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Girls’ Generation – I Got a Boy – Music Bank 4th January 2013 Review

13 Jan

The Girls are back! Girls’ Generation have returned with their infectious new song, I Got a Boy. Taken from their hit new album of the same name, I Got a Boy hit the top spot across all the music charts and became an All Kill instantly.

It’s been a while since the band had released a new Korean song so there was much anticipation for their new track and they didn’t fail to impress! Girls’ Generation have always been one of my favourite bands. They are flawless! They always bring their A game for every performance and I can never fault them.

Style & Staging

SNSD - I Got a Boy - Music Bank

I’m really enjoying SNSD’s style for their I Got a Boy promotions. I love the bubblegum pop colours that they’re using. It’s also really nice to see them bring a bit more edginess to their fashion. They’ve been rocking some fierce chic outfits recently – especially for their Japanese releases – but I’m really enjoying this more urban look.

But, as always, the girls give a little bit more for any S♥NE! Flaunting their toned stomachs was sizzling! SNSD hwaiting!

SNSD - I Got a Boy Music Bank

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

Choreography

Whoa, where to start! The choreography for I Got a Boy is fierce! I think they’ve really stepped up their dancing skills for this song. I love their routines – Gee, Oh!, Genie are some of my favourite songs. I even learnt some of the Gee dance routine.

But I Got a Boy is taking it to the next level. It’s not just the dance routine, but also the whole staging and story that they tell. I Got a Boy has been criticised by some because the song has so many different elements. Just like the song, the dance routine is also made up of different dance elements – some cute moves (<3 Seohyun's aegyo) but also fierce dance moves.

SNSD - I Got a Boy Music Bank

SNSD - I Got a Boy Music Bank

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

Girls’ Generation are popular for their many charms – they can dance, perform, are charismatic and with some members have some of the most powerful vocals in K-pop. Taeyeon, Seohyun and Tiffany are all widely praised for their strong vocals.

Whilst I Got a Boy is more of a dance song, we still get to hear some pretty impressive vocals from Taeyeon, she has such a strong voice!

SNSD - I Got a Boy Music Bank

SNSD - I Got a Boy

Overall rating for Vocals – 5 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

The Overall Score for Girls’ Generation’s I Got a Boy on Music Bank is… 5 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

Girls’ Generation – I Got a Boy Comeback on Music Bank 4th January 2013 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on January 14th 2013.
Another flawless comeback from Girls’ Generation! Killer dance moves, powerful vocald and enough charisma to stop a bullet train – the girls cement their place as K-pop’s most likeable girl idol group.
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

Ailee – I’ll Show You – Music Bank 19th October 2012 Review

20 Oct

Ailee is back! 에일리 파이팅! Ailee is actually one of my favourite K-pop stars. Although she only debuted in February this year, she has already wowed many people and received a lot of love! Her song Heaven is one of my favourites of all time – I love listening to it really loudly on my earphones, a bit like Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain ^_^

So, I was really excited to hear of her comeback – especially that this time it wouldn’t just be one song but an entire EP, Invitation (the First Mini Album). I don’t understand why a lot of Korean artists label their albums in chronological order but that’s irrelevant I guess. Ailee made a comeback this week and I’m excited to review her first stage on Music Bank with I’ll Show You!

Style & Staging

Ailee - I'll Show You Music Bank

I loved this stage! I loved how the start was completely different to most of the stage. I thought Ailee looked so beautiful at the start. She looks very cute with braided pigtails. Sitting on the stairs with lights on the floor like stars? So pretty! It looked like she was sitting by a lake at night time and lit by moonlight (am I going overboard here \(-_-);;) – so pretty!

Ailee - I'll Show You Music Bank

And then the beat kicks in and quite literally like the lyrics to the song, she’s transformed into a Glamazon with a capital G. Amazing!

Ailee looks so hot in her tight gold sequin dress and the red military jacket really gives her an editorial edge. As everyone knows, red is definitely the in colour this season! I also really enjoyed the lights and screen on the stage floor – it gave the performance an added layer of complexity that not all stages have.

Whilst I thought the dancers got in the way a bit, I thought it was a good stage. And let’s not forget fireworks! I wish every stage had fireworks in it!

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

Choreography

I thought Ailee’s dancing skills have really improved since Heaven. You can tell that she’s been working really hard to be a true performer with a whole range of talents and skills.

Everyone knows she can sing, but she’s really surprised me with her dancing prowess! I didn’t think she had it in her. And let’s not forget, she doesn’t lip sync so she was dancing and singing tonight! Wunderbar ∩( ・ω・)∩

Ailee - I'll Show You Music Bank

Ailee also showed off her charisma – she has this in spades! She really is super confident. I think some K-pop idols have a very unique star quality to them. They are beautiful, handsome, charismatic or super cute. I don’t think there are too many that have that Hollywood appeal (Jessica from SNSD springs to mind). But Ailee definitely feels like a star! She just oozes it.

Ailee - I'll Show You Music Bank

I mean, how many people do you know that look *that* confident on stage? Go Ailee!

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

As with Heaven, I’ll Show You features some powerhouse vocal moments. No doubt about it, Ailee’s vocals are some of the best in the business. She may have the tendency to over sing/shout at times but when you have a voice like her’s that can be forgiven.

Ailee - I'll Show You Music Bank

I really think that Ailee has an exceptional voice. When she sings softly, it is so endearing. She can really express herself when she sings. But when she opens up and goes for those big notes – wow! Ailee hwaiting!!!

If you want to read the lyrics then check them out here!

Overall rating for Vocals – 5 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

Ailee - I'll Show You Music Bank

Ailee with fireworks performing I’ll Show You on Music Bank. Yay! Fireworks!

The Overall Score for Ailee’s I’ll Show You on Music Bank is… 5 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

Ailee – I’ll Show You on Music Bank 19th October 2012 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on October 20th 2012.
I thought this performance was amazing! Everything was perfect, Ailee hwaiting!
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

T-ara – Sexy Love – Music Bank 5th October 2012 Review

7 Oct

Sorry for being away for a short while – the past two weekends were busy with lots of things! I’m not Korean so I don’t celebrate Chuseok but being half-Chinese I celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on the same day so two weeks ago that’s what I was doing! The weekend I took part in the 48 Hour Film Project and then the screening was yesterday so all a bit hectic! But, of course I can never keep away from K-pop!

Once again I’m excited to review T-ara’s performance on Music Bank on Friday! I’m excited to see the girls still performing strongly and fighting!

Style & Staging

T-ara Sexy Love - Music Bank

So after the travesty that was last Inkigayo’s clown-inspired outfits, we’ve returned to some normality =^_^= I really loved today’s staging. Quite simple but very chic. I really like Ahreum’s outfit and thought all of the girls looked so pretty! Hyomin looked extra gorgeous and I think Qri’s new hairstyle really rocked.

My two favourite looks from this performance were Boram’s and Eunjung’s. I think Boram has really shined for the performances of Sexy Love. Her sweet and cute personality complement the routine and song really well. She’s like cute love as opposed to sexy love but still awesome! I thought Eunjung’s hair looked fierce today! They don’t always get this right… but for this performance it was very sophisticated.

For whatever reason, this performance was shortened so we missed out on some of the extra lines and I do think it played with the overall feel and rhythm of the song. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed this performance – I just wish it was longer!

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

Choreography

I really liked Ahreum’s dance intro stage. I think with Ahreum they have found a greater rapper and really good dancer giving T-ara an extra dimension. Of course, I think if Hwayoung was still in T-ara she’d put on a fierce rap but I think Ahreum’s dance skills are really strong. Possibly this was one of the areas that T-ara lacked compared to other girl groups – if you compare 4Minute or SNSD, both HyunA and Hyoyeon are incredible dancers.

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

There was almost an accident in today’s performance where Hyomin almost bumped into Ahreum (I didn’t screencap it) but they handled it so well! Boram stepped up her aegyo, whilst Jiyeon and Hyomin looked flawless. I also think Eunjung who has probably had the most difficult experience recently, is gradually feeling more confident. Overall, I love this performance!

Plus, Soyeon gave out a cute little heart sign! <3

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

Although this performance was shortened I think the girls’ vocals were strong today. It’s probably not their best performance I’ve heard but they might be tired from all their international showcase shows in Hong Kong and Malaysia. I still really liked it but I wish Eunjung had more confidence to really go for her lines! Props to Boram again – she’s so cute!

Overall rating for Vocals – 4 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

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

Review Conclusion

T-ara – Sexy Love on Music Bank 5th October 2012 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on October 7th 2012.
I thought the girls performed this stage really strongly! They had fantastic charisma, I loved the intro dance and each of the girls looked amazing! T-ara whaiting!
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

T-ara – Sexy Love – Music Bank Comeback Special 14th September 2012 Review

15 Sep

So I am going to post a new section to the blog – reviewing the live stages of acts on the biggest music programs. Today’s review will focus on T-ara’s comeback special on KBS’ Music Bank with Sexy Love!

Each review going forward will cover three topics: Style & Staging is the first, then Choreography and finally Vocals. Style & Staging will cover everything from outfits, makeup, lighting, backing dancers, set design and so on. Choreography will of course cover the hot dances routines of any performance but also the performance itself.  Not all songs have a dance routine so it will also cover the enthusiasm and finesse  of the performance. Finally, vocals will cover the singing! Each section will receive a score out (1 – 5 stars) and then final tally is added up to give a final score! Note, if the performers are miming then they will receive no stars for the Vocal section.

Still with me? Any questions? Let’s get to it!

Although the girls have been promoting Sexy Love for a week already, this is their comeback on Music Bank as last week’s performance was cancelled due to KBS’ concerns over the bullying scandal. However, I don’t want to dwell on that issue on this post.

Style & Staging

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

I loved this performance of Sexy Love! The girls start off above the stage on a bridge and are dressed in sexy black dresses and some even have cute hair accessories. This style is used exclusively for the famous robot dance that goes with the song. I think the girls look fantastic! I also love the different hair styles and accessories with some girls wearing cute bows in their hair whilst Boram gets a little white hat! I think this outfit looks very sophisticated and Hyomin looks hot!

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

The girls then change to chic pink suit inspired by Michael Jackson’s 70s style. I like this outfit less but I think it goes well with the style of dancing. It reminds me a little of After School’s Because of You MV – fierce tailoring that highlights the strong dance moves and shapes. A shout out for Boram again though as I think she looks exceptionally gorgeous with her current hairstyle. I also thought Soyeon looked cute and Hyomin looked very sophisticated with her sleek look. However, I’m not a huge fan of Eunjung’s wavey bob (especially her bangs) and Qri’s hairstyle could use more shape to fit with some of the moves better but overall I think T-ara look chic!

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

I have to also say that I loved their stage! I thought the bridge at the top for the robot dance was really cool! To separate the stage into two different performance areas gave the comeback special an extra height that you don’t normally see in performances. Some might say this is just a gimmick but I thought it looked cool!

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

Choreography

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

I love the choreography of Sexy Love! I genuinely think it’s one of their best routines yet – not too simplistic like Bo Peep Bo Peep but also not too fierce and dramatic like I Go Crazy Because of You. I think that’s one of the many reasons why I like T-ara so much; they are really versatile.

I thought in this performance the girls tried really hard to give a charismatic performance and entertain their fans. Music Bank is obviously a big deal so they tried their hardest and I think it shows. Jiyeon was definitely charismatic, as was Hyomin. I think Eunjung was still holding back a little – she still seems very fragile when performing but I think she gave it her all.

Overall rating for Choreography – 4 / 5 stars.

Vocals

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

T-ara are often criticised for not having the strongest vocals in K-pop compared to other girl groups, however I think this is unfair. Soyeon has a beautiful voice and she sings with lots of emotion and heart. I thought each member sang well today – including Boram who often doesn’t get more than a single line! Eunjun, Hyomin and Soyeon were my stand outs this performance. What were yours?

Overall rating for Vocals – 4 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

T-ara - Sexy Love Music Bank

The Overall Score for T-ara’s Sexy Love comeback on Music Bank is… 4 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

T-ara – Sexy Love on Music Bank 14th September 2012 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on September 14th 2012.
I think this has been a solid performance and a strong comeback stage on Music Bank. I especially liked the styling and staging, and all of the girls gave such strong performances – lots of charisma!
Score – 4
/ 5 stars.

Shinee – Sherlock Romanised Lyrics

24 Mar

Shinee – Sherlock Lyrics




Shinee’s back
Shinee’s back
Shinee’s back back back back back

Jigeumbuteo all stop eoneu nugura haedo
I hyeonjangeul beoseonaseon an dwae myeongbaekhan i sageon soge ginjanghaji ma
Nan milsil aneseo deo jayurowo imi

Neoui tteollin sumgyeol hanakkaji nochiji anha
Eunmilhage norin simjangui boseok
Neoui buranhan geu siseonkkaji kkwetturheosseo nan
Yonguiseonsangui neol chajanaesseo nan
Freeze

Amugeotdo moreundan eolgullo neon
Nae mameul heundeureo gihoereul noryeo
Du gaeui dap, du gaeui dap
Gin bam bulkkoccheoreom teojyeo baby

Oh I’m curious yeah
Sajin sok nega sungan misojieo wae
Oh I’m so curious yeah
I’m so curious yeah

Haruedo subaek beonssik neol tteoollida tteolchyeonaeda
Nae meorissogeul chaeun uimun nega wonhan geosi mwonga

Sorido eobsi heulleo deuneun i sungani nae mame
Soyongdorichyeo

Oh I’m curious yeah
Sajin sok nega sungan georeonawa wae
Oh I’m so curious yeah
I’m so curious yeah

Jigeum nae ape neoneun siljaehaji anha bunmyeong aljiman neoreul simmunhagesseo
Naega wonhan daedap neoneun algo isseo ne ipsuri
Bitnatda sarajyeo

Eojjeom neon imi aranneunji moreuji nae maeumeun
Aechobuteo gutge jamgiji anhasseotji negemaneun

Beomineun i ane isseo
Amudo nagal su eobseo
Neowa na eotteon nugudo
Neoui modeun geotdeure da
Jeunggeoreul nan balgyeonhaesseo
Neoreul kkok chajanaegesseo

Oh I’m curious yeah
Sajin sok nega sungan georeonawa wae
Oh I’m so curious yeah
I’m so curious yeah

Tonight Shinee’s in the house
So give it up give it up give it up for Shinee
Give it up give it up give it up for Shinee

BoA – Dangerous & Hurricane Venus Live on Music Bank Comeback Stage

6 Aug

BoA, one of my favourite artists is back! I’ve been a fan of hers for ages, since QUINCY – so about 6 years! To be honest I’ve preferred her Japanese music up until now but her most recent Japanese stuff has been sounding a bit tired. But she’s back with a vengeance with her first K-pop album in 5 years! I love it! It’s so amazing to see her completely owning a stage and commanding the adoration she deserves! I love BoA! She’s definitely a step above the other artists in K-pop at the moment (sorry Chae Yeon, I still love you!). BoA FIGHTING!

SNSD – Oh & Run Devil Run Goodbye Stage Live on Music Bank

1 May

Sadly for the SNSD girls, they didn’t get to perform their latest song that much. However, the girls were back on Music Bank with a special goodbye stage performance! The girls performed Oh and Run Devil Run. I really love Run Devil Run! I think it’s a great pop song and definitely should have made the cut of the latest album. The choreography is always pretty awesome – especially when they do the slow down bit when performing live stages (which is sadly missing form this performance). It’s clear to see why the girls are heralded and super idols, their performances are always amazing. Polished live vocals and not a dance step out of line, I can’t think of any other group who deliver such great live stages. Kudos to them!

After School – Bang Live on Music Bank

1 May

The Korean music shows are slowly returning to screens this weekend after a long period of mourning for the naval tragedy that occurred not so long ago. My sympathies reach out to everyone sadly affected by such a sad and avoidable loss of life.

Amidst another claim of plagerism, After School continue to promote their new hit, Bang. It’s a shame though, the K-pop music industry seems to have another plagerism case every week. But I guess with a turn around of songs and artists that happen monthly, weekly and even daily, the K-pop insiders are struggling to think of ideas. Alas, there’s no excuse for stealing someone else’s stuff.

The song is pretty catchy though! Check out the girls performing Bang on Music Bank:

2PM – Heartbeat & Tired of Waiting @ Music Bank Goodbye Stage

15 Jan

Awww, the 2PM guys are wrapping up promotions of 1:59PM and held a special goodbye stage of Heartbeat and Tired of Waiting. 1:59PM was definitely one of my favourite albums from 2009 so it’s a bit sad to see the guys finally stop promoting Heartbeat. But I guess they finally need a break. Definitely going to miss their Heartbeat stages though – they were awesome!

HyunA – Change @ Music Bank

15 Jan

HyunA continues promotions of her first solo singl, Change, on Music Bank. I wonder if she regrets leaving Wonder Girls (not that she had a choice). She’d be making such different music now; instead of edgy pop music, she’d be making 60s inspired tweenish pop music. Quite a big difference don’t you think? I guess maybe she’s happier performing the edgier stuff. I think she looks really like Jolin Tsai here though.