6:34 pm - 12/18/2012

Questions of fairness raised for ‘Netizen Popularity Award’ at ’2012 Melon Music Awards’



Questions of fairness have been raised for the ‘2012 Melon Music Awards‘.


The award that raised the biggest question was the ‘Netizen Popularity Award‘. According to netizen votes, JYJ‘s Junsu ranked #1 with 185,519 votes for his ‘Nice Guy‘ OST, ”Love Is Like Snow“. However, the award went instead to B2ST with “Midnight“, who only received 147,310 votes.


Unlike the other awards in which netizen votes only count for 30% of the final result with 70% coming from music charts, netizen votes count double (60%) for the ‘Netizen Popularity Award’, so many fans are questioning the outcome. An industry representative who requested anonymity said, “It looks like it’s a similar situation to how Junsu’s group JYJ used to receive limitations by his previous label“.


The question has gotten even worse because the hosts of the awards had said, “The core of this award is fairness, popularity, and professionalism. It will be a fair award because it will be decided by the music chart rank and netizen votes.

source: E2 News via allkpop

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soft_daisy 19th-Dec-2012 03:18 am (UTC)
:/ hnngh, I think all of us are used to it by now including JYJ, but I hate how it's made us become so bitter and realistic about everything.
lilmissniza THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION!19th-Dec-2012 03:21 am (UTC)
is there ever such thing as fairness and realistic in korean music awards? i just watch those award/ gayo shows for their special performances...
bumie Re: THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION!19th-Dec-2012 08:34 am (UTC)
same
pepper 19th-Dec-2012 03:30 am (UTC)
Well, most Korean Music Awards haven't been exactly fair in a while so... whatever.
asnindie 19th-Dec-2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Since when was it ever fair? Honestly the awards are all bogus so who cares, seriously.
liarose 19th-Dec-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
honestly, Beast wins in any categories should be questioned....
aleexnews 19th-Dec-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
whenever b2st wins i would question fairness too, like that daesang they got lol what a joke. then again from 2009 on MAMA has always been a joke when it comes to awards idk why netizens are still surprised
b1gay4 19th-Dec-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
ARE YOU IN MY HEAD???????
chloe1910 19th-Dec-2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Expected this to happen actually =.=

Though the lawsuit might be legally over, from the way KBS. MBC and SBS answered, it's obvious JYJ are still being blocked. =.=
curlylooks 19th-Dec-2012 04:09 am (UTC)
i bet kikwang fells awefull..
b1gay4 19th-Dec-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
it's okay he always has his favorite "non-racial" activity to cheer him up
joongielover 19th-Dec-2012 05:22 am (UTC)
wondering is beast was also confused. there was a post about their speech mentioning junsu. i was like, wait...junsu lost? this is now irrelevant.
yingmoon26 19th-Dec-2012 06:01 am (UTC)
lol what is even the point of these awards? just watch for the performances, if they're any good.
it's similar to the awards in HK...we have an expression for it, "分豬肉" (literally, divide the pork, aka giving out awards to whoever came regardless of whether they actually deserve it or not. everyone gets a piece of the pie)
that was basically the MAMAs in a nutshell.
cagallisakura 19th-Dec-2012 07:25 am (UTC)
omg are you talking about the tvb awards? xD like how Yeung Yi won best actress for On Call while Linda Chung only got favourite character for her role in Witness Insecurity? basically whoever wins the big awards is who tvb was pushing to be most popular of the year.
b1gay4 19th-Dec-2012 07:07 am (UTC)
truism much???
soramai 19th-Dec-2012 10:44 am (UTC)
I'm not even surprised.

Edited at 2012-12-19 10:45 am (UTC)
ashiva 19th-Dec-2012 11:23 am (UTC)
So how well Junsus's OST did on music charts compared to Beast's Midnight as 40% is still coming from chart placements?
supplanter 19th-Dec-2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
That's what I want to know. And even then I'm pretty sure you'd still need to know the vote share and sales for everyone else in the category to calculate it for sure.
fantaesticbaby 19th-Dec-2012 11:54 am (UTC)
both are basic, neither deserve the award imo
mjspice 19th-Dec-2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
No show is legit nowadays tbh. It's always about who is the most favored by the judges or who pays more.
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