And who have gotten themselves a complete make over?
Remember HKT? The most disliked group in Vietnam? How can you not after their controversy over their combined cover with HKT-M of Beast’s Mystery. They gained so many anti-fans because of it, not to mention they already had so many prior to this. It had gotten so much coverage that the video reached CUBE Entertainment and Shinsadong Tiger (song writer) themselves, in which some say they were fine with it, and were grateful that Beast’s songs has gained so much popularity.
It’s also said that the original HKT group (HKT-M formed later) has the most anti-fans in Vietnam. The reason for so much dislike towards this group is from the result of plagiarism accusations, especially from Korean songs. Despite the group stating they were doing covers of the songs, none of the anti-fan mobs accepted their
excuse explanation and their dislike for the group increased. During a recent interview, the members talked about their struggles and stated it had gotten so bad that during one of HKT’s onstage performances, audience members caused them to cry on stage.
I think it’s fair to say that the fault lies within the company and management and not the boys themselves. After all, they were young and don’t know any better; their company are the ones responsible for guiding them into the right direction. But it seems the company has finally realised what a mess they’ve caused and HKT & HKT-M are back with a new and refreshing image.
HKT ft. Chấn Hào
Long Dau Tinh Phai MV
ZING MP3: HKT ft. Chan Hao - Long Dau Tinh Phai
^ Great video production and they sing great! love the little interlude. Not a real big fan of their music style though; I find the music during the interlude suits their image and age more but the song is still good.
HKT-M The Five
Oh la la la MV
ZING MP3: HKT-M The Five - Oh la la la
I honestly love their new look. It’s completely fresh and a major change from their previous; I was actually in shock when I first found out. Although they still get anti-fans bashing on them saying they’re still trying to copy the “Korean look”, they’re definitely heading in a better direction. And excuse me? Korean look? Then what is considered Vietnamese look to you? Are we to be restricted to Ao Dais and Non Las?
Popularity gain in China?
While some seem to see HKT’s rise to popularity in China as a joke, they can take it as an opportunity to continue their efforts.
Chinese talk show? or the News?
Chinese Variety TV show
I don’t understand Chinese so I don’t know what they’re saying, or what the show is about. I can only hope they’re saying positive things about them. I watched other segments of the latter too. It seems like people reenact other singers and performances but that’s all I know. If you have more information, by all means, do provide them :)
It seems that their brother group HKT-M are also making quite a name for themselves in China, not only for their talents but for their cute appeal. I just hope the kids don’t get too big headed; nothing turns me off more than spoilt celebrity kids with arrogance and attitude.
Performing in China
HKT-M The Five
Oh la la
HKT-M experience stardom while taking photos with audience members and fans after their performance (skip to 2:09).
What do you guys think? I actually like them. They’ve come a long way, especially after all their controversies. I’d say give HKT-M another 10 years, wait till they’ve hit puberty and for their voices to crack, and we might have something in the works! As for HKT, they’re great too. They seem like really nice, humble, and even shy guys from all the interviews I’ve watched. I just wished their company gave them better songs. Their dancing skills are exceptional so I hope they don’t lose sight of harnessing that amidst their revamping. They have great potential and I’m ecstatic for them that their company have finally come to their senses! Best of luck to them both!