JYP Entertainment’s multinational girl group TWICE has unquestionably succeeded on all fronts: they perform crazily addictive chart-toppers, boast adorable charms and have stunning visuals.
And they’re encapsulating all of those winning factors into their second tour, TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park. After a three-day show in Seoul, the nonet is taking their tour overseas, choosing Singapore as their first overseas stop.
We caught up with the nonet at their press conference ahead of their concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorrow, during which they revealed their favourite TWICE songs and travel essentials.
Scroll through the gallery to read the highlights from the press conference.
On things they want to do in Singapore
Momo expressed her love for our local dish chilli crab, “When in Singapore, we of course have to try chilli crabs or pepper crabs! I’m really happy because I got the chance to try it yesterday.” Sana added, “I really like the mantou that comes with chilli crab! If there’s an opportunity, I want to try it again before we leave Singapore!”
On their second time in Singapore
When asked about how they felt being able to perform at a larger venue compared to their previous concert at The Star Theatre last year, Nayeon expressed her gratitude by saying, “I’m grateful that I can come back to Singapore after a year. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s concert.” Leader Jihyo added, “I’m also grateful for our fans, which have doubled in numbers since last year, so I’m looking forward to meeting twice as many fans tomorrow night!”
On their ideal type of fantasy park
When asked what they would like to have in their own fantasy park – since their tour name is TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park – Sana said with a sheepish smile that she would want to build a rollercoaster in her fantasy park. She explained, “Personally, I really like rollercoasters so I want to ride it. If there are any ONCEs who like riding on rollercoasters, let’s enjoy the ride together!”
On their favourite TWICE song
Momo picked “TT” as her favourite. She explained, “A lot of people got to know us after that song. The dance moves are also easy to follow.” Dahyun chose “Like Ooh Ahh” because it’s their debut song, so it has sentimental value.
On the song they enjoy performing the most
Tzuyu shyly shared that she enjoys performing their song “Only You” because a lot of fans sing along to it and they’re able to enjoy the performance together. Dahyun added, “Before the opening act, I always get goosebumps hearing fans’ cheers from backstage, so I’m excited for tomorrow as well.”
On the song they recommend to those who want to learn Korean
If you’re keen on learning Korean, Tzuyu recommends listening to “You In My Heart”! On the other hand, Jihyo picked “What Is Love” and shared, “The lyrics can be used in everyday life and has simple vocabulary for those who want to learn Korean. It’s also very catchy.”
On their travel essentials
Jihyo: “I’m now into photography and I bought a new camera last year, so I bring it around to take pretty pictures. I also have a photo album back in Korea.”
Mina: “My tablet so I can watch movies in between schedules.”
Tzuyu: “When we have overseas schedules, I like to bring bath bombs so I can soak in the bath tub.”
Sana: “My rubber band to tie up my hair when I shower. I always do scalp massages at home, and I do them overseas too.”
Momo: “There are always various snacks in my bag, so I can eat them anywhere [and anytime] I want!”
On their travel essentials
Jeongyeon: “My headset, but not just to listen to music. My ears always hurt on the plane, so I wear them to stop them from hurting.”
Dahyun: “We wear a lot of makeup, so I try to pay more attention to my skin. I always bring face masks and aloe vera cream to keep my skin moisturised.”
Chayeoung: “I like brushing my hair, so I always bring a big comb with me everywhere I go, not just when I’m travelling overseas.”
Nayeon: “I can’t sleep well if there’s light, so I always have my sleep mask with me.”
On the difference between their first and second concerts
If you thought that their first concert was already a blast with the entire stadium cheering along to their catchy hit songs, you’ll be amazed by what the girls have planned for their second concert. Chaeyoung revealed, “We have many new songs since last year and we’ve also prepared special unit stages that you can look forward to.”
On becoming the first foreign female artist to have double platinum certification in Japan
Jihyo revealed, “When we first released the song ‘TT’, many fans in Japan loved both the song and the dance moves, so we started our promotions in Japan soon after. It’s been only a year since our Japanese debut, so we feel very honoured and grateful to have earned a double platinum certification.”
On a fun episode behind the scene when filming their music videos
Tzuyu revealed that they really like playing the “Mafia” game while waiting to shoot their MVs. Jeongyeon also added, “During the filming of ‘What Is Love’ MV, we actually had to play and dress up as a guy, so that was very memorable for me.”
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