Updated with subbed Behind the Scenes video under the cut.
On November 29, the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards were held in Singapore…
This year’s MAMA, which was broadcasted live through various websites, kicked off with the red carpet event: the girls, dressed in stunning gowns, walked the red carpet with maturity and poise as they greeted fans before the big show. Suffice to say that their dresses more than accentuated their womanly figures.
During the ceremony, SNSD performed a special stage titled “Girls become the Goddess.” The powerful, almost theatrical, opening dance featured the girls split into various units, each group performing their own explosive dance routine (with the exception of (lazy girl) Jessica gliding across the stage on a swing), before coming together in formation of ‘The Boys.’
To the surprise of everyone watching, the familiar music of ‘The Boys’ suddenly transitioned into a fast-paced, overpowering, bracing as hell, electro-heavy remix of their title song. The Korean lyrics transitioned into the English ones, the choreography was expanded upon and embellished, and the girls were now dancing at 1,039 beats per minute. Absolutely outstanding performance from – not a girls’ generation – but a goddesses’ generation. Check it out below.
Finally, SNSD were nominated in three categories for this year’s MAMA, including Best Female Dance Performance, Best Female Group and Artist of the Year. Among the many winners, SNSD took home Best Female Group and the noteworthy Artist of the Year. The girls could not contain their excitement during their acceptance speeches, as they thanked staff, family, fans and everyone at SM Entertainment.
SNSD will return to Singapore for the third leg of their 2nd Asia Tour on December 9 and 10. 2011 has proven to be a truly successful year for our girls. Congratulations!
BTS video (subbed)