Chungha was one of the most anticipated acts performing at MIK Festival in Paris yesterday, and she certainly delivered. While nobody was surprised to see her slay on the stage and give a fantastic performance, the MIK crowd didn’t expect the artist to get brought to tears during an emotional moment for everyone in the venue.
Chungha recently expressed her frustrations with MNH Entertainment, deciding to part ways with them when her contract expires in March. This meant that her performance at the festival was her last under MNH. Fans were excited to see the end of this era — as they also had discontent with her company — and the start of a new one.
This wasn’t the first time Chungha performed at MIK Festival — she was invited last summer and entertained the crowd with an astounding performance at the festival’s event in London.
Her setlist in Paris was full of hit songs that got the crowd going, such as “Roller Coaster,” “Gotta Go,” “Sparkling,” and “Snapping.”
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The former I.O.I star also performed two new songs, “Don’t Believe in Love” and “Love Without You,” and shared that they will be part of her upcoming album. Fans were even more excited to know that despite the company issues, she will continue to release music very soon.
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Besides entertaining the crowd with her amazing vocals and fantastic dancing, Chungha also made many fans’ dreams come true when she stopped to sign a few albums, making the crowd go wild.
a live reaction of me when chungha was signing my album pic.twitter.com/R41KSyK6vY
— ami (@amimoonrising) February 18, 2023
The sweet interactions with fans didn’t stop here, though — soon after, the crowd started singing “Happy Birthday” to her and holding up banners. Chungha was confused for a minute, as she didn’t realize the fans were singing to her!
As soon as she caught on, the idol started tearing up and thanked the crowd over and over again for making it one of the “happiest birthdays.” Enamored by her adorable reaction, the fans burst into “awws” and even louder cheers.
CHUNGHA IS CRYING MY HEART 😭😭😭😭🥺🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/Hp0FfFkyAA
— ☾ ninie fansite nim (@ninienim) February 18, 2023
After expressing her thanks, Chungha shared that this was the first time in the seven years since her debut that her mom saw her perform on a stage. This made the moment even more special, and the arena was filled with chants of Chungha’s name — evoking another adorable reaction from the singer.
chungha reacting and crying to fans singing her happy birthday saying
“this is one of the happiest birthdays…since my debut my mom it’s her first time seeing me perform… I wanted to make special memories” pic.twitter.com/Dlz1exVY98
— Chungha Pics (@kchunghapics) February 18, 2023
All in all, Chungha delivered an incredible performance at MIK Festival in Paris, and with her talk of a new album, we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come!