Super Junior member Heechul recently chose girl group AOA as his group’s biggest rival.
On the August 30 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “Entertainment Weekly,” the members of Super Junior sat down for an interview with the entertainment news program.
During the interview, the reporter asked if there was a group that has caught their eye or seems like a threat to Super Junior. Without hesitation, member Heechul immediately responded with, “AOA,” causing everyone to burst into laughter.
It seems Heechul misunderstood the question, as he asked, “Oh, did you mean as a rival?” However, Kangin stepped in to jokingly clarify, “To Heechul, AOA really is a rival.” Heechul joked back saying, “When I see a really pretty person, I get mad,” making everyone laugh with his witty answer.
Meanwhile, Super Junior has recently made a group comeback in over two years, and is currently in the middle of active promotions with their newest title track “MAMACITA (Ayaya).”
On the August 30 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “Entertainment Weekly,” the members of Super Junior—who recently made a group comeback with “MAMACITA”—took part in an interview for the entertainment news program.
During the interview, the reporter asked the members what the key to success is for becoming a long running group like Super Junior. In response to this question, member Eunhyuk shared, “I think the way we communicate has become more diversified among the members.”
Leeteuk revealed that the biggest change in the group’s communication began with Eunhyuk. He said, “Our Eunhyuk actually never drank alcohol. He abstained from alcohol for 27 years because of his personal beliefs.” Siwon then chimed in with the exact date: “On April 7, 2012 he drank for the first time.”
Leeteuk continued, “As soon as the alcohol entered his [Eunhyuk] body, our door of communication opened up,” causing laughter.
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TAKE OUT WITH FULL & PROPER CREDITS.
- Your first japan tour ended in success.
Donghae: eunhyuk and i have been saying that we wanted to do a tour for a while so we were happy that it came true. going to many different places to meet the fans made me feel closer to them and i wanted to get on the stage more.
Eunhyuk: i think we will remember this tour forever. it was the first time with just the two of us and we got closer to the japanese fans.
- During the tour your japanese improved.
Eunhyuk: we put a lot of effort into our japanese. singing and dancing is something that we always do and when we promote as super junior we don’t have many things we are in charge of because there are many members but this time it was just us two so there were lots of things to do. but we wanted to communicate with the fans so we worked hard.
- How did you actually practice?
Donghae: we practiced by ourselves but the interpreter and staff helped us. they taught us dialects.
Eunhyuk: even for a short phrase we could tell our japanese was gradually getting better and it became fun. because of that what started out as a concert in the beginning of the tour became more of a fanmeeting with each show! the amount of talking increased (laughs)
- Other than the tour you attended events such as kansai collection and tokyo girls’ award.
Donghae: we had never performed at these kinds of events in japan so we are thankful to have been given a chance for more people to get to know us. many of our fans came to cheer for us so we wouldn’t get nervous. it gave us a lot of power and was very encouraging!
Eunhyuk: we could see the lightsticks from the stage!
Donghae: super junior’s lightstick is blue and from the stage it is very beautiful. the members and i say that we are glad to have chosen this color. (we want to see the blue ocean again so) we always say that we want to do a concert soon, that we want to meet the fans.
- You mentioned your members but what is the difference between when you promote as super junior?
Eunhyuk: because there are many members just deciding what to eat for dinner takes time. from the time someone says ‘what should we do?’ to actually doing it takes a long time. but when it’s just us two it doesn’t take time to decide and is easy probably because donghae and i are alike.
- What is the bad part?
Eunhyuk: nothing. just the two of us is enough (laughs)
Eunhyuk: since the other members weren’t with us this time i thought it would be lonely but it wasn’t (laughs) because we could meet the fans!
- Please tell us the concept for your new single ‘skeleton’.
Donghae: it’s a dance song that makes your body move while listening to it like our other songs. it has a different appeal from ‘oppa oppa’ and ‘i wanna dance’. i think it’s a song that shows how we’ve grown from our album ‘ride me’.
Eunhyuk: we actively took part in the making of it by putting in our opinions in both the song and mv so it is a song we feel attached to. we’re glad if everyone would like it.
- Why an original single in japan?
Eunhyuk: after finishing the japan tour we wanted to show how we have grown.
Donghae: we wanted to show our gratitude to the fans who came to our tour.
- Did the recording go smoothly?
Eunhyuk: we had to rap in japanese fast while being careful about the pronounciation so it was difficult before we got the hang of it but it was really fun.
- Any stories about the jacket shooting or the mv filming?
Eunhyuk: we wanted to make the image of the song easy to understand. i think shooting with golgol-chan (the skeleton) was especially impressive.
Donghae: we stayed up all night to film the mv and it took one whole day. but kangin and ryeowook came to the set and i worked hard until the end because of it.
- The two of you have known each other for fifteen years. did you learn anything new about each other during the unit activities?
Eunhyuk: we have been together for such a long time i know evrything about donghae to the extent that i wonder if it’s alright to know so much. i can predict what donghae will do. donghae is in the palm of my hands (laughs)
Donghae: (jokingly) i don’t know anything about eunhyuk. i don’t know what he is thinking (laughs)
Eunhyuk: donghae probably doesn’t get my consideration.
Donghae: i only think about what i want to think about. only about elf japan!
- Lastly give us a message.
Donghae: i’m happy to release a new single in japan and show ourselves to the fans!
Eunhyuk: please look forward to donghae & eunhyuk who will continue to grow!