On the September 29 broadcast of MBC’s “The King of Mask Singer,” Genie faced off against contestant Handsome Cartoon Guy to defend his current title as King. Genie sang an emotional rendition of SHINee member Jonghyun’s “Y Si Fuera Ella” while Handsome Cartoon Guy performed Jung Joon Il’s “Hug Me.”
Unfortunately, Handsome Cartoon Guy was able to stop Genie from getting his sixth consecutive win with a score of 53 to 46. The former King turned out to be none other than Super Junior’s Kyuhyun!
190929 Kyuhyun chose Jonghyun's 'Y Si Fuera Ella' to perform (SUBBED)— i ♥ SHINee💎 (@iheartshinee_) September 29, 2019
"Someday on a broadcast stage, to Jonghyunnie 'Hyung gave my best in singing your song, Jonghyunah. Can you hear me?' I want to tell him that."
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Thank you Kyuhyun thank you so much. pic.twitter.com/h1JiGmmmRp
When asked about his song choice, Kyuhyun replied, “This is the song that our Jonghyun released as a solo track for the first time. I was a trainee for only two months, so I didn’t know many people. After debuting, we were really friendly, and we were in a unit group together. The incident occurred while I was serving in the military, and I cried a lot. I thought, ‘I’m older, why couldn’t I approach him first and express my thoughts.'”
With a shaky voice, he continued, “One day, I wanted to perform his song on a television program and tell him, ‘Hyung worked hard to sing your song, Jonghyun. Are you listening?’ I believe that he enjoyed [my performance].”
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