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KARA introduces the first of seven contestants for project to find new members

May 13, 2014 @ 11:23 am
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DSP Media has released the video for "Baby KARA No.1," the first contestant in KARA's project to find two new members.  This contestant, So Jin, shows her passion for dancing and her desire to stand on stage in her short clip.  She definitely has the looks and the fit body to pull off being an idol, but does she have the talent and what it takes to be a part of KARA?


SEE ALSO: More information about KARA's project to recruit new members



Meanwhile, a timer for the next contestant to be introduced is going off on the main site, showing that a new contestant will be revealed every day leading up to the actual competition.  Stay tuned for who's next!


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kamiliacaptain
· Posted May 19, 2014 @ 8:09 am

Most of the girls are recycled from previous failed DSP group (Puretty) could it be coincidence that Puretty debuted in Japan therefore if any of them make this 'Project KARA' cut they will already be a step ahead of the game by having the basic grasp of the Japanese market making that transition easier as well or that even though Jiyoung and Nicole left on their own behalf the remain 3 members had 2 years left on their contracts. If you compare and look at group photo's Jiyoung and Nicole appear on the end alot and if you consider the history of both's individual activities while in KARA, they dont seem to compare to the remaining three. I wish the exiting members all the best luck and the future band the same success. But if you want a completely random and unbiased opinion i believe that the new KARA may already more in the works than expected (aka; pre-planning) and i do believe this new hybrid KARA will be stronger. I have seen alot of positive feedback about SoMin aka Jeon So-Min(17).. she was the supposed leader of puretty, if you are interested in her or Shi Yoon(18) or Chae Kyung(17) vocals/dance. check out a Puretty mv on Dailymotion or youtube. Seungyeon and Nicole make a cameo on one of the mv's.

kamiliacaptain
· Posted May 19, 2014 @ 8:23 am
On January 17, 2014, DSP Media announced that the group had been disbanded with the possibility of its members debuting into other groups in the future.[2]
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kamiliacaptain
· Posted May 19, 2014 @ 8:25 am
the last comment^ was quoted on wikipedia in reference to Puretty. Weird or just coincidence?...
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park_sujong
· Posted May 19, 2014 @ 5:28 am

So Jin and Young Ji biased already

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andrew95
· Posted May 18, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

i really like this one.

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xavier2
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

i'm really looking forward to the new Kara dynamic.this young lady Sojin looks really hot!i hope she has a good voice and can dance.i believe Kara will rise again and i'm accepting the new members with open arms. 

ot94ever
· Posted May 16, 2014 @ 12:56 am
YES! Finally someone who doesn't bash, and has an open mind! I agree with you 1000%!
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dolla
· Posted May 17, 2014 @ 11:13 pm
Omg yes! Sojin looks the most promising to me (biased already lol)
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Music
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

Seeing this video makes me feel somehow sad but I guess it is really the time to turn a new page in KARA history. I will stand beside them and hope KARA can find the perfect new members that would be able to gain love from everyone.

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taemaximum
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

I am a Kamilia and Im missing my original girls so much :'(( They'll never rpelace KARA5 but hopefully the new girls are nice<3

dolla
· Posted May 17, 2014 @ 11:14 pm
Me too! But I'll continue to follow and support them as much as I can :') Once a Kamilia, forever one!
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triniblossom
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

Um....

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bsw
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

Oh come one! I just read some of the comments here and I can't believe what is going on! Were is the loyal Kamilia that supported KARa through every step of their way? Where is the Kamilia that was famous for being polite? Where is the Kamilia that KARA loves so much? Listen guys, I know it's hard to accept that Nicole and Jiyoung are gone and that DSP will replace them. But you are forgetting that the same happen when SungHee left, but we still support them. I just wish true Kamilia stay strong and support our lovely KARA (KARA4+KARA5+newKARA5) as a family would!

papadoc
· Posted May 15, 2014 @ 12:12 am
I agree people should support the group an be able to let go, sometimes it's selfish for fans to hold back celebrities from them doing what they want!! I'm sure DSP will make a good choice
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ot94ever
· Posted May 16, 2014 @ 12:57 am
Agreed. People tend to forget that Jiyoung and Hara were both newcomers, as well.
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blackangel21
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

Happy for Kara no matter what love each of them


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this just reminds me how manufactured this industry is...wish things were a bit more organic is all...

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smygjypcube
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:38 am
I'm right and you're all just acting snotty. Stop whining. You're gonna warm up when they comeback anyway. Wannabe fans. Feeling bad for Kara. Bet the girls have absolutely no problem adding new members. YOU FORGET IT WAS NICOLE AND JIYOUNGS CHOICE TO LEAVE. fans aren't even supporting Kara when they need them the most. Horrible fans.
iloveaoa143elvis
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:58 am
Got sad by your comment, Yes, Some fans are just pretending, Yes, It's hard to accept and move on that 2 members left them behind, But as for the other members? We should still support them no matter what because they have stayed. :( Some KARA fans are just pretending...
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iloveaoa143elvis
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:27 am
She looks Subin of Dal Shabet a little bit :)) Anyways, I'll still support them no matter what, Cause it's KARA <3 
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tohvahkiin
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:26 am

After reading all the comments, I have to add my 2 cents worth here. I know most of you die-hard fans hate the idea of adding in new members. I'm a fan myself, and I feel somehow Nicole and Jiyoung are indeed irreplaceable. Still, can you imagine how many revisions they have to make to their choreogrpahy/lyrics if they promoted as a 3-member band? And as for going solo... well, most of you can agree that KARA is strongest together. Why disband them? They've been very well the past couple of years, so why break the momentum just because two members are gone?

Some might argue it's a little late in the band's history to be adding in new members, but if history is anything to go by, KARA has always bounced back from adversity. Who knows, these new faces might prove to be a breath of fresh air that Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara need. I'm looking forward to how this plays out. DSP, PLS DON'T SCREW THIS UP!

iloveaoa143elvis
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:44 am
YES! EXACTLY. THIS IS THE COMMENT THAT WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. A TRUE KAMILIA WILL ALWAYS BE A FAN OF KARA. <3 Much love! XOXO
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pinkylovesfood
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:05 am

Yeah, this hard and stuff, because Kara has been with us for quite a long time and BAM, there's these new members.

DSP is taking a fucking huge risk here, they could have just made a 3-membered-Kara, but instead they're doing this shit and the new girls know they're taking a risk here. (They as in the new members going into Kara) They WILL know what it will be like it they don't meet people's expectations. They've taken risks and they most likely have done alot of training in order to even GO into fucking Kara. Can you imagine? They've done enough training that they can be added into Kara. They've worked their asses off for this. Yes, it's going to be fucking hard on Kara fans, but imagine all the training they've done, and then get thrown away by the fans because they're not Nicole or Jiyoung. Imagine if you've worked hard for a job and you have enough talent but then in the job, the people don't like you because you replaced someone they like. Yeah, that's probably how it feels and worse. Some of the fans probably won't even appreciate their talent, they just want their Nicole and Jiyoung back, which is obviously not going to happen.

But you know, more you complain, it's not going to fucking change anything. Unless we're extra lucky and DSP decides to be like "oh shit we're so fucking stupid why put new members in group" NOTHING IS GOING EVER CHANGE. NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT IS A BAD IDEA, WE HAVE TO SUCK IT UP. 

I know this sounds really bad, but I can't imagine another way for me to tell you guys.
Yeah, sorry for all the bolding and capslock. Had to rant. 

pinkylovesfood
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:06 am
yeah crappy grammar cause i'm just purely angry
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sojiyeonpaktiara
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:45 am
@pinkylovesfood Think about it, how will the 3 members sing and dance all their songs, which amounted to more than 50. They will have to re-arrange and re-practice and re-memorize each and every one of these old songs. It take weeks to just perfect one song and dance, and it will be a huge task for them to redo all. They will be dead tired by the time they finish. The simple answer is new replacements.
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cindyrockmafia
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:02 am

Its not really "kara" anymore if they are going to replace members and stuff.....just disband already!

sojiyeonpaktiara
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:34 am
As if any of this matters to you. xD
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cindyrockmafia
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 4:03 pm
@sojiyeonpaktiara wow really?
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megaveli
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:02 am
I dunno this chick but she obviously doesn't compare to nicole or jiyoung..but as a fan of kara I will support whoever they get
sojiyeonpaktiara
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 10:35 am
She is not the only contestant. There are more.
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smygjypcube
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:22 am
Oh so snow we have some psychic? Predict my future too, please. I wish all you wannabe fans would get off your high horse and stop the damn hate!
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smygjypcube
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:23 am
So now*
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iloveaoa143elvis
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 11:43 am
WTH Hypocrite. You call yourself a fan then you're bashing the contestant? ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS?
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sojiyeonpaktiara
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 9:52 am

Everyone always say that their first love cannot be replaced, but eventually, they all got married to someone else and live happily ever after. Life goes on. And so does KARA.

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taeyu95
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 9:32 am

She seems okay. Good luck to her.

Personally I want  at least 1 new member to be really cute but have power vocals like Seungyeon

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sojiyeonpaktiara
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 9:05 am

DSP is the same company that created KARA. I have confidence in their judgement.

But for Sojin, I will give her 7 out of 10 for looks. Talent??? We will see. Hopefully, better than Hyorin will be ideal. :P

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mj015
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 8:56 am

As long as they work the right way with the newbies just as much as the ones who have been established already, hopefully, there wont be that much awkwardness in the group. I love Kara and I dont want new members to tarnish the reputation where so much effort was put into to uphold.

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Miss_S
· Posted May 14, 2014 @ 8:25 am

I'm not against new members, let's wait and see what will come next ^^