For NY1, which is a 24 hour news web channel for New York, one of their veteran reporters Lewis Dodley interviewed the Wondergirls completely in English about their experiences and their musical ambitions in America. The interview itself talks about nothing too special, except the confirmation that they have finished recording the English version of their Korean hit, “Nobody”.
What is really amazing about the interview is listening to the Wondergirls speak in English.
For being the leader, Sun-ye doesn’t really talk as much as she could, but her English is the weakest out of the girls and shows an obvious accent. Sun-mi is quite good, and so is So-hee, but she seems more comfortable using colloquial American words like “throwback.” Even though her English is good for being the rapper, Yoo-bin doesn’t talk as much as she could. Ye-eun just blows everyone else out of the water because her English is extremely comfortable and eloquent for someone who hasn’t been learning English for a long time now. All their time in America must be filled with cramming English down their throats.
The Wondergirls’ English skills are much better than say BoA, who is touted more as the one with the most potential for an American breakthrough.
Hearing them speak adequate English, does it relieve some concerns about their American debut?