The Korean year-end shows are now over, but we can’t forget the amazing performances given by the artists. From boy groups to girl groups and special stages, the covers and dances were nothing less than impressive. This year different idols showed different styles of dancing and their own takes on classic K-Pop songs.
1. BTS – 말하자면 Cover
I’ve been playing this one repeat since I first saw it! It’s so addictive and BTS really know how to make a song their own. From the dancing to singing, the energy is just always there.
2. EXO and NCT – Special Stage
Hailing from SM Entertainment, NCT and EXO brought the house down with this special stage. NCT rocked their performance and fans were also given an awesome version of MAMA by EXO.
3. SHINee’s Taemin and BTS’ Jimin – Special Stage
Two dancing forces to be reckon with finally joined forces for an amazing special stage at the KBS Gayo Daechukje. Fans’ screams could practically be heard from all over the world because of this stage.
4. BTS’ Jungkook – Rainism Cover
BTS’ Jungkook has definitely grown up and this cover of “Rainism” proves it.
5. EXO – Monster
Nothing will stop Kai from having his own contemporary dance solo and Sehun even accompanied him this time. EXO also performed their hit “Monster” and this song will really never get old for me. It’s so catchy and I love watching the dance.
6. BTS’ Jimin, VIXX’s N, Twice’s Mina and Momo, Lovelyz’s Yein, Cosmic Girls’ Sungso – 2016 SBS Gayo Daejun Modern Dance
This was one of the performances I was really looking forward to only because it’s rare for idols to show off this type of dance. It was beautiful to say the least and I hope they do stages like this more often.
7. GOT7’s Jinyoung and Yugyeom, NCT’s Ten, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, Oh My Girls’ YooA, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, DIA’s Eunjin – 2016 SBS Gayo Daejun Street Dance
Special stages are what the year-end shows are all about! Fans always gather to see who all will be working together and they were in for a treat this year. We got an awesome group dance from various artists and the crowd definitely loved it. I can’t wait for more stages like this in the future.
8. SHINee’s Taemin – Drop Drop
SHINee’s Taemin makes the list again with his amazing performance at the SBS Gayo Daejeon. His skills have continued to grow and he is definitely one of the best dancers in K-Pop.
9. Seventeen – SES, Lee Hyori, Girls’ Generation Covers and BOOM BOOM
Seventeen never fails to make awesome covers and mashups of other groups’ songs and this performance was no different. Taking girl group songs seriously is very commendable and there’s something special about this group for sure.
10. SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
Bringing back this classic K-Pop song, fans of SHINee were pleased to see them perform this song at the MBC Gayo Daejejeon.It’s always fun when group perform their older popular songs.