BIGBANG’s Daesung is making a return to variety shows as a judge in an upcoming trot competition!
On October 6, MBN announced Daesung as a judge on its upcoming trot competition show, “Living Legend” (liberal translation).
“Living Legend” is a survival music variety program that will select the top 7 currently active female trot singers who will represent South Korea at the 2024 Korea-Japan Trot Legend Championship.
Even before its premiere, the program is already gaining attention as it is created by the same team behind hit shows like “Miss Trot,” “Mr. Trot,” and “Burning Trotman.” Furthermore, Shin Dong Yup has been announced as MC for the program, marking his debut as a trot music variety show host.
In addition to BIGBANG’s group activities, Daesung has showcased his versatility as a solo artist, delving into various genres such as rock, ballad, and trot. Notably, his trot songs, “Look at Me, Gwisoon” and “It’s a Big Hit,” garnered immense affection in Korea. In addition to his music career, he has also appeared on popular variety shows like “Family Outing” and “Night After Night” as a fixed panel member.
As he now takes on the role of a “special national producer” on the show, fans eagerly anticipate the new and unique charms he will bring to the table. This appearance will also mark his first regular variety show appearance in 12 years.
Daesung expressed his anticipation, stating, “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to gain valuable experience alongside exceptional mentors and senior artists. I also have big concerns about how I can contribute and provide assistance. I’ll approach this with the goal to offer my help as best as I can to as many people as possible.”
The production team also shared their confidence in Daesung, “We believe that ‘Living Legend’ gained even more credibility with the inclusion of Daesung, who possesses unparalleled expertise and dedication to music. Starting with Daesung, we will continue to unveil special national producers who are a perfect fit for the scale of ‘Living Legend.’ We kindly request your ongoing interest in the upcoming lineup for ‘Living Legend.’”
“Living Legend” is set to air in the second half of 2023.
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