I think it’s moments like these that remind me why I truly do love SHINee. 

When they’re in front of the fans and all they have to do is amaze the audience with their voices, it’s like perfection in the making. Fans see a different side to them; rather than having to captivate the audience with their personality, a gag, or a joke, they’re able to keep a whole room filled with hundreds of fans silent as they sing. Watching their expressions change with each note, watching them concentrate and focus just on the song with no acknowledgement of the audience, it’s truly something to behold.

I love the amount of emotion they put into each breath, the amount of passion that truly keeps them in the moment… It’s breathtaking and brings me to tears. The way they immerse themselves into one song and bring it to life in a way that only they can, it’s spectacular and cannot be replicated. These are the moments I love the most because this is the reason why they’re a global, idol group. Here, they show that they are true performers, and that this is why they were put into SHINee. They’ve worked up to this moment, trained for years to sing in front of thousands for a couple of minutes at a time. They were chosen for this, and they nail each and every single performance. 

When people ask me why I love SHINee, a variety of reasons come to mind. They’re lovable, playful, fun to watch and just plain amazing, but what ultimately made me stay in this fandom is their ability to captivate an audience in a way that I’ve never seen before. This is the type of moment that I want to see in person: a performance that is filled with so much emotion, it brings me to tears. This is the reason why I am, and always will be, their fan. There is no other way to explain it.

Because when they do performances like this, they make me happy and proud to be called a Shawol.