On the February 7th episode of ‘King of Masked Singer’, a contestant who calls himself Make A Fortune competed against another contestant under the name of Gaksul and sang ‘Ok Kyung’ by Tae Jin Ah but lost and had to reveal his identity.
You can watch Make A Fortune revealing his identity and sharing his thoughts about performing as a solo artist for the first time in the videos below.
Once Make A Fortune took off his mask and revealed that he was Kangin from Super Junior, he surprised everyone including the judges as they stared at him with their mouths wide open.
One of the judges, Kim Gura, said, ‘Kangin is from Super Junior, so I knew he would be good at singing, but not to this extent.’ Another judge, Jo Janghyuk, added, ‘I know Kangin well as a friend, but I did not know it would be him. His performance once again made me feel that rather than techniques and skills, delivering the emotions of the song is the most important aspect for being a singer.’
In the picture below, Kangin radiates happiness, despite losing the battle, because he got his chance to show off his talent as singer and he salutes the audience.
As Kangin continued his performance, the judges stood up for a moment and listened in awe while the audience was swept away by his voice. Some girls even placed their hands at their hearts and were clearly captivated by his performance.
The performance was truly emotional as he poured out all of his feelings in the performance and as the song came to an end, Kangin had tears in his eyes.
In the interview, Kangin explained that it was the first time since his debut as a member of Super Junior 11 years ago that he sang solo on stage. ‘I’ve always wanted to be a singer, and to receive awards as a singer,’ Kangin said. ‘But in the 10 years I’ve worked, I’m more recognized for things other than I am recognized as a singer.’
Super Junior is famous for their incredibly talented singers and dancers but we usually hear more from Ryeowook and Kyuhyun so Kangin with his performance truly blew me away. His voice was so soothing and sweet and he made me feel each one of the emotions he put in the song.
I also understand that after being part of such a big group for so long, he probably feels overshadowed and with ‘King of Masked Singer’ he had the opportunity to finally show his individual talent as a singer.
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Edited by: Karolina
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