James Ji’s “Monkey King Fan Meeting Concert” not worth 4 digit
There were a lot of controversy around “James Jirayu’s” fan meeting “James Ji Monkey King Fan Meeting” held on February 26, 2014 due to his pricey rate with the VIP being 6, 000 baht. Many people questions if he is even worth the expensive price he asked for? Even many famous Korean groups with their talents charge less than what James is charging. Afterall, James is just an actor, not a professional singer. He doesn’t even have the talent nor the long staying power in the industry yet. Many think James think he is above all.
Here is my opinion, James Jirayu is not a bad singer when he sings at his level. His voice is decent and deep if he is to your taste. However, his preparation is so short in time that he basically lipsync most of his songs. This fan meeting concert is for his fans, so I expected 100% from him. If he would to wait a year or two and have more training, show us that he is talented, the price wouldn’t be such a big deal.
His 6 weeks training in Korea does nothing to help him. His dancing lacks the power, strength and fluidity. He lacks coordination with his dancers. He dances as of he is still in the practice room looking at the mirror. The sexy and smug expression he tries to exude onstage is cringe worthy. The genre that James should never go for is mor lum. His note is flat and he has no range for this kind of music. His attempts at Justin Bieber’s “As Long as you love me” song is a failure and he butchers any rap he attempts on stage.
However, if you are a fan, his lack of talents will still make you proud because the fans did cry at the concert. His confidence to show this much ability is probably worthy of that 4 digits spent. He is able to capture his fans heart which do make you feel seung (heartwarming).