KANG SEUNG YOON, since becoming an adult, cried twice. First was when he was so overwhelmed on the last day of filming High Kick 3, the popular sitcom that help him rise to stardom. Second was when he became a trainee at YG Entertainment, surrounded by other trainees who were simply phenomenal dancers. The tears were from him feeling left behind.
That clumsy dancer KANG SEUNG YOON returns as a hip-hop warrior soon. In the YG-held audition of new groups, KANG SEUNG YOON gives a dance battle a go. So what does this newly born artist look like now?
YG, for the first time on August 2, revealed video clip of its first new boy group in 7 years since BIGBANG’s debut. In the video clip, KANG SEUNG YOON, the ex-contestant of Super Star K who made a remarkable debut this summer, and LEE SEUNG HOON, SBS’s K-Pop Star’s clown, practice a dance move together. They are part of Group A.
The news of the two being paired up for YG’s new boy group audition spread fast in the music world. KANG SEUNG YOON in particular is arousing much interest with his powerful dance moves because he was known for his clumsy dance skills.
YG’s CEO, YANG HYUN SUK, once mentioned in FROM YG at the end of June, “Have you ever imagined KANG SEUNG YOON with perfect dance moves? Have you ever imagined him dancing along a powerful hip-hop beat with other team members?” His comment on the artist in veil for 3 years heightened the excitement for the awaiting fans.
CEO YANG also announced his plans to have a battle on a real survival program dubbed ‘WIN’ among “YG’s long-time trainee boys who are divided into Groups A and B”. The teaser video clip of Group A that was released shows the process of the survival program.
In an interview, KANG SEUNG YOON once said that he cried because he felt extremely left behind among his peers who were amazingly great dancers. He recalled, “right after we started dance practice I felt this wall standing high over me. I was so stressed I went back to the dorm and cried on the balcony looking at the sky.”
“I never learned how to dance. I learned a bit about television dance for an audition program, but I had no knowledge of what I had to do. And since my coach wanted me to improve quickly, he talked me down in front of everyone with an intention to make me improve quickly. After all the harsh comment I would go back to the room and cry. That went on for days.”
But he weathered such hardship and fear with consistent practice. “When I look at my coach dance, I can understand it with my head but my body wouldn’t follow. My pride was deeply hurt and I felt small. But amazingly, what I did actually started to pay off. After 5 months of training my coach acknowledged my skills and I was over the moon.”
In fact the video of YG’s new group practicing dance moves reveals KANG SEUNG YOON’s surprisingly improved dance skills, which aroused much excitement among the fans. All eyes are on the newly born artist to see how his newly embellished dance skills will lead to a success story.
Source: Osen via YG-Life