Welcome, welcome to this week’s set of performances from the weekly music shows. This week saw wins dispersed between Infinite H (SBS MTV The Show, Music Core and Inkigayo), CN Blue‘s Jung Yong-hwa (Show Champion) and Davichi (M! Countdown, Music Bank). Comebacks and debuts were made by Zion.T & Crush and Infinite H while comebacks and debuts were teased for f(x)‘s Amber, Teen Top‘s Niel, 4minute, and more. I’ve chosen some of my favorite stages below, but please do comment with your own as well!
Eddy Kim‘s “My Love,” Mnet M! Countdown, February 5, 2015
There’s something so simple but engaging about a guy sitting at a piano singing and playing. It’s a combination that rarely fails, and this case is no exception. The only odd thing was the repeated cuts to the woman talking on the phone; every time that happened, I couldn’t help but think about how awkward it must to sit on stage and pretend to be talking on a phone for four minutes.
Zion.T & Crush’s “Just,” KBS Music Bank, February 6, 2015
Everything is just so smooth. From the small movements Zion.T and Crush make to the fluid movements of the backup dancers, everything just flows really well, allowing the stripped-down nature of the song to come through.
9Muses‘ “Drama,” MBC Music Core, February 7, 2015
This group is growing on me with every comeback. Their movements aren’t particularly large, but they work well in the smaller spaces. And I can’t stop staring at that bit of short hair on Kyungri‘s forehead whenever it shows up.
Homme‘s cover of Yoo Seung-yup‘s “As If You Are Anyone,” KBS Immortal Song 2, February 7, 2015
I’ve got say I really like how Changmin and Lee Hyun‘s voices sound together. And two of them are pretty darn effortlessly in sync. Their entire performance is confident and cool, and they’re really able to enjoy their time on the stage.
Kim Kyung-ho‘s cover of Yoo Seung-yup’s “Winter Rose,” KBS Immortal Song 2, February 7, 2015
The rocker turned this song straight into something in his repertoire. I thought the drop down into the quiet and eerie was particularly effectively done before relaunching towards a harder edge. The different between Kim staying behind the microphone and later striding out and singing with his whole body was also a great dichotomy that moved the performance forward and kept it enthralling. The song ended on a very high note.