Best of 2013 Recap: Live Performances That Shined The Most In the world of K-pop, there is one thing that stands out: the sheer amount of music shows artists perform in. In America, with TLC gone, there isn’t a real weekly music show that is easily accessible. We only witness artists performing their singles in award shows and when they are promoting it on different talk shows. But in Korea, the situation is vastly different. At last count, there are seven weekly music shows – Arirang’s Simply K-pop, SBS MTV’s The Show, MBC Music’s Show Champion, and the ‘Big Four’; Mnet’s M Countdown, KBS’s Music Bank, MBC’s Music Core and SBS’s Inkigayo. So when one has been knee-deep in K-pop for some time, it’s no wonder fans are able to not just appreciate these live performances from their favorite acts but are also ably ready to say why.
But what truly makes a live performance shine from the rest? From the poll that you Seoulmates voted in, three artists came out on top for this year: SHINee, EXO and VIXX.
SHINee’s lives, ever since their debut with “Replay,” have always been point on. While we may have witnessed a crack here and there and an off-note as well, especially during their “Juliette” era, SHINee has always been consistent. For their releases this year, you guys have voted three of their songs into first, second and third place – “Everybody,” “Dream Girl” and “Symptoms,”