[MAMA Highlights] Sexy Ladies, Wild Boys and Crazy Collabs Run ‘2012 MAMA’
The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2012 MAMA) was chock full of all-star performances, and we’re rounding up some of our favorite performances from the night right here, so read on to relive some of the best moments!
Gain, SISTAR and Hyuna heat things up
The temperature may be dropping as we enter the thick of winter, but these ladies set the stage on fire with their sexy performances.
As if the 19+ rated Bloom couldn’t get anymore scandalous, Brown Eyed Girls member Gain set the night off with an eyebrow raising performance of the hit song.
The ladies of SISTAR then proceeded to keep the fire going with a tango version of their hit single Along, hot back dancers and all.
Hyuna of Trouble Maker also returned this year with her partner-in-crime B2ST’s Jang Hyun Seung to put on a revamped performance of the duo’s chart topper Trouble Maker.
EXO, SHINee, Super Junior and Big Bang get wild
While the girls were out to break hearts, the boys at this year’s show were all about running wild during their high energy performances.
After rookies EXO gave us a short music history lesson featuring some of H.O.T., TVXQ and SHINee’s past hits, SHINee joined its juniors on stage for Lucifer and literally covered the sprawling stage - we’re talking 17 boys.
SM label mates Super Junior, of course, weren’t to be outdone as they descended onto the stage in wires and flashed across the stage in glow-in-the-dark gear.
Artist of the Year Big Bang, meanwhile, got wild quite literally during its performance of G-Dragon’s Crayon, where T.O.P’s crazy eyes definitely turned a few heads. G-Dragon’s belly button also made an appearance.
B.o.B’s hits go Korea Style, while Psy and Hyuna keep it original
The night was also sprinkled with memorable collaborations, including a crossover collaboration between American rapper B.o.B and Korea’s sexy diva Seo In Young for Airplanes as well as a duet performance of the hit Nothin’ On You featuring Korea’s K.Will.
Other collabs of the night included a rock and hip hop-infused opening stage by Ailee, Top Band winner PIA and B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk as well as an epic hip hop performance featuring Dynamic Duo, Double K, Loco, Block B’s Zico and Davichi, but Hyuna’s surprise appearance during Psy’s performance of Gangnam Style definitely took the already highly-anticipated performance up a notch.
What were some of your favorite performances from the night?
Photo credit: Elizabeth Eun, Mnet
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