Park Jae Hyung, who is currently appearing on SBS's 'K-Pop Star', recently sat down for an interview with SBS. He began by explaining how he grew in love with k-pop saying, "When k-pop gradually became popular in the States, I started listening to k-pop with my noona who was 10 years older than me."
"The reason why I first loved k-pop was because of the group, G.O.D. I visited Korea when I was little and planned on attending one of their concerts, but I wasn't allowed to go because I was too young, so my uncle only took my noona. I ended up crying all day that day." He continued, "A few years later, I fell in love with SHINee's music and that's when I uploaded my first Youtube cover video of 'Replay'."
Park Jae Hyung previously participated in one of SM Town's concert events with his cover of SHINee's "Replay" and achieved 2nd place. He also performed a different rendition of the song, this time with fellow contestant Yoon Hyun Sang on 'K-Pop Star'.
The interviewer asked, "We heard you attended one of the Korean Music Festivals in LA and was enamored after seeing BoA's and J.Y. Park's performance. How did you feel at that time?" to which Park Jae Hyung replied, "Their songs were very sophisticated. When I saw BoA noona, she was very pretty and I thought to myself how someone could dance and sing live at the same time so well. I was very impressed."
He then expressed his admiration for the two saying, "The fact that I was able to personally meet these two sunbaes through this audition program still amazes me. I brought the pictures I took with them during the LA concert with me to Korea and I hope to get them autographed by them."
Meanwhile, Park Jae Hyung has safely made it through the top 8 and will be performing for the March 25th live broadcast of SBS's 'K-Pop Star'.
Source & Image: TV Daily via Nate