In a recent interview with Newsen, the bright and cheery girls of Dal Shabet gave their honest-to-goodness thoughts on never winning first place after years of being active in K-Pop.
When asked about what criteria they thought needed to be met in order to be acknowledged as a rising star, Ahyoung replied, "Getting first place on a music show, of course. I want it so badly. In the past, I didn't think much about getting first place. I was really happy when other singers got first place as if we were the ones who had promoted [the winning song]. However, maybe it was starting with the 'Joker' promotions? I did feel like my pride was getting hurt. This wasn't because other singers were doing well, but rather because of my feelings toward our Dal Shabet. In whatever interview we had, they would ask about our promise for first place, first place, and at some moments, there seemed to be no meaning behind the promise."
Woohee added, "I had thought that our being active for a long time was a success. That is seriously a success. However, there's the feeling right now that we need to get number one no matter what, right? Honestly, we want to promote for a long, long time, and because we hear a lot of talk about 'first place,' we feel anxious for no reason? It feels like first place has become the indicator of success."
Ahyoung took back the mic with, "Of course there exists a first place for sports and education, too. Everybody wants to become number one. There are people who think we have no ambition when we say that our goal is to promote for a long time. However, I don't think getting first place is always the best ultimate goal to wish for. We want first place and we're working towards it, but above that, we want to promote for a long, long time. I believe that Dal Shabet has a brand value. In order to make that value shine even more, I want to get first place. Also, I want to get first place for our parents, our fans, and for Jiyul and Ga Eun. We were embarrassed, too, to make a promise for first place sometimes. However, I do think we need to also become more shameless," to which Serri agreed.
When asked how it would be if they really got first place this year, Subin replied, "Even if another group gets called for first instead of us, I think I would faint. I need to prepare an ambulance beforehand." Ahyoung said, "I got choked up when Girl's Day got first place in the past. I know they went through a hard time, so I was happy like it was personal for me and I was also envious. I want us to have that moment, too."
Hopefully you will soon, girls! Do you think they can with "Someone Like You"