So today was M!countdown day! The M!countdown is definitely heavy on the boy bands at the moment, which may not be a bad thing considering how girl band heavy the music shows were at the start of the year.
I won’t talk about all the performances here, I’ll link all the videos below, but here’s my thought on the best and worst of the show!
I was unimpressed by NS Yoon-G’s outfit for todays show, she is one of the few Kpop stars I see consistently well dressed for her figure and I didn’t think those shorts did her any justice.
Special mention should go to100%. I’m not a boy band fan usually and still wouldn’t say I am a fan of theirs, but man they looked FIERCE (literally and figuratively.) After seeing them, I basically entirely forgot the performances from poor MBLAQ and BTS.
4Minute….Oh Dear…the performance was lovely, I really enjoyed seeing them perform this as just them on the stage, they are fantastic performers, really drag you in. Those outfits however, a stage performance is more than just singing and dancing, and this thing for wrapping Kpop artists in variations of tin foil really doesn’t appeal to me.
I suppose I’m obligated to mention Crayon Pop, although I am sure it won’t make me popular. I don’t like their new song, it sounds to me like a bad song played at wedding receptions and it feels like someone is trying WAY to hard to make sure Crayon Pop are obviously quirky. The girls were a disappointment as well TBH, Crayon pop usually WOW me by being really into their performances and both the singing and dancing felt half hearted today.
To contrast, Orange Caramels’ performances was great, not my fave outfits they’ve used to promote this song but I like the theme they are sticking to. These girls’ quirkiness doesn’t feel forced, it almost feels like they use Orange Caramel to unwind after their serious and sexy Afterschool promotions. Am I the only one who found the juice sloshing on their heads reminiscent of a ladies finishing school poise exercise though?
We Finally get Akdong Musicians’ debut. I was pleasantly surprised I was fully expecting lovely compositions but was not getting my hopes up about their stage performance. Not all groups lend themselves as stage performers and I thought this was the case for these guys but they were engaging and appropriately lively! Can’t wait to see more from these guys!
Congratulations to Apink for their win with Mr Chu!
One Love – F.Cuz
Uh-eee – Crayon Pop
Beautiful land – Orange Caramel
Look at me now – Speed
Be a man – MBLAQ
Yasisi- NS Yoon-G
How are you – Gravy NJ
Mr Chu – Apink
Push and pull – Eddy Kim
Without you – Mad clown Feat. Hyorin
200% – Akdong Musician
Whatcha doin’ today? – 4Minute
Melted- Akdong Musician
Beat – 100%
Dduraeyo – Baechigi Feat. Anglee of 3B
Just one day – BTS
So long – Apink
Catllena – Orange caramel
Encore – Apink