The relevant part starts at 0:51:
Werk! I was so excited I almost jumped out of my chair.
First of all, let me just say that I loved this piece and I loved that Mark used "I Am The Best". I've liked Mark Kanemura since he was a finalist on this show in 2008 and he's obviously gone on to do great things. Dancer Jenna Johnson also killed it here ( I hate that she was voted off. Ugh!)
Secondly, I'm super excited about this. Why? Well, SYTYCD has been instrumental in me discovering all kinds of music that I would never have heard of, and the same goes for many others. There's sites on the net that can inform you of what songs were featured on each episode, and Shazam even has a SYTYCD section. You can imagine what this means for 2NE1, right? As of this morning people in the U.S. were buying "I Am The Best":
Doing a morning check... 2NE1's "I Am The Best" is up to No. 5 & 81 on @iTunesMusic Electronic Songs after heard on @DANCEonFOX! #Blackjacks
— Jeff Benjamin 제프 벤자민 (@Jeff__Benjamin) August 21, 2013
That's a tweet from a writer for FuseTV and Billboard (who's obviously a Kpop fan).
U.S. Itunes Electronic Songs Chart as of 130821:
Also, the fashion! In the beginning of the segment Mark was wearing some American Apparel x Kesh tank and shorts:
|Get American Apparel x Kesh |
...which the ladies of 2NE1 have also worn for their "Falling In Love" promotions:
Mark had these Instinct Hi sneaks on with his black and white outfit in the rehearsals:
|Get the Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott |
Instinct Hi here.
You can see the whole Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott fall/winter 2013 lookbook here.
Check out one of the many tweets from Jeremy Scott about the performance:
SO PROUD OF YOU @MKIK808 !!! YOU DID YOURSELF & 2NE1 PROUD WITH YOUR WONDERFUL CHOREOGRAPHY -YOU ARRRRE THE BEST ! http://t.co/bMjJor96ch
— JEREMY SCOTT (@ITSJEREMYSCOTT) August 21, 2013
I love how he always seems so pumped.
All in all, this was excellent exposure for 2NE1 and I think "I Am The Best" was the perfect song for it. Let's hope for their continued rise up the charts and for more Kpop to show up on our TVs sometime soon.
Source: IdolXfactor3, @ITSJEREMYSCOTT, @Jeff__Benjamin, americanapparel, solestruck, Adidas Originals.