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The article found on 10Asia:
Despite all the ups and downs they have been through, JYJ delayed the starting time of 7 p.m. for their concert on November 27 by an hour since they had to take down the tent and the 35,000 local and international fans had to endure the below-zero temperature. However, the stage was enough to show off the elaborate dance moves and singing skills of the JYJ members whose performances were of tracks from their album “The Beginning” which features works from world-renowned musicians such as Kanye West who composed “Ayyy girl,” Rodney Jenkins who produced “Empty,” as well as unreleased songs “9,” “Fallen Leaves” and “Mission Make It.” Each member gave solo performances as well, with Yuchun taking the stage to give his rendition of “Drunken Truth” by duo Exhibition, Junsu performing with a string orchestra for “I Can Soar” and Jaejung singing “To You Its Goodbye” from the soundtrack to KBS’ drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” The dance performance, which was directed by Jeri Slaughter who has worked with top global artists Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera, left a deep impression with its extravagant lights and dynamics moves which was reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil’s shows. They also successfully delivered a relatively clear and rich sound even though they were limited in terms of location with the concert being held in a stadium — faults were pointed out regarding the sound during their showcase held at Korea University’s Hwaseong Tiger Dome last month. However, it could not be helped that there was a limit to them conveying the emotions felt in the songs from their album “The Beginning” which is in English and it was inevitable that their new songs, unveiled for the first time at the concert, created an awkward atmosphere.
But of course these inconveniences came about also because JYJ is a team that is just ‘beginning.’ The lyrics to their new song “Pierrot” which say, “I have my own thoughts and my own life. I don’t want to remember those times which seemed like prison. Forever bye bye bye,” seemed to be directed towards their previous agency as well as saying goodbye to their past as TVXQ. It may also refer to how they cannot and will not sing the songs that they sang as TVXQ and how they are singers will their first full-length album even though they made a debut seven years ago. Hence, after going through trial and error, they showed quick improvement on their show on November 28 compared to the previous day, drawing reaction from the audience on the second and third floor from warmer weather, better arrangement of the floor seats and usage of a subsidiary stage. In that sense, the most important thing that the members of JYJ may need is time to build up a repertoire that is right for them.
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