7 super moments from Super Show 7

We look back at some of our favourite parts of K-pop legends Super Junior’s concert in Singapore

7 super moments from Super Show 7
7 super moments from Super Show 7
28 Jan 2018

7 super moments from Super Show 7

Photos: One Production
Videos: Aliya Zulkifli

Here’s some food for thought: the people who were born in the year that Super Junior debuted are now in Secondary 1.

That is a long time for a K-pop group to be around, especially one that was initially formed with a rotational concept all the way back in 2005. Fast forward almost 13 years (12 years and nearly three months, to be precise), and the South Korean idols have just embarked on their seventh world tour which, when completed, will add up to a staggering 120 concerts.

Last night (Jan 27), Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Donghae, Eunhyuk and Siwon brought Super Show 7 to Singapore, almost three years after Super Show 6 was staged here. The septet received a passionate welcome from 7,500 concertgoers, which they rewarded with captivating performances, side-splitting shenanigans, charming interactions and other things that make a Super Show just so darn enjoyable.

Read on for some of our favourite moments!

When they showed off their super vocal skills
When they showed off their super vocal skills
28 Jan 2018

When they showed off their super vocal skills

Of course, Yesung’s swoon-worthy singing needs no introduction nor elaboration. The newly platinum blonde, husky-voiced crooner’s note-belting chops were on full display several times throughout the night, most notably on the heart-wrenching ballad ‘Memories’ and his soulful special introduction to ‘Sorry, Sorry’.

With his fellow main vocalists Kyuhyun and Ryeowook currently in the army (and controversial members Kangin and Sungmin on hiatus), it’s easy to assume that he would have to fill in for all their parts. To our surprise and delight (and probably Yesung’s relief), this duty was distributed quite evenly among the others, giving them the chance to shine vocally more than before.

We were especially impressed with Donghae and Eunhyuk’s high notes, but everyone did a superb job at making the best of a very severe shortage of manpower – don’t forget that at one time, this group had 13 people.

When they excelled at super fan service
When they excelled at super fan service
28 Jan 2018

When they excelled at super fan service

Whether it was tossing out gifts or dishing out the mushiest sweet talk, Super Junior was in top form when it came to fan service (after all, they’ve been at it for over a decade).

“You’ve become prettier and more handsome,” grinned Yesung while the group was addressing the audience for the first time. Leeteuk, ever the cheese ball, referred to concertgoers as “my princess” countless times throughout the three-hour gig, while Donghae, Siwon and Eunhyuk did their best to convey their messages in English or Mandarin.

During performances where they could freely walk around, most of the members tried to get as close to as many fans as possible by travelling to every corner of the stage (Leeteuk was particularly dedicated to this). We also spotted Donghae making his way down to the mosh pit, and Yesung signed items – which we later found out were rubber ducks – before throwing them out to whoever was lucky enough to catch them.

A tender segment took place near the encore when Leeteuk read out a letter to ELF (the fandom name), which touched on the milestones and hardships they went through together, as well as a special mention about Super Junior’s first ever concert in Singapore. “We may not be perfect for you, but would you accept our proposal?” he asked, as ‘I Do’ began to play. Awww…

When they brought back memories with super classics
When they brought back memories with super classics
28 Jan 2018

When they brought back memories with super classics

While we enjoyed rocking out to more recent releases like ‘Black Suit’, ‘Scene Stealer’ and ‘Runaway’, it was the older bops that really got us pumped. ‘It’s You’, ‘Bonamana’, ‘Mr. Simple’ and iconic anthem ‘Sorry Sorry’ received some of the loudest cheers – and singalongs – of the night, and the concert ended on a nostalgic high with Super Junior’s rendition of ‘Miracle’ from the 2006 debut album (feeling old yet?).

To our surprise, there were a few Super Junior favourites that didn’t make it into the set list, such as ‘Sexy, Free & Single’, ‘No Other’ and ‘Spy’. Then again, if they delivered their entire repertoire of hits, we might probably still be at the Singapore Indoor Stadium instead of sitting here writing this review.

When they weren’t afraid to be their usual super silly selves
When they weren’t afraid to be their usual super silly selves
28 Jan 2018

When they weren’t afraid to be their usual super silly selves

It ain’t a Super Show without outrageous costumes and antics (remember the human-sized vegetables and hilarious – and sometimes disturbing – variations of Frozen’s Elsa from previous concerts?). This year, the members donned what looked like Power Rangers suits to battle a gang of bad guys and, uh, one of those “dancing” blow-up figures with the help of robot Shindong, before performing ‘Rokkugo’ in their colourful crime-fighting garb.

Another amusing moment took place near the end of the showcase when Leeteuk, for some reason, decided to lie down at one end of the stage right in front of a live feed camera. Cheeky Heechul immediately seized the opportunity to lie on top of him, and before long, a Super Junior human pile had formed with their poor leader underneath.

Oh, and by the way, these guys are all in their 30s.

​​​​​​​Photo: Yesung/Instagram

When they showed off their individual super talents
When they showed off their individual super talents
28 Jan 2018

When they showed off their individual super talents

Singing, dancing and clowning around aren’t all Super Junior has to offer. We could practically feel everyone in the arena falling more in love with Donghae as he played the piano intro for ‘One More Chance’ (which he wrote, by the way), and with Heechul as he unleashed his swag for an epic drum solo between ‘Mr. Simple’ and ‘Bonamana’. Siwon also showed a different side of himself when he transformed into a DJ for a club medley mix (making us completely forget that it was only 6pm).

​​​​​​​Photo: S.M. Entertainment

When they teased with super sexy sneak peeks
When they teased with super sexy sneak peeks
28 Jan 2018

When they teased with super sexy sneak peeks

Although there was a considerable decline in skin-baring compared to previous Super Shows (where shirtlessness among the fitter members was a common sight), we still got a glimpse of Leeteuk’s abs when he lifted his shirt for a brief few seconds, and Siwon’s shirt became see-through when it was drenched in sweat after the first three songs, giving fans the chance to ogle at his famously toned physique. Even Yesung, who tends to dress more conservatively, wore a mesh shirt under a jacket at one point, leading to plenty of “now you see it, now you don’t” moments with regards to his exposed body. Ah, teases.

When Kyuhyun and Ryeowook made a super surprise appearance (um, sort of)
When Kyuhyun and Ryeowook made a super surprise appearance (um, sort of)
28 Jan 2018

When Kyuhyun and Ryeowook made a super surprise appearance (um, sort of)

Those who were patient enough to stay until the very, very end of the show were treated to an unexpected clip containing the voices of Super Junior’s two youngest members. As they are unable to make any public appearances during their enlistment, they had two managers lip sync to their words (bringing a new literal meaning to the phrase “making a statement through their manager”).

The both of them shared that they’re looking forward to meeting fans again after they’ve ended their military service (Ryeowook is set to be discharged in July this year and Kyuhyun in May 2019), and the short but sweet greeting ended with Kyuhyun singing his debut solo track ‘At Gwanghwamun’. Come back safely!

Photos: Super Junior/Facebook

Watch:
Super Junior performs ‘Black Suit’, ‘Scene Stealer’ and ‘Mamacita’

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