The 2014 MBC Gayo Daejejeon was held on December 31st at the MBC Ilsan Dream Center and the Sangnam Building. The MCs for the night were Kim Sung Joo, Jun Hyun Moo, Lee Yuri, SISTAR’s Soyou, and Girl’s Day’s Hyeri.
The night started off at with Hyungdon and Daejun singing “Olympic Expressway,” which was followed by “The Gloomy Song.” Project group Big Byung followed with their track “Stress Come On!” which introduced the MCs for the night.
Opening – Hyungdon and Daejun, Big Byung – “Stress Come On!”
The theme of the night was “B.E.G.I.N” with a segment for each letter and the artists were divided into two teams by color (white, blue). The first segment, “B,” stood for “Birth” and was filled with this year’s “Super Rookies” and solo debuts.
The first challenge was between GOT7 and BTS. GOT7 (white) sang their latest title track, “Stop Stop It,” as well as “A.” BTS (blue) performed a powerful dance introduction before their title track “Danger.” Next up was Red Velvet versus Lovelyz. Red Velvet (white) performed their debut track, “Happiness,” with a dance break in the middle, while Lovelyz (blue) performed “Candy Jelly Love.”
GOT7 – “Stop, Stop It” + A
BTS – “Danger”
Red Velvet – Happiness
Lovelyz – Candy Jelly Love
Joy, Chanmi, Hayoung performed (white) performed a special collaboration track and Boyfriend and BTS (blue) came together to perform karate-themed H.O.T’s “We Are the Future” as well as a song by Deuce.
Joy, Chanmi, and Hayoung – “Coming of Age Ceremony”
BTS & Boyfriend – We Are the Future, dance break (Deuce)
MAMAMOO (white) hit the stage to perform their debut track “Mr. Ambiguous” and Sunmi (blue) took the stage to perform her hit tracks “Full Moon” and “24 Hours.” Next up was the battle of the solo artists. Taemin (white) performed his hit solo debut track, “Danger,” and Kyuhyun (blue) performed his hit song, “At Gwanghwamun.”
MAMAMOO – Mr. Ambiguous
Sunmi – Full Moon, 24 Hours
*Taemin – “Danger”
*Kyuhyun – “At Gwanghwamun”
Soyou X Junggigo (blue) performed their mega-hit track, “Some.” Huh Gak and Eunji (white) came together for a live performance of their hit collaboration track, “Break Up To Make Up.” Hyorin X Jooyoung (blue) took the stage to perform their hit duet track, “Erase,” while S.M. THE BALLAD (Taeyeon and Jonghyun) (white) performed “Breath.”
*Soyou X Junggigo – “Some”
*Huh Gak & Eunji – “Break Up to Make Up”
*Hyorin X Jooyoung – “Erase”
*S.M. THE BALLAD (Taeyeon and Jonghyun) – “Breath”
INFINITE’s L and EXO’s Baekhyun and Chanyeol took part in the night’s second special collaboration stage and performed “Wedding Cake” with L and Chanyeol on guitar.
*INFINITE’s L, EXO’s Baekhyun & Chanyeol – “내 마음의 보석상자” + “Wedding Cake”
Girl’s Day (white) performed a remix of their mega-hit “Something.” Ailee (Blue) followed with “Affection” and “Don’t Touch Me.” T-ara was next with “Sugar Free” and SECRET’s Hyosung performed “Dance For U.” SECRET (blue) then took the stage with their hit song “I’m In Love.”
*Girl’s Day – “Something”
*Ailee – “Affection” + “Don’t Touch Me”
*T-ara – “Sugar Free”
*SECRET – “Dance For You” + “I’m In Love”
Apink (white) was next up with a ballad version their mega-hit “LUV” with Eunji on piano before they performed their first mega-hit of the year, “Mr. Chu.” SISTAR (blue) performed their summer hit, “Touch My Body,” with a special dance remix in the middle.
*Apink – “LUV” + “Mr. Chu”
*SISTAR – “Touch My Body”
The third special stage was a collaboration between Hyorin, Ailee, and Jessi, and they performed “Bang Bang.”
Hyorin, Ailee, and Jessi – “Bang Bang” (originally by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Manaj)
The second segment of the night was “I for Imagine,” and it began with the fourth special stage with was a commemoration stage for the late Shin Hae Chul, which was performed by Shin Sung Woo and N.EX.T. They performed “Lazenca, Save Us.” Many artists including INFINITE, BEAST, AOA, and more joined the stage to continue the commemoration, dressed in all black.
Shin Hae Chul commemoration stage – Shin Sung Woo and N.EX.T – “Infinite Love”
— Part 2 —
The second part began with the fifth collaboration stage which featured Dynamic Duo, Crush, Zion.T, and Planet Shiver. They performed a medley of “Young,” “See Through,” and “Friday Night” to excite the audience and viewers for the second half of the festival.
Next up was VIXX (white) and they performed a remix version of their hit track, “Error,” which included a dub-step dance break in the middle. Teen Top (blue) then took to the stage to perform “I’m Sorry,” a special dance break intro, and a remix version of “Missing.”
*VIXX – “Error”
*Teen Top – “I’m Sorry” + “Missing”
AOA (white) took the stage next to perform a medley of their songs, including “Miniskirt” and “Like A Cat.” 4minute performed a remix of their hit track, “Whatcha Doin’ Today” with a dance break and multiple tempos.
AOA – “Did We Meet By Chance?” + “Miniskirt” + “Like A Cat”
*4minute – “Whatcha Doin’ Today?”
The MCs then took a break to check in on the New Year’s Eve festivities in Korea, with about an hour and a half left until the start of the new year.
New Years Greetings:
Next up was BTOB (white) with their hit song, “Beep Beep.” Boyfriend (blue) then took the stage in entirely white outfits to perform “WITCH” with a special dance break in the middle. B1A4 (white) performed and orchestra version of “Lonely,” which was followed by their hit track “SOLO DAY.” Block B (blue) performed “Not An Ordinary Girl” as well as their latest title track, “H.E.R.”
*BTOB – “Beep Beep”
*B1A4 – “Lonely” + “SOLO DAY”
*Block B – “Not An Ordinary Girl” + “H.E.R”
Girl group KARA (white) performed a remix version of one of their previous hits, “STEP,” as well as their latest hit, “MAMMAMIA.” Fly to the Sky (blue) then took the stage to perform “You, You, You” and “What U Want.”
*KARA – “STEP” + “MAMMAMIA”
*Fly to the Sky – “You, You, You” + “What U Want”
After celebrating the New Year, CNBLUE took the stage to perform the sixth special stage of the night. The members of CNBLUE performed their hit track “Can’t Stop” with a special rap from Block B’s Zico. Trot singer Tae Jin Ah was next to take the stage, with a special appearance from M.I.B’s Kangnam to perform a collaboration stage.
*CNBLUE – “Can’t Stop” featuring Block B’s Zico
Tae Jin Ah + M.I.B’s Kangnam
For the seventh collaboration stage, SHINee’s Taemin and EXO’s Kai came together to perform “Pretty Boy.”
SHINee’s Taemin & EXO’s Kai – “Pretty Boy”
Hong Jin Young took the stage to perform a medley of songs including “Cheer Up” and “Battery Of Love.” She was joined by Lim Chang Jung who performed “Shall We Dance?”
Hong Jin Young – Cheer Up, Battery of Love, Shall We Dance with Lim Chang Jung
The fifth segment of the festival was “N for Never-Ending K-Pop.” Boy group INFINITE (white) began the segment with a ballad version of their mega-hit track, “Last Romeo,” which was followed by a dance remix version of their hit track, “Back.” EXO (blue) was next up with “Thunder” and “Overdose.”
*INFINITE – “Last Romeo” (orchestra version) + “Back”
EXO – Thunder + Overdose
BEAST energized the stage with their performance of “Drive” off of their latest mini-album, “Time,” and their mega-hit track, “Good Luck.” 2PM took the stage next with a remix of “Go Crazy,” “Again and Again,” “10 Out of 10,” “Put Your Hands Up, “Heartbeat.”
BEAST – Drive + Good Luck
2PM – “Go Crazy” + “Again and Again” + “10 Out of 10” + “Heartbeat”
To finish off the festival, Girls’ Generation performed “MR.MR” with a dance break in the middle. TVXQ then closed the night with their performances of “Spellbound” and “Something.”
Girls’ Generation – Mr. Mr Remix
TVXQ – Spellbound + Something
In the end, the blue team came out ahead with approximately a 5,000 point lead. Congratulations to the blue team’s artists and all of the artists that performed at the 2014 MBC Gayo Daejejeon.