‘A Tribute’ band from Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live’ which is held at Yongsan War Memorial Square is a tribute concert to reminicent the death of King of Pop Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) in June last year. 15 of Jackson’s hits were unfolded in the concert that was lasted for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
TVXQ’ U-Know Yunho (24) took the lead vocal for the concert and all 2000 audiences showed enthusiasm to his brilliant debut. Tony Terry and Van Johnsons were the other vocalists appearing, and not only the songs which would reminiscent you to Michael Jackson, but U-Know Yunho’s dance and stage costumes were all focused to give Jackson vibe throughout the concert.
The opening concert songs were taken from one of Jackson’s best selling album ‘Thriller’ that was released in 1982. The song was ‘Beat It’. U-Know Yunho popped out from under the stage, and despite the highly cold weather, he showed off his magnificent dancing skill.
After ‘Beat It’, U-Know Yunho said, “Hello! This is U-Know Yunho. It’s really cold, isn’t it? I feel delight to stand as lead singer in this Michael Jackson’s tribute show.” and “I’m going to show you performances that will blow away the cold.”
Terry and Johnson then appeared to sing bunch of another Jackson’s hit songs for the audiences, ‘Working Day And Night’ and ‘Rock with You’ which were from Jackson’s 1979 released album ‘Off The Wall’
‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing)’, ‘Remember The Time’, ‘Human Nature’ were performed with a live band and by listening to them the memories of Jackson’s hits were given a strong holds in our mind.
U-Know Yunho appeared again on stage to sing a song from 1987 Jackson’s release ‘Bad’, ‘Smooth Criminal’. U-Know Yunho showed a passionate Michael Jackson performances and being compared to the opening stage, the fans cheering was even hotter.
When Terry sang a song that belongs to the brother group Jackson Five, ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’, during the call he said, “Michael I love you. I never can say goodbye.” turning the fans in screams. Eventhough Michael Jackson was not physically exist anymore, but his name and music still bring a big effect.
After some spare moments, U-Know Yunho appeared to sing ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and ‘Jam’, the stages gave a different manifestation in Jackson respect. Yunho showed a different charisma that one he showed during TVXQ performance and his skill was flawless.
Yunho, Terry, and Johnson finished the stage with encore song ‘Thriller’ whose music video was the first to be registered in United States National Movie book.
U-Know Yunho’s mates from the same label company TVXQ Changmin as well as SHINEE’s Minho did appear and attracted many attention. The concert was delayed for more than 1 hour and 10 minutes, leaving the 2000 audiences trembled in cold and frowned. ‘A Tribute’ band from Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live’ will take another stage tomorrow on 28th and be held at the same place.