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
beanii 27th-Oct-2013 04:53 pm (UTC)
Imo it has nothing to do with Team or Team B, it's just YG. People are so jaded by their hate for him it's like they put on a nice new pair of tunnel vision goggles. Like seriously, I want to rant about the utter bullshit that people conclude in these types of articles.
Like seriously, CL was called out for favoritism by a Netizen in another post and everybody was up in her defense, this author chooses a favorite too and now YG's an utter demon. I swear we spend so much time trying to dehumanize this guy it gets annoying.
bamboo 27th-Oct-2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
Some people defended CL because calling her out for showing favoritism to Bobby was ridiculous. CL has no power over Team B, unlike YG, and she's not the only YGE senior who has showed favoritism. At some point, all of them have. Taeyang is clearly on A's side throughout the whole process, because he mentored A. TOP has singled out Bobby to return the affection. Seungri is firmly on Jinwoo, and therefore A's side. Bom picked Mino, KSY and B.I when they were in a line-up, and Taehyun during her time as a judge and in the final battle. Minzy, Bom, Seungri, and in part CL picked A during GD's concert, although the girls didn't judge by their personal preferences and/or friendships during the first battle, which was fair. It was the same thing that Tablo did when he said A was a guaranteed win already just because he's more familiar with A, when he hasn't even seen B yet, so he voted for which performance he liked better instead of which junior he was closer to. Taehyun, KSY and Mino (as far as I can recall, I can't remember if LSH and Jinwoo because I don't pay as much attention to them) have worn a lot of 2NE1 goodies that they could get only if the girls gave it to them personally (the 21 beanies & ssangpark shirts), while only B.I has a 2ne1 beanie.

Edited at 2013-10-27 05:35 pm (UTC)
beanii 27th-Oct-2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
YG had no power over who won either, it was up to viewers vote and how mnet edited the program. In both episodes CL had appeared on, she took the side of team b every time, not just Bobby in the final. That is unlike when they were asked about first impressions in the line-up or when Tablo was a bit a prejudice. In fact, right after he had made that comment to Team A, he apologized to team B and told them he was too early in making a judgement therefore returning to a neutral state. I'm not even trying to accuse CL of favoritism, but if we are going to hate YG for following a similar pattern, then why do we defend another. Also It's difficult to even make judgements about favoritism based on the merchandise they wear, because I'm pretty sure that is based on more than who someones favorite group is.
bamboo 27th-Oct-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Although it's not glaringly blatant, you can definitely make judgments about favoritism based on merchandise they wear. Team B, for example, has a lot of GD swag, but that doesn't mean GD gave it to them or even a mark of favoritism, because they acquired it when they were being mentored and they were doing songs by GD for the battle. It could be that GD gave it to them for free, free because it was part of their stage costume, but they could've also just gotten them in the YG store.

Ssangpark shirts and 2NE1 beanies were given personally by the girls, only to their friends and colleagues. Dara even went around jokingly asking for proof shots for the beanies. If they're close enough to get limited 2NE1 goodies that are meant for their friends, then it's not a stretch to connect the dots. The way I see it, the girls probably voted for Team B during the first battle due to 1) GD and 2) they honestly judged based on which performance they liked better, and not just based on friendships, which was what their boss wanted.

YG has power over all his trainees, no matter if the winner was to be determined by the audience or not. He's their boss. What their boss says affects them, no matter what. If CL favors Bobby, he would feel good but move on from it. If YG says this team sucks over the other, I like you more than him, etc, that's going to affect morale, no matter what. A fellow employee can criticize or praise another employee until they're blue in the face, but it won't have the same impact as a single comment from the president of the company. CL could've won a Team B/Bobby shirt and it wouldn't have made a difference, except for how much hate she'll get.

I seriously don't understand all the bruhaha about CL's supposed favoritism. In the end, that whole "audience votes" thing applies to her situation, and it doesn't make her a bad person, like that knetizen comment said. When Seungri shows blatant favoritism to Team A each time he appears, he's a saint; it's sweet and cute that he hugged and singled out Jinwoo~ but when it's CL, it's unforgivable? idgi.

Edited at 2013-10-27 06:31 pm (UTC)
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