One of the biggest performances of the night, SM Entertainment’s EXO definitely blew the roof off of the MAMAs with a total of four hit songs that had fans and artists dancing in their seat.
In typical EXO fashion, the stage opens up with a video of Kai dancing solo to the beginning of ‘Call Me Baby’ in, what looks likes, a backstage area. Panning out from Kai, we slowly notice they are re-creating the music video choreography. Dancing throughout the building until the video becomes reality as Kai steps out on the stage and joins the other eight members for their segment titled ‘Light Of Planet’.
Continuing ‘Call Me Baby’, the guys move around that stage with such ease. As the outro plays, we pan into Chen, then SeHun, D.O, ChanYeol, Kai, and Lay. The camera concentrates on a dance solo by Lay, who is one of the main dancers of the group, but you can see Xiumin and SuHo move in the background before the camera focuses on Lay. BaekHyun ends the song with charisma and a kiss, and then the stage goes black.
Much to the delight of EXO-Ls everywhere, ‘Lightsaber’ starts to play; which we have never seen performed live as it is for the new Star Wars movie. ChanYeol starts the song with a killer rap and we get to see an energetic dance performance to follow. The highlight of the song was the moment when Kai and SeHun perform a duet dance with lights to represent the Jedi’s weapon of choice, a lightsaber.
What no one was expecting was the nine member group to perform ‘Drop That’ from their Japanese single album, ‘Love Me Right ～romantic universe～’. Styled in more colored clothes, which is deemed fitting if you have seen their ‘Love Me Right’ video that was released in Japan, the guys get the crowd hyped in a way that reminds me of Kris Kross back in the early ‘90s. Chanting “Jump, Jump” and “We are EXO”, ‘Drop That’ wasn’t dance heavy, but it definitely showcased the rappers of the group, who can tend to be overshadowed by the vocalists of EXO.
Rounding out their ‘Light Of Planet’ segment, EXO brought it to a close with ‘Love Me Right’. Never missing a beat, the guys were full of life and you could feel the energy from the previous number still in the air. Even though it was a 13 minute performance, it felt like it was over in a flash because of how great the staging was; don’t just take my word for it, check it out below.
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Edited by: Morgan Oswald
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