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Sheki's US Debut Leaves an Impressive Mark at the Legendary Whisky a Go-Go

WRITTEN BY : GLENALYN ANN FOR HALSUG

The Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood, CA lit up with excitement as Sheki made her much anticipated US debut. Sheki is well-known for being the general leader and lead vocalist of the famed P-Pop group MNL48, the sister group of widely known and Guinness World Record holders AKB48, home to popular artists like Le Sserafim's Miyawaki Sakura and former I*ZONE member Hitomi Honda.

The legendary venue known for hosting some of the most iconic acts in music history, like Led Zeppelin and Blondie, welcomed Sheki with open arms. However, before she was set to go on stage, the atmosphere was further hyped up by the talented roster of up-and-coming artists that shared the stage with her: Ginger Rodriguez, Iphis Well, Mezzo, Kyle Murata, and EL-JAY, each delivering their unique song to the iconic stage.

Soon enough, it was Sheki’s turn to hit the stage and the crowd was ecstatic, cheering so loud that the venue was shaking! With a career deeply rooted in the world of P-Pop, Sheki has made a name for herself as a captivating performer who definitely didn't disappoint in her US debut.

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Her stage opened with a burst of energy as Sheki sang her debut single "Tell Me," setting the tone for how the rest of the show would go. The crowd was immediately drawn into her world, captivated by her powerful vocals and choreography.

One of the standout moments of the night was Sheki's enchanting cover of the Japanese classic "Plastic Love," originally sung by Mariya Takeuchi. Her rendition paid homage to her favorite Japanese song, demonstrating not only her versatility as an artist but the respect she has for the country that helped her grow.

Sheki also surprised her fans with an unreleased song titled "Appearances," a song dedicated to someone who had welcomed and helped her with open arms when she first arrived in America, earlier in the week. She used the song as a way to not only give thanks to that specific individual but also to show how grateful she is to have her fans by her side. As she finished the song, she thanked all of those who came out today to support her debut.

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PHOTO CREDIT: GLENALYN ANN

Adding an extra layer of excitement to the evening, Sheki performed another unreleased single, "Are You Ready," alongside El-Jay. Before the stage started, both artists expressed their excitement for the new song as they had finished the song only a few days before the concert. This had fans anticipating the stage even more as they would be the very first to both hear and see a stage of the song. The single soon filled the venue and those in the building, from staff to fans, were having a good time!

Sheki concluded her performance of the night with her latest single "Good for Ya." The crowd was electrified from start to finish and couldn't get enough of her infectious energy and powerful vocals. 

She left the stage to thunderous applause, a fitting end to a memorable debut. As she continues to make waves in the international music scene, it's clear that Sheki's star is on the rise, and her future performances are highly anticipated by fans around the world.

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