Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Girls' Generation to appear on France's TV show




K-pop group Girls' Generation will appear on a popular French talk show ahead of its first release of a music album in Europe early next week, the group's entertainment agency said Wednesday.

The group will be on the "Le Grand Journal," a talk show program of the French pay-TV channel "CANAL plus" on Thursday (on Paris time), S.M. Entertainment Co. said.

"Le Grand Journal," which airs at 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday, is one of France's most popular talk shows, where many of the world's top stars have appeared as guests.

Girls' Generation will be the first Korean pop stars to appear on the show, according to the agency.

The appearance comes ahead of the group's official release slated for Monday of its special album titled "The Boys" through Polydor, the French music label under Universal Music Group. It is rare for South Korean singers to release an album in Europe.

In the show, the group will give a live performance of the album's title song with the same name, according to the agency.

It will be the group's third appearance on a popular foreign talk show in about two weeks following appearances on CBS's late-night talk show "Late Show with David Letterman" on Jan. 31 and ABC's morning talk show "Live! With Kelly" on Feb. 1.

The group will also have an interview with France's terrestrial TV channel "France2" for broadcasting on the channel's main evening news program on Thursday, according to the agency.

During the interview, the K-pop sensation will introduce the new album and express thanks for its devoted European fans, the agency said.

The group arrived in Paris on Tuesday for local promotion of the new album. (Yonhap)

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