More than 170 press members came to cover the the press conference for “2011 MAMA (Mnet Music Asian Music Awards).” SNSD and Super Junior did not attend any MAMA events in the past three years (first appearance for SuJu) due to the conflict between SM Entertainment and the show’s host, Mnet.
“We are looking forward to it since we haven’t appeared in the MAMA for a long time. I hope you all enjoy it,” Taeyeon said. Lee Teuk said, “This is our first time coming to MAMA. We’ll return the love with a great stage performance.”
The SNSD girls received a lot of questions from both Korean and foreign media. When asked if there was anything they wanted to do aside from acting, Taeyeon said, “It’s different with all the members, but we’re already all involved in acting, musicals, and MC-ing. But I’d like to try new things when the right opportunity arises.”
She also talked about the stage SNSD will put on for MAMA. “We’ll show you a slightly different ‘The Boys’ for the MAMA. Also, we’re planning to come up with a different side of SNSD for our Singapore concert in December.”
Tiffany was asked about the popularity of their English music video, and she responded, “In order to get closer to our overseas fans, we’ll release more English music videos and albums.” She also said it takes about two to three hours to finish makeup for each performance, as many fans were curious about their beauty style.
As for Super Junior’s performance, Lee Teuk said, “We saw a lot of YouTube clips by fans from around the world singing our ‘Sorry Sorry.’ So we prepared our performance under the concept of world peace. For today’s performance, we imagined what it would feel like not to be able to listen to music. It’s going to have the peaceful message of living together in the world, so please look forward to it.”
When asked about all the foreign fans showing love, Lee Teuk responded, “It must have been difficult to learn a new language, so we really feel thankful…if given the chance, I would like to perform in Germany one day.”
There were also a lot of interest in the show being live streamed through the web. “We know the 2011 MAMA will be live broadcast around the world through YouTube. We’re excited since the whole world will be able to see us. We’ll do our best to show the best performance,” Taeyeon said. “If there are people looking for us, we’ll be there. We’re just really happy to be on today’s stage.”
The “2011 MAMA” will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 29. Some of the most popular musicians from around the world, including Super Junior, SNSD, 2NE1, and miss A, as well as Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg will attend the event. The 13th MAMA will be shown live in 13 countries (Japan, Singapore, Thailand) while seven countries, including the U.S., China, and France, will air recorded versions.