The “20’s Choice Awards,” hosted by Mnet, took place at the Sheraton Walkerhill Seoul yesterday night. Despite heavy rain, the stars put up a great show for its fans. Inaugurated in 2007, the “Mnet’s 20’s Choice” is the only Korean awards ceremony held in the summer, recognizing top actors and music artists, as well as celebrating with special performances.
Unfortunately, this year’s “20’s Choice” was plagued with heavy downpours and many errors, partly due to the staff’s inexperience in progressing events in such circumstances. Stars were seen slipping and holding onto others for dear life because of the wet, slippery stage. f(x)’s Krystal slipped and fell down mid-performance, and photographers captured her looking mortified and in pain. Actress Park Ye Jin and KARA’s Goo Hara lost their footing as they walked on and off stage, but were able to keep their balance with the help of those near them.
In order to show their best in whatever circumstance, celebs continued to perform passionately. Rocker Yoon Do Hyun,miss A’s Suzy,actor Song Joong Ki performed the opening act out in the rain, looking like drained rats, albeit very pretty rats, with wet hair and clothes. “Romance Town’s” Jung Kyeo Won tried to avoid the storm by getting under an umbrella, only to have the tip get tangled in his hair. Hyuna worked the situation to her advantage by dancing barefeet, wowing the crowd with a sexy, wet, and confident performance. Kim Hyun Joong ripped off his shirt and wasn’t afraid to get wet as he thrilled the audience with his performance.
Producers of “20’s Choice” are under fire for the lack of preparation, as summer is Korea’s rainy season. Despite such unfavorable situations, the stars created unforgettable moments for its fans.