Sandeul’s face accurately projects what I and everybody else who watched this episode felt like throughout most of the episode.
Also, he’s wearing a wig…
**Indicates English names are made up by me. Real names will be put in Korean
Round 1: **Confused Elephant (RN:모기향) vs. Romantic Pair of Diamonds
Everyone needs to listen to this version of Yoo Jae Ha’s “그대 내품에” right now that Confused Elephant sang. With your eyes closed. It’s so beautiful. I even teared up a little. This is a voice that could sing to me every night, EVERY night.
All right, I’m just going to outright and say that I know who this is, it’s Teen Top’s Chunji. He’s not the group’s emotional vocal for no reason. Did anyone notice how super low his voice got? I liked Teen Top since their “Clap” days, you know when they were practically babies. It’s nice to hear their voices maturing. It’s a good change.
With that being said, Chunji unfortunately loses. And Sandeul who insisted that it was Eunkwang changed his mind instantly and thought it was Super Junior’s Ryeowook. Then Yesung’s and Kangin’s name was thrown around too. The only person who got it right was K.Will who guessed either BEAST’s Yoseob or Teen Top’s Chunji. Old Music Dude (I will definitely catch his name sooner than later!) insisted that it was a dance singer and not an idol and that if he was wrong he would wear a wig. So, this happened…
Lol, look at his little bald spot and comb over. Now, they have to wear those wigs throughout the rest of the episode.
Round 2: Mystery Bride vs. 2AM Changmin 2.0 (RN:날벼락)
So I want you to just watch this lady sing. Explanation will come later.
Changmin 2.0 sang Lee Juck’s “다행이다” and it was good and husky (?) and gave me goosies everywhere. Isn’t this one of those that people sing at weddings all the time? There’s even a little organ sound in it, lol.
Mystery Bride loses and she turns out to be a he. A HE! Like who would have thought that that voice belonged to a guy. Mystery Bride is Birth of a Great Singer’s Winner Baek Chung Kang, who went on a hiatus due to an illness (I think it’s some kind of cancer) and now he’s back and healthy and ready to crush expectations and norms.
Look at him changing shoes right after he leaves the stage, haha!
FINAL ROUND: **Confused Elephant vs. **2AM Changmin 2.0
Both of them put on marvelous performances that in order to really appreciate them you HAVE to listen to it with your eyes closed. Also, I wish MBC Entertainment would upload the full version 주세요 (juseyo) because these shortened versions do not do them justice.
Beautiful. Just Beautiful. Confused Elephant sang Baek Ji Young’s “Like A Bullet” and impresses her, the panel, the audience, my neighbor, the birds outside, and my heart. He’s that good that Baek Ji Young asks when his contract ends.
With his performance, you could totes feel his soul and heart. Ugggghhh, I wished there was an official full version. His performance just got better and better within the 3 minutes.
But I personally really like Confused Elephant’s voice and was a little upset that he was eliminated. On the bright side, we get to finally know who he is, yay! And it’s someone I don’t know…lol. Confused Elephant is someone by the name of Im Se Joon and he’s associated with Yoo Min Soo and 4Men and all those other super good singers. He even produced Shin Yong Jae’s “The Reason I Sing”. Now, I’m a fan girl and I better see him on Immortal Songs or some other singing show.
Now it’s Cleopatra’s turn to sing, and he, of course, does a marvelous job with his rendition of Im Jae Bum’s “이밤에 지나면” and even does a cute little dance in the middle of it. I think what really hits me is when he sings the “oorin” part because it really does feel like he’s talking about us. Though it could be a bad thing, lol, I wouldn’t know. But for now I think of it as a positive.
Cleopatra wins for a second week and Changmin 2.0 is veteran singer Jo Chang Hyuk, whom K.Will also guessed correctly. Man, he is on a roll! Some people thought that it was SHINee’s Jonghyun, in which K.Will (and I) were adamant that it was not. Anyways, it was a shame that he lost.
Let me know what was you’re favorite performance of the episode!
Also if you missed Episode 9’s recap, you can catch it here and also you should definitely watch this for a good laugh!