10 Times Female Idols Slayed Songs That Were Originally Sung By Men
Be it through a pop song or a ballad, idols constantly amaze us with their melodious voices. Depending on the vocal range and whether it’s being performed by a male or a female singer, each song has its own serenading effect.
Sometimes, these idols take on the challenge and cover songs of artists from the opposite sex, thus granting us quite a mesmerizing performance. From solo to group releases, here are 10 times female idols slayed songs that were originally sung by men.
1. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon – Nell’s “Time Walking Through Memories”
One of Korea’s top idol vocalists surely did Nell’s song justice! Taeyeon’s portrayal of her emotions beautifully complemented her soulful singing, leaving the audience completely in awe.
2. 15& and HA:TFELT – G-Dragon’s “That XX”
Who would’ve thought that G-Dragon’s song would be even more captivating as a cover? Alongside their former labelmate Yeeun, 15&’s Baek Yerin and Park Jimin delicately embodied the song as they delivered a majestic performance.
3. MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul – Crush’s “Don’t Forget” feat. Taeyeon
Although Moonbyul is known as the main rapper of the group, there is no denying that her singing voice is literal music to our ears. On top of her soothing vocals, she even wrote and performed her own rap verse during her cover of the song.
4. DreamCatcher’s Siyeon, SuA, and Yoohyeon – WINNER’s “Really Really”
In a fun and lighthearted setting, Siyeon, SuA, and Yoohyeon graced us with a powerful performance, highlighting both their vocals and rap skills as they perfectly reprised WINNER’s hit song.
5. Chungha – Clon’s “Choryeon”
This cover is one for the books! As she paid homage to veteran dance music duo Clon, Chungha delivered the stage performance of a lifetime by incorporating her own personal touch to the song both vocally and visually, which had the crowd jumping out of their seats.
6. Heize – J.Y. Park’s “I Have A Girl”
Albeit short, Heize surely gave us a stage to remember as she sung a snippet of “I Have A Girl” in front of its original singer. It’s safe to say that she slayed the performance, since she had Park Jin Young himself jam to her hypnotizing cover.
7. Akdong Musician’s Lee Soo Hyun – iKON’s “Best Friend”
Feel the YG love! As part of of her newest YouTube channel segment, Soo Hyun blessed us with a bubbly version of iKON’s “Best Friend” where she introduced a fresh and cheerful outlook to the song, much to her fans’ delight.
8. EXID’s Solji – 4Men’s “I Can’t”
Talk about an epic performance! Although she was hiding behind a mask, a lot of devoted fans could tell that the original king had come back to claim the throne once more. Solji delivered a goosebump-worthy stage, blowing both the panel’s and the audience’s minds in the process.
9. Davichi – Cho Yong Pil’s “I Wish Now It Will Be That”
Nothing beats performing one of your favorite songs in front of the original artist. On an ethereal stage, Davichi flawlessly reprised “I Wish Now It Will Be That,” enchanting the public and gaining recognition from Cho Yong Pil himself.
10. The Ark – BTS’s “Boy In Luv”
We’re concluding this feature with a fascinating acoustic version of “Boy In Luv” by The Ark. It’s always interesting to see a hip hop group with impressive vocal abilities, and these fine ladies showcased exactly that.
Which girl cover performance is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.