Korean Netizens React To NewJeans’ Performance At “2023 Billboard Music Awards”

Is it kitschy or too much?

NewJeans recently performed at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, and Korean netizens had a lot to say about it.

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On November 20, NewJeans was awarded the Top Global K-Pop Award at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.

They also performed their hit songs “Super Shy” and “OMG” at the award show. From their kitschy, high-teen outfits and unique hairstyles to their flawless singing and dancing, NewJeans delivered.

Starting with a powerful intro, NewJeans performed a dance number before charismatically taking their place on stage.

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They then performed their first song, “Super Shy,” complete with its iconic arm choreography and the therapeutic flurry of dancers and the NewJeans members dancing in perfect synchronization.

Billboard Music Awards/YouTube  

The members then changed from their high-teen outfits to kitschy and cute ones with a “magic twirl” and showed a completely different side.

Billboard Music Awards/YouTube  

With their new outfits, NewJeans performed “OMG” on a white and mystical-looking stage.

| Billboard Music Awards/YouTube 

Even Billboard said themselves: “The girls did not disappoint!

Although the performance almost didn’t happen, fans were glad to see NewJeans performing on that stage, and they made it known.

While a few netizens found the outfits “too much” and “flashy,” most were satisfied with NewJeans’ overall performance. They liked their hair, makeup, fashion, and the set. The intricacy of the set and outfits for “OMG” especially impressed netizens.

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  • “Awww, they’re so pretty. They’re the definition of Gen Z.”
  • “Insane. The stage is pretty, and they’re amazing ㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
  • “They’re for real queencards with their ‘Super Shy’ outfits.”
  • “Omg, they’re so freakin’ pretty. The quality of the stage is good.”
  • “Wow, they really look like fairies on the ‘OMG’ stage LOL.”
  • “Their transition from ‘Super Shy’ to ‘OMG’ with the clothes is crazy. They’re like little magicians. Are they real?”
  • “The stage is awesome, lol! The production is amazing.”
  • “What the heck, they’re adorableㅠㅠㅠ.”
  • “The stage is so pretty, and the members’ hair, makeup, and outfits are so freakin’ pretty.”
  • “The intro was amazing. They’re so good on stage.”
  • “The outfits for ‘OMG’ are so cute.”
  • “Omg, they’re prettier than domestic music programs, LOL.”
  • “The concept is perfect for them because it’s something they can only do at that age. Adults, please don’t copy them, lol.”
  • “Wow, they look like animated charactersㅠㅠ.”
  • “They look like fairies, so pretty ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ.”
  • “It makes me feel like I’m dreaming.”
  • “Whoa, the ‘OMG’ set is so cool! It looks like characters are dancing.”
  • “The stage production fee must have been freakin’ high…”
  • “It feels like a d,rama LOL.”
  • “Isn’t the ‘OMG’ outfits so adorable? ㅜㅜㅜ It looks like a Sanrio doll concept… Can they release them as dollsㅠㅠ.”
  • “Their hair, makeup, and outfits are so cute, lol! Some are saying it’s too much, but it suits them, especially for ‘OMG.'”

What are your thoughts?

Check out NewJeans’ performance at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards here.


Source: Billboard Music Awards/YouTube and theqoo