Every day until the end of March, we’ll highlight one of our favorite kpop boy group vocalists on a countdown to #1.
Finger-hearting his way to the #15 spot isssss…
…Xiaojun of WayV and NCT.
I have a lot of questions about Xiaojun.
Like, how does he look like this?
No, really. How?
I think he’s bare faced here. Are you kidding me?
Even when he’s wet he looks like this?
Are we sure he’s human?
And that’s just when I look at him. When he starts to sing, I have a whole other set of queries.
Like when I listen to his cover of EXO‘s For Life, I wonder how he manages a range like that with those warm soulful lows and those dramatic well-supported highs.
And his cover of Sam Kim‘s Who Are You? It makes me wonder how he so effortlessly flips from that breathy soft sound to that robust full quality without missing a beat. And also, why can’t every kpop singer’s falsetto sound that smooth and pleasing?
His cover of Lewis Capaldi‘s Someone You Loved begs the question how he be so pitch perfect all on his own with nothing but a keyboard.
When I turn on the single from Take Over the Moon, my mind is boggled by that MoonWAAAAALK around the 3:11 mark. Because…how?
And when I hear how much sweetness he brings to Let Me Love U and how well his voice mixes with every other members, I ask myself, how can a singer be so versatile?
Most of all, Xiaojun makes me wonder how anyone can NOT stan NCT and WayV! And for all of the questions that he poses, he has more than earned his position on our kpop favs list. Check out the playlist of the songs I mentioned and stop back tomorrow to meet #14.
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