7 Times K-Pop Girl Groups Slayed Boy Group Choreography
It’s always awesome to see a K-pop group’s take on another group’s choreography, but there’s something extra fun about seeing girl groups cover boy group dances. They get the chance to pull out their fiercest moves, and their powerful performances never fail to keep us riveted. In no particular order, here are some of the best girl group covers we’ve seen (so far!)
The queens of dance covers have blessed us with their takes on several boy group bops, including BTS’s “Fire” and NCT 127’s “Cherry Bomb.” The visuals are stunning, and every moment is flawlessly synchronized — a difficult feat for any group, but especially one as large as LOONA! They somehow manage to make the high-energy, intense choreography look easy, and these covers definitely have us on the edge of our seats waiting for more.
(G)I-DLE never disappoints with their fun and flirty choreography, but this cover of “FAKE LOVE” by BTS from their 2018 visit to New York City shows off a whole new side of the girls’ undeniable dance talent. Alternating between shots from their flash mob in Times Square and their performance in Washington Square Park, their cover features iconic choreography in iconic locations. I especially love the shot of Miyeon and Minnie doing the Jin/Jungkook ending choreography framed by the NYC skyline!
The random play cover dance segment of “Idol Room” is a gold mine of amazing and hilarious covers, and IZ*ONE definitely delivered when they appeared on the show on October 30 of last year. They covered everything from TWICE to Taemin, but most impressive was Choi Ye Na and Lee Chae Yeon’s impromptu cover of EXO’s “Call Me Baby.” The girls slayed this one, and (spoiler alert) Chae Yeon’s sharp skills earned her the title of “cover dance center.”
(“Call Me Baby” starts at 4:50.)
4. fromis_9 (feat. LOONA)
The girls of fromis_9 visited “Idol Room” in November of 2018 with fellow rookie group LOONA, and the two groups faced off in a fierce random play cover dance battle. But first, they showed off their skills with covers they’d prepared as a group, LOONA coming in hot with SEVENTEEN’s “Thank You” while fromis_9 killed it with BTS’s “I Need U.” The support the groups showed for each other is really sweet (girl power!) and I’ve got my fingers crossed for a collaboration soon!
(The dance covers start at 46:03.)
5. Weki Meki
While not technically a group, (this one features just Weki Meki’s main dancer Choi Yoojung) this cover medley is too good not to include. In collaboration with Instagram dance star Ellen Min, the cover includes highlights from EXO’s “Love Shot,” BTS’s “IDOL” and “DNA,” NCT U’s “Boss,” and more! Yoojung is, of course, talented in her boy group covers, but Ellen Min’s versatility as a dancer is stunning as well. Excuse me while I go binge watch all of her other dance covers too!
The ladies of WJSN did not come to play with their cover of EXO’s “Love Shot” from earlier this month. Their moves are clean and synchronized, wowing fans with their intense gazes just as much as their dance prowess. Their color-coordinated suits add to the girl-boss vibe, and the result is a performance with all the coolness of the EXO hit and the added touch of WJSN’s own feminine flair. Dayeon’s blue-dyed ends, in particular, match the costume concept perfectly!
Apink gives us all the bad-boy vibes in their cover of BTS’s “Fire” and BIGBANG’s “Bang Bang Bang.” The execution of the difficult “Fire” choreography is flawless and smooth, while the “Bang Bang Bang” freestyle section gives the members a chance to let loose and party it up — and you can tell how much fun they have while they’re doing it! They even surprised their fans by performing these covers live at fan events last year in Seoul.
TWICE pulls out all the stops for their cover of EXO’s “Overdose,” leaving fans in awe of not only their singing and rap capabilities but their dance skills as well. It’s a bit of a deviation from their usual concepts, but the members pull it off perfectly. Now we just need to know when they’ll release the studio version!
Did we miss any of your favorite covers? Let us know in the comments!