Kim Junsu bid fans farewell during his last orchestral concert before his military enlistment.
C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Kim Junsu held his fifth end-of-the-year concert ‘2016 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.5’ yesterday and spoke honestly about his upcoming military enlistment. This concert was an amalgamation of his musical history, and all 20,000 seats for each of the three performances were sold out.”
Kim Junsu performed songs as all the characters he has portrayed in the past six years, creating his own musical based on his career. He fully immersed himself in each character and each scene, and his fans held their breath in anticipation as the big screens caught Kim Junsu’s every breath, expression, and movement.
A representative stated, “Kim Junsu had to carry the entire show, except for the three minutes he had for outfit changes. He had the hard task of portraying seven characters, and he was amazing and commanded the stage. It was a performance that only Kim Junsu could pull off, and he did his best to create the best stage he could possibly give his fans.”
During the concert, Kim Junsu thanked Ock Joo Hyun and Oh So Yeon, his “Elisabeth” and “December” co-stars, respectively. He also took a moment to interview composer Kim Mun Jung, who was in charge of the orchestra and music for the concert, and a figure who has been with him the longest during his career as a musical actor.
After performing a gala song from the 2011 musical “Tears of Heaven,” Kim Junsu spoke honestly about his upcoming military enlistment. The singer said, “I find it ironic to be wearing a military uniform for my ‘Tears of Heaven’ performance because this concert is my last musical&ballad concert before my enlistment.”
He continued, saying, “I like to think of it as a quick break. I think it’s something all Korean men should go through, and I will make sure I take care of my health. Once that time passes, I’ll come back and repay you for the love you all have given me.”
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu will be having his last “2016 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.5” concert on December 11.
[NEWS] 161211 JYJ’s Junsu bids farewell in final concert before joining military
SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) — Junsu of South Korean K-pop trio JYJ bid farewell to his global fans in his last concert before starting his compulsory military duty.
The musical performer beamed during the “2016 Xia Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra Vol. 5” held in eastern Seoul from Friday to Sunday. The 29-year-old has arranged to serve his two-year military service starting February.
On the second day of the goodbye concert, the musical performer tugged at his fans’ heartstrings as he cried out “Chungseong,” a military greeting term for senior officers, meaning “loyalty” in Korean.
“It is ironic to say these things after singing ‘Tears in Heaven’ in a military uniform,” the K-pop artist told fans. He called the concert his “last break” before leaving for “a duty for all Korean men.”
In the concert, Junsu sang the best songs of his six-year musical career, including hits from “Elizabeth,” “December” and “Tears in Heaven.”
Tickets for the three-day concert sold out fast, drawing some 20,000 viewers to meet the globally followed K-pop star.
After being trained in Nonsan in February, Junsu will be dispatched to the public relations unit of Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency, according to a government notice.
Source: Yonhap News
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