Judges Are Completely Blown Away by This “K-Pop Star 5” Contestant

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This young talent has just put on one of greatest performances in the show history of SBS’ “K-Pop Star.”

On the December 6 broadcast of the singing competition show, the 71 contestants who made the first cut moved on to the second round of auditions.

Hailing from New Jersey, contestant Yoo Jei stepped forward to give her take on Billy Joel‘s “New York State of Mind.” She explained what made her choose the track, “I really love New York. I wonder what it would be like to live somewhere as fancy.”

Barely seconds into the song, the judges were amazed by her excellent vocal control and slightly raspy, charismatic voice. Once she finished her performance, the entire audience burst into wild applause.

While all three judges were totally impressed by the 15-year-old’s talent, Park Jin Young went all out with his praises. He said, “I promise that I’m not being overly dramatic here. This was the best performance that I have seen during the past five years of ‘K-Pop Star.'”

Will Yoo Jei make it to the Top 3? Check out her version of “New York State of Mind” below!