On September 11 at approx. 8:20 p.m. KST, Taemin went live on his personal Instagram with all the members of SuperM!
During the broadcast, Taemin, Lucas, Baekhyun, Kai, Taeyong, Ten, and Mark gathered to talk about what they have been up to, their teamwork, thoughts on the upcoming debut, and more.
Taemin said that the group will mostly spend Chuseok practicing, but they may go out for dinner together too, so he asked the viewers for suggestions on what they should have. Then somebody mentioned grilled pork belly, AKA samgyeopsal. SHINee’s maknae also threw some subtle shade on SM by pointing out that the members refer to themselves as “Super Team” – which was the group’s nickname before the official name was decided – rather than SuperM.
All members, particularly Baekhyun (who already got some heat from EXO-Ls), appear to be worried about how the fans will receive their debut as a new group. Taemin then said that all of them have gotten closer while preparing for this album, so he hopes that fans’ reactions will be positive in the end. He also clarified that the birth of SuperM does not mean that the members will abandon their original groups and asked the fans to look over them fondly. Lastly, Kai added that they all worked hard on this debut and hopefully everyone appreciates it.
Although we assumed that Taemin would be the leader of SuperM, it seems that has not been decided yet. After being asked about who the leader is, Baekhyun quickly exclaimed: “Taemin!”, but Taemin responded that he feels that Baekhyun is a good candidate because he is the oldest and takes care of other members well. When Baekhyun seemed to accept this title, Lucas teasingly said: “Ooh, our leader!” So, did we just witness Baekhyun becoming SuperM’s leader?
Speaking of Lucas, it is obvious that his fellow members have fallen in love with him – and we don’t blame them! Baekhyun even revealed that Lucas is his favorite, that he loves his voice as well as his cute and handsome looks. Both Kai and Taemin agreed that Lucas is incredibly handsome and cool. In turn, Lucas said that he thinks all of his hyungs are amazing. We already saw Taemin crushing on Ten in yesterday’s video, and Taeyong and Mark now pointed out EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai (respectively) as the hyungs they like the most. Taeyong literally said that he had never met somebody as cheerful and interesting as Baekhyun, while Mark called him “genius idol” because of how fast he picks up choreography. On the other hand, it’s clear that all of them look up to Taemin a lot as well. Ten summed it up best when he said that it was an honor to be able to work closely with his seniors (sunbaes), whom he previously only had the chance to watch perform like a fan. Aren’t they all adorable?
In terms of spoilers, Baekhyun just “revealed” that their choreography is one big dance break from beginning to end. Such a tease! Taemin reiterated what he mentioned in his unboxing video; each individual version of the album shows off the members’ different colors, while the group version is more monochromatic. Wondering if that in itself was some kind of a hint… They also briefly talked about the MV filming, with Taemin saying how it was sometimes difficult to shoot because Baekhyun kept making them laugh, to which Kai responded: “EXO has been dealing with that for eight years!” As expected, Byun Baekhyun is the resident mood maker wherever he goes.
Another information we got in this Live is that they haven’t agreed on their official group greeting yet, but there was some talk of Spider-Man-esque gestures… They proceeded to discuss possible fandom names for SuperM, and Baekhyun had everyone in stitches when he suggested that their fandom name be Sooman! Something tells us that Mr. Lee himself wouldn’t mind that.
Finally, the boys wished everyone a happy Chuseok holiday and asked the fans to look forward to SuperM’s debut. In order to keep up with all the latest news, make sure to stay tuned to our Debut Countdown for daily updates!
You can watch the replay of Taemin’s IG Live below:
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