3:56 am - 10/27/2013

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

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[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)
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Source : yg-life.com
21banged 27th-Oct-2013 04:36 am (UTC)
YG is a dickhead, I fear for my boys, especially Jinwoo, I can already see YG coming for his head. Despite A winning, the company and its artists really don't seem very accommodating, which I am really hating atm. The only people that seem to be welcoming are the other newbies i.e. Hayi, Yedam and Akdong :\
21banged 27th-Oct-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
Also omg I really need a 'winner' tag in my life
blue_rin 27th-Oct-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
This sounds silly but I will forever feel scared for Jinwoo. I'm not even attached to anyway (he's my least favourite in A) but ever since the JYP battle I felt YG was out for him too. He probably would have got kicked out of YG immediately if Team A lost and now he's an official artist of YG but man, just thinking about having to live under YG for the rest of his career. That poor kid.
21banged 27th-Oct-2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
tbh I'm not that big a fan of Jinwoo either, but he's a sweet kid and he really has come a long way. I fear for all of A minus KSY tho because I can already see YG shredding them regardless of their popularity and success. I only need to look at 2NE1 with their low levels of self-esteem to see how YG uses destructive criticism when evaluating his artists :\
tlict 27th-Oct-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
god i love jinwoo and i am scared for him, cheesy as hell but as a fan i am so protective of them right now and so upset because as an ifan you have so little to give
21banged 27th-Oct-2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, YG really ignores the international fan base, so even if there was outcry at a global scale, if Korea didn't bat an eye I know he'd drop Jinwoo like a hot potato.
yhamie28 27th-Oct-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
i agree. it was so obvious during the final battle. though I know Taeyang and Seungri will be supporting Team A. have you noticed how Taeyang would always smile after Team A's performance while just show some poker face after B's? Well, maybe it's just me but I noticed it while watching the final battle.

I really hope Team A'd feel comfortable in YG. I love YG Family but lately, the management sucked at managing their artists. I wish YG would go back to the roots when he first created this whole Family thing.
21banged 27th-Oct-2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
tbh I thought he'd quickly switch to a smile whenever the camera was on him, but yeah it was totally obvious who was rooting for who, except for maybe Mingkki, Dara and Epik High.

I honestly would not blame 2NE1 if they hated all of the trainees right now, though it's not really their fault, but their program is most likely the reason for their album delays. I hate YG and his shitty micromanagement, he needs to realise his company has fucking expanded and that shit won't fly anymore. I hope he really brings in new managers, so they can step the game up and his artists that aren't BB don't fade into oblivion
yhamie28 27th-Oct-2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
haha. indeed tae was obvious.

yeah YG is in serious mess right now. i really hated YG after trolling much about 2NE1's song releases and album. i read it somewhere that YG has gone public so he's always thinking about business. I hope that's not right, but it seems that's what we're seeing.
21banged 27th-Oct-2013 01:13 pm (UTC)
YG could have easily made 2NE1 the next BB if he'd just continued to market them with one release after another, but instead he let their talent and popularity waste away to where it is now. If he was really concerned about making money, he would hire better management so that he could promote more than one artist at a time. I think he's just too pig-headed and doesn't want to change his market strategy of BB bringing home the bacon and having other side acts from time to time. The fact that he calls 'WINNER' the next BB only highlights how he doesn't want to change the way he runs things
yhamie28 27th-Oct-2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
IA so much. i feel sorry for 2ne1 because YG just let them be to the point that they have to promote themselves on their own (Ssang Park TV). i know it's Dara and Bom's choice but if only they have been marketed well then 2NE1's popularity would have not gone down. It's hard to admit it but 2ne1's last 2 releases didn't go that well (people were saying it really flopped). maybe it's the song or 2ne1's impact but things really were not right. especially that October is ending yet no signs of 2ne1's album.

I'm glad that seungri was able to release his album though he only got a month to promote and glad he's doing well in Japan. I hope taeyang's promotions would go as well as GD's though I have some kind of doubts on that.
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