Wheesung has been revealed to be the hidden card of “I Am a Singer 3.”
After long consideration over whether or not to make an appearance, the skilled vocalist decided to take on the challenge and is now preparing for the next match with the best music producers in the field. He will first participate in the competition held on February 11, singing along with singers such as Yangpa and Park Jung Hyun.
“At first, Wheesung was very uncomfortable about starring in ‘I Am a Singer.’ However, he ultimately changed his mind after the producers’ constant persuasion,” a music industry insider said on February 9. “Though he still feels a big burden due to the system of ranking the performances and eliminating singers, the producers have finally won his heart.”
Wheesung is one of the best R&B and ballad vocalists in the nation. Despite his young age of 33, he has countless hit songs such as “Can’t We,” With Me,” and “Day We Met Again.” He dominated the music scene of the 2000s with his deep voice that touched the hearts of many.
Due to his numerous experiences on large stages, he is certainly the best fit for “I Am a Singer.” Fans are especially anticipating his appearance, since he was once chosen as first place for a survey on “Who do you want to see the most on ‘I Am a Singer?'”
The producers, too, are relieved at Wheesung’s addition to the group. Despite surfacing rumors of the producers having a hard time casting prominent singers, they now have a wild card, Wheesung, in their hands.
A rise in the rates is also expected with his addition. Though the first two episodes have only reached about 5-6 percent, lower than other shows airing at the same time, many are looking forward to a positive rise.
One singer has already been eliminated from the last competition of “I Am a Singer.” Since two new contestants are needed, including one to fill in the previously removed Lee Soo’s place, fans are wondering who the other new singer will be.