It might be hard to believe, but it’s already been almost a year since the creation of Naver’s V app!
To celebrate V app’s August 1 birthday, news outlet X Sports asked some of the app’s most popular artists to name their memorable live moments on V.
Hit boy group BTS of course has a huge fanbase on V app, and currently has the most followers of all artists on the app. When asked to comment on their ranking, the group members say, “It’s a big honor. We want to make even better content in return for all the love we receive from K-Pop fans. We’ve been trying nonstop to communicate with everyone, and that seems to have played a big role in our reaching number one.”
When asked what the most memorable broadcast has been for them so far, J-Hope replies with a laugh, “Of course, it’s the show ‘Hope on the Street’ that I host!” Jungkook says, “For me, it’s ‘Bon Voyage,’ which is airing now. I remember it because was our first trip together, and we experienced a lot of new things. Even though we only just went in May, I want to go back again.”
The guys are asked what broadcast they think was the most well received by fans. They say they think it was their comeback countdown to the release of “Fire” in May, where they were able to show off a bit of their song and choreography and talk with fans live, and also received 100 million “hearts” from fans.
In terms of accidents during their live broadcasts, Jin says, “I didn’t know that there was a set time for ‘Eat Jin.’ I was in the middle of talking, and then a staff member told me that the show was over. I found out that there’s a function that turns it off on its own, so the show had ended, but I had blamed the Internet because I thought it was a connection issue.”
Lastly, the members are asked what kind of show they’d like to do in the future. “Individual trips,” says Jungkook. “The concept would be that we’d all have the same amount of money and time, and we could do what we wanted to do.” Suga replies that he wants to try doing a “lying down show,” which is called a “noopbang” – similar to the word for a meokbang except with lying down instead of eating. Sounds perfect for Suga!
GOT7 has had some great memorable moments on V app too! Youngjae says, “I still haven’t forgotten our members’ awkward acting from when we did the live spoiler broadcast for our repackage album’s ‘Confession Song’ last year. So it was pretty memorable.”
Junior comments that the most memorable broadcast for him was the one with the acrostic poems from when they were in their hotel room in Guangzhou, and says it was a lot of fun for all of them. He also comments that the fans seem to love the shows they do that are in hotel rooms or dressing rooms. “It seems like they like them a lot because they see our natural selves without any editing right away, which they can’t see on network shows,” he says.
JB adds, “I think the best response was to our show in the hotel room in Thailand. They seemed to like it even more because it was the first time they saw us in a while.”
In regards to accidents while filming, Youngjae says, “Once we were turning the camera around while we were filming live and our staff member’s face appeared for a second!” JB comments, “I remember one time we were playing soccer by the Han River while doing a live show. One of our members kicked the ball and it hit a staff member. We were so embarrassed and felt really bad.”
Youngjae says that he’d like to try filming another show to play pranks on Yugyeom, because they’ve had success with the past two. Junior comments, “[I want to try a] live broadcast called ‘A Glimpse of GOT7’s Daily Life And Fashion.’ Should we do a broadcast where we show ourselves for an hour each at breakfast, lunch, and dinner? I want to communicate with the fans and spend a whole day together.”
Lastly, JB expresses that he wants to take a trip on V live, showing everything from beginning to end. “I want to do it together with the members and the fans,” he says.
Although the news outlet reached out to EXO to answer the same questions, unfortunately they were too busy to answer themselves and an SM representative answered for them. The representative says that although there are always small incidents in EXO’s live shows, they’re on such a small scale they don’t have any interesting stories. They add, “We will work hard to keep creating broadcasts with new concepts.”
What kind of live shows would you like to see more of from groups like BTS, GOT7, and EXO in the future?