Asia’s Dance King and Mandopop singer Show Luo did not disappoint his fans at his recent concert.
Contributed By Jamie Lim
On May 22, 2010, during his Dance Without Limits 3D World Live world tour concert in Singapore, Show Luo made a promise to his fans that he would be back.
Barely a year had passed, Luo was indeed back to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 14. That the concert this year was predicted to be similar to the previous one did not deter hardcore fans from filling up the Singapore Indoor Stadium to its maximum capacity. The singer, affectionately known as “Xiao Zhu” (“little pig”) delivered 24 songs in a three-hour concert.
The show opened with Luo descending from the top of the stage, smartly clad in a shining silver outfit seemingly identical to the one worn at last year’s concert. But if anything was different, it was his core skills as an entertainer. With three upbeat dance numbers, Luo, who has been labeled “Asia’s Dance King” for his dance skills, further heated up the already exuberant crowd. It was evident that his dance lessons in New York had done him good. Even his vocal ability showed marked improvement.
The highlight of the night was when a video clip was screened of the five Taiwanese serial dramas he had starred in. As the clip played, the theme song he had recorded for each serial played in the background. Sharing the experiences and lessons learned from the production of each show, he said, “I like acting in drama serials, because the characters make a deeper and longer impression in people’s minds.” At the end of the segment, he teased his fans for focusing on the videos and not on his singing.
The multi-talented pop star also displayed his hosting talents. Taking on the persona of Supervisor Luo from his popular variety show, Entertainment 100%, he taught the audience several dance moves and dished out life lessons in between. “Learning to be satisfied is the key to happiness,” said the star. “Enjoy every moment!”
Putting his charms and gift of the gab to good use, Luo flirtatiously addressed his fans by calling them his “wives,” eliciting a hall-full of squeals from the crowds; it’s no wonder he has such a fervent fan base. While performing his melodious ballads, he went down to the crowd to shake hands with the audience, pose for pictures, and even took over the cameras and snapped shots with some of the fans. “Your girlfriends’ eyes are on me tonight!” boasted Luo to the male audience.
For his encore act, the artiste came back up on stage, raining beats on a drum to the rhythm of the crowd’s chanting. After the drum act, he engaged in a mini dance duel with one of his dancers during the last song of the night. At the end of the three-hour concert, the crowd unwillingly left the stadium, but they knew they would be seeing him again soon. After all, singing is evidently not Show Luo’s only talent.