What were you doing last July 26, 2014 at lunch time? Well, if you were home sitting in front of the television, then what a pity! You could have gone to SM City Iloilo and experience the fun with hundreds of Korean popular music enthusiasts as they had another show at the Event Centre entitled “#FUNKpop” (pronounced as FUN Kpop) which was lead by, of course, as usual, Iloilo Kpop Organization with the help of SM City Iloilo Marketing Department.
The theme of the event was “wearing DENIM” for July is Denim month in SM City Iloilo. Thus, all Ilonggo Kpop cover artists who performed that day epitomize the use of denim in fashion incorporating it in Kpop.
Now let’s see what were the fun moments during the show:
S-Unit (Iloilo Kpop Organization’s Singing Representative Group) members opened the stage with a sing and dance number of Hyosung’s “Goodnight Kiss” by Stephy (with girls from Kiss Media) and a rap duet of GD and CL’s “The Leaders” by Blanche and Merk.
S DJ Entertainment and Sapphire Entertainment gave whole lot of fun production numbers with AKMU’s “Give Love” and a mix of funky kpop songs including Gdragon’s “Crooked”.
And this event’s emcees Jibih of B2STLY and Danica (Iloilo Kpop Organization’s newly elected president) holding their Taeng Card and Eli Card for their scripts. [I must have been there for my GYU card! kk]
The performances were divided into three batches. Here are performances in the first batch. Featuring the KPOP Rookies:
Flair with Kiss&Cry’s “Domino Game”
Project A is back with GLAM’s “I Like That”
And the second batch with covers from rising Kpop idol groups:
RuVIXX doing a good job covering VIXX “Eternity”
The mix group of girls and boys, G-Friend, obsessing with Boyfriend’s “Obsession”
Who wouldn’t remember the song that made Girls Day on top, “Expectation” by Spades.
And of course, the lovely girls of KM Dolls never failed to make everyone smile with “Mr. Chu”
and this chingu, Jackie, who swayed every girl and woman’s hearts as he gave a heartfelt ballad with his soothing and will-make-you-fall-in-love voice.
The third and last batch came covering major untouchable idol groups in Korea:
El!TE asking “Wacha Doin Today?” covering 4Minute.
And Iloilo’s boyband BEYOND joining the Kpop fun performing MBLAQ’s “Smoky Girl” and the legends of Kpop, gods of the East DongBangShinKi most successful song “Mirotic”
5ne1 made everyone jump in their seats screaming NOLZA! as they performed a mix of 2ne1’s “Come Back Home” and “Crush” with a little CL’s “Mental Breakdown”
and lastly, from the biggest group in IKO, GeeDee performing Girls Generation’s “Mr Mr”
of course, the ending isn’t all that. IKO wouldn’t leave the stage without a goodbye performance from its Representative Dance Group C-UNIT who surprised everyone not because of their BTS cover but with their cut of AOA and Girls Day performance.
Check their performance HERE:
Since there were no a lot of pre-reserved passes, the chairs prepared were not equal to the amount of viewers. But the cheers were never less.
Feedbacks about the whole show were all positive from IKO old members to new ones, and also from new Kpop fans who had just discovered that there is an existing Kpop organization in Iloilo.
Some Koreans even watched and said that they enjoyed the show.
Photos from: Danica Saplagio, Grace Nerpiol, and other members of Iloilo Kpop Organization.
Article by: Iveca Cale Ignacio