Girls’ Generation make you feel the heat!
In what was a history-making moment, the girls of South Korea’s mega-group Girls’ Generation took to the stage at last night’s Late Show with David Letterman to perform their debut US single, “The Boys”–and they completely smashed it!
Performing to a super jazzed-up remix of their hit (which I first wrote about a few months ago), the ladies of Girls’ Generation (SNSD for short) utterly wiped the floor with their ferocious choreography and on-point vocals. Seriously…I’m already rewinding the clip a dozen times to get these moves down. It was an absolutely rock-solid performance!
Not only was this a landmark performance in terms of the girls’ own U.S. television debut, but for K-Pop in general: As we’ve known to be the case for years, the Asian community has always been miserably underrepresented in American pop, let alone an international act. Not even BoA got to perform on a late night show during her crossover attempt! This is nothing less than a major moment in pop history.
And it didn’t stop at last night’s performance: Earlier this morning, the girls returned to the stage for a performance on Live! With Kelly. It was a smaller production the second time around, performing strictly to the single version of the track, but their moves were no less stellar. Plus, they even got to chat a bit with Kelly Ripa and guest Howie Mandel, chit-chatting about the SNSD audition process and showing off some personality–and some of their “Boys” moves.
I still can’t believe it actually happened…what a stunning win for K-Pop fans across the world! I couldn’t be more proud. Congratulations, girls!
“The Boys” was released on October 18. (iTunes)