Broadcast date: Sept. 16
Starring: T.O.P of BIGBANG, Jonghyun of SHINee, Junho of 2PM, Hyejeong of AOA, Younha, Eric Nam, Nell, Jang Ki-yong, Kang Seung-hyun, Cha Hun of N.Flying, Monsta X and Madtown.
T.O.P was third in line among BIGBANG members to go live one by one this month.
His 30-minute segment Wednesday, titled “Ghost: T.O.P Will Answer You,” was all about fans asking the 27-year-old star about a wide range of topics.
T.O.P appeared sitting on a chair in a dark room that gave the ambience of an old haunted castle, as he exuded mysterious charm and calling himself a ghost for the night.
During the show, he answered around 30 questions the fans threw at him. Some questions were funny, while other were serious or absurd.
“I really don’t have a girlfriend,” T.O.P said when the fans asked about his relationship status. “I know there have been many speculations, but I really don’t have one,” he emphasized that he is single, just like fellow member G-Dragon who revealed he is single during his segment two weeks ago.
“Believe it or not, I care more about personality than looks,” he said. “When I was young, I did have some fantasy, such as for long hair or for an innocent girl, but now I want to find a friend who is like-minded.”
The ideal age of the girl? “Not older than my mom and not a minor,” he said. “I don’t really care about the age.”
His Q&A show, where T.O.P tried his best to be honest and frank, attracted some 236,000 fans tuning in simultaneously and a total of 14 million “hearts,” which viewers give to show their appreciation.
Next Wednesday, Seungri will take his turn for BIGBANG’s live series at 11 p.m.
SHINee’s Jonghyun began his broadcast at 10 p.m., two hours before releasing his new solo album “Story OP.1.”
“During the music radio show ‘Blue Night,’ for which I am a disc jockey, there is a special segment within the program where I receive stories from the listeners and compose songs,” he said. “The product of the program is this album. It contains nine songs and it’s a story of ordinary people, a song you and I can identify with.”
V app viewers were the first to hear snippets of the album before it was released at midnight. “I hope the songs will comfort the listeners,” he said.
Two groups made their V app debut Wednesday — first Madtown during the special program “Rising Idol,” then seven-member Block B.
Block B turned their camera on while floating along for a special broadcast aboard a cruise. The boys had to play various games to eat dinner. Also when the night deepened, the members went up to the deck to enjoy the night view of the Han River and the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain.
The Block B guys also celebrated Zico’s birthday, which was on Monday. Zico blew the candles out on a cake that fans prepared for him. “Thank you everyone for the celebration,” said Zico.
AOA’s Hyejeong appeared for her regular show, “Fox’s Secret” at 11 p.m., where she talked about her hobbies. The starlet enjoys listening to music while walking around, watching classic movies and playing pocket billiards, which she demonstrated during the show with Yuna.
Meanwhile, an array of stars checked in Thursday, including Junho of 2PM, who talked about his upcoming solo album, and indie rock band Nell, who took the viewers to their practice session for a performance on Friday. The members played some songs and talked about their instruments.
Models Jang Ki-yong and Kang Seung-hyun appeared on the V app while they were eating dinner and brainstorming about the upcoming V broadcast for Sunday.
App regular Eric Nam appeared on a rainy day in London with his younger brother, while Younha tuned in with the fans after staging her first performance of musical “Cinderella.” Cha Hun of N.Flying and Monsta X also said hello to fans through the app.
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 Ahn Sung-mi (email@example.com)
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