MTV World Stage 2012 Postmortem

I didn’t go the the MTV World Stage at Sunway Lagoon this year. Sounds like I’ve missed quite a bit even though I didn’t like any of the acts that much to want to watch them live. However, for those of my friends who went, it sounded like they had a blast.

A record breaking 16,000 fans thronged the venue to catch Justin Bieber, Jay Park, KARA and Mizz Nina perform live.

It wasn’t just the fans who flocked there. Local celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs were in  attendance as well. Spotted there were Sona One, Linda Jasmine and Que Haidar, the Korean Ambassador to Malaysia His Excellency Mr. Yang Bong Ryull, the Canadian High Commissioner Randolph Mank, members of Malaysia’s royal families including Kelantan’s Yang Mulia Rania Aaliyah Petri Azahar, Crown Prince of Terengganu Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Muhammad Ismail, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Muhammad Mua’az and Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Fatimatuz Zahra’.

Justin Bieber (c) MTV Asia/D72
Justin Bieber (c) MTV Asia/D72

It was a screamfest when Justin Bieber opened the show with his smash hit “Baby”. Also, Justin Bieber jumped off the stage at one point to shake hands with some lucky fans at the front. Were any of you the lucky fans who managed to touch him?

Anyway, here’s the Bieber setlist:

  1. Baby
  2. All Around the World
  3. As Long as You Love Me
  4. Die in Your Arms
  5. Be Alright
  6. One Time
  7. Never Say Never
  8. Boyfriend
Kara (c) MTV Asia/KJD
Kara (c) MTV Asia/KJD

Next up was Kpop girl group KARA. This is their debut performance in Malaysia. With their back up dancers of abotu 10, they impressed with their song and slick dance moves.


  1. Step
  2. Jumping
  3. Lupin
  4. Honey
  5. Let It Go
  6. Mister
Mizz Nina (c) MTV Asia/Lucas Lau
Mizz Nina (c) MTV Asia/Lucas Lau

Malaysia’s own Mizz Nina was the next for MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia. I’m not very familiar with her but from the photos I saw, her set sure looks hot!


  1. Just Do It
  2. Takeover
  3. Hit me Up
  4. Rentak Yang Sama
  5. With You
  6. Summer Burning
  7. What You Waiting For?
Jay Park (c) MTV Asia/D72
Jay Park (c) MTV Asia/D72

Closing the night was Jay Park. Friend on the ground who is not a kpop fan was converted that night after watching Jay Park’s performance. Jay Park worked the crowd and showed every non-fan of him why he consistently top the charts.


  1. AOM and 1llionaire
  2. Abandoned
  3. Know Your Name (Korean version)
  4. Carefree
  5. Nothing/Girlfriend medley
  6. I Got Your Back
  7. Star
  8. Turn Off Your Phone
  9. Do What We Do
  10. Body2Body

MTV World Stage will be broadcast on MTV SEA on Saturday 28 July 2012, 12:30pm (WIB), 1:30pm (SG/HK/PHIL), 2:30pm (MAL).

Hashtag: #worldstageMY

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