Kim Hyun Joong Live in Manila Concert tonight at the Araneta Coliseum

K-Pop fans in the Philippines couldn't get over yet with the U-Kiss concert last Monday, but there's already another treat for them tonight, June 19, 2010: the Kim Hyun Joong and Beast Live in Manila

The concert is dubbed "K-Pop meets P-Pop" and will be staged at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Beast is a newly-formed Korean group (with 6 members), that's why
Filipino fans are more familiar with Korean heartthrob and style icon Kim Hyun Joong, the SS501 leader and played Yoon Ji Hoo in the "Boys Over Flowers",
the Korean version of Meteor Garden and was shown in the Philippines via ABS-CBN.

Interestingly, the media partner of the concert (aside from MYX) is GMA 7, and not ABS-CBN 2. Yesterday, they guested on Eat Bulaga! and were interviewed on 24 Oras, both on GMA.

A lot of K-Pop fans reacted on how the hosts of Eat Bulaga kept calling Kim Hyun Joong as Kim, when in fact it's his surname and its more appropriate to call him as Hyun Joong. Kim is a popular surname in Korea and there are many boyband members with that last name.

Super Junior alone has 5: Kim Hee-chul, Kim Young-woon, Kim Ryeo-wook, Kim Jong-woon and Kim Kibum. U-Kiss has Kim Ki Bum and Kim Kyoung Jae
while SS501 has Kim Hyung Jun, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyun Joong.

Even So Yi Jung of BOF, who came to the Philippines before to shoot a TVC with actress Maja Salvador, is named Kim Sang Bum.

Ever wondered why the title of the concert has P-Pop? It's because Pinoy pop group are guest performers: XLR8 and Pop Girls, who look
like clones of some K-pop groups. And I'm afraid that some Koreans might accuse the Pinoys of copying or imitating their groups when they
see XLR8 and Pop Girls perform in the concert. I hope not.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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