Nine Muses Heats Up the Army with Its Military Showcase
Nine Muses hosted a unique showcase, performing its new single for the first time at a military camp.
The showcase was held at a camp in Paju on January 22. The members also donned army uniforms this day to drop by the barracks and eat at its mess hall.
Becoming the first girl group to hold an exclusive performance in the army
The nine-member group has always been at the top of lists for various military-related events and performances, and in order to repay the army for its great interest, the group prepared an exclusive showcase to take place at a military camp. The army also approved the performance in an unprecedented decision.
The members sang their new single Dolls for the first time ever at an outdoor stage prepared for the event, and also sang a string of its hits including News, Ticket and Figaro to great cheers from the soldiers.
Experiencing army life
The performance wasn′t the end of it. Nine Muses showed it cared by experiencing what goes on in the barracks, lending courage to the soldiers at the scene. Before the official showcase was to be held, the members dressed in actual army uniforms and appeared at the barracks.
They appeared without any agency officials, and, only led by army officials, took a look at the living conditions of the soldiers and held sincere talks with them. They also gave out food at the mess hall, and ate there, mingling with the others.
Giving out reward leaves
The group was able to be more enthusiastic about the visit as member Lee Sem′s father is also a soldier. As she had lived in army camps when she was little, she was able to understand the soldiers and how they felt.
To the joy of the soldiers, the group even gave out a reward leave to the winner of a surprise dance battle, as the group said it always wanted to do.
Nine Muses thanked the army officials for making their wish come true, saying, "We′re so happy that we were able to give out a leave, just like we′ve dreamed of doing."
A rep from Star Empire said after the event came to an end, "Only a part of the many soldiers in the country were able to meet with Nine Muses today, but we hope the memories of today will help them pull through their time in the army."
Nine Muses released Dolls on January 24, and will perform it on TV for the first time on Mnet′s M Countdown on the same day.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
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