[Concert Review] SMTown Live World Tour III in Singapore


A 26,000 strong crowd, a floating platform, a stunning view of the Singapore city skyline, and a torrential rain – theses were the backdrop for the Singapore’s stop of the 4 hour-long “SMTown Live World Tour III.” The sell-out concert featured top artistes from SM Entertainment, including BoA, Kangta, TVXQSuper Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x) and EXO

Besides performing their widely popular Korean hits, Kangta, TVXQ’s Chang Min, Super Junior’s Kyu Hyun, Ryeo Wook and Zhou Mi, SHINee’s Onew, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica, f(x)’s Victoria and Krystal, Chen and Baekhyun from rookie boy band EXO, also thrilled the fans with their rendition of popular Mandarin and English hits like “Marry Me Today,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Open Arms,” “Califonia Girls,” and “DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again.” After their rendition of “Just the Way You Are,” fans’ frantic screams did not stop Super Junior’s Kyu Hyun and TVXQ’s Chang Min from giving the lucky fan on-stage a hug. Super Junior also amused the fans when Eun Hyuk greeted in Singlish with “I miss you la,” “I love you la.”

Like their SMTown Live World Tour in other cities, to be closer to their fans, the SM stars whizzed around in buggies with raised platforms, and also performed on the sub-stage closer to fans who are seated further away from the main stage.

A downpour before the concert did not stop fans from attending the highly anticipated concert. When it started pouring again towards the last few songs, both artistes and fans chose to brave the shower, stayed on to perform and support till the end. The sky finally cleared up magically for the concert’s finale song, “Hope.”

The stunning show ended with all the SM stars performing “Hope” amidst spectacular fireworks. The artists remained on-stage and went around to bid final farewells to their faithful followers who braved the rain just to have a closer glimpse of their favorite idols.

Special thanks to Running Into The Sun for inviting Soompi to cover the concert. All images credit Running Into The Sun.

This article is contributed by ds_dreamer.