Everyone knows I’m a huge Hyori fan. She’s beautiful, hilarious, and entertaining to watch. I have to admit I’ve been out of the KPOP loop for awhile now, but when I saw Hyori’s “Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang” on Perezhilton, I found myself wandering back into the lovely, addicting world of Korean pop culture. Fellow writer hijinx wrote an excellent review of the music video but I couldn’t pass on reviewing Lee Hyori’s comeback as a whole. So students, let’s dissect the Queen of KPOP, Lee Hyori.
Musically, there is absolutely 0 talent. Her vocals are weak, forced, and producers heavily tweak the music to accommodate to her lack of vocal ability. But what I love about Hyori is that she is fully aware that as a singer, she, excuse my French, sucks. She’s realistic and knows that though she’s got that entertainer fire and the looks to rule the world, she doesn’t take that step into the unknown because of her inability to sing a melody or harmonize to a ballad. And this is why she decided not to pursue and conquer Asia like her fellow friends, BoA and Rain. Now, this may not be true but these are what my observations are screaming and this is my op-ed so relax your fingers for a moment before you type a technical tirade in the comment section.
There are times where I see Hyori perform, and as a viewer and fan, it’s not believable. Don’t get me wrong, everything makes sense. The hair, the outfit, the make-up, the extravagant props in the background, but when she’s performing on the stage, I just don’t believe any of it. It’s when she’s off-stage, acting in a music video drama, movie, or CF where I see her talent and the true essence of who she could potentially be as an actress.