You know a Korean group is big in the Philippines when news about it lands even in one of the three major broadsheets. Manila Bulletin’s Jonathan Hicap recently wrote about the introduction of the new U-Kiss members, AJ and Hoon HERE.

AJ (Kim Jae-Sub) was the youngest member of the defunct Paran, a Korean boyband that tried to ride the Hallyu wave but never really took off anywhere. On a side note: is it just me or does Paran sound so dated?

Meanwhile, Hoon (Yeo Hoon-Min) is a solo singer who already has a mini-album and a full album under his belt. He had also appeared in the Korean drama Athena. I actually like the higher register of his voice and he sounds more contemporary than Paran.

I still prefer having Alexander and Ki Ki Bum on U-Kiss. So what do you think of the new U-Kiss members?


Thanks to and for the videos and to Manila Bulletin for the photo.


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