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Girls’ Generation – GALAXY SUPERNOVA PV Review

15 Sep

 

The Girls are back and bringing it from out of this world! Girls’ Generation have returned with an absolute belter of a J-pop tune that is going to be released on the 18th September 2013. Co-written by Junji Ishiwatari, who has previously worked with Superfly, alan, FT Island and SHINee, the song has an addictive chorus that’ll have you hooked from the first opening bars.

And while I could wax lyrical all day about how much I love the song, tonight I’m going to be reviewing the promotional video/music video for Galaxy Supernova. And I think the PV is an awesome accompaniment to the song.

SNSD - Galaxy Supernova PV Review

Nope, this isn't a remake of Gee!

Nope, this isn’t a remake of Gee!

The PV begins by referencing Girls’ Generation smash-hit, Gee where the band was decked out in jeans and white t-shirts. It quickly cuts to one of the style concepts – think a Gap advert meets 70s sci-fi and you’ll come close. The whole music video is set against an LED screen back drop which is very reminiscent to Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body.

It’s bright, flashy and in your face from the very start. All of the girls look flawless and the second outfit that they rock takes the retro sci-fi theme further and sees the group channel their best Betty Jetson looks.

SNSD - Galaxy Supernova PV Review

SNSD - Galaxy Supernova PV Review

Flawless! The dance moves are on point. While the choreography looks deceptively simple, you can tell that it’s hard. The other thing is, of course, they never miss a beat. For me, SNSD (and any other SM Town artist), are absolute professionals. They don’t make mistakes. Ever. Not even a hair is out of place in this video!

Sooyoung – A star is born

The stand out performer in this music video is Sooyoung. She’s owning every frame like Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Someone else taking centre stage? No worries! I’ll still steal the scene. Sunny giving her cutest aegyo? I will out fierce her and her new long hair. I am living for Sooyoung in this music video! Here are some of my favourite Sooyoung moments!

Everyone else is like, no no, look away - Sooyoung is staring you down.

Everyone else is like, no no, look away – Sooyoung is staring you down.

Leaaaaaaaaaan.

Leaaaaaaaaaan.

Aegyo? Pft. I amout fiercing Sunny with my right arm.

Aegyo? Pft. I amout fiercing Sunny with my right arm.

Yes, bitches. Number 1.

Yes, bitches. Number 1.

Eat it.

Eat it.

Fierce! Sooyoung isn’t even my favourite member of Girls’ Generation but I have to admit that she is owning this music video like it was the juicest piece of bulgogi ever! I wave my white flag to you, Sooyoung, I wave it hard. (oT-T)尸

Highlights from the GALAXY SUPERNOVA music video

But that’s not to say that there aren’t also many other highlights. One of them is the crazy around the world dancing and the kicking parts. It’s generally awesome all round. But, for individual scene stealers, I present to you Jessica, Taeyon and Yuri.

Pew pew.

Pew pew.

Winking and pointing - too cute! ^^

Winking and pointing – too cute! ^^

Hadouken!

Hadouken!

Do you think Yuri could be a hand model if she ever quits SNSD?

Do you think Yuri could be a hand model if she ever quits SNSD?

Overall, I’m going to say this is an awesome PV from the girls – one of their best! They music videos are never crazy but with their styling, choreography, natural charm and absolute flawless delivery I can’t fault them. This is going right up there as one of my favourite SNSD songs so I salute you, galactic Girls’ Generation! Live long and prosper.

Girls’ Generation – GALAXY SUPERNOVA PV – reviewed by K-pop Peach on September 15th 2013.
Sooyoung steals the show in Girls’ Generation out of this world new promotional music video for their brand new Japanese song, GALAXY SUPERNOVA
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

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!

T-ara N4 – Countryside Life (Jeon Won Diary) – Music Core May 4th 2013 Review

4 May

T-ara are finally back although not as we know it! Launching as a sub-unit we have Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin and Areum joining forces to become T-ara N4. So while we’re missing Boram, Qri and personal favourite Soyeon, we’re stilling enjoying T-ara’s characteristic sound and performances – high energy dance routines to go with infectious chorus hooks and random words. But whilst we’re missing T-ara proper, how does T-ara N4 measure up? Keep reading for the review of their performance on Music Core and let me know your thoughts!

Style & Staging

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

It’s great to see the girls in styles that actually look like they were planned and thought out. T-ara have developed a reputation for charming yet kitsch stage costumes. From the kitten paws that launched them into stardom, to the very odd Native American concept for YaYaYa and then to the mannequin concept for Sexy Love, sometimes it all just gets too much even for us Queens (I laugh on so many levels).

So, for Countryside Life, the girls are back to their hip hop inspired (I use this term loosely…) styling and I think it works well. The concepts where the whole band wears the same outfits never really appeals to me (here’s looking at you Kara; just saying…). So I personally enjoyed this look.  Plus, Jiyeon looked bloody cool! She needs to wear mesh vests and orange coulettes more often…

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

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

Choreography

The infamous bunny and dinga dinga dance! I don’t think it’s going to quite catch on as much as Gangnam Style did but hell it looks cool. I kind of just watch and stare like this: (⊙_◎) because I have no idea what they’re doing. Too many different body parts are moving at different times. Those arms!

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

I love the little toil all day section – it’s charming and what I’ve come to expect from T-ara. They don’t take themselves too seriously which is often welcome when you work a stressful job. Plus, they always know how to build drama with a bit of Jiyeon’s talk to the hand:

Bitch please.

Bitch please.

Overall rating for Choreography – 5 / 5 stars.

Vocals

Aw, where to begin?! T-ara are often overlooked for their vocal ability and their lead singer, Soyeon, is not as popular as other lead sings. Their songs will often negate the need for a vocal at all because they’re just… catchy. But I do think something is missing without Soyeon here. She has such a distinctive, soulful sound that is unique amongst the other groups. You can instantly recognise her voice even though it may not be the most powerful. I heart her.

Nonetheless, Hyomin and Eunjung are both solid vocalists and would do better if they weren’t reduced to rap segments or lead chorus vocals. Areum continues to go from strength to strength. Her voice isn’t stand up and listen amazing, but I’m sure with time she’ll develop and grow as a singer.

Countryside Life / Jeon Won Diary - Music Core

Overall rating for Vocals – 4 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

The Overall Score for T-ara N4’s Countryside Life/Jeon Won Diary performance on Music Core is… 4 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

T-ara N4 – Countryside Life performance on Music Core May 4th 2013 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on April 20th 2013.
T-ara N4 make a solid comeback but I still think it would be a bigger success if it wasn’t a sub-unit. T-ara N4 hwaiting nonetheless.
Score – 4
/ 5 stars.

Lee Hi – Rose – Music Core April 20th 2013 Review

20 Apr

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote a review but I moved house and didn’t have the Internet for the longest time *sad face* (╯︵╰,)

But I’m back and I couldn’t be happier to write my next review for Miss Lee Hi’s brand new song, Rose!

I love Lee Hi, since her debut with 1, 2, 3, 4 (you can read the lyrics here) I’ve been a huge fan. To me, Lee Hi’s vocals sound unique against the rest of the K-pop industry. She has a very soulful voice and YG have done a great job crafting a retro, R and B infused sound that matches her voice to a T. It also works because it sounds completely unique to the majority of K-pop’s biggest hits right now. Of course, the song has been highly produced but her sound sounds so much more authentic compared to a lot of the ‘clean’ songs. Anyways, I’m rambling now – check out her performance on Music Core above and read the review below!

Style & Staging

Lee Hi - Rose - Music Core April 20th 2013

I think Lee Hi always looks cute. Yes you have haters that comment about her being short (wha…?) or that she never smiles but she’s a performer. She delivers emotion when she sings and connects to the music so for me, that’s not a problem.

Lee Hi has looked gorgeous throughout the First Love promotion cycle, even with her It’s Over performances, although I think her current styling for Rose is absolutely beautiful. From the MV to each stage performance, she has served fierce silhouettes accompanied with bold colours and floral prints. I’m a stickler for a floral print.

Although today’s outfit has been my favourite, she still looks like such a star! And for someone that doesn’t dance, she has got such great stage presence that you can’t help be mesmerised by her. I miss her purple eyes though…

Lee Hi - Rose - Music Core April 20th 2013

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

Choreography

Lee Hi has never been a huge dancer when she performs. That’s not a bad thing; some people are singers, some people are dancers. However, I think the choreography for her Rose performances are beautiful. Her backing dancers always look so elegant and of course you have to love the drama with the male dancer.

Lee Hi - Rose - Music Core April 20th 2013

It’s nice to see Lee Hi getting involved with the choreography, I think it’s only a case of time before she takes a greater role in performing. But, you can’t fault her for being flawlessly elegant with every move!

Lee Hi - Rose - Music Core April 20th 2013

Overall rating for Choreography – 4 / 5 stars.

Vocals

Lee Hi’s vocals are always perfection! I can’t get over how old she sounds. She has such a soulful voice – a voice that sounds old but in a good way. She sounds like she’s been singing for decades, her voice belies how young she is. I wish I could sing like her!

I love the fact that Lee Hi doesn’t rely on a backing track or lip syncs any of her performances. She can sing softly and controlled but her voice is absolutely deathly when she goes for a big note. Nevermind being one of the best voices in K-pop, I think she has one of the best voices in pop music at the moment.

Lee Hi - Rose - Music Core April 20th 2013

Overall rating for Vocals – 5 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

The Overall Score for Lee Hi’s Rose performance on Music Core is… 5 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

Lee Hi – Rose performance on Music Core April 20th 2013 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on April 20th 2013.
Lee Hi is quickly becoming my favourite singer! Her performance of Rose on Music Core was amazing! She may not have won this week but she won in my eyes!
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

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.

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.

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 – M! Countdown Smile Thailand 11th October 2012 Review

13 Oct

So, for the latest Live Stage review, we again look at T-ara’s performance! This time on M! Countdown. Can you believe that I’ve not yet reviewed a stage from M! Countdown? I think it’s because it’s on Thursday and I often don’t have time to blog on a Thursday evening. So I’m excited to be reviewing this stage! I’m also rather excited because it was a special performance for this week’s M! Countdown! The show moved to Thailand for the night and all the acts gave an outdoor concert performance… in the rain!

Style & Staging

T-ara - Sexy Love - M! Countdown Smile Thailand

 

I thought this performance’s outfit and styling was really cute. It was a little more sexy than some of the other performances but it just shows T-ara’s many charms. One of T-ara’s strengths has always been their adaptability. They can be cute, sophisticated, edgy or sexy. Normally CCM picks one style for one song but for Sexy Love they’ve gone for several!

In the last review the girls looked chic with smart tailoring and fierce silhouettes. I really liked that look. However, for this performance the girls brought out their sexy sides with daring leopard print dresses.

I thought the outfit was cute without being over the top. The black gloves gave it a glamorous edge whilst the boots stopped it from looking too much like a costume.

The stage itself was obviously grand being a concert! It’s such a shame that it rained so much. Still, I thought their charisma shined through and they all looked amazing.

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

Choreography

Well, what can I say! The girls did really well considering it was raining so much! All the shots where the audience were wearing rainmacs made me worried. I didn’t want anyone to fall over! Thankfully no one did but that stage looked dangerously slippy! It’s a shame it wasn’t amazing weather but no one seemed like they minded. In fact, they looked like they were having an amazing time on stage!

 

I think this performance has been one of the strongest. I think T-ara were buoyed by getting to perform at a concert in Thailand – it must be such an amazing achievement for them all. If you can imagine how hard they worked and when they were trainees – dreaming of making it big and having your music heard. And then fast forward a few years later and you’re standing on stage in Thailand performing your latest song – wow! Congratulations to them.

T-ara - Sexy Love - M! Countdown Smile Thailand

But to go back to judging them on their performance! I thought the choreography was really strong. They performed it with such confidence whilst it being so wet! I thought they might fall but they didn’t. T-ara hwaiting!

Overall rating for Choreography – 4 / 5 stars.

Vocals

 

Again, I think the girls performed strongly today. Although they might have been cold from all the rain, they still performed strongly. I thought Qri, Jiyeon and Boram all sang well today. I also really liked Hyomin and Soyeon. I’m still waiting for Eunjung to really sing her parts at the end. I know she can sing them live! Often Eunjung doesn’t sing her part live but if you look up some of the performances of TTL2 you can hear that she has an amazing voice.

T-ara - Sexy Love - M! Countdown Smile Thailand

Overall rating for Vocals – 4 / 5 stars.

Overall Score

T-ara - Sexy Love - M! Countdown Smile Thailand

The Overall Score for T-ara’s Sexy Love performance on M! Countdown is… 4 / 5 stars!

Review Conclusion

T-ara – Sexy Love on M! Countdown! 11th October 2012 – reviewed by K-pop Peach on October 13th 2012.
I thought this performance was great! The girls really showed off their charisma and dancing skills!
Score – 4
/ 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 – 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