, I was stressed out. I never tell them to do something as I say.”
# Condition of a good leader 2 – responsibility
Just because Onew respects and trusts the other members does not mean that he neglects them. In their early days, he had a hard time as a leader with a heavy sense of responsibility. Onew spoke about his feelings honestly on MBC Music’s ‘SHINee’s One Fine Day’ aired early this year. He said, “I felt a sense of pressure to think that I should lead this team for at least a couple of years.” In an interview Onew had when he debuted, he revealed such sense of responsibility by saying, “I want to be a good leader for the other members who are good to me” or “I hope to be a leader who can ride through difficulties together.”
# Condition of a good leader 3 – spirit of self-sacrifice
Onew neither tries to stand out nor forces his ideas into the other members. Tae-min said, “Onew does not tell us what to do in a certain situation, but he tells us to follow what we think is right.” The remark demonstrates Onew’s sense of self-sacrifice where he steps back for others instead of taking a forceful attitude. The same goes to music. Onew has a clean and neat voice while Jong-hyun has a powerful voice with high techniques. Onew’s gentle voice backs up Jong-hyun’s outstanding voice. That is how SHINee’s music can be complete. When Min-ho and Tae-mina engage in individual activities, Onew just supports them. “I am such an optimist. I do not have a sense of competition against the other members or other teams. I just have curiosity. I am not jealous. I am not in a hurry.”
# Condition of a good leader 4 – eloquence
Eloquence is important since a leader speaks on behalf of his team in a TV program or an interview. Onew’s eloquence has already been revealed in several variety shows. In 2010, Onew debuted as a host of a variety show through KBS2’s ‘Ya Haeng Seong’ where he also succeeded to create his image as a ‘god of Takbam’. Producer Cho Seung-wook, who selected Onew as a host, praised him by saying, “Using Onew for the host was a successful challenge.” He hosted MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’ for about 9 months together with Min-ho, Miss A’s Suzy and Tiara’s Ji-yeon. He deserves a passion mark for an eloquent leader.
# Condition of a good leader 5 – handsome face (?)
Onew mentioned ‘a handsome face’ as a condition of a good leader. In fact, Onew is not a flower boy type, but has a pure and boy-like face. His single eyelid and smiley face are tender and sweet. The soft image gave him the nickname ‘Tofu Leader Onew’. His appearance has a great effect on his image as a gentle leader. However, his thin and long eyes and sharp face line seem to show Onew’s strong sense of responsibility and spirit of self-sacrifice. No words are needed any more. The pure and sexy guy Onew has a good-looking face.
Most of all, what drove Onew’s gentle leadership to shine was strong trust among the SHINee members. They chose Onew as a person whom they seek advice from when they are in trouble. Onew said that he now relies on the other members instead of being concerned about being a good leader. In an interview, Onew said, “I tended to keep my story to my mind when I was having a tough time since I am a leader who is responsible for everything. As the oldest member of the team, I did not want to worry the younger members. These days, however, I started to share my story with them. They are a great help and even lead me.” There was Onew behind the completed boy band SHINee.
‘Royal Villa’ chic onew, great acting, ‘rediscovery of the idol’
Onew’s acting was totally a blown away in Korea. There were 4 articles about it, I give you the summary:
SHINee’s onew acting in Royal Villa doesn’t seem at all from a rookie. With onew’s chic look and high depth of acting, you can’t believe the fact that it’s his first comedy acting challenge. Reviewers reviewed the sitcom/onew’s acting by saying the acting is flawless and as a singer but also as an actor he is smooth. His acting was well-received by reviewers.
Cr: osen news
In another news we have:
“SHINee member onew is expected to get more popular with acting”
Praising onew’s acting again and we also have broadcast netizens comment. “It’s better than expected, this idol has incredible acting skills”, “this idol is not only a singer, but also has acting skills”, “Seems to acted as much as I need to give recognition (This netizen waited for enough episodes to be aired and finally acknowledged onew’s acting)”.
“Despite onew being a singer, but he appeared far more than expectations and is attracting attention to his growth as an actor. Looking forward for more growth/exposure as an actor”
Credit for trans: 0new_kpoplove