Despite the showcase started late and was shorter than expected, ‘The Beginning’ showcase in Singapore overall satisfied me, as someone who came all the way (okay, only one and half hour, but still……..) to Singapore.
The points I love about this showcase are:
1. The MC was so funny. I love that guy! He’s truly funny and not annoying at all.
2. The handsome clumsy/nervous translator of the boys XDDD
Heard that he’s a Korean model in Singapore? not sure. But he was so nervous and I bet he’s afraid of Yoochun XDDDDDD
3. The fans. I so LOVE how everyone fairly stayed quiet during performance of a song and went hype up in between performances. I could see how the boys appreciated it a lot coz it means people do listen to their singing instead of only spazzing around on their looks.
4. the last yet the main point, THE TRIO’S LIVE PERFORMANCES!!!!!!
and this comes from someone who doesn’t even that impressed to their ‘The Beginning’ album before the showcase started, so you must count it on XD. I could enjoy their album much better after I watched the live performances yesterday. I always know that even as TVXQ, our boys always sound better LIVE, and this just becomes another prove of that–especially in Yoochun’s case. He always sounds as if he’s singing with his nose in recording, but it’s not it in live, and that’s my boy! ^o^
MC greeted everyone and asked us to do some fanchants. He then asked “How many luxury edition of ‘The Beginning’ released???”
MC, “How many 9s????”
MC, “Indeed five is a special number right?”
MC, “Don’t be too sensitive. I don’t mean anything. I just want you to count til five so and call JYJ.”
With that, JYJ arrived on stage! The showcase opened with ‘Empty’.
I feel like it’s been forever since I saw them dancing on stage! And they’re still impressed me a lot with their strong powerful choreo yet stable voices. I always love to tease Yoochun at my fanaccounts who tends to make mistakes during choreo, lol but this time he didn’t give me a chance (damn) since all three members proceed their dance flawlessly.
I like ‘Empty’ choreo a lot!!! Especially the waving hands during ‘Why don’t you let it go, let it go, let it go…”
Btw, I’m not sure what to say with Junsu’s costume ^^;;;; I know something was weird when I saw that boy appeared on stage, but then I laughed loudly once he turned his back (I was so busy last week that I couldn’t even on line and saw their pictures from previous showcases so everything looked new to me)…… WTH?!!!
Oh okay okay, he looks sexy—but that’s because his dance, he could still looked sexy without this outfit, but oh well, from the scream of girls when he showed his back figure, I could assume only me who doesn’t really adore his outfit :P
After ‘Empty’, they continued with ‘Be The One‘
Junsu and Jaejoong sounded even more powerful than recording in this performance, you can imagine their charismatic scream in every live perf??? Yep, exactly like that ^^–Yoochun took part mostly in low note area, but I have to applause him for being able to sound his voice clearly, no need to even listen it carefully to find his voice as his low note voice sounds as clear as the other two’s high note.
I didn’t remember the dance in this song……….. hmmm….. I think it’s something to do with complicated hand moves or something. Not as memorable as ‘Empty’ in my opinion.
After two songs… the trio left the stage and video ‘To You from JYJ’ was played.
‘Be My Girl‘ was next presented on stage!!!
A kind of song with mic dance during their TVXQ period, full of sexiness!!!!!!
Junsu was drown in his hip swing dance the most, ROFLMAO. It was during “She should be my baby… *swing!* baby…. *swing, swing* baby~ *fans fainted*” XDD I couldn’t dare to see his expression, I bet he’s biting his lower lips during his butt swing XD
Jaejoong was not as dedicated as Junsu in swinging, he looked shy as he seemed to hold back his smile a lot, kekekekeke~
Yoochun…………. is just being Yoochun.
He’s doing you-must-kill-me-first-if-you-want-me-to-sway-like-that-but-I’ll-give-you-sexy-voice-and-horny-expression-instead :D
I love the part “Wanna love you girl, love you girl, love you girl… Wanna get you girl, get you girl….”, it’s a sweet scene where Junsu moving his body forward to JaeChun saying “Wanna love you girl…” in high note and JaeSu replied moving forward their body too “love you girl…” in lower note–got the idea? It’s the first time they smiled at each other on stage ^^
Next video played was the scenes from their recording in USA.
At the end of the video were interviews with Rodney Jerkins, Malik Yusef, and backing vocals of the album. Everyone screamed when Rodney (?) said something that it’s only few Asians who could work in US, and JYJ had what it takes to break US.
Then the members took the stage again, accompanied by the MC and their oh-so-handsome translator, lol
They came out on stage with a different set of outfits. Junsu in a white sleeveless shirt, black sleeveless blazer, and grey pants. Jaejoong wore a white t-shirt, black leather jacket, and blue jeans. Yoochun got his bat-like sweater from the album cover, with tight-fitting leather pants. Due to the wide collar, Yoochun just basically let his left collarbone and shoulders revealed all the time (God bless you, honey)
I couldn’t remember everything but I’d write ones I thought it’s interesting.
Junsu greeted, “Annyeong haseyo, Xiah Junsu imnida, gomapsemnida…” and the clumsy translator translated, “Hello my name is Xiah Junsu………” when Jaejoong started to laugh and Yoochun protested cutely in english, “Yaa.. you don’t have to translate that!”
ROFLMAO. I could see the translator guy got dumbfounded.
Jaejoong greeted in english (afraid that the poor translator would translate his greet, probably, lol), “Hi, how are you? I’m JJ” *big grin* he always looked to enjoy calling himself JJ, lol
Yoochun who still brought his bubbly mood in the morning said, “Hi guys! Hi!!! *waves waves* I’m…….. (YC’s mind: Micky? or Yoochun? But Jaejoong called himself JJ, so I should be….) MICKY” *not sure not sure* and the MC walked closer to him, saying funnily “Oh, hi.. I’m MINNIE!”
Yoochun went “……………………………..” with his cute deathly gaze XDDD and the MC who I bet couldn’t recognize Chun’s joking expression said quickly, “Eh. I’m kidding.”
ROFLMAO. Good job! Yoochun made two people startled in less than 10 minutes.
MC said this showcase would be JYJ first world wide showcase and even at this venue, they were not only Singaporeans who attended, then he shouted, “Who’s from KOREA???”
*kyaa!!! (few voices only)*
“TAIWAN???? *kyaa!!* HONG KONG??? *kyyaa!!* MALAYSIA??? *KYAA*”
and he went nuts starting to call countries that were definitely not existed such as “SPAINNNN???????”
LOL and fans kept cheering anyway, no matter which country was called.
Then Jaejoong shouted, “Again, KOREA????!!!!!!”
MC: Why all of sudden all of you are from Korea? ^^;;;
(I didn’t scream at Korea though, I screamed at SPAIN ^^)
The question to them were:
What was your recent activities aside from preparing for showcase?
which the translator had the Q translated badly (he mumbled) that made JaeSu confused and Yoochun pointed at him laughing with expression “You said it wrong!!!” and finally the translator said helplessly “You guys (fans) made me nervous!!!!!” lol
The boys went “……” for sometime and this happened at every questions XD
Jaejoong never wanted to answer first so he would either pointed at Junsu or Yoochun “YOU. ANSWER”.
Yoochun volunteered to answer first (he always answered in english) saying he’s with drama, Junsu said he had musical concert (MC: who watched his musical???!!!” Fans: *only few* “Kyaa!” JYJ: *laughs*), and Jaejoong said he had acting before but recently it was preparing for the showcase.
The MC asked them their most favorite dance moves and demonstrated that, and JaeChun went evil as they’re always be, calling “JUNSUUUUUUU~” asking that poor dolphin to stand up (“Why is it always ME?!”) and demonstrate their own favorite dance move, lol (probably it was not Junsu’s favorite, but what’s more important to JaeChun was it was THEIR favorite and Junsu had to demonstrate that XDDDD)
JaeChun: “You should be my….”
Junsu: *sighing as he knew where it headed to* XDD
JaeChun: “Baby…. baby… baby… baby…” Junsu: *swing swing swing swing~*
XDDDDDD DOLPHIN OWNED THE STAGE WITH HIS S-LINE.
Next the MC asked about their feeling after finally the album was completed.
At this point, rather than listening to translator, Jaejoong seemed to trust Yoochun’s translation more, lol only Junsu who depended on that poor guy ^^;;;
Junsu was a bit hard to the translator as he kept talking long lines thus the translator could only catch the main point of his words. It was like:
Junchan: U^%^$%$#$@#!$%^&%&^*(&(*(&^&%$@#@!@%$^&%^*&*( …. YYRT$$W#QW@8765$##@@#@#!#
Translator: he said he’s excited about it.
Fans: *LAUGHED ALOUD*
Su finally learnt from it, though and he started to say one sentence *wave to the translator to translate*, another sentence *wave again to translator*, and another sentence ^^ baby is fast learner XD
MC asked which member got cried after the album completed, and fans chanted “YOOOCHUNNNN!!!!”
Yoochun pointed himself cutely, then shook both finger and head. Yet as he turned his head to Jaejoong to ask for confirmation that he didn’t cry, he showed Jaejoong’s finger was pointing at him as well, ROFLMAO. Junsu nodded too. Thus Yoochun confessed, “Okay, I ALMOST got cried.”
Jaejoong answered to question about feeling to work with famous producer like Kanye West and he said, he couldn’t believe it until he actually met and worked with him.
As usual, question about ideal girl type. Translator guy did good job during this question for some reasons, lol
Junsu said he didn’t have particular type, he could just fall as he met her and knew her personality. Jaejoong said he loved pretty hands, it doesn’t matter about her looks, but pretty hands.
Junsu showed changing expression and said something in Korean, pointing at Jaejoong. The translator bowed to listen to it and Junsu told him, and the guy said, “Junsu said Jaejoong was a liar.”
Jaejoong got ashamed, but he fixed the situation by saying “…………… and as long as she loves me…”
Yoochun, again, just being a Yoochun, went all flirty saying “This is my first time going to Singapore and when I saw the girls, I go ‘wooowwww….'” MC said, “Then you should just stay longer in Singapore!”
Now about their habit during recording, I didnt get this part well, but Junsu seemed to say that actually there was not any special habit, but he always insisted to put chorus at left side.
Jaejoong replied, “Me, I insisted to put it at right side.”
Junsu, “Yeah me at left side.”
Jaejoong, “While me at right side.”
MC to YC, “What bout you? You put it in the middle?”
Yoochun, “No. Up side.”
I guess since everything was in English, Yoochun got himself better attached to the atmosphere, he had major laughs here and there from leaning back on his chair, swaying his head backside, and fumbling out his chair. He’s all bubbly!
Junsu was cute too, but he couldn’t be as free as in Korea, probably to reply questions.
While Jaejoong, he’s still in his shy mode, eventhough he didn’t seem to shy when he frequently half-opened his leather jacket during interview, made the girls screaming, he grinned naughtily, and pulled his jacket back on XDD I think he’s actually feeling hot in that leather jacket, lol
MC asked fans to do ‘Be My Hubby’ project we’ve prepared in the beginning of event, before the boys arrived.
Fans shouted, “ANNYEONG HASEYO, JAEJOONG, YOOCHUN, JUNSU!!!”
JYJ looked confused as they couldnt listen to us screaming clearly, but Yoochun confirmed, “Annyeonghaseyo… Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu?”
Then we sang in fail to ‘Ayyy Girl’. It should be like this: we sing “Ayyy girl….” JYJ helped, “Try to be my baby” and so… but we just….. you know, fail, lol. Yoochun said, “What kind of singing is that?” Jaejoong and Junsu laughed.
So they asked us to do it once more, and it didnt get any better, just a bittttt better but not helping at all XD yet Yoochun showed his appreciation by clapping his hands and smiled widely while Junsu tried his english for the first time, “VELLIE GOOD.” Fans “KYAAAAA!!!” Junsu got excited (I succeed!) and said again, “WONDERRFUL!”
Jaejoong and Yoochun laughed (together with the rest of us) XDDDD
Jaejoong then introduced the next song in Korean. We heard words like “SungKyunKwan Scandal” and “Chajatta” so we just screamed in excitement after he finished his words, the translator who almost translated Jaejoong’s words closed his mouth again, lol Someone needs to hug that man, I volunteer, after Yoochun doesn’t see me XDD
‘Chajatta‘ was the best performance that included all fans in union. We sang together during chorus, and waved hands together (alright, everyone was waving light sticks, actually, but I didn’t have one so I was waving white paper ^^;;)
I was dazzled to Yoochun’s high voice during “Saranghae, nol saranghaeee~” he’s still good at it. Jaejoong finally got all happy expression during this song, his voice in chorus stole my heart. And finally I always LOVE Junsu’s low shaky voice!
Then the trio left the stage once more, and there was an interview video about each member talking about their pursue in the future.
Junsu–appeared handsomely–said something like it’s been his dream to stand and sing on stage, and even now it seems that his dream is accomplished, he still wants to live in this dream as long as possible, hopefully til forever.
Jaejoong–appeared gorgeously–said that his wish was to sing together with the members on stage, thus he felt happy to join JYJ. He realized that he couldn’t be a singer forever (and WHY IS THAT, baby?) that is why he tried to do a lot of things other than singing as well.
Yoochun–….. and his forehead–said he loved how he could become free expressing his soul on stage, and he wished that it could be continuing like that.
‘Ayyy Girl‘ finally took the stage!
I don’t really like ‘Ayyy Girl’ before, but this live performance changed my mind.
The song has addicting beat and sexy vibe dance too, and all parts I didn’t like in this song sounded shockingly great live.
Yoochun tried to cover the rap part, but he didn’t remember the lyrics (LOL) so he just repeated every ending words in each line.
At the end of performance, Yoochun represented his buddies saying in English that it was regretful that their time was short in Singapore, but let’s meet again in a CONCERT next year!
DANG. I. NEED. TO. SAVE. AGAIN.
All three said thank you together and Yoochun added, “Always Keep The Faith!” and
there we proceed to the final song, ‘Empty Remix‘
Everyone got wild, and rushed over to the front. Me? I stayed at my place since I was close to stage already (okay. I just don’t like running) yet I stood up on my chair!!
We’re all jumping and singing together, it was a real fun final stage!!!
They exited the stage at the same way they entered, through a stage lift in the middle of stage. We screamed “ENCORE!” but in the end had to accept that the showcase was indeed over.
Phew!!! Finally! That was my showcase report!
I believe Legra had tweeted all along the showcase for you guys? It was an exciting moment, I didn’t even realize that it was only 45 minutes as it’s just perfectly packaged. They’re great entertainers and singers that wouldn’t make you yawning even at an interview session :)
Hopefully I will be able to meet them again real soon, even better, holding the other two members along with them too ^^ Definitely if they’re holding a concert next year, I will come!!!
Good bye for now JYJ, please bring even more great music for us!!! (^o^)/
– Shinta -