October 23 was a memorable day for all Korean Pop loving fans as that was the day of the Korean Pop Night Concert held at Singapore Expo, featuring a sensational lineup of seven groups including F.T. Island, The Boss, ZE:A, Infinite, SHINee, Girls’ Generation and Big Bang.
The opening act was F.T. Island and they started the concert with a blast. It was the band’s fourth time in Singapore. F.T. Island was happy to be in Singapore and performing in the concert. They were also impressed by the number of fans at the concert. Performing live with their instruments, the band sang to “Bing Bing Bing”, “I Hope”, “Love Love Love” and “Flower Rock”.
Like F.T Island, The Boss, also known as Dae Guk Nam Ah, were happy to be in Singapore, performing in the concert. They also thought that Singapore was a beautiful country. The Boss performed to “Shining World”, “Stumble Stumble” and “Admiring Boy”.
It was also not ZE:A’s first time in Singapore. The nine member group was in Singapore on September 11 for their Asia Tour. They performed their debut song “Mazeltov” as well as “All Day Long” remix version and “Level Up”.
The concert marks the first time that Infinite was in Singapore. The group had a dance introduction followed by “Come Back Again”, “Wings” and “She’s Back”.
SHINee was in Singapore for the third time but it was the first time they were here with four members. SHINee member, Jonghyun, was unable to attend the concert due to an ankle injury sustained from an overseas promotional tour. Although he wasn’t present, his group expressed that he really wanted to come and perform for the fans. However, the group was able to cover up Jonghyun’s parts in “Replay” boom remix, “Ring Ding Dong”, “Lucifer” and “Hello”.
Being one of the top girl groups in Korea, Girls’ Generation, who was the only girl group present, had a warm welcome from the fans. The group said that Singapore fans are very outgoing and friendly. They were also glad to be performing in the concert as they wanted to meet their Singapore fans. The girls performed to “Genie”, “Oh”, “Run Devil Run” and “Gee”.
The final act was by Big Bang who performed a mix of Korean and Japanese songs – “Gara Gara Go”, “Number 1”, “Haru Haru” ballad version, “Lies”, “Last Farewell”, “How Gee”, “Hands Up”. They captured the audience and the concert hall were filled with people jumping up and down, going B to the I to the G BANG BANG.
It was certainly a night to remember for all the fans who were present and those standing outside of the venue to hear the groups sing. We hope that Korean Pop Night Concert becomes an annual event as the Korean Pop culture continues to grow in Singapore.