K-pop boy band WINNER is a winner in many ways, but what really won over the crowd during their Everywhere Tour in Singapore, was their ability to connect with their beloved Inner Circles (or rather, SingerCircles – newly-dubbed by Seunghoon and made Instagram-official by leader Seungyoon).
Very few K-pop acts could stage a full-length concert sans a translator onsite, but WINNER proved that there’s no such thing as a language barrier in their dictionary as the talented quartet – mainly Seungyoon – bantered their way through the two-hour show without any serious lost-in-translation moments.
“The title of our tour is called ‘Everywhere’, isn’t it?” Seungyoon addressed the crowd in textbook-perfect English no less. “It’s named based on our desire to go everywhere in the world where our fans are waiting for us. We want to experience difference cultures and make special memories with Inner Circles.” And boy, was it a memorable one indeed. For those who weren’t able to join in the fun last weekend, here are some of the standout highlights of the night.
#1 WINNER and their Singapore Flyer misadventures
The boys confessed that they visited the Singapore Flyer in hopes of having a whirl on it, but they weren’t able to make it in time for the last ride. “We were so sad,” a disappointed Seungyoon lamented adorably. But as all millennials do, he did the next best thing: taking a proof shot of it and promised to upload the photo onto his social media accounts later on. His excuse? “So we could have a special memory with you guys!” #OKcan
Love u Singercircle💙 pic.twitter.com/GeWIo9T7xb
— official_yoon_ (@official_yoon_) November 3, 2018
#2 How Seunghoon shows his love for Mino (albeit forcefully)
“I think we need a bit of love for the next song,” the members hinted for ‘Love Me Love Me’, to which Seunghoon took it quite literally and swiftly planted a smooch on Mino’s cheek. “That is love!” the former exclaimed with a cheeky grin, much to Mino’s surprise as he stood frozen at his spot. Ah, don’t we all just love bromance?
— XX • clickbait 🌼 (@clickbaitJINWOO) November 3, 2018
#3 Mino being an absolute tease during his solo performance
Mino knows exactly what fans want – but he ain’t gonna give it to y’all that easily. Things got rather steamy during his solo stages of ‘BODY’ and ‘Turn Off The Light’, which saw the rapper unbuttoning his jacket to reveal his chiselled abs at one point. Such a tease!
— ching 📌 (@megatonb0mb) November 3, 2018
#4 Seungyoon blessing the crowd with a cover of ‘Troye Sivan’s ‘Youth’
During their Malaysia and Bangkok stops, Seungyoon performed John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ and Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ for his solo stage. For Singapore, he decided to go with an acapella of Troye Sivan’s ‘Youth’ (and if you actually search up the lyrics, all the songs he has chosen can be seen as song dedications to fans – how sweet is that?). “It’s my first time performing this song so I felt nervous and forgot some of the lyrics,” he admitted bashfully, but fans were super supportive and cheered him on. You did great, Seungyoon!
istg yall need to hear seungyoon’s cover of troye sivan’s youth ;;; his voice is so beautiful AAAA & look at him being all shy at the end cus he forgot the lyrics at a certain part uwu #EVERYWHERETourinSG #WINNER #WINNERinSG #SEUNGYOON #YOON #강승윤 pic.twitter.com/19jG0SvHng
— ching 📌 (@megatonb0mb) November 3, 2018
#5 Can we talk about the BIGBANG tributes by Jinwoo and Seunghoon?
We all know that WINNER is highly respectful towards BIGBANG, and they certainly did their sunbaes justice during Jinwoo and Seunghoon’s solo stages – with Jinwoo showcasing his mesmerising vocals with a sentimental rendition of G-Dragon’s ‘Untitled, 2014’, followed by Seunghoon channeling serious rocker vibes with an electrifying performance of ‘Taeyang’s ‘Ringa Linga’. Our VIP hearts are satisfied.
jinwoo – 무제 (untitled, 2014) (COVER GD)
his solo stage was beautiful 🌸💗 he really sang his heart out for the fans …. T___T
— 𝘺𝘪𝘦𝘯 ♡𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 (@adoreminhyns) November 4, 2018
#6 WINNER jokingly poking fun at Inner Circle’s fan project
While waiting for WINNER to return for the encore, Inner Circles sang along to ‘Movie Star’, held up banners and those at the seated section were tasked to form a ‘W’ using flashlights. It was a heartwarming sight – but something seemed to have went wrong along the way for the ‘W’ project, causing the members to playfully comment on the ambiguously-shaped alphabet. “Is that supposed to be a W?” Seungyoon quipped, but appreciated the gesture nonetheless and proceeded to gather the other members for a group photo.
earlier when seungyoon was in front of me i just stood there waving and smiling like an idiot up at him and he SMILED BACK AT ME and awhile later when they went back to the main stage seungyoon: “our happiest moment is when we see your happy faces.” 😭😭😭 #EverywhereTourinSG pic.twitter.com/kq75NT1TaS
— je✗✗ica (@vanillakang) November 4, 2018
Taking turns to say their final goodbyes, Seungyoon got visibly emotional as he thanked fans: “Singers don’t exist if there are no listeners. Without you guys, we would’ve never made it this far. Today’s our happiest day ever, and I hope it will be your happiest day too.”
Oh, it sure was, Seungyoon.
Photo credits: YG Entertainment
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