3:56 am - 10/27/2013

YG being an ass to his own artists: The Winner Ver.


[TV Zoom-In] Team B loses on ‘WIN’, it doesn’t mean good-bye forever, right?

[TV리포트=김가영 기자] The grand battles of 10 week came to an end. There were no unexpected twists. Team A, who seized victory twice in the first two battles, once again beat Team B, marking the finale of the long journey. Immediately after the wrap-up of the survival program, Team A kick-starts their preparation to make a debut as WINNER. And then there remains Team B.

The final episode of ‘WHO IS NEXT: WIN’ aired on Oct 25 through Mnet captured the very last survival battle that determined the fate of Teams A and B. The two Teams unleashed all their potential and talents they polished in the last 10 weeks. They were up against each other in the category of remaking a song, dance and self-composed song.

The first round of battle was about showcasing remade song. The mission given to the Teams was remaking YG’s experienced artist Teddy’s song. Team A said, “This is the last song so we are going to take into account what the public would like.” In the process of remaking a song, Team A garnered much popularity from the audience by focusing more on the melody and the stage contents rather than the lyrics.

Team B, on the other hand, designed their concept with the aim to “embrace the stories” of each one of them. Their plan revolved around their personal stories, including the stage structure. Team A focused on the trees, while Team B paid attention to the entire forest. YG’s professional artists who were present at the battle to cheer them on showed great interest in Team B’s unique theme.

The following round of battle of dance was an opportunity to maximize Team B’s charms. Team A’s performance was about tranquility, while Team B’s was powerful and mighty. The members of Team B were like fishes in the sea, unleashing their full talents with no inhibitions. Despite their young age, the members left the female audience awe-struck with their masculine spell. 2NE1’s MINZY commented, “They stole my heart. They are like the Black Hole.”

The final round of the battle was self-composed song session. Team B had a traumatic experience with self-composing. This was the only section that Team B scored lower than Team A. Moreover, the team showed a hint of fragmentation in their teamwork while preparing for self-composed song battle, which was rare for the closely tied members.

Team B’s Kim Jin Hwan said, “We lost the self-composed song section so this time we have win this one”, but added, “I was reminded of the nightmare of the previous battle.” While deciding the theme of the battle, Bobby suggested the song should hold their “personal stories.”

Team B created a genuine performance, which drew on the experiences of their training period including their personal stories. The best part was B.I. He sang like he was confessing a story of his mother, showcasing an honest and touching story through the song.

2NE1’s CL commented, “I was deeply touched. It reminded me of us when we were training.” Yang Hyun Suk, the founder of YG Entertainment, praised the team by saying, “Team B’s song made my tears well up. It’s because they hold their stories. This was perfectly suited for the final battle. I think I’ll enjoy listening to this from now on.”

In the 2-hour performance, Team B showcased honesty, masculine charm, passion and teamwork. The audience, YG’s professional artists, their competitor Team A and even Yang Hyun Suk was touched by their work and were deeply impressed.

Team A’s leader Kang Seung Yoon commented, “Team B did an excellent work,” but Team A was called as the final winner. The members were lost in mingled feelings of joy and disappointment.

Kang Seung Yoon said, “I personally think that Team B did much better.” Team B’s leader B.I. accepted the result and commented, “There are no regrets, which makes me happy, and I am deeply grateful. Right this moment everyone is WINNER.”

Team B marked the finale with their tears. Those tears seemed to connote many things. The final winning team, Team A, won the chance to make a debut under the group name WINNER. Then what is left for Team B?

Team A drew much attention from the beginning with the already well-known Kang Seung Yoon and Lee Seung Hoon in the group. In comparison, Team B was less known because the members consisted of new faces. However, each episode was a foothold for Team B to leave stronger impression, and they began securing a broad range of fans.

Although making a debut as WINNER is no longer happening for them, Team B did more than enough to reveal their talents and potential. Artists from YG and a large number of fans tried to convince Yang Hyun Suk to allow both teams to make a debut, but he stayed firm. However, his eyes showed a hint of doubt about his decision.

Now with the final battle over, Team B and his fans are keenly awaiting for Yang’s decision.

Basically YG is trying to say that even tho B was "more deserving", A "The lacking team" won just because LSH&KSY
Way to shoot your new Artist in the foot YG

Screw you YG!(With love from Winner)

Source : yg-life.com
uglypricetag 27th-Oct-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
fyi this reporter doesn't work for YG. much of the piece are her own opinions about team a vs b. the fact that YG Life reposted it is nagl

i'm sorry but i need to vent - i'm sad about team b losing since i like a couple of the boys, but this ridiculous amount of bias towards them makes it seem like team a doesn't belong in the YG family. if they're gonna get the seungri treatment, then fuck YG. he should've just debuted team b and not bothered with this competition if team a aren't swagalicious enough for him.

and PUH. LEEEZE. team a did the personal stories concept first with OFY and yet they didn't get half the amount of praise that b got. this reporter tries to make team a's work look shallow when they've always been the more original and moving team when it comes to performance.

Edited at 2013-10-27 04:14 am (UTC)
in_noctem 27th-Oct-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
Yeah if it's what the reporter feels about both groups then be my guest but idg why YG had to post this. I'd be posting every article praising my new boy group.

I feel like Team A's gonna be the outcast child of the company (if they aren't already).
uglypricetag 27th-Oct-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
can you imagine if you were one of them, logging on to your company's site only to read see comments about your group?

man team a should just transfer to C-Jes
yhamie28 27th-Oct-2013 04:57 am (UTC)
i know right? i feel sorry for team A after seeing CL going straight to Bobby and Dara posting on twitter like a support message only for team B. i don't want to hate YG but seeing this on their website is like agreeing to what this article said.

and PUH. LEEEZE. team a did the personal stories concept first with OFY and yet they didn't get half the amount of praise that b got. this reporter tries to make team a's work look shallow when they've always been the more original and moving team when it comes to performance.

true. team A has been original since the beginning. it seems like YG has forgotten that his company always troubled by choreographers on Twitter because of Team B's choreo.

At least I know that Taeyang and Seungri are supporting Team A. But seeing how everything is, Team A feels like they'll really be outcasts in the company. If this is what will come after WIN, then yeah, Team A should just go to C-Jes then.
uglypricetag 27th-Oct-2013 05:19 am (UTC)
i don't blame CL and Dara for empathizing more with team b. they're not the mgmt, and if they can't help siding more with one of the two teams, it's understandable. it's really how this article paints team a as inferior to team b that i side-eye YG's decision to repost it. like you said, it sounds like they're agreeing with the journalist's bias.

i don't know about taeyang very being supportive of a though. he seemed very neutral about the whole thing even though he was tasked with helping a initially.
bamboo 27th-Oct-2013 07:00 am (UTC)
[131025] Dara (@krungy21): “WIN…!!! No matter what the result of today is, it’s only just a beginning for both teams. Don’t be sad and hwaiting, I’ll wait for you to show up looking good~ Today all 11 of you were doing veryvery good and looking veryvery awesome T.T I almost cried as well… I’ll support both teams!!!”

Either my comprehension skills are really lacking or she said she supports BOTH teams. Supporting both doesn't mean she's showing favoritism. Dara's given more swag (meat, ssangpark shirts, 2ne1 hats) to Team A. At this point, Team B are still strangers to her, but because they're all her juniors, she tries to support them all.

And god forbid CL try to comfort a junior that she had a lot of common with (being away from family while they're in another country while she's trying to pursue her dream) after his team lost. She clapped and was happy for Team A, and was sad for Team B. When you're faced with someone who is crying because of happiness vs someone who's crying because they're sad, who would you likely want to comfort more?
la_geni 27th-Oct-2013 10:29 am (UTC)
And TOP. Remember he voted for Team A when he was on.
pepperxmint LOL really27th-Oct-2013 10:55 am (UTC)
Yes let's crucify CL for empathizing with a person who has a similar background and story as her. Why is everyone stuck on CL so much, didn't Bom single out Taehyun, didn't Dara swoon over Jinwoo, didn't Seungri openly support Team A and Jinwoo? Why is CL the only one getting hate for the fact that she felt for the boy, who's away from his family, trying to make his dreams come true, trying to debut so he could bring his family back to Korea. Who lost and who (no matter what all of you think) might not even stay in YG. Yeah she's a really bad person.


Team A was praised for their originality. Their first original song got amazing response by experts, YG and fans. Team A has used other people's choreography also, but everyone here seems to ignore that fact I see.

And how come all of you are not talking about how Bae went straight to Bobby too?


Edited at 2013-10-27 11:19 am (UTC)
johnnyquest89 Re: LOL really27th-Oct-2013 11:55 am (UTC)
bae went through everyone then bobby went to him >.>
pepperxmint Re: LOL really27th-Oct-2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
So did she, all the boys that were lined up there she stopped by then went to Bobby. And even if she didn't, that doesn't mean she dislikes or doesn't support the rest of them, it means she's feels more emphatic with Bobby since their background is similar. I don't see how that is a bad thing.
in_noctem 27th-Oct-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
Oops I also meant to ask what OFY was? My mind is blanking out rn.
uglypricetag 27th-Oct-2013 05:09 am (UTC)
lol there was a typo. i meant "OMY" = officially missing you
in_noctem 27th-Oct-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
Seunghoon's rap was amazing there so IA!
soramai 27th-Oct-2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
edanz_castle 27th-Oct-2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank-you! My same thoughts exactly.
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