The special stages held during end-of-the-year shows are one of the most iconic points of K-Pop!
Just to name a couple, there was the JaeHyuns unit at the 2016 KBS Song Festival and the 20-year-old idols unit at the 2016 KBS Song Festival.
Here’s a list of some collaboration stages fans have said they want to see this year!
1. The Jisungs
Following the JaeHyuns stage, fans have said they want to see a collaboration between the Jisungs of K-Pop!
This group could include NCT‘s Jisung, Girls’ Alert‘s Jisung, TRCNG‘s Jisung, and Yoon Jisung, as well as OnlyOneOf‘s LOVE, and STRAY KIDS‘s Han, whose birth names are Jisung!
2. The Chans
There’s also plenty of Chans in K-Pop who could create a killer collaboration stage!
Some idols with “chan” in their name are NCT’s Haechan, STRAY KIDS’ Bang Chan, SEVENTEEN‘s DINO (birth name Lee Chan), and VICTON‘s Chan and Byungchan!
3. The Jisoos
Imagine the stage that would come out of a Jisoos collaboration!
It could include TWICE‘s Jihyo, whose birth name was Jisoo before she changed it, BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo, Lovelyz‘s Jisoo, and lastly ITZY‘s Lia, whose birth name is Jisu, and SEVENTEEN’s Joshua, whose Korean name is Jisoo.
4. 99-Line Special Stage
Fans have been begging for a 99-line special stage for years now! This generation of idols has some super iconic names.
There’s tons of idols to choose from, but to name just a small fraction, there’s NCT’s Mark, ATEEZ‘s Wooyoung, STRAY KIDS’ Changbin, TOMORROW X TOGETHER‘s Yeonjun, and AB6IX‘s Woojin!
Can’t forget the girl group 99 liners either, with idols like TWICE’s Chaeyoung and Tzuyu, LOONA‘s Chuu and Kim Lip, ELRIS‘s Bella, and Red Velvet‘s Yeri!
5. Road to Kingdom Pairings
One of the highlights of the competition show Road to Kingdom was the challenge where groups teamed up to perform collaboration stages. Some fans have said they want to see more from these pairs!
One example is THE BOYZ and ONEUS‘s performance of Sunmi‘s “Heroine,” which featured the groups’ talents for the stage and for storytelling.
6. 4th Gen Groups
Fans want to see any combination of 4th generation idols collaborating!
Some popular lineups include STRAY KIDS, TXT, THE BOYZ, and ATEEZ, as well as ITZY, (G)I-DLE, and aespa!
All of these groups are known for their impressive dance, vocal, and rap performances. It’d be one for the history books!
7. Main Dancers Stage
Fans would love to see a dance-focused stage consisting of some of the best dancers in the game right now!
One fan’s lineup had SEVENTEEN’s Dino, BTS‘s J-Hope, TXT’s Yeonjun, NCT’s Taeyong, and STRAY KIDS’ Lee Know as their dream team!
8. NCT x SEVENTEEN x THE BOYZ
Just for a bit of chaos, some fans have said they want to see a collaboration between the groups NCT, SEVENTEEN, and THE BOYZ.
To spare you the math, that would be a whopping 47 idols on stage together!
It would have to be a ridiculously large stage to handle not only their sheer size but their stage presence!
What special stage collaborations would you like to see this year?