The group that cleaned up at this year’s MelOn Awards was Big Bang. While they didn’t win album of the year (understandable since their actual album hasn’t come out yet), they got four awards including artist of the year and netizen’s choice.
For that reason alone, it’s clear why the group performed for 18+ minutes, taking up a tenth of the show’s runtime. Starting of with If You, transitioning into Loser, then on to Bang Bang Bang, Sober, and Fantastic Baby, the members did really good keeping up their stamina (especially when you consider that they are still on tour). The vocals got a little off at times, but nothing so bad that it kills the show.
While the whole performance was good, we will admit to some fanning out when Daesung came out for his drum solo during Sober and watching T.O.P actually dance.