Former Girl Group Member And Solo Artist Surprises With Her Versatility On “The King Of Mask Singer”
On the January 17 episode of MBC’s “The King of Mask Singer,” Stove Cat took on the challenge for his ninth consecutive win.
The second match-up of Round 2 was between Snow Flower and Treasure Box. Snow Flower sang SHINee’s Taemin’s “Move” and impressed with her seductive charms, while Treasure Box sang Park Jung Woon’s “On a Night Like Tonight” and showed off her powerful voice.
Sandara Park said, “Snow Flower uses the modern singing method. She knows how to bring out the best of both rap and vocals. Treasure Box seems like she set the standard for ballads and was very stable. It makes me wonder if I could have not known there was a person like this.”
Treasure Box advanced to Round 3 with 18 votes to Snow Flower’s 3. Snow Flower unmasked to reveal herself as former Wonder Girls member and current solo artist Yubin.
Sandara Park showed her surprise at the reveal and immediately said, “Sunbaenim [mode of address to a senior artist], I’m sorry for running my mouth.” 2NE1 debuted in 2009, while Wonder Girls debuted in 2007.
Yubin said, “I’m not a Wonder Girls member that was known for her vocals. I was a rapper, so I was really nervous and wondered if I would be able to appear on ‘The King of Mask Singer.’ I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. But I’m grateful that they called me.”
Yubin is the CEO of rrr Entertainment, which houses her former Wonder Girls groupmate Hyerim and her husband Shin Min Chul. Asked about who else she would like to recruit to her agency, she said, “Kim Gura,” who quipped, “You should get Park Jin Young instead.”
Yubin recently made a solo comeback with the single “Perfume.”
Watch “The King of Mask Singer” below!