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Posted by AKP STAFF Sunday, March 4, 2012

Latest broadcast of 'K-Pop Star' brings J.Y. Park to tears & questions about Kim Na Yoon


The March 4th live broadcast of 'K-Pop Star' were filled with many regrets and left many in tears, including J.Y. Park. On this day, the top 10 finalists were given the mission "My Story" to sing a song, released around the time they were born, that they could relate to.

Once the finalists were announced, it came down to Kim Na Yoon and Lee Jung Mi. Before they announced the elimination, J.Y. Park commented, "We never expected this person to end up being eliminated. In terms of the judges' votes, this person did not receive the lowest score. She received low viewer's mobile votes and the online voting so there was nothing we could do but to have this person sent home."

The contestant to be eliminated turned out to be none other than Lee Jung Mi, who performed her cover of "Snail" by Panic. When asked why she chose the song, she replied, "When I was in my first year of middle school, I had a difficult time because of my peers, but I was able to overcome the hardship by singing. After going through many miraculous recoveries in 'K-Pop Star', I was able to relate my situation with the lyrics in "Snail". That's why I believe I'll be able to sing with my heart through this song."

Possibly due to the fact that she was suffering from vocal cord nodules, Lee Jung Mi was unable to perform her utmost best and ended up being sent home.

Netizens commented, "It's so disappointing to see Lee Jung Mi being sent home like this", "It's true that she did receive the lowest votes by the public's vote", and, "Can't believe she got eliminated."

In related news, netizens have began questioning contestant Kim Na Yoon's recent change in image. Kim Na Yoon performed her cover of "I Don't Have Any Problem" by Hwang Kyu Young but throughout the live broadcast, she was unable to properly open her eyes and her face seemed to be swollen. As earlier reported, former contestant Diana Chen posted a Youtube video addressing the matter.

Without further ado, check out the top 10 finalists' performances below!


<Kim Na Yoon - I Don't Have Any Problem (original by Hwang Kyu Young)>

<Lee Jung Mi - Snail (original by Panic)>

<Lee Ha Yi - Regret (original by Kim Gun Mo)>

<Baek Ji Woong - In the Enlistment Train (original by Kim Min Woo)>

<Park Ji Min - Hey Hey Hey (original by Jawoorim)>

<Lee Michelle - Farewell Trip (original by Won Mi Yeon)>

<Lee Seung Hoon - I Know (original by Seo Taeji and Boys)>

<Park Jae Hyung - A Midsummer Night's Dream (original by Kwon Sung Yeon)>

<Baek Ah Yeon - Someday (original by Lee Sang Eun)>

<Yoon Hyun Sang - One Late Night in 1994 (original by Jang Hye Jin)>

Source: Newsen, TVDaily via Nate 1, 2

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