December 4, 2012
It’s that time of year again! Time for our year end Kpop Recap. We’ve been doing this every year since 2008 with our “How To Dance Kpop Style” videos. We used to chose our personal favourite songs of the year, but last year we opened it up to public voting, and it resulted in Big Bang’s “Tonight” winning Dance of the Year, for a video that didn’t have a dance. Lame! So, this year, we decided to change things up a bit so that we can explore different categories rather than just focusing on dancing only. Think of the 2012 EatYourKimchi Awards (2012 EYKAs) like a giant Kpop Music Monday! It won’t just be a boring listing of winners, we’ll joke around as we usually do WHILE wearing fancy evening wear and giving out awards! Ooohhh so classy!
We’d still like to give you the chance to voice your opinions, so each category will have 10 choices that you can vote on. The winner of each category will go onto the final 2012 EYK Awards ceremony.
How to vote!
Head on over to the 2012 Eat Your Kimchi Awards page and pick the best videos from the many different categories. You’ll notice that you can only vote on three categories for now. That’s because we’re going to release the nominees for different categories over the span of a week, just to keep it fresh, instead of overloading you with too much to vote for at once. Here’s the order we’ll be releasing the nominees. Check back on this page from time to time as we’ll be uploading new videos for each category.
Best Male Group
Best Overall Video
Let us know what you think of the categories in the comment section below! This has been a really really long work in progress, we’ve been thinking about since last year’s Big Bang failure. (You know I love Big Bang, but they didn’t deserve best dance…hahahaha). Each category was very carefully thought out to make sure one band didn’t overlap into too many categories. We wouldn’t want one band taking four categories with the same song, that would be super lame. Also, for those of you who want us to screw the votes and just do what we want to do, don’t worry! We’re planning on talking about our own personal faves of the year as well, but who knows, perhaps our favs will overlap with the winners! We’ll just have to wait and see.
Lastly, thanks to all the Epik Nasties who helped out in the selection process. While we were away, they helped out so so much by carefully voting and debating about who should be in the top 10 categories. We’d be ripping out our hair now if it wasn’t for them.