Thanks be to Tumblr. Did you guys know that this happened? Kim Hyun Joon and T.O.P actually performed together? I’ve been a fan of both of these guys for how long and I didn’t know this existed! Did you? Did you know this was out there and didn’t tell me? Why do you guys keep doing this to me? Don’t you love me anymore?
Although–maybe you kept it from me for my own safety. Watching this, my brain nearly imploaded. In a situation like this, with two biases sharing the same stage, who do you root for? Are you cheating on one by liking the other more? Because there is always one you like more than the other.
Example. Take BigBang. I love GDragon. I love T.O.P. But T.O.P just edges out GD on the scale for me. And there’s also the fact that as they come from the same band, you expect them to be together. They are almost a package deal. It’s expected.
Something like this? Totally out of the blue. Their music is so completely different, it never even dawned on me that they would work together. I was going to say that their careers are really different, but if you look at them, they are actually pretty similar. They both started out in Kpop bands (BigBang and SS501) but work as solo artists and are now pushing hard to make names for themselves as actors.
Back to the video. To decide who to ship within it–we’re just going to have to take it apart, see who won what.
You know–for science!
Why does T.O.P insist on covering himself up in giant blanket-like jackets? Then to match it up with the turtleneck? T.O.P, honey, you are no longer the pudgy kid. It’s time to stop hiding behind the giant coats.
Kim Hyun Joong on the other hand, wow. He looks flat out amazing. Like really, really hot. His outfit is so cool and reminds me when we saw his closet in Barefoot Friends and he admitted most of his clothes were black. Here? It really works for him.
And that hair! Holy smokes! His hair is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him with such beautiful hair. What can I say, I’m a sucker for when guys who have the mane of glory tie it up. RAWR! Here’s hoping he grows it out again.
So hands down–the total winner? Kim Hyun Joong. Hands, feet, and heads down.
Next up, music.
It was pretty amazing when Kim Hyung Joong pulled out the guitar. You don’t see him play an instrument much, mostly just singing. I was ready for him to win. But his singing was a little quiet and, if I can say so, a little off key. It could have been the song choice, but he couldn’t really let loose. (Although he did get better his second verse.)
Sorry, Kim Hyun Joong.
T.O.P, I was expecting him to be the same, but then he opened his mouth–and blew me away. Is there ever a musical performance that he hasn’t blown it up? It’s kind of funny, him there in the turtle neck, the giant coat, and the big black glasses looking all unassuming–then BAM! Schmexy. Super Sssshmexy. Makes me want to go out and listen to all his music. Right now.
Win: Obviously it’s T.O.P
So now we’re back to square one. I don’t know. I guess we’re going to gut instinct it. So I choose….. T.O.P!
Wait! I mean Kim Hyun Joong!
Umm…on second thought….
We’re going to be here for a while.