Advancing quickly with their domestic activities, the 5 members of the female group Wonder Girls appeared at a hotel in downtown Los Angeles to meet with a Korean press and share their experience in the U.S. so far.
“We receive lots of strength from the support of our Korean Wonderfuls so please continue to encourage us. We will return to Korea bearing good news.”
Since June 27th, Wonder Girls are the opening acts for the North American tour of popular group Jonas Brothers in America, and are scheduled to travel to 48 cities across the U.S. to appear in the concert.
The group’s leader Sun Ye shared, “It’s only been a little over 2 years since our debut so we are thankful for the chance to come to the U.S. We’re also thankful for the opportunity to open for such big superstars as the Jonas Brothers in the first step of our U.S. debut.”
Scheduled to perform at the Staples Center in LA three times, Wonder Girls expressed that although the biggest problem is the language barrier, they promised to succeed in America for the sake of reciprocating their Korean fans’ support.
Yoo Bin said, “We miss our fans and family in Korea, but right now we are here representing Korean artists so we are going to try our best to produce good results. We will come bearing even better news when we return to Korea.”
The following is an interview with Wonder Girls.
–How do you feel about performing in the U.S.?
SY: It’s only been a little over 2 years since our debut so we are very grateful for the chance to come to U.S. At first, it was a little intimidating and nerve-wrecking to debut in the U.S. so suddenly, but as soon as we came to America, many people showed us support and we were offered the chance to open for such a big superstar as the Jonas Brothers so, with thankful hearts, we were able to begin the first steps of our U.S. debut.
–The audience’s reaction in U.S.
YE, YB: In the beginning, American fans were unfamiliar with our music, but as time passed, I don’t know whether it’s because our song is easy to follow, but Jonas Brothers fans began to search for our videos online and expressed interest in our group. Before our opening performance, we teach the “Nobody” dance to the audience and we find a lot of fans following along.
–Do you communicate in English well in the U.S.
YE: Last month, we appeared on the “Wendy Williams Show” and we hardly had any difficulties. We consider English very important and, right now, instead of dancing and singing, our main priority is studying English a lot.
–What is reaction of releasing the English version of “Nobody” in America?
SY: Honestly, we feel the reaction of the audience after performing every day. Compared to the beginning when we started the tour to now, we are becoming more comfortable with each and every fan, you can say. We were really nervous about the English version, but gradually it grew on us and now we can freely enjoy the performances.
–What is the biggest obstacle in U.S.?
YB: More than anything, I think the language is our biggest obstacle. It’s only been 3 months since we came to America so there is a big language barrier.
–Don’t you want to go back to Korea?
YB: We want to go back because we miss our fans and family in Korea, but right now we are here representing Korean artists so we are going to try our bests to produce good results. We will come bearing even better news when we return to Korea.
–What is your goal for the U.S.?
SY: Rather than a specific goal, right now we just think it’s important to share our music with new fans. We are doing our very best every day now.
–What are your plans to return to South Korea and perform?
SY: It hasn’t been long since our U.S. so there is no concrete plan yet. Unlike in Asia, the outward appearance is different in America and there is the language barrier as well so we are bound to face many obstacles. Although these problems we face are fresh and new, I think if we just remember that it’s not only by our 5 members’ strength, but that of many people in Korea supporting us, we will be strengthened even more.
–What would you like to say to your Korean fans?
SM: I want to hurry up and become successful so the day when we can meet our Korean fans, hold another concert and enjoy our music with our fans together will come faster. We receive a lot of strength from our Korean fans so please continue to encourage us.
[Translation: bequietimhappy @ wonderfulsworld]
i really can’t wait till they come backk !
^ if they don’t come back soon , i will also be very bored ;;; !
i wish them well in US！