Oh yeah, I’m making this thread even if nobody reads it. Deal with it.
During the final week of each year, the three major TV networks in South Korea have special broadcasts known as Gayo Daejun. These are basically music festivals with special remixed or mashed-up performances featuring that year’s most popular artists.
This year, Girls’ Generation (SNSD) of Gee fame did not release any albums or singles as a group. Their absence resulted in an onslaught of groups filling that power vacuum. Four groups stood on top: TWICE, GFriend, Red Velvet, and I.O.I. At the KBS festival they all paid their respects to the their masters on this very crowded stage.
It’s not Gee. It’s SNSD’s debut song, Into the New World. This song is also notable because it is played frequently by political protesters in South Korea. If you look up a translation of the lyrics, you can see why. It’s about not giving up and following a difficult road into the new world together.
Here is the best performance of it by SNSD that I can find.
The point is that SNSD is so strong it takes 31 people to compete with the 9 of them.
Next time I update this thread there will hopefully be a juicy scandal or something.