Every day until the end of April, we’ll highlight some of our favorite kpop girl group vocalists on the way to #1.
Puffer fishing her way to the #26 spot isssss…
…Suyeon of Weki Meki.
When we were doing boy vocalists last month, I talked about how there are some artists that you have to be very, very brave to cover because they are such giants. And that courage is compounded when you decide to cover them live on the radio.
From my experience, even the most talented singer has the chance for a flop performance doing a song live that way. Audio problems are very common, and there’s a big risk of going off key.
That’s why when I saw that Suyeon did a cover of Beyonce‘s Halo on IDOL RADIO, my eyes popped. I nervously clicked the video and then I just started smiling. Not only was she confident enough to tackle it, but she absolutely killed it.
I shouldn’t have been surprised though. I already knew that Suyeon can all caps–SING. She proves it in every Weki Meki song. When she gets a chance to sing on her own, you hear within seconds what she can do. It’s why she left everyone shook when she performed on Masked Singer and why her Disney duet with ASTRO‘s Sanha on Countdown was such a sweet masterpiece.
When she’s singing a ballad or an old-school track, Suyeon shows excellent breath control and good instinct for when to flip into head voice to make her high notes more pleasing. She can belt like a pro, but she knows she doesn’t always have to, and that makes her performances interesting and unique. Plus, she has tons of resonance that make sustained notes soar.
And can we talk about versatility? After hearing her cover of DAY6‘s Sweet Chaos, I’m convinced there’s nothing she can’t sing.
All of this adds up to make Suyeon more than worthy of a spot on countdown but here’s a final fact that will blow your mind–she admitted in an interview that once upon a time she was completely tone deaf. That means she put in tons of work and training to get where she is and only makes my admiration for her grow all the more.
Check out this playlist we put together of Suyeon’s vocal, and stop back tomorrow to meet #24 on our list.
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