Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up

The Korean boy band delighted Singapore Wannables with sweet, sensual and strong performances

Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up
Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up
14 Jul 2018

Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up

Photos: ONE Production

Everyone’s favourite “TGIF” sensation was even more potent for Wannables here last night as Wanna One returned after just 10 months for their One: The World tour stop at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

For over two hours, Kang Daniel, Park Jihoon, Lee Daehwi, Kim Jaehwan, Ong Seongwu, Park Woojin, Lai Kuanlin, Yoon Jisung, Hwang Minhyun, Bae Jinyoung and Ha Sungwoon charmed thousands of super excited, screaming fans with group, unit and solo performances, strutting the stuff that made them victors on Produce 101.

“Because of your cheers, I think my ears will be ringing until tomorrow morning!” exclaimed Seongwu near the end of the concert. We know exactly how he feels, but hey, no one can say that all that oppa-struck cacophony was unwarranted.

First of all, we don’t think there was a single track from the set list that wasn’t a crowd favourite. If that wasn’t enough, the one-man dance shows (or in the case of Jinyoung, Kuanlin and Jihoon, three-men) were enough to make anyone feel a little hot and bothered, thanks to copious amounts of sensual choreography - think body waves and gyrating movements. Minhyun even made things a little more, erm, interesting with a blindfold, and Daniel just straight up ripped open his shirt to reveal chiselled six-pack abs.

And let’s not forget the performance of ‘Day by Day’, with the full assemblage of 11 members doing hip thrusts, humping the floor, tugging their long neckpieces, and running their hands all over their own bodies. So, yes. Screaming. Lots of it.

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Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up
Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up
14 Jul 2018

Wanna One: the perfect Friday night Pick-Me-up

Considerably more family-friendly was an adorable segment where the members were made to show reactions to various scenarios. The first one had Daehwi, Seongwu and Jisung trying to soothe an angry girlfriend (lots of aegyo was employed); the second saw Sungwoon and Jihoon showing off their Singlish (“So shiok!”) after enjoying a cold drink; and for the third, Daniel, Minhyun, Woojin and Sungwoon demonstrated how they would respond to a bite of - what else? - chilli crab.

The boys showed their love for their fans in a more direct way during the talk sessions, complete with cutesy gestures (of course, Jihoon did his famous “Jeojang”, or “I’ll capture you in my heart”, pose) and sweet compliments.

We were also reminded that Wanna One will be back again in less than two months’ time (yay!) for the HallyuPopFest extravaganza, where they will headline two out of the star-studded event’s three days. However, with the group’s contracts set to end on December 31 this year, marking a much dreaded potential disbandment, last night’s gig could very well have been their last solo concert on our sunny shores (boo!).

But until - and if, because who knows? - that happens, Wannables are sure to cherish every second they get to spend with the group, whether they’re rocking out to bops like ‘Energetic’, ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Burn It Up’, singing along to slower jams like ‘Beautiful’, ‘Light’ and ‘Always’, or just making figurative heart eyes at every other little thing they do.

Whatever it is they're doing for fans, we have officially learned first-hand that Wanna One prove to be the perfect Friday night - you have to sing this next part - “pick me, pick me, pick me up!”

Click through for more photos from the concert!

Wanna One make a dramatic entrance at the start of the concert
Wanna One make a dramatic entrance at the start of the concert
14 Jul 2018

Wanna One make a dramatic entrance at the start of the concert

Wanna One prepare to take a bow after the concert
Wanna One prepare to take a bow after the concert
14 Jul 2018

Wanna One prepare to take a bow after the concert

Wanna One takes a final bow at the end of the concert
Wanna One takes a final bow at the end of the concert
14 Jul 2018

Wanna One takes a final bow at the end of the concert

Fans hold up banners during one of the performances
Fans hold up banners during one of the performances
14 Jul 2018

Fans hold up banners during one of the performances

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