When you’re training to be an idol singer, you receive lessons for singing, dancing, acting and much more. Apart from those skills necessary in the entertainment world, it seems like every idol is also required to have at least one individual talent for variety show appearances. Whether it’s imitating an animal or performing a trick, idols of today possess some skills that are really odd. Did your idol make the list? Check it out in “11 K-pop Stars With Weird and Unusual Talents.”
Did you know both Andy from Shinhwa and Onew from SHINee love to imitate Donald Duck? Onew is an idol known for his many, random talents (including extra strong fingers). Check him out as he goes head to head with Andy in this hilarious Donald Duck battle.
Changjo from Teen Top has a really strange habit that I’ve never seen before. Somehow, this artist can make smoke come out of his mouth! People do that naturally in cold weather, but Changjo can do it any time.
Victoria of f(x) is known for being extremely flexible, but a lot of people still haven’t seen her display her skill. This video contains some of the best clips where she amazed the audience (and fellow idols) with her super flexible body.
Taecyeon from 2PM has one of the strangest talents on the list. He can play his teeth like a piano! It’s a talent that is both weird and difficult, thus making it a winner for variety shows.
Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation is well-known for her many vocal imitations. One of the most popular people to imitate in Korea is Christina. Here, Sooyoung nails her inflection, voice and accent perfectly- much to the amusement of her group members.
Minhyuk of BTOB is another idol known for being extremely flexible. Here, he shows off a special skill that requires a ton of strength in your arms and core. That amazing strength is part of what makes him such an amazing athlete. Other male stars like Sungmin (Super Junior) and Jin (BTS) are also really flexible as well.
Back in the days when TVXQ was still a group with 5 members, Yunho and Jaejoong both showed off their personal talents on a TV show. Their talents are quite bizarre and range from shaping their tongue into a clover to making themselves look pregnant.
Lizzy of After School has an extremely strange talent. She says she can immediately find the exact spot of a man’s nipples through his shirt. When she displayed her talent on the show Radio Star, the hosts were both impressed and embarrassed.
Shindong of Super Junior has an interesting talent of being able to balance things on one finger. He can balance things of all shapes and sizes- a chair, a musical instrument and more! Super Junior has always been a group that likes performing their talents on variety shows and Shindong is no exception.
These idols definitely have some strange talents they display on TV, but thankfully they have even more impressive talents in their singing and dancing abilities. It’s because of those skills that they have gained fans all over the world! In the meantime however, we still enjoy seeing these weird (and slightly wacky) individual talents as well. We know there must be even more K-pop stars with unusual talents though. Do you know someone we left off the list? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
lee1086 is a Soompi writer who lives for music, playing the piano, Super Junior and Eunsihae. She is also a fan of 3rd Wave Music, BIGBANG, EXO, and more. When she is not watching the latest K-Drama or obsessing over the perfection of Lee Donghae, she is busy at church or hanging out with her family and friends.