Finally the boys made their long awaited appearance on The Ellen Show. Woo-hoo! 😎🔊🎶
I woulda talked about it minutes after it aired but if y’all are familiar with the Ellen Show, you know she often times puts extra things on YouTube a day or two after. Which is exactly what happened here with BTS. Thus making me super glad I waited because now I can talk about EVERYTHING in a singular post. And to make sure my thoughts come out as on point as humanly possible, I’m gonna go and talk about everything based on the order clips were uploaded onto her YouTube page. Sound good?
Alrighty brace yourselves because you’re about to listen to the ramblings of a total fanboy 😛 :
Ok so first thing first, I gotta mention the little teaser that was uploaded. I gots to because it was such a good promo wasn’t it? It was there to hype us up and boy did it. With that being said the biggest surprise foremost was its mere existence to begin with. Cuz maybe I ‘m remembering it wrong but I don’t really remember this show doing something like it before, to this level at least, for any other artist. Could be they did and I’m simply having a hard time remembering, but either way it was a real freakin’ cool thing for them to do.
I liked it because it pretty much gave you the skinny of what you needz to know about BTS. It mentioned the crazy amount of devoted followers they have, how they topped charts all over the world, how Time Magazine put them as one of the most influential people, and gave a little shout out to one of their other recent songs, Not Today. Oh and then we can’t forget the countdown they threw in there too. Seriously it all made it feel like this was a huge deal…which it IS!
Then getting us right a long is the next clip released on her page, the Mic Drop Remix Performance. This was a BIG standout on it’s own mainly since it’s the first time it has ever been performed on American TV or any TV for that matter I believe. Talk about an amazing and far reaching show to debut it on. 🙂 It was dope because it will shut down those haters who were previously putting this group down for supposedly lip Syncing at the AMAs.
Just one listen to this to this and you’ll see they have no need to do that sorta thing. It will also prove they don’t need a big stage to put a larger than life performance either. I mean look at the smaller stage they have here and see for yourselves how they still rocked the heck out of it through the charismatic performance they put on. Will be interesting to see if they do in fact also perform this track on the MAMA stage coming up too. Potential to be a show stealer there.
P.S. Did I hear that right, “biggest K-pop boy band in the world.” …Have sweeter words ever been spoken? 😆😊
As for the interview itself, it was alright. Better than most but still not quite as good as the Zack Sang interview in my eyes. Honestly it was kinda more of a RM interview than a BTS interview. Although at least all the members got to introduce themselves even if you couldn’t really hear them on account of the audience being so loud. 😅 I do think we can all agree though that in the end V stole the interview with his “Not Not, No..No!” moment.
Anyways here is the take away from the whole thing.
- We got all the member’s stage names(RM, V, J-hope, Suga, Jungkook, Jin, Jimin)
- It gave peeps the insight that RM is the leader and he self learned English thanks to the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
- How BTS’s full name translates into Bulletproof Boy Scouts which then ARMY is an extension of (which if you are an ARMY you know he skirted around the actual meaning *coughs* Adorably Respectful MC for Youths, yes let’s bury that and never bring it up again. lol)
- V really liked whatever was in his mug 😛
- Korean or Not their songs translate well as seen by the response of fans internationally
- Jin continues to be world wide handsome
There you have it, everything that you should have learned from this interview. 😀
Which then leads us to their second performance. Oh yeah there is more. They did a live version of DNA too and I think this was the best of the two if only because you can hear the fanchants better. It’s always weird to not hear them when a Kpop song is played because they are such a huge staple of Kpop. Not sure if they muted them a bit or what on tv for Mic Drop because I couldn’t hear them much during it. Anywho they were both lit in the end.
Going forward it will be interesting to see how many comments on BTS‘s videos will start saying they came from ELLEN. 😀
Then lastly that brings us to the two fun extras.
The first extra is them answering some fan questions. And it was in this that I thought Jungkook finally shined in these American promotions. A good departure from him standing in the back during most of the interviews previously. I say this since I was completely taken aback by him taking the main focus when addressing the question about having been to Disney and talking about Buzz Lightyear. 😮 I knew he had said he would learn English but I didn’t expect him to randomly bust out with such good pronunciation out of nowhere. Good on him for improving. I know I would fail miserably trying to say any sentence that long in Korean. 😛
Then the last sweet extra was them surprising the fans. I expected funny going into this but it was even funnier than that. The highlight I think had to be Jin getting surprised when one of the group of fans came towards them. I’m truly surprised more didn’t try to do the same tho. It was funny since he was gonna pretend to be surprised by them but then instead, he was the legit one surprised. haha.
My only wish is that they woulda had more time to get into it with the fans but I know they didn’t have to much free time. Either way it was cool seeing everyone’s shocked faces over and over. How do you think you would have reacted?
My only major criticism in all this was no UNICEF/Love Myself Campaign Talk. Would have been nice to give it some exposure on such a big platform. Like if only she could have brought up how a percentage of their newest album sales are donated to fund programs for troubled youths, but nope we got none of that. I guess for now we will have to spread it ourselves so remember to include that stuff in your tweets. However, I’m at least glad there was some mention about the importance of their lyrics. It’s progress made.
Maybe next year we can get even better interviews that go deeper now that the States have officially been introduced to them. 🙂 and yeah, there you have it. All of my thoughts on their first ever Ellen Show appearance. Did you agree or disagree? Did I leave out anything that you liked? Share with me down below like always. I’ll see you peeps next time. ^_____^