There’s no better time than Chuseok and Lunar New Year’s for idol groups to get out there and promote themselves to the public. A variety of special programs lets them to reach out to a bigger audience, since everyone’s home from work and school.
So which stars hit it big during 2011’s Lunar New Year holiday? They’re none other than T-ara, Secret, SISTAR, and rookies Han Groo and Dal Shabet. The girls dominated the Lunar New Year’s specials by appearing on almost every single show.
According to Sports Today, T-ara grabbed 1st place with a total of 11 appearances on the three major broadcasting networks - SBS, MBC, and KBS.
SECRET and SISTAR came out with nine and eight appearances, respectively.
Following those three groups were Girl’s Day, Rainbow, f(x), miss A, the Brown Eyed Girls, and Dal Shabet. Rookies Han Groo, and Co-Ed also garnered a surprising amount of appearances throughout the two-day holiday as well.
Male groups, including 2PM and MBLAQ, were also seen on the specials, but the number of their appearances paled in comparison to the girls’.
Unfortunately for some, the jam-packed schedule resulted in visible fatigue in their performances. Yet some groups felt that it was a good sacrifice, as they managed to set up a foundation for themselves and raise their popularity over the holiday, allowing them to further grow into top stars.
Special holiday programs have now become a staple for idols in the music industry, as well as a ‘must attend’ activity for rookie artists.