When you see their lineup, you already have a lot of expectations for them and then they also go and get the most popular song between fans, so you can imagine how much pressure they must be under to live up to those expectations. I’ve heard so much about Never myself that I half expected to be disappointed!
But no. They pull a perfect performance out, one that is beautiful and graceful and their dance elevates the song into something like a longing sigh of melancholy. The moves began like a clockwork flower, and each member played his role as part of this machinery, building up to the crescendo of Woojin’s powerful raps and Minhyun/Jaehwan’s high notes. No matter where you place your eyes, each member is performing to perfection - that shot with Daehwi kneeling in the front and everybody on their knees and sweeping their heads backwards is just fucking stunning.
Not only this, but they also worked so well together behind the scenes that it was impossible to evil edit them. All Mnet could do was cobble together scenes of Woojin interviewing members in his energizer bunny way (yes Woojin finally lets his personality shine YES) and them visiting Cube and fanboying over Hyuna. Just… perfect team, perfect song, perfect performance.
The trainees said it was perfect and they should just debut like this.
The judges/composers said it made their hairs stand up. BoA said it was basically a debut stage.
They had an encore from the audience (which was not broadcasted) and I want to say A-FUCKING-MEN. ENCORE. I clutched my heart and absorbed every moment. Now off to download the 1080p to cleanse my soul.
무려 10분 안에 일어난 일… 난 정말 행복한 사람이다 !!! 울타이밍도 안주고 얼굴에 케익을 엎어버렸다 (최민호가) 그리고 케익에 내이름을 ‘기'라고적었다(최민호가). 최민호의 주최다 내 옷을입고 사진을 찍은것도 . 근데 민호가 너무 혼자 준비하다 보니 그사실을 몰랐던 영감이 우동을 먹으러 밖에 나가버렸다 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 돌아와서 축하받으리
Something that happened in just 10 minutes… I am really a happy person !!! Didn’t even give me time to cry and he dumped the cake on my face (Choi Minho) and on my cake he wrote my name as 'Ki’ (Choi Minho). It was also Choi Minho that planned the theme of wearing my clothes and taking a photo . But because Choi Minho planned all of this by himself the old man didn’t realize what happened and went out to eat Udon kekekeke I’ll get congratulations when he comes back