EXO’s Suho – Playboy
The next name on the list is SHINee’s Jonghyun hoobae as well as SM Entertainment label mate, EXO’s Suho. While Suho is usually charming fans with his jaw-dropping performances, his numerous solo stages of “Playboy” during EXO’s “ElyXiOn” concerts left everyone missing the presence of the late Jonghyun.
In a short interview in the “ElyXiOn” booklet, EXO’s Suho was asked why he performed “Playboy” multiple times for his solo during the “ElyXiOn” concerts, he replied that it all had to do with SHINee‘s Jonghyun.
“‘Playboy’ is a song that my friend SHINee’s Jonghyun gave to EXO. As soon as I heard it, I felt it was a great song and I wished it was my song. There are many good songs in EXO’s albums, but ‘Playboy’ is very special.” — EXO’s Suho.
Check out Suho’s performance below!
SNSD’s Tae-yeon – This Christmas
The last name on the list is another of Jonghyun’s dear friends, SNSD leader Tae-yeon. They had known each other for many years and had often talked about their friendship in various programs.
From December 22nd to December 24th, 2017, Tae-yeon performed the Christmas-themed stage on Taeyeon’s special live – the magic of the Christmas stage. During the event, fans have noticed a small Christmas tree shining brightly with her on stage during all three performances.
Turned out, there was a bittersweet story and deeper meaning behind the Christmas tree prop on her stage.
She told her fans, “I keep the tree lit often, despite the season.”
Taeyeon continued, stating she had received the tree last year as a Christmas gift from a friend who had recently gone on a distant journey. The friend she was referring to was SHINee’s Jonghyun.
Throughout the concert, Taeyeon sang “This Christmas” while she appeared to look longingly at the Christmas tree.
Taeyeon brought up her sadness about Jonghyun throughout the final concert.
She thanked her friend who went on a long journey and said, “I won’t be going anywhere.”
“I will keep singing to remember Jonghyun through his music and so that he won’t be lonely.” She asked her fans to do the same and to continue to cheer her on.
So, those are all the artists who performed a tribute to SHINee’s Jonghyun. From our deepest heart, we send our condolences to all the friends and fans of SHINee’s Jonghyun.
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