for Turkish

Eclipse is the name of the Filipino dance cover group of EXO. I wanted to introduce this 12 membered group to Turkey, because their passion impressed me and I wanted them to be an inspirer for us.

First I talked to JJ and told him that I wanted too have an interview with them and he told me to talk with Mikhail on this issue. At that time I thought he was the leader but as you will see, he is really thoughtful and definitely didnt accepted it. He said he was only voice of the group  and it was another thing that impressed me. I mean this group whose aim only introducing their idol band, acts like real professionals. And I think each member is matured more than enough for their age.

Before the interview, I want to apologize especially to Mikhail and Eclipse members and to the readers, because due to my private problems this interview published very late. I hope you enjoy it…

Ash Lee:
Hi, Mikhail how are you?

Miko Geslani:
Hello Ash, I’m doing pretty good. Thanks for asking.

Ash Lee:
You are welcome.So lets us begin with my self introduction, I am Aslı but you can call me Ash, I am from Turkey, 19 years old. Because I am a kpop fan, the first time I saw your video and became your fan and I wanted to introduce you to my country, because I really appreciate what you are doing. So shall we begin?

Miko Geslani:
Thank you so much, we are more than honored to be able to be appreciated by another country. Let’s.

Ash Lee:
First, let us to know you. Can you tell us about yourself?

Miko Geslani:
The group you mean?

Ash Lee:
No, yourself. Because I took you as leader. But if you dont want we can pass it

Miko Geslani:
Okay, My name’s Miko. I study Journalism. I like to write, sing and dance.
Can we pass the “me” part? Haha.
I dont really want to be in the limelight lol

Ash Lee:
If you want of course  but I was thinking to talk each member. Because you all have a facebook account.

Miko Geslani:
Id rather answer for the whole team

Ash Lee:
Ok. I saw your video by chance and amazed by it right away. You guys were so awesome, so how did it begin? Whose idea was that to become a group and make dance covers?

Miko Geslani:
First off, Eclipse is a 12 member dance cosplay cover group paying tribute to EXO-K and EXO-M. We showcase their music and pattern ourselves after them – their dances, their art (video and stills), and their fashion.
Most of us are from two groups, SHINErs and Super Simple.
and the rest I recruited because they also have passion for EXO, and since EXO has amazing fashion, most of the members are willing to pitch in for the promotion of the group. And since most of our schools are linked, we all got together to form the group

Ash Lee:
Oh, thats very cool ^^

I read that your purpose is showing the passion and dance talents of Filipino to the world, this is very cool. Do you have any other apart from those?

Miko Geslani:
We do video and stills to further permeate the style of EXO too.

style in fashion as well

Ash Lee:
Yes, I saw that you look very alike Kai.

Miko Geslani:
Aww
I didn’t really do much on that part.
Haha

Ash Lee:
I saw that you have some English lyrics, and they are different from the originals. Who writes them?

Miko Geslani:
I do, I don’t think the lyrics really stray away from the real ones. I just have a knack for correct grammar.

Ash Lee:
Now you have Eclipse for EXO, SHINers for SHINee, Super Simple for Super Junior, Susi A for Miss A and TiaraNova for T-ara. Do you have any plans for any other bands?

Miko Geslani:
None so far.

Ash Lee:
Each band has members as many as the original ones, so you are together mostly together? How the relation between members, do you have any couples like HunHan?

Miko Geslani:
We don’t really emulate any couples really, it just happens. We mainly cover the dancing, art and fashion. The couple part just comes naturally I suppose.

Ash Lee:
What do you feel about your band? Are you good enough, do you believe in them?

Miko Geslani:
Yes, I’m very proud of our group. We’ve worked pretty hard and know that our hard work will permeate internationally on promoting our idols’ music.

Ash Lee:
What are your plans for the future? As I see you already have a number of fans, did you give any showcases or you are on stages?

Miko Geslani:
Just the EXO Gathering. We plan to have 4 new members since 4 of our members are from Super Simple. We had an agreement that they’ll only perform with us till June 1, so for now, we’re going to have to search for new members. Still, it was an honor working with them. We are happy that they helped us in promoting EXO’s music.

Ash Lee:
Each meber in your group stands for someone, did they pick whom they want to be or the leader just said you are going to be him?

Miko Geslani:
A little bit of both, most of the members wanted to cover who they idolize, and I picked some who I think best fits the role through dancing and character. So far, I think the group fits in well for the roles. I implemented that there should be a flat command in the group. No one should be the leader since first of all, we do not make the music nor the dance, we all have our roles in rising the group to its full potential. I am merely the voice for the group, some teach the dances, some do the fashion, styling, and even editing of stills and videos. Everybody has their important part. That’s why I think everybody should treat one another in the group equally.

Ash Lee:
Do you like the reaction? I am sure there is a lot of girls who are fans of you, and does it bother you?

Miko Geslani:
I love the reaction, but everyone should be reminded that we do not look or expect too much fandom. We treat them as friends and supporters, for we too, like and idolize the group we portray, and we do it for the passion of the music and especially the dancing.

Ash Lee:
Which member is more famous in your band?

Miko Geslani:
For me, it is personally Jop, since he is the face of the group, and since he already has his own cult following.

Ash Lee:
Did you have any hinder or some fights between yourselves?

Miko Geslani:
No, not at all. We all do and try to do our work professionally at all times.

Ash Lee:
I prepared the questions before I know you this much. And now I think I know little more about you and seeing those questions again, make me feel I asked some stupid ones.

How did you decide on the bands name?

Miko Geslani:
Ohh, we were just brainstorming, and our BaekHyun ( JJ ) thought of the name.


Special thanks to Miko Geslani whom talked to me and answered my questions sincerely.

Fighting Eclipse!!

* 4 members of Eclipse temporarily were from Super Simple and when the time came they left the group. New memebers added to the group.

*(For Turkish) While translating the interview there can be some meanings that doesnt give the full meaning, besides in order to give the real meaning and to be more clear there some sentences that adopted from Turkish.

*In order not be too long nor boring some parts of the interview was cut.

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to see performances (Turkish translation of description/ first post about Eclipse)

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