Watch: ATEEZ Puts Their Own High-Energy Spin On Seo Taiji And Boys’ “Hayeoga” On “Immortal Songs”
The December 19 episode of KBS’s “Immortal Songs” was the first part of a “king of kings” special. ATEEZ had previously taken home the final win on Kim Jong Kook x Turbo’s special of “Immortal Songs” with their spin on “Black Cat,” which they later recreated with Kim Jong Kook for Halloween.
In their performance of “Hayeoga” by Seo Taiji and Boys, ATEEZ recreated the styles of the era and highlighted not only the original choreography but also included choreography from their own debut track “Pirate King” in the dance break. On top of the original hip-hop and gukak (traditional music) fusion of the original track, ATEEZ added a rock band spin with electric guitar to create a trademark high-octane ATEEZ performance. Later in the performance, a live taepyeongso (traditional wind instrument) and kwaenggari (traditional gong) were added as well.
ATEEZ were third to perform in this episode and won the round against Min Woo Hyuk. They later lost to Na Tae Joo’s rendition of Jo Sung Mo’s “Promise” and the final win on the episode was taken by Yook Joong Wan Band.
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