Singapore ReVeluvs were treated to a night of memorable performances by K-pop sweethearts Red Velvet at their first solo concert in Singapore.

Known for their dual-concept charms that see them alternating between quirky earworms like ‘The Red Flavour’ and ‘Dumb Dumb’ and sensual tunes like ‘Bad Boy’ and ‘Peekaboo’, the five-member group delighted the 4000-strong crowd with a highly-entertaining set peppered with spontaneous banter, flamboyant costumes changes and lots (we repeat – lots) of fan service.

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All went well, until Joy sustained a shoulder injury on stage and had to be rushed to the hospital midway. Despite being one woman down, the remaining four members Seulgi, Irene, Wendy and Yeri soldiered on and ended the night on a successful note. We hope for a fast recovery for Joy, and we can’t wait for the girls to return to our shores as five again!

Here are some of the most memorable moments of #REDMAREinSG.

#1 When they taught us the moves to ‘Power Up’

Taking the stage in their dainty white tops and red skirts, the quintet kicked off the concert with their definitive hits ‘Russian Roulette’, ‘Power Up’ and ‘Cookie Jar’. While most groups would simply do their self-introductions, the ladies of Red Velvet took some time to teach the audience their iconic ‘baby shark’ and ‘banana peel’ moves from their latest summer smash ‘Power Up’.

However, it seemed like everybody already knew how to dance to it almost perfectly – much to the girls’ surprise. “You guys seem to know the moves even if we didn’t teach you!” exclaimed Irene.

#2 When they rocked animal-themed outfits

Things were just starting to get wild, literally. As the stage transformed into a safari theme, the members appeared sporting colourful animal-themed outfits as they continued on with the energetic bops of ‘Mr. E’, ‘Zoo’ and ‘Happiness’. Just look at how adorable the Red Velvet girls were!

#3 When they quick-wittedly covered up for Joy

Shortly after performing ‘Bad Dracula’, Joy was seen bent over in pain and ended up retreating backstage as soon as the song ended. While waiting for Joy, the other four members decided to spend some time interacting with the audience – where they talked about everything from their new hair colours, to their favourite local food (chilli crab and kaya toast).

They even went to all corners of the stage to get upclose and personal with fans, which made the concert feel all the more intimate. “It feels like we’re having a fanmeeting because we’re talking to you for a long time,” Yeri added. “We don’t get to see you guys often, so let’s talk a lot today!”

#4 When they handled Joy’s absence professionally

What was supposedly a malfunctioning in-ear turned out to a shoulder injury when Joy emerged from the curtains in tears. With her right arm in a sling, she apologised in-between sobs for not being able to perform any further as she had to head to the hospital to receive treatment, leaving the remaining members to power through the rest of the show as a quartet.

Despite the unfortunate incident, we were in awe at how the girls swiftly took over most of Joy’s lines to fill in for her absence and improvised their way through the set without any hiccups. Also, can we just take a moment to cry over how they’d always leave an empty spot for Joy? OT5 feels!


#5 When Red Velvet noticed (!!!) the fan projects 

Fan projects are a common sight at K-pop concerts, where fans are expected to raise up banners during certain songs to show appreciation for our favourite artistes. Before the concert, local ReVeluvs were handing out pink hearts and slogans with the words ‘Go go, Red Velvet’ to the audience – which managed to catch the attention of Red Velvet. Fan project success!


#6 When they ditched their usual cutesy image

As much as we love Red Velvet’s usual brand of bright peppy melodies, we just can’t get enough of their charismatic ‘velvet’ side. All decked out in sequin outfits and killer heels, they were oozing major girl crush appeal as they performed a fierce rendition of ‘Bad Boy’ and ‘Peekaboo’. They then proceeded to further hype up the crowd with a remix of ‘Dumb Dumb’, which included an unexpected robot dance break. Gotta love that beat drop!

#7 When they couldn’t stop apologising to fans

Two hours went by in a flash, and soon they were getting ready for their encore stage. Switching up their elaborate costumes for casual T-shirts and shorts, the girls came out to greet fans one last time before saying their final goodbyes with ‘Ice Cream Cake’ and ‘Day One’. Towards the end of the show, the members didn’t forget to reassure us that Joy had reached the hospital safely.

Instead of simply saying their individual farewell speeches, they took turns apologising and thanking fans during their goodbye ments. “We are apologetic because we couldn’t show you a perfect stage, but it’s because of all the energy you’ve given us that we can finish the show well,” said Seulgi. Wendy also added, “Next time when we come back, it will be the five of us!”

As the girls promised, we shall see Red Velvet as five when they return to Singapore – bigger, stronger and better than ever before.

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Photo credits: ONE Production

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Ed Sheeran Returns To Singapore With A New Stadium Show In 2019!

22 Oct 2018 by Jasmine Ong

Following his two sold-out shows in November last year, the talented Ed Sheeran is back to serenade us with another headlining stadium show that you will not want to miss.

It seems like just yesterday when Ed visited our sunny shores and we’re stoked to hear that he is coming back again next year with his biggest live show in Singapore! Unlike his previous two shows where he played to a whopping crowd of 20,000, Ed’s upcoming concert will be held at the National Stadium which can hold about 50,000 concertgoers.

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Ed Sheeran 2019 Asia Tour in Singapore
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 8pm
Venue: National Stadium
Tickets: $68, $98, $158, $248 (seated), $158 (standing)

Tickets will go on sale 25 October, 10am via www.sportshubtix.sg. For more information, check out Lushington Entertainments!

Meanwhile, check out Ed Sheeran’s latest music video for ‘Happier’:

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The members of veteran K-pop sensation Highlight are many things: singers, dancers, producers, actors… the list goes on. But after their recent appearance at the media conference for The Shilla Duty Free’s 4th anniversary celebrations, we think they should really consider adding ‘best brand ambassadors’ to their resume.

In town to grace the celebratory event as the appointed face of the global duty free store, the quartet (sans leader Doojoon who’s currently serving military service) had us in stitches with their hilarious attempts at promoting Shilla with every opportunity they get. It’s been two years since Singapore fans last saw them at their 2015 fanmeeting, but we’re glad to see that they’re still the same goofy boys we know and love from their early BEAST days. Besides their ambassador duties, they also didn’t forget to talk a bit about their music, brotherhood and keeping in touch with Doojoon. Read on for more highlights!

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#1 When Dongwoon basically claimed they are immortal

 
 
 
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Looking sharp in well-tailored suits, the Highlight members were all smiles for the media conference as they answered the barrage of media questions effortlessly. Despite being in a more serious setting, it didn’t stop maknae Dongwoon from his cheeky ways. “First of all, I would like to congratulate The Shilla Duty Free for their 4th year anniversary,” he addressed the crowd. “I’m very thankful to join them on this special occasion, and I hope that we can be with them until their 400th year.” Talk about taking brand loyalty to another level!

#2 When Junhyung confessed he gets inspiration for songs from Shilla

 
 
 
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As the genius producer of the group, there’s no doubting Junhyung’s solid composing chops. So where does the multi-talented idol get his inspiration from? “I usually get my inspiration from my daily life, but today, I think I will get my inspiration from The Shilla Duty Free instead,” he began with a straight face (but ended up failing spectacularly and surrendering to a fit of laughter). Oh Junhyung, #YouTried.

#3 When Yoseob credited Shilla for his ever-so-youthful appearance

 
 
 
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Known for his baby-faced charms and youthful-looking appearance, we can’t help but wonder how does the 28-year-old take care of his skin. His secret? Yup – you guessed it. “Probably because of The Shilla Duty Free,” he exclaimed. “I regard it as a gift from my parents, but if I were to put in any effort, it would be done at The Shilla Duty Free.”

#4 When Kikwang expressed his interest in becoming Shilla’s CF model

 
 
 
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Kikwang has landed his fair share of acting roles throughout the years, such as his recent small-screen comeback in horror romcom Lovely Horribly alongside Park Si Hoo and Song Ji Hyo (second male lead syndrome, anybody?). When asked about a role he wishes to take on in the future, the budding actor already had the perfect answer in mind. “I’d like to act in a commercial with The Shilla Duty Free, with all of us wearing suits. It would be just like a movie!”

#5 When they didn’t forget to give Doojoon a shoutout

 
 
 
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It looks like we weren’t the only ones missing Doojoon, who was absent at the media conference due to army obligations. We spotted Junhyung shyly raising his hands when the emcee asked if anybody misses the leader (awwww). The rest of the members also made sure to reassure fans that they’ve been constantly keeping in touch with their leader. Yoseob added, “We’re not in a situation where we can communicate both ways so we can’t keep in touch often, but we always send him a lot of letters.” We sure hope Doojoon’s doing well in the military!

What was your favourite moment during the Shilla press conference? Drop oppas some love in the comments below!

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Having escaped the clutches of cancellation (thanks to the huge fan support on social media), fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were left stunned when Chelsea Peretti, who plays fan favourite Gina Linetti, announced that she would be leaving the show during its sixth season. Described as the Paris of people and quite possibly the best character of the series, here are nine reasons why we will miss this fabulous emoji extraordinaire Gina Linetti.

#1 She Doesn’t Always Need Words to Express Herself

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While Gina may be known mostly for her snarky one-liners, she is also great at expressing her opinions about her precinct colleagues without words. No wonder she is the human form of the ‘100’ emoji!

#2 She Single-Handedly Caused a Ban

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Let us never forget how the ‘Gina Incident’ became the sole reason why Captain Holt banned headphones at Nine-Nine.

#3 She is the Jill of Many Trades

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From being an administrator at Nine-Nine, to a dancer with Dance-y Reagan, and even an entrepreneur selling stolen police badges – there’s nothing this woman cannot do. We had hoped to see more of her moonlighting stints in season six, but could one of these roles become the reason why she leaves the precinct?

#4 She is a Confidence Guru

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There is no one else in the series that has reached a level of confidence quite like Gina Linetti. We will miss her unabashed behaviour which never fails to make us laugh and secretly hope that we could replicate a tenth of her self-belief.

#5 She Entertains with Metaphors

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No one does metaphors like Gina Linetti. Instead of using boring examples, Gina comes up with her own relevant pop-culture references. We still can’t get over that Little Mermaid metaphor she used to describe Jake and Charles.

#6 She Comes Up with the Best Insults

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Say what you will about Gina Linetti but that girl is a beast when it comes to insults. Even if they do come off as slightly hurtful or offensive, we cannot deny that they are often hilariously accurate when they are directed at Charles.

#7 She is the Queen of Bold Honesty

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There are times that we wished we could be as boldly honest as Gina. Her ability to call someone out or voice her unfiltered opinions feels like something we should adopt as a tribute to one of television’s greatest characters.

#8 She Gives Great Pep Talks

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Remember the time when Gina stepped up to give Captain Holt a pep talk before he went out as a pigeon? We do. It was one of the rarer moments where we got to see her get real for a second before switching back to her lack of self-awareness.

#9 She is 100% relatable

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Of all the characters in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gina Linetti is the one character that has since evolved into a spirit animal we never knew we needed. From her relatable phone addiction to her incredible frankness, she is us in so many ways because isn’t Gina Linetti a state of mind?

What’s your favourite Gina Linetti moment in Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Let us know in the comments below!

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Since her appearance on hit reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR), American drag queen Shangela has evolved into a bonafide superstar with a huge fan base. From her surprise addition to the season three contestants to her shocking elimination on All Stars 3, here are eight moments when Shangela left us all shook.

#1 First queen to ‘death drop’ on RuPaul’s Drag Race

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Before Laganja Estranja’s death drop entrance on RPDR season six, Shangela was the first queen to introduce the death drop during her lip-sync performance which not only shook co-judge Michelle Visage, but also all of us watching. Needless to say, this iconic move eventually became a staple in the show whenever queens are up for elimination.

#2 Popping out of a box in a surprise reveal

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Following Shangela’s elimination from RPDR season two, viewers thought that it was the last time they’d be seeing her… until a mysterious pink box appeared in the werk room in season three. It turned out that RuPaul had added Shangela as the surprise 13th contestant!

#3 The new and improved Shangela

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The main qualm most RPDR fans had with Shangela was that the diva did not have enough experience doing drag during her season two and three appearances. But when Shangela appeared as a contestant seven years later on All Stars, everything about her (especially her makeup) had significantly changed for the better, instantaneously making her the fan favourite of the season.

#4 Shangela’s comedy-gold portrayal of Mariah Carey

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As part of the main challenge of this episode, the queens had to each embody an iconic pop diva while performing a tribute live medley of RuPaul songs. Shangela was given the role of Mariah Carey, which she brilliantly and hilariously played from rehearsals till the actual performance in front of RuPaul and the judges.

#5 Recreating an iconic Beyonce moment for a runway challenge

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If you are not watching RPDR for the drama, then you’re probably watching for the stunning costumes these queens make. For her runway challenge ‘Flower Power’ in All Stars 3, Shangela left the judges gagging with her smart recreation of Beyoncé’s pregnancy photoshoot — which also gave her the win for the challenge.

#6 Not even a controversial fat suit can stop Shangela

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During one of her lip sync performances, Shangela made a controversial move by coming out in a fat suit which offended some viewers, but made for a genius strategy to win. Not only did she leave everyone in stitches,but  it also won her a place in the finals.

#7 When Shangela lost All Stars 3

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Despite everything that she has achieved in the season, Shangela still lost in what is now known as the biggest upset in RPDR’s herstory. While we have seen many other queens dive straight into the waterworks and conspiracies, Shangela’s calm and accepting demeanour shows just how much of a trooper she is and why her fan base just keeps on growing.

#8 Shangela’s Game of Thrones look

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Throughout All Stars 3, Shangela has often referred to herself as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. While we always thought it was a referral to her personality, but consider our wigs snatched when she appeared at RuPaul’s Drag Con 2018 in this glorious get-up befitting the mother of dragons.

Don’t miss RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favourite at her own live show, Shangela Is Shook (R18) in Singapore on 12 December 2018! Tickets at $78, visit SISTIC for more information.

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