Welcome to the third edition of the best performances of the week! This week, Secret, FTIsland, Orange Caramel and GD made their comebacks, and I discovered some groups I never heard of such as E7 and BOB4 are actually promoting together with the influx of girl group debuts (please don’t make me name them or try to differentiate them). And I thought I knew it all about K-pop. These are my personal favorites, don’t forget to share yours in the comments section below!FTIsland’s “Let it go”, Mnet M!Countdown, Thursday 13th September
I can’t help but bow to Hongki‘s stage presence every time they perform, and although their title track is “I Wish”, I liked “Let it go” much more, every stage formalities left aside and Hongki and Jong-hoon just letting their inner rockers flow free.Orange Carmel’s “Lipstick”, Mnet M!Countdown, Thursday 13th September
I recognize girl groups with excessive amount of cuteness make me cringe, so I’m not precisely Orange Caramel’s biggest fan out there. But “Lipstick” is definitely one of a kind, the ‘omma omma’ dance step is dope and their sneakers are just too awesome.UV‘s “Oh My Girl! Oh My Mom!”, Mnet M!Countdown, Thursday 13th September
Just when think UV can’t get any more hilarious than in their MVs, they substitute Yoon Do Hyun for an ajumma for their live performance and they kill it. Also, the ajumma is just fantastic.ZE:As “Phoenix”, KBS Music Bank, Friday 14th September
This is probably the first performance I have ever seen from ZE:A and I’m kind of impressed with the choreography and how good they play with the different formations. I also think I have a bias now, I only have to find out how the guy with the sleeveless vest is called.Secret’s “Poison”, SBS Inkigayo, Sunday 16th September
Their first performance of the week made me feel a bit uncomfortable with all the crotches shots; Inkigayo‘s camera work was much better, fortunately, and I could enjoy them at their best, irradiating confidence and sounding perfect. Seriously, was Sunhwa supposed to be the worst singer out of them? Well then…GD’s “Crayon”, SBS Inkigayo, Sunday 16th September
This week’s comebacks were all that great, so last but not least, GD came back with both “One of a Kind” and “Crayon” and although he ate the stage with both performances, I chose “Crayon” because I loved the fluorescent aesthetics and his hair looks much better, honestly.
(KBS, Mnet, SBS)