Recently singer Oh Soo Min issued a letter of challenge to super rookie Lee Hi on the 21st of November.
She started on the 21st with,
“The hottest person now, Lee Hi. I think she’s a soul singer like me, but.. mm… I don’t know. I don’t know about anything else, but I want to have a battle with her with just vocals. I want to go with the recently popular method, pick about five songs and sing the same songs to battle each other. I want to leave the judging to the people who are listening to it real-time, and we’d just battle with each other through pure singing. I’m pretty confident about my singing… I don’t know how you’d feel. Both sides can decide on the medium… or you can decide. Wouldn’t it be fun? I guess she might not do it because she can lose big. Anyway, I’m giving you a suggestion. With that in thought, I sang her recent song. I’m not saying you have to sing like this…^^”
She then linked her own version of the rookie’s hit song “1, 2, 3, 4.” But contrary to what she might have been hoping for, her video was actually met with negative response of the listeners criticizing her vocal talent.
After a few hours, Oh Soo Min, tweeted again to respond to the responses with,
First, I didn’t know I’d get this much attention. My suggestion was the musical swagger that comes out often in music. I’m not saying that she’s worse than me because of that, but it was more of a vocal game that was ‘I’m this good at singing, so do you want to have fun and battle?’. I’m a person who only knows how to sing, so I thought we could have fun singing. If this really happens, I thought we’d be able to show a fun, new culture for the public. I was talking about an on-spot battle that instrument players and vocals actually do, and even now if that side agrees to the suggestion, I want to do the battle. I don’t think the losing side will disappear from the world as a ‘Bad Vocal’. I’m sorry if anyone felt uncomfortable because of the way I talk. Please think of it as a way to make a fun culture. Thank you.
You can listen to her version below, what do you think?
Article by: Jenny & Alona
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