Last week on The Remix, the singers took the week off leaving it up to the DJs and choreographers/dancers to do all the heavy lifting. For the fourth live show, the singers returned with a vengeance. The theme for this week's performances was "world music." As a result, many of the performances in this week's show had an interesting flavor to them. I particularly enjoyed the incorporation of traditional instruments and sounds in this week's performances.
Ever since seeing Epik High perform their hit song Fan with Honey Lee playing the gayageum at the 2007 Golden Disk Awards, I have always wanted more people to use traditional instruments in contemporary pop music. Traditional Asian instruments are freaking awesome! With The Remix live show number 4, I finally got my wish. Without further ado, here are my top performances from this week's show.
Team Noo Phước Thịnh has been receiving some of the highest scores each week. In my opinion, they have proven themselves to be the strongest team in this year's competition. They're strong in every area. DJ SlimV has been killing it. Noo Phước Thịnh has been killing it. The choreographer has been killing it. This team is stacked! I mean come on. Did you see how they tossed Noo Phước Thịnh like a sack of potatoes? That shit was crazy!
Team Hoàng Thùy Linh is the second strongest team IMO, and the scores have shown that thus far. I love Triple-D's work, I like Hoàng Thùy Linh as a singer, and the choreography has been on fleek every week. I have seen a lot of fan choreography, but I have never seen fan choreography like this. It was the bomb! As of right now, The Remix is basically a two team race between Team Noo Phước Thịnh and Team Hoàng Thùy Linh.
Team Maya put together their best performance on The Remix so far this past week. I thought that the umbrella work and the visuals of this week's performance were outstanding. I liked how they made the umbrellas look like flowers blooming in the spring. Team Maya has been pretty solid every week. Who knows? Team Maya maybe that dark horse candidate that ends up stealing the final prize.
Team JustaTee & Big Daddy is another dark horse contender to look out for. I look forward to their performance every week because it's always pretty good. I love the sound of traditional Asian instruments, and Team Justatee & Big Daddy made good usage of them in their performance this week.
Team JustaTee & Big Daddy and Team Soobin might have an unfair advantage next week. The next live show will be a hip-hop, r&b, dubstep, and trap themed show. As a fan of those music styles, I'm quite excited.