B1A4, Ailee, and more have a successful stage at the 2012 "Asia Song Festival"
The ninth annual "Asia Song Festival" was held at the Yeosu World Expo on August 4th at 7:30PM (KST). Thirty thousand spectators stood in the sun for four hours, some even waiting for the special stage to begin. Fourteen teams of singers representing six different Asian countries adorned the stage. The enthusiastic audience members were not disappointed. The concert had two MCs: Park Soojin and ZE:A's Moon Junyoung. Although ZE:A’s Junyoung is recovering from an injury, he still participated as an MC for the concert.
B1A4 opened with their youthful stage of "BABY GOOD NIGHT," showing off their cute charms. The fan chants were strong, especially as the group walked near the audience. Next, they performed "Baby I’m Sorry," revealing their powerful rap and unique style.
B1A4 - "BABY GOOD NIGHT"
B1A4 - "Baby I'm Sorry"
Then, Thaliand’s Candy Mafia took to the stage. The group was on "Star King" and might be familiar to some Korean fans. The appearance of a purple balloon to send to the fan clubs attracted much attention. After a traditional Thai dance, Candy Mafia changed their outfits and performed "Blink Blink" and "Honey Honey." These songs displayed a sexy and voluminous look.
Taiwan’s Lin Yoga sang "Runaway Mama" as well as "Shou Huang" off his latest album titled “fiction.” His emotional voice was combined with colorful stage lighting to draw in the audience. Additionally, in the middle of his performance, he even greeted fans in Korean – although he used a cheat sheet.
The explosive vocals of Ailee were heard next as she sang "Crazy in Love" and her hit "Heaven." Cast members of "Shanghai Nights" Fann Wong from Singapore and Jackie Chan also made an appearance.
Ailee - "Crazy In Love"
Ailee - "Heaven"
Brilliant stages continued to unfold, one after another, raising the audience’s mood higher and higher. Foreign fans were better acquainted with some Korean stars and original fans were there to cheer them on enthusiastically.
The scene heightened with the appearances of Tiger JK and T-Yoon Mirae. Although there was a slight problem with the background music, these seasoned stars continued with a relaxed look. Their song "Hands on Your Head" received a great response from the crowd. Brave Guys’ "Spring Summer Summer Summer" and "Wait and Be Ready" caused the audience to go wild again.
Tiger JK & Yoon Mirae - "Monster"
Tiger JK & Yoon Mirae - "Get it In"
Tiger JK & Yoon Mirae - "True Romance"
Brave Guys - "Spring Summer Summer Summer"
Brave Guys - "Wait and Be Ready"
In the second part of the festival, China’s Wei Chen, rising to stardom with the Chinese version of the drama "Boys over Flowers" performed "Daybreak" and "Party Like a Rock Star." Some say he is similar to Big Bang’s G-Dragon and his warm appearance and image caught the attention of his female fans.
Japan’s Aqua Timez who contributed "Rainbow" to the soundtrack of "Gokusen 3" brought the audience "New Dino Pokey Tow" and their popular song "Rainbow."
ZE:A then claimed the stage with "Aftermath" and "Heart for 2" with SISTAR bringing their summer hit "Loving U" as well as "Alone." Teen Top and MBLAQ followed with charismatic performances of "Be Ma Girl," "To You," "Crazy," and "This Is War" and "Oh Yeah," respectively.
ZE:A - "Aftermath"
ZE:A - "Heart for 2"
SISTAR - "Loving U"
SISTAR - "Alone"
Teen Top - "Be Ma Girl"
Teen Top - "To You"
Teen Top - "Crazy"
MBLAQ - "This is War"
MBLAQ - "Oh Yeah"
For the finale, Kim Hyunjoong closed the show with "Do You Like That" and "Lucky," leaving fans with a feeling of intensity and merriment at the hot night in Yeosu, Korea.
Kim Hyunjoong - "Do You Like That"
Kim Hyunjoong - "Lucky"
In addition to all of the performances that left strong impressions upon foreign and domestic fans, the "Asia Song Festival" handed out a few awards to select groups. B1A4 and Ailee were awarded the "New Artist Award" while Candy Mafia took the "Asian Rising Star Award." The "New Trend Award" was given to Brave Guys, and ten teams came to the curtain for Fann Wong and Kim Hyunjoong’s winning of the "Best Asian Artist Award."
Did you watch this last leg of the "Yeosu Expo 2012"?
Source: Osen, Zao Bao, stelia321, and Sarah860606