American-Born Rapper And Singer Impresses With Her Rhythm And Versatility On “The King Of Mask Singer”
On July 15, MBC’s “The King of Mask Singer” featured the contestants to challenge “Bob Ross” for his third consecutive run at the crown.
The first match-up in Round 2 was “World Cup Soccer Ball” versus “Laundry Fairy.” World Cup Soccer Ball sang Jo Sung Mo’s “I Swear” while Laundry Fairy sang Zion.T’s “Eat.”
Panelist Jun Yoo Sung said, “Listening to Laundry Fairy, I started tapping my foot to the rhythm without knowing it.” Kim Gu Ra said, “In Laundry Fairy’s music, emotion comes first. World Cup Soccer Ball seems to be related to the rock genre.” Kim Hyun Chul said, “Laundry Fairy, knowing she couldn’t beat the current king’s specific style, has gone with a totally different musical style. I think she could beat the king.”
In the end, World Cup Soccer Ball won 52 to 47 and Laundry Fairy took off her mask to reveal her identity as rapper and singer Jessi.
She joked, “I thought I would die because of claustrophia,” referring to her mask. “I think I wouldn’t have known who I was either. I thought I would lose at first because Euna Kim was so good. I like standing on stage whenever, and I felt good that some people recognized me here.”
She continued, “When I did variety, a lot of people cursed me out online, so I decided to avoid it for now. They say I come off as strong, but I have a lot of mental strength. That’s why I’m a ‘strong unni.’ At first I was mad at online comments but now they just make me sad.”
You can watch the latest episode of “The King of Mask Singer” on Viki: