SBS held their annual year end blowout and Taeyang was a solo performer for the first time since 2009. As if to make up for years of absence, SBS had him in 3 separate performances: for “Eyes, Nose, Lips” and in collaboration with Jeff Bernat for Jeff’s popular “Call You Mine” and with GDragon for their ongoing promotion for “Good Boy.” They also gave him an award for Best Male Solo.
Video under the cut:
Award for Best Male Solo:
“I’ve been so happy all this year, many people gave much love to ‘Eyes Nose Lips.’ Thank you Teddy, Mr YG, and [most of all my fans ] VIPs Thank you so much.” (Translation via @Huisuyoon and @ShrimpLJY)
The show as a whole wasn’t particularly high- concept and felt like a slightly upgraded edition of Inkigayo, though there were a lot of special collaboration stages. (One can hardly blame the artists though since most of them have to run the gauntlet of all the network shows apart from their other year end activities. Apart from having to conserve energy, there’s no time to prepare anything especially elaborate.) Even YG Family’s relatively minimal broadcast participation is offset somewhat by their running all over the globe for paying gigs so Taeyang’s visible exhaustion was already somewhat expected. As it is, his stages felt rather perfunctory which was a pity since he didn’t look like he was enjoying himself very much. (Except the stylists were doing the most with his pants. I wish TY’s quirky humor didn’t extend so much to his styling…)
Update: Fancams! (Again, much better than the broadcast. Such a mystery why that happens… After seeing this, I really think SBS owes all the artists that night an apology. Talk about the PD and his staff making everyone look bad… )
Eyes Nose Lips
Call You Mine
Many thanks to all the fans for sharing!