DSP Media has officially announced the disbandment of Kara. Gyuri, Hara and Seungyeon have decided to part ways from the company in order to pursue solo activities.
Honestly, I am not really saddened or surprised by this news. I expected their disbandment since Nicole and Jiyoung left the group.
However, I am a bit annoyed. The company went through so much trouble to keep Kara alive. They created a survival show, which was shrouded with controversy, and added Youngji to the group. I did not particularly like the company’s choice in adding Youngji to the group, but sooner or later she grew on me.
Kara’s comebacks with Youngji were some of my favourites. Now that the group has disbanded, what becomes of Youngji? I felt like so much effort and time has been wasted. The group should have just disbanded since Nicole and Jiyoung left. There wouldn’t have been the need for a survival competition.
I am not upset that Gyuri, Hara and Seungyeon decided to take on new paths in their life. Life is all about changes. I just felt like all the hype and effort placed into “Baby Kara” was wasted. I am also very worried and curious to see what they do with Youngji. I would hate to see her talent wasted, and her time as an idol limited to just her short tenure in Kara. There have been rumours floating around that Youngji and former April member, Somin, will be placed in a duo or group. That would be something to see.
Ending on a more positive note, I wish Hara, Gyuri and Seungyeon all the best in their future endeavours!