The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards was indeed an eventful night for SHINee and Shawols worldwide. The boys first made their appearance on the red carpet in stunning black and white, posing for the paparazzi and giving a short interview.
SHINee was highlighted multiple times in various camera shots as the glitzy award ceremony began. Our flaming charisma Minho soon graced the stage as one of the announcers. Together, Minho and Eunji presented the "Best New Female Artist" award to Ailee. It was only a matter of time until SHINee's own award results would be decided!
Soon enough, the results for the Best Male Dance Performance Award were up next. Shawols all over the world held their breaths (I know I did) as the nominees were listed off. The emcee then went on to announce that SHINee had won! The boys celebrated, hugged, and went up to the stage to receive their award. Onew gave the acceptance speech, and Key graciously thanked Tony Testa, the choreographer of Sherlock.
Support for SHINee's win exploded through the internet with many expressing that SHINee wholly deserved the award. The trending topics "Congrats SHINee" and "Best Dance Performance Male Group" soon appeared on the Worldwide trendlist. "Congrats SHINee" remained on the trendlist for about 20 minutes.
Onew doing his signature eyebrow raise, Jonghyun giving the camera a peace sign, and all of the boys enjoying the performances were just a few of the SHINee moments that were aired in small clips over the award ceremony. In specific, Onew and Taemin jumped and clapped to JYP's performance; Onew, Jonghyun and Key danced around to Gangnam Style; and Jonghyun, Minho, and Key were captured grooving along to Jang Wooyoung's 'DJ Got Me Going Crazy' stage.
Later came the second highlight of the night, SHINee's performance! SHINee's performance was the closing half of the special segment titled Time Loop. SHINee performed Lucifer and a special remix of Sherlock infused with a segment of Clue, wearing edgy outfits adorned with chains. The boys killed it on stage, proving their skill with powerful presence, live vocals, and sharp dance moves. Congratulations, SHINee!
Source: Mnet Live Broadcast, sfinee, bug fany
Written by: joAnnwashere @ shineee.net