There’s always a reason for the ddaeng!
When is MBLAQ and variety not a good match? I know I am biased. In all honesty, I have to confess that I have not watched other groups in variety shows outside of that hilarious Running Man episode with Seung Ho and Joon wherein there were other idol duos guesting along with them. So I have no real point of reference. However I do know one thing: MBLAQ sets the bar pretty high (for me) when it comes to variety entertainment. True, they have guested on many. But if you focus on the core four: Idol Army, Sesame Player, Hello Baby and Idol Manager, I think you will agree that MBLAQ owned Korean variety from 2009 through 2012. Today I am going way back to MBLAQ’s variety infancy to revisit a moment from Idol Army, Episode 10 [The Ski Resort Special] and MBLAQ’s National Music Show where bad boy G.O got to show a little vocal prowess and lots of humor with Rain’s Rainism.
Outside of the fact of hearing G.O sing a little of Rainism, I think my favorite moment of his National Music Show performance is when he first says, ‘Mom and Dad, I love you’ ~melt~ and then when he says very wryly in English, ‘I’m gonna be a bad boy’ ~swoon~. Even before he begins to perform, I stop the video at that point to watch it again! He is just so cheeky and adorable. Let me refresh your memory:
So sure, he was a little off on the choreography….lol! But hey now, his voice was spot on. Even with this little sample I think it is safe to say had he had more prep time and perhaps was not in the variety arena, G.O would have delivered some steamy Rainism – choreography notwithstanding.
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