Former Girl Group Member Challenges The Champion With Her Powerhouse Vocal Skills On “The King Of Mask Singer”
On the March 14 episode of “The King of Mask Singer,” reigning champion Barcode’s quest for a third consecutive win continued.
The first match-up of Round 2 was between Flower Ribeye and Mugwort. Mugwort sang Jessi’s hit song “NUNU NANA” and won the round with 14 votes to Flower Ribeye’s 7. Flower Ribeye later unmasked to reveal herself as Kwon Jin Ah.
In Round 3, Mugwort went up against Concert, singing Kim Gun Mo’s “I’m Sorry.” Mugwort won the round with 13 votes to Concert’s 8, and Concert unmasked to reveal himself as the singer Park Sang Min.
To defend the title, Barcode sang Dear Cloud’s “Ice Fortress,” and blew the panelists away once again to win 16 votes to Mugwort’s 5. Mugwort unmasked to reveal herself as former SPICA main vocalist Kim Boa, who is currently part of the duo KEEMBO.
Shinsadong Tiger praised Kim Boa as someone who was sought out as a guide and backing vocalist for various hit songs. He said, “Whenever I’m out of ideas, I call her for inspiration and she can sing right away whatever I give to her.” Kim Boa revealed that she had participated in songs like MOMOLAND’s “Bboom Bboom” and Chungha’s “Gotta Go.”
Kim Boa said that she had come on the show to erase perceptions of her as simply a powerful singer. “When I first debuted, the praise was excessive but I was grateful,” she said. “But as time went on, that title seemed to hold me down like shackles. I became very strict with myself about needing to sing better without ever wavering in pitch.”
She added, “KEEMBO recently released a studio album and it’s the first time I’ve ever released a full-length album even though it’s been 10 years since my debut.”
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