You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who had not let their “Hair” down at the Little Mix gig here on Monday night.
Dedicated fans turned up in everything from ‘Get Weird’ tees and flashing bunny ears to LED signboards with the girls’ names. One really passionate male fan even showed up with a unicorn head – all in the spirit of getting weird.
For the uninitiated, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson are Little Mix, an all-girls British group during The X Factor in 2011.
While the pop quartet did make fans wait nearly an hour before finally kicking off their maiden concert here, they made it up to us with two full hours of non-stop dancing, amazing vocals and lots, and lots of fan interaction.
The girls, looking sensational in their sparkly and very sexy outfits, high-fived lucky Mixers who snagged front row seats, and we spotted Perrie posing for a selfie with one especially blessed fan.
They also squealed over stuffed toys and cards proffered by hard-core fans, and repeatedly told us how much they loved Singapore despite it being their first time here.
Especially impressive was Jesy Nelson, who despite having injured her ankle during a dance routine in Kuala Lumpur, surprised fans by appearing on stage in a wheelchair and staying on to sing for most of the show.
If she was in any pain or discomfort, the bubbly singer didn’t show it at all, keeping up a constant stream of witty remarks between songs.
At one point, Jesy even led the crowd in a mini competition to see if the surprising turnout of male fans could out-scream the girls.
Of course, the band eventually declared that girls still ruled the world, before breaking into their ‘girl power’ anthem, “Salute”.
Despite having spent the past month touring Australia and Asia as part of their ‘Get Weird’ tour, not once did the girls let up, except to interact with fans.
The two hours zoomed past as they slayed hit after hit, not just by hitting the high notes every single time, but also with their flashy and well-synchronized dance moves.
Even with one member short, the other three managed to pull together an amazing display of choreography, particularly for songs like “Lightning” and “Salute” (brb, we’re still recovering from all the strobe lights and stage effects).
Still, we were slightly disappointed to see Jesy unintentionally sidelined, or even absent, for the more energetic tunes, including opening dance numbers “Grown” and their newest hit, “Hair”.
We hope she gets better soon!
Of course, the fans played a huge part in keeping the energy level and mood sky high. There was so much screaming that for a moment you’d think that you were at a One Direction concert.
Perhaps the next time they’re back, we’d see them playing at bigger venues like the Indoor Stadium.
The supportive fans also greeted home-grown indie band The Sam Willows, who opened for them with loud cheers. Their mix of original hits like “Take Heart”, as well as covers like The Biebs’ “Love Yourself”, got everyone dancing and singing along.
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Don’t miss The Sam Willows’ very first full-length concert here, at The Coliseum at Resorts World Sentosa’s Hard Rock Hotel on July 22.