NCT 127 Special Stages and Dance Covers

(Updated May 2020)

This is a list of special stages that NCT 127 has done for various music shows, end of the year specials, etc. (as a whole or with multiple members/units). They’re usually covers of other artists’ songs, but they can be remixes or special versions of their own songs – in this case, there are several remixes of “Cherry Bomb” (sorry in advance I just really love that song). Not all end of year performances are included because they usually perform the same songs – these are the ones that I feel have interesting staging or dance breaks.

Some members have done special stages alone with members of other groups; in these cases, you can find those videos under the member profile page.

NOTE: Since I have moved to Korea, I have discovered that some Korean TV Channels do not upload the same idol performances to Korean YouTube.  This can be music shows, but it can also be awards shows and special performances. So if I’ve missed something, it’s because I literally cannot watch or find it to link here.


Newly debuted NCT 127 covers SM Entertainment artists’ songs for the “Random Play Dance” segment. (The songs marked by asterisks are the ones where they needed help from Heechul LOL.)

Weekly Idol
MBC Every1
August 24, 2016 / Episode 265
Cover Dances
MEMBERS: Taeyong, Taeil, Yuta, Jaehyun
“MAMA” by EXO, “Mirotic” by TVXQ, “View” by SHINee, “Sorry Sorry” by Super Junior, “Gee” by Girls’ Generation*, “Ice Cream Cake” by Red Velvet*, “Lion Heart” by Girl’s Generation*

MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards)
December 2, 2016
Special Stage: “Fire Truck”, rap performance with Taeyong and Jooheon (Monsta X).
*NOTE: GOT7, Monsta X, and NCT 127 shared one segment of the show, which is why you can see Jackson in the introductory video.


KCON Mexico
March 30, 2017
Cover Performance
“Sorry Sorry” by Super Junior (NCT 127’s labelmate and senior)

Music Bank
July 4, 2017
Cover Performance
“First Love” by CLON
Performed a remix with the original singer.

Music Bank in Jakarta
September 30, 2017
Cover Performance
“Lucifer” by SHINee (NCT 127’s labelmate and senior)
*The video also features GFriend’s covers.

December 1, 2017
“Red City” Collaboration Performance
COLLABORATORS: Hitchhiker and Red Velvet (NCT 127’s labelmate and senior)
This Video: Intro by Hitchhiker, NCT 127 dance intro, “Cherry Bomb”
Other Videos: Taeyong X Seulgi dance + Taeyong’s rap, Red Velvet’s performance + ending dance, Intro Dance Practice, Outro Dance Practice

SBS Gayo Daejun
December 25, 2017
Collaboration Cover Performance
“Hey, Come On!” by Shinhwa
MEMBERS: Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung
COLLABORATORS: Jinyoung, BamBam, and Yugyeom (GOT7)

SBS Gayo Daejun
December 25, 2017
Special Stage: “Cherry Bomb” remix


Seoul Music Awards
January 25th, 2018
Special Stage: Dance breaks (Taeyong and Mark), “Limitless,” and “Cherry Bomb.”
Intro Dance Practice here

KCON New York
June 24, 2018
Special Stage: “Whiplash”
MEMBERS: Taeyong, Jaehyun, Mark

Weekly Idol
MBC Every1
October 24, 2018 / Episode 378
Cover Dances
MEMBERS: Haechan
“Move” by Taemin (SHINee), “Power Up” by Red Velvet, “Ko Ko Bop” by EXO

Idol Room
October 16, 2018 / Episode 23
Cover Dances
“Chewing Gum” by NCT Dream and “Boss” by NCT U
Clip to the section on V-Live here

Mickey’s 90th Spectacular
November 6th, 2018
Special Stage: “Regular” with a special appearance from “Mickey Mouse” (it was a concert to celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday)


NOTE: NCT 127 performed on several American talk shows like Good Morning America, The Late Late Show With James Corden, The Today Show, and even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – but I can’t find any official performance videos. I’m not sure if it’s a copyright thing or a regional thing.

MTV EMA (European Music Awards)
November 4, 2019
Special Stage: “Highway to Heaven”

2019 KBS Song Festival
December 27, 2019
Special Stage: Dance Intro + “Superhuman”
NOTE: Jungwoo is absent for health reasons.

They also performed “Superhuman” at the SBS and MBC end of year shows, but I like this version the best!

SOURCES: YouTube*, V-Live, SMTOWN channel (for the dance practices), ABC, KBS, JTBC, MNET/M2, MBC, MBC Every1, MTV International, SBS
*Seoul Music Awards performance uploaded by user z i a n o. NCT Dream and NCT U dance covers on Idol Room uploaded by user ViVi.
Cover Image is NCT 127 performing “Superhuman” on Good Morning America on ABC (source)

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