aespa’s stage at MAMA 2021 does not meet the expectations of many netizens.
The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards – MAMA 2021 finally took place on December 11 with the attendance of famous Kpop artists. The viewers were not only looking forward to the awards’ winners but also the eye-catching performances.
One of the highlights of MAMA 2021 is “monster rookie” aespa – one of the most successful girl groups of 2021. Fans had high expectations for the group’s performance at this major award show, but aespa’s stage ends up getting mixed reactions.
aespa performed 2 songs Next Level and Savage. In general, 4 members completed their stage well with high-quality high notes of NingNing and Winter, catchy rap verses by Karina and Giselle, together with synchronized, professional dancing. aespa‘s visuals and stage presence are also outstanding.
Although aespa members did well, their stage still received mixed reactions from netizens. The reason is because the stage set up and design was too empty and sketchy, having no props or even backup dancers. Besides, fans are unhappy with the questionable outfits of 4 members.
Familiar characters in aespa‘s MVs also appeared on stage. Black Mamba, Naevis and 4 avatars of the members seem to be the only things that make aespa’s stage different from other groups.
aespa showed off their professional beauty at MAMA 2021, but the stage prepared for them was super sticky and there were also many other petty glitches. aespa’s presence was somehow surpassed by the impressiveness of their co-stars, Black Mamba, Navis and ae.
Some comments from netizens:
- I really like aespa but why is this? The stylist of the group, especially Karina’s, should be fired. Where’s the intro with the dance break? Why is there only2 songs? And I don’t see any backup dancers. aespa deserves more than that.
- aespa deserves more from SM. How dare they leave the stage empty when it’s a big awards ceremony?
- Why is aespa’s stage so empty? This is not Music Bank.
- They could have done better.
- What kind of outfit is that? It’s so ridiculous
- The outfit could have been prettier but the stylist added a few more “details”. It’s so weird.