At Hong Kong’s APM Summer Fun Opening Ceremony on the 16th July 2017, Kim Samuel made a special appearance where he met his fans and also showed some of his superb basketball skills. As the theme for “APM Summer Fun” is closely linked to basketball, Samuel displayed his basketball skills by having a go at the basketball machine and also took photos with basketball player figures at the event. In celebration of the 12th anniversary of APM Mall, a basketball shaped cake was also brought out on stage where Samuel cut the cake and penned his wishes down on a birthday card for APM Mall.
Kim Samuel was initially a pre-debut member of boyband SEVENTEEN. However, due to his young age, he quit the program “Seventeen TV” in 2013. In 2017, he took part in the program “Produce 101 Season 2” and rose to fame with his dance skills and singing. Although he did not make his debut through the program, he will be releasing his new album “16 Sixteen” as a solo singer on the 2nd of August.
As the event progressed, the emcee told Samuel that fans started waiting in line from 3AM in order to catch a glimpse of him and he showed his gratitude to all the fans with his ultimate fan service – a flurry of finger hearts; causing a huge stir amongst the audience that filled APM Mall. Samuel then picked fans who did their best in playing basketball and had some interactions with them. Alas, during one of the dance moments, he accidentally hit one of the fans and immediately gave her a hug as he felt really sorry about it. This action drove the fans into a shrieking, frenzy but definitely, no doubt Samuel is a really kind boy!
Samuel said that he was very excited and happy to be in Hong Kong, and during the media interview, he also mentioned that he was overwhelmed to see a huge amount of fans at the airport. He was very concerned for fans who came to the airport as he saw fans falling down. Isn’t that sweet? He also again expressed his concern for the fan that he accidentally hit while he was dancing with on stage earlier.
Samuel performed 3 songs after an outfit change, including "Get Ugly" that he performed in Produce 101, "What Do You Mean" by Justin Bieber and his own song "Spotlight". The “unforgettable” event (as described by Samuel) ended with a fan sign session for 70 fans before he left for Korea that night.
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