A popular Korean news source claimed that TWICE‘s Dahyun, Apink‘s Bomi, GFRIEND‘s Eunha and MAMAMOO‘s Moonbyul are preparing a special stage, where they will cover BIGBANG‘s ‘Flower Road’ at the 2018 SBS Gayo Daejeon.
SBS 가요대전 콜라보 무대 스포.jpg트와이스 다현, 에이핑크 보미, 마마무 문별, 여자친구 은하가 빅뱅의 '꽃길'을 부른다고 합니다.지디 – 다현 / 탑 – 문별 / 승리 – 은하 / 태양&대성 – 보미
BIGBANG’s ‘Flower Road’ was released back in March of this year, as a special memorial track for the fans while the members are away fulfilling their military duties.
G-Dragon explained to V.I.Ps that he especially wrote it after being inspired by his fans.
“When I’m on stage and look at the hands of our fans, I feel like I’m walking on a flower road. With that flower road in mind, I reminisced about the past. Instead of an extravagant decoration, I hope my sincere gratitude towards a beloved friend can be delivered.”
With the song holding so much meaning between the members and their fans, V.I.Ps began expressing their objection against other idols performing the song on a grand stage. They argued that it’s disrespectful as even the members themselves have yet to perform it on stage together.
내가 사랑하는 사람한테 편지를 썼는데 누군가 그 편지를 훔쳐서 지가 사랑하는 사람한테 보내 그럼 빡쳐요 안빡쳐요 쓴 사람도 빡치는거고 받은 사람도 빡치는거야
진짜 기획누가햇냐 나와보라고 pic.twitter.com/GhlGGsXevP
— *꽃길은팬송* 블링✨ (@__bling819) December 23, 2018
“It’s like writing a love letter to someone but someone else steals that letter and sends it to someone else that they love. Everyone gets pissed from it. Even the person receiving the letter would be pissed. Who planned this stage? Identify yourself.” — @__bling819
dahyun, bomi, eunha and moonbyul’s special stage: BIGBANG’s "Flower Road"(빅뱅 – 꽃길)
It hurts that the first time flower road, a song written as a gift for V.I.P.s to get through BB's enlistment, is performed, its being done by someone other than the kings themselves :/ pic.twitter.com/BPaHuSSP3n
— Annie Jiju (@ajiju75) December 24, 2018
Damn so other groups are gonna sing FLOWER ROAD before BIGBANG sings it together https://t.co/JOOuNZxKR6
— BIGBANGis5..LEECEMBER💙 (@daegritaetop) December 23, 2018
Flower Road is going to be sang live on national TV before bigbang do it and at sbs gayo daejun on top of that pic.twitter.com/8ScaBgSnwc
— BIGBANG for 2020 (@Elis5bang) December 23, 2018
Why this song?!?!? I JUST WANT TO SEE BIGBANG OT5 PERFORM IT FIRST. So sorry for those girls who will perform it, but please leave my flower road alone :"( https://t.co/UFdUYmmthz
— ✖w millions✖ (@vikaocttt) December 24, 2018
Fans began trending the hashtag “#GayoDaejeon_Delete_FlowerRoad” on Twitter, requesting SBS Gayo Daejeon to scrap their idea of covering the song for their ceremony stage.
— 꺄꺄 (@bysango10) December 24, 2018
“Are you crazy? Why are they messing with ‘Flower Road’? It’s our fan song. Get your head together. How does Gayo Daejeon have the audacity to take someone else’s fan song, a song that even the artists have yet to sing live yet, and coordinate it for their show??? Why choose ‘Flower Road’ out of all of BIGBANG’s sons. It makes no f*cking sense. Try using your brain.” — @bysango10
'꽃길'은 우리 빅뱅이 군입대 전에 기다릴 팬 들을 위해 큰 의미를 담아 준 곡입니다 정중하게 간절히 삭제 부탁드리겠습니다 아직 원곡 가수도 무대 못 한 곡이에요. 팬들의 마음을 조금만 헤아려주시길 간절히 부탁드리겠습니다 pic.twitter.com/jYwqWNXlWG
— 아람 (@kdcklvip06) December 24, 2018
“‘Flower Road’ is a song that BIGBANG gave to their fans before they enlisted. It holds a very big meaning. I’m formally and desperately requesting that you delete this. Not even the original artists have performed this on stage yet. Please try to understand the fans’ feelings.” — @kdcklvip06
이렇게 생각하시는분들 많으실텐데 저희는
이 '꽃길'이란 곡을 커버하시는 타가수분들을 욕하거나 비방하는게 아니라
SBS 얘기하는것이니 오해하지말아주셨으면 합니다😶 pic.twitter.com/OzKzcOYaxA
— [선반가능해요😃]비니 뱅❤ (@nhb0413) December 24, 2018
“I’m sure there are many people who can misunderstand but we are not bashing other artists for covering ‘Flower Road’. We are only criticizing SBS. Please don’t misunderstand.” — @nhb0413
빅뱅이 부르는 꽃 길이 보고싶은거지
타돌이 부르는 꽃 길이 보고싶은게 아니에요 pic.twitter.com/D9uY6RK9qM
— 리넛 (@Reneot10) December 24, 2018
“We want to see BIGBANG sing ‘Flower Road’. We don’t want to see other artists song ‘Flower Road’.” — @Reneot10
노래가 좋아서 속상하네 #가요대전_꽃길_삭제해 유명하면 팬송 취급도 안해주나봐
— 아연총공계 (@VoteForSeungRi_) December 24, 2018
“I’m upset that the song did well. I guess if the song is successful, it’s not considered a fan song.” — @VoteForSeungRi_
— [선반가능해요😃]비니 뱅❤ (@nhb0413) December 24, 2018
“BIGBANG made ‘Flower Road’ with their fans in mind, and it’s common knowledge that it’s a fan song. I don’t think it’s right for other artists besides BIGBANG to sing this song. It can be any other song by BIGBANG, but please delete ‘Flower Road’ collaboration.” — @nhb0413
This isn’t the first controversy that arose with other artists singing the song. SECHSKIES‘ Kang Sunghoon was heavily criticized for singing the song at his solo fan meeting, while also changing the lyrics. BIGBANG fans claimed it was inconsiderate to “mess” with a special song that holds meaning to the special bond between idols and their fans.