With 4 popular bands from Korea, K-pop Heal The World promised a fantastic show for the fans. Especially for those who paid for the front row seats! They were treated to a meet and greet session with their favourite artistes!
Due to a last minute filming, T-ara was not present. After School on the other hand was only due to arrive the following day. But nonetheless, the fans had a great time with the guys, MBLAQ & Tmax!
Q: Since this is the second time for both bands, how do you feel about coming back to Singapore and being greeted by so many fans?
A: (MBLAQ – G.O) Ever since our first visit, we always wanted to be back again to be with our fans. We are so happy to be back again and we hope that you will like our performances.
(T-Max – Kim Joon) Our first visit was two years back and we are so excited to be here again to see and perform in front of our fans. We had a change of members. We had three members during our last visit and now, we return with four members. The new members are excited for their first performance in Singapore.
Q: What is your favourite Singapore food?
A: (T-Max – ChanYang) We would like to try Chilli Crab.
(MBLAQ – Seung Ho) For us, it is Chilli Crab.
[MBLAQ member G.O did the Chilli Clap gesture that was last seen in our exclusive interview with them during MULA! Check it out over here!]
This question was from a Japanese media based in Singapore. The boys looked quite shocked as the lady started speaking in Japanese.
Q: Both of you are very popular in Japan, how do you feel about getting so much support from the Japanese fans?
A: (MBLAQ G.O and Seung Ho) [Japanese] We feel really blessed and happy that there are so many fans supporting us in Japan.
(T-Max – Kim Joon) We are always thankful for the support from the Japanese fans. We are very sad that our schedule got cancelled due to the recent disaster in Japan but we are sure to return to Japan with good music and great performances.
Q: Why do you think all asian girls are crazy about Korean bands?
[After hearing the question, members from both bands being to laugh. G.O from MBLAQ began by saying “Sumimasen, can you speak English?” which gained loads of laughter from both the fans and media.]
A: (MBLAQ – Seung Ho) We feel that not only Korean boy bands but boy bands from all over the world are gaining popularity. Maybe the attractive factor is that we are showing more of our masculine side and powerful performance.
(T-Max – ChanYang) We also feel that what attracts the fan is the masculine side of boy bands which is the current trend now.
Q (directed to MBLAQ): With your new album BLAQ Style, most of the members have actually shown that they are capable of composing and producing songs. Will there be any future plans for MBLAQ to advance in this area?
A: (MBLAQ – Cheondong) [English] There are some members who dream of being a producer so we will be writing songs that has our own color. In the next album, there will be a title song that is written by us.
(MBLAQ – G.O) And there will also be solo albums made up of songs written by us so we hope that you will look forward to them.
The fans also had the opportunity to ask some questions!
Q: Since both of you have been in Singapore before, do you have any favourite impression of the fans here? Has anyone left an impression in particular?
A: (T-Max – Kim Joon) We can’t really pinpoint a fan but in our last performance two years back, we took a photo with all the fans in the concert hall so that is our most memorable part.
(MBLAQ – G.O) To be honest, we can remember some of the fans in the room that we saw during our last trip. We are so happy to see them back, supporting us so we will try our best to provide the best performance.
Towards the end, the fans cheered and even began singing “Lee Joon-ssi lovely, Lee Joon-ssi wonderful” to MBLAQ member Lee Joon, in which he returned the favour by waving his hands to their song.
Guess the amount they paid was all worth it!
K-Pop Heal The World press conference was held at Conrad Centennial Hotel and was proudly brought to you by K-Pop Asia.