Last year, BIGBANG member Taeyang appeared on SBSs Fantastic Duo where he left a legendary performance of Eyes, Nose, Lips with female contestant Rhythm Gangster. Many wondered if he could outdo his previous performance when he appeared on Fantastic Duo 2.
According to Nielsen Korea, the September 10 episode of SBSs Fantastic Duo starring Taeyang and Baek Ji Young recorded the highest national viewer ratings of 7.9 percent for part one and 11 percent for part two of the show. Unlike his first seasons choice, Taeyang chose the male contestant Dunk Shoot to perform Darling and beat Baek Ji Young, which recorded 14.5 percent, the highest ratings per minute.
PD Kim Young Wook of Fantastic Duo 2 said, I didnt expect [the enthusiastic response] at all, then added, Taeyang felt pressure because his season one performance with Rhythm Gangster was unbeatable. But because of that pressure, I think he used that energy to make a better performance.
Fantastic Duo 2 airs on Sundays at 6:25 p.m. KST. Watch Taeyang and Baek Ji Young compete against each other on Fantastic Duo 2!