Singer Alexa has returned.
Alexa held a press conference to commemorate the victory of the NBC contest program 'American Song Contest' at 4 pm on the 19th. At the press conference that day, Alexa and GB Label CEO Kim Jun-hong were present.
It is the first time that a K-pop singer has won a large-scale audition held in the United States. Alexa made her face known by appearing on Mnet's audition program 'Produce 48' in 2018, and debuted in the music industry the following year with 'Bomb'.
On this day, Alexa said, "I arrived at 4 in the morning this morning. I couldn't even sleep on the plane. She waited for this moment. It’s better for her to be with the CEO.”
“The American Song Contest is a contest program like the ‘Olympic’. She was given the opportunity to become a representative of k-pop and wanted to take on the challenge. As soon as I entered this place, it felt like a dream. I didn't know if this was real or virtual," she said.
CEO Kim Jun-hong said, "Before appearing, I thought, 'Can I appeal to people who don't know K-pop?' In fact, it received low marks from the judges. After that, he fascinated viewers and won the championship with a high score of 700 points. It was a stage that signaled the start of a new k-pop, and it became a good memory for me and our agency.” Alexa has revealed her plans for the future. He said, “I am preparing for ‘Wonderland’ activities in Korea. We will try our best to show various sides. We also plan to work abroad.”
CEO Junhong Kim said, “In the US, Alexa’s song ‘Wonderland’ is just the beginning. A promotion is in progress, and it will be conducted in a different way than in Korea.” “Radio is an important medium in the United States. Promotion continues through American radio. Among Korean artists, Alexa is ranked 6th on the US playlist. Next, a fan meeting is held in South America. In Korea, we are preparing a more friendly promotion to promote Alexa.”
Alexa also revealed the story behind the ASC. “I was really surprised to have Kelly Clarkson in front of me,” she said. When he was young, she admired Kelly Clarkson. Also, when I saw Snoop Dogg in real life, it was really cool. She was incredibly tall. She also listened to a lot of Michael Bolton's music, and it was an honor to be on the same stage,” he said with a laugh. She was involved in a project in 2008 as a student. The project was about music culture. At that time, the theme was 'Super Junior Henry'. I didn't know it at the time, so I looked up the video and it was my first encounter with k-pop," she recalled.
Alexa also shared stories she had with famous foreign stars. She said, “I met Dojacket. Because she was a singer who wanted to collaborate abroad. It was nice to hear her voice and talk to her. Dojacket looked at my ear and said, 'The piercing is cool. She said, 'I want to follow her.'"
Alexa also revealed the artist she would like to emulate. She said, “Among Korean singers, Hyuna is my role model. Her solo song 'Change' was the first choreography I learned. We actually met last year. Keep in touch so far. SHINee's Taemin sunbaenim is also a role model. She saw SHINee, who debuted in 2008, cheered her on when she sang, and learned her stage manners.”
Finally, Alexa talked about her future goals. “To be honest, all of this is like a dream,” Alexa said. This year, I hope that I can receive the album and find it.” On the other hand, Alexa recently won the US NBC contest program 'ASC' final with overwhelming viewer votes. Alexa, who participated as the only K-pop artist out of 56 participants, was loved by global viewers with his contest song 'Wonderland'. Alexa took first place in the quarter finals and semi-finals, and continued to win the final.
Afterwards, Alexa, who was featured in various foreign presses, appeared on the 'Kelly Clarkson Show' at the invitation of 'ASC' MC Kelly Clarkson. On the 17th, he appeared as the American national singer before the LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks game in Los Angeles, USA.
Alexa sang the American national anthem at the Los Angeles Dodgers home stadium as the first official American event since her debut in September last year. At the time, Alexa expressed her feelings, “I will do my best to become a singer that is loved around the world just like the major leagues that are receiving worldwide attention.”