Golden (formerly known as G.Soul) surprised coaches and spectators alike with his appearance as a candidate in Mnet’s “The Voice of Korea 2020”.
“The Voice of Korea 2020” includes a blind audition to the trainer Kim Jong Kook, boa, Sung Si Kyungand Dynamic Duo sit with their backs to the stage and judge the participants by their voices alone. If the trainers want a participant to join their respective teams and continue to attend the show, press a button to turn their chairs and face the singer.
As part of The Voice of Korea 2020 on June 5, Golden auditioned for the show with his maiden name, Kim Ji Hyun. The moment he started singing the first line of Lee So Ra’s “Please”, BoA and Dynamic Duo turned their chairs and showed that they wanted him to join their respective teams.
At the end of the song, Kim Jong Kook and Sung Si Kyung also turned their chairs, which meant that Kim Ji Hyun achieved an “all-turn”.
After his appearance, Kim Ji Hyun introduced himself and said: “I am a singer and I advertise under the name Golden. I decided to take part in “The Voice of Korea 2020” under my name Kim Ji Hyun. “
Dynamic Duo Gaeko said he turned his chair because he liked the sound of Kim Ji Hyun’s voice and was shocked when he saw his face. Choiza then revealed that Kim Ji Hyun had previously used the stage name G.Soul, which shocked BoA and exclaimed, “What? You are really famous! “
In a backstage interview, Kim Ji told Hyun how he made his debut and what he’s been doing lately. He said he signed on to a TV competition show at JYP Entertainment at the age of 13, adding: “I only trained for a long time. I am still a rookie artist. I would be lying if I said that the process of my debut was not difficult, but didn’t everyone have it difficult? Kim Ji Hyun said of his recent activities: “I was singing on the streets of London. I did it without much thought, but a lot of people came to watch. I was so happy at the time. I want to be on stage soon, but there aren’t many options these days (because of the coronavirus pandemic). Singing is the only thing I can do, so that’s where I come to sing. “
Regarding his decision to change his stage name from G.Soul to Golden, Kim Ji Hyun said:[G.Soul] was not a name that I came up with. I wanted to give myself my own name. I want to be a brilliant artist, just like the word “golden”. I often want to sing in front of everyone. I want to be someone who sings sincerely to everyone. “
During the audition, the coaches began to persuade Kim Ji Hyun to join each of their teams. Kim Ji Hyun explained what he wanted to get out of his participation in the show: “I want to grow one step further. I want to learn a lot and promote actively. “
BoA said to everyone, “I am seeing him on a show for the first time. I wish I could change my place with his. I want to learn from him instead.” She then said to Kim Ji Hyun, “I will help you by I’m telling you the hard truth. “
Despite the efforts of the other coaches to include Kim Ji Hyun on their teams, Kim Ji Hyun decided to join the BoA team. He said: “I was thrilled when she said she would tell me the hard truth. I would like to hear that.” Backstage, he revealed: “I used to be a big BoA fan. I am very honored. I hope she gives me a lot of honest advice. “
Watch Kim Ji Hyun’s audition “The Voice of Korea 2020” below!
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