Saturday, March 27, 2010

[News] 2000 Fans Showed Excitement Over U-Know Yunho’s Michael Jackson Memorial Concert

TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho had his appearance in Michael Jackson tribute concert ‘A Tribute’ band from Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live’ held at Yongsan War Memorial Square today on the 27th.

The venue was filled with approximately 2000 people. Japanese, Chinese, and Korean fans were all anticipating the concert which was supposed to start at 6pm.

At 7:10 U-Know Yunho climbed up the stage with the track ‘Beat It’ and welcomed the whole 2000 fans.

The performance was highly influenced by one in Michael Jackson’s last movie ‘This Is It’, however U-Know Yunho showed up his own dance style while was dancing to Michael Jackson’s routines.

After finishing the first song, Yunho said, “To be the lead singer in Michael Jackson’s tribute concert, I feel delight to stand here.” also, “I hope the performance will chase away the coldness.”

Yunho got his stage again in the middle of the show, for ‘Smooth Criminal’. U-Know Yunho dazzled the audiences with his dance and definitely blew the cold away. He reached the peak of his singing during the song ‘Thriller’. The amusing ‘drill’ dance put on fire at the audiences, and they began to shout “U-KNOW YUNHO!”

U-Know Yunho then said, “Please keep showing a great interest in the future, thank you!”

However, due to the lack of preparation, there were some significant inconvenience missing in the whole concert. From the scheduled performance that was supposedly started at 6pm for approximately 2 hours, the actual concert was delayed for 1 hour and 10 minutes and only started at 7:10 pm.

An official said, “The concert had been delayed due to mechanical inspection.” he asked for audiences’ patience. With most of the audiences were standing, they needed to wait for the stage to be prepared.

Above all, the R area that costs 110,000 won and S area that costs 99,000 won are considered expensive tickets. Whether this concert could be seen worth for all those costs, we should reconsider again.

The vocalists, including U-Know Yunho were Van Johnson, and Toni Terry. With their involvement, this concert had been expected to be a concert with 100 points of vocals. The production team of Ken Stacey was directly chosen by Michael Jackson and was introduced as ‘This Is It’ band, he was an active backing vocal in United States, however seems that this Michael Jackson’s tribute concert had been overvalued.

Ken Stacey as well as Richard Marx worked as Michael Jackson’s backing vocals. But seems that they just received the high praise only because they participated in Michael Jackson’s concerts. The power of the performance was disappointing. It was Michael Jackson’s song, but we could feel that the singing power was limited.

Ken Stacey’s skill doesn’t reach U-Know Yunho well. In the end this memorial concert was said to be just U-Know Yunho 100,000 won concert.

U-Know Yunho is expected to attend Michael Jackson’s tribute concert at London’s Wembley Arena at June 8th (local time), and be the only Asian artist on the show.

source: today korea + media paran


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