At KPOP.FLEX, EXO‘s Kai was the closing set for both days and proved why he earned the nicknames “Idol of Idols” and “Center of All Centers.” With his renowned stage presence and performances, Kai reminded EXO-Ls of why they love him so much and won over the hearts of non-fans.
"Even if you put together all the centers in KPOP, Kai will still be the center of all centers" pic.twitter.com/AA3gdvbydd
— kai zone 🍑 (@kaizones) May 14, 2022
this was such a powerful performance!!jongin had so much fun performing & his whole attitude screamed excitement. it was worth the wait <3#KAI #KPOPFLEX #kpopflexfestival #EXO #Frankfurt pic.twitter.com/zVpc9OL2P7
— jessjess tastes like 𝓋𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓁𝓁𝒶 (@jessyoung_c) May 14, 2022
— 🤍Hello, Chen🤍 (@xaqonyx) May 15, 2022
Appreciation post by a non fan after watching KAI performed in Kpop Flex.
— EXOPublicity_admns (@EXOPub_admns) May 15, 2022
While we can all agree that his performances were top-tier, it was his personality that really shone through his every action.
people that went to festival are calling jongin kind, warm, sweet, and i’m going to cry it’s one thing to praise him as performer but for them to see how great of a person he is too is indescribable
— Cass™ (@filmzkldin) May 16, 2022
Kai was the perfect example of how being humble and being confident go hand in hand.
How Jongin called out the juniors to stand near him at the center 🥲 manners show in action 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Ukk6uHaWNl
— _61bbh 'ㅅ' (@sbbbh56) May 14, 2022
Jongin was getting ready to go up to perform on stage when he noticed MX a respectful king always bowing and greeting other artists. He’s the real deal pic.twitter.com/6LynWFs0ie
— missing kim jongin (@MlCHlKAI) May 16, 2022
And though Kai might have been deadly when performing, the sheer joy he had being with fans was evident through his cute smiles and laughter.
JONGIN SAW MY SIGN 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/5HdNd8pXQe
— kai (@zkdlinedits) May 15, 2022
— MOVO | KPOP FLEX (@MovoSaijari) May 16, 2022
His love for the stage was seen even in his interactions with his dancers as he shared a brief smile with Bada Lee before slipping back into performance mode.
I feel so much joy while watching this Bada / Kai Vanilla duet from Day 2. They both looked to enjoy so much. It’s like Jongin smiled, then Kai came back.
— I Saw Kai at KPOPFLEX! | I saw Kai at FRA 😍 (@fitforexo) May 15, 2022
Kai’s maturity as an idol and his sweet nature have earned him many praises from non-fans as well.
what I learned at two days of kpopflex: Kai is the softest and cutest person on this whole planet, he deserves the world, I love him so much
— SAW NCT DREAM (@jeong7jun) May 15, 2022
A non fan praise Jongin… ㅠㅠ (real long)
This fan said can felt the auro of Kai nim being a sunbae, very handsome, stable, even as a solo for center he totally deserve.
He is the last to perform, and he/she rmb that only Kai waved + eye contact to audience at left and right pic.twitter.com/QGtdsQ2Dkp
— _61bbh 'ㅅ' (@sbbbh56) May 15, 2022
for me it was during the saturday performance when he walked from the main to the b-stage & said hi to everyone, taking all his time to interact with as many people as possible & look them into the eyes with the brightest smile on his face. you could feel the love even from afar. https://t.co/PXs9xgXYXL
— 미나 🌸🐋 seeing mx in d-17 (@lostinminhyuk) May 16, 2022
I'd like to point out how polite Kai is. He said hello to everyone in the crowd, almost individually when he was walking on the catwalk, he bowed so many times and thanked us so much. He was so nice and kind, and a bit shy too. He was adorable
— blue bird (@kongchya) May 16, 2022
He’s also gentle with staff no matter where he goes, earning the love of those who might not know K-Pop at all.
Also random: i got to talk to a security guy who said he saw the idols backstage and i asked him who he loved seeing the most and he described me Kai since he didn’t know his name 😂 he said Kai spoke with them very sweetly backstage and was so nice to them.
— foReVer ♪ (@heroes_twt) May 15, 2022
— Omid (@Oeding124) May 15, 2022
Kai is the definition of sweet and sexy, and there’s no doubt that he’s gained many new fans after KPOP.FLEX. And Kai’s not done with Europe yet; his next overseas performance is scheduled in July in London for the Hallyu Pop Fest, alongside fellow EXO member Chen.