2021 SBS Gayo Daejun (Music Pageant): Recap & Finest Performances

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SBS Gayo DaejunAfter the borefest that was KBS’s Music Pageant, I wasn’t actually within the temper to see what SBS needed to provide. However, the cheesy-fun introductory stage, the place all of the artists joined collectively to sing Mariah Carey’s All I Need For Christmas Is You, turned my frown the wrong way up. We haven’t gotten many possibilities to see teams collectively like this throughout the previous couple of years, and you may’t not take pleasure in a very good singalong (particularly when it opens with Wendy). I gained’t rely this in my rating, nevertheless it’s price watching:

True to type, SBS opted for a a lot greater stage than KBS, instantly giving this pageant a grand enchantment. The viewers was sparsely populated, nevertheless it was nonetheless thrilling to see actual dwell followers in attendance. In addition they discovered a pleasant cross-section of MCs in Increase, SHINee’s Key and ITZY’s Yuna.

Sadly, the artist line-up for this pageant doesn’t differ a lot from KBS’s present. There was a time this monotony didn’t hassle me – largely as a result of teams would reinvent their materials for every particular person present. However, so most of the end-of-year performances the previous couple of years play it protected and easy. I suppose the pandemic state of affairs is considerably responsible. But when they’re not going to tug out superior rearrangements, I’d favor that these festivals tried to diversify their rosters.

Additionally, this was the twenty fifth anniversary of SBS’s track pageant. I’m shocked it took almost an hour earlier than the MCs even talked about that. You’d assume they’d have themed the entire evening across the milestone.

And on one final word, I apologize for the various fragmented movies. For some motive (ie: views), SBS reduce all their performances into little chunks. Some movies are actually thirty seconds lengthy. It’s needlessly annoying.


10. Fiction and Mirotic – Cowl Levels



I’m going to mix these even when they got here at vastly completely different factors within the pageant. Fiction is such a legendary Okay-pop track and I’m all the time completely happy to see it carried out. I’m unsure I’ve ever seen it lined by feminine idols, and the switch-up was fairly profitable. I feel the association lacked chew, however these form of cowl phases normally do.

The identical was positively true of Mirotic. This track has been lined to loss of life. The blokes’ efficiency was on level, however the vocals had been positively not given the identical consideration because the choreography. I actually want they’d have reinvented the monitor fairly than go for a glorified karaoke model.


9. Oh My Woman – Who Comes Who Is aware of + Dun Dun Dance



This was a strong stage that contrasted a moody b-side with a sprightly rearrangement of Dun Dun Dance. I positively most popular the latter, even when I want the remix went additional with its orchestral prospers.


8. ITZY – In The Morning, Sorry Not Sorry



Okay, I’m by no means going to like the Mafia track and that makes it more durable to take pleasure in a efficiency. BUT, I feel the theatrical staging tonight actually helped this stand out. The dance break was sturdy, even when the transition again to the principle monitor might have been smoother. Sorry Not Sorry was additionally fairly fierce (besides I don’t like that track a lot, both…)


7. Okay-Carol Medley

(There’s no means I’m embedding all of the movies which can be included in there, so listed below are just a few of the longer ones)



Good, clear Okay-pop enjoyable… proper? Most of those songs are a bit saccharine, however I like festive phases that really feel a tad much less rehearsed and extra pure.


6. Nu’est – Costume + Inside Out



Nu’est are utilizing these festivals to remind us what number of stronger songs are on their album than title monitor Inside Out, aren’t they? Costume was the particular spotlight right here. The efficiency was very slick.


5. Astro – One


After a hilariously dramatic intro, it took awhile earlier than this efficiency revealed its full potential. Two-thirds of the way in which by means of an easy efficiency of One, the blokes trasnsitioned into an prolonged dance break (with rock guitar!) that used the fullness of the stage very effectively.


4. TXT – Magic Fortress + I Know I Love You



This wasn’t a remix or reinterpretation, which normally relegates a efficiency to ‘honorable point out’ standing for me. However this was an particularly nice efficiency of this wonderful track. Some tracks simply work higher within the context of an enviornment than others, and the anthemic high quality of the melodies actually hit. It was additionally enjoyable to see the blokes sort out Magic Fortress – a canopy you don’t hear usually anymore.


3. Courageous Ladies – We Experience (Ballad Model) + Rollin’ + Chi Mat Ba Ram




For me, this was the primary memorable efficiency of the evening. It was good to listen to We Experience in ballad type, even when I a lot favor the unique metropolis pop model. However, the sax-heavy remix of Rollin’ was the clear standout. This is the way you create a festive environment (even when the viewers was prevented from shouting their approval). Plus, the segue into Chi Mat Ba Ram was expertly achieved.

Nonetheless, I’ll say it once more: if the yr goes by with out a single “After We Experience” efficiency, I’m flipping a desk.


2. Stray Youngsters – Winter Falls + Thunderous (Remix)



This makes it on the listing partially as a result of we acquired to listen to Winter Falls carried out. It’s a pleasant track, and I like how the blokes introduced the vacation cheer with the set and props – even when it was a weirdly tacky match for such a moody track.

However, the true standout was the weird vacation mixture of Thunderous. I don’t even know what to make of this association. It completely flipped the track on its head. I’m unsure it all the time labored, however I give the blokes credit score for taking the possibility. This was a whole lot of quirky enjoyable. I imply… faucet dancing?

The sheer confidence it takes to tug off one thing like this…


1. Key – Helium + Unhealthy Love



This was far and away my favourite efficiency of the end-of-year festivals to this point. This is what charisma appears to be like like, of us! The association, the straightforward staging, the costumes, the track decisions – all unbelievable. And on the heart of the whole lot was Key himself, commanding the stage in a means nobody else matched tonight.

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