A group of 21 Korean music industry experts recently came together and participated in a survey that picked the best of the best idols in a variety of categories.
With idol groups taking over the music market, it’s an unending battle on the internet, between netizens in deciding which idol has the best vocal talents with the use of MR (Music Recorded) removed videos to potentially help arguments.
The experts that participated are as follows:
Im Jinmo, Bae Soontak, Sung Woojin, Kang Taekyu,
Han Dongyoon , HyunHyun Writer Kim (Public Music Critics)
Lee Munhee (Public Culture Critic)
Yoon Ilsang (Crazy Park Writer)
Park Jin (Universal Music, Korean Music Executive Director)
An Seokjun (Mnet Media, Director of Headquarters)
Kim Bonghwan (Neo Wiz Internet Bugs Music PD)
Kim Sangyoung (KT Music Contents Management Chief)
Kim Hyungjoong (Mnet Media MRookies PD)
Kim Sewon (KBS Radio PD)
Lee Daehwa (EBS Radio Music Director)
Jo Areum (MBC Radio Writer)
An Jaepil (EBS Radio Writer)
So Songgeun (CBS Radio Writer)
Kang Ilkwon (Rhythmer Editor)
Category: Vocal Talent
1. Lee Haeri (Davichi) – 19 points
2. Taeyang (Big Bang) – 18 points
3. Lee Changmin (2AM), Taeyeon (SNSD) – 15 points
1. Taeyang (Big Bang) – 23 points
2. Kahi (After School) – 21 points
3. Hyuna (4minute) – 19 points
Category: Potential for solo success
1. Taeyang (Big Bang) – 6 recommendations
2. Jo Kwon (2AM), G-Dragon (Big Bang) – 5 recommendations
3. Lee Hongki (FT Island), Jonghyun (SHINee), Taeyeon (SNSD) – 2 recommendations
Han Dong Yoon (Public Music Critics), the “Taeyang dances and sings live on stage. At the same time, he represents change and development in the music industry, which is further motivation”. He felt confident about Taeyang. Kang Ilkwon (Rhythmer editor), “Taeyang represents R&B music with a distinct groove, he is of the country’s singers that has been the most well-represented to others”.
Source: Donga Journal, AKP
I think the fact that he out beat a lot of artists in KPOP and being chosen and recommended by top critics and big names in the music industry is a BIG DEAL. This isn’t a fan based poll, which makes it all the more exciting. I hope that Taeyang sees this as more motivation and if he ever feels down and out!