JYP Entertainment will be unleashing their newest weapon in the second half of the year.
Currently acting in KBS 2TV‘s latest mini-series, ‘Dream High 2‘, are JYP Entertainment’s JB (left in the photo) and Jr. (pronounced Junior), who will now be debuting in an idol group in the latter half of the year. The two of them will be uniting as the team ‘J&J‘ and are scheduling activities for their debut.
JB and Jr. together won the 1st place prize at the 5th JYP open auditions in 2009. At the time of the auditions, these cute and good-looking rookies attracted the attention of the public through their outstanding dancing talent. Even in ‘Dream High 2′, the two of them have taken center stage with their unique skills, and after 3 years of preparation, they will officially debut in the second half of the year. A representative of the singing world predicted,
“The strategy was after first reporting their appearances in ‘Dream High 2′, then officially debuting in an idol group. Once the drama began, it received such huge interest, placing them in the spotlight and allowing them to officially start their singer activities in a matter of weeks.”
JB and Jr.’s real names are Im Jaebum and Park Jinyoung, respectively. Unfortunately, both names had already been held by their sunbaes (seniors). JB simply had to abbreviate his English name, while Jr., who shares his name with the head of JYP Entertainment himself, derives his stage name from ‘Park Jinyoung Junior’.
JB plays JB, the leader of the male idol group Eden in ‘Dream High 2′. Jr. plays the part of Jung Wi Bong, a backup dancer in Eden, but he still catches attention with his stable acting ability and just as fancy singing and dancing skills.
Tune into ‘Dream High 2′ to see for yourself the hype surrounding these rookie idols. In the meantime, check out their audition tape below!
Source: Sports Hankook
I was very much impressed by JB and Jr.’s dance audition, so I wasn’t surprised to hear that they had won 1st place in the open auditions, following in the footsteps of idols like Jang Wooyoung of 2PM, a personal favorite of mine. They are definitely on my radar now, and I’m looking forward to their official debut as idol singers. I’m sure JYP will capitalize on their dancing talents and make for an exciting duo.
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