Damn this show makes me blood pressure escalate. I am so not worthy. Just so happened to tune in to Immortal Song 2 on KBSW just now, and I was totally owned, by heart and soul, inside out by the performances displayed. The singers involved in this segment were all singers of great caliber and charisma, all who are more than capable in hitting all the right notes and buttons in order to grab your attention. And your soul. I myself was totally worn out by the time it ended. My immediate thought – I have to blog about this!
Seriously, how does Korea manage to churn out such singers? The way they hit the low and high notes, the way they pour our their emotions and feelings into the songs. The heart. Is it something that they eat or what?
The singers involved in this special were Lee Seok Hoon (SG Wannabe), Hwan Hee, Kim Tae Woo, K.Will, Im Tae Kyung, Lee Jung, Wheesung and Lee Hyuk (Norazo). All of them blew me away, save for Hwan Hee and Wheesung whom didn’t amaze me as much as I’d expected (but did a decent job with their songs anyway). Seriously, I had a very very hard time choosing a favourite.
The theme for this special was classic/trot from famous singers in the past.
#1 Lee Seok Hoon – One Fine Spring Day
#2 Hwan Hee – Reed’s Genuine
#3 Kim Tae Woo – The Red Shoes
#4 K. Will – Tears of Mokpo
#5 Im Tae Kyung – Miss Camellia
#6 Lee Jung – Green Grape Love
#7 Wheesung – Man of a Yellow Skirt
#8 Lee Hyuk (Norazo) – Kick the Moon
video credits: WooriLoori
How tough was the competition? Only 2 singers, Hwan Hee and Lee Jung, did not manage to beat out the singer who sang before them. The rest won at least once. Like the audience and the host Kim Gura, I thought it was over by the time Lee Seok Heon finished his rendition. But I turned out to be so wrong. By the time I reached Im Tae Kyung, I was like o__0 wat the heck was I thinking.
Everyone gave their heart and soul to singing their best. The emotions, the passion, the conviction displayed by the singers. I felt extremely small and unworthy.
I loved all of the performances. And I thought Lee Hyuk was more than deserving of his victory. But if I had to choose my winner? Im Tae Kyung all the way. His theatrical rendition of Miss Camelia gave me goosebumps. I was left dumbfounded and awestruck the minute he closed his song.
What about you? Which performance did you like better?