MAMA 2018 Recap

This years MAMA awards was nothing short of amazing. With the premier of MAMA in Korea as well as the return of MAMA Japan and Hong Kong, there was so much to look forward to. Even though we missed artists from YG and SM entertainment, the groups that did attend and perform put on one hell of a great show. I'm going to break down some of my favourite performances from the show in order.


8. Monsta X



Monsta X always delivers powerful performances while making them look effortless and easy. They are amazing at what they do and make you love them more and more every time.






7. IZ*ONE



These girls came and showed what the next generation of the Produce series groups was going to deliver next year. They performed at all three shows and delivered something different every time. On top of their fantastic performances they won some amazing awards. I am definitely a fan of theirs now.




6. Heize X Chungha X Sunmi



These girls came to show us why they are as popular as they are. They gave us vocals, amazing dancing and overall girl power. I loved that they put these three together and that they played off of each other's performances perfectly. Heize gave us soul, Chungha gave us sass and Sunmi gave us star power. All three of them showcased their talents and strengths and proved what a great year 2018 was for them.







5. Twice



Twice took us on the greatest Twice show experience at the Japan show and I loved everything about the performance. They delivered something that only Twice could in the best way possible. I loved that they took us on a journey of all their comebacks this year and it makes me excited for the comebacks to come in the future.







4. BTS



As a BTS fan I was waiting for them to perform for both the Japan and Hong Kong show. Their performance in Japan was so fun and engaging and showed off their fun playful personalities. The Hong Kong show was more serious bringing the Love Yourself era to an end through a powerful performance. BTS has had an amazing year and through all their hardships they were able to pull through each time to inspire and entertain us all.






3. Nu'est W


I love Nu'est and Nu'est W. They are always giving great performances and releasing great songs. I heard Help Me for the first time in this performance and instantly fell in love with it. These four have amazing chemistry and it shows throughout their stages. I see great things for this group next year and they will be back to being 5 members which is even more exciting.





2. Seventeen



Seventeen never ceases to amaze me with their talent. Each award show season they bring something new and creative to the stage and this year was nothing short of that. They played to each of the member's strengths and performed with so much passion. I loved the mixture of title and non title songs that showed us the diversity in their music.





1. Mamamoo


Solar and her pole dance, Wheein and her performance of Easy (one of the best songs of the year might I add), Moonbyul performing selfish and Hwasa with Don't (another one of my favourite songs this year). These four ladies came to their first MAMA on a mission to show everyone why they are one of the best girl groups of the third generation. Everything about the performance was flawless. Each member got to shine and show their individual strengths and then they came together as a group to show that they are a force to be reckoned with. The whole performance was a great example of what an award show performance should look like and I look forward to seeing what they do next award season. Thank you MAMA for finally bringing these queens to perform this year.





MAMA had a lot to offer this year with three shows showcasing the different groups we love. The awards are great but for me the best part of an award show is the performances and all these artists delivered.


I hope you all enjoyed these performance as much as I did,


XO

Fadzi.

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