Media and fans unanimously saying “XIA HOLIC!”
Highly praising, saying, “Songs of Treasure Island” … Taiwan’s response to Kim Junsu’s solo concert
‘Perfect! Never seen such a singer!’
After successful ‘XIA 1st Asia Tour in Taiwan’ concert on June 23 at the Taiwan University Stadium, the local community has shown enthusiastic response to Kim Junsu(XIA).
Taiwanese major media including the Liberty Times, the China Times, the Apple Daily, and the Associated Times put significance on news of Kim Junsu’s concert. The Taiwanese media said in chorus, “A splendid and gorgeous man Kim Junsu has captivated Taiwanese fans on the day of Dano.”
The local media summed up his concert with emotional words – ‘conduct with a wand,’ ‘songs of treasure island.’ In particular, they introduced in details his profile such as his age, body size, and awards career and statistics concerned to the current concert, raising the pubic’s interest.
Journalist watching his concert on the spot also unanimously praised his concert.
Editor Yo Peryung of Hanryugam said, “I was able to confirm again that he is a talented singer by witnessing him do live performances, without any error, which is equalled with what I saw from his music video.” And he added, “Beautiful voice and perfect harmony between songs and performances. His concert was a series of surprise and admiration. I’ve never seen such a concert. I’m very happy seeing such a star like Kim Junsu on the spot.”
Reporter Ri Lyupyung of the same journal said, “Kim Junsu’s voice has a wide range of emotion. Only with his voice, music can be completed.” And he added, “Today’s concert was same. His deep and broad spectrum of emotion was conveyed to the audience and they received and absorbed his emotion.”
Journalist Gang MUnsun from the Taiwan Gakchun said, “Kim Junsu’s merit is his astonishingly explosive ability of seizing the stage.” He acknowledge Kim Junsu’s capability, with saying, “Yesterday he was a mild and pure boy at the press conference but today he gave greatly different impression with very powerful performances. It is rare to see such a singer who have mixed image – both pure and powerful.”
Another reporter from other media complimented, by saying, “It is hard for me to understand how sexiness and charisma can coexist in a man. During the concert I was fully fascinated by him. I was greatly inspired by him controlling the stage from the beggining to the end and throwing himself completely without overlooking trivial things.”
Fans were showing the same response. Wang Yujung said, “His great merit is that he always shows perfect performances regardless of genre, from dance music to ballad song and to musical number. And he really has a wide spectrum of charm.”
Hanna from Taichung said, “As time goes by, he gets much stronger, and shows anew aspect that we’ve never seen. He has attraction that we cannot escape from. He has a remarkably surprising ability from singing and performance to writing lyrics and composing.”
Huh Yunjung was close to tears, mentioning the video showed during the concert, “I was deeply touched by him constantly trying and preparing for the best performances even at the time we cannot see him. I made up my mind to put full effort in everything I do as he does.”
Meantime, Kim Junsu is on his Asia tour after releasing his first solo album, and now mobilized as many as 26000 audience in four countries.