MANILA, Philippines - With Psy reportedly coming to Manila in a couple of weeks, the obvious question among his Filipino fans and detractors (are there any?) alike is that, other than "Gangnam Style", what else will he be performing?
A simple YouTube search enabled me to find some other gems from the Korean pop superstar who gained worldwide fame via the Internet. Watching these videos, I realized just how good an entertainer he is. The six videos below will showcase Psy's versatility and should give Filipino fans more reason to look forward to his concert at the SM MOA Concert Grounds, other than fear for a Christmas medley or worse, a Tagalized version of "Gangnam Style".
Champion (2002) - This song should sound familiar to many and it shows the already classy dressing Psy breaking out his dance moves. This has the potential of being the next club hit here in the Philippines after "Gangnam Style" even though we're a decade behind. Shout out to "Dance Dance Revolution".
Korea (2012) - This is the song used by South Korea in the recent London Olympics. I don't know if he's supposed to be Aladdin here or it's a premonition of his American Music Awards performance with MC Hammer, but Psy is really convincing as some sort of a cheer leader in this video as he rallies his countrymen to cheer louder and harder.
It's Art (2011) - This one is such a cool video as it shows how a typical Psy concert looks and should feel like. The props are amazing and Psy's fashion-forward outfits could rival those of Lady' Gaga's. Come to think of it, how cool would a collaboration between the two be?
Father (2005) - Based off the English lyrics available online, this song is as sentimental as it can get and obviously, it's dedicated to fathers. One line goes: Father can’t say anything even if his superiors press down on him/ Father can’t avoid it even when his juniors try to usurp him/ The world is scary, he wants to run away/ (Explicit) but he holds it in every single day
Right Now (2010) - The story behind this is that apparently, Psy had to re-enlist in the military after state prosecutors accused him of neglecting his work during his first two years of mandatory service. After his second tour of duty in the military where he served as a signal man in South Korea's 52nd Army Infantry Division, he released the album "PSY Five" and this was the lead single. Oh, and Psy isn't afraid to show off his washboard abs in this one, a result perhaps of his life in the military.