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CL – The Baddest Female – Inkigayo June 9th 2013 – Review

9 Jun

I’ve waited for this stage! CL dominating Inkigayo as The Baddest Female! I heart 2NE1. I’m not a Blackjack by anyone’s standard but I love 2NE1 all the same. To me, they are the most credibly street out of all the K-pop acts. PSY has got his thing, but let’s be honest ¬_¬ CL could rap him under the table ands till have time to do the unnie and the horse dance *flicks weave*

It gives me great pleasure to review CL’s mutizen winning performance on Inkigayo today! Check out the review below and let me know what you think!

Style & Staging

CL - The Baddest Female - Inkigayo June 9th 2013

My own personal style is a bit more preppy than CL’s, but you got to admit, she looks flawless here. Her baggy red pants and braided hair make her look the right side of street. You got to also love the dancers – they look creepy but cool at the same time!

Also, this deserves its own paragraph, I bloody love her grill! How cool! It looks a bit scary but pft, I think she rocks it and looks hot.

Mid way through the performance, after the bridge, CL breaks it down and transforms into a glamorous diva! Her one piece is daring (check them legs!) but she keeps it glamorous without being cheap. Check them legs again! I thought CL’s style and staging was flawless and while it might not be as grand as some of 2NE1’s group stages, it still rocked!

CL - The Baddest Female - Inkigayo June 9th 2013

Overall rating for Style & Staging – 5 / 5 stars.

Choreography

I LOVE the dance for The Baddest Female. I love it to the point I catch myself doing it randomly around the house. It takes me back to the r and b days of my youth *ahem* Everything is just so effortless. CL makes the whole routine seem like she’s just swagging out.

I have to admit that some of the movements I find a bit questionable but she rocks them out flawlessly. I’m going to do the unnie right after I finish this post #justsaying

CL - The Baddest Female - Inkigayo June 9th 2013

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

As this is mostly a rap song, and CL is a rapper, there isn’t that much singing happening here. Nonetheless, CL gives a perfect vocal performance. In fact, it’s pretty much the same as the studio version.

CL - The Baddest Female - Inkigayo June 9th 2013

Overall rating for Vocals – 5 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

The Overall Score for CL’s The Baddest Female performance on Inkigayo is… 5 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

CL – The Baddest Female performance on Inkigayo June 9th 2013 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on June 9th 2013.
CL rules supreme as the undisputed baddest female of K-pop. A commanding performance that sends a message to any wannabes – there’s only one CL.
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

As a little bonus too – he’s Dara storming the stage to celebrate CL’s mutizen award! How cute.

Oh my god, it's Dara!

Oh my god, it’s Dara!

Lee Hi – 1, 2, 3, 4 – Inkigayo 2nd December 2012 Review

2 Dec

Yay for Lee Hi!

Lee Hi shone on the stage for K-pop Star and stunned everyone with her ridiculously catchy debut song, 1, 2, 3, 4. For those that don’t know, Lee Hi was a finalisted on K-pop Star, a musical talent show like American Idol or X Factor. The judges are made of JYP, BoA and Yang Hyun-suk represting JYP Entertainment, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment respectively. When the winner is crowned they then get to choose which agency they would like to sign to. Lee Hi didn’t win but came second to Park Jimin (who debuted with JYP as part of the vocal duo 15&); her performances was strong enough to land her a record contract with YG Entertainment.

Many people have said YG was the perfect home for Lee Hi as she has a very soulful tone to her voice that lends itself well to R n B and jazz influenced music. Everyone knows that YG, home to groups such as 2NE1 and Big Bang, often has a more urban vibe to their songs. Lee Hi made history with her debut song – she won M! Countdown on her debut stage! This is the first time a rookie artist has ever won with their debut stage.

So, I’m excited to finally have time to review one of Lee Hi’s performances of 1, 2, 3, 4. Carry on reading below for the review!

Style & Staging

Lee Hi - 1, 2, 3, 4 - Inkigayo

I really like Lee Hi’s staging. I think she looks gorgeous and very fierce without looking older than she is. I think YG will have to be careful when choreographing her performances and her outfits because she is so young – Lee Hi recently turned 16. So I think they’re doing a fantastic job and Lee Hi gives just the right amount of attitude and swag without being alienating.

Lee Hi - 1, 2, 3, 4 - Inkigayo

I thought Lee Hi’s style was really cute this performance. I loved her gloves and her black dress – she looked so fierce! She gives all the right attitude to fit in with this song. And this song is great! So catchy and fierce but with such a minimalist beat. It sounds so fresh and contemporary without being over produced. They’ve really let her vocals shine and boy does she have some vocals!

Overall rating for Style & Staging – 4 / 5 stars.

Choreography

I like Lee Hi’s choreography for 1, 2, 3, 4 – it’s quite minimalistic. In fact, the whole staging is quite simple with only a couple of props and backing dancers.

Lee Hi - 1, 2, 3, 4 - Inkigayo

However I think this works really well. The whole sound of the song is so cool that having choreography that was too loud or fast would take away from the song. I think Lee Hi gives the perfect amount of attitude. All the small movements and isolated moves are so catchy! I love the minimalist style throughout the whole song and dance. Lee Hi reminds me a little of Jessie J – the same kind of attitude, you know?

Overall rating for Choreography – 4 / 5 stars.

Vocals

Well, Lee Hi’s vocals are just stunning! She is so flawless

Lee Hi - 1, 2, 3, 4 - Inkigayo

Lee Hi has such a beautiful, soulful voice – I could listen to her sing all day! 1, 2, 3, 4 perfectly showcases her vocals and no doubt her live performances are just as strong as her recordings. It’s not every day that you get to hear such a talented singer and especially not every day you get to hear such a talented singer in K-pop. Don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing vocalists both in groups and solo stars but most K-pop songs are very produced that don’t always highlight the vocals. However, here 1, 2, 3, 4 is the perfect song to show Lee Hi’s powerhouse vocals.

Overall rating for Vocals – 5 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

Lee Hi - 1, 2, 3, 4 - Inkigayo

The Overall Score for Lee Hi’s 1, 2, 3, 4 on Inkigayo is… 4 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

Lee Hi – 1, 2, 3, 4 on Inkigayo 2nd December 2012 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on December 2nd 2012.
I thought this performance was amazing! Unfortunately then overall staging doesn’t have enough wow factor.
Score – 4
/ 5 stars.

T-ara – Sexy Love – Inkigayo 16th September 2012 Review

16 Sep

Our fourth live stage review features T-ara once more (I’m sorry, they’re my favourite group!). This time we will review their performance from today’s Inkigayo. SBS’ Inkigayo is my favourite music show – I’ve always really enjoyed the set designs and I always thought the artists tried extra hard on their performances.

Without further ado, let’s start the review!

Style & Staging

T-ara - Sexy Love Inkigayo

Sometimes I really wonder who thinks of the concepts for T-ara’s outfits. We’ve had the Native American look for YaYaYa, the kitty look for Bo Peep Bo Peep and not to forget the zombies… One of the highlights that springs to mind is one of the New Year special performances of Bo Peep Bo Peep where T-ara wore traditional inspired dresses. I thought they were cute but whoa that was crazy!

So for the previous two stages we had some cute outfits! The girls looked ultra sleek on Music Bank and really cute on Music Core. But where do we begin with today’s outfit!?

I think the designers are taking the puppet dolls concept a little too literally with these outfits. I don’t really like the use of primary colours. I can understand the thinking but really I would have preferred a more interesting design.

I also miss the cute hairstyles from yesterday’s performance! Especially Boram’s! In my opinion, I think Boram should wear her hair in ox horn buns forever more. Jiyeon looked gorgeous though.

T-ara - Sexy Love Inkigayo

Overall rating for Style & Staging – 3 / 5 stars.

Choreography

For today’s performance, I thought T-ara really performed strongly! Perhaps this might even be their best stage yet. All the girls seem to be relaxing more with each performance – especially Eunjung. I think Eunjung has suffered a lot recently personally so for her to perform on stage obviously took a lot of heart and courage. I think she’s gradually feeling more comfortable on stage again – it must be so difficult to get yourself psyched up to perform if you really don’t want to.

T-ara - Sexy Love Inkigayo

The girls really performed the choreography flawlessly! You can tell that they’ve worked really hard for their comeback, I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a dance routine from them as much as this one for a long time! I really enjoyed YaYaYa because it was cute! You can always count on T-ara to have a unique dance routine! That is one of the reasons why I love T-ara so much – they work so hard to deliver. T-ara hwaiting!

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

T-ara - Sexy Love Inkigayo

I thought T-ara performed this really song very well today. Maybe it wasn’t as strong as Music Bank but I still think they all sang well – especially Hyomin, I thought she sang the best today. And also, of course kudos to Boram who is stealing some limelight from the main vocalists of T-ara at the moment!

Overall rating for Vocals – 4 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

The Overall Score for T-ara’s Sexy Love performance on Inkigayo is… 3.5 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

T-ara – Sexy Love on Inkigayo 16th September 2012 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on September 16th 2012.
I was disappointed by the style and staging for today’s episode but I still thought T-ara performed strongly with lots of heart. A big
Score – 3.5
/ 5 stars.

T-ara - Sexy Love Inkigayo

Davichi – Don’t Say Goodbye & Love Oh Love – Inkigayo

4 Sep

Power vocal duo, Davichi made their comeback on today’s Inkigayo performing two songs from their new release, Love Delight.

Love Oh Love is a very sweet ballad that is perfect the autumn months. The cold weather is starting to come and everyone wants to feel warm and happy inside with their loved ones – this is a song to listen to when it gets dark outside.

Don’t Say Goodbye is their lead single and is another beautiful ballad – however this one has more arrangement and production than the first performance. The girls really show off the powerful vocals on this song. Arguably they have some of the strongest vocals at the moment? Congratulations to Davichi for a successful comeback! Check out their performance here:

T-ara – Roly Poly Live on Inkigayo 31st July 2011

31 Jul

My favourite band !ever! is T-ara! Today they performed Roly Poly on Inkigayo =] Roly Poly is one of my favourite songs and is now number 8 for most plays on my iPod/computer! Not bad considering some of the songs also on there are really quite old… If you are interested in the number one most listened to song… it’s Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain! Anyways, check out T-ara’s awesome performance below – especially Soyeon’s cute glasses ^_^

2NE1 – I AM THE BEST – Live on Inkigayo @ 26 June 2011

27 Jun

2NE1 recently made their comeback with I AM THE BEST! A catchy new beat driven song that is completely different from Lonely. I loved Lonely, I thought it was a very different kind of song to the K-Pop norm. However, they’re back with a zesty new hit! What do you think? Do you think they will get chart crowns with I AM THE BEST? I think if they promote it for long enough they will – I know someone people were disappointed that they did not perform Lonely on many music stages so hopefully 2NE1 fans will have some more performances to look forward to!

Chae Yeon – Look Look Look @live on Inkigayo

26 Jul

Inkigayo is my favourite of the stage music shows so I was hotly anticipating Chae Yeon’s performance. She delivered! She gave her best performance yet, I think this was also helped by her very loud fans who cheered all the way through her performance! It must be really nice for CY nuna to know that she still has fans after such a long time in the industry and when many people prefer other singers or idol groups. CY hwaiting!

Soyeon (T-ara) – What Should We Finish? Live on Inkigayo

7 Jul

Soyeon unni continues her solo promotions for the Death Bell 2 OST song, What Should We Finish. For the past couple of performances she was joined on stage by bandmate and star of Death Bell 2, Jiyeon (Jiyeon is so talented!) but she returns to performing it by herself for Inkiayo’s performance. I thought she did amazingly well! Her singing here is great compared to the other performances and they were pretty awesome to begin with! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, all the idols seem to bring their A game when they perform on Inkigayo!

Soyeon (T-ara) – What Should We Finish? Live on Inkigayo

27 Jun

Oh Soyeon, how I love thee. My favourite member of T-ara continues to perform her solo OST for the much anticipated horror sequeal, Death Bell 2. Soyeon is definitely my favourite member of T-ara and also my favourite Korean singer. She has had such an interesting journey in the K-pop entertainment industry. From ex-SNSD trainee to T-ara lead vocalist and now to solo singer. Soyeon has always been my favourite from T-ara and ever since their debut, I’ve followed their career with feverent fanaticism. I think it’s being British, and that we like an underdog who works hard to achieve. T-ara had to struggle a long time to achieve popularity. And now Soyeon is hopefully getting recognition for her amazing vocal skills and talent. She has an amazing voice and I’m glad she’s getting to perform on live stages by herself. Not that I dislike the other members of T-ara, Eunjung and Hyomin are my other favourites, but Soyeon is <3

4Minute – HuH live on Inkigayo

23 May

4Minute are not my favourite girl group… in fact they might not even make my top 5. (Top 5 is something like 1 – T-ara, 2 – SNSD, 2 – Wonder Girls, 3 – 2NE1, 4 – Kara). I did however really like Muzik, but they don’t seem to have had a song I liked as much since then. I don’t think song goes anywhere – if you follow? Although I think most K-pop songs don’t have a huge finale to them, it’s just a simple chorus chorus repeat. I’m getting off track. I do like some of the arrangement of this song though – so check it out!