Sooyoung Hints/Trolls Over Speculative SNSD Sub-Unit Called ‘SHY’ Featuring Her, Hyoyeon and Yuri


All it takes is one little hashtag to send SONEs into a tizzy.

On April 7th, Sooyoung posted an Instagram video of herself with Hyoyeon and Yuri along with the hashtags #SHY, #catchGG and #D-3.

Of particular interest to fans was #SHY (short for Sooyoung, Hyoyeon and Yuri) which is also a totally not real sub-unit that some fans have apparently been wanting for awhile now.

A sub-unit of Sooyoung, Hyoyeon and Yuri would have some fairly obvious strengths and glaringly obvious weaknesses. On the one hand, the group would be lacking a very good singer. For all that Sooyoung, Yuri and Hyoyeon bring to the table, it is no accident that they are often relegated to getting the fewest amount of lines in any given SNSD song. On the other hand, the trio are SNSD’s best dancers and that could provide a strong template for a sub-unit that is unique from the SNSD brand.

The fact that Sooyoung appears to have acknowledged the totally not real sub-unit should stoke the speculative flames and it may be a hint of SM Entertainment’s desire to squeeze every last drop out of SNSD. Or it could be a total tease.

Who knows? That’s why this stuff is fun.

At the very least, SHY is an infinitely better group name than TaeTiSeo so this totally not confirmed sub-unit has that going for it.




  1. Knowing Sooyoung’s sense of humor, I would suspect she is trolling SONE’s and getting a chuckle out of stirring them up. Unless this is a project with just a single with perhaps little singing, some rapping, but mostly dancing with choreography that SNSD as a full unit can’t do or just doesn’t fit SNSD’s image. I can’t see this working well commercially otherwise and SM usually doesn’t like to spend money on solo efforts that aren’t going to make money. I’d love to see Hyoyeon get more of a chance to dance especially and Yuri and Sooyoung are very good dancers as well. As you said though, none of these women are known for their singing prowess. Sooyoung is probably the best of the three in that regard, but she’s not really good enough to push Sunny for lines except on Japanese singles where her fluency in Japanese helps her out a lot. While Hyoyeon and Yuri can sing better than most of us schmoes they aren’t going to carry a song. Hyoyeon shined pretty well in the Younique sub-unit a few years back because when she did sing her relatively low female singing voice was relatively high compared to the guys and blended nicely. Sometimes one does wonder why Hyoyeon got cast by SM in SNSD, though it might have simply been that they needed some members that weren’t going to complain a lot about not getting many lines. While she has expressed her frustration at times in interviews over being under-utlitized, I suspect those monthly or quarterly profit distribution checks probably serve as a powerful reminder that she has a relatively sweet gig and that she does get paid to dance even if it isn’t always the kind of dancing she likes the most.

  2. black soshi · · Reply

    OT8 is a sub-unit.

  3. No, no, no… that sub-unit wouldn’t work with strong vocals like Taeyeon or Tiffany.
    #SHYT – I rest my case.

    1. I’d support it for #SHYT alone.

  4. Shadow · · Reply

    I would like to see this happen, if anything, for the competition with TaetiSeo.

    That would be fun.

    1. Yeah, it’d be nice to see what these three have got considering that they don’t get a lot of screen time during SNSD comebacks.

  5. Kpoptartsarebestpoptarts · · Reply

    I love Hyoyeon’s voice. It’s low and smoky and sexy. Not exactly conducive to SNSD’s style. But I’d love to see her get a chance to carry a song that was actually written for her.

  6. jesse ray · · Reply

    here’s HyoYeon and Yuri singing in their range and dancing with Henry:

    works for me

  7. They should be with Yoona, she is a great dancer,great rapper, she might not be the best vocalist but she is really good. And it must be HYY not SHY, cause Yoong is better than Soo in dancing.

    1. Or it must be SHYY. I support them alot

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