Quite a few people on the team have been marathoning K-pop Star, so Patricia and I started our discussion this week with SBS’ latest singing competition show, before branching out to a discussion on some of the strongest vocalists currently active on the scene right now.

  • SBS’ K-pop Star (0:30)
  • BoA as a singer and her place in today’s market; the kinds of desirable voices in K-pop today (10:24)
  • Do you need to be Asian to be a K-idol? (17:50)
  • Vocalists, vocalists, vocalists: Jonghyun vs. Onew, K.R.Y., Junsu, Luna, T-ara, Yeeun and Sunye (24:44)


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High fives all around to chunface for getting all the songs in the previous podcast — leave your guesses for this week’s in the comments below!

If there’s anything you want us to chat about next time, or if you have any questions you want to ask, feel free to let us know.