Before individual fairy endings became the norm in K-pop, group endings were all the rage. • Kpop News
If you’ve been a K-pop fan for a while, you’re probably familiar with the term “fairy ending.” It has become a trend at the end of K-pop live performances, where the individual members of the performing group are the center of attention and often have some sort of performance aegyo or other fan service.
However, some K-pop idols find the concept difficult to take seriously and have a bit more fun with being overly dramatic.
But single member fairy endings weren’t always the norm. In fact, it’s only in the last few years that they’ve really come into their own, and before that it was much more common for the camera to capture all the members of a band at the end of their performance.
Since some groups intentionally create closing poses as a group that look great as a whole, it only makes sense that all members would be filmed at the end of their performance!
The topic of “group endings vs. fairy endings” was recently posted on a Korean online forum, where it seems that fans overwhelmingly prefer the old methods of including everyone in the ending.
K-pop girl groups like Girls Generation, CARA, f(x)etc red velvetThey have been used, among other things, as examples in the form of images and gifs that are presented here.
There’s definitely a different kind of energy and excitement watching all the members at the end of their performance and we can understand why so many fans miss that!
Here’s what netizens have to say about the fairy ending versus the group endings, proving that the latter is much more preferred.
Do you prefer one type of ending over another?
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