TWICE brought their first ever concert tour "Twiceland - The Opening" to Singapore and impressed a 5000-strong audience at The Star Theatre. The sold-out show on Saturday night (29 April) was twice the fun and twice the splendour!
Amidst deafening cheers, the 9-member group comprising of Jihyo, Tzuyu, Jeongyeon, Dahyun, Sana, Momo, Chaeyoung, Mina and Nayeon appeared like chic angels on spiral staircases of the majestic stage. They kicked off the night with ‘Touchdown’ and ‘I’m Gonna Be A Star’ before performing their famous single ‘Cheer Up’ which was accompanied by a spontaneous synchronization of trademark fan chants by the audience.
Performing against odds
Leader Jihyo, who had to perform sitting down due to a knee injury, conveyed
her heartfelt apologies to fans for not being able to dance and
perform her best which prompted the fans to chant
“괜찮아” (It's alright).
Jihyo made a promise to dance on stage and give her
Twice returns for their next tour. Nayeon
also added that she was surprised with the large audience turn-out, not expecting that there were so many fand in
Singapore. She confessed feeling very nervous but was
able to receive tremendous energy from the fans which
gave her confidence of putting up a great concert.
One of the night's main highlights were the special stages which sent fans into overdrive as Twice displayed various sides of themselves which the fans had never seen before. Kicking off with Madonna’s ‘4 Minutes’, Mina Jeongyeon and Jihyo appeared on stage wearing suits and displayed boyish charms before Chaeyoung, Sana, Momo and Nayeon charmed with an extremely sexy and hot dance rendition of Beyonce’s ‘Partition’. Looking to use her youthful and cute charms to touch the fans’ hearts, she started off her solo stage with a piano rendition of ‘Mission Impossible’ before joining Tzuyu in cute cat costumes to perform Turbo’s ‘Black Cat’ with its signature dance moves. Sana commented that Once in Singapore do not look tired at all and everyone appears super energetic before Chaeyoung teased the crowd by hinting that they will be performing two special stages just for the fans. Twice duly kept this promise as they performed EXO’s ‘Overdose’ and Seventeen’s ‘Pretty U’ to the extreme delight of the crowd who had requested to see Twice dance to boy groups’ songs.
Joining forces as one
Jeongyeon and Chaeyoung both complained that time was passing too fast
as the concert was nearing the end with much groans coming from the
crowd. For the final songs before the encore segment, Twice taught fans
the hand dance moves before
inviting Once to dance together with them for ‘소중한
and ending the main concert segment with ‘Jelly Jelly’ and their fourth
hit single ‘Knock Knock’. With fans screaming for an encore, they were
with an on-screen game with numerous missions for the fans to
accomplish before successfully getting Twice to reappear on stage for
the encore segment and performing ‘One In A Million’, a song which Twice
dedicated to their fans while walking around stage
to interact with fans as much as possible.
In the ending greetings, Jihyo, Nayeon and Sana once again thanks the
fans for giving them the chance to stand in front and perform for all of
them and create a night of wonderful memories and they promised that
they will do their best to bring even greater
stages in the future. In Mandarin, Tzuyu commented that Singapore was a really clean and
beautiful country. Momo promised to learn more languages so that she can
communicate with international fans better and
Jeongyeon added that when the light first came on at the start of the
concert, it really touched her heart to see so many beautiful smiles
across the entire concert hall.
TWICE cheered up by ONCE
A surprise was in store for Twice at the end as they were treated to a fan-made video reminiscing their journey since debut, all the hardships and accomplishments up till their success point. At the end of the video, Twice turned around to face a sea of red as fans held up fan support banners to show their love. A group photo was taken to commemorate the moment. The night ended with an encore of fan-favourites ‘Ooh Ahh’, ‘Cheer Up’ and ‘TT’ as Twice walked around the stage interacting with fans and providing as much fan-service.
"Twiceland - The Opening" in Singapore was organized by One Production.
Also check out our Press Conference report and HQ photos uploaded onto our Facebook page!