Little mix, hit big
British girl group didn't disappoint S'pore fans despite a leg injury confining one of the band members to a wheelchair
It was the last stop of the Asian leg of Little Mix's The Get Weird Tour, and the British girl group closed with a bang.
Despite being on the road since March, when the tour kicked off in Cardiff, Wales, the foursome did not show any signs of fatigue and put on a spectacular show at the Star Performing Arts Centre on Monday night.
This despite one of their members being confined to a wheelchair due to a leg injury.
Since winning reality TV singing series The X Factor UK in 2011, Jade Thirlwall, 23, Perrie Edwards, 22, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 24, and Jesy Nelson, 25, have established themselves as one of Brit pop's successful pop acts and are known for their super-energetic choreography.
During their Kuala Lumpur concert last Saturday, Nelson tore a ligament while executing a vigorous dance routine.
She had to leave the stage halfway through the set and the show went on without her.
But in Singapore, she was ready to give it all in spite of her condition.
"For the first two songs, I was sitting at the side. I got so jealous," Nelson said to the 3,700-strong crowd.
"You guys are so loud tonight, I love it."
She joined her bandmates for their latest single, Hair, and their hit songs like Change Your Life and Wings.
For the more upbeat numbers, Nelson was wheeled to the side of the stage, where she continued to sing her parts while the other girls shimmied on.
Of the 16 tracks performed during the 90-minute gig - including covers of Beyoncé's Crazy In Love and Ring The Alarm and Drake's Hotline Bling - Nelson was offstage for only five.
"It feels so strange. I just want to get up and dance but I'd collapse if I do," she said as she was wheeled to centre stage before Little Mix belted out their ballad Secret Love Song.
"I'm having the best time ever. I feel like I'm at a Little Mix concert watching from the side," she joked.
To which Thirlwall replied: "It's not the same without you. I don't know what I'm doing up there, I've got no one to copy the dance moves from."
Little Mix interacted with the audience, singing into the mobile phones of those in the front rows and taking time to read the signs and placards.
Edwards even recognised a sign from a few shows ago and asked if it was the fan's second concert.
Student Tania Shafiqah, 18, told The New Paper: "I've been to a lot of concerts and this is definitely one of the best. They interacted with the fans so well.
"Even though Jesy couldn't do what the other girls were doing, she still put up a good performance. Her vocals were on point and she was even dancing in the wheelchair, which was so cute."
Another fan, 17-year-old student Clare Cho, added: "I was quite bummed out when I heard news of Jesy's accident and thought she wouldn't be performing. I really love her parts and think she's one of the key voices.
"When I saw her come out in the wheelchair, it just made my night. I think that's real showmanship. I really appreciate that."