Soloist Impresses The Audience Again In 2nd “The King Of Mask Singer” Appearance As A Contestant

A returning contestant to MBC’s “The King of Mask Singer” showcased his talents and took the audience by surprise once again!

Last week, contestants The Emperor’s New Clothes and Minimum Wages faced off in the first round and sang Lee Sang Eun’s “Dam-Da-Di” together. The Emperor’s New Clothes successfully moved on to the second round after scoring more votes than contestant Minimum Wages.

On the April 21 broadcast, The Emperor’s New Clothes took on Blue Mouse in the second round with a rendition of John Park’s “Thought of You.” Having captivated the audience with his sweet voice, The Emperor’s New Clothes garnered seven more votes over his opponent, and once again moved on to the next round.

In the third round, The Emperor’s New Clothes performed Kim Kwang Seok’s “On the Street,” while his opponent Right King covered the band Flower’s “Crying.”

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Right King ended up taking the round with 60 votes to The Emperor’s New Clothes’ 39 votes, which meant The Emperor’s New Clothes had to unmask himself. He revealed himself to be singer-songwriter Yoo Seung Woo, who first rose to fame as a “Superstar K 4” contestant back in 2012.

At his reveal, the current panelists couldn’t hold back their surprise. Not only was Yoo Seung Woo was a regular panelist on the show from mid-2016 to early 2018, but he also previously appeared as a contestant himself in May 2016.

On his return to the show as a contestant for the first time in three years, Yoo Seung Woo commented, “It was more satisfying in a way to see the panel be so surprised because I thought that everyone would know my identity. I thought they would definitely figure out it was me. I’m amazed and it was really fun, because it seems like everyone really didn’t know seeing how they all stood up when I unmasked myself. I’m amazed and it was really fun.”

“I must have matured without realizing it, to the point that people don’t recognize [my voice]. I think that’s a relief,” the singer added. “If I were to compare, being a panelist was more nerve-wracking than [appearing] today. I think I felt more comfortable because I go on stage with the mindset of ‘Let’s show myself.'”

After the broadcast, he took to his agency’s Twitter account to share more of his thoughts. He wrote, “I’m grateful to the seniors and producers who welcomed me. I enjoyed myself as I was able to sing all the songs I prepared, I got to hear many comments from my warmhearted seniors, and I was able to sing on a stage that many people watch! Thank you to the fans who always support me, and please look forward to my future album!”

“The King of Mask Singer” airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. KST. Check out Yoo Seung Woo’s performances of “Thought of You” and “On the Street” here and here!

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