Okay, yeah, the MAMA awards have been over for a few weeks now. My sister and I watched it stream live and it was pretty fun.
Since it started, MAMA has been in a little controversy about the votes. They had an online vote thing going on where you could vote for the nominees… but it seemed rigged. No matter how big someone’s fan-base was, they couldn’t break through.
Case in point is B1A4 vs. Huh Gak. Huh Gak is great, and yeah, he’s reached the top 10 chart with one of his songs. As for fans though, B1A4 is obviously bigger since they’re an idol group catering to obsessed teen-aged girls. Actually, they’re currently tied with Boyfriend by a large vote in the Korean MTV awards right now.
That alone should be proof enough that Mnet was messing around with the voting system!
But what really made me irritated was the fact that Hyuna beat Jang Woo Hyuk in the dance category.
I have nothing against Hyuna… in fact, I’ve liked her since her song “Change” came out and everyone else was going crazy about how it was “too sexy”.
But that’s just it.
Hyuna is successful because she’s sexy. She’s good at sexy dancing. Jang Woo Hyuk can actually dance.
I guess I should be happy that the votes were just messed with, or I would seriously be upset with Kpop society for picking a dance where a girl just literally shakes her butt in front of the camera after just hopping up and down, over the guy with actual legendary skill.
I wonder who actually won.
(When you check out the Jang Woo Hyuk video, make sure you view the part starting at 1:49… besides the awesome tutting at the end, it’s the best part!)
Hyuna – Bubble Pop!
Jang Woo Hyuk – Time is [L]over (dance version)