[March 2015] ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Pretty Noonas with Boyish Charms — SHINx

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Where were you last March 4, 2012? Were you a member of Iloilo Kpop Organization by then? Are you one of the attendees during Iloilo Kpop Organization 5th Gathering in MO2 Ice? Have you seen all the debuting cover groups perform that time? Do you remember all of them?

If your answer to all questions is a big YES, then you surely know who our featured artist of the month is.

Like the month they debuted, this is also the month that I will feature them. The cover group that never fails to impress us with their powerful and breath-taking performances, the cover girl group which showed intense manly stages, the cover girl group which can pull off SHINee’s complicated and abundant dance steps — no other than, S.eF Entertainment’s SHINx (씽그스).

Debut:

They shocked everyone for a commanding and synced performance of SHINee’s “Lucifer” mixed with EXO’s “Time Control” proving girl power. Everyone’s eyes were on them while they conquer the center of the venue, receiving overwhelming applause.

Original Members:

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The first members who got Iloilo Kpop enthusiasts attention were:

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“BIM”
Robbie Lyn Fruto
Position: Leader/Taemin
Other Facts:
– was a Radio Disc Jockey
– member of Iloilo Kpop Representative dance group C-Unit, plays Hyoyeon in their SM Project Group YOUNIQUE

aira
“AIRA”
Joaira Marie Fruto
Position: Maknae/Key
Other facts:
– the younger sister of Bim.

ace
“ACE”
Jae Flora Mae Ong
Position: Used to play as Key
Other facts:
– replaced by Joy on November 30, 2013 at KFEST 2013.

pearl
“PEARL”
Edymne Pearl Franco
Position: Used to play as Taemin
Other facts:
– replaced by Layne on February 17, 2013 at Iloilo Dream Kpop Fantasy.

che
“CHE”
Chery Lyn Lyn Leila
Position: Used to play as Minho
Other facts:
– replaced by DM on February 17, 2013 at Iloilo Dream Kpop Fantasy.

New Members:

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“DM”
Denysse Marie Garzala
Position: Onew
layne
“LAYNE”
Shalayne del Pilar
Position: Jonghyun

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“JOY”
Joy Moriles
Position: Minho

Achievements:

The group is one of the few multi-awarded Kpop cover groups in Iloilo. Their first award was in Iloilo Kpop Music Awards 2012. They won in the People’s Choice category with overwhelming thousands of votes from their supporters.

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SHINx and Troua – S.eF Entertainment Stage during Iloilo Kpop Music Awards 2012.

With SHINee’s “Everybody” cover during Iloilo KFEST 2013 joining the Kpop Dance Cover Contest, they won 2nd Place in the Boy Group Dance Category. That was also the time when they assumed having permanent roles to cover for each SHINee member.

SHINee “Everybody” SHINx cover performance.

And last year, during this blog’s first ever attempt to be an award-giving body to Kpop cover artists in Iloilo with JOHDA Awards 2013 presented during Reply Kpop Legends: An Immortal Concert on February 8, 2014, SHINx was granted with FAVORITE COVER GROUP OF THE YEAR award through sincere votes from Iloilo  Kpop enthusiasts.

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Off the Stage Activities:

Ace and Bim f(x) “Gangstah Boy” cover

Bim SHINee “Replay” cover

Collaborations and Other Performances:

SHINee “Sherlock”
SHINX cover performance during Iloilo KFEST 2012 at SM City Iloilo.

EXO “MAMA”
SHINx + Troua cover performance during Iloilo KFEST 2012 at SM City Iloilo.

BIM showed her singing prowess with a collaboration singing number with Cale, Blanche and Sam Kwen during Iloilo Kpop Organization 6th Gathering: A Kpopin’ Christmas.

Aira, Layne and DM performed with GeeDee members during Iloilo Kpop Organzation 5th Anniversary Tour at “Bugas sa Lusong Festival” in Bugasong, Antique last January 18, 2014.

BIM in C-Unit in the same event in Bugasong, Antique. A performance of YOUNIQUE’s MAXSTEP.

EXO “Overdose”
SHINx and B2STLY together makes up another cover group called EXOul which covers EXO as a whole. This was their performance during #FUNKpop last July 2014 at SM City Iloilo Event Centre.

SHINx once again gave us a throwback performance of SHINee’s “Lucifer” collaborating with Korean solo cover artists DJT and Ezra.

SHINx have proven themselves several times. Well, even if you would just watch their performance alone without knowing what they have achieved so far,that already proves their worth as a Kpop cover group.

And SHINx also already have proven their worth even with just few group performances with their three years of existence.

Each member of SHINx is commendable with her talent, confidence and swagger. And despite being girls, they have truly given justice to each SHINee and EXO song they perform.

These girls aren’t just talented, but they are all down-to-earth, kind, friendly and optimistic. With them, there is no air of awkwardness. They know how to socialize and hang around with everyone.

Two things that this group has: One is their group’s individuality — different from others, uncommon, unique charm; and two is their passion for their craft — which results to undeniably praiseworthy performances.

Just like how we wish SHINee would have a comeback this year, we also wish that we would see more of SHINx’s awesome and mouth-opening stages this year and in the coming years.

Til these pretty noonas’ next charming stages!

Article by: Iveca Cale Ignacio
Photos from: SHINx Official Fanpage, SHINx members personal Facebook accounts, Danica Kato-Kim Facebook Account
Videos from: Dana Villanueva Youtube Channel, ahjieof11 Youtube Channel, HappyKissMedia Youtube Channel, Regine del Pilar Youtube Channel

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