Today, SHINee joined the M Countdown lineup with their “Don’t Call Me” comeback stage performances—but when Key forgot his role as the ending fairy, hilarity ensued.
This month, SHINee made a comeback with “Don’t Call Me”—their first single since they released The Story of Light: Epilogue in September 2018.
Alongside the title track, the K-Pop superstars are also performing B-side “Heart Attack” on music shows. That means double the talent, double the visuals, and double the ending fairy moments.
Each performance blessed viewers with two ending fairies. At the end of “Don’t’ Call Me”, Onew was the first member to show off his handsome beret visuals and piercing gaze.
Finally, Taemin ended the performance with his own gorgeous ending shot, looking so deep into the camera you could swear he’s in the room with you.
However, when it came to the group’s “Heart Attack” performance, one member completely forgot his job as ending fairy: lead dancer and lead rapper Key. Minho was the member set to close off the performance, showing off his new fiery red locks.
But before that, it was Key’s turn—and it seems like he didn’t get the memo. When the camera first focused on Key, he looked right into the lens with a blank expression.
Luckily, a split second later, he remembered it was his turn to be the ending fairy. However, instead of simply giving the camera a handsome gaze, Key had a different idea… pretending he was out of breath!
The hilarious star quickly began fake panting, emulating the way many idols breathe heavily when their performances tire them out. Some of the most-loved ending fairies around are known for their heavy breathing, from Red Velvet‘s Irene…
… to TXT‘s Yeonjun.
With almost 13 years in the industry, it’s no surprise Key can get through multiple takes of a music show performance without breaking a sweat or losing his breath. Of course, given how high-spirited it is, it’s also no surprise that he’d take this opportunity to make everyone laugh.
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And, either way, he’s still one of the most handsome ending fairies around!