Coming to Singapore for the third time, and bringing their first ever solo concert with them this time, is the ever growing popular girl group, APink! The girls greeted the media together with 300 lucky fans whom have won passes to the Press Conference, in white, together with some background. “It feels like the girls are brides walking down the aside” The host commented. Even with 300 pink pandas (apink fans) in the press conference, they all kept their screams for their idols to provide the media to listen to the press conference at ease, unless requested by the host.
They started with a group introduction, before going down to some individual introduction which they did it in English. The first question was for Eunji, what kind of impression does she have on Singapore. She tried hard to answer it in English, but gave up halfway as there’s too much she wanted to say;
Firstly, I’m so surprised that so many fans (are here) for us. I have the most warmest gratitude towards our fans. I have never had fans coming to see me early in the morning and we are so grateful for all your support. We never dream about having a solo concert before but it’s like a dream come true to have this solo concert in Singapore. We are so grateful for it. Thank you.
Down the line, next question was for Namjoo, which was a different question for her as it was about which country’s fans gave her the most exciting impressions or most love. She answered even though they are Korean singers, they are very glad to have international love and support from fans all around the world. They will like to especially thanks fans in Singapore. They had such a warm welcome from them especially in the airport. (Some fans has flew out of Singapore and to come back just to stay in the airport to welcome them.)
Next was for Chorong, which the host asked about the group’s plans for 2015. The leader answered that APink will continue to work hard in 2015 to provide great music for their fans, as well as to present more special performance in their future concerts all around the world.
As for personal ambition for the year, Naeun expressed that she would like to keep on with a healthy lifestyle by exercising or by just waking up early and sleeping early. Due to their heavy schedules, they hardly have time for themselves, so she would like to have a healthy lifestyle to prevent herself from falling sick.
Bomi asked everyone to expect every single part of their concert as they have prepared with their best efforts. There will also be a special part during the performance called the Pink Club, and they invite everyone to dance & have fun with them.
Last question from the host is for Hayoung, about what is the most memorable concert or performance she has had. The youngest feel that out of every special moment she had as a member of Apink, she think that the most memorable one would be her debut stage. They put together their dance, songs, and prepared everything together so it was a very special moment for her.
There were also some questions prepared for the girls from the media, as it was their first solo tour, and Singapore being the first overseas stop. Naeun replied that it is their honor to have their first concert out of Korea, in Singapore. They can’t come Singapore very often so they are very thankful that they can spend this time with Singapore fans. They are also going to enjoy and share their songs and performances that they’ve never shown before; they’ve been looking forward to the concert day in Singapore.
Anything to the girls will say “No No No” to? Although they will try their best to say yes and be positive, they do become selectively when it comes to recording their songs because the girls want to bring out their best side of them for the fans, Chorong answered.
After experiencing “Real Man” a variety show (more details here), Bomi gained more confidence through the whole process and the discipline and the hunger she had to endure was the most challenging for her. She is also composing a bit, step by step with the help of BTOB’s Iihoon. She is surprised that we know that she has been composing because not everyone knows that. The composing came about as a leisure activity rather than as a profession but she is having more interest into it.
About which concept each member would like to try in the future, Chorong answered that the concert will provide a platform for them to showcase their individual fortes and personalities to their fans. With that, they ended their press conference to prepare for their concert at night.
I would say their concert is among one of the enjoyable ones that I’ve attended. The fans were so supportive and also enjoyed themselves in the music, especially during the “clubbing” part. I guess it was the first overseas stop for the girls, hence they were all feeling emotional when it was the encore part. Naeun was tearing, and some girls had tears in their eyes. Kpress Singapore hope the best for the girls, and we hope that they will grow more in their music and their popularity. Till the next time, the girls promised their fans that they will be back in Singapore real soon!
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Text by: Joey
Photos by: Joey & Sandra
Transcript by: Sandra