ROBIN THICKE, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, EXO AND JOE FLIZZOW HEAT UP THE STAGE AT MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2013


“Live Cut” Premieres Wednesday, 11th September 2013 @ 9pm (TH/WIB), 10pm (SIN/HK/PH), 11pm (MAL)
MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013’s full show premiere on Saturday, 21st September 2013 @ 10.30am (TH/WIB), 11.30am (SIN/HK/PH), 12.30pm (MAL)
MALAYSIA, 9 SEPTEMBER 2013 – The annual fever for MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 has hit Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon last night, but this year’s heat hits an all-time temperature high with a stellar line-up of all-male performers with Robin ThickeFar East Movement , EXO and Joe Flizzow, who ignited the stage with a collective explosion of R&B, hip-hop and K-pop performances. Even the rain could not dampen and bring down the fever, as VJ Hanli shouted out, “Malaysia, boleh!” to a live audience of about 15,000 fans
Joe Flizzow opened the night with an energetic performance of five songs (Iller Iller,UntukmuAll Around My WorldHavoc and Who Do It Better), which included a collaboration with SonaOne and Altimet on Havoc.
This was followed by EXO who set the audience into a wild frenzy when they glided, danced and howled through throngs of fans during the show-stopping performance. EXO fans have been queuing up since Friday night in anticipation to meet their well-loved artists and were not disappointed as the twelve-member band enjoyed a short chat with grateful fans and expressed their love for Malaysia. Apart from Wolf, the preppy-looking boys also sang History365 and Growl, much to the delight of their young fans. MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 is EXO’s first performance in Malaysia as a full-member group and on MTV.
Far East Movement accelerated the already frenzied energy level with a twelve-song medley that kept the audience pumping non-stop (Ain’t Coming Down X Wild Things,Like a G6, IllestSo What, If I was You, Jello, Change Your Life, Rocket, Get Up (Rattle), Rocketeer and Live My Life. Fans sang along with Rocketeer, which they remixed with Alicia Keys’ No One. Staying true to their usual party-fun performances, the four-member band gave a few crowd surprises with J-Splif drumming and keyboarding to iPads adorned on his outfit, while DJ Virman did a part-solo performance when he put on a ‘duck-head’ costume. They climaxed their performance with crowd favorite, Turn Up the Love. Fans went wild when Far East Movement threw a larger-than-life inflatable duck into the ‘pool’ of fans, putting the crowd-surfing duck on the loose amongst fans. The biggest hit was when Prohgress threw himself into a crowd-surf too.
Closing the show, against the backdrop of Sunway Lagoon, was the man of the moment, Robin Thicke, who was accompanied by three female vocalists. He delivered a sexy, soulful and fun performance of nine songs, including Give It 2 YouTake It Easy on MeFeel GoodOh ShooterLost Without UShaking It For Daddy andBlurred Lines.
Thicke encouraged fans to never give up their dreams even if it comes later for some, alluding to his new-found fame that emerged recently. He played an emotionally-charged rendition of Dreamworld in true R&B fashion. Chart-topping Blurred Lines was the obvious audience favorite of his performance, with fans singing alongside with him. He ended with an explosion of fireworks in his final performance with Clique.
Over the last 24 hours, MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 has garnered over 83,000 mentions on MTV World Stage in social media, across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Last night, MTV World Stage trended on Twitter in Malaysia with about 40% of Twitter trends in Malaysia related to MTV World Stage and was the top trend at mid-show.
MTV World Stage is a global series that bring multi-genre talents with global relevance, telecast to an audience in over 550 million households. Recorded ‘live’ at the most exclusive gigs, world renowned music festivals and unique concert locations from around the world, the series is the ‘front row seat’ for music lovers to experience the biggest artists on the globe without leaving the comfort of their sofas. MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia is part of this platform that delivers the MTV brand experience not only on the ground with MTV fans in Malaysia, but with a global airing in 154 countries across MTV Networks. The Malaysia show is also MTV’s first originally-produced MTV World Stage event globally, which started in 2009.
MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 is sponsored by Sunway Group, Xpax and Suzuki, and supported by broadcast partner, Astro. Local radio partners are hitz.fm, ERA fm, MY FM and MIX fm.

Photo Credits :
Kristian Dowling, Alec Wong, Lucas Lau, Rizki Maulana & MTV Asia
Our publication would also like to thank MTV ASIA for giving us an opportunity to cover this event.