[TRANSLATION] 121230 JYJ Kim Junsu, Receives Great Response For Solo Ballad Concert…”The Best Vocalist”

[TRANS] 121230 JYJ Kim Junsu, Receives Great Response For Solo Ballad Concert…”The Best Vocalist”

On 29 December, JYJ member Kim Junsu held his Musical & Ballad concert at the COEX D Hall, a solo concert of 120 minutes together with an all-live orchestra.

Kim Junsu, who released his first solo album “Tarantallegra” this year, and successfully completing his world tour this year, worked perfectly with the live orchestra this time. The musical chorus and grandeur of the orchestra helped to recreate his musical stage, and he also performed ballads from his album as well as popular OST songs together with the band and pop chorus.

During this concert, Kim Junsu’s emotional and powerful vocals touched the hearts of the audiences, as they cheered and clapped loudly below the the stage.

Kim Junsu said, “Mozart! is the piece that allowed me to stand on the musical stage, and also gave me my first award in the musical industry, which means a lot to me. Through Mozart!, I was able to gain inspiration.” He also performed numbers from his various musicals in the past 3 years such as “Tears of Heaven” and “Elisabeth.” Also, Junsu performed a “Tears of Heaven” stage with musical actress Kim So Yeon, who was also his co-star in “Elisabeth,” and received much applause.

An orchestra personnel said, “To perform in an all-live concert together with an orchestra is relatively difficult, but Junsu has done an admirable job. His exceptional vocal ability which worked well to lead the band and orchestra, and he can really be considered as the best vocalist. He also performed the acoustic version of “Tarantallegra” together with the orchestra, showing off his charms to the fullest and received an enthusiastic response from the audience. I’m happy that his sincerity can be felt by the audience.”

This concert will be held at COEX until 31 December.

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Thank you for an enthusiastic, sincere Birthday video. Early Happy Birthday Duckie, Ahem…Mr. Xia Junsu. What a wonderful, productive year. 😉 Happy Holidays. <3

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[News] 121122 JYJ Kim Jun-Su is Having a Ballad Concert with Orchestra in December

[News] 121122 JYJ Kim Jun-Su is Having a Ballad Concert with Orchestra in December

Kim Jun-Su of JYJ is going to have a unique solo concert in December.

C-Jes Entertainment announced on 22nd that, “Kim Jun-Su is going to have ‘2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra’ in December.”

The concert has a unique concept that everything including orchestra, band and chorus are all performed 100% lively, and there will be some ballad songs from Kim Jun-Su’s drama OSTs and the musicals he appeared such as ‘Mozart’ and ‘Elizabeth’.

Kim Jun-Su who was rewarded with Popular Star Award for 3 consecutive years from Korea Musical Awards with the musicals ‘Tears From Heaven’, ‘Mozart’ and ‘Elizabeth’ recently released his solo album ‘Tarantallegra’ and English single ‘Uncommited’, and had solo World Tour.

An official of the concert said, “It’s possible because it’s Kim Jun-Su who is highly skilled. The concert was produced to strengthen Kim Jun-Su’s attractive voice, and it’s going to be a unforgettable gift for his fans.”

Meanwhile, Kim Jun-Su is going to have ‘2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra’ at D Hall in COEX in Seoul for 3 days, from 29th to 31st. [Photo=C-Jes Entertainment]

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Translation 111117 Kim Junsu Wins Popularity Award At “Korea Musical Awards

[TRANS] 111114 Kim Junsu Wins Popularity Award At “Korea Musical Awards,” Feels That Award Is “Very Meaningful”

JYJ’s Kim Junsu has won the popularity award two years in a row.

On 14 November, at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, the 17th Korea Musical Awards ceremony was held.

This ceremony was hosted by singer-actor Lee Hyun Woo as well as SBS announcer Yoo Hye Young, and was broadcast live on SBS starting at 5.13pm

This day, Kim Junsu and Yoon Gong Ju were awarded the Popularity awards. Both of them appeared together in the musical “Tears of Heaven.” This is Kim Junsu’s second consecutive year to be winning the popularity award.

Kim Junsu said, “Firstly, I want to say thank you for giving me such a precious award. I feel that the passion and strength that is put in by the actors and staff for the sake of the audiences, is the strength of a musical, and that is the greatest charm we want to show in every performance.”

Following which, he said, “After last year, I want to express my gratitude for being able to appear again, and to receive an award this year.”

Kim Junsu also said, “I’m not sure when it started, but despite having objective numerical evidence, we were unable to get a fair review, and to suffer from this was something that made me very sad. To be able to stand here today bears great meaning. To all the audiences  and fans who laughed with me, and cried with me through every single performance,  thank you,” ending his acceptance speech.

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[Information] 111111 Junsu To Attend 17th Korean Musical Award

[Info] 111111 Junsu To Attend 17th Korean Musical Award

Kim Junsu: 17th Korean Musical Award
14 November 2011 (Monday), Olympic Hall
Live broadcast by SBS from 5.20pm onwards

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[TRANS] 111103 ‘The Korea Musical Awards’ To Air Live On SBS, “The Finale Will Be Completely Unexpected”

‘The Korea Musical Awards’, which has lived through Korea’s history of musicals, will be holding its 17th awards ceremony this year.

‘The 17th Korea Musical Awards’ will feature Renaissance man Lee Hyun Woo and SBS anchorwoman Yoo Hae Young as its hosts and will be aired lived on SBS from 5:20pm on the 14th of November.

The awards ceremony this year has a total of eighteen categories that are the Best Musical Award, the Best Foreign Musical Award, the Best Director Award, the Best Producer Award, the Best Script Award, the Best Actor Award, the Best Actress Award, the Best Composer Award, the Best Music Award, the Best Supporting Actor Award, the Best Supporting Actress Award, the Best Choreography Award, the Best Staging Techniques Award, the Best Male Newcomer Award, the Best Female Newcomer Award, the Best Ensemble Award and the Most Popular Actor/Actress Award.

The stars who are drawing the most attention are Song Chang Ui and Lisa, who are currently in a relationship, as they’ve been nominated for the Best Actor and Actress Award respectively for their roles in ‘Gwanghwamun Love Song’ while Cha Ji Yeon, who is famous for being ‘Lim Jae Bum’s woman’ has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Please Look After Mom’.

Also, many are curious to see if JYJ’s Kim Junsu, who became a hot topic for his roles in ‘Tears of Heaven’ and ‘Mozart!’ this year, will win the Most Popular Actor Award for the second consecutive year.

A gala show event will be held by Korea’s most representative musical actors. Through seven unique performances, they plan to captivate the audience members, their fellow actors and the viewers at home.

A celebratory performance is currently being prepared with more than 200 staff members, 80 musical actors and a 20 member orchestra, promising to give the most extravagant performance ever in the history of the awards ceremony.

A representative of the awards ceremony confidently declared that the finale stage, which brings together everyone who attended the ceremony, will have a theme that is completely unexpected to produce an amazing performance.

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[News] 111028 Kim Junsu (Xiah Junsu) Starring In 3rd Musical

[News] 111028 Kim Junsu (Xiah Junsu) Starring In 3rd Musical

Kim Junsu (Xiah Junsu), member of the idol group JYJ, will be starring in his third musical.

Kim Junsu, who left a deep impression with his singing and acting abilities through the musicals [Mozart!] and [Tears of Heaven], has been casted as the character who personifies ‘Death’ in the first Korean musical production of [Elisabeth], which will take place next year. The role ‘Death’ plays is one which seduces and draws Elisabeth to her fate through a predestined love.

Having increased exceptional love and interest of the public towards the musical scene, there has been a triple casting as he will work with musical actors Ryu Jung Han and Song Chang Eui.

Ok Ju Hyeon, singer turned musical actress, and Kim Sun Young will play the role of ‘Elisabeth’.

Also, playing the role of narrator ‘Lucheni’ in the musical are Kim Su Yong, Choi Min Chul and Park Eun Tae. Lee Seung Hyun will also be making his debut as a musical actor through the role of ‘Rudolf’, son of ‘Elisabeth’. Taking on the role of ‘Emperor Franz Joseph’ are Yoon Young Seok and Min Young Ki, with Lee Tae Won playing the role of ‘Sophie’, mother-in-law of ‘Elisabeth’.

The musical ‘Elisabeth’ was unveiled to the world for the first time in Vienna, Austria, in 1992, and depicts the life of the last Empress Elisabeth of the House of Hapsburg in Austria.

It will be performed for the first time in Korea next year, from 9 February to 13 May, at Blue Square, Hannam-dong.

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Translation 110715 “Tears of Heaven” is The No. 3 Most Influential Musical in Attracting Foreigners — and What is No. 1?

[Trans] 110715 “Tears Of Heaven” Is The No. 3 Most Influential Musical In Attracting Foreigners – And What Is No. 1?

“Xiahzart” Kim Junsu has once again proven this year that he is the leading man in the hallyu musical scene.

Interpark revealed that for the first half of this year, among the top 5 musicals in Korea that attracted the most foreign visitors, Kim Junsu’s “Mozart!” and “Tears Of Heaven” took 1st and 3rd place respectively.

In this ranking, the project that attracted the most attention was “Tears Of Heaven.”

Composed by world famous musician Frank Wildhorn, and directed by Gabriel Barre, who won numerous awards for “Memphis,” “Sweeny Todd” and others, “Tears of Heaven” was a hot topic before it even started its run. However, due to its simple storyline and unconvincing setting, it was criticised as having “limited creativity” and being “an imitation “Miss Saigon.””

During then, there were critics that said “this musical is about a man who is looking for a pure love and humane “Korean Romance,” and although it has touching and emotional music as well as a creative stage, the weak plot is regrettable.”

A musical that seemed to lack a sense of completion and reality, “Tears Of Heaven” managed to take 3rd place in the foreign audience ranking. If not for “hallyu star” Kim Junsu, this would not have been possible.

Kim Junsu injected life into the simple storyline, and improved upon the sense of completion of the entire musical. His outstanding voice and mature acting skills enchanted the audiences. If not for him, this musical would have been normal, and not as spectacular as it had become.

The promotion for “Tears of Heaven” is especially meaningful because it is the only local (Korean) production that was recognised as having the highest foreign audience. In this reality where adapted musicals are the mainstream, it introduces the foreign audiences to an original Korean creative musical, which is a considerable gain.

To ensure the project’s quality and audience numbers, Kim Junsu is diligent when choosing projects to work on and participate in, and has earned praise for this. His choice to participate in a local creative production, and the energy he gradually injected into the musical is imaginable.

With Kim Junsu spearheading it, the growth of the musical hallyu wave looks positive. Musical production companies who are targeting the gradually growing crowd of foreign audiences have expressed that they will be expanding on the promotional efforts for the foreign crowd.

“There have always been audiences from countries like Japan, China and others that have come to watch hallyu stars, but that was before Kim Junsu showed his true power. And now he is the top sell-out guarantee in musicals.”

It is truly impressive that both of Kim Junsu’s projects were ranked as 1st and 3rd for the highest number of foreign audiences.

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Translation 110712 Defying Castle Walls In Search of Golden Star Xiahzart

[Trans] 110712 Flipping Over Castle Walls In Search of Golden Star Xiahzart

To Kim Junsu, the musical “Mozart!” was an unforgettable performance he has had. During the earlier half of 2010, he had no activities since he had left TVXQ. When he was offered to act in a musical, he had wanted to reject the role, as he was worried about being in the unfamiliar musical industry. He tried to put himself in Mozart’s shoes. Mozart went with his father’s wishes, and travelled from Salzburg to Vienna, just to write music for the archbishop. Even though he was a genius, and lived a luxurious life, but that made him fell into deep misery and unfortunate.

The scene where Mozart left Vienna, flipping the high castle walls in search of the “golden star”, he finally lived for himself, and not for his father. Kim Junsu was moved by the song “Why can’t you love me”, sung by Mozart.

Finally, Kim Junsu found himself familiar to the singing and acting techniques in a musical; he perfectly displayed Mozart’s character. He felt blessed, even though he was tired. The audience was also much affected as they watched his performance; when Kim Junsu played the contradicting character of music genius Mozart, the audience laughed together with the happy Mozart, and teared when Mozart cried. When the stage curtains fell each time, the audience would do a standing ovation. This year, during the curtain call in “Mozart!”, he was reminded of that unforgettable moment he had during last year’s performance. The popular idol star Xiah Junsu has successfully transformed into musical star Kim Junsu.

Currently, Kim Junsu, who has performed “Mozart!” twice, is ambitious. Also being a member of JYJ, he would like to try acting in dramas and movies. He would be performing in another musical, which would be different from “Mozart!” and “Tears of Heaven”, and hopes that he would still be able to keep up with his dance steps. He hopes to take a step at a time, in achieving his own goals.

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Translation 110628 Actress Park Hae Mi Praised Kim Junsu’s Performance In Musicals

[Trans] 110628 Actress Park Hae Mi praised Kim Junsu’s performance in musicals‏

On 24th of the broadcast of QTV’s Su Mi Ok, Park Hae Mi shared a lot of her stories from her family history to her acting life.

Determined Park Hae Mi who has her own unique area on the musical stage, upon MC Kim Jung Min’s question of “There are many musical actors who debuted as idols, but who is the one that is talented and is strong in his/her performance?”, she replied, “Kim Junsu.”

JYJ member Kim Junsu’s musicals “Mozart”, “Tears of Heaven” etc, showcased his extreme potentials through the portrayal of these musicals.


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Translation 110414 JYJ’s Junsu The Arrival Of The…

Translation: 110414 JYJ’s Junsu, The Arrival Of The New Prince Of Musicals

“The only place that took me in when no one else would was the musical industry. It gave me the opportunity to perform for the first time in a musical during troubled times.”

JYJ’s Kim Junsu(24) is the symbol of ‘musicaldols’ (musical+idols). He stands in the midst of the musical industry breaking through its slump by bringing out the idol card.

Last January, when he and fellow JYJ members Kim Jaejoong(25) and Park Yoochun(25) were a hot topic in the media and the public for their exclusive contract dispute against TVXQ’s agency SM Entertainment, Junsu transformed into a musical actor through ‘Mozart!’(EMK Musical Company), the musical that reinterpreted the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756~1791). And in an instant, he became a blue chip in the musical industry.

“Musicals gave me a great amount of courage. hahaha.” Last year, Junsu shied away from the media, even when he was appearing in the musical. In Q&A sessions, he did not allow any ‘personal’ questions and only answered questions that dealt with his musical.

But Junsu has gotten much brighter since the end of his second musical ‘Tears of Heaven’(Seol&Company) last month. TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu became JYJ’s Junsu, who in turn became a stronger and more confident Kim Junsu, the musical actor. On the 2nd and 3rd of this month, Junsu even boasted his power as a singer when JYJ’s World Tour leg in Bangkok, Thailand was sold out.

Junsu looked back on the past year and said, “Musicals were the only things that allowed me to perform during troubled times,” and “When I first started out, I told myself that I could be lacking, but I couldn’t make a fool out of the musical or myself.”

Last year, Junsu was able to sell out all fifteen of his ‘Mozart!’ performances in a mere three hours. Through this musical, he received the Best Male Newcomer Award at ‘The 4th Musical Awards’ and ‘The 16th Korean Musical Awards’.

“I heard that Mozart is the only musician who was given the title of ‘genius’ in the history of music,” and “He was a person who was lacking in no way possible, but he himself saw himself as a unfortunate soul.” He also added, “Though I’m not a genius, Mozart’s situation seemed to match so well with mine that I could relate to him.“

Receiving two Best Newcomer Awards, Kim Junsu said, “The gratitude and joy I felt when I received those awards is indescribable in words,” and “They gave me strength and urged me to appear in another production.”

In ‘Tears of Heaven’, Junsu was able to work alongside world renowned musical actor Brad Little(47), who is famous for his roles in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. For this musical, Kim Junsu set yet another record by selling out 17 performances of 27,500 seats in 10 minutes.

“There was a lot of pressure on my shoulder because I was set to appear in a brand new musical, although I was just a rookie,” and “There was a lot of pressure on me and my fellow actors because we were creating the basis and foundation of the musical.” However, his eyes shone as he said, “I was really thankful to ‘Tears of Heaven’ because I was able to learn so much from it,” and “It was a great honor to have been given the opportunity to perform with an actor like Brad Little.”

The recently released ‘Kim Junsu Musical Concert – Levay With Friends’ DVD sold over 40,000 copies in its first two weeks. Though he is a newcomer to the musical industry with just two productions under his belt, he is already being compared to the musical industry’s top star Jo Seung Woo(31). According to a survey done by Interpark last year, Kim Junsu came out on top as the star with the greatest ticket power in the musical industry, even beating Jo Seung Woo and his return to the industry with the musical ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.

Regarding the comparisons drawn between him and Jo Seung Woo, Junsu scratched his head and said, “It’s a great honor but also a great amount of pressure.” He took a humble approach and said, “It doesn’t make sense for Senior Jo Seung Woo to be compared to a rookie like me,” and “I see Senior Jo Seung Woo as my role model but we keep getting compared, so I sometimes wonder what his fans think about me… I feel the need to be careful when talking about the situation.”

Junsu’s vocal talents were recognized since his ‘TVXQ’ days. Recently, ten vocal trainers were asked to rank idol groups and members based on their vocal skills and Junsu came out on top. Regarding this, Junsu said, “I need to work harder to become a person who is deserving of that number one spot.” He also said, “I feel like I am stil lacking in so many ways,” and “I try to sing with as much sincerity as possible.”

‘Mozart!’ was composed by Grammy Award winning Sylvester Levay(66) while ‘Tears of Heaven’ was composed by Frank Wildhorn(52). Junsu smiled as he said, “It was a great honor to be able to work with two of the best composers in the world,” and “I tend to be drawn towards musicals with great songs.”

However, Junsu was also swept up in controversies surrounding idols and their high paychecks when it was found that he was being paid 35 million Won for each ‘Mozart!’ performance. He said, “I am thankful that people think of me so highly regardless of the fact that I’ve only been in two productions,” and “I believe it is my job to showcase a performance that is worthy of the production without being a burden on it.”

Junsu is currently a senior at Myeongji University with a musical major and his passion for musicals seems unbeatable. He has watched all the recent musicals such as ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, ‘GwangHwaMun Sonata’ and ‘AIDA’. He even said, ” I want to give back to the musical industry as much as I’ve been loved by people for my roles in musicals,” and “If I was asked to be a spokesperson for musicals, I would accept the position without hesitation.”

He was also able to fully experience the troubles the people in the musical industry currently face. “Mr. Levay said that Korean musical actors are so talented that they would be able to succeed wherever they went. But he also said that in Korea, they weren’t getting the treatment that they deserved.”

“As Kim Junsu the musical actor, nothing would make me happier than to see the musical industry grow and evolve due to an increased interest in musicals because of me.”

Other than ‘Mozart!’, a countless number of musical production companies are dying to have Junsu appear in their shows.

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