WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon Shares His Thoughts On Survival Show “YG Treasure Box”
During a recent interview, WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon talked about how his survival show experience affected him as an artist, as well as about giving YG Entertainment trainees advice on the agency’s latest show.
Kang Seung Yoon was a contestant on the competition show “Superstar K2” in 2010, and the group also all took part in the YG survival show “WIN: Who Is Next” in 2013, where they won the competition and the chance to debut. WINNER recently filmed a guest appearance on the show “YG Treasure Box,” which features male trainees vying for a spot in the company’s upcoming boy group.
In a recent interview with the press, WINNER was asked what they thought about appearing on the show to evaluate the trainees and give comments.
Kang Seung Yoon replied that he had been emotionally moved during the experience. “There are really a lot of trainees, and I hope they all do well,” he said. “However, since there’s a limit to the group size, they can’t all debut right away. I think I said things to them that really came from my heart to try to help them.” He added with a laugh, “I also said things that wouldn’t be able to be shown on television.”
“Even for the trainees who are eliminated and go back to training, the experience of being on a survival show is an opportunity for them to really improve,” he said. “Since it’s a television show, even those trainees will definitely develop a fandom. I think there are no drawbacks. I hope that they use the opportunity well and it drives them to advance.”
When asked if he thinks that the trainees need harsh criticism, Kang Seung Yoon replied, “Of course. I still keep in mind the feedback that I received from Park Jin Young, Yoon Jong Shin, and Lee Seung Chul in the past.” The three artists appeared as judges on “Superstar K2.”
He continued, “The thing I remember the most is that I was told, ‘You can just sing with your own voice. Why are you forcing yourself to change your voice when you sing?’ I now sing in a much more comfortable way than I did then. I always keep that kind of feedback in mind. I didn’t take it lightly because it was something they were telling me based on their considerable experience as senior artists.”