Boyband A-One and girlgroup Butterfly recently filmed Jilin TV’s variety show, Chao Ji Le Ba Dian (Happy Eight O’clock) together. With so many bands coming out, what makes them stand out? Both gave the same answer: “Our Chinese-style.” Butterfly came out with their first CD, Hu Die Yin (Butterfly Ode), in July, but did not become popular instantly (*Cfensi: that’s apparent). How do they plan to turn into glamorous butterflies? They confidently replied, “We’re going the Chinese-styled road. Our music style is and classical; our image is refreshing and new. We’re the first group of this kind.”
And what about A-One? The members say,”We’re different from the other boybands. We’re very ‘Chinese-styled’, and that’s something that other groups can’t copy. No matter whether it’s the clothes or the song titles, like Niu Lang Zhi Nv or Jeet Kune Do, we express a ‘Chinese style’. We want people to know that Chinese idol groups are just as good as any other idol groups”. Butterflies was formed by Yin Wenqi, composer of Jacky Cheung’s famous “Kiss Goodbye (English version= MLTR’s Take Me to Your heart). The girls were chosen through a long auditioning process. Its hope is to turn the girls from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, creating a “Butterfly Effect” throughout the world. Last month, the group came back (ableit one member short) with a cover of “Kiss Goodbye” as a thank you to Yin Wenqi and have begun promotional activities. Butterflies’ cover of Kiss Goodbye (Now both they and A-One have a song with this title, along with an insect association).
Source *Cfensi’s note – Whenever I see these new boybands…what makes me feel that they will be successful is the group Butterflies. With so little attention received from their first album, and yet still forging ahead, I don’t see how the other boybands won’t do the same even if they bomb (I don’t know if this applies Seventeen who seems to be stuck with a bad company). As for A-One… I am completely in love with their choreography (and all of their songs too which do seem Chinese-styled). I’ve never seen how well multiple-members of a group can be utilized until their choreography for their song 截拳道. This is an old video, before they had filmed Happy Camp, so hopefully their flips etc, will be even tighter and smoother when they finally “debut”. A-One performing Jeet Kune Do ( 截拳道) . Jeet Kune Do is a a martial arts system and philosophy developed by Bruce Lee. The fans are really loud in this particular performance compared to the other fancams I saw, but I thought the fancam captured the moves the best.
A-One singing a very old Chinese traditonal song, Small River Drips Water for a Chinese cultural program. It’s only three members, but not just these members …the others can sing too.
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