A-JAX, Hyeongkon, Jaehyung, Hyojun, Yunyoung, Sungmin, Seung Jin, Seungyub
The third day of the Korean Festival, in conjunction with Vizit Korea 2013, proved to be as enjoyable as Day 1 and 2. Gracing the stage on October 27 was none other than the powerful A-JAX who awed fangirls with their strong vocals and adorable fan services.
The showcase, which was held at the Singapore Expo Hall, was a night full of happiness and glee for the fans. A-JAX, consisting of seven members, Yunyoung, Hyojun, Jaehyung, Hyeongkon, Seung Jin, Seungyub and Sungmin (who wasn't present due to his injury) proved that they are definitely Korea icons as they performed various songs showcasing their vocal ability, coupled with synchronized choreography.
As soon as the emcee jumped up on stage, it had fans all screaming for A-JAX. In no time, A-JAX was up on stage performing their first song, "One for You". It definitely had fans all hyped up as they continue squealing even after the performance ended. The boys then followed it up with another amazing performance of their hit track, "Hot Game".
It was then time for a mini interview session with the boys of A-JAX. As soon as they were posed the question of what food they would love to try in Singapore, Seungyub quickly exclaimed, "Chili Crab! We are going to try it later," with a smile, showing fans their excitement to try out the local delicacy. When asked which part of Korea they would recommend to the fans who are planning on visiting Korea, Yunyoung excitedly suggested, "Insadong! Many foreigners go there to visit. So maybe if you are in Korea, you can go there to visit."
When the emcee asked the boys what is their ideal types, it had fans all screaming. Jae Hyung shyly remarked that he likes cute girls, "the cutie type" and did a bit of aegyo, which had fans all squealing. When asked what they think about Singapore girls, Jaehyung and Hyojun both exclaimed, "Cute and beautiful!" much to the delight of fans.
The youngest of A-JAX, Seung Jin, then got asked to do aegyo in which he replied by showing the "cutie player" as the other members helped him count resulting in smiles plastered on everyone's face including all the fanboys!
They were also asked to expose the members' sleeping habits. Hyeongkon said smilingly that sometimes, Seung Jin, "would talk during his sleep. He would shout 'stop it, stop it!' scaring me. But he can't remember what he is dreaming about when he wake up." Seung Jin also confirmed that he never remembers his dreams. Yunyoung also exposes his roommate, Hyojun, and said that he always dances in his sleep and sometimes kick him. He even jokingly added that, "we would get in a fight one day" causing the fans to erupt in laughter. After which he hugged Hyojun, showing their close knit friendship.
They then gave fans a sneak peak about their upcoming track which was released on October 28, "Snake", by saying that this concept is the concept that they love the most out of all their past releases. They shared that they have been staying all night to practice the choreography, piquing the excitement of the fans.
The leader, Hyeongkon then rounded off the mini interview by sharing that, "We will be releasing a new song tomorrow, so if the fans gave us many support, we hope to come back again next year!" showing their dedication to give back the support of fans by performing in Singapore again.
It was then time for A-JAX to continue their showcase, and they performed their third song, "Only You" which is a slow song, showcasing their amazing vocals. They then followed it up with a dance number, "2MYX", confirming that they are a boy-group which can both sing and dance very well.
After a short break, the boys returned for a short game session with the fans. There were a lot of interactions with the fans as they played the game "Scissors Paper Stone" together. Six lucky winners won themselves an autographed CD by A-JAX. The members displayed many fan services to the fans throughout the game, giving out hearts and even posing for some lucky fans, much to the delight of fans.
After the game segment, they then proceed to their fifth song, singing the OST of the popular drama, Boys Before Flowers "Because I'm Stupid", again showing their strong vocals and serious side.
That evening, the boys also received a surprise gift from two fans. The fans went on stage with a birthday cake for Seungyub's birthday, which was four days ago. All the fans including the members sang a birthday song together to commemorate his birthday. He made a wish and jokingly said "Secret!" with a smile when the emcee asked what he wish for.
They then proceeded to a handshake event with all the fans present. They were very energetic throughout the handshake event and smiled and also talked to some fans. With their limited English knowledge, they kept saying "Thank you" to the fans over and over again, showing their sincere appreciation to all the fans.
"Thank you for all your support and love, we will come back again next year. Promise! Wait for us!" said Hyeongkon as he gave his gratitude to the fans. Some fans even teared as he gave his final last words.
They rounded up their showcase with their last song "Micheoga" where they continued showing their powerful dance and strong vocals before ending their one and half hours long energetic and full-of-life showcase. As they left the stage, Seungyub exclaimed, "See you again! Promise!", making the fans await for the next time they come Singapore again.
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Writer: Sri Ayuni | Photo Credits: Leonard Lim