It’s almost impossible not to like these nine hard-working, talented and well-mannered boys from Korea collectively known as Super Junior.
They showed just why over two nights at the Indoor Stadium as they sang, danced, joked and teased their way into the hearts of the sell-out capacity crowd.
In town for the Singapore leg of their SuperShow 4 World Tour, the current SuJu line-up features Kyuhyun, Sungmin, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Yesung and Ryeowook.
Much of the pre-concert buzz was over whether de-facto band leader Leeteuk — who is due for a call-up to the Korean military any time now — would be able to make his Singapore appointment.
So it was no surprise the fans reserved their loudest shrieks when the 28-year-old took to the stage on opening night on Saturday.
Racing through a 36-song setlist that kicked off with the rousing opening number SuperMan, the boy-men from Korea captivated their nearly 6,000-strong audience of mainly teens and students right from the start and never let go.
Just like the opening concert which kicked off their world tour in Seoul last November, fans were treated to a spectacular light-and-laser stage production that cost over S$2 million to produce.
It had it all: fireworks, water fountains, flying bicycles, suspended cranes and the main centrepiece — a sprawling 360-degree stage that extended to all corners of the Indoor Stadium.
High-tempo booming numbers like Mr Simple, Perfection and A-cha got the fans on their feet as the boys displayed their trademark high-energy choreography that has inspired countless wannabes.
Every chance they got, individual members got as close to the fans as possible, thanks to the stage design that allowed fans to come within touching — and shrieking — distance of their idols.
In the midst of all this, the music was certainly not forgotten.
Led by the charismatic, multi-talented Leeteuk, the members took great pains to remind the audience they were not just pretty faces but that they could sing and/or play a musical instrument.
In particular, KyuhYun, arguably the group’s best singer, impressed with his keyboards and harmonica playing, while Leeteuk dazzled with his piano and saxophone skills.
Fellow SM Entertainment artists Henry and Zhou Mi from Super Junior M — the Mandarin offshoot of group proper — dropped by and got the crowd going with a Bruno Mars medley and a Mandarin song, “Because of You”.
But the boys were not afraid to show their goofy side too — and this is really what endears them to their army of fans.
Shindong, the weightiest of the group, drew laughs when he appeared in drag in his solo number while Sungmin transformed into Marilyn Monroe in “Good Friends”.
After nearly four hours, they left the best for last, as they saved their biggest hit, “Sorry, Sorry” for the encore before closing off with the uplifting “Miracle” and “Destiny”.
SOURCE: YAHOO SG ENTERTAINMENT