During the episode, the cast learn an army song. The drill sergeant has each member take turns singing a verse of the song.
GOT7 member BamBam successfully passes the test on the first try, singing the correct lyrics with the right pronunciation.
However, Jackson is a different story. He mispronounces the lyrics “our mission,” reading it as “our death,” causing the other soldiers to struggle to withhold their laughter.
The drill sergeant corrects him and tells Jackson to try again. This time, Jackson gets the words correct but not the style of singing. The drill sergeant is not having it with Jackson’s JYP-style soulful vocal style.
The sergeant barks, “Who put so much soul into an army song?”
Jackson responds, “I put a little bit of air [into my voice],” referring to the mixed voice style of singing that JYP is known for teaching its trainees.
“The army song is not something to show off your singing skills with! Do you understand?” the sergeant says.
In the subsequent interview, Jackson says, “We’re JYP, so we were trained that way. I purposefully put the air in because I wanted to let them know the precise notes.”