Korean-American pop diva Ailee had her first ever U.S. concert at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California on November 14, 2015. You could really tell that it was a special moment for Ailee, and before the show started, she received special shout-outs from other Korean stars such as CN BLUE, AOA, Fly To The Sky, and Jessi wishing her luck on her first U.S. show.
The setlist consisted of all her biggest hits including “Heaven”, “U & I”, “Don’t Touch Me”, and her newest single, “Mind Your Own Business”. In addition to her own songs, she also performed several fantastic covers of songs like “Problem” by Ariana Grande, “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, and “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles. She poured her heart and soul into every performance. Her high level of energy and enthusiasm remained consistent throughout the entire show. To make the moment even more special, she brought out her childhood friend, a rapper named Decipher, to perform on the stage together. She also gave tons of fan service to the crowd, and at one point, she even jokingly flirted with a lucky fanboy in the front row.
In true casino fashion, prizes were also raffled off to fans before and after the concert which included signed albums, resort passes, and even trips to South Korea. All in all, it was a fun and memorable night for everyone involved. Let’s hope she comes back for a follow up performance for the “Aliens” who couldn’t attend.
Written by: Jonathan “JNDrama” Nguyen