On May 22nd, SBS’s “Kiss & Cry” aired its pilot episode, which featured 10 top stars taking part in Korea’s first ever skating reality program.
“Kiss & Cry” might have been too ambitious, or maybe it’s because the two-month training period was too short to try and master the sport, as viewers thought that the show failed to live up to its expectations.
Lee Ah Hyun was the first up and took to the stage with her daughter. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to receive an adequate score due to her lack of skill. Through tears, she commented, “I was personally going through a difficult time in my life, and without ‘Kiss & Cry’, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to overcome it. I wanted to show my daughter what I was capable of.”
f(x)’s Krystal performed “Tango” and showed off a variety of tricks (spiral with a chair) which stunned Kim Yuna and the judges. TVXQ’s Yunho garnered the most points with 35.3 score thanks to his display of complex spins and jumps. He also earned a favorable review from speed skater Lee Kyu Hyuk.
Unfortunately for IU, Seo Ji Suk, Son Dambi and the rest of the cast, they failed to impress their audience. Viewers thought that IU didn’t show much other than singing her song, “Good Day”, for a few minutes on the ice. Judge Go Sung Hee coldly remarked, “It was nice listening to your song.”
After the broadcast, netizens commented, “All of the skills of the contestants failed to live up to expectations”, “They need a gimmick other than Kim Yuna”, and “There was nothing much to watch.”
Check out some of the performances below.
Source + Photos: Ilgan Sports via Nate Credit: allkpop