Must Watch Performances From the Year-End Music Festivals

Many of K-pop’s biggest acts came together to close out 2015 with a bang through the year end music festivals. Starting with the SBS Gayo Daejun on December 27, the KBS Gayo Daechukje was three days later on December 30, and finally the MBC’s Gayo Daejejun on December 31 to ring in the new year.

In case you missed it, here are a few of the awesome special special stages.

GOT7 x BTS x VIXX Dance Stage (KBS)
It’s always awesome when different groups collaborate with one another.

IUOh Hyuk – “Gondry” & “Knees” (SBS)

A very beautiful acoustic duet.

Jonghyun feat Yubin – “Deja Boo(SBS)

Another surprise collaboration! I also loved how he stopped the performance for a moment to put on his jacket.


Lovelyz – “Marry You” (MBC)
Following Lovelyz’s viral success of their “Beat It” a capella cover, they wanted to give fans another beautiful track to listen to.

Red Velvet – “Ice Cream Cake” (MBC)

They finally brought out the light up jackets from the music video!

EXO + SHINee – “MAMA” + “Lucifer” (SBS)

Throwback songs. Although it was short, they were on stage together at the end.

Ailee, f(x)‘s Luna, A Pink‘s Eunji, MAMAMOO’s Solar – “Diva Together” Stage (SBS)

They brought a great group of “diva” vocalists together.

EXID’s Solji + AOA‘s Choa + MAMAMOO‘s Solar (KBS)
Another awesome collaboration of vocalists. Before this stage, there was a song featuring Seulgi and Irene (Red Velvet) with Yerin and Yuju (GFRIEND), and another one with Bomi (A Pink), Hyejeong (AOA) and Wheein (MAMAMOO).

BTS – “Perfect Man” (original by Shinhwa(MBC)

About halfway through the show, the MBC Gayo Daejejun’s “Color of K-Pop” segment had younger idol groups cover popular songs from classic K-Pop groups.

Aside from BTS’s cover of Shinhwa’s “Perfect Man,” there was B1A4 “Lies” (original by g.o.d), Red Velvet “I Love You” (original by S.E.S), UP10TION “Candy” (original by H.O.T), A Pink “Eternal Love” (original by Fin.K.L).

Girls’ Generation -“Genie” (MBC)
As many expected Girls’ Generation to perform their recent songs such as “Lion Heart,” “Catch Me If You Can” and “Lion Heart,” seeing “Genie” come out was a delightful surprise for fans.

Did you have a favorite performance from the year end music festivals?