The Global pop group Now United which members hail from different countries, including Bailey May of Philippines, is here in Manila. This is the chance for Filipino audience, especially their fans, to witness the band’s musical magic live. Now United (NU) is formed by Simon Fuller, the man behind the creation of American Idol and manager of renowned stars such as Spice Girls.
The vibrant music group is composed of Josh Beauchamp (Canada), 18; Noah Urrea, 17 (United States); Joalin Loukamaa, 16 (Finland); Any Gabrielly, 15 (Brazil); Sina Deinert, 19 (Germany); Sabina Hidalgo, 18 (Mexico); Diarra Sylla, 17 (Senegal); Heyoon Jeong, 22 (South Korea); Hina Yoshihara, 16 (Japan); Krystian Wang, 18 (China); Lamar Morris, 18 (United Kingdom); Shivani Paliwal, 16 (India); and Sofya Plotnikova, 15 ( Russia). NU will perform in the following venues this weekend:
July 20, (today, Friday) 7pm at Lucky Chinatown, Atrium;
July 21 (Saturday), 6pm at Eastwood Central Plaza
July 22 (Sunday), 6pm at Venice Piazza in Grand Mall
Now United Manila is presented by FRONTROW and Wilbros Live
Face to Face with Now United
Before meeting them at the media conference, what I am thinking was these youngsters are bonded because of their arts and dreams. In the Q and A portion proper, I realized that Now United members’ journey is actually more than pursuing their dreams.
Any Gabrielly said that their group was formed through scouting in different countries (online and offline). Those selected were invited to stay in a boot camp for days and from there the Now United members emerged.
But of course these members are not only talented performers, they’re basically young individuals with diverse personalities. Thus it’s also interesting to know, how they conquer their differences. According to Noah Urrea, being with his group actually an outlet to have more friends and learn cultures.
That made me think, what they’re doing what is a great life adventure. Imagine that they’re touring and discovering the world while doing what they love together.
It’s also like playing a keyboard while listening to Now United members. They all interesting to tap because they’re enthusiastic to impart their own perspectives. For example, one of the questions they gamely answer was (something like) “what food from you country do you like us to offer?”
- Josh Beauchamp is amazed that the Canadian food he mentioned is also available or known to other countries.
- Sabina Hidalgo, on the other hand, feels proud that tacos straight from Mexico is still the real and best tacos.
- Joalin Loukamaa mentioned a candy from Finland that some of her group mates react hmmm (just watch video below hehehe).
Music of Now United
It’s fun for me to learn foreign songs with beautiful sounds and captivating voices even if I don’t understand the lyrics/ messages at all. I believe music influences listeners in mysterious ways wherever and whoever they are. Gangnam Style, Macarena, Sukiyaki, and Anak are just few proofs of that idea.
With Now United, it’s exciting to see what they can produce. Each of the member has something to contribute and together they like an empowered group. In fact, the group is now preparing for the launch with seasoned artists such as choreographers WildaBeast and Kyle Hanagami, and Red One, a Grammy winning record producer and songwriter.
Heyoon Jeong and Krystian Wang shared that they are all fond of listening different sounds and they like to create new ones. As for Loukamaa, they like to spread love and messages and not to point differences.
Here are the other Now United (in Manila) thoughts about their music, their group, and other things ( magpapa-publish pa ako ng videos so for more updates, please subscribe to Hitokirihoshi's Channel
Ang Pagka-Pinoy ni Bailey
Now United really interact with their fans?
Changes in the lives of Now United members