SHINee, friendship ring for 16th anniversary of debut with late Jonghyun → Behind the scenes of ‘Lucifer’
SHINee, friendship ring for 16th anniversary of debut with late Jonghyun → Behind the scenes of ‘Lucifer’
SHINee, a group celebrating its 16th debut anniversary, appeared in full on 'What Do You Do When You Hang Out?', raising expectations for 'Our Festival' to be held on June 13th.

In MBC's 'What Do You Do When You Play?' broadcast on the 25th, an encounter with SHINee, a guest who joined 'Our Festival', was depicted. Coincidentally, the broadcast date was the same as SHINee's debut date, May 25th, which added additional meaning.

SHINee met when I was a teenager and now I'm in my 30s. Regarding his feelings on celebrating his 16th debut anniversary, Key said, “We don’t really feel it among ourselves. “I feel like it’s my birthday every year,” said Taemin, who debuted at the age of 14. “The life I lived as a member of SHINee is longer than the life I lived as a member of SHINee.” Onew, who had been on a break, appeared for the first time in a long time and attracted attention. Onew expressed his feelings and said, “I think the members waited well.” Minho said of Key, with whom he had a lot of bickering, “We became friends because we are hard-working people,” and Onew expressed their relationship as “A shield (Key) that blocks anything, and a spear (Minho) that pierces everything.”

There was also news that even the late Jonghyun decided to get a friendship ring. Regarding Taemin's announcement of the friendship ring production news to his fans first, Key made everyone laugh by claiming 'idea embezzlement' by saying, "I came up with the idea and Jonghyun asked me to make 5, but Taemin went live on SNS and said it as if he had done it." I brought it up. Minho said, “But no one is pushing for it. “I get tired because I have to do it,” he said. When leader Onew said he would pay, Key shouted his approval, but Minho and Taemin said they should pay separately. Key added to the laughter by poignantly saying, “I’m the only one who has become a strange person.”

Onew's returning experience of meeting the night was also unfolded. Yoo Jae-seok recalled, “I really tasted blood before,” and Onew was serious and said, “It’s been a while since you did it, so you might get hurt,” making Joo Woo-jae, who won, tremble in fear. Minho scared people by saying, “I heard that Onew trained his fingers in middle school,” and the sound of a gourd breaking echoed throughout the scene. Joo Woo-jae seemed to wake up after the chestnut therapy, saying, “It’s good for health.”

We also had time to look back on SHINee's hit songs. Minho, who was watching the debut performance of Korea's third-generation older sister Song 'You're so pretty', recalled, "At that time, the skinny pants got a good response, so they became tighter and tighter." During the promotions for 'You Are Like Oxygen', which gave SHINee their first win, the image of the youngest member Taemin, who was cheerful among his sobbing older brothers, also attracted attention. Everyone burst into laughter at Minho's 'Fire Charisma Rap' video. Key said, “Minho’s fault was that he did it too seriously,” and at Yoo Jae-seok’s request, Minho presented the 2024 version of ‘Fire Charisma Rap’. The SHINee members matched the beat with 'DBDIB Deep', and Minho steadfastly rapped up a storm in a scene that became an 'Utcham Challenge'.

Following 'Juliet', 'Ring Ding Dong', which is Yoo Jae-seok's favorite song and is also known as a song banned from college entrance exams, was played. Taemin said, “Actually, the members hated ‘Ring Ding Dong’” and confessed that they thought it did not match SHINee’s color, which was previously represented by ‘boyish’ and ‘refreshing’. To this, Yoo Jae-seok responded, “I thought, ‘These guys have finally opened their ears.’” Regarding ‘Lucifer’, the song that raised Jeon Hyun-moo, Key said, “Hyun-moo said that he helped me a lot with Free Declaration.” Onew added, “When we were promoting in Japan, Hyunmoo filled the empty spot in Korea,” and Taemin added, “He is the 6th member,” making everyone laugh.

'Sherlock', SHINee's signature song and a song that marked a milestone in the history of idol choreography, made everyone's hearts boil from the beginning. Key confessed, “At that time, everyone was full of venom” and “I had a strong compulsion to beat SHINee in the previous work,” and Taemin told the story behind the scenes, saying, “At that time, Jonghyun hyung used his arm exercises as a trophy for the awards ceremony.” 'View', the song that brought SHINee back to their original roots, attracted attention as the song most often chosen by members as their favorite song.

Lastly, SHINee showed a preview performance that made people look forward to 'our festival'. They performed ‘Ring Ding Dong’, ‘Lucifer’, and ‘Sherlock’ one after another, making the scene excited. Looking back at SHINee, who has been running non-stop for 16 years, Key said, “I think they have done well in terms of fighting fiercely. “When I look at our performance, I’m not embarrassed at all,” Minho said, adding, “I really have no regrets about the performance.” Yoo Jae-seok said, “I’m looking forward to the festival even more.” It raised expectations and curiosity about what kind of songs SHINee would perform on stage at the festival.

Meanwhile, the viewer rating of households in the metropolitan area for 'What Do You Do When You Play?', which aired on this day, recorded 3.8%. The 2049 viewership rating, a key indicator that measures channel competitiveness and topicality, rose to 2.4%, ranking first in its time slot as well as first in Saturday entertainment. The best minute was the scene of 'Paper Doll' Joo Woo-jae lying down under 'Takbam Killer' Onew's super-powerful Takbam therapy, and the highest viewer rating at that moment soared to 4.4%. (Based on Nielsen Korea metropolitan area)

Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google