With the 2015 MelOn Music Awards finally over, discussion over the successful event has begun with one band of netizens raising the issue of BIGBANG‘s “mini-concert” at the event.
Music awards give the chance to artists to all perform on stage and are usually expected by the audience an fair equal amount of time to show off their hit track(s) of the year.
On online community board Pann, a netizen published a post titled “BIGBANG performing 5 songs is a problem,” and wrote:
The netizen continues to say in their post BIGBANG’s time used to perform five full tracks could have been split with other artists present who also had more than one hit released this year, such as allowing Red Velvet to perform “Ice Cream Cake” and BTS to take the stage with “Dope.” They further note that some of the artists who were given a slightly bigger allotted time performed either a medley or a remix.
Additionally, they point out that despite having released so many new tracks this year, BIGBANG still decided to perform a 2012 track, “Fantastic Baby,” at the MelOn Music Awards.
The setlist to this year’s MelOn Music Awards:
MONSTA X – Trespass + Hero
G-Friend – Glass Bead
iKON – My Type + Rhythm Ta
Hong Jin Young – Cheer Up
EXID – Up & Down + Ah Yeah
Red Velvet – Dumb Dumb
BTS – Intro + I Need U
Hyukoh – Hooka + Because I Love You
Apink – I Don’t Know, No No No, Mr. Chu (medley), LUV + Remember
BIGBANG – If You, LOSER, BANG BANG BANG, Sober + Fantastic Baby
Do you think the divided allotted frames for all the artists were fair?
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+239, -33] The writer didn’t criticize BIGBANG but the fairness of the issue and the fan culture problem, you idiots.
[232, -34] I agree. The producers turned every other team into props for BIGBANG because BIGBANG had so many hits. It would have been fine if everyone else had as much as 3…
[+191, -34] They screamed encore after even 5 songs when they knew full well other fans were there .. ㅋㅋ
[+73, -18] ‘Fantastic Baby’ really can’t be shielded