South Korean sensation Lee Seung-gi has expressed his interest in releasing a Filipino song and creating a Korean drama set in the picturesque province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines.
Lee Seung-gi, a popular singer-actor renowned for his roles in hit series like “Vagabond” and “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho,” as well as his successful music albums, recently flew into the country via a private jet from Seoul, Korea. He arrived to perform at the Manila leg of his “The Dreamer’s Dream” Asian concert tour, which took place at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City.
Known for chart-topping songs like “Delete,” “Losing My Mind,” “Will You Marry Me,” and his debut single “Because You’re My Woman,” which was composed by South Korean singer-songwriter-producer Psy, Lee Seung-gi expressed his desire to release a song in Filipino. During a press conference, he shared his enthusiasm for the possibility of creating Korean shows in the Philippines, believing it would be an incredible venture.
One of the notable figures who welcomed Lee during his visit was former Ilocos Sur governor Luis “Chavit” Singson. Singson mentioned plans for a collaboration to establish an entertainment complex in Pasig City, part of which would be dedicated to training Filipino talents. The business-politician dubbed the proposed complex as “Little Seoul” and revealed that negotiations were underway. He expressed hope that an agreement could be signed once Lee and other investors return to the Philippines.
This was not Lee’s first visit to the Philippines. In March, the Korean superstar explored Ilocos Sur and met with Singson. Although he didn’t mention any specific projects at that time, he expressed his admiration for the beautiful city of Vigan and his desire to film a series there. Lee was pleasantly surprised by the warm reception he received from Filipinos, which further endeared him to the country.
Regarding his partnership with Singson, Lee stated that although they had only met twice, he looked forward to collaborating on more Philippine projects in the future. Singson is considering various opportunities for Lee, including producing a film for the Korean star and helping him establish a musical career in the Philippines. Known for his philanthropic endeavors in supporting disabled and underprivileged children, Lee Seung-gi has gained recognition not only for his talent but also for his compassion.
Meanwhile, back in Korea, Lee faced reports questioning his ticket sales despite having relatively small concert venues, including in Manila. Despite these rumors, Lee’s immense popularity and track record speak for themselves.
In April, Lee Seung-gi tied the knot with Korean actress Lee Da-in in an intimate ceremony attended by close friends and family. The couple exchanged vows at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Hotel in Gangnam, Seoul, with the wedding hosted by Yoo Jae-suk, a cast member of the popular variety show “Running Man.” The engagement between Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in had been publicly announced in February, and their wedding marked the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
As Lee Seung-gi continues to captivate audiences with his talent and charm, his foray into the Filipino music scene and Korean drama production in the Philippines holds great promise. Fans eagerly anticipate the potential collaborations that may unfold in the coming years, solidifying the bond between the South Korean superstar and his Filipino admirers.