I admit to being apprehensive about including G.O’s involvement in the December 2012 SBS Gayo Daejeon Color of K-Pop extravaganza here on the countdown for one reason and one reason only: He had to share the spotlight. Now, I am not adverse to him sharing the spotlight, usually. I don’t mind when he is on stage with his MBLAQ brothers or on the musical stage with other musical actors. But because I am not so keen about him losing vocal time as rule (even as a member of MBLAQ), I am less enamored of him losing it to other idols! Extreme bias rising over here! Nevertheless, I enjoyed his collaboration as part of Dramatic Blue and happily place it in the Heavenly Collaborations file here on the Countdown. Besides, he looked extraordinarily handsome in that blue Guy Laroche suit.
Ok, so I may not have been 100% on board with G.O losing vocal time to Beast’s Yeosob, 2AM’s Jokwon, Infinite’s Woohyun and Teen Top’s Niel, but I did love the concept. Dramatic Blue’s song for the evening was 눈물나게 아름다운 [Tearfully Beautiful]. Quintessential pop at its finest with loads of energy, I thought the idol mashup performed well and sounded great together collectively. Of course you know when G.O sang his individual parts, I loved it even more. The opening video sequence is adorable and I give solid props to my bias for almost winning the girl!^^
I do not claim to know much of anything about K-Pop. But what I do know is that the Gayo Daejeon show at the end of the year is a big deal and most likely is a fan favorite. I can only imagine that if one was a fan of MBLAQ, Beast, 2AM, Infinite and Teen Top and, G.O, Yeosob, Jokwon, Woohyun and Niel the respective biases from each group, Dramatic Blue provided a dream-come-true moment, if only for one night.
Really though (for me) it simply was another golden opportunity for G.O to show his strength as a vocal powerhouse, one who is just as comfortable singing light and airy pop with contemporaries outside of his own group as he singing…well, just about any and everything else. Solo or otherwise.
Yes my bedazzled in blue bias, I speak the truth.~♥
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