Female idols are effortlessly some of the most talented in the K-Pop industry. Their ability to command a stage while maintaining a feeling of natural ease is what makes these artists stand out from their peers. Among these talented female idols, are performances where these women have taken their aptitude for showmanship and increased it tenfold. Here are 7 fierce female performances that demand your attention!
7. SUNMI - Heroine Comeback Stage
SUNMI never fails to demand attention on a stage. From her ravishing good looks, perfectly executed dance, and incredible talents in singing, she has proven her place in the industry and in the hearts of fans worldwide. There's a reason she thrives as a solo artist rather than in a group, and it's obvious in her live performances why.
6. TWICE - Beyonce Cover (Special Stage)
To cover Beyonce, you must do the diva the utmost justice. You may not butcher a Beyonce song, that's simply asinine. Luckily, the Jihyo, Tzuyu, and Momo were up to the challenge for this special stage! The three serve Destiny Child vibes and in particular, we have to give props to Jihyo for being in her absolute element for this performance. We can't take our eyes off her!
5. IU - Good Day
It's hard to believe that IU hasn't permanently damaged any vocal cords singing the way she was singing during comeback promotions for "Good Day". IU proves that a cute facade shouldn't be the first thing you judge as she, in every performance of this song, hits a 3-octave high note that leaves you with your jaw unhinged. Her ability to look cute as a button but demand every ounce of attention on stage is seriously unparalleled.
4. Red Velvet - Be Natural on Show Champion
Red Velvet debuted with stages that were colorful, loud, and in-your-face, however, we find that their toned down stages are far more commanding. Without all the other external distractions, we are face-to-face with the raw talent the group possesses. This performance of "Be Natural" shows us nothing by the member's abilities and shows fans worldwide that they don't have to have the extreme backgrounds and colors to demand attention.
3. MAMAMOO - Single Ladies & Um Oh Ah Yeh at MBC Music Festival in 2015
MAMAMOO is a great example of a K-Pop girl group whose individual members all possess spectacular vocal range and flexibility. At the '2015 MBC Music Festival,' the group was still in its rookie year and brand new to the K-Pop scene. However, we were clearly shown during this performance that the group was not going to be a one-and-done group that disappears after a hit. MAMAMOO boasts some of the best live vocal stability among their girl group peers and counterparts.
2. Ailee - I Will Always Love You Cover
When covering Whitney Houston, there's always a huge margin for mistakes. Vocally-straining and difficult to execute, Ailee took her chances at performing a cover for a Melon broadcast in 2014. Not only did Ailee knock her cover of this classic hit out of the park, but she was also able to make all jaws drop with her seemingly effortless stable vocals! Dolly Parton is proud!
1. Taeyeon - I at MAMA 2015
This incredible and fierce leader wowed us with this out-of-this-world 2015 MAMA performance! Taeyeon performed her solo track, "I," alone and absolutely took complete control of every inch of the stage. Funny thing is, her feet didn't touch the stage for the majority of the performance as she was suspended mid-air while singing her song. Her performance was angelic and her singing was executed perfectly. This is a performance that demands respect.