VIXX take the stage
VIXX take the stage
The 6-member South Korean boy group VIXX recently had their first Global Showcase “The Milky Way” in order to be able to meet their fans, ST☆RLIGHT, all around the world. The first stop for The Milky Way was at HGH Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 20th, 2013. This was VIXX’s second visit to Malaysia as they had come to perform at the Shout Awards, as well as having a Meet and Greet session with fans in late 2012.
The showcase started at 1pm with an opening act by local singer Kinxx. VIXX soon appeared to perform their first song of the showcase, “On and On”. Right after that, they continued with “Light up the Darkness”, a song that was included in their 4th mini album ‘Hyde’. VIXX’s main vocal, Leo, injured his leg during September’s Idol Star Championship, had been in a leg cast and wasn’t able to participate in most of their performances. However, during “The Milky Way” showcase, it seemed like Leo was fully recovered from his injury, so fans were really delighted to see him back, dancing with the rest of VIXX members on stage.
VIXX act cute for the audience
VIXX act cute for the audience
VIXX members greeted their fans and introduced themselves in Malay, gaining huge cheers from fans as they showed their efforts to get closer with Malaysian ST☆RLIGHTs through the usage of local language. In terms of communication, credits have to be given to N as he kept conversing with fans in a hilarious way, which brought joy and laughter to the fans. Ravi said that he surely must go to one of Malaysia’s famous shopping mall, the Twin Tower which is also known as KLCC. Hongbin was amazed with the fact that more fans came out to their showcase this time around.
After that, with the exception of Hyuk, the showcase went on with each member’s solo stage. Leo started the solo stage and mesmerized the fans with his voice, showing his piano skills while singing to Trey Songz’s “Can’t Be Friends”. Fans were screaming Leo’s name as a form of encouragement to him. Next to take on the solo stage was Hongbin who sang a soothing ballad of Kim Dongryul’s “Old Song”, while Ravi and Ken heated up the stage by performing a duet of Chris Brown’s “Turn Up The Music”. The last solo stage is from VIXX leader, N, who performed an outstanding blindfold dance, which left the fans in awe.
VIXX Leader, N, does a blindfolded dance
VIXX Leader, N, does a blindfolded dance
The showcase continued with a touching video showing the hardship that VIXX members went through in order for them to debut. Then, a Q&A session started, where VIXX members picked out post-it messages that were previously written by fans before the showcase begins. What was amazing was that most of the post-it messages were written in Korean instead of a more universal language, like English. Leo picked out a message asking him and Ken to sing a duet of Noel’s “Miss You Miss You”. Instead of picking a message for himself, Hongbin picked a message asking Hyuk to do a freestyle rap. In the middle of the Q&A session, VIXX’s mascot ROVIX appeared, asking the boys to show something they never did before. Leo shyly did an imitation of Ken’s countryside dog sound, which later on he apologized; N danced to Sunmi’s 24 Hours, and Hyuk was forced by N and the fans to do Gwiyomi Player.
IMG_0303 copyThe VIXX members also performed songs from their debut album “Super Hero” and “Starlight” and were shocked to see the surprised event prepared by fans during the performance. They also taught fans on how to do “Rock Ur Body” dance, and asked fans to stand up and dance together with them while they performed the song. It was really disappointing to end the showcase just like this so fans demanded for an encore, and VIXX members were back singing a band version of “Hyde”. After saying some goodbye greetings in Malay, they performed their latest hit G.R.8.U, which marked the end of “The Milky Way” showcase in Malaysia.
VIXX’s first Global Showcase “The Milky Way” did not just end here. After Malaysia, they headed to Japan (Osaka and Tokyo), Sweden (Stockholm), Italy (Milan), America (Dallas and Los Angeles), and lastly in Seoul. We hope that with this global showcase, VIXX members are able to make great memories with ST☆RLIGHT all around the world.
 
 
Written by: Lia
Pictures by: Feda

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