It is a common fact for music shows in South Korea to have festivals every year. This is the most awaited moment of the fans as they will get to see their favorite artists collaborating on stage which is barely happening in the K-Pop Industry. How fun is it to see our favorite idols from different groups together on one stage?
Here are some of the Music Festivals that made the idols collaborated on one stage for the year end special.
KBS SONG FESTIVAL 2022
Love like Oxygen - AKIZ (NIXXX, LE SSERAFIM, NEW JEANS, IVE)
Love Like Oxygen was originally sung by Shinee and was released in 2011. It was a masterpiece song covered by AKIZ which consists of 5 members group, Sullyoon (NMIXX), Eunchae (LE SSERAFIM), Leeseo (IVE), Minji and Hyein of NEWJEANS. It is a temporary group of young idols which represents the 4th generation of K-Pop. In addition, Y2K Girls which consists of 3 members, Yoon from Stayc, Yuqi from (G)-idle, and Liz from IVE, have also collaborated with Y2K’s song ‘After Breaking up’ (헤어진 후에).
After Breaking Up - Y2K Girls (Yoon,Yuqi, Liz)
Girls on Top - BoA feat. NCT Taeyong & Jeno
BoA also collaborated with two of her labelmates from the group NCT, Taeyong and Jenno. BoA performed her own song Girls on Top which was released in 2011 alongside labelmates Taeyong and Jenno.
Mnet Asian Music Awards 2022
MAMA or Mnet Asian Music Awards have the 4th generation girl groups performed on one stage at a time. The performance includes IVE, KEP1ER, NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM, and NEW JEANS on where they performed a random dance from each group’s songs that includes Eleven (IVE), Wadada (KEP1ER), O.O (NMIXX), Fearless (LE SSERAFIM), and Hype Boy of NEWJEANS. The girls also performed “Cheer Up” by TWICE as their ending performance for the collaboration stage.
Cheer Up - IVE, KELP1ER, NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM, NEW JEANS
On top of that, the temporary groups that are made specially for the music festivals and music awards have received a lot of positive feedback and recognition from their fans. The idols garnered attention from their friendly collaboration stage as they are now the 4th generation girl groups. Despite the fact of them being in different groups, it is a free promotion of idols not competing but promoting and representing their respective groups at the very perfect and same time.
Written By: Sophia Dhey Pacayra
Sophia Dhey Pacayra is a Digital Marketing Intern at PS Media Enterprise, and a fourth-year BA Communication student at the First City Providential College.