If there’s anyone who knows how to put on a good show, it’s Super Junior. Despite being four members down, it didn’t stop the K-pop veteran powerhouses from commanding a 7,500-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With explosive stage performances, cosplay mayhem and fan service at its maximum, there was hardly a dull moment during the three-hour show. Ahead, we pick out seven highlights of Super Show 7 in Singapore.
#1 When they gave us the ultimate princess treatment
“This is not a concert,” Leeteuk announced. “Tonight, it’s a reunion between the seven princes and all the princesses here.” Just hearing the last line made a few of us (and even Leeteuk himself) cringe a lil’, but we’d be lying to say we didn’t enjoy being treated like royalty throughout the show. The entire concert revolved around a rather The Great Gatsby-esque concept, peppered with interval VCRs that showcased the SJ boys looking dashing in their fine suits as they went on romantic escapades with their ‘princess’ – aka their beloved ELFs. Call us self-indulgent if you will, but we couldn’t help but feel like we were the leading lady in question at times (who wouldn’t?).
To make their fans feel even more adored, they even went the extra mile of preparing an extended stage that was able to reach the first row of the seating section. It’s not everyday that you get to be so upclose and personal with your favourite stars at such a huge venue, but SJ did just that. Who needs binoculars when you have oppa right in front you, amirite?
#2 When they knew (!) we love a good tease
Super Junior knew exactly what fans want, and they delivered. All decked out in their sparkly jackets, they rolled through the first three songs of ‘Black Suit’, ‘Scene Stealer’ and ‘Mamacita’ effortlessly. Pausing to greet the crowd, the boys did their usual introductions as they slowly started taking off their jackets with a knowing grin. “Isn’t this too sexy?!” exclaimed the other members as Siwon not-so-unintentionally revealed his chiselled physique through his sweat-soaked shirt, much to the delight of all the fervent fangirls.
#3 When they went down the memory lane
As much as we love Super Junior’s recent hits, there’s still a special spot in our hearts for the old-but-gold tracks of yesteryears. As if entering a K-pop time capsule, they launched into a string of unavoidable old-school throwbacks such as ‘It’s You’, ‘Mr. Simple’ and ‘Bonamana’. But what really stole the show for us was when they performed a rock version of their 2009 breakthrough smash ‘Sorry Sorry’, turning the concert into an all-out dance party.
#4 When they transformed into Super Rangers
When it comes to crazy cosplay action, nobody does it better than Super Junior. Avengers? Been there. Frozen? Done that. Just when we thought they’ve exhausted every fictional character imaginable, they took to the stage in full Power Rangers garb as they performed a comedic rendition of ‘Rokuko’. We couldn’t stop cracking up!
#5 When they appeared in Produce 101 uniforms
To say that we were surprised when the members came out donning school uniforms starkly similar to Produce 101 Season 2’s would be an understatement. Although we half-expected them to parody ‘Nayana’ (spoiler alert: they didn’t), they still gave us plenty of laughs with an entertaining performance of ‘Runaway’. “How many of you are students?” they asked, eliciting a chorus of screams as everyone – both the young and well… young at heart – raised their hands in response. To which the boys hilariously called ’em out for deceiving them.
#6 When the backup dancers took the spotlight
Backup dancers hardly ever get the opportunity to shine especially when it comes to big-scale concerts, but not for Super Junior’s dance team. Not only did they manage to fill the presence of the missing members with their charismatic moves, they were also given the chance to perform a dance medley of ‘U’, ‘Oppa Oppa’ and ‘Can You Feel It?’. After which, the group came out to show appreciation for the hard work of their dedicated crew.
#7 When Leeteuk proposed to ELFs
“I can never forget 13 March 2010, the day I first met Singapore ELFS,” Leeteuk read out a heartfelt letter written for the fans with the instrumental for ‘Marry U’ aptly playing in the background. “Time has passed, but you guys are still by our side. We are forever grateful for your relentless support. We may not be perfect for you, but would you accept our proposal?” It wasn’t even a heartbeat later that Leeteuk’s ‘proposal’ was met with a resounding ‘yes’, before the rest of the members joined the leader onstage for ‘I Do’.
SS7 was no doubt, a super show indeed.
Image credits: ONE Production
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