There’s hope for f(x) yet
f(x) performs 4Minute’s “Mirror, Mirror” and 4Minute performs f(x)’s “Pinocchio”
I wanna say that f(x) killed it, but “Mirror, Mirror” is such a poor song that it doesn’t even deserve to be described as “killed.” So, f(x) did really well. And conversely, 4Minute did like a stinky pile of garbage. This is where I think people need to give SM, their choreographers, and their company’s discipline style more credit than they’re given. (Oh yeah, by the by, also minorly relevant: SNSD did the Wonder Girls better than the Wonder Girls can do their own song. See a trend?)
Even though “Pinocchio” is a fairly weak single, you can’t write it off completely because it’s got intricate choreography and does require some vocal talent to do the whole speak/sing thing smoothly. I actually really like 4Minute, but I don’t even know what I was watching them do.
I don’t even ask much from idol groups–I just ask that they be in synch with each other, and 4Minute was not. You can say, “Well, this is not their song,” but f(x) looked like “Mirror, Mirror” might as well have been their own song, and might as well have been promoting it for two months. Props.
Something else that bothered me about 4Minute’s performance was how messy they were and how little they looked like they were trying. Ji-yoon and Ga-yoon are 4Minute’s only saving graces, so I don’t have much to say about them but LOL what the FUCK was Hyunah’s rap. Hyunah is just one of those idols who are really easy to hate and this doesn’t make it any better. What, you couldn’t rap that live? And of course there has to be a shirt-stripping move incorporated into it, right?