The Best of Weekly Music Shows is here again! As the weather heats up, the stages flow with summery vibes. Now is the time to fill your playlist up with upbeat tunes that invoke feelings of fun nights with the friends. A Pink, NC.A, and Up10tion were among the comebacks last week.
Mamamoo won for “Yes I Am” on Mnet‘s M! Countdown and MBC‘s Show! Music Core and Show Champion. Blackpink scored their very first win for “As If It’s Your Last” on SBS Inkigayo. These talented ladies all deserve it!
K-pop can’t stop a heatwave, but the performances are a nice treat. Of course, I’m going to highlight my favorites. Even though these are just my picks, I encourage our readers to share theirs as well.
Pentagon‘s “Critical Beauty”, MBC Show Champion, June 29, 2017
I did not expect this. The vintage rock sound combined with their dapper styling is a combination that works for me. Their moves are sharp and work very well for this song. I’m not good on the names of this group, but the blonde with the cross earring caught my eye. If someone would like to tell me the name of my potential bias, I’d appreciate that. Either way, I’m keeping a lookout on this group for more captivating performances.
Stellar‘s “Tree of Sephiroth”, MBC Show Champion, June 29, 2017
When I first came upon the song, I laughed at the title. Small side note: The title of the song is different from the one on the MV. I don’t know if MBC just got too lazy to get a clarification, but this is what you’ll see in the video. Technical discrepancies aside, Stellar stumbled a little in the beginning of the routine but pulled it together towards the middle. It’s a shame this didn’t come out sooner for our mid-year dance review because I would’ve loved to put it on my list. Hopefully, the ladies stand a better chance for the year-end ones.
NCT 127‘s “Cherry Bomb”, MBC Show Champion, June 29, 2017
I’ve had mixed feelings towards SM’s experimental boy group. The main reason is I still can’t grasp what they’re trying to accomplish with all these sub-units. Regardless, I do love this comeback. Everything is working from their styling to the song and the dance. I’m glad they toned down the stereotypical hip hop fads enough to make this enjoyable. Their cohesiveness as a team stands out better when they don’t look like a hot mess. They just look hot doing their thing on the stage without an abundance of gimmicks. Let’s stick with this.
Blackpink’s “As If It’s Your Last”, SBS Inkigayo, July 2, 2017
Lisa is the best center. I don’t care if you argue with me about it in the comments. I said what I said, and yes, that’s my bias! That’s not to overlook the other girls in the group as they all hold their own as well. I’m not keen on the song itself, but they exude an alluring charm that mesmerizes me. I love watching how they meld together on stage. It’s a very nice chemistry they have going. Also can’t deny how much I love their styling, even though fans may point out its similarities to 2NE1. Yeah, I see it, and they’re still gorgeous.
Day6‘s cover of “TT”, “Knock Knock”, and “Signal” by Twice, KBS Music Bank, June 30, 2017
I LOVE THIS COVER! Day6 is such a fascinating group to watch grow. I’m 100% on board with their year-long plan to release new music every month. Something is just adorable about seeing groups cover their labelmate’s songs. I’m feeling the remix of these Twice songs, and I kind of hope they do a collaboration stage for the big year-end music shows. It helps that the guys are simply charming themselves, which shows in how playful they are during performances.
Share your favorites from last week in the comments!