As part of the show’s 600th episode, Mnet’s “M Countdown” invited idols to look back on their debut performances! BTS, MAMAMOO, MONSTA X, and Lovelyz took part in the special segment on the January 3 episode.
BTS made their debut on “M Countdown” with their performances of “No More Dream” and “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2” on June 13, 2013. In the latest episode, Jimin described the performance as their start and the opportunity that has brought them to where they are today. “It made me feel like we’d really debuted,” he said.
V commented, “I think it was a performance that allowed me to show that I exist in this world.” Suga said that he remembers everything about the outfits and atmosphere that day.
The members were asked what the most memorable part of their performance was, and J-Hope described the positive response they’d received. He said, “When we were performing live in the studio, there was this reaction that was like ‘Ohhh!’”
As part of the choreography in their debut performance of “We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2,” Jimin threw his hat at Jungkook, who had to catch it before pulling off some complicated hand movements with it. As the members watched the video, Jimin said, “We were so happy when we did that!”
In his interview, Jungkook said, “When Jimin threw the hat at me and I caught it, that was the first time I’ve ever received cheers like that. I was so exhilarated, and I really felt like I was ‘somebody.’ I thought I was cool.”
During the show’s epilogue, J-Hope said, “I used to fantasize a lot about the ‘M Countdown’ stage. I’d watched so many videos, so I always thought, ‘I really want to stand on that stage; I really want to show my songs and my dancing.’”
Jin said, “To be honest, isn’t ‘M Countdown’ the sleekest, and doesn’t it show the style that fans want? I think it has a youthful feel to it. So it was an honor, and I thought it was a great bit of luck for us that wouldn’t come again.”
RM laughed as he described how he used to say phrases out loud that staff members backstage would say, like “It’s time for you to go up now.” He said, “I was waiting, thinking about when someone would tell us that we needed to go on standby.”
Suga shared a memory of how G-Dragon had spoken to him. “He asked what was written on my clothes,” said Suga. “We didn’t have money then so it was something that had been printed on a 16,000 won [approximately $14] hoodie. I didn’t know what it was so I wasn’t able to tell him.”