BIGBANG T.O.P Debuts His Singing on “Sketchbook”
On June 5, BIGBANG made an appearance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook,” their first time on the show as a full group. During their interview after their performance of “BAE BAE,” Yoo Hee Yeol asks what the group members are good at.
T.O.P, who is last, is probably the most surprising of them all. When T.O.P’s turn comes around, Seungri says, “He is really good at singing.” Taeyang jumps in, and says, “The tone of his voice is a lot like Jeon In Kwon when he sings.”
The members then ask T.O.P to sing the song “Please” by the band Deulgukhwa (vocals: Jeon In Kwon).
T.O.P says, “It’s not that our voices our similar; that’s not possible. It’s just that I really like Deulgukhwa’s songs.”
He continues, “I do get really shy when I sing. Rappers usually get shy about singing…”
“So you can overcome it here,” says Taeyang, and Yoo Hee Yeol agrees, offering to play piano for T.O.P while he sings.
While singing (Deulgukhwa’s “Only That Is My World“), however, T.O.P gets singing stage fright and is unable to continue, although Taeyang tries to help him out a little bit.
He says, “Honestly, I was definitely going to sing because [Yoo Hee Yeol] was playing for me, but it was more nerve-wracking for me than our first debut performance. I think this is the first time I’ve trembled like this.”
The original by Deulgukhwa, also performed on “Sketchbook”