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Concert review: FTIsland frontman's vocals powers show

Published on Mar 9, 2014 3:05 PM
Frontman Lee Hong Ki -- PHOTO: ONE PRODUCTION

Against the dazzling back lights, the silhouette of five men appeared onstage at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday night. Then, a distinctive voice emanated through the darkness: "Hey, what's up Singapore?"

Even before concert-goers saw him, they knew the unique voice belonged to Lee Hong Ki, frontman of South Korean rock band FTIsland.

The lead singer’s vocal prowess was what powered the high-octane two-hour performance right from the moment the quintet burst onto the stage with their opening number, Flower Rock.

The rocker belted out a slew of 20 or so hits, such as Hello Hello, I Wish and I Hope, songs that clearly struck a chord with the estimated 4,000-strong crowd comprising mostly of teens and 20-somethings.

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