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MBC announces star-studded lineup for ‘2018 Gayo Daejejeon’

By Lee Tae-hee

  • Published : Dec 24, 2018 - 16:39
  • Updated : Dec 24, 2018 - 16:39

MBC has announced the final lineup for its year-end program “Gayo Daejejeon,” including stellar groups such as TVXQ, EXO, and BTS.

According to a list released by MBC on Monday, the show will feature Apink, BTOB, GOT7, iKon, Monsta X, NCT Dream, Stray Kids, The Boyz, Twice, Wanna One, Winner, Golden Child, Gugudan, Lovelyz, Red Velvet, Mamamoo, Momoland, VIXX, Sunmi, Seventeen, (G)I-DLE, GFriend, Oh My Girl, and Cosmic Girls.


During the ceremony, TVXQ will perform its new single “Truth” for the first time on TV. Junior idol groups will then perform covers of music by the K-pop act, which is nicknamed the “King of K-pop”

There will also be never-before-seen collaborations. For instance, Hwanhee and Sunwoo JungA, who delighted viewers on the popular TV program “The King of Masked Singer,” will prepare a duet. Veteran singer Baek Ji-young is also expected to collaborate with another singer, who has yet to be revealed.

Duo Norazo will bring their eccentric charm to the stage, along with hip-hop performances by rappers Tiger JK, Yoon Mi-rae, and Bizzy.

The ceremony will be hosted by comedian Noh Hong-chul, SHINee’s Minho, Cha Eun-woo of Astro, and YoonA of Girls’ Generation. This will be YoonA’s fourth consecutive year hosting the MBC awards.

“2018 MBC Gayo Daejejeon” airs live Dec. 31 at 8:45 pm. Performances will take place at three locations: Ilsan MBC Dream Center, MBC in Sangam, and Imjingak. Fans can apply to attend the show at Gayo Daejejeon’s official website from Monday to Wednesday.

By Lee Tae-hee (taeheelee@heraldcorp.com)