Check out the performances I thought were genius PLUS the ones that were full of fail below, and then make sure to let me know which were the ones you loved and hated in the comments.
Edited to add: After reading the comments I received, I felt compelled to add that I'm not just a YG and SM stan. I did like other performances, like Block B's and Gain's, I'm just waiting to make another post when I find more HD videos.
I missed them this morning, since I had to do things like sleep and then go to work and there's no way I would've woken up at 3 am, or whenever, to watch them. Well... unless I'd been off today, because then I would've been all over it like white on rice.
I caught people raving (and laughing) about some of the performances on Twitter when I woke up so I knew I had to watch it as soon as possible. So far I've seen a few of the performances and I immediately had some favorites, and some that I gave the side eye and I bet you do too.
#1 is, of course, Big Bang-
Big Bang- "Monster in Me":
I mean, WHAT?? That wasn't just any old performance. I mean, who even came up with that?? Also, who else can wear a damned Pepto Bismol pink ringleader suit with knee high boots and crazy contacts and still look bad ass?? No one else, that's who (One thing though: Why is Taeyang the only one not dressed up? How boring of him).
This type of thing is exactly why I love Kpop and now find most American music performances to be lackluster. Most people have lost the ability to make a spectacle of themselves and look incredible doing it, which is sad.
Big Bang also won Best Male Group + Artist of the Year for "Fantastic Baby" and G-Dragon won Best Male Artist for "Crayon". So well deserved!
#2 EXO & SHINee-
First let me admit that I found EXO's part to be meh. So sorry...but not really. I want to like them but they're making it hard for me to do that by being all kinds of mediocre. They need lots of practice before they release their next album. In this performance I'm allll about the SHINee.
EXO "MAMA" + "Mirotic/Lucifer" & SHINee "Sherlock":
Awesome performance! One of the best "Gangnam Style" performances I've seen yet, and that's saying a lot. I loved watching all the idols in the audience dancing to it, including the random girls that got caught out on video busting out some moves only to duck down when they saw the camera on them. Who does that? The ending made me bust out laughing though. 50 yellow suited Yoo Jae Suk look alikes = win in my books.
I will add one thing: You guys know I love me some Big Bang but will you stop it, Taeyang??? You're killing me right now and not in a good way.
PSY won awards for Best Music Video, Best Dance Performance Solo and Song of the Year.
Now lets talk about the fails.
I'm going to have to go with #1 being...
Hyunseung & HyunA- "Troublemaker":
I never found this song, or their performances of said song, to be interesting in any way but this is the heights of awkward. Why is Hyunseung wearing what looks like American Apparel high waisted girl leggings? Why do these two have no chemistry at all? Awful.
#2 Song Joongki:
What is this even? I have no words. Where is Rain when you need him??
Alright so, what were your choices for best and worst performances of the night? Let's discuss in the comments below!
Source: Mnet, kpopstarz, pochaccochu.