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Choi shows 'Talent'; Tae-min reveals plan

By Jeff Chung

LAST UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. HST, Aug 5, 2011

"Dancing with the Stars" and "Korea's Got Talent" are getting a lot of attention nowadays. The Korean versions of the hit American programs have the same structure and style as their counterparts. Recently, nearly 30 different friends have sent me a link to a video of 22-year-old Choi Sung Bong singing "Nella Fantasia" on "Korea's Got Talent." The clip has nearly 9 million hits so far. Choi was orphaned at age 3, then ran away from the orphanage at 5 because of beatings and wandered the streets homeless. He spent 10 years sleeping on stairs and in public bathrooms, selling gum and energy drinks to make a living. His dream was to just live a normal life — something many of us take for granted. Choi has become an instant celebrity and is expected to get to the finals. Watch Choi's performance at


"Save the Last Dance for Me"
Episodes 19 and 20 (last episode)

Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Tae-min tells Eun-soo that he's going to take everything from Hyun-woo since Hyun-woo took her away from him. Soo-jin tells Eun-soo what Tae-min is up to and asks her to help Hyun-woo.

Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Hyun-woo gets the company back from Tae-min, and Tae-min gets sued. Tae-min tells Hyun-woo that his parents died because of the company. Tae-min plans to leave the country and asks Eun-soo to come with him. When Eun-soo turns him down, he swears to take revenge on Hyun-woo.

"Lie to Me"
Episodes 3 and 4

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Ah-jung runs into So-ran on her way to meet Ki-joon and his friends. Ah-jung gets annoyed at So-ran's sarcasm.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: When Ki-joon won't meet her, Ah-jung gets a suite at the hotel and causes a scene. Ah-jung invites Sang-hee over to drink with her in the room, and they spend the night there. Park Hoon sees Sang-hee and Ah-jung coming out of the room in the morning and tells Ki-joon about it.

"City Hunter"
Episodes 5 and 6

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jin-pyo targets the restaurant where Seo and his wife are dining. Na-na is terrified when a bullet shatters glass in the restaurant and the whole place is engulfed in darkness. Yoon-sung saves Na-na from harm and rushes over to the building where Jin-pyo is.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Na-na is furious with Yoon-sung for buying her place and tells him she's turned off by him. Young-joo goes over the CCTV footage to find the identity of the City Hunter.

"New Tales of Gisaeng"
Episodes 37 and 38

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ra-ra is frustrated by her superficial mother-in-law to be. She demands Ra-ra buy a condo as a dowry when she finds out Dr. Geum isn't her biological father. Da-mo's father cuts off all financial support and tells Da-mo's friends not to help Da-mo. Sa-ran and Da-mo have an engagement ceremony on their own.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Da-mo has a hard time getting a job because of his father. Ra-ra tells Sa-ran to get married and have a baby, instead of waiting for Da-mo's father's approval. Ra-ra sees her fiance on a date with another woman and calls off the engagement. Eo-san and Soon-deok get married.

Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. Reach him at 521-8066 or

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