Get ready for your world to be rocked because this year’s edition of SBS “SAF Gayo Daejun” is set to be lit!
The year-end music show has always been the highlight of the K-Pop music scene, and fans have always looked forward to it because it has produced some of K-Pop’s most popular collaborations. This year, it seems like the production team is even more hellbent on giving fans an awesome show, as they have roped in various performers for several exciting collaboration stages.
Here are some of the performances lined up for the night:
1. G-Dragon (BIGBANG) x CL x Teddy x BewhY x Okasian
The most highly-anticipated collaboration performance of them all has to be G-Dragon and CL’s stage. Initial reports revealed that the labelmates would be showcasing a hip-hop stage as a duo, but subsequent news stated that “Show Me The Money 5” winner BewhY and underground rapper Okasian are joining in as performers.
YG Entertainment’s resident producer Teddy will only be part of the performance as the producer, and won’t be appearing onstage.
2. Park Jin Young x GOT7 x TWICE x Seventeen x G-Friend
Park Jin Young (JYP) is another producer who will be producing a special stage for the music show. It is not sure if he’ll personally make an appearance on stage, but we know that GOT7, TWICE, Seventeen, and G-Friend will be performing a dance medley of his hit songs!
3. Yoo Young Jin x EXO x NCT
With YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment showcasing performances from their in-house producers, you did not expect SM Entertainment to sit still and just be audiences right?
Yoo Young Jin, who produced “Sorry, Sorry”, “Ring Ding Dong”, “Mama”, “I Got A Boy”, and countless other tracks performed by SM idol groups, will be putting on a stage for the progressive music genre. The stage will be brought to life by labelmates EXO and NCT.
4. 10cm x Chanyeol (EXO) x Rosé (BLACKPINK) x Jihyo (TWICE)
It will be a grand performance from the 4 of them, as it will one of the rare occurrences that artistes from the Big 3 (SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment) are coming together on a public performance. Indie band 10cm will be headlining the performance, which will be an acoustic medley of hit K-Pop songs.
5. Yoon Jong Shin x Kyuhyun (Super Junior) x Eddy Kim x Eunji (A Pink) x Sungjae (BTOB) x Kim Se Jung (gugudan/IOI)
It’s winter in Korea, and ballads are the best songs for the season.
Mystic Entertainment’s CEO and producer Yoon Jong Shin will be showcasing a ballad stage, and the aforementioned singers and idols who are famed for their vocal prowess will be participating. Just imagining their vocals blending together are giving us goosebumps!
6. T.O.P (BIGBANG) x Uhm Jung Hwa
Uhm Jung Hwa, a veteran in the K-Pop industry, will be making her comeback this month, and what better way to celebrate it than to look back on her successful career.
The singer will be putting on one heck of a performance with BIGBANG’s T.O.P, and they are slated to perform “D.I.S.C.O”, a collaboration track the duo released around 8 years ago. The track was produced by Yang Hyun Suk, and the duo’s stage presence often wowed audiences back then. It would be interesting to see if the duo will still complement each other after so many years 😉
7. Yang Hee Eun x Lee Hi x Baek A Yeon
Yang Hee Eun is a respected sunbae (senior) in the Korean music industry, and her performance with talented vocalists Lee Hi and Baek A Yeon is expected to be nothing less than spectacular. It will be a collaboration between music shows “Fantastic Duo” and “K-Pop Star”, as Yang was a frequent guest on the former while Lee Hi and Baek A Yeon were contestants on the latter.
8. Shin Ji Ho x Henry (Super Junior-M), Raina (After School), Benji (B.I.G)
Famed Korean pop pianist Shin Ji Ho will be making an appearance on the show, and he will be leading a classical music collaboration stage with Henry, Raina, and Benji. As the idols are famed for their talent in playing musical instruments, fans are all hyped up for their collaboration stage.
9. Kim Do Hyun x A Yeon x Jonghyun (CNBLUE) x Young K (Day6)
Guitarist Kim Do Hyun and drummer A Yeon (who is known as bebop a-yeon on YouTube) will be putting on a performance as a rock band, and they will be joined by Jonghyun and Young K. Jonghyun is known as the guitarist of CNBLUE while Young K performs as the bassist of Day6, so their collaboration would be a once-in-lifetime event for fans.
10. Luda Lee x N (VIXX) x Jimin (BTS) x Yein (Lovelyz) x Mina (TWICE) x Momo (TWICE) x Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls)
Of course, singing is not the only thing that makes a performer, as being able to dance is a crucial talent nowadays.
Dancer Luda Lee (who was on dancing program “Dancing 9”) will be heading a modern dance and ballet team which will be comprised of the aforementioned idols. Those idols have been lauded for their dancing skills, and it’s finally time for the limelight to shine on them.
11. Taemin (SHINee), Jinyoung (GOT7) x Yugyeom (GOT7) x Ten (NCT) x Seulgi (Red Velvet) x YooA (Oh My Girl) x Lisa (BLACKPINK) x Eunjin (DIA)
The Luda Lee team won’t be the only dance performers of the night, as Taemin, Jinyoung, Yugyeom, Ten, Seulgi, YooA, Lisa, and Eunjin will be forming a “street dance team” for a large-scale collaboration.
We have a feeling this performance will take place as a dance battle, but we’ll have to wait for the night to know for sure 😉
12. Eunha (G-Friend) x Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls) x YooA (Oh My Girls) x Nayoung (gugudan) x Nancy (Momoland)
Sunny Girls will be making a comeback!
The group, which comprises of the aforementioned idols, was formed as “Inkigayo”‘s project girl group. They made their debut just recently in November on a special episode of the music show, and will be performing their track “Taxi” on Monday night.
13. 91 idols from various rookie groups
While this hasn’t been confirmed by SBS, several sources have reported that the year-end music show will see a collaboration performance by 12 rookie groups. The groups were chosen as they have made their mark on the industry this year, and the performance will feature songs from each group.
It will be split into 2 teams, the male and female idol team. The former is made up of KNK (5 members), HALO (6), SNUPER (6), ASTRO (6), SF9 (9), and PENTAGON (10), while the latter will comprise of LABOUM (6), DIA (7), MOMOLAND (7), CLC (7), gugudan (9), and Cosmic Girls (13).
Apart from the collaborations, other artistes, groups, and idols such as BIGBANG, SECHSKIES, BLACKPINK, EXO, BTS, GOT7, SHINee, Lovelyz, Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, BTOB, VIXX, Seventeen, CNBLUE, Sistar, G-Friend, AOA, HyunA, A Pink, Ailee, SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, NCT, EXID, INFINITE, and TWICE will also be performing.
SBS’ Gayo Daejun will be broadcasted on SBS on 26th December (Monday) at 8:55pm KST (7:55pm Malaysian time) and will be hosted by SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Yuri, EXO’s Baekhyun, and Yoo Hee Yeol.