Good Looks? Check. Cool Moves? Check. Capturing Voice? Double Check! Yes, K-pop trio JYJ member Junsu, also known as XIA, has what it takes to be “Incredible” and he proved his popularity by garnering a total of more than 18,000 screaming fans at “XIA 2ND ASIA TOUR CONCERT INCREDIBLE IN SEOUL” on August 3 and 4.
Following his concerts in Bangkok and Shanghai, Junsu hit Seoul, the third destination for his Asia tour. He will then perform in Busan, Korea on August 10 and 11 and Australia on September 28, making it his first-ever concert in the country.
After being at the scene of Junsu’s concert held in Seoul on Sunday, it is needless to say that fans in Busan and Australia will have a blast watching various sides of Junsu and his music.
After a long silence where not even the sound of a pin dropping could be heard, a sudden thumping sound of the drums announced the start of Junsu’s concert in Seoul. He made a grand entrance sitting on a throne with ominous wings attached to the sides and Junsu instantly captured fans with his piercing voice.
At past concerts of K-pop stars, the background music often covered the singers’ voices, making it difficult to understand what they were saying. But Junsu was different. His voice was vivid and strong.
He started his engines with his tune “TARANTALLEGRA,” a song from his first solo studio album, and moved on to singing “No Gain.” He was able to hit the high notes perfectly despite the powerful and striking dance moves he showed simultaneously.
He also spiced up the concert by singing “No Reason” with its sexy lyrics and glamorous female dancers. However, the female dancers may have been too sexy, judging from a group of middle-aged fans who quickly covered their eyes for some parts of the performance.
He then changed into a hot pink colored suit in order to depict the fluttering heart of a man who is just about to tell his true feelings to a girl for his tune “Chocolate Girl.” The sweet melody went well with his tap-dance like bubbly steps.
“Hello everyone, this is XIA. This is my concert for my second album… the next two hours will be full of various performances so please have fun!” he said as he greeted his fans with joy.
He then changed the mood with the sound of rain and showed his real color by singing his ballad “Rainy Eyes.” The stage showed the harmony of just his voice and the piano.
Junsu also showed his fun side by letting himself go for “Funny Song.” The rap song had comical lyrics and moves that made the fans bounce up and down, along with giving them a taste of his rarely-shown rapping skills.
But the real deal was his latest tune “Incredible,” the song from his second album of the same title which was released last month. The metal platform where his fans were standing jumped up and down from the screaming fans. Junsu kept up with the fast beat with ease with his voice and precise dance moves. He also had towels and baggy jeans to uplift the hip-hop spirit.
“Thank you, everyone! You guys are the reason that I am having a great time… My second album and concert would not have been possible without your unchanging attention and love,” he said towards the end of his concert. “Few weeks ago, a correction order was imposed (upon SM Entertainment by Korea’s Fair Trade Commission) and our justification has triumphed. As you know there is no legal problem regarding our television appearances so when I do make a television appearance I will not forget to thank all of you.”
His fans were able to head home with high hopes of seeing Junsu, as well as JYJ, on television very soon and Junsu was optimistic about it.
Overall, the concert was full of a surprising number of different attractions although Junsu was not accompanied by Yuchun and Jaejoong, the rest of the members of his trio. It was a chance to enjoy the various sides of the singer — he was energetic, powerful, sweet, sexy, and hands down a great vocalist. He proved he has more than what it takes to continue his global activities because from the looks of the concert, it seems as if his broad and strong fandom isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
Reporter. Lee Eun A email@example.com
Editor. Jessica Kim
Courtesy of C-Jes Entertainment