For the second Live Stage Review post, let’s focus on KARA’s Music Core performance from today with Pandora.
I really like KARA, they are one of my favourite groups in Korea and for the longest time Mister was my most listened to song ever. It’s still at position four for most plays! The thing that I always love about KARA songs is they have a driving beat that doesn’t stop. It really gets me in a dancing mood!
As ever, we review the live stage on three different areas: Style & Staging, Choreography and Vocals. Without further ado, the review below!
Style & Staging
I thought this was a strong concept but a little bland. Because KARA are one of the smaller girl groups, I think they need to deliver a little more with their stages to catch the audience’s attention. If you remember back to the STEP promotions then you can see they really tried hard with those. However, I was a little underwhelmed by the simple staging and colour choices.
Everything is very purple…
I liked the outfits and thought the accessories were a nice individualistic touch but I wasn’t so keen on the jackets. I mean, when one of the highlights of the stage is the girls dropping their jackets slightly to reveal their shoulders – that isn’t too exciting in my book!
Overall rating for Style & Staging – 3 / 5 stars.
I thought the girls shined in this performance! You can tell they are giving their all and the choreography is on point. Although the Pandora dance routine doesn’t really feature a signature move like their other dances (or other groups’ dances), I still thought it was fresh and was energetic in keeping with the song’s melody and sound.
Overall rating for Choreography – 3.5 / 5 stars.
KARA sang live on this performance and I was really impressed! Although some bits, like the ‘up and up’ bit were the backing track, at least they made this clear and didn’t mime to it. I thought all of the girls sang really well especially Seungyeon!
I thought Seungyeon stole the show with her powerful vocals at the end of the performance and today’s Music Core. Although Music Core doesn’t have awards, I think if you close the show it’s the greatest accolade and KARA did that today so congratulations to them! Seungyeon’s vocals are enough to earn them 5 stars!
Overall rating for Vocals – 5 / 5 stars.
The Overall Score for KARA’s Pandora performance on Music Core is… 4 / 5 stars!
I liked KARA’s performance on Music Core and thought Seungyeon’s vocals were awesome! However, I think the overall stage and style were quite bland.
Score – / 5 stars.