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  • a performance ranking (excluding bom, because it's weird to rank a soloist with groups) + if gfriend was there (since i'm guessing gfriend and apink would be in a possible second season and i love to make anything about them).

| OPENING PERFORMANCE

1. oh my girl
2. mamamoo
3. aoa
4. gidle
5. lovelyz

oh my girl didn't save money for this one and their performance was on par with the stage. mmm was simple, but heartwarming (sadly the ending was kind of abrupt).

| gfriend

my choices are between (a) gda 2019's gregorian chants and doll concept (b) fever dance break for sbs gayo 2019 or (c) gaon 2016's retro lights with dance and vocal sequence:


1 REPRESENTATIVE HIT SONG

1. gidle
1. oh my girl
3. mamamoo
3. aoa
5. lovelyz

latata isn't my cup of tea (hann is my favorite from them), but will get first for the dramatics which i love. oh my girl doing their game impeccably, second because latata had more changes / new additions through the performance.

original ranking: gidle > mamamoo > oh my girl > aoa > lovelyz

| gfriend

it would be between me gustas tu, rough and tftmn, even if i want a navillera stage with retro setting and yarns like one of their stage and roller blades... but to be realistic, time for the moon night:

or


2 COVER SONG

1. aoa
1. oh my girl
3. gidle
4. mamamoo
5. lovelyz

aoa made the song theirs, no more words. oh my girl was epic made their song theirs too, but choosing a safe route, it was good strategy since they did it beautifully and well):

original ranking: oh my girl > mamamoo > aoa > lovelyz > gidle

| gfriend

tricky, i wasn't expecting lovelyz to get so much hate for that :( for me their stage was great (gidle getting last in the show also shows the audience doesn't like when groups touch classics).

if gfriend could choose freely like them i would love to see paradise lost by gain or even their mr. mr. cover from their concert that was amazing:

if they will switch up, would they do it with a senior like apink? i don't know, but if so my retro dream stage can go to an eung eung performance.


3 UNIT PERFORMANCES

a. UNIT ROUND: vocal

1. mamamo + lovelyz
2. aoa + gidle
3. oh my girl + park bom

i didn't like this round so much but i feel like the first couple pulled off the best.

original ranking: 1 > 3 > 2

| gfriend

it would be probably yuju, but instead of pairing up with another powerhouse like eunji, i would like something like her love rain with suran, i liked this cover as well:

b. UNIT ROUND: dance

1. lovelyz
2. gidle
2. oh my girl
4. mamamoo
4. aoa
yein was so so good, she deserves fist position. soobin sexy as always. yooa is one of my favorite kpop dancers, but here she wasn't my favorite.

original ranking: oh my girl > mamamoo > gidle > lovelyz > aoa

| gfriend

a stage with locking and popping would be cool since that's sinb specialty + smooth moves like her mma 2016 solo:

b. FANDORA BOX

1 gidle
1 oh my girl
3 lovelyz
3 aoa
5 mamamoo

original ranking: oh my girl > lovelyz > mamamoo > gidle > aoa

i loved oh my gidle here, halloween coming earlier!

| gfriend

fans like rainbow, but i will bet it would chosen flower garden for the choreography:

nevermind, i forgot labyrinth being the juggernaut it is (+ recency bias)

| ORIGINAL SONG

1. gidle
2. oh my girl
3. aoa
4. lovelyz
5. mamamoo

original ranking: mamamoo > oh my girl > gidle > aoa > lovelyz

i love theatrics, as you can see.

| gfriend

overall

1. oh my girl
2. gidle
3. mamamoo
4. lovelyz
5. aoa

if we compare oh my girl and lovelyz, a similar concept, both groups are talented (lovelyz even being quiet known for their vocals), but that's how we can see how plans are strategy are everything. oh my girl used well their songs and stage props, outfits, creativity changes etc. gidle has a girl crush persona "look at me" that help them a lot, but for me it was the theatrical performances (see lion and oh my god mvs to their old ones, they really are betting more on this now), which i absolutely love. mamamoo did what was expecting from them, they are seniors, dominated the stage like a playground, i loved the throwback because i loved pre 2017 mmm, but not a fan of their disjointed stages, they put a show, but it's not my favorite style as you can see the first and second positions. lovelyz was victim of poor choices and aoa was ok-ish, stole the show in some moments, but the other still have a stronger presence overall ;)

original ranking: mamamoo > oh my girl > gidle > aoa > lovelyz

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note: i don't agree with cultural appropriation, bullying or any type of violence.