SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’

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SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’ (OSEN)

Being a K-pop “idol” means one can have the privilege of being in the spotlight and garner international fame, but their charms and good looks very often overshadow their abilities.

Stars under SM Entertainment, the nation’s largest record label and home to a host of hotshot “idols,” are the best example. Although the celebrities have been conquering charts with their original, yet unique style of music, they are not immune to criticisms on their vocal skills.

As visibly shown on the company’s website, most stars produced by the entertainment giant are gifted with better-than-average perfect looks. Their individual charm varies depending on their position within different groups, but it’s undeniable that their looks solidify the set of skills they flaunt on-stage.

But do all SM Idols have mediocre skills, compared to their flawless looks?

Before you judge all sets of books on the shelf by the cover, here are some of SM Entertainment’s top vocalists who have, and are, trying to break the bias and “walk the talk” on MBC’s hit show, “King of Mask Singer.

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SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’ (Herald Pop)

SM’s unique electropop girl group, f(x)’s main vocalist, Luna concealed her face beneath a golden mask and sang her heart out on the show. Her golden vocal touched the heart of its listeners and she was awarded as “king” twice in a row.

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SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’ (Herald Pop)

Top boy band, EXO’s member Chen, nicknamed himself “legendary guitar man” and his dramatic singing skills won approval from many critics and viewers. On his appearance, he said that “he wanted honest opinions of the public on his vocal skills.”

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SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’ (Herald Pop)
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SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’ (Herald Pop)

Super Junior’s Ryeowook showed his passion toward music by conveying strong emotion in his voice. His clear voice and technique managed to delight the audience. Another member of Super Junior, Kyuhyun also came out as a contestant, and pleased the masses with his acclaimed voice.

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SM Entertainment idols have more than their ‘looks’ (Herald Pop)

SM’s “oldie, but goodie,” singer Dana came onstage with a solo act and a duet with singer KCM. One of the hosts even complimented her singing skills, saying, “It’s a shame that SM Entertainment doesn’t have plans to produce a solo album.” Hopefully, she has won the heart of her company as well.

These army of SM Idols are ready to change the minds of “haters” by being all-around perfectionists.

Min-kyung Jung
The Korea Herald