WINNER’S Kang Seung Yoon sat down with TVReport to talk about his reign as a six-time champion “The King of the Mask Singers”! He recently ended his time on the show, taking six wins in a row and barely losing his championship title to Shield with one voice.
About what he did after winning the show, Kang Seung Yoon said, “The first thing I did was tell my members. They were really proud of me and said “YG’s first champion!” When I went back to the apartment, the members greeted me and said things like “The champion came” and “If you want to be champion, stay up there.” ! If you come down quickly, we won’t let you in. “You supported me a lot.”
He also mentioned hearing Kim Jin Woo and Lee Seung Hoon, who are currently in the military. “You would keep calling me to see if I won again,” he recalled. “The members were really so happy.”
When asked how he felt about losing a seventh win with one vote, Kang Seung Yoon replied, “To be honest, it’s a shame because I lost with one vote. Because my memories of being the champion I find it so difficult to tear myself away from it. “He further admitted:” Actually, I felt threatened when I heard Shield sing for the first time since I knew they had an appeal that I just didn’t have I thought I could lose, but at the end of the show, Kim Gura said he thought I would win, so I had a little hope, but losing in one voice made me so sad, but I’m so thankful that I could leave the show with so many precious memories. “
Kang Seung Yoon also spoke about his win against singer So Chan Whee. “Knowing who she was, I thought there was no chance I could win. When the results became known, I was so shocked and thought something was wrong. “He continued to thank his competitor and said,” After Chan Whee removed his mask, he complimented me and said that my singing was energetic and powerful. So I want to thank her. “
After his impressive six victories on the show, Kang Seung Yoon received many nicknames such as “The Youngest Champion” and “The First 6-Time Idol Champion”. He replied to these titles and said, “I’m just grateful. I’m really glad I was able to destroy the prejudice against idol singers.”
Kang Seung Yoon also considered his solo activities and admitted that he lacked confidence when he started. “I also plan to release a solo album this year, but I kept asking myself if people would actually hear it. But then I went to “The King of Mask Singer” and enjoyed so many opportunities to show my own unique voice color. After becoming champion, the company did not try to affect my singing style or my production. They usually give a lot of feedback on my self-made tracks, but now they don’t give as much anymore. The company’s employees also call me “Mr. Champion whenever they see me and that made me proud. “
The singer was also asked how he liked his “Chow Yun Fat” mask. “I was concerned about how I would peel the character off, but when I saw the mask I loved it,” he replied. “It was so cute, but also cool, and the sparkling hairstyle and the matchstick in the mouth were the best! I definitely want to thank the team of designers who created it. “
Speaking about how difficult it was to keep his identity secret on the show, Kang Seung Yoon commented, “It seemed like everyone already knew it, so it was difficult to keep it secret. My friends from my hometown would contact me after the show and say, “Hey, your singing is great,” and I would pretend ignorance and answer, “What are you talking about?” Be comments on the show. I almost betrayed the secret and was almost insulted by the production team. I am proud that I kept my secret secret until the end. “
He ended the interview with words of thanks to the audience. “I wanted to give many people strength through my appearance as Chow Yun Fat in” The King of Mask Singer “. I wanted to be someone who can give you a smile, a moment of happiness and comfort you with my singing. I’m not sure I actually became that person, but thank you very much for your support. “
Kang Seung Yoon is also currently preparing to appear in MBC’s upcoming drama “Kairos,” which premieres in September.
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