National Day is a very significant day for Singaporeans but this year, Singaporeans have something else to be excited about, because B1A4 is here!
The B1A4 Singapore Showcase Press Conference was held at Jewel Box, hidden away between the vast foliage of Mount Faber. Enthusiastic fans were seen gathering at the venue hours before the press conference was due to start, displaying the scale of B1A4’s vast popularity.
The press conference started promptly at 2pm with the 5 members, Jinyoung, Baro, Gongchan, Sandeul and CNU coming in through the main entrance with bright smiles and waves at the media parties. A short photo session was held in front of the giant board bearing a photo from their album promotions, as well as the sponsors of the event.
The host, Ken from 100.3FM set the mood of the press conference with a group greeting. “Let’s Fly B1A4!” resounded clearly through the room, getting enthusiastic applause and rapid camera clicks from the Media.
The host then got the members to do a self introduction, along with their best pose. CNU introduced himself as a vocalist of B1A4, and did a cute pose with a twist. Sandeul cheerfully addressed himself as the main vocalist of B1A4, and did the signature dance move of their song “OK”. Gongchan being the maknae of B1A4, blinded the media with an eye dazzling smile and cute hand motions above his head. The rapper of the group, Baro, displayed the cute side of himself by calling himself the “Energizer” of the group along with a masculine pose. Lastly Jinyoung introduced himself as the charismatic leader of B1A4, but contrasted himself by posing cutely with a finger to his cheek.
The host started off with a few questions as below:
Q: How did you feel seeing so many fans receiving you at the airport?
Baro: We honestly didn’t know we had this many fans in Singapore. We are very thankful that the fans make an effort to come fetch us!
Q: How is Singapore so far? I heard that you took a 30minute cable car ride up here! How was it?
Sandeul: We did a lot of sightseeing around Singapore, which was really cool. However Baro didn’t really enjoy the cable car trip up, because he is really scared of heights.
Host continues: Then was he scared of the Singapore Flyer as well? I heard you guys took it as well.
Baro: The Singapore Flyer was also scary because it went up real high and slow, and it was really scary.
Q: Who is the most timid member in B1A4? Is it Baro?
Sandeul: It should be Baro, he developed his fear of heights from being in airplanes.
Question from ScanationSG: Since this is the first stop for B1A4’s tour, will there be any special performance that fans can look forward to?
(The question was misunderstood due to the translator’s mistake, but Jinyoung made up for it by saying): This is our first time in Singapore, and I am really happy to see my fans. I hope they enjoy what we have prepared for them.
Q: If Block B and B1A4 were to exchange one member, who would it be?
(The host answered because B1A4 was stumped): I’m sure they love each other too much to change!
Q: What does B1A4 plan to do to stand out from the other rookie groups who are emerging as well?
CNU: We are more like friends, and although we have differing characters, we come together and work well as a group. I think that is why we stand out.
Q: Why did you choose to release your debut teaser in the form of a webtoon?
Sandeul: We felt it was too normal to release a video, and after much discussion we felt that releasing it in the form of a cartoon would be interesting, and it would differentiate us from other groups!
Lastly, the group gave a message to their Singaporean fans:
“Thank you for supporting us, and we promise to work even harder from now on! Thank you!”
Be sure to support B1A4 at their very first showcase in Singapore, and be sure to stay tuned for our exclusive coverage, coming to you soon!
ScanationSG would like to thank Reer Media for their invitation to the B1A4 Singapore Showcase Press Conference.