Are any of you frustrated with no YouTube official performances being posted? If you’re like me, you also want high quality, legit performance videos if your favorite k-pop group, right?
Well, I’m happy to say I did find it through JTBC’s official VLive app – which you can watch on your desktop. These are just for BTS, though I may try and sort through additional performances from other groups later.
Ha ha! Um… my answer hasn’t changed much. I have learned very little Korean since I started my love for k-pop. I think if I had the time I could learn the words to some of my favorite songs. But alas, when it comes to using my free-time to learn another language, I’m currently trying to just improve my Mandarin speaking skills (I’ve been watching a lot of C-Dramas on Netflix while trying to not read the subtitles).
Having said that, the other day while listening to Boy In Luv by BTS, I caught myself singing along to most of the lyrics! That surprised me. I suppose it was bound to happen so I thought that was pretty cool. I don’t know the full lyrics, though. And I’d have to sing along with it – as I can’t sing it on my own.
Question #9: Favorite k-pop performance
Well… there’s been a lot of phenomenal live performances. With BTS’ fast-growth not just in Asia but by international standards, they really have been given more and more stage time at the various main Asian music award shows. The MMAs 2019 gave them a total of 37 minutes allowing BTS to really show their artistry. And because they ended with Dionysus, this is currently my favorite live k-pop performance.
Some other honorable mentions:
BTS’ 2019 Golden Disk Awards performance of FAKE LOVE stood out due to the symbolic intro. Many k-pop fans, especially ARMY, understand the meaning behind their marionette puppets intro. Which was a subtle message at a huge k-pop industry award show. Idols face such harsh control by the industry and fans alike, they often lose who they truly are (at an age they are supposed to be finding themselves – alas that is another topic for another time).
BTS’ performance of IDOL at the 2018 MMAs showed a beautiful mix of contemporary and cultural dance as the intro. I love it when they do this! Plus we witnessed female performers which is a huge move for a male k-pop group to do (i.e. too many jealous fans).
Sunmi ft. Taemin’s Gashina performance was iconic! And damn sexy. I always love watching Sunmi live, though. Her facial expressions are point on. She’s stunning and certainly a queen.
AOA’s cover of MAMAMOO’s Egotistic remix must be mentioned. The performance was stellar but I loved how they brought out the drag queens in the end. AOA danced in tailored suits along with the drag queens and brought the house down!
I’m simply very happy for and proud of TXT for winning New Artist of the Year at the MMA 2019. Their extended New Rule and Run Away performance was a great show for such a rookie group. BTS supported them throughout the show, with a big stand-up applause and cheer from their seniors when they were announced for the win.
Congrats also go out to BTS for being the first to win all 4 Daesang categories at an end of the year Asian Award Show!
Woohoo! Another one where my answer has changed drastically and multiple times.
First time answering this was LE from EXID because I wasn’t very familiar with many k-pop girl groups, or many other k-pop groups period.
Since then, I’ve changed to Lisa from Blackpink, to Jennie from Blackpink, to Sunmi and finally, at the moment at least, Soyeon from (G)I-dle. Though I still love Sunmi. How can one not love Sunmi?
But Soyeon is a hard one to deny. I’ve gushed over her before and I’ll gush over her again – this young lady has skills! She writes a lot of their music, carries the responsibility as leader of their group, is a killer dancer, and I encourage people to watch her facial expressions in both their music videos and live performances. Soyeon knows how to look at the camera and give her iconic snarl expression right at the right moment!
Question #5: A favorite k-pop song from your favorite guy group
As before, this one is extremely hard to answers! I broke it down to the following categories last time:
All-Time Fave: FIRE
2017 Song of the Year: MIC Drop Remix
Current Fave: Sea
To stay with the same categories, here’s my updated list:
All-Time Fave: Dionysus
2018 Song of the Year: Truth Untold
Current Fave: So What
Once again, this was not an easy question to answer. All-time favorites will change time and time again. How does one even pick an all-time favorite when new things come out all time with k-pop and one’s tastes or mood changes frequently?
I think any of BTS’ classics will remain my all-time favorites, such as FIRE, Blood Sweat and Tears and MIC Drop Remix. Dionysus, however, has earned it’s way to the top for sure!
I really have a lot of posts I’m behind on due to traveling for work and dealing with the aftermath of projects and catching up after coming back from Vegas. And no I certainly was not in Vegas for fun. I was there to mingle with other suits which involved back to back meetings on the hour. I’ve been back for almost two weeks and I’m still catching up!
So for now, I wanted to share this amazing mash-up of DIONYSUS and Boy In Luv. Not only did this creative fan do a great job with the audio but to see BTS 2014 v.s. 2019 really reminds me how much they’ve grown in the past five years. Enjoy!