If you haven’t already caught up on all the KARD action on our socials, you’d have known that we’ve had an amazing time with the quartet during their trip to Singapore. From hanging out with ’em for a Facebook Live session, to partying it up with the rest of the Hidden KARDs for their Wild KARD Asia Tour, it was an absolute blast.
And we can safely say, there’s plenty to love about the K-pop hit machine. Their addictive tunes and eclectic style aside, it’s their charming personalities and fresh dynamics that make them uniquely KARD – they’re known as “Korea Artistes Really Dangerously Full Of Swag” after all.
Kicking off the show with their signature dancefloor bangers such as ‘You In Me’, ‘Don’t Recall’ and ‘Rumour’, B.M, J.seph, Somin and Jiwoo whipped the crowd into a frenzy with their swoon-worthy moves and killer stage presence. But it wasn’t long before they snapped back to their usual dorky selves, and unexpectedly… things got a little wild along the way.
We recap our favourite moments of the night.
#1 When the boys channelled their inner ‘Gashina’
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It may be 2018, but KARD ain’t letting ‘Gashina’ die just yet. During the Q&A segment where they had to pick questions on post-its left by fans, Jiwoo selected one that requested for her to dance to Sunmi’s ‘Gashina’, but J.seph got the bait instead thanks to Jiwoo revealing that it’s one of his favourite songs. J.seph’s cover was undeniably adorable, but B.M wasn’t about to let it go without showing off his own rendition of the gun-point choreography, which caused the girls to explode in peals of laughter. As expected from our resident swag machine!
#2 When they got a little too TMI…
What’s image when it comes to KARD? They had no qualms divulging even the most unglamourous of secrets to their fans, and they weren’t even lowkey about it – showing just how genuine and down-to-earth they are beyond their idol status. When asked about their favourite memory in Singapore, J.seph went on to talk about his experience riding the GX-5 extreme swing and admitted that he “almost pooped his pants” while on it. To which B.M didn’t hesitate to add on that he, too, “almost pissed his pants”. Err… TMI, guys!
#3 When even tteokbokki had its own fanchant
One of the questions was “If you could take a fan out on a date, what would you do?” and B.M responded that he’d like to bring them to tour the DSP studio and eat tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) after because it’s Somin favourite food. Excitedly, the latter began to chant tteokbokki and the crowd obediently followed suit. Guess we’ve all converted to tteok enthusiasts because of Somin!
#4 When they got Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars shaking
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Enough of the fun and games. KARD got back in action and did what they do best: slaying the stage. But this time, they got the floor all heated up with sizzling covers of Ariana Grande’s ‘Side To Side’ and Bruno Mars ‘24K Magic’ – in perfect pronunciation no less, despite 3/4 of them not being fluent in English. Seriously, what else can KARD not do?
#5 When they were busy hyping each other up
Another side note. Jiwoo also said it is the advantage of being in the co-ed group, so they can help each other when they need another male/female voice. (( referring to BM helping Jiwoo for her solo stage preparation )) #KARDinSG #WILDKARDinSG
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KARD always rolls like a well-oiled machine, but there’s no denying the individual appeal of the foursome as well. Each member had the chance to showcase their distinct charms during the solo stages – Jiwoo getting her groove on with Winner’s ‘Really Really’, Somin’s angelic vocals during Taeyeon’s ‘Fine’, B.M spitting rapid-fire verses in ‘Livin’ Good Pt.2′ and J.seph displaying his composing chops with a mid-tempo rap number – all while giving one another their utmost support. It doesn’t get anymore #SquadGoals than this!
That’s not the end; we’ve got more KARD goodness in store for you guys, so be sure to keep a lookout ’cause things are about to get even wilder. Meanwhile, check out part 1 of our interview with them and don’t forget to pick up a copy of our latest issue featuring KARD on the cover!