Is it sad that it’s all too easy to believe that, six years into their career, “Mr. Mr.” will mark the first time that Girls’ Generation will employ male backup dancers as part of their live choreography routine?
Then again, when a group almost has enough members to field a full court pickup basketball game, adding even more dancers to the mix seems like a surefire way to ensure that dance floor space will be rarer than Sooyoung screen time:
Girls’ Generation will be performing alongside male backdancers for the first time onstage for their “Mr.Mr” comeback.
It’s been 6 years since their debut with “Into the New World“, and the SM Entertainment group has yet to collaborate with male dancers onstage on music shows.
There’s been a lot of curiosity about the “Mr.Mr” choreography as not much of it was revealed in the music video, but backdancers (sic) do appear towards the end.
The decision to use male backup dancers is unfortunate given that the group already has three backup dancers on hand in Yuri, Sooyoung and Yoona.
Thinking on it, SM Entertainment just missed a golden opportunity to take “Mr. Mr.” to its logical “mannish concept” conclusion by having those three play the dance partners to Jessica, Sunny and Hyoyeon while Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun reunite as TaeTiSeo to belt out the notes. Who could say no to a Jessica and Yoona pairing?
The shipping that would cause would be infinitely more entertaining than random anonymous male backup dancers. Chalk this up to another squandered opportunity by SM Entertainment to please
me its fanbase.