Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore

The South Korean actor entertained audiences with covers of multiple artistes (plus tons of flirtatious fan service)

Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore
Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore

Photos: Tammi Tan, UnUsUaL Entertainment
Video: Charlene Chong

Over ten years after his breakthrough role in The King and the Clown, Lee Joon Gi finally made his very first visit to Singapore for his Thank You Asia Tour last night (Mar 4). The showcase was launched as a way for the South Korean actor to express his gratitude for the love and support he received for his latest drama Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, which propelled him to even greater levels of international fame.

But anyone who was expecting the 34-year-old to be anything like his character Wang So was in for a huge surprise: Joon Gi was the complete opposite of the brooding, intimidating 4th Prince – warm, talkative and very flirtatious, with everything from making kissy faces to unbuttoning his shirt to executing sensual body rolls in his bag of tricks to make the predominantly female audience scream in delight.

There was even a rather risqué moment when, after making a remark about the hot weather, Joon Gi took a couple of water bottles and had an impromptu “shower” in the middle of the Sentosa Golf Club stage, complete with more gyrating, suggestive facial expressions and a jazzy guitar accompaniment. Needless to say, fans went absolutely wild.

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Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore
Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi shows sexy, fun side in Singapore

On the much more family-friendly programme were live performances of his own tracks, as well as covers of artistes from all over the world. Although more renowned for his award-winning acting chops, Joon Gi also has a few albums under his belt and, as we witnessed at his gig, can flaunt some pretty impressive vocal skills and dance moves.

“Some of you who are seeing me for the first time might think I’m a singer, but no, I’m an actor who’s here for a fan meeting,” Joon Gi clarified with a chuckle. And as if to drive the point home, the Hallyu heartthrob prepared a funny video of himself parodying all kinds of different K-drama roles, such as a tough action star, a doctor and a romcom male lead, featuring one very lucky large teddy bear as his co-star.

Well, singer or actor, it’s clear that the crowd thoroughly enjoyed his renditions of EXO-CBX’s ‘For You’ (from the Scarlet Heart: Ryeo soundtrack), Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sexyback’, Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’ and even JJ Lin’s ‘Our Singapore’, the theme for NDP 2015. “I try to sing a local song in every country I visit,” he explained, adding that the melody for ‘Our Singapore’ really left an impression on him.

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Lee Joon Gi performs a cover of TWICE's 'TT'
Lee Joon Gi performs a cover of TWICE's 'TT'
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi performs a cover of TWICE's 'TT'

An adorably amusing incident happened during his performance of Mayday’s ‘Zhi Zu’, when he went off-key while tackling a high note towards the end. Poor Joon Gi could not stop laughing at himself and looked so visibly mortified that his supporters started chanting “it’s okay!” to him in Korean. “This is the first time I’ve gone out of tune for this song,” he claimed, still in stitches.

His last few presentations, which included a medley of BIGBANG hits and TWICE’s ‘TT’ (iconic cutesy finger pose and all), went much smoother – although he did end up collapsing with an out-of-breath “oh my gosh!” But the energetic star was soon up on his feet again, and remained hyper all the way until the end of the event when he started tossing out gifts into the mosh pit.

As for us, we were left wondering what Joon Gi – who is, let’s face it, a decade or more older than most K-pop idols these days – must have eaten to be able to gain that kind of stamina.

Click through for more photos from Lee Joon Gi’s Thank You Asia Tour showcase in Singapore!

Lee Joon Gi attempts a breakdance move
Lee Joon Gi attempts a breakdance move
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi attempts a breakdance move

Lee Joon Gi performs with his backup dancers
Lee Joon Gi performs with his backup dancers
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi performs with his backup dancers

Lee Joon Gi lets the crowd sing along
Lee Joon Gi lets the crowd sing along
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi lets the crowd sing along


Lee Joon Gi performs for fans in Singapore
Lee Joon Gi performs for fans in Singapore
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi performs for fans in Singapore

Lee Joon Gi performs with his backup dancers
Lee Joon Gi performs with his backup dancers
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi performs with his backup dancers

The audience excitedly records the showcase with their phones
The audience excitedly records the showcase with their phones
05 Mar 2017

The audience excitedly records the showcase with their phones

Lee Joon Gi bantered with the audience in a mix of Korean and English
Lee Joon Gi bantered with the audience in a mix of Korean and English
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi bantered with the audience in a mix of Korean and English

Lee Joon Gi performs for fans
Lee Joon Gi performs for fans
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi performs for fans

Lee Joon Gi performed both ballads and upbeat tracks
Lee Joon Gi performed both ballads and upbeat tracks
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi performed both ballads and upbeat tracks

Streamers shot out and poured down to the crowd early in the concert
Streamers shot out and poured down to the crowd early in the concert
05 Mar 2017

Streamers shot out and poured down to the crowd early in the concert

Lee Joon Gi bantered with the crowd in a mix of Korean and English
Lee Joon Gi bantered with the crowd in a mix of Korean and English
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi bantered with the crowd in a mix of Korean and English

Lee Joon Gi bantered with the crowd in a mix of Korean and English
Lee Joon Gi bantered with the crowd in a mix of Korean and English
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi bantered with the crowd in a mix of Korean and English

"The Prince" approves
05 Mar 2017

"The Prince" approves

Lee Joon Gi waves to his fans
Lee Joon Gi waves to his fans
05 Mar 2017

Lee Joon Gi waves to his fans

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