Watch: Choi Jin Hyuk, Park Ju Hyun, And “Zombie Detective” Cast Show Their Vocal Chops On “Immortal Songs”
“Zombie Detective” is an upcoming drama on KBS about a zombie in his second year of resurrection who becomes a detective and desperately searches for the truth about his past. Choi Jin Hyuk stars as Kim Moo Young, the titular zombie detective who struggles to adapt to his new life and coexist with humans. Park Ju Hyun co-stars as Gong Seon Ji, a writer for an investigative journalism TV show.
On the “Immortal Songs” episode, seven of the lead actors from the drama each prepared a song to go head-to-head on the music program.
In the pre-show interview, Choi Jin Hyuk shared that he had eaten raw intestines and raw chicken to prepare for his role as a zombie. Kim Shin Young asked if his original dream had been to become a singer, and he replied, “It wasn’t really a dream, but when I was young, I wanted to do music. I came to Seoul for that, and 14 years later, I’m here on ‘Immortal Songs.'” He added that he had won the Daesang at “Survival Star Audition” and said, “At the time, I had nothing but ambition.”
Park Ju Hyun said that she had been part of a band in high school and shared that she had once pressed “like” on an article that said she looked like Shim Eun Ha. “I didn’t mean that I was agreeing with the article,” she said. “It was just because it was a senior whom I respect.”
Lee Joong Ok revealed that director Lee Chang Dong was his uncle, which surprised even Choi Jin Hyuk and Park Ju Hyun. “I didn’t want to hear that I was born with a golden spoon or something, so I don’t talk about it,” Lee Joong Ok said. “Even I have to audition for his films.”
First to perform was Im Se Joo, who sang Han Young Ae’s “Is Anyone There?” Im Se Joo shared that she sung OSTs for dramas, such as “Moon Is Setting” for the drama “Moon Embracing the Sun” under the stage name Heora.
Second to perform was Ahn Se Ha, who sang Lee Juck’s “Things We Took for Granted” as a message of comfort to those who were having a hard time from COVID-19. Then Tae Hang Ho sang Boohwal’s “Lonely Night” in the original key, while Lee Joong Ok sang No Brain’s “You Have a Crush on Me.”
Choi Jin Hyuk showed off his attractive vocal tone in his performance of YB’s “Peppermint Candy.” Ha Do Kwon, who had graduated from the Department of Vocal Music at Seoul National University, sang Im Jae Bum’s “The Flight.” Park Ju Hyun was the last to perform with Jaurim’s “Magic Carpet Ride.”
In the end, Ha Do Kwon was voted the MVP of the episode.
Check out a teaser for “Zombie Detective,” which will be available on Viki, below!
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