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[Trans/Eng] 130121 Junsu’s Interview After Winning Two Golden Ticket Awards

[Trans/Eng] 130121 Junsu’s Interview After Winning Two Golden Ticket Awards

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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Award, Junsu, Musical, News, xia, Xiah

 

[OPINION] 130124 “Donation Culture” of Kim Junsu and his Fans, Just as Amazing as Receiving 2 Golden Ticket Awards

Kim Junsu and his fans’ donation work is just as amazing as him becoming the double award winner of the Golden Ticket Award

Kim Junsu and his fans’ donation work is just as amazing as him becoming the double award winner of the Golden Ticket Awards

Kim Junsu of JYJ has become a double award winner of the Eighth Golden Ticket Awards. Even though idol singers trying out musicals have become some sort of a trend, Junsu is unique in a sense that no one else has been as active and successful as him. An important fact here is that his receiving two awards is not a mere act of fan service to please his idol fandom.

What is interesting about the Golden Ticket Awards is that this award is to celebrate ticket power. It is an award that shows true worthiness of successful musicals in a sense that the awards are given to so-called money-generating musicals. It is interesting to see that Kim Junsu received two very specialized awards such as Male Musical Actor and Concert Musician.

JYJ Kim Junsu’s worth that dominates the musical market is simply amazing.

The Golden Ticket Awards is rather interesting because it celebrates the persons with the most ticket power on the stage. [Getting this award] is a great accomplishment because it chooses the persons that are truly vouched for and recognized by producers.

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Kim Junsu received the Popularity Award and the Best Male Lead award in 2012’s Korean Musical Awards. He really is a musical star that possesses both popularity and capabilities. A fandom may be able to work hard so that a musical actor can receive the Popularity Award. However, the Best Male Lead Award cannot be influenced by fans in that fashion. Receiving the Best Male Lead Award means that the actor has truly exhibited excellent talent as a musical actor.

Interpark, a ticket selling and distribution company, recently announced winners for the Golden Ticket Awards after they processed relevant information such as the number of tickets sold, additional points based on ranking, and on-line polls. Kim Junsu took the first place in both Musical (Male Actor) and Concert.

Kim Junsu who played the lead role of Tod in Musical ‘Elisabeth’ showed strong ticket power through his solo concerts as well as ‘Xia Ballad & Musical Concert’ that was held for 3 days at the end of December. It is only natural that he took two awards in a sense that he boasted unmatched presence in terms of ticket power.

“Kim Junsu receiving Musical Award in the Golden Ticket Award after he received the Best Male Lead Award [in the Korean Musical Awards] is evidence that he is sincere about musicals as well as possesses high box-office values.”

“It’s surprising that an idol singer took the first place in Musical. Kim Junsu proved that he is much loved by audiences of all ages.”

It was natural that compliments poured in when he received an award for ticket power on top of the Best Male Lead award. There is a saying that goes “grasshoppers only last for a season” [T/N: popularity or something/something’s dominance in one area is fleeting]. There are people who only consider musicals a quick business to generate income. There are idol singers that plunge into musicals using their popularity.

The idol singers’ advance into musicals seems to be a win-win business strategy between idols [and the musical industry]. Idols’ appearances in musicals have always been the target of criticisms because idols singers in musicals, rather than securing their place as sincere musical actors, were more about boosting ticket sales [using their popularity].

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Unlike idols who considered musicals as dabbling into musicals and leaving their marks in the industry, Kim Junsu secured his place as a true star actor in the musical market. The fact that Kim Junsu proved his value as a true musical star, not just a mean to sell more tickets, confirms once again that he should not be called a mere idol singer.

“I really received so much love this past year. I thank my fans that cheered for me every time I stood on the stage.”

“I hope the audience that was with me while I was on the stage felt happy and gained happy memories. I think the best way to repay their love for my performances and music is doing my best and performing well on the stage.” The Eighth Golden Ticket Awards double award winner Kim Junsu did not forget to thank his fans who always supported him.

Some criticized that it was unfair for people who did musicals their whole lives. Their logic is that it does not make sense that all kinds of awards, almost impossible to receive even after doing musicals the whole life, were given to Kim Junsu who debuted only a couple of years ago.

If [an actor] has no talent and skills and still receives an award, he deserves criticism. The fact that these awards that even musical actors with long careers cannot receive were awarded to Kim Junsu means that he has that much of talent and he does his best.

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What is even more interesting and meaningful than Kim Junsu receiving awards is this “donation culture”. His fans are also part of it. By donating all the gifts that poured in from all over the world for his solo concerts and musicals, he showed his quality as a star that acts together with his fans.

Rice wreaths that his fans sent Kim Junsu were sent to the underprivileged such as children who cannot afford to bring lunch to school. 2,000 briquettes that 20 families can use for one month were sent to underprivileged senior citizens who live by themselves that use briquettes but cannot afford to buy them. 6,000 egg wreaths were donated to food banks nationwide to relieve malnutrition problems among the underprivileged such as children who live by themselves without parents and senior citizens who live by themselves.

It is a beautiful thing that a star and fans come together to share what they have with their neighbors in need of help. Kim Junsu was recognized as a talented musical actor. Kim Junsu proved his top worth through awards that celebrate ticket power. Kim Junsu is a true star with both talent and skills.

And his fans that make their star even more special by actively participating in charity work makes everyone around them happy. Kim Junsu and his fans’ charity work feels even more amazing than Kim Junsu becoming a double award winner. And maybe it is because Kim Junsu and his fans seem to have beautiful souls that help the less fortunate neighbors around them.

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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Award, Junsu, Musical, News, xia, Xiah

 

[NEWS] 120920 Junsu version Elisabeth OST get 1st in Hanteo Chart after 3 days released

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[NEWS] 120920 Junsu version Elisabeth OST get 1st in Hanteo Chart after 3 days released

[NEWS] Junsu version <Elizabeth> OST get 1st in H Chart after 3 days released.

JYJ Kim Junsu particilated in <Elizabeth> Musical Special OST, released only 3 days, had already gotten First in the Yearly Hanteo Chart.

According to Hanteo Chart, accumulating the sales numbers of Korean Musical Ost from January to recently, <Elizabeth> OST had sold a total of 9100 albums gotten first within 3 days, broke a new record. This shows a huge influence of Kim Junsu.

<Elizabeth> Special OST had received alot of attention because it was Junsu’s first time participation. Included <Elizabeth> Live recording, unseen cuts of Junsu’s interview, photos etc & was receiving ethusiastic attention from fans before releasing.

Associate Personnel said ” It is very surprised to see the results of the ost getting first just within 3 days released. It wasn’t just weekly or monthly, it was yearly chart. This is the result that only Junsu able to create.”

Continued ” While Junsu’s musical talent was recognised, at the same time, the tickets of his musical always sold out! Hence, that’s why <Elizabeth> special Ost was able to attraction attention too”

In addition, Junsu had recently finished his South America tour and now is preparing for his last stop tour in Europe.

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Associate Personnel said ” It is very surprised to see the results of the ost getting first just within 3 days released. It wasn’t just weekly or monthly, it was yearly chart. This is the result that only Junsu able to create.”❤

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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in Elisabeth, Junsu, Musical, News

 

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JYJ’s Kim Junsu Named Most Powerful Idol in Musicals Three Years in a Row

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JYJ’s Kim Junsu Named Most Powerful Idol in Musicals Three Years in a Row

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JYJ’s Kim Junsu was chosen as the idol with the strongest ticket power for three years in a row.

 
The August 8 broadcast of OBS’ Unique Entertainment News lined up idols from no. 1 to 5 under the theme, ‘2012’s powerful musical idols’. The rank showed, in order, JYJ’s Kim Junsu for Elisabeth, Super Junior’s Sungmin for Jack the Ripper, B2ST’s Jang Hyun Seung for Mozart!, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun for Catch Me If You Can and 2AM’s Chang Min for La Cage Aux Folles as the idols that sold the most tickets for their musicals.

Kim Junsu, shining proud at no. 1, won two rookie awards with his musical debut in 2009. His debut piece Mozart! sold out the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and his second piece Tears of Heaven also sold out 17 performances out of its total of 20.

 
For his third piece, Elisabeth, in which he acted as the otherworldly character Tod, all 32 of the performances were sold out just 10 minutes after their tickets were made available for sale. In the meantime, with every performance, he grew little by little as his own brand, recognized for his acting and explosive vocals.
He also won the Most Popular Star Award three years in a row at the 6th Musical Awards held in June.
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Interpark Ticket-Cast says the most popular figure in the first half of this year is Kim Junsu from JYJ

 

Interpark Ticket-Cast says the most popular figure in the first half of this year is Kim Junsu from JYJ
 
 
 
Who is the most popular figure in the first half of this year?
 
 
Korean biggest online ticket seller Interpark revealed the most popular figure and performance since it launched “Ticket Cast” service last January.
 
To begin with, the most popular performer who Ticket-Cast users registered as a figure they are interested in is Kim Junsu(11,866 people). He is followed by Cho Seungwoo(10,415), Ryu Junghan, Park Euntae, Kim Sunyoung, Ok Juhyun, Infinite, Beast, and Hong Gwangho.
 
The popular performance registered as an interesting one is the musical Elizabeth(10,827 people registered), the most sensational one in the 1st half of this year. 
 
 
 
(the news that is not related to Junsu is omitted by translator)
 
 
 
 
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Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Elisabeth, Junsu, Musical, News

 

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[TRANS] 120703 Eom Hong Hyun, “There is no actor who can be like Kim Junsu

[TRANS] 120703 Eom Hong Hyun, “There is no actor who can be like Kim Junsu

 

 

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well, terlepas krn dia adalah org EMK yang memang

pada dasarnya harus memuji artis yg pernah berkerjasama dgn mereka,

bagaimanapun juga, apa yg dikatakan dia di wawancara ini

sangat berharga,

bagaimana misalnya kalau mrk menyerah dan tdk merekrut junsu di musical.

kita ngga akan tahu kemampuan junsu yang sebenarnya.

sekarang dunia entertaimen di korea sudah tau bakat sesungguhnya

seorang KIM JUNSU

tentunya ini sangat berarti

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Junsu, Musical, people said

 

[NEWS] JYJ’s Junsu successfully concludes the musical, ‘Elizabeth’

[NEWS] JYJ’s Junsu successfully concludes the musical, ‘Elizabeth’

JYJ‘s Junsu has successfully completed his third musical, ‘Elizabeth‘, amidst standing ovations and tears.

Playing the character of ‘Death’, Junsu performed a total of 32 times for the musical, selling out seats within 10 minutes of pre-sale tickets going on sale. With his history of records, stable acting, and singing talents, he’s managed to create a new name for himself as a musical actor.

Composer Sylvester Levay of ‘Elizabeth’ commented, Kim Junsu’s ability to lead each scene was amazing, and his interpretation of his character was nothing short of charming. He’s an actor who knows what perfection on stage means.

Music director Kim Moon Jung added, “I was surprised by the level of detail he put into his movements. He’s a prodigy of musicals.

For the final performance of the musical on May 2nd, Junsu commanded the stage for the entire 160 minutes, captivating the audience with his charisma. His ability to accurately express happiness, sadness, and anger brought out a standing ovation from the 1,700 audience members.

Following the completion of his performance, Junsu expressed, “I feel that it was luck that I was offered ‘Elizabeth’. It’s a personal honor for me to have created an amazing work such as this with our nation’s top stars, and I learned a lot from the experience. I’d like to thank our audience members who filled up the seats from the first day to the last.”

In related news, Junsu is currently preparing for the release of his first solo album, ‘Tarantallegra‘.

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Elisabeth, FanCams, Junsu, Musical, News, Xiah

 

[NEWS] 120410 Musical Elisabeth’s Death (Tod), a fascinating dance which invades your soul!

[NEWS] 120410 Musical Elisabeth’s Death (Tod), a fascinating dance which invades your soul!

Kim Junsu’s ‘Death (Tod)’ dominates the stage with his unique presence.

Whenever the Angels of Death with blonde hair and black wings dance their terrifyingly beautiful dance, ‘he’ will appear without fail. His sweet words of temptation with a dreamy whispered melody agitate and pierce through the listener’s heart. Like a devil, while his warm whisper ‘Only I can understand you’ is soaking through your cold and lonely heart, he steals your soul away.

The main focus in the story of musical ‘Elisabeth’ is the character Queen Elisabeth but unexpectedly, the one standing in the background of this story is ‘Death’. Having an unrestrained childhood but after a dramatic happening, Queen Elisabeth of Austria had her freedom snatched away and lived a life of a manipulated puppet. The fate of Elisabeth whose soul was tied up invisibly can be seen as a hanging marionette in a puppet show and the one who controls over the restrained soul of the Queen is indeed ‘Death’.

The composer of the musical, Sylvester Levay explained about ‘Death’ in an interview ‘A charming character who seduces the audience’. In addition, ‘He is so charming that he gives the audience a strong strength to shake off the fear of death.’ Sylvester Levay also shared a touching anecdote ‘There was a girl who was sick and afraid of death but after watching the musical, she gained back the desire to live a happy life.’ Just like what Sylvester Levay has said, the allure of ‘Death’ in this musical is fatal. How to portray such a character which is not human, beast, angel or even devil?! With the feet as fast as a hidden eagle and footsteps as sensual as a killer leopard, he comes closer and stabs his dagger to the vital point of the target.

While a beast moves its body in order to hunt for prey, ‘Death’ and his Angels dance their appealing dance in order to put the target’s forever love into Death’s hand. The fascinating dance between the party who seduces – ‘Death’ and the Angels of Death- and the party who tries to escape – Elisabeth- is paradoxically extremely beautiful and magnificent. Not only Elisabeth but even the audience fell for his dance.

Indefinable appearance is also an interesting point of the multicoloured ‘Death’. Particularly, the songs of ‘Death’ are also filled with various aspects. On the wedding day of Elisabeth and Joseph, he sings “Are you sincere with your choice? Your reverie about him is just an illusion”, then shouts out crazily “The last dance. My last dance. I will dance with you in the end. You are only mine” and shows the insane jealousy of a ‘man who fell in love’. However, while demanding Elisabeth’s son- Rudolf to rebel “What is there to hesitate. You are rescuing the world. Right now, this is fate. Only you can rescue this collapsing world”, he is an ‘evil’ who is playing with the hope of life.

The musical doesn’t build any restriction for ‘Death’. Coming from the depressing sensibility of Elisabeth, his symbolic presence also changes with Elisabeth’s state of mind; one moment, he would fill up her loneliness with love but the next moment, he desperately wants to set free every string of hope. He is a shadow who follows after Elisabeth endlessly. Also, it might be reasonable that he said to Elisabeth “Only I can understand you and give you the freedom”. ‘Death’ is no other than another self of Elisabeth that she invented in order to express the irresistible dark greed.

Being able to meet 3 different actors with 3 different colours of ‘Death’ on stage is another unconventional enjoyment in the musical ‘Elisabeth’. Having different personalities, Ryu Junghan, Kim Junsu and Song Changeui diversely interpret their own charming ‘Death’.

Specially, Kim Junsu’s ‘Death’ has received favourable comment from the audience and dominated the stage with his unique presence. Younger than other two actors, he has given an unexpected charming interpretation in response to the doubts about how he would portray a nonhuman character. Simply as a sensual and manly character, while forming a love triangle with the Emperor Joseph and Queen Elisabeth, he becomes a ‘dangerous being’ which is not woman, man, human or spirit and above that dangerous boundary, he reveals his deadly beauty.

Being neutral in between woman and man, sometimes in whispering high tone, sometimes in low tone, the seducing Kim Junsu goes back and forth in both sides and surprises the audience with his dual voice which creates a clever combination. Not belonging to any particular area, he added his unique sensibility into the bisexual allure of the transcendent ‘Death’ who attracts anything, and revived the appealing character.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Elisabeth, Junsu, Musical, News, people said

 

[REVIEW] 120409 Reviews of XiahTod on Twitter! + [Eng/Jap] Praises for JUNSU’s TOD from experts

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[Eng/Jap] Praises for JUNSU’s TOD from experts

* very proud that TOD has many positive responses *

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[REVIEW] 120409 Reviews of XiahTod on Twitter!

(@ccoccary writes music and lyrics, and translates lyrics for musicals. @nylong is a musical director)

@ccoccary: Kim Junsu, the ‘Death.’ His voice-sharp and full of harmonics-sucked up the whole theatre like a huge vacuum, carried by his movements like a leopardess. He really is an incredible person, who deserves applause and cheering. I want him to do Oscar of Rose of Versailles.(T/N: Rose of Versailles is a animations that was very very popular in Korea)

@nylong: @ccoccary Lepoadessㅎㅎ I think the Tod character in Elizabeth essentially needs to be bisexual. You shouldn’t expect eternalness to a love of a bisexual. His love equals death~

@ccoccary: @nylong He was so pretty.. I usually think it’s unattractive or weird when a man is pretty but he was fantastic!

@nylong: @ccoccary You fell in love with actor Junsu’s charm. Why don’t we dedicate(T/N: ‘dedicate’ means making a musical only for a specific actor) a musical (to him)ㅋ 3 weeks with just one character.

@ccoccary: @nylong Ku-hakhakㅋㅋㅋLet’s make a fortune firstㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋBtw I was his fan since Mozart! Such a vacuum-like actor Kimㅋㅋㅋ

@Poison_Tree I became a big fan(of Junsu) after watching Mozart! ㅋㅋHe is really suited to this role! Feels like a mix of boy+a beast from the cat family+woman? (To be honest I don’t prefer that kind of vocal but Kim Junsu makes me overpass the wall!ㅋㅋㅋ)

@ccoccary: A voice that has a lot of harmonics like Junsu sounds husky(Lee Haee, Lim Jae Bum, Lee Sora, etc). A voice is not a simple wave, but many waves overlapped, and it’s different for everyone because the distinct shape of the waves are different. Junsu’s voice is husky, and at the same time, a voice that hits like an arrow.

(@charmingmermaid is one of the ensemble of Elizabeth)
@charmingmermaid: I didn’t know well (about Junsu) because I never listened to his songs or watched his performances, and wasn’t even interested before. But I became a fan while keep listening to and watching Junsu-ssi’s performance these days. Ah..He’s really good.. I think he’s getting more suited to the role everyday. Really so beautiful~ #fb

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@ eunyshow : @ enkiJ87 I don’t know how to descirbe the feeling he is not like a human. The character of Death, which had not been right, seems to be on my hand after watching XiahTod. Diction and vocalization became better like another person. And as I watched from the front seat, characters become alive… T

@ eunyshow: Music composed by Sylvester Levay. More I listen, different tones and frequencies of vibration penetrate into weakness of human. Also, we can see how much he loves Tod from his music. XiahTod’s interpretation of the character is very interesting. Musical Elisabeth… shining stage from ensemble to the main cast.

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[@ lalalamiso is a reporter and @ babyilike is PR]

@ lalalamiso: wow wow I cannot get away from the seduction by Death of XiahTod in Elisabeth. Daebak (amazing)! It was wonderful night to spend good time with [I omit names of people]! Junsu’s mother that I met at the back stage was really pretty and thank you for giving birth an amazing son~~

@ lalalamiso: @ babyilike I am into XiahTod’s magical charm! I realized why people say/praise Junsu, Junsu. He work in harmony with OkEli, Min Youngki and Lucheni very well. I want to see it again!

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[@ jihyuk_park is a reporter]

@ jihyuk_park: XiahTod was strange but fatal. Especially when he came out wearing cotton flannel leggings in Act 2, I almost shouted out send XiahTod to figure skating. The stage with lots of effects was also fun to watch. I think all the actors and actresses were best today.

@ jihyuk_park: I thought Tod was not a human when he came out from behind the bed at the scene when he first meets Rudolf. I wondered how many actors there can be who can express the character ‘Death’ very well like him during the scene Mayerling-Walzer where he leads Rudolf to Death

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@ kelee33: Elisabeth… by Xiah Junsu and Ok Juhyeon!!! It is really charming…I…didn’t know Xiah Junsu but he is really good… ^^ pic.twitter.com/cW0Whg60

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knowing that many professionals admit Junsu’s ability on musical, make me proud.

so he’s not just a selling ticket actor, but he is  a real musical actor

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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Elisabeth, Junsu, Musical, people said, Twitter

 

[NEWS] 120331 Musical ‘Elisabeth’ is Kim Junsu’s mini concert (?)

[NEWS] 120331 Musical ‘Elisabeth’ is Kim Junsu’s mini concert (?)

JYJ member Kim Junsu’s role ‘Death’ in the musical is in the center of attention. In ‘Elisabeth’, his role is a transcendent character that follows Elisabeth around and seduces her with the desired freedom which only he can give to her.

In fact, the special characteristic of the role Tod is in the combination of songs and choreography rather than his lines in the musical. Therefore, if Kim Junsu’s acting in the role ‘Tod’ was set aside, the musical could be mistaken as a small unique musical concert.

From a soft ballad or a thrilling dance song to a sweet yet sorrowful duet, the songs flowing through his lips in each scene are painted with various colours. Even the sound of his breath seems like a poem being recited, one moment he came closer and whispered the murmurs of sweet love; the next moment he shouted and burst out like fireworks, showing the Black Devil’s allure. With a sexy and detailed choreography added up, his stage was sublimated into a supreme performance.

‘The last dance’ is the highlight of the show where the audience can feel Kim Junsu’s full energy. There is no need to include any further explanation; this scene is enough to explain why he was casted by the producers and why his ability was acknowledged by some of the greatest artists in the world like Robert Johanson or Sylvester Levay.

The superb scene which can only be seen in the combination of Kim Junsu’s ‘Tod’ and the ensemble ‘Angels of the Death’ stands out from the rest. It was a moment where not only Elisabeth but everyone in the audience fell for the allure of ‘Death’. The addictive melody and a strong performance which no one can take their eyes off for just a single moment have lifted the climax of his devotion and perfection higher.

The overwhelming ovation when Kim Junsu appears at the curtain call reminds of an actual concert. Getting up out of the seat, everyone in the audience clapped their hands while singing along or swaying their shoulders to the rhythm, and enhanced the sound intensity of the concert hall to the maximum.

After enjoying fully the climax of the show, even when the light in the hall was on, the audiences still haven’t realized that they have get up out of their seats for a good while. The excitement of the audience couldn’t fade away at all. That is the power to portray ‘Tod’ from a different dimension of the musical genius Kim Junsu.

Source: EjaNews
Translated by: Sweetiexiah of JYJ3
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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Elisabeth, Junsu, Musical, News, people said