Taiwanese group F4, composed of Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu, who practically started the Asian male group fever, is set to do a much-awaited reunion, four years since their last performance together.
Fans of the dashing quartet can now rejoice that their idols will finally be together again, performing at Jiangsu TV’s Spring Festival in China by the end of the month, according to Xin MSN Entertainment’s website report recently. Recall that early last year the same rumors sprouted about the F4’s stint at the same event but it didn't push through allegedly due to the artists’ conflicting schedules.
The pop stars, according to the report, are set to take a trip down the memory lane by performing their hit “Meteor Rain,” as well as other songs.
F4’s biggest break in the country happened more than a decade ago through the hit drama “Meteor Garden,” the TV adaptation of the Japanese manga series “Hana Yori Dango.” The same title which inspired the creation of the Korean drama “Boys Over Flowers” featuring Yan look-a-like, Lee Min Ho.
During their heyday, F4, now known as JVKV, (taken from the first letters of their English names) who changed their name in 2007 due to copyright issues with the manga's publisher, aside from being actors on “Meteor Garden” and it’s sequel “Meteor Garden II” also released five studio albums and even performed the drama’s theme song “Meteor Rain.”
More, they also lent their voice to the Mandarin version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” for the Disney animated film “Lilo and Stitch,” and the Pepsi theme song “Ask For More” both in 2002.
In 2008 though, after each pursued their solo careers in acting and music,F4 found little time to cater to their group assignments, which led to their silent disbandment. Their last performance as a group happened in Japan that year.
On November 2012, Zhou, in a different Xin MSN Entertainment report, seemingly hinted at the reunion, saying that F4 would "reunite at the right time." Zhou’s manager, however, refused to confirm anything to the media then save to say, “[F4] has always received such invitations from the television stations.”