Though we all know that SBS Gayo Daejun this year was a mess, like a real mess, there were still some amazing performances that came out of it. Many fans of the kpop groups that performed that night were really upset with SBS. Fans thought that they really had a great line up but the time distribution and the unfair treatment made it into a mess. People were complaining about many things. Many viewers were finding it difficult to concentrate because of the camera work. Like the many comments on Netizen Buzz by the Korean viewers, international Kpop fans thought the same.
Good thing there are still some stages that were really good. Koreaboo has listed the great performances that happened that night. I find the acoustic performance nice. 10 cm, EXO’s Chanyeol, Twice’ Jihyo and Blackpink’s Rose was a really good combination. Though I would have loved it better if they blended their voices more, it was still good. Another good stage was the girl group and boy group collaboration stages. Girl groups MOMOLAND, GUGUDAN, WJSN, DIA, CLC and LABOUM all performed each other songs. Meanwhile, boy groups Pentagon, SF9, KNK, Astro, Snuper, HALO also performed each other songs. One more good stage was the dance special. “Pin Up Girl” by BTS’s Jimin, Lovelyz’s Yein, TWICE’s Mina & Momo, Cosmic Girls’s Cheng Xiao. The “24K Magic” by GOT7’s Jinyoung and Yugyeom, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, Oh My Girl’s YooA, DIA’s Eunjin, NCT’s Ten, BLACKPINK’s Lisa was also really good. Another good performance was the producer’s stage of JYP with Twice, Seventeen, Gfriend and GOT7. It was a really cute and sexy stage with all the different groups. I also like that SBS invited Taeyeon to perform 11:11. I love her stage. It was so simple and it really made her vocals stand out. Another awesome performance, even though it was short was TOP and Uhm Jung Hwa’s collaboration. Honourable mentions are Mamamoo, Blackpink, Red Velvet, Seventeen, Big Bang and SHINee. Every performance would have been 100 times better if the camerawork was good and idols are not seen running after their performances. I hope KBS will pull it together and will be better than SBS.