[KPOP] COUNTING DOWN TO 2009 MELON AWARDS
2009 Melon Music Awards will be held on the 16th of December, 7PM at Seoul Olympic Park. After MNet “2009 MAMA” and the 24th Golden Disk Awards, this ceremony will be the third year end awards.
Netizens believe that this time the battle will be between the two top companies in the kpop industry, SM and YG. The “no show no award” policy has previously infuriated fans of both parties as each of their idols attended one award and were no-shows to the other one. On November 21, all YG artists managed to be present in Mnet Asia Music Awards 2009 but were nowhere to be seen on the recent Golden Disk Awards while SM artists were all present on the 24th GDA. It was clear that YG artists snagged most of the awards in MAMA, totaling to a number of six while SM also brought home 6 awards in total through Super Junior, SNSD and SHINee in GDA.
Everyone is expecting for a showdown between the two top girl groups, 2009 shining star SNSD and 2009 rookie star 2NE1, especially after it is confirmed by Star News that Big Bang will once again have to miss the ceremony for Japan and only half the members of SM boys, Super Junior will make it to the show due to its subgroup’s SJ-M’s conflicting schedule. Other boy group from DSP Entertainment, SS501, will also give the show a miss but that does not stop the great anticipation from fans. Even though some groups will be missing, at least there will be representatives from each companies.
There will be promising special stages, including a joint stage of the top 4 girl groups, SNSD, 2NE1, BEG and KARA. Fans are also anticipating for a special appearance of Super Junior Eunhyuk, Sungmin, 2PM Nickhun, TRAX Jungmo and IRIS Juni. To top it off, the stars of the recent big hit drama “You Are Beautiful”, Jang Geunsuk and Park Shinhye are chosen to be MCs of the show. The list of the performers and the performances have yet to be released so they might be just another rumors.. whether it will turn out to live to the viewers’ expectations or not, we will have to see it ourselves tomorrow..