Korean pop star BoA and her agency SM Entertainment, held the Best of Asia, Bring on America press conference on September 10 in Seoul to officially announce her American debut plans.
I like BoA, I think she’s good singer, and she look’s great… but Best of Asia? SM sounds a bit arrogant to proclaim that; since when did BoA became any better than the likes of Rain, Utada Hikaru, Ayumi Hamasaki, Jay Chou and Lee Hom etc?
Set the best argument aside, it would be nice to have an Asian artists making waves in the American pop scene. Unfortunately though, BoA’s debut song Eat You Up is not going to do the job; teaser below…
The song is ok, and JUST ok… the song title is stupid, lyrics are bad, and the preview above is lame. There’s another slightly better teaser, but the song is not good enough regardless.
I love you BoA… but I’m afraid your America debut is going to be a miserable one; your team needs something better than that to make it in the US, or it would be America that eat you up instead.
[Update] BoA’s debut English digital single was released on October 21 in over 30 countries instead of solely America as initially planned. The full music video of Eat You Up was released on October 7.
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