SBS’ Gayo Daejun 2019: Between A Magical Christmas And A Nightmare With The Stage Safety

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Details About The 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun: The Show and The Controversy!

The 2019 SBS Dayo Gaejun was successfully held on December 25th, 2019. The annual show has already become one of the most awaited shows of the year. In the show, there are a lot of artists performing on the stage of the SBS Gayo Daejun, some of which provide a special stage performance. However, unfortunately, during the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun there certain controversy arose which made people really worried. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed explanation of the controversy, so stay tuned and keep scrolling down.

The 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun managed to amaze people with the artists’ performances and the overall concept of the show as well. However, an incident happened that led to a subsequent controversy arising. Now, let’s find out more about the incident that shook the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun.

About The 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun

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Basically, the SBS Gayo Daejun is an annual show that was first established in 1997. It is a television music festival aired on SBS – Seoul Broadcasting System. Well, in fact, it is not exactly a festival, but more of an award show, which was actually discontinued in 2014 and was then revived two years later.

The 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun took place on December 25th, 2019, coinciding with Christmas Day. The event was held at the Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea. The hosts of the event were Jun Hyun-moo and AOA’s Seolhyun. A lot of famous artists were lined up at the event, and some of them even surprised and impressed the fans and audience with their special stage performance.

The show was broadcast live starting at 5.30 p.m. KST. Since the event took place on Christmas Day, many of the artists appeared on stage in a Christmas theme, such as wearing Chistmas-inspired outfits, carrying Christmas decorations, performing Christmas songs, and a lot more. Additionally, a red carpet session took place at the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun where the artists had lined up to meet and greet the fans who also attended the red carpet session.

Artists’ Lineup

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The announcement of the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun artist lineup was the most awaited moment, especially for the girl group and boy band fans! They had been waiting patiently for their idols to perform and also waited for the special stage performance as well.

The full artist lineup of the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun consisted of GOT7, NU’EST, RED VELVET, MAMAMOO, NCT 127, NCT Dream, BTS, SEVENTEEN, TWICE, GFriend, APINK, Stray Kids, ASTRO, Chungha, Oh My Girl, ITZY, NCT Dream, N.Flying, TXT, AOA, and MONSTA X! All of them are famously known as the biggest boy groups and girl groups all over the world.

AS we mentioned earlier, both the fans and the audience were genuinely excited to hear the lineup announcement and of course, this was followed with a response. Netizens also voiced their opinions by leaving comments, some of which were: “That’s one good looking lineup,” “Can’t wait for another spectacular performance,” “A good line-up, thank God,” “Lookin’ forward to this,” and many more.

Red Carpet

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After the announcement of the artists’ lineup of the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun, there was another awaited moment from the event: the red carpet appearance! We could see the gorgeous appearances of many of the artists who decided to attend the red carpet. Some of them stopped to pose for photos, some were dressed in Christmas-themed outfits and some were carrying Christmas decorations.

Let’s take a look at the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun artist lineup on the red carpet:


















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NCT 127

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Stray Kids

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During the red carpet session, artists were lining up to take some photos and also do some interviews. The artists also took time to meet and greet the fans and reporters who attended the red carpet event.

Watch some of the artists’ red carpet appearances:



Even though the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun was seemingly held successfully, apparently, an incident had happened beforehand that arose controversy about the event. The incident was related to the safety of the artists who were part of the show, such as RED VELVET’s Wendy’s accident and MAMAMOO’s Solar’s accident during rehearsals.

RED VELVET’s Wendy’s Rehearsal Incident

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On December 25th, 2019, before the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun was officially aired, some of the artists were doing their rehearsal including RED VELVET for their live performance. Unfortunately, one of the members, Wendy, fell off from the stage during the rehearsal getting injured and requiring a rush to the hospital. Due to the incident, RED VELVET’s live performance at the event was canceled.

Then SM Entertainment explained Wendy’s situation at the time. She had fractures on her right pelvis and wrist, and also some injuries on her face. When the fans heard about the news, they were really mad at SBS because they thought that the safety on the stage wasn’t well-prepared. The fans also got disappointed because they wouldn’t be able to watch RED VELVET’s live performance.

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And finally, SBS gave an official statement and an apology to RED VELVET’s Wendy, her family, her fans, and the rest of the members of RED VELVET, regarding Wendy’s incident while she was rehearsing for the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun. In the apology statement, SBS also explained that SBS staff and entertainment division had been working along with SM Entertainment right after the incident happened and did their best for Wendy’s injury treatment.

Even MAMAMOO’s Solar expressed her concern for RED VELVET’s Wendy health during MAMAMOO’s V Live session. She wished Wendy to get better soon and revealed that Wendy is someone who she really adores. And for a recent update, SM Entertainment revealed that RED VELVET will continue their activities for the time being without Wendy, while Wendy is focused on her injury treatment.

MAMAMOO’s Solar’s Red Carpet Incident

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Another unpleasant incident happened at the red carpet event of the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun involving MAMAMOO’s Solar. The accident happened as MAMAMOO were lined up to appear on the red carpet and take some photos, but suddenly, Solar fell down on the floor.

Even though the moment when she fell down wasn’t caught on camera, her scream when she was fell was really loud and drew the attention of all the present, including both artists, reporters, fans. Fortunately, she didn’t hurt herself and immediately got back on her feet and even the host of the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejun later revealed that she is alright.

RBW Entertainment (MAMAMOO’s agency) also gave their official statement and revealed that Solar was alright and didn’t get any injury. They also said that they would be taking better care of their artist’s safety in the future.

And also, not only RED VELVET’s Wendy and MAMAMOO’s Solar were involved in an incident, but other artists also experienced some kind of unpleasant incident as well. It was reported that BTS’ V, ITZY’s Yeji, and NCT 127’s Taeyong were seen almost falling off due to the slippery stage according to the reports of some sources.