• eboy07

    Oh come on this is nothing new in X Factor. Even if the new group wins then thats it nothing more will happen whit them. Pretty funny just that there is some noticeable  attention about groups you guys had the feeling to bring SNSD into the picture. And wait what Earth Wind And Fire????????

  • Gnattie

    I don’t watch the X-Factor but I haven’t heard of InTENsity at all. I live in America. If they were famous and popular, wouldn’t I hear about them, at school or on the internet? I never watched American Idol but I did hear about all the contestants.
     
    I think InTENsity is most likely a sign that groups are being more accepted, but I don’t think that means that Kpop will be accepted. There’s also a boy band TV show on Nick called “Big Time Rush” and it’s been airing for years but people still don’t respect boy bands or girl groups. There are several things going against Kpop and one of the biggest things is that it’s BUBBLE pop. In America, bubble pop is primarily listened to by tweens. Young girls and boys that aren’t old enough to have a proper taste in music. I used to be one. The New York Times actually reviewed the SMTown concert in a very sarcastic manner. The little review was called “The Korean Pop Machine, Running on Innocence and Hair Gel,” and Kpop was compared to Justin Bieber in it. That’s pretty much who will most likely be attracted to Kpop, Beliebers as well as Disney star fans, and they might not like it because it’s in a different language. If I’m not mistaken, Beliebers and Disney star fans tend to be tweens, and tweens aren’t known for liking foreign or unmaintream (word? Made it up lol) music. Solo artists will always reign supreme in the US.

    Just my thoughts.

    • http://twitter.com/no1Salope Riley Davis

      In all fairness the live shows have just started on Xfactor (and InTensity) have done very well. I think the point of the article was just talking about the size of the group, because thats all the news sites (that report on xfactor) keep talking about. Also its very unlikely that Kpop artists will be seen as anything more than bubble-gum pop in the US. If they want to be taken more seriously they will have to actively change their image like Rihanna did-remember her initial image was very sweet and manufactured. There is nothing wrong however in being compared to Justin Bieber though, he’s a worldwide star, sells out tours and has pulling power. Last time I checked a lot of Kpop doesn’t sound that much different from Bieber. But I get what you mean!!

    • http://twitter.com/no1Salope Riley Davis

      In all fairness the live shows have just started on Xfactor (and InTensity) have done very well. I think the point of the article was just talking about the size of the group, because thats all the news sites (that report on xfactor) keep talking about. Also its very unlikely that Kpop artists will be seen as anything more than bubble-gum pop in the US. If they want to be taken more seriously they will have to actively change their image like Rihanna did-remember her initial image was very sweet and manufactured. There is nothing wrong however in being compared to Justin Bieber though, he’s a worldwide star, sells out tours and has pulling power. Last time I checked a lot of Kpop doesn’t sound that much different from Bieber. But I get what you mean!!

  • http://twitter.com/MrMorgendorffer Jay Kay

    Eboy07, The fact that you don’t know who Earth wind and fire is proves that you absolutely know NOTHING about the history of pop music or pop culture.

    SNSD was brought into the picture because they are both groups that are similar in size and that will probably do similar sounding music. This is fairly UNCOMMON in America which is exactly what the Author was trying to point out. If a group like this can’t become popular on their own turf, what makes you think a group from a completely different country and culture will find success?

    If InTENsity does win over the American public, then it gives a better chance for a group like SNSD to find some success here.

    It’s really not that hard people, get it together and open up your mind to a different view point.Get out of that “OH NOEZ! AMERICUN MUZICK! BAD BAD ICK!” cuz in reality, let’s face it. The stuff we listen to from Korea is NOT that much better so don’t bother putting it on a pedestal.

    • eboy07

      Oh come on you are speaking out of your  ass.
      My point was even if inTensity would win or not you cannot compare it whit SNSD no matter how you look at it. SNSD is different. No the whole situation is different. Come on now. Even if InTensity would do a serious crack it would still be the same. Yoy guys sure are hoping that after that  SNSD would have a higher chance of a bigger American audience. But i see it differently nothing will change its just a predicton what seoulbeat thought but its not relevant.

      And i dont know who Earth Wind And Fire is?????
      Oh screw you you muppet seriously. I was just  surprised of such an article that they had to brought the group on this article for just showing that they had 9 members. Sorry but this article is pretty much pointless. I know that  both groups that are similar in size and that will probably do similar sounding music that still is uncommon in America but my point is that it wont change anything.
      SNSD would simply not fit into the American audience. Even whit all those examples of older groups and what a current group is doing now in Xfactor i dont see it happening whit Seoulbeat prediction. SNSD might has an higher chance of grapping an teenie weenie audience just as the wondergirls.

      Real talk.

      • http://twitter.com/MrMorgendorffer Jay Kay

        “Real talk” learn how to better form your sentences,spell correctly and actually make sense.

        Do I like SNSD? No. In fact I can’t stand them. However, the point that was trying to be made was that groups are no longer what is considered HOT in America. The situation is not as different as you think, the only difference is that one group is trying to win over the American public by tv performances every week and the other is trying to do it by reaching their fan base that they already have here and beyond.

        It’s baffling how you are pointing the finger saying Seoulbeats and I are talking out of our asses but you are failing to realize the main point. Groups, let alone POP groups of this size, are gonna have their work cut out for them as far as getting some recognition. 

        If you STILL don’t get it, then I don’t know what else to say to you. As a matter of fact, I don’t think it’s something you DON’T get, it’s more like something you refuse to accept.

        • eboy07

          Again you are getting whit the recognition. In the end it wont matter anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, Intensity is a good example, but really I doubt groups can make it back in the US without being actually talented. Pop in itself as a genre is looked down upon due to the fact that it’s assumed to produce below average music.  If SNSD want to make it, they’re going to have to start with companies like Disney, and quite frankly they’re wayy too old for Disney.  And you forget the members of Intensity are much younger than the kpop girls. You can’t sing aegyo while wearing mini skirts. Sorry girls!

    Plus Americans aren’t ever going to import talent that can be manufactured here. SM will really need to work on differentiating SNSD, or they’ll just be another girl group that attracts lechers, and pervs.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, Intensity is a good example, but really I doubt groups can make it back in the US without being actually talented. Pop in itself as a genre is looked down upon due to the fact that it’s assumed to produce below average music.  If SNSD want to make it, they’re going to have to start with companies like Disney, and quite frankly they’re wayy too old for Disney.  And you forget the members of Intensity are much younger than the kpop girls. You can’t sing aegyo while wearing mini skirts. Sorry girls!

    Plus Americans aren’t ever going to import talent that can be manufactured here. SM will really need to work on differentiating SNSD, or they’ll just be another girl group that attracts lechers, and pervs.

  • eboy07

    I am gonna say this one last time.
    inTENsity as a group ok pretty chil that they are gonna make some recognition.
    But i dont know who came up whit the idea like hey then that means that SNSD has an higher chance of succeed. Since when does a group from Xfactor decides whenever an foreign group like SNSD might achieve succes? Groups existed longer in Xfactor then SNSD had their final succes whit GEE.

  • eboy07

    I am gonna say this one last time.
    inTENsity as a group ok pretty chil that they are gonna make some recognition.
    But i dont know who came up whit the idea like hey then that means that SNSD has an higher chance of succeed. Since when does a group from Xfactor decides whenever an foreign group like SNSD might achieve succes? Groups existed longer in Xfactor then SNSD had their final succes whit GEE.

  • Anonymous

    Thiss article depresses me. In so many ways, mostly because it highlights the fact we all don’t want to face: Neither SNSD, or any other group we may be fans of in k-pop will make in America. Not now, not next year, not even the year after that.
    It’s surpremely rare for a musician (much less an IDOL- yeah try explaining that to anybody who believes in Christianity) that is not a native English speaker to achieve success in America. Forget about dominating the music scene, not even Shakira couldn’t do that forever.
    Plus, when coming over to the music scene, most music audiences like to see the artists to incl ude themselves in the song, whether it be their story or their background. Unfortunately, South Korean culture is not the most globally appealing, or the most familliar. In fact, if one culture was the most random one to say in America, I do believe it would be Korean, mostly because nothing is known about it in America. Even then, SNSD is manufactured pop, through and through.  There are other reasons but I’m tired now so Ill add the others tomorrow.

  • becky

    I actually watch x factor Uk, (mainly because Kelly Rowland Is a judge there this year) but I haven’t watched the U.s version, my point is in the Uk no groups have actually ever won X factor, even though this is my first time watching it, I can see why. Even though bands are  making a come back in the UK. I’m not a huge fan of any of them though, like “saturdays” I think are the most similar to snsd or wondergirls, but not music stylewise. I don’t know if Kpop could make it in the UK right now, if they can I haven’t seen them any sign of them

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