One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa

Dancing, rapping and singing in Mandarin, Yonghwa put up an impressive solo gig for the first time in Singapore last night. 

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
31 May 2015

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa

Photos: Lee Wei Lin & DATZENTERTAINMENT
Videos: Vina Chia

Arguably the most popular member in South Korean band CNBLUE, Jung Yonghwa made his solo debut with One Fine Day in January this year, before embarking on his first Asia tour.

At The Star Theatre last night, Yonghwa’s boundless energy owned the stage from the beginning till the end of his two-hour gig. Even without his bandmates, the talented singer held his own, entertaining the crowd with his brand of humour and passion. His glorious good mood shone through his performance.

On the other hand, local Boices (CNBLUE fans) gave their full support by preparing fan projects ever since the concert was announced and making sure that these special events were successfully carried out.

In the album, Yonghwa collaborated with various artistes such as Yoon Do Hyun, YDG and Singapore’s very own JJ Lin. Although JJ sadly could not make it for the show, he sent Yonghwa a flower hamper with the message: “Welcome to my hometown, you will always be family! Have fun!” Bromance for the win!

During the concert, the CNBLUE frontman played the roles of his collaborators: he took over YDG’s rap in “Mileage” and sang JJ’s Mandarin verse in “Checkmate”. Insisting that “his English is very good”, Yonghwa comically interacted with the audience in the language throughout the night.

It may have been a one-man show, but the multi-hyphenate managed to pull off a fun and compelling gig with his different façades – check them out in the following slides.

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

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One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
31 May 2015

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa

Yonghwa: the messy hair musician

Three songs into the concert, Yonghwa’s nicely styled hair was already a mess. “Unglam” as he may be during his performances, the power vocalist’s stage presence is so captivating that all the perspiration on his face and wet hair are forgivable.

Besides showcasing his wide vocal range (from rocker to balladeer), Yonghwa also played the keyboard for “Last Leaf” and “Like a Child”. And as if he didn’t win enough cheers (and giggles) for his effort in speaking English, the singer specially included Maroon 5’s “Payphone” in his set list for the Singapore stop. 

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
31 May 2015

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa

Yonghwa: the dance machine

Yonghwa may be a rocker, but there’s no stopping this hyperactive chap from showing off his wacky dance moves.

During the segment where he performed a high-tempo medley (“Can’t Stop”, “I’m Sorry”, “Lady”, “Man In Front of the Mirror and “You’ve Fallen for Me”), Yonghwa tirelessly ran from one end of the stage to the other. For the rest of the fast songs, the singer was either head-banging or jumping around like an energiser bunny.

After all, “I will give to you my energy” was what he promised at the start of the show. Listening to the deafening screams, we have to agree that a performer’s passion is indeed contagious.

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
31 May 2015

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa

Yonghwa: the mood maker

Not every singer would introduce his band and back-up vocalists in such an elaborate manner, but Yonghwa did.

Before the encore segment, the mischievous lad went to the band members one by one and asked: “Are you happy?” He then ordered them to express their “feeling and soul” by playing their instruments or by crazy dancing.

However, the most hilarious moment came when a staff member, who was on stage to help Yonghwa with his earpiece, was unexpectedly made to dance in front of the entire audience. 

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa
31 May 2015

One-man show: One Fine Night with Jung Yonghwa

Yonghwa and his never-ending "one more time"(s)

Yonghwa’s set list may have consisted of 17 tracks, but he apparently enjoyed the concert so much that he extended the play of several songs including “Goodnight Lover”. “Love Light” even had its chorus repeated for at least 10 times – not that we were complaining though.      

After the Singapore stop, Yonghwa will be staging his One Fine Day shows in Taiwan and Guangzhou, before heading home for his recently announced encore concert in Seoul on July 18 and 19. We are already looking forward to Yonghwa’s and/or CNBLUE’s next comeback and tour. 

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Watch concert videos:
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live
2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore
31 May 2015

2015 Jung Yonghwa Live "One Fine Day" in Singapore

Photos: Yonghwa's official Weibo 

Watch concert videos: 
Jung Yonghwa performs “Without You”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Cruel Memories”
Jung Yonghwa performs “Ryu can do it”

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