5 reasons why you should watch iKON’s Weekly Idol

On 7th February, iKON’s long awaited episode of Weekly Idol finally aired. Showing not only the  warm relationship iKON members have with Doni & Coni, but they also proved how easily they adapt to a new environment to the point where it felt like it was a comedy act between friends.

With the help of iKONIC’s opinions, we’ve prepared the highlights of the broadcast that you certainly shouldn’t miss !

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1. Yang Hyunsuk’s daughter chooses Donghyuk as her favorite member – for people who have watched WIN, this doesn’t come as a surprise; Yang Yoojin’s heart was stolen by our sunshine from minute one, when she whispered to her mother about the member she likes the most.  In YG’s congratulatory message on Donghyuk’s birthday, he wrote that he is his daughter’s first choice; according to Donghyuk’s confession on Weekly Idol, the two have met at a BIGBANG concert, where they shared a hug.  At the end of the segment, Donghyuk sent her a video message, saying “Let’s grab a meal soon. Thank you for liking me, and please talk to your dad so I can do a solo stage sometime”, which earned laughter from everyone in the studio.

 

2. The reason behind the mysterious disappearance of Bobby’s clothes –  the original topic started with Jinhwan and Junhoe always borrowing clothes from the piles of clothes left in Bobby’s room; however the story emerged comically once Bobby started narrating about his favorite hoodie that went missing. As he accept the idea that it was gone, a year later he sees Chanwoo’s mother wearing it. In Chanwoo’s defense, he thought the pile of clothes was to be thrown away, so he picked it from there, leading to Kony’s comment that Bobby’s room resembles a “thrift shop.”

 

3. During the segment in which iKONICS got to ask iKON to do things they asked for a performance of their song “Perfect” that was released solely in Japan while Bobby plays the guitar. Despite not knowing the chords Bobby manged  a faithful rendition of the song on the guitar with help of Hanbin’s beat boxing while vocals sang the song beautifully. Doni was so impressed with the song he asked YG to release it in Korea.

 

4. iKONICS also requested for Jinhwan’s height to be measured in mandarins. Jinhwan was a good sport and submitted himself to be measured and finally we have the answer to the question of how tall is Jinhwan? Answer is: 27 mandarins.

 

5. During the same segment they asked for Hanbin to do a cute rendition of a popular children’s song “Baby Shark”. Hanbin hates doing aegyo but he did it for iKONICS with hilarious reactions from everybody.

 

This entire episode of Weekly Idol was hilarious and well worth the watch regardless if you are a fan of iKON or not.

You can watch the full episode with English subtitles here:

and on kshow 123.

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iKON’s first OST

 

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YG composer Rovin announced in his Instagram post that he, together with iKON’s Hanbin and Junhoe, has made a title song sang by iKON for a new 50 episode sitcom Shut Up and Smash “너의 등짝에 스매싱”. Sitcom began airing on TV Chosun on 04 December 2017.

Hopefully this super catchy title song will soon be officially released and available for download as iKONICS are waiting with bated breath to get their hands on iKON’s very first OST.

Bobby’s Nico Nico Live Performance Wows Viewers

iKON’s Kim Bobby thrilled fans with the first live performances of tracks from his hotly anticipated debut album, Love and Fall as part of promotions for the album’s Japan release.

Though the album was originally released in South Korea on September 14th 2017 it took till November 29th for fans to be able to see more than a single promotional stage for the album’s title tracks due to YGE choosing to skip a promotional cycle for the album which was released while iKON was still actually on an extended Dome Tour in Japan.

Bobby’s live performance of tracks from Love and Fall were broadcasted on the popular Japanese video site/web channel Nico Nico.

The live included interactions with an MC during which Bobby answered questions about the album, played games, thanked fans for coming and mysteriously asked them to anticipate iKON’s next activity.

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Bobby’s stage itself was very simple featuring just the artist and a mic yet the atmosphere was full of Bobby’s excitement for a live performance and the intensity of his passion for music.

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His set list included:

I love you,

Runaway,

Firework,

Swim,

Holup

Love and Fall was a surprising album for even the oldest and staunchest Bobby fans/iKONICs not just because after 3 years of waiting people had given up hope it would ever be released – but because the idol who was most famous as the young power rapper who won SMTM3 took a risk and did what no one expected by releasing a personal and heartfelt and mostly vocalist album!

Bobby sang his heart out and touched fans with the beauty and sincerity of his lyrics and the heart they revealed.

This made getting to see him perform tracks from this album even more special for fans and Bobby did not disappoint with his electric performance.

See below for the entire Nico Nico Live stage.

https://youtu.be/Rsiir2HtRgg

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Bobby also performed tracks from his album today at the Nike Force Battle Event marking the first time some of these tracks have been performed live in South Korea!

It’s truly good time to be a Love and Fall fan.

Friendship born out of rivalry: Olltii and Bobby

 

 

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During a recent IG live Olltii mentioned Bobby by saying they talk on kakotalk and drink together sometimes. Fans especially noted how Olltii called Bobby Jiwon.

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Also, a month ago Olltii took a picture with Bobby’s cardboard cutout  leading to a cute kkt conversation between him and Bobby.

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Photo credit:  @iKONTIMES_MY ( cr. olltii via 金知元吧)

Although Olltii was presented as Bobby’s nemesis during the SMTM 3 and there was some direct dissing going on, most notable one being Olltii calling Bobby and B.I “pretty Barbie dolls”, that did not stop the two of them from forming a friendship. Even iKONICS regard Olltii fondly as it is clear that there is no hard feelings on either side. Hope you get a chance to go for that drink boys!

Senior Cosmopolitan Editor Likes Tweet Featuring Kim Hanbin and Jung Jaewon

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In the midst of rising excitement over yet another iKON member’s variety solo debut, iKONICs were able to witness a small but surprising and positive event when a Senior Fashion Editor at Cosmopolitan liked a post on twitter that featured images of YG rapper Jung Jaewon aka “One” and our very own Leader/Rapper/Songwriter Kim Hanbin!

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It all begin with the announcement by Osen this morning of the “Rapper Special” to be broadcast on the On Style Network Beauty show, “Get it Beauty” on August 16th, 9:30pm KST.

iKONICs were extremely excited to find out that Kim Hanbin was one of the rappers chosen to feature on the show especially because it will be his first solo variety appearance!

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There was further excitement over Jung Jaewon’s featuring as well because of the recently revealed cute friendship between the rapper known as One and Kim Hanbin.

iKONICs, who have taken to referring to the relationship as “OneBin”, have been watching over their friendship closely since Jaewon mentioned and included Hanbin on one of his first promotional radio broadcasts.  It was revealed then, to the delight of fans,  that Hanbin addresses Jaewon without honorifics but simply and affectionately as, “Jaewonnie.”

In the midst of all the excitement, twitter user, @BBkings5 made a post about hoping to see interactions between the two friendly rappers using images where they appear to be twinning in cute head dresses from fans.

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Shortly after the fan witnessed the surprise acknowledgement from the Senior Cosmopolitan Fashion Editor.

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A small but sweet and exciting event to crown off our good news!

Hopefully not only will we see interaction between the two rapper friends but maybe we may see further developments between the beautiful rappers and the world renown International Fashion Power House, Cosmopolitan Magazine.

As they say – there’s no harm in hoping!!! 😉

Koo Junhoe and Song Yunhyeong taste their first Variety Solos!

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iKONICS the world over are celebrating the recent Variety Solo debuts of two iKON members, Koo Junhoe aka June and Song Yunhyeong aka Yoyo!

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Koo Junhoe who is one of iKON’s maknae members is known for his “noise pollution” which is his ability to sing very loudly no matter where he is! His appearance on SBS Fantastic Duo 2 on Sunday, Aug 6th was his first ever solo variety appearance but you wouldn’t have guessed it from how happy and comfortable he seemed!

June is known to have expressed on more than one occasion how much he has always wanted an opportunity like this so we can all relate to his happiness 🙂

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Fans are more excited for his appearance this Sunday, Aug 13th because it will finally be his turn to compete! SBS Fantastic Duo 2 released the following Teaser escalating anticipation for Koo Junhoe’s unique and powerful husky tones and the added bonus of seeing his signature Micheal Jackson moves!

https://twitter.com/iKOFF_/status/895518122790211584

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Yunhyeong’s Law of the Jungle casting came even more as a shock for fans as he is one of the iKON members with the fewest variety appearances.

It was announced today that the iKON member affectionately known also as “Song Chef” due to his cooking show on VApp and being the Dorm Cook, would officially be joining the new season of “Law of the Jungle” starting mid-August for the season which will be broadcast in September.

Fans have expressed their wishes for him to stay safe and healthy and are cheering him on strongly!

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(source: @KONNECTED_ twitter)

It’s a very exciting time for iKONICs and we can’t help but hope to see more solo debuts in variety, drama and especially music for the lively and talented New Kids of iKON!