There has been a debate going on for a bit of time now!
Recently it was revealed that 2018 SBS Gayo Daejeon will feature four female idols from different groups and they will be performing the hit 2018 BIGBANG song “Flower Road.”
The news was met with two contrasting reactions from VIPs (BIGBANG fandom), some loved the idea while others not so much!
Some of the fandom thought that the idea was disrespectful but weren’t mad at the idols who will sing it.
TWICE’s Dahyun, Apink’s Bomi, GFRIEND’s Eunha and MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul are the four female idols who will be singing the song.
Its important to point out that the fandom isn’t directing their dissatisfaction towards the girls but towards the production behind 2018 SBS Gayo Daejeon, arguing that the boys haven’t yet performed this song live for their fans and choosing this particular song was a disservice to both the group and their fans.
The meaning behind “Flower Road” is the reason, Gdragon wrote this song inspired by his fans, it was a goodbye song by the group to their fans, four BIGBANG members enlisted in the military earlier this year and dedicated this song for their fans.
Since the song has such a deep meaning and a special place in VIPs hearts, some were against the performance of this particular song and cited that there were countless BIGBANG songs the girls can perform instead of this particular one.
Here are some of the fans reactions:
FLOWER ROAD is a special Song from #BIGBANG to us VIPs.
A Song that means a lot to us and the Boys🙏
BIGBANG didn’t had the chance to perform the Song Live on Stage yet as 5
To let other Bands perform FR before BIGBANG even performed it is so disrespectful#SBSGayoDaejun2018
— itsmiraaa (@theugliestpota3) December 24, 2018
I really wanna see their stage but why this song? #BIGBANG has hundreds of songs – many of them are for fun performances and many are for showing singing skill – and Flower Road is just a fan song. Even Seungri has not sung the whole song himself. 😭
Anyway I hope they do well.
— UntilFlowersBloomAgain (@AgainUntil) December 24, 2018
Why this song?? It has such a special meaning to VIP’s! So many mixed feelings about the performance already
— Kat 👑 ⋈ ❤️ (@Kat_SD178) December 23, 2018
I wish Seungri he will sing it live first since he is a BigBang member, esp this is national tv and will be streamed live by many people.
Nonetheless, I will be looking forward to hear their cover! 🙂
— Hey WHITE SKULL, MILLI is on the way🐉 (@PieKwonie) December 24, 2018
WHY THIS SONG OUT OF ALL SONGS OF BIGBANG?! THEY HAVE NOT PERFORMED THIS YET. CHOOSE A DIFFERENT SONG! THIS IS MAKING ME EMOTIONAL AND PISSED AT THE SAME TIME. DONT THEY KNOW THAT THIS SONG HAS A SPECIAL MEANING FOR VIPs?!!!
— 💛💗💙 PEARL 💙💗💛 (@theroyalbiatch) December 24, 2018
Hmm I personally have a mixed feeling about this. I’m gonna go with it’s a song a senior in the industry released in 2018. But at the same time i wish they chose a different songs because BB songs are still relevant, I mean look at Sunset Glow & Fantastic Baby so 🙃
— Bigbang Fanatics (@Bigbang_news) December 24, 2018
hey vips, i know how much this song means to y’all. please for the love of god don’t attack these girls though. they’re really excited to pay tribute and to perform this song. hope y’all understand.
— #TheBestThingIEverDid 🤣❤️ (@godjihyo19) December 25, 2018
At first, I thought the fandom was being a bit too much but then I read their explanation and I understand where they are coming from and why they’re upset about this particular stage.
I am not a VIP but I do like the boys and their music, I think the idols covering the song is due to the fact that it was such a hit in 2018 scoring a perfect-all-kill on the charts which is pretty difficult to come by.
The song holds a special place in the fandom heart. Having said this, I think it would’ve been slightly better if they had chosen any other song since BIGBANG discography is large.
I personally believe that SBS probably haven’t done this with malice intent and the girls are only covering their sunbaes tracks, Winner and BLACKPINK also attended the show and I am sure YG knew about this.
Its nice to be big enough that idols cover your songs at end-year shows, not every idol group is as lucky to be acknowledged as much as BIGBANG.
I hope that VIPs don’t read into this too much and hurt themselves, this cover comes from a point of appreciation, I am sure of that!
The fandom is on the mature side and I was happy to not having seen many VIPs bashing the girls, the girls TWICE‘s Dahyun, Apink‘s Bomi, GFRIEND‘s Eunha and MAMAMOO‘s Moonbyul probably had no say in this and it was decided between the agencies and SBS themselves.
Look at the bright side, before 2019 ends, our four boys will be back~ Here are their discharge dates in case you didn’t know!