With his upcoming fantasy sageuk Gu Family Book about to start filming any day now, Lee Seung Gi better get his singing bug out of his system before them because he’ll be wrapped up for the next 4 months pretending to be a half man-half beast warrior hottie for my enjoyment. This weekend songstress Baek Ji Young held a concert in Seoul and Lee Seung Gi was a surprise guest in attendance. This was Baek Ji Young’s solo concert and was a fun filled affair with her doing a combination of fast hits and slow ballads. Lee Seung Gi performed her hit “My Ear’s Candy” with Baek Ji Young, which was a song she initially performed with Taecyeon of 2PM. Seung Gi, dressed all in black with a fedora over his increasingly long shaggy mop, rapped and danced beside a very golden colored Baek Ji Young, wearing hot pants and a sequined top. He also sang two songs from his latest mini-album “Return” and “Smile Boy”. Other guests at this concert were B2ST’s Yong Joon Hyung who was featured on “Good Boy” as well as singer Ha Dong Kyun. Of course I only had eyes for Seung Gi, who really needs to put on that dang sageuk costume now and satisfy my curiosity. Will he look good? Look weird? Look good but act awkward? Look awkward but rock the dialogue? I need to know! I pretty much am dialing down my expectations for his GFB co-star Suzy, because much as I love her, expecting her to hit one out of the park in her first sageuk is totally not realistic. Some actors wait ten years or more in their careers before being the lead in a sageuk (case in point, Shin Mina in Arang and the Magistrate last year) so both Suzy and Seung Gi need to leverage their natural charm and hopefully gets lots of advice and direction from their sunbaes on set. Until the first stills trickle out for GFB, I’ll be context listening to Seung Gi crooning sweet nothings to me from his guest appearance at this concert.
Lee Seung Gi “Return”:
Baek Ji Young featuring Lee Seung Gi: