Welcome back to another week of Best of Weekly Music Shows! GFriend took home wins on SBS The Show, MBC Show Champion, KBS Music Bank, and SBS Inkigayo, while EXO continued their winning streak on Mnet M! Countdown and MBC Show! Music Core.
Here were some of our favourite stages this week in no particular order!
Wanna One’s “Burn It Up”, Mnet M! Countdown, August 10, 2017
Despite refusing to watch the second season of Produce 101 for fear of getting too much into the show, I have really been enjoying Wanna One’s debut album. Although “Energetic” was voted to be the title track, I find myself playing “Burn It Up” a lot more. The stage really brings the track to life, from the powerful and fiery choreography to the impeccable styling with the classic black-and-white outfits and the smouldering eye looks to the perfect harmony of the entire group. MBC Show! Music Core has also recently confirmed Wanna One’s performance on the show next week, so we have that to look forward to!
Girls’ Generation’s “All Night”, SBS Inkigayo, August 13, 2017
Although Girls’ Generation are promoting two title tracks, “All Night” seems to suite more to my taste. Their stage on SBS Inkigayo with the glitzy and glam outfits fit in with the track’s slightly retro feel, and of course, it’s great to see the girls killing it with the hot choreography! Unfortunately, the group will only be promoting for a week, so sadly this is their goodbye stage.
Winner’s “Love Me Love Me”, SBS Inkigayo, August 13, 2017
Honestly, Winner has really (really) been killing it this year, and this comeback is nothing short of amazing. “Love Me Love Me” has such adorable choreography with the abundance of finger and hand hearts. More importantly, the boys are having so much fun on stage, and the enthusiasm is clearly infectious with the seriously amazing fan-chants.
Gugudan OguOgu’s “Ice Chu”, Mnet M! Countdown, August 10, 2017
The maknaes Hyeyeon and Mina come together to form Gugudan’s first ever subunit, Gugudan OguOgu! The name OguOgu, Korean for 5959, comes from the members’ representative numbers — Hyeyeon with 5 and Mina with 9; the term can also be used as a form of endearment for something cute. Certainly, their debut stage for “Ice Chu” is cuteness overload, and the theme with the popsicles is very fitting for the hot summer weather. The girls show some serious moves in the dance break, and the chorus of the track is just strangely addicting.
JJ Project’s “Tomorrow, Today”, MBC Show! Music Core
JJ Project has been back for some time, but their stage for “Tomorrow, Today” never gets old. It has just the right amount of nostalgia, and it’s one of those songs that really make you think and reflect. The mirror choreography with Jinyoung and Jaebum is impressive, and truly show how in-sync the duo are.
What were your favorite performances of the week?