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Gayo Daejun 2013

MBC Gayo Daejun 2013: The Dark Horse That Slayed Everyone

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MBC Gayo Daejun 2013: The Dark Horse That Slayed Everyone The 2013 Gayo season has finally come to an end! From past viewings, the SBS Gayo Daejun has always been the flashy favorite, KBS’s rendition wouldve been the one everyone hated on (but still watched), and MBC wouldve hummed along with their low-key showing. At first glance, 2013 appeared to be no different—but then MBC came and ran a fabulously produced program from start to finish. Camerawork and stage arrangements were clean, and even though they werent the most flamboyant or imaginative, the music festival was free of technical problemsthe overall experience was utterly satisfying. To top it off, the performers decided to rock the K-pop world that night, and have an absolute blast while doing itwhat a novel concept!

The MBC Gayo was a visual delight, a hands-down winner of the year. I loved the integration of the pre-recorded content with the live show; Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar” had never looked like such a hoot! I had difficulty warming up to the song when it first caught steam, but this gayo version finally hit the right notes with me. “Bar Bar Bar” is a song meant to be performed en-masse, and having tons of people participating in a flash mob in front of the MBC building was the perfect performance experience.

The special stages were a bit of a let down: the A Pink/B1A4 one was cute (but a tad flat), Key/Tiffany were awkward both on the duet front and the song front (I liked Keynot so much Tiffany), SM Towns Like a G6 didnt quite work (but at least they were energetic), and Ailee/Niel didnt mesh well with each other. Call me old-fashioned, but the best special stage of the night were the trot stages. I LOVED them, especially Tae Jin-ah. It’s great to see Korean popular music in its most traditional form, and I’m not going to lie, Park Hyun-bins “샤방샤방” is like my favorite song ever.

Goodbye 2013: "MBC Gayo Daejun" Ends the Year with a Bang

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So with this being said and all, here is the recap from last night. You guys can party it up tonight with your stars even though it is 2014 there in Asia. Me as well as the staff of KpopStarz wish you a Happy New Year 2014!!! Lots of great things are coming this upcoming year.

T-ara came out clubbing by performing different versions to their songs "Number 9" and "What Should I Do." The audience were definitely entertained and screaming.

Girls' Generation except YoonA did an introduction and performed "I Got A Boy." Audience screamed and truly enjoyed their performance. Such energy from all of the ladies! Happy New Year!!

2013 MBC Gayo Daejun Performances

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One of the most talked about stages of the night was the collaboration between Hyori and MFBTY (Tiger  JK, Yoon Mi Rae , Bizzy). They had an amazing set together, performing Miss Korea, The Cure, U Go Girl, and Monster.

Kara also had a sadly nostalgic stage, performing many of their past songs. This may be one of the last times we get to see them as five members.

‘2013 SBS Gayo Daejun’ Amazing Line-Up, Awesome Collaborations
‘2013 Sbs Gayo Daejun’ Amazing Line-Up, Awesome Collaborations

‘2013 SBS Gayo Daejun’ Amazing Line-Up, Awesome Collaborations

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"Music can create miracles" was the concept for the past year's hottest artists. The event was hosted by singers Sung Shi Kyung, 2NE1's Dara, and Super Junior's Heechul. The event featured a brilliant line-up of singers who captured the eyes, ears, and hearts of the audience. Singers not only performed their own hits of 2013, but also collaborated with other singers to perform them on stage. The last performance included all the singers coming together to offer up a heartwarming performance of "You Are a Miracle."

Even before the show went live, the event was a hot topic because of its extraordinary line-up. The first performance featured 25 idol group members singing a winter song. Next were some rookies that really shined in 2013, including BTS, Ladies' Code, VIXX, Crayon Pop, Hello Venus, and others. Crayon Pop's five-cylinder dance even had the audience jumping.

Jo Yong Pil also made an appearance through a video message to encourage the artists. Ailee showed off her powerful vocals. This year's show highlighted not only individual singers and groups, but also their collaborative performances. Yoon Jong Shin sang his song "Instinctively," which made the viewers forget just for a moment that he's usually so silly in front of the camera. Lim Kim danced to Park Ji Yoon's "Coming of Age," and showed a brand new side to her. Park Ji Yoon then joined San E on stage to sing "Mystery" together.

Best and Worst of ‘2013 SBS Gayo Daejun’
Best And Worst Of ‘2013 Sbs Gayo Daejun’

Best and Worst of ‘2013 SBS Gayo Daejun’

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What about the worst? One of the lowest points of the show was the opening stage. IT was supposed to be a fun collaboration between 25 idol group members, but it was just terribly awkward. It was a true all-star lineup with SHINee Minho, SHINEee Taemin, 2PM Junho, 2PM Nichkhun, BEAST Yo-Seob, BEAST Doo-Joon,Infinite L, Infinite Woohyun, B1A4 Sandeul, B1A4 Jin Young, EXO D.O, EXO Baekhyun, K-Will, Kara Gyuri, 4MINUTE Hyuna, 4MINUTE Ga-yoon, f(x) Luna, f(x) Victoria, SECRET Sunhwa, SECRET Hyosung, Miss A Suzy, Miss A Jia, Rainbow Jaekyung, Girl's Day Mina, and A-Pink Eunji. However, from the beginning of Eunji's part the sound started to fade in and out. Because of this, Suzy was unable to come into the song at the right beat. Everything unravelled from there. Also, the camera director was unable to focus in on the person that is singing, instead opting to show how many people are on the stage.

The technical woes that plagued the opening stage continued throughout the show. Crayon Pop's music literally echoed for a good while during their performance. Park Jin Young had to alter his entire choreography to /compensate for the broken stage lift. Girls' Generation's leader, Taeyeon, seem to continually fiddle with her in-ear monitor while singing "Express 999". Not only that, but the camera failed on multiple occasions to grab the amazing performances put on by the groups, instead opting to show the audience or the stage from afar.

G-Dragon and Lee Hyori Express Displeasure With the Camerawork at the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun

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Following the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun, Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Lee Hyori indirectly expressed their displeasure at the camera work for the show. On his Twitter, G-Dragon posted a short status, “Ca…me…ra” On Lee Hyori’s Twitter also, after thanking her fellow guests on the show and her collab partner CL, she said, “And the camera, um…  …thanks.”

With the appearance of so many singers, as well as many performances including various collaboration stages that aren’t often seen on the end-of-the-year music shows, the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun had the attention of a lot of people. However, in terms of the camera work, the show left a lot to be desired.

Following their posts, the situation escalated, and even viewers of the show posted on their Twitters and various social media sites that it was a shame about the camera work, showing shots of the ground or open air, that if they had taken just a little more care, it was a preventable problem, and that they could’ve watched a better show if not for the camera work, etc.

2013 SBS Gayo Daejun Music Drama Recap: Same Characters, Different Style

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In the music drama, Tae Gong Shil gets the requests from ghosts to find a way to warm the hearts of everyone in the world. With the help of Kang Woo (Seo In Guk) who introduces her to Kim Tan, Son Na Eun is able get the help of Cha Eun Sang. Cha Eun Sang asks the question on her social network account, When do peoples hearts become warm? This question spreads online and various characters and idols answer in different ways that music warms their hearts. Kim Tan, Cha Eun Sang, Joo Joong Won, and Tae Gong Shil recruit the help of famous composer Kim Hyung Suk, as well as the help of Yoon Chan Young (Kang Min Hyuks character from The Heirs) and Lee Bo Na (Krystals character from the same drama) to form the You Make Miracle-2013 Friendship Project

Kim Tan, Cha Eun Sang, Joo Joong Won, and Tae Gong Shil start going around to various artists to request their help, but the busy stars are hestistant to participate. The friendship project is not looking good until one by one, the idols started walking into the recording studio. Success! The You Make Miracle-2013 Friendship Project brings together the best artists of K-Pop to sing the song that will warm the hearts of people all over the world. 

Watch the full music drama and music video below. What do you think of K.Will, Taemin, Son Na Eun, Minah, and Wooyoungs parody of their respective characters?

A Star-Studded Affair: 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun

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I wasn’t too thrilled with the opening act. I wanted to be, but I ended up getting a bit bored with the performance and finding it a bit forced. That being said, while the whole show was enjoyable, some stages left a bit to be desired, while others really hit it out of the part with theme, dance, and overall energy. One annoying part however was that, for many performances, the back track was either too loud, or the groups were simply out of synch with the music. The surprising bonus of the technical difficulties, however, is that you really get a chance to judge the vocals of many groups and can pin point the members that are simply “visuals.” If you’re off on your track after all, we can only hear your voice without the help.

BTS came out with a bang and I found their performance to be one of the better ones. I wasn’t too familiar with the group, but I will certainly be keeping an eye on them after seeing this performance.

Of course, Crayon Pop came out with a bang. Their performances are always fun, and it was great to see the audience members taking part in their choreography. However, they were one of the most obvious groups affected by the back track issues mentioned earlier.

Farewell to 2013: SBS Gayo Daejun Brings On the Best in K-pop for 2013 [Performance Recap + Video]

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The time is here again. 2013 is ending and a new year is coming in. The much anticipated End of Year Festival from SBS featured numerous performances from your favorite K-Pop stars! So without further explanation, here are the videos from what occurred.

Top 5 Moments Of 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun

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Girl's Generation's TTS, along with Big Bang's GDYB, and 'The Heir's' parody were the highlights of 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun. SBSGayo Daejunalways delivers some of the best performances of the numerous end of the year music programs.The four hour performance highlighted the top K-Pop acts of 2013 and featured numerous appearances by SM Entertainment's powerhouse male group, EXO.EXO members performed instrumentals for Girls Generationsubunit TaeTiSeo (TTS), performed with label mates SHINeeas part of a stage for Everybody, and also delivered a powerful stage of Growl.While CL andLee Hyori's collaboration was much anticipated, many netizens commented on how CL dominated the performance to overshadow Lee Hyori.However, the highlight of the night was the star studded parodies of two of SBS' most popular dramas of 2013.

2013 SBS Gayo Daejunhighlighted the powerhouse SBS dramas Master's Sunand The Heirsin order to illustrate the Music Makes Miraclestheme.The2013 SBS Gayo DaejunFriendship Project song entitled You Are A Miracleassembled 125 of the top performers in Korean music. You Are A Miracleresembles the We Are The Worldof K-Pop and was the plot device behind the Master's Sun and The Heirsparordies.

The parody was entitled The Miracleand featuredSHINee's Taeminas Kim Tan,K.Willas Choi Young Do, and Minahof Girl's Day as Cha Eun Sang from The Heirs.2PM's Wooyoung portrayed Joo Jоong Won and A Pink's Naeun was an excellent Tae Gong Shil from Master's Sun.Of the original casts of the programs, Seo In Guk, Kang Min Hyuk, Krystal, and Hyungsik made appearances.The drama parodies were chock full of K-Pop stars including Ladies Code and VIXX who played students at Jeguk High.