Concert recap: WINNER kickstarts 2020 with fun-packed Manila show

Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 27 2020 12:38 PM

Jinu, Mino, Hoony and Yoon of K-pop boy group WINNER performs in the the Manila leg of their "Cross" tour. Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Korean boy group WINNER just made the Lunar New Year holiday for their Philippine Inner Circle more memorable with their fun-filled Manila show.

The group, who was supposed to have their second performance in the Philippines in 2019, made up for their cancelled show by giving their best during the Manila stop of their "Cross" tour on Saturday.

Yoon, Mino, Jinu and Hoony started their three-hour long concert with a performance of their hit songs "Everyday," "Love Me Love Me," "Island," and "Really Really."

The group then went on to greet their fans, promising to make up for their cancelled 2019 show.

And they did make up for it with both their solo and group performances.

After performing a couple more of their songs, including "Empty," "Raining and "OMG," they moved on to their solo stages.

First up was Hoony, who showed off his moves that earned him the main dancer position, performing "Flamenco" and "Serenade."

Jinu performed next, showing off his boy-next-door charms with his debut song "Call Anytime."

When it was his turn, Yoon, WINNER's maknae leader, showed off his powerful vocals as he performed "Wind" from their latest EP (extended play) "Cross."

Finally it was Mino's turn to perform his solo hit song, "Fiance," sending the fans into a frenzy with his amazing stage presence.

But nothing the members did would have prepared Filipino fans for what they did next.

In the latter half of their concert, Yoon announced that Hoony prepared something especially for their Filipino inseo (an abbreviation of their official fan club name, Inner Circle), and though most fans may have thought about it, they still lost it when the opening notes of the hit OPM song, "Tala" started playing.

Upon seeing the reaction from the fans, the rest of the group decided to learn the steps from Hoony, and soon it became a group performance.

Of course, WINNER's concert wouldn't be complete without a performance of their latest hit, "Soso."

As they were about to end their performance, the members donned their traditional hanbok and wished their Filipino fans a prosperous Lunar New Year.

Before they said goodbye, WINNER thanked their fans for their support, and promised to return in the future.

Jinu, Mino, Hoony and Yoon of K-pop boy group WINNER performs in the the Manila leg of their "Cross" tour. Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

The last time the four-member group performed in the country was in November 2018, which was also their first concert in the country as a headlining act since they performed at 2NE1's "All or Nothing" concert in 2014.

WINNER's Asia tour consists of performances in Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore.

The K-pop boy group made their debut in 2014 and was formed through a reality survival program "WIN: Who Is Next.

The Manila leg of WINNER's “Cross” tour was made possible by YG Entertainment, Pulp Live World and Live Nation.