ITZY‘s Chaeryeong and Super Junior‘s Shindong appeared on Radio Star recently. Their discussion about performing and conserving energy to maximize it for performances somehow drifted to talking about old songs and led to Chaeryeong’s hilarious comments, unintentionally underscoring her being a 4th Generation idol against 2nd Generation idol Shindong.
It started with asking Chaeryeong what else excites her other than her group’s performances. She said listening to old songs excited her. When asked what songs were considered old, Shindong suggested their songs, and Chaeryeong agreed.
The hosts were surprised, but Shindong reiterated that their songs came out long ago and would be considered old by Chaeryeong’s age group. The hosts then asked her if she knew any choreographies of Super Junior songs.
She affirmed she did and proceeded to perform “U,” a song Super Junior released in 2006. Chaeryeong impressed them with her dancing, making the choreography look like it was meant for a girl group performance.
They all praised her for executing the choreography effortlessly. When the hosts said it was practically a cakewalk for her to do the choreo, she looked at them blankly because she didn’t understand what they meant.
They explained what it meant, saying the choreography was easy for her. Cakewalk is an idiom for “easy victory” and has been used for a long while, even before Chaeryeong was born.
Chaeryeong shared she had difficulty learning the choreography. When asked why, Chaeryeong innocently explained that the video was uploaded in 2006 and it was so blurry. Everybody burst out laughing.
She said the video was so blurred that she couldn’t even tell who Shindong was among the members.
She wasn’t kidding. Looking at the actual video she studied, the faces of Super Junior members were all blurred.
Watch the whole hilarious conversation here: