Co-MC Kim So Hyun revealed on the March 8 episode of the music show that Minho “was unable to participate because of SHINee’s concert.” SHINee’s two-day “SHINee World III” concert in Seoul began on March 8, with a second concert to be held on March 9.
Previous MCs Yuri and Tiffany of Girls’ Generation dropped by to cover for Minho, hosting the show alongside Kim So Hyun and Noh Hong Chul. Minho did however appear on the special episode, performing a special cover of Chuli and Miae’s “Why Do You?” with Kim So Hyun.
MBC Music Core aired its first broadcast on October 29 in 2005, and broadcast its 400th episode on March 8. The special episode featured Girls’ Generation’s comeback and performances from TVXQ, EXO, Sistar, miss A, CNBlue, After School, Kahi, T-ara, Girl’s Day, Ga In, Sunmi, Tae Jin Ah, and Ailee. Apart from performing their own hit songs, there were also special stages by the artists. Check out the episode recap and performances here!
Here is Minho and Kim So Hyun with their cover of Chuli and Miae’s “Why Do You?”: