Only the hardest of hearts (not ours, obviously) could fail to be won over by this bunch of utterly loveable girls. Not even one song in and it was clear the crowd was hooked in an instant – and it wasn’t tough to see why.
Although the eight-member group has been in the K-pop game for nearly five years now, the members of Lovelyz put on no airs and have always stayed impeccably humble despite their sunbae status. Unlike other acts that tend to go all-out with their concerts, they took a more approachable route by staging a four-day gig in Seoul that could only accommodate 1,600 fans each day – which allowed fans to better interact with them in a more intimate setting.
Similarly for the Singapore leg of their Lovelyz in Winterland 3 tour, the girls held their first ever concert here at the smaller-scale [email protected] Box, where they led their adoring fans (affectionately known as Lovelinus) through a three-hour setlist filled with captivating performances, sweet fan interactions and a whole lot of waterworks.
Here are some of the most unforgettable moments that made us go full-on Lovelinus mode (because seriously, who wouldn’t?).
#1 When the audience sang along to ‘First Snow’
Looking absolutely angelic in their all-white ensembles, Lovelyz mesmerised the audience with a medley of crowd favourites including ‘Lost N Found’, ‘Bebe’ and ‘Joyland’ amid roaring cheers. After a couple of high-energy performances, the girls winded it down for a sentimental rendition of ‘First Snow’ as fans enthusiastically chorused along to every word in perfect fluency.
A teary-eyed Jisoo confessed at the end of the show that she was almost moved to tears, “I was really touched during the singalongs because everybody pronounced the Korean words so well. If I was caught by the cameras, I would probably be captured ugly crying.” Check out the footage below!
#2 When they showed off their English skills
It wasn’t just the fans who made the effort to minimise the language barrier; the Lovelyz members also tried their best to communicate in English for the most part. Although the banter between songs might seem a little too scripted, one can clearly see the amount of hard work they put in to familiarise themselves with the language, which made their interactions come across all the more genuine.
Before coming here, Yein even went the extra mile of looking up on instructional videos in order to learn English. She shared, “In that video, I remember that the teacher said not to be afraid of speaking English wrongly, so I’m going to deliver my ending ment in English.” Well done, Yein (and the rest of Lovelyz, of course)!
#3 When they showered fans with aegyo
Shortly after, the girls changed out of their outfits into colourful plaid skirts as they turned on the aegyo for bubblegum B-side tracks such as ‘Cameo’, ‘Wow’ and ‘1cm’. At one point, they even came out wearing cute headbands and threw out presents to the crowd. You just can’t help but adore them!
#4 When fans surprised Kei with a birthday cake
As the concert was held just a few days ahead of Kei’s birthday, local Lovelinus decided to prepare a special birthday project for the 24-year-old where they gifted her a customised fondant cake. Touched by the gesture, she thanked fans with a huge smile on her face after blowing out the candles (according to Soojung, it was her first time seeing Kei so happy!).
“We came to give you energy, but I felt like we got energy from all of you instead. With all the love you’ve given us, we will be sure to pay you back twice the amount,” she said, before ending her ment with a promise to visit our sunny shores often.
#5 When the girls couldn’t stop crying
As if the birthday project wasn’t enough to tug at our heartstrings, the concert took a turn for the emotional when the fanclub presented the second part of the surprise: a touching video montage that documented their debut journey till now, which caused the members to burst out in tears after watching it. In between sobs, they expressed, “Thank you for saying that you’re thankful we debuted for you.”
Huddling up for a group hug, the girls then proceeded to bid farewell with their last and final song ‘Goodnight Like Yesterday’, ending the night on a beautiful note.
Photo credits: IME Singapore
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