Fierce competition amongst outstanding artists results in new musical challenges. On the July 10th episode of MBC’s “I Am a Singer“, Jo Kwan Woo, Ock Ju Hyun, Park Jung Hyun, Yoon Do Hyun, Kim Bum Soo, Kim Jo Han, and Jang Hye Jin gave emotionally moving performances while making shocking transformations.
The first to perform was Jo Kwan Woo, who sang Kim Soo Hee’s “Southbound Train“. He stated, “I re-arranged the song to better express the original lyrics“. His arrangement was so unique that the song didn’t sound like “Southbound Train” at all.
Following Jo Kwan Woo was Ock Ju Hyun, who sang a cover of fellow Fin.K.L member Lee Hyori’s “U Go Girl“. As a former popstar who later began her career as a musical actress, Ock Ju Hyun gave a diverse and splendid performance of “U Go Girl”. She said, “I had the most difficulty preparing for this song than for any other songs I sang in this competition thus far. I plan to sing with all that I have today.”
Park Jung Hyun sang Park Mi Kyung’s “Eve’s Warning“, while Yoon Do Hyun covered Lee Moon Sae’s “In the Rain“; Kim Bum Soo sang CNBLUE’s “I Am a Loner“, and Jang Hye Jin provided an interesting cover of KARA’s “Mister“. The newly-added Kim Jo Han sang Shin Seung Hoon’s “I Believe” and had everyone praising his abilities as “Truly Kim Jo Han“.
The July 10th episode revealed the show’s most intense competition between the singers so far. Ultimately however, there could only be one winner, and that person was newcomer Kim Jo Han.
After coming in 1st place with 17.8% of the votes, he smiled as he said, “I feel so good. I felt like I was able to communicate through music. I’m very thankful.”
Meanwhile, Jang Hye Jin came in last place, despite her shocking transformation into a rocker for “Mister”. Prior to her performance, she said, “I want to be called Crazy Jang Hye Jin“; after ranking in 7th place, she said, “Since there is still the next contest, I will come back after I make more effort.”
On this day’s primary 4th round competition, the rankings were as follows: Kim Jo Han, Park Jung Hyun, Kim Bum Soo, Yoon Do Hyun, Jo Kwan Woo, Ock Joo Hyun, and Jang Hye Jin.