Yoo Hee Yeol: “Idols Need Space to Tell Their Story”

The host of the late Friday night music-talk show “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook,” musician and producer Yoo Hee Yeol, spoke at a press conference to mark the 200th episode of the show.

At the press conference, Yoo Hee Yeol was asked about the appearance of idols on the show which strives to provide a stage for a wider range of artists than the singers that appear on more primetime music shows like “Music Bank” or “Inkigayo.” Yoo Hee Yeol replied, “There is only ‘Sketchbook’ left for music shows that allow artists to tell their story. It would be great if the hottest singers come out on the show and tell their story. I am sure they also have something to say, and since they are receiving love from the public, it’s reasonable that we listen.”

Idols and/or top ranking singers on music charts also appeared on the previous versions of this music show, hosted first by Lee Sora in “Lee Sora’s Proposal” and Yoon Do Hyun in “Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter.” Yoo Hee Yeol said, “We want to show [the artists] with meaning rather than mechanically like other music programs.”