Monday, January 2, 2012
’2011 MBC Gayo Daejaejun’, the most problematic year-end show of 2011?
The ’2011 MBC Gayo Daejaejun’ was an event greatly anticipated by K-Pop fans all over the world. However, when D-Day came on December 31st, fans and artists alike were disappointed by the outcome of the show.
The show’s performances were filled with a multitude of errors and problems, ruining the effect of the stages and wasting hours of rehearsals. The most noticeable mishaps arose during the performances of U-KISS, MBLAQ, Shin Moon Hee, SHINee, Wonder Girls, and 2PM.
U-KISS’s performance suffered from communication problems between the group and the production staff. After the MCs’ introduction of the group, the scene changed to show U-KISS on stage. However, the group had no idea that the screen had been switched over to them, and was shocked to hear “0330″ begin to play. U-KISS improvised quickly and launched into their performance, which they managed to pull off successfully.
But the damage was done, for their confused expressions were caught on camera and broadcasted around the world. They also experienced problems with the sound and their mics.
MBLAQ was probably the biggest victim of the night in terms of sound and mic problems. Their whole performance of “Mona Lisa“ was riddled with synching problems between the music and the mics. The members’ frustrated expressions could be seen as they struggled to keep up with the music.
Vocalist Shin Moon Hee faced a very embarrassing situation during her performance as well. One part of her stage called for a lift into the air — unfortunately, the train of her skirt was caught on an object, and she was forced to grab onto her skirt for dear life to prevent it from being ripped off. Thankfully, the skirt ripped lower down, and she narrowly escaped unwanted exposure during a live performance.
SHINee’s stage seemed pretty smooth up until the part where they were supposed to put on a teaser performance of their comeback song. Fans weren’t able to see it, however, for the production team had switched the screen to introduce the next performer.
The Wonder Girls also suffered from various sound and mic problems during their much anticipated “Me, In” performance, upsetting viewers and fans’ all over the world who had been waiting for a live performance of the song.
One of the most obvious mishaps from the night came during 2PM’s performance. Although they didn’t suffer from mic and sound problems, a big portion of their performance was blocked from view by giant balls that had migrated onto the stage. 2PM later poked fun at their ball-filled performance by tweeting a New Year’s greetings that incorporated “gohng” (the Korean word for “ball”) as much as they could into their tweets.
With so many problems and errors, it’s probably safe to say that the ’2011 MBC Gayo Daejaejun’ will be remembered as one of the worst year-end shows in recent memory. It’s a shame to see the hard work of the artists being ruined by the lack of preparation and communication by the broadcast station.
Source + Photo: MyDaily via Nate