Source: TV Report via Nate
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It’s been revealed that KARA‘s pre-recorded stage for the ‘MBC Gayo Daejaejun‘ cost a whopping 20 billion won (~$17 million USD).
On January 31st, KARA attended Japan’s ‘NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen‘, which forced them to miss out on performing a live stage for the ’2011 MBC Gayo Daejaejun’.
Instead, KARA presented viewers with a video of their hit songs ‘Jumping‘ and ‘Step‘. The cruise ship they performed on for their pre-recording was said to be worth $17 million USD, and to rent it for one day cost thousands of dollars.
A representative from KARA stated, “Because we felt sorry for being unable to attend the ‘Gayo Daejaejun’, we thought it would be nice to give our all for the video. By chance, we were able to make a deal with Japan’s leading shipping company, and so we shot the video for ‘Jumping’ and ‘Step’ there. This was a busy season where we got to know KARA’s status in Japan.”
KARA garnered much attention and popularity in Japan by attending several special year-end programs, such as the ‘Kohaku Uta Gassen’, ‘Japan Record Awards‘, ‘Music Station Super Live‘, and ‘FNS Festival‘.