K-Pop Group ITZY on Halo-Halo, Boracay, and Their Comeback Plans
Jan 16, 2023   •   8List Editor
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Jan 16, 2023   •   8List Editor
The members of ITZY have already made a huge impression in the Philippines and across the globe with their catchy tunes, distinctive style, and vibrant stage presence. This only goes to show how much anticipation there is for their upcoming Manila concert. ITZY has gained global fame since their debut in 2019, with songs such as “DALLA DALLA”, “Icy”, and “WANNABE” topping local music charts.
On January 13, 2023, the five-member girl group brought their charm to Glorietta’s Activity Center Stage, sending MIDZYs (their fans) into a frenzy. The members of ITZY shared their excitement in meeting the Philippine media and their beloved fans, as well as giving a glimpse into what they have in store for the future. Here’s how the press conference went:
Yeji: [in English] so amazing! [via translator] We’re really really thankful that you guys came out here to see us!
Ryujin: [via translator] It’s been 2 years since we visited and 2 years ago, the Philippines were so passionate like today so we have very great memories and we were excited to come back and perform in front of you guys, so thank you for coming here too!
Yeji: [via translator] So for 2023, we are very happy that we are able to start the year with all of our fans. And as much as the love you’re giving us, we are going to make haste so we can do our comeback. And we are really really happy that the Philippines is our first stop for our Asian tour. We hope that from now on, we get to spend more time with not just our Manila fans but also our fans worldwide.
Yuna: [via translator] So for this concert, we prepared 3 major things. [In English] First, all of our songs in this concert are from our album, CHECKMATE. Second, each member has their own solo stage. We practiced some Filipino words and phrases such as “Mahal kita” so I’m sure you guys will enjoy with us!
Ryujin: [in English] When we first came here, it was December. While we were here it was Yuna’s birthday so the Filipino fans celebrated Yuna’s birthday and they sang a birthday song for her and she cried! It really was a good and heartwarming memory for us. This time around I’m expecting to be more cheerings and I think I can achieve it this time.
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Ryujin [in English] We had already collaborated with Bebe Rexha with “Break My Heart Myself”. [To the other members] How about you guys?
Yeji: JYP!!!! [Members start dancing to JYP’s song]
Ryujin: [in English] First, I wanna thank you for seeing us as a team with good teamwork and I think because we practiced (and trained) a lot, the teamwork thing comes naturally. Even today after this, we will go to rehearsals for our concert this weekend, so please look forward to that!
Lia: [in English] So for the past year, we’ve received so much love, not only from here but worldwide and we are so grateful for that. Thanks to our MIDZYs we’ve received some precious awards and lots of good titles too. We’re very grateful and we’d like to give back all this love and energy with a bigger energy on stage which we are definitely gonna show this weekend at the CHECKMATE concert. We want to continue sending out healthy messages through our songs so everyone can kinda enjoy our music all throughout.
Chaeryeong: [in English] I would go to Boracay. Please take me there!
Lia: [in English] We were very surprised. We are so grateful, you guys can’t imagine how surprised we were today when we came here to see you guys fill up this whole place. We heard that this mall is a very big mall but we did not expect this many people waiting for us. We can’t wait to actually be at the concert with more MIDZYs so thank you so much for waiting for us the whole time. We’ll make sure that you guys will have a great time at the concert.
Yeji: Salamat po! Mahal namin kayo!
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Lia: It has been amazing so far. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be amazing, the Asia tour’s gonna be amazing too. We have some great memories from hearing the cheering from our MIDZYs and it has been so fun traveling to different countries and getting to kind of feel different vibes from different countries. All the MIDZYs are different (per country) in a good way so it was very fun getting to know them and getting to enjoy our music with them so I’m very excited for our concert this weekend.
Yuna: [In English] That’s a secret!
Reporting by Kristine Azurin
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