K-pop boy band GOT7’s Jackson Wang performed songs from his upcoming album at the “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” show on July 29.
Filipino fans got to see and hear Jackson perform live four songs from his “Magic Man” album that will be released on Sept. 9.
Jackson, GOT7’s BamBam and K-pop idol group Treasure were the featured artists on the show held at the Mall of Asia Arena. Sandara Park, or Dara, formerly of 2NE1, was a surprise guest at the show.
From “Magic Man,” Jackson opened his set with “Cruel” followed by “Blow,” “Drive It Like You Stole It” and “Blue.”
It’s been two years and nine months since GOT7 held their “Keep Spinning 2019 World Tour” in Manila on Oct. 26, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
When asked what he thought was the memorable moment from the concert, Jackson said he remembered the loud cheers from Filipino fans.
“First of all, the passion is I think just on another level. When they cheer for you, you know they mean it. That wave just comes to you and hits you,” Jackson said.
Besides performing in Korea, Jackson also performs in China and other countries.
Last April, Jackson performed at the Coachella in California as part of 88rising’s lineup along with CL and 2NE1.
He said he was so nervous that he forgot to spit his gum before his performance.
“It was so crazy. I got so nervous, I forgot to spit my gum. I was chewing them the whole time. I forgot, I was so nervous that I forgot. Then I started my set...I can’t do this, I can’t throw it away, I can’t swallow it so I just kept it in my mouth,” he narrated.
During his set, Jackson made an extra effort by going down to the audience area to give a signed ball to a fan. He ended his set with "100 Ways."
After the show, Jackson posted on Twitter and thanked the fans.
“Thank you so much #Manila for having me. U all are a crazy crowd & i love the passion, like i said, when u all cheer, u guys meant it! I could feel it. Like a wave hitting me. It l’m so blessed to perform for u all. Hope u all got home safe ! See u soon! #MAGICMAN sept 9th,” he said.
The “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” was presented by Pulp Live World.
Jackson Wang upon his arrival in Manila (Photo from NAIA/MIAA)