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Gwendolyn Ng
ST Communities
Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Showbiz, Singapore

2NE1's Dara declares acting ambitions ahead of star-studded YG Family Concert here

ST Communities | Gwendolyn Ng | Monday, Sep 15, 2014

SINGAPORE - There was some teasing going on at the YG Family press conference on Friday night.

The 29-year-old Dara, the pretty face of girlgroup 2NE1, quipped that she wants to try out acting like her colleague Top.

The cheeky Top promptly turned around to tell Dara: "Why don't you demonstrate a crying scene on the spot?"

Dara responded swiftly with a comeback: "I'd rather do a kissing scene! I'd like to try it out with (Epik High's) Mithra Jin."

The YG artistes were gathered together at a press conference at Resorts World Convention Centre tonight, ahead of their joint concerts to be held over the weekend.

The YG Family Concert is a multi-act concert featuring artistes from Korean entertainment giant and talent agency YG Entertainment.

The two-day extravaganza held on Saturday and Sunday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium has a star-studded line-up: Gangnam Style star Psy, rookie boyband Winner, hip-hop trio Epik High, A-list boyband BigBang and edgy girlgroup 2NE1.

BigBang's youngest member Seungri, 23, was conspicuously absent from the press conference. He was involved in a car accident in Seoul in the wee hours of Friday morning.

The emcee addressed the media at the start of the press conference, saying that Seungri will not be taking part in the YG Family concerts in Singapore due to the accident. She assured the media that he is recovering well.

The question-and-answer session was conducted entirely by the emcee, who quizzed the artistes from a pre-selected set of questions submitted by the media.

This is the first time stars from the YG stable are performing together at a concert here. Previously, BigBang, 2NE1 and Psy have done solo performances in Singapore.

It also marks the first performance here for newbie boyband Winner, who officially debuted last month.

When asked what has been their most memorable moment to date, Winner's leader, 20-year-old Kang Seung Yoon says: "It's right now because we are here with our seniors."

Another group making their debut performance here is Epik High.

Speaking in fluent English, rapper Tablo says: "I love the heat. I love the sun!"

When asked who Epik High want to collaborate with, Tablo says: "I want to work with our CEO Yang Hyuk Suk. It would be a rap and dance number."

Maybe we'll see the YG boss at the next YG Family concert?

nggwen@sph.com.sg

This article was published on Sep 12 in The Straits Times Communities Entertainment.

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