By Han Sang-hee
The Wonder Girls made a successful start to its American tour in Washington D.C. last Friday. The concert was a sell-out and fans were on their feet from start to finish as the girls performed their hit songs, according to the band's agency JYP Entertainment Wednesday.
"We were so nervous, but when we heard the crowd cheering and supporting us we could gain strength and finish the concert without making any big mistakes. We'll continue the tour with the love and support from our friends in mind. We thank everyone", the girls were quoted by the agency after the show.
The group offered "I Wanna" and "Good Bye" from their fourth album "2 Different Tears" and also sang some of their favorite pop numbers, including "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls.
The crowd shouted out the members' names as the group continued the show with songs "So Hot" and "This Time". The girls sang "This Time" in English, just for the concert.
Similar to their local show last year, the members showed off their talents on individual stages as well. Newcomer Lim transformed into a sexy rapper for Lil Mama's "Lip gloss", while Yubin
showed off her powerful moves with "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas. Duffy's "Mercy" was reinterpreted in Ha:tfelt
's own distinctive style, while Sohee (Ahn So-hee
) captivated fans with her sexy moves to Beyonce's "Single Ladies". Last but not least, Sun wowed fans with her stage singing and dancing to Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi".
The group wrapped up the show with hits "Nobody" and "Tell Me", and the crowd joined in the famous dance routines throughout the songs.
Along with the girls, boy band 2PM
also got a chance to introduce themselves to American fans. The six-member group appeared as the opening act, singing their most popular songs such as "Without You", Heartbeat and "Again & Again". JYP Entertainment said members of the group, especially Nichkhun
and Ok Taecyeon
, interacted with the crowd in impeccable English, catching attention with their sleek dance moves and sophisticated stage presence.
The Wonder Girls announced their plans for their U.S. tour that will continue through June and July earlier this month. Starting in Washington D.C., the band will visit major cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando and Chicago. For more information, visit Open the link
원더 걸스 성공리에 미 투어 시작
원더 걸스가 지난 금요일 워싱턴에서 성공적으로 미국 투어를 시작했다. 공연은 매진됐으며 단원들이 히트송을 부르며 공연하자 처음부터 끝까지 일어서서 환호했다고 소속사인 JYP 엔터테인먼트사가 수요일 밝혔다.
쇼가 끝난 후 소속사는 그들이 "너무 초조했었습니다. 그러나 관중이 환호하고 지지해 우리는 힘을 얻어 큰 실수 없이 콘서트를 마칠 수 있었다"며 "진심으로 우리를 사랑하고 지원하는 친구들 덕에 투어를 계속 할 수 있으며 모든 분들에게 감사한다"고 밝혔다.
이그룹은 4집 앨범 "2 Different Tears"에서 "아이 원어"와 "굳바이"를 선사했고 푸시캣 돌스의 "돈트 차"를 포함 자신들이 좋아하는 팝송들을 불렀다.
The Wonder Girls performs at the group's solo concert in Washington, D.C. last Friday. The band is currently on tour in the U.S. and will meet fans in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco.
/ Courtesy of JYP Entertainment