On January 30, Lim PD explained via a phone conversation with YTN Star, "'Saturday Saturday Is a Singer' is a concept about traveling back in time 20 years to experience past nostalgic events. Likewise, MBC Hall was selected since it was the same location where H.O.T made their official debut, making it even more meaningful."
Previously, 'Infinity Challenge' confirmed the popular 1st-gen idol group's appearance on the program, causing much hype. Scheduled to film on February 15 at Ilsan holding up to 800 seats, fans expressed, "We've been waiting 17 years for this comeback and MBC's Ilsan venue is too small to accommodate the large audience with only 800 seats," and requested a location change.
However, it seems Yeoido is a significant place as H.O.T first performed on stage in 1996, attracting a large crowd. In response, MBC staff revealed that the special comeback performance will take place in Ilsan as opposed to Yeoido.
Lim PD commented, "The entire staff will work hard to present a fantastic stage for longtime fans who are unable to attend the live performance. Please look forward to H.O.T's reunion on television."
Meanwhile, H.O.T's Lunar New Year special will broadcast on February 17 and 24 respectively.