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Announcing the 2013 EYKA!

November 26, 2013

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. We did our first Eatyourkimchi Awards last year when we just moved into the studio, and now that our one year anniversary is coming up, and the end of the year is coming up as well, it’s about time to open up our polls for the 2013 Awards!

We’ve got loads of different categories. Best Vocals. Best Rookies. Best Aegyo. Best Male Group. Best Hip Hop. And more. There are lots of categories to vote on, lots of different artists to support. Or, if you’re not fully up to date with Kpop as religiously as others, you can at least peruse through the nominees and see what was big for the year.

2013 was an exceptionally fruitful year, with tons of bands making heaps of videos, so, surely, with only ten nominees per category, there will be some bands and videos that got slighted. Sorry if your choices didn’t make it! Our mod team along with a group of dedicated Epic Nasties compiled the videos for the list, and it wasn’t an absolutely peaceful voting in/voting out process, but everyone tried to be as fair as possible, so I hope people won’t be too upset if their choices didn’t make it in. We can’t fit in everyone! Thank you to the people that helped put this together :D

We’re going to be announcing the nominees of all of the categories over the next few days. Get to voting over at the 2013 EYKA Page. Voting closes December 6th, 11:59PM, Korean Time. Then we’ll start filming and putting everything together, and we’ll publish the 2013 EYKAs on December 23rd. Booya!

The Nominee videos will be released bit by bit from today onwards. For now, here’s the first nomination video: Best Hip Hop of 2013.

Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of the nominees, because we won’t be making blog posts for all of them. That’d be insane!

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  1. I remember last years, back when I was a kpop newbie.
    the memories~

    3 years ago
  2. The name of the award show… awkward… But I see what you did there.

    3 years ago
  3. Could there be a OFF EYKA? With categories like “Best Soo Zee Doppelganger”, “Best Leigh Cut-Out Appearance”, “Best Memers Video Bombing” or “Best Use of Kimchi in a MV”. Both in Kpop MV (but closely related to a EYK aspect) and in EYK original videos, like a meta-award of some sort.

    3 years ago
    • Hah! Amusingly enough, some of those were contenders for EYKA categories. But they had to cut it down to 15 categories.

      3 years ago
      • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I’m sure they have a lot of work so they had to make a choice. But still, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

        3 years ago
  4. Is Simon drinking milk out of the wine glass??????? LOL
    I’m excited fot the new EYKA!!!!! Can’t believe it’s already been one year….. T.T

    3 years ago
  5. Made the odds be ever in CNBlue’s favor…I mean OUR favor…yeah…our favor 9u9

    3 years ago
  6. Vocals is honestly going to be the hardest category for me to vote for. I’m a sucker for amazing vocalists and I could easily vote for almost all of them, if not all of them. Decisions, decisions, decisions. AH! I’m so torn.

    3 years ago
  7. No best Engrish?!
    NO!

    Race is not exciting.

    3 years ago
    • Hey! What about “smokey gil” ono but we all know the “Loofah’s on fire” was a winner XD

      3 years ago
    • There isn’t much that was super funny this year.
      All I can think of is Loofah’s on fire, I’m addict (x10), and all of the English version of OddEye’s Catch Me If You Can.

      Also I’m kinda glad it isn’t included, who wants to hear “Hey you won an award for speaking the worst English!” lol.

      3 years ago
      • Ah man, I love Number 9 but that almost ruined that song for me. Once was enough, twice was pushing it, but it just kept going and going. It wasn’t even funny, it just hurt a bit.

        3 years ago
  8. something is wrong with counting votes (best vocal performances, it wasn’t like that with hip hop). I’ve refreshed the page and all of them are resetted.

    3 years ago
    • I just checked and nothing seems wrong.

      Cheers,
      Natz

      3 years ago
      • here it how it looks like in Poland (I compared hip-hop with vocals), maybe it’s local thing. I’ve voted for Lim Kim so I know that she should have at least one ;)

        3 years ago
        • It is probably just the cache that needs to catch up. On my screen the votes are registering and more importantly, on the back end the votes are there.

          3 years ago
  9. The Second Annual EYKA’s?! There IS no other award show.

    3 years ago
  10. Yay, this came even earlier than I expected, I’m super excited! But I second what Jamie said about announcing the nominees, I really liked those videos last year, they weren’t too blabbery at all :) I bet you have a lot of funny and/or spot-on things to say about the nominated videos.

    YAY!

    3 years ago
    • Who is Jamie?
      lol You guys always do that, nobody knows who I am!

      Well actually context clues should give it away but you never know lol.

      3 years ago
      • Lol we can start calling you Nana if you like ;)

        3 years ago
      • Your username is too long :P
        I assumed that S&M know… Probably… Maybe they don’t lol.

        3 years ago
        • I don’t think so lol, I don’t think they know that I’m the dude that Indie Reqs from the Epik Nasties channel either.

          I mean I have BY FAR the most comments and least of a life on here! :P

          3 years ago
        • I think I recognize you from seoulbeats!
          But don’t ever change my picture XD

          3 years ago
        • Hmmmmmmmm if you do then that’s pretty crazy because my profile says I’ve only commented there once. lol

          3 years ago
  11. What are the voting limits? Or is it the same tally system that the regular KMM charts use?

    3 years ago
    • Same voting system, you are limited on votes daily per artist, but you can vote for as many artists as you like.

      Edit: Except comments aren’t for points since these videos were all on the charts before, you can still comment on the videos for fun though. :)

      3 years ago
  12. Ahh… Super excited for this! Can we give you guys an EYKA for awesomeness? XD

    3 years ago
  13. *politely raises hand*
    Will there be a Kpop Music Monday this week?

    3 years ago
    • I wish we had time to do so, but we filmed five nominee videos and the announcement video, as well as prepared the KpopAwards page and playlists for every nominee category. It was either the EYKAs or Music Monday. We didn’t have time for both. Sorry :(

      3 years ago
    • I totally see what Simon and Martina did! S&M: Hmmm… U-Kiss, Taeyang, TOP, and now 2ne1! Choosing just one video for KMM is going to be difficult.
      Spudy: Mum! Mum! I know, why don’t you start EYKA voting and distract everyone from KMM?
      S&M: Brilliant!
      xD

      3 years ago
    • Neeh I don’t think so :/

      3 years ago
    • MmM

      *also politely raises hand*
      Please?

      3 years ago
  14. Yey!! It’s this time of the year again LOL!!

    3 years ago
  15. I wonder if CNBLUE‘s I’m Sorry will be nominated in Best Potential KMM
    You never reviewed CNBLUE and I’m Sorry just had bad timing cos you were somewhere out and it wasn’t the choice of top 3 MVs yet :S

    3 years ago
  16. I’ve been waiting for the holidays and new year’s eve all year, not because of Christmas and family reunions or delicious food, but for this : the 2013 EYKA. Seriously.
    I’ve been thinking about it all year long!!! YEAH!

    Annual review and awards are THE BEST! Even more when they’re done by Simon and Martina ;)

    3 years ago
    • Just vote for all of them.
      I can’t really decide between Dynamic Duo, Gaeko, LeeSSang, Swings, or Verbal Jint and Bumkey.
      LeeSSang and Swings are like a tier below for me but I still like them enough to vote for them as of now lol.
      If I had to choose only one it’d be tough between DD and VJ but I might lean towards VJ since I really like Bumkey also lol.

      3 years ago
      • Oh and I forgot “Wash Away” from Geeks!

        3 years ago
      • Yes maybe. That said, even though I like LeeSSang, I was kinda conflicted with the song. In the “tears” departement this year, I was much more into “Shower of Tears”, by Baechigi. If it was in the list, I would be terribly torned between Dynamic Duo and them. Both “Shower of Tears” and “BAAAM!” were a big freaking deal for me this year, and still are. All of the other songs I either enjoy them for a while but stop listening to them after a few weeks or really deeply hated a lot.

        3 years ago
  17. awww…….now that you have meemers you guys should totally make a meemers trophy!

    3 years ago
  18. Uh, I’m so excited! I really loved your awards last year!

    3 years ago
  19. No Best Subunit of 2013???? There were like a bunch of subunits this year from Infinite H to 2yoon to ubeat to Sistar19! Would’ve of been a great category specific for 2013 considering how many released stuff this year

    3 years ago
    • Idt think there were ten, the beginning of the year had like five right off the bat but that trend pretty much died later on
      Not even OC had a release! sorta…

      3 years ago
      • Lets see, Infinte h, sistar19, 2yoon, ubeat, ZE:a5, dasoni (exid),t-ara n4, super junior m, and troublemaker all already released stuff while 100% v and m & n(miryo and narsha) are coming up. OC should of released something this year, same with Taetiseo

        3 years ago
        • I think 100% was released past the cutoff date.
          OC technically could have been included, you might see a couple vids from 2012 that were released after the cutoff date for the last EYKAs.
          And I wouldn’t consider Troublemaker a subunit since it’s from two different groups, also I wouldn’t totally consider M since it was made for a totally separate market.

          But either way S&M only wanted a certain number of categories, there were lots of categories that could have been included if we had unlimited category amounts.
          Videos with flowers, videos with cats, some categories from last year, etc.

          But yeah at the beginning of the year I was like, ooh this would make a great EYKA category, but it just didn’t keep up the pace very much, it’s more fun to have to eliminate ppl because there are so many nominees as opposed to shoe ins.

          3 years ago
        • Btw I do understand that are limits to the number of categories and etc. so it’s cool if some categories were scrapped cause reall there are like a bajillion out there to ever include all

          3 years ago
        • Ahh I see, but Troublemaker would still technically be a subunit IMO just because they’re each from different groups doesn’t mean they can form a unit. I only included M because didn’t they promote in Korea for a while? It should kinda count, its not like I included T-ara QBS and ZE:A4U since they were only in Japan and didn’t promote in Korea whereas M did but they’re marketed differently (I have no clue what I said but I hope you get my point).

          3 years ago
        • Yeah, but that wouldn’t really be a “Subunit” It’s more of a collaboration.

          3 years ago
  20. Mordney’s Choice Award ? Lmao I think it wasn’t included last year, right? …or it was… or it was Brohoho Props Award (._.?)
    Aaaanyway I’m wondering abt this one! MUAHAHAHA

    3 years ago
  21. K HIP-HOP I’M IN TEARS. Can I just vote for all of them?

    3 years ago
    • Yes you can lol, but that’s essentially like you didn’t vote any of them.

      3 years ago
      • I’m fully aware of this, just felt that a rhetorical question will properly convey my enthusiasm. Besides, I exaggerated a little, I only voted for like six of them.

        3 years ago
        • Well a lot of ppl seem to not know you can vote multiples ….or maybe they just say that…

          lol I voted five myself.

          3 years ago
        • Oh no. I had no idea what to do with KHH category, but Best Vocals made me cry with frustration. At least the strictly k-popish categories will be easy, I’m way too picky with them.

          3 years ago
  22. Are you guys not discussing the vids this time around or was that just for this category?
    Your short little blurbs about the vids last year were like the best part lol.

    3 years ago
    • I still replay last years ‘Best Engrish’ category, it was hilarious

      3 years ago
    • But….we can’t even see said nominees! The clips are waaaaaay too short :, (

      3 years ago
      • We can’t show too long of a clip for copyright purposes :(

        3 years ago
      • *cough cough* I think this is the general consensus but I believe they have filmed quite a few of them already.

        3 years ago
    • I like the commentary on the videos because not only are they funny and interesting, but it also feels more sincere to hear about what you guys think of the video. When you’re just naming things off quickly, it sounds too official like other award shows. Where’s the fun in that? D; I don’t watch the EYKA videos to see who’s nominated. I watch the videos to hear your input on the videos (and to watch your lovely, funny selves, of course). ^_^

      3 years ago
    • I’m with NaLf

      3 years ago
    • Last year i did not know some of the nominees and you guys talked why you loved them. I watched many of those mvs just because of the blurbs, and now i love those songs to death!!! If you can please please pleaseeeee do something like that… maybe for next year. <3

      3 years ago
    • I can’t Vote not all the list are coming up so how can i vote by december 6th?

      3 years ago
      • Actually, I think they’ll do like last year and release a couple lists each day until all are showing up, which is why you can’t see all of them yet. Stay tuned in the following days^^

        3 years ago
    • ARL

      The blurbs were great because even if our favorite didn’t win, we still got to hear y’all talk about it a little bit. :)

      3 years ago
    • No!!!! Maybe to the drifters who only show up for their oppas, but I’m pretty sure all the ppl that are here pretty frequently would agree with me that the talking was liked.

      3 years ago
    • I loved the little short blurbs you did about the video. I can see not doing it for like the Best Hip-hop/Voice/Male/Female/etc, but for the video based categories I think it adds something special! ^^

      3 years ago
  23. Loved the video and I can’t wait for the award show! I’m Nick, from the group of exchange students who went to your studios a few hours ago~ You made the year for us, none of us thought we would get to meet you! Thanks so much for talking your time out of video editing and talking to us, it meant the world to all of us.

    3 years ago
    • Oh! It was great meeting you! Sorry we couldn’t stay for longer. We were editing this video, and filming some more nomination videos as well :D

      Have fun in Everland tomorrow!

      3 years ago
      • I will! It’s super fine that you were busy, we were all surprised that you even talked to us at all! We all freaked out after we left and we were all super happy that we got to meet you! Thanks~ and i will have fun in everland, thanks!

        3 years ago
  24. So many nominees to choose from! Aaaarrrrggghhh! How will I decide and pick the right one! ANXIETY

    3 years ago
    • Just be like me and skip the anxiety by instead voting for half the nominees lol.
      Might as well help the chances of all the vids I like in the beginning stages.

      3 years ago
      • That’s what my plan is, vote for everyone that I’d be happy to see win. Oh and accept the fact that some that should get a not *coughHeoYoungSaengcough* probably will not due to….spam voting? Same as what happened to Shinwha on the MAMA’s, they got spammed out when they had a clear lead going in to the last 24 hours of voting. I figure the sooner I accept that this is how things work, the lower my stress level. ;-)

        3 years ago
  25. Back to fangirls picking only guy groups again….

    3 years ago
  26. Okay, the music at the end of the video started to sound like the theme music from ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ on PBS.

    3 years ago
    • NAILED IT! I’m not sure why we started singing it, but once it started it just felt ohhh so right to keep going with it :D

      3 years ago
  27. So does this mean there’s no KMM for this week too? What about for the rest of the year?

    3 years ago
  28. I see my ring tone right there.

    3 years ago
  29. So exciting! This’ll be fun times!

    3 years ago
  30. ^_^ LOOK AT ALL THAT HIP HOP GOODNESS! Too bad Outsider didn’t make it, his comeback was the BOMB! But I love Verbal Jint, Sniper Sound (hell to the YEAH!) Jay Park, Swings, Tiger JK and Leesang’s songs! Whoo! Gonna be a tough vote. :D

    3 years ago
    • That’s a bummer. He’s my favorite solo speed rapper, besides E.Via. Who now that I think about it, also should have made the list. Especially since her comeback was so dramatic. Aegyo to baddass? Ultimate win!

      3 years ago
    • I think Crying Bird would have been nominated, but the only official version of the MV was removed from YT (probably something to do with the Sniper Sound thing).

      3 years ago
    • Which Outsider song? Bye U or Bitterly Crying Bird? Bitterly Crying Bird most likely would have been included but then it just suddenly disappeared from YT, the only thing about you can find on YT now is a teaser.

      I TRIED but I was the minority…

      3 years ago
      • Yeah I’m thinking Sniper Sound got ASSA to remove it or something. We tried reuploading it to use but it was instantly removed. It didn’t exist anymore on YT lol.

        3 years ago
  31. best award show ever

    3 years ago
  32. Busker Busker’s gonna win again.

    3 years ago
    • Rookie of the Year, for the next ten years.

      3 years ago
      • Honey G should win Bizarre and then Brad can disarm the security and break into the EYKAs again~

        3 years ago
      • MmM

        And then GD wins every other award, like at the MAMAs? :P

        3 years ago
        • GD’s that cool, he could win even in the female categories :P

          3 years ago
        • He is pretty enough. And that’s not an insult, GD is my ultimate bias. I’m fairly certain that the main reason I found kpop was seeing a video in my sidebar and think ‘OMG, so much pretty!’

          3 years ago
  33. I VOTE FOR T.O.P! Oh wait, bad timing… Either that, ot he’s in the WTF category!

    Will there be a “horror show” category? It was quite the trend this year!

    3 years ago
  34. no other korean award show is as freaking funny at the EYK awards lol

    3 years ago
  35. WooooooOOOOoooo! Let’s start this! *Way too excited, collapses*

    3 years ago
  36. AWWWW YEAH WHO’S EXCITED.
    #USNasties btw

    3 years ago
  37. COOL!!! Time to start voting again…I’m glad you brought this back its a lot of fun

    3 years ago
  38. im soo excited for they eyka’s!!!! i loved last year!! are you going to do kmm video that should have been reviewed but didnt and then do a kmm on it like you did last time? BUT IM SOOO EXCITED!

    3 years ago
  39. ahahahahaha oh my gosh i laughed so much throughout this video!!!
    “ugly ass dog statue” bahahahaha!!

    noooooo!!! dunno who to vote for in the HipHop category!! i love Dynamic Duo’s, Gaeko’s, Tiger JK’s and Leessang’s songs!!

    3 years ago
  40. That is NOT an ugly-ass dog statue. Someone should slap your mouth ;) It’s adorable!!

    3 years ago