ARKpopPodcast Ep 34 by ARKpop


For the next few weeks we’ll be taking a break from discussing the news and we’ll be focusing on what draws all of us to Kpop, (I hope) the music. We wanted to take a look at some of the premiere vocalists among the idol groups and comment on who we think are the strongest.  Oh yeah and this episode features Arnold of McRoth’s Residence.

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The thought came to me a couple weeks ago to look as best as we could at the raw, unedited versions of our favorite idol’s voices. The only way I could think of to examine these were to look at radio performances, since they are as live as possible. Most of what we have here are clips from low quality streaming video, so not everything is perfect but you can see what we’re trying to do. We’re going for a kind of American Idol feel, so think of it as not everyone having their best day, but prepare to be wowed. The top 8 from our field of 15 move on.

If your favorite singer is missing, it may be because a)we forgot about them, b)they’re a member of the special group that gets an exemption from the first round [Hall of Fame] or c)they’re not considered idols.

The Contenders:

Chanmi (Coed/5Dolls) – Hurt

Soyeon (T-ara) – Bye Bye Bye

Fei (Miss A) – Courage

Ye Eun (Wondergirls) – We Were In Love

Raina (After School) – Run It

Ga Yeon (HAM) – We Were In Love

Ga Yoon (4Minute) – It Hurts

Minah (Girls’ Day) – I Wish

Hyorin (Sistar) – Best Thing I Never Had

IU – Say You Love Me

KARA – Lonely

Park Bom (2NE1) – Never Gonna Let You Go/We Ride

Hyosung (Secret) – I Know

Ji Eun (Secret) – I Have Nothing

Luna (f(X)) – Don’t Forget

Joo Yi (RaNia) – I Turn to You

Taeyeon (SNSD) – You Mean Everything to Me

Younha – If I Ain’t Got You


Next week we turn our gaze to the much harder category, the males.

Opening Song: Yoon Mi Rae (Tasha) – Get It In (English Ver.)(feat. Smokey Robotic)
Closing Song: Jay Park – Nothin’ On You (Full Melody Korean Ver.)

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