Baek A Yeon, the third place winner on the first season of “K-Pop Star,” talked about the reason why she wouldn’t go back on “K-Pop Star” if she could turn back time.
While the show brought her to a higher place and she is able to sing on stage like she has always wanted to, she said that she wouldn’t go back on the show if she turned back time. She said, “For me, ‘K-Pop Star’ was a place I turned to for the last time when I’d given up everything else. I can’t remember what my mindset was back then. But if I were to do it again now, it would be so stressful, and I think I’d just cry until it was over. If I could turn back time, I think I’d probably just be diligently studying music.”
It’s possible to glean from that answer just how difficult the experience was for her. She explained, “I was 19 to 20 years old at the time, but Park Ji Min and Lee Hi, who were younger than me, were so good at singing, and Lee Seung Hoon and the other contestants were so talented and popular. I had a lot of doubts at the time. I didn’t know if I had the ability to go on stage live. It was the first time I was asked to prepare a song each week, and the competition was so tough. But if I didn’t have that experience then, I think I’d be shaking a lot right now.”
She said the hardest day on the show was the day that Yoon Hyun Sang was eliminated from the show. She said, “During the rehearsal for my stage that day, one of my dancers fell from the chair and that traumatized me, so I messed up the real stage. I thought I would get eliminated for sure, but it was Yoon Hyun Sang. I felt so sorry and embarrassed, so I cried a lot that day. I cried on stage, and I couldn’t stop crying even when I got back to the dorm.”
Meanwhile, Baek A Yeon recently released her third album “Bittersweet” with the song “Sweet Lies” as the title track.