Future Analyses (No Longer Taking Requests)

Vocalists Whom Will NOT Be Analyzed

Due to many fans not reading our rules carefully, we will provide a list of popularly requested vocalists that will not be analyzed because analyzing them would break our rules. Please read our rules before making a request.

2NE1’s CL

4Minute’s Hyuna

Big Bang’s Seungri

BtoB’s Hyunsik

BTS’ Jin & Jimin

EXO’s Chanyeol, Xiumin, Suho & Lay

f(x)’s Amber

Girl’s Generation’s Sooyoung & Yuri

Infinite’s L


Miss A’s Suzy

Secret’s Hyosung

Sera (Former Nine Muses)

SHINee’s Key

Super Junior’s Heechul, Lee Teuk, Kangin, Siwon

T-Ara’s Jiyeon



For analyses of members of idol groups, we only analyze vocalists. We do not analyze rappers, even if they may sing at times if their main instrument is rapping, we will not analyze them as it is not fair to them. If a rapper happens to have significant vocal skill then they shall be considered for an analysis.

We only analyze up to half of the vocalists in a group, and only the strongest half. If a group has 8 members but 4 are rappers, then we’ll only analyze up to half of the vocalists in that group. So in this case only up to 2/4 vocalists will be analyzed. If the vocalists in a group happen to be more vocally skilled and balanced, then more vocalists will be analyzed within a group, such as the case with SHINee, Brown Eyed Girls and Mamamoo.

We only analyze vocalists with sufficient material for an analysis. Therefore groups that debuted more recently, such as in 2016 and 2017, will not be analyzed due to the lack of material. We prioritize vocalists who have longer careers with more material for an analysis.

*******WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING REQUESTS ******* because the list of vocalist to be analyzed has reached a fairly lengthy size, we will be no longer accepting requests until the list decreases in size.

Disbanded groups or members who left their groups and are now not active anymore in the mainstream will NOT be analyzed. Even if they may be active, they’d need to be significantly vocally skilled to be considered for an analysis. If they’re active outside of Korea/K-pop, they’re not K-Contemporary artists anymore, therefore will NOT be analyzed.

With trendy TV shows like Idol School and Produce 101, we must inform you we will NOT analyze temporary groups as there will not be enough material within their one year together to write a full analysis for their main/lead vocalists. These vocalists shall be analyzed once they re-debut under a solo stage name or under another group in the future, following the guidelines provided above regarding material, positions and relevancy within their groups.

Updating Analyses



Kim SoHyang

New Analyses

2018 (Priority Analyses)


(2015 debuts)

Gfriend’s Yuju


(2012 debuts)

Melody Day’s YeoEun

Tahiti’s Jerry

(2013 debuts)

TOPP DOGG’s Sangdo

(2014 debuts)

Dreamcatcher’s Siyeon and/or Yoohyeon

Laboum’s Soyeon

Sonamoo’s Minjae & High.D

(2015 debuts)

April’s Chaewon

CLC’s Seunghee

Day6’s Sungjin

iKON’s Junhoe

Monsta X’s Kihyun

Oh My Girl’s Seunghee

Seventeen’s DK, Seungkwan

TWICE’s Jihyo

UP10TION’s Hwanhee and/or Sunyul




Kim Dahyun


4Men’s Shin Yongjae

Guckkasten’s Ha Hyunwoo


Hwang Chiyeol

Kim Bumsoo

Kim Dongryul

Kim Tae Woo

Lee Younghyun

The One

Park Kiyoung

SG WANNABE’s Kim Jinho

Shinhwa’s Shin Hyesung

Seo Moon Tak

TOPP DOGG’s Sangdo

Ulala Session’s Myunghoon


2019 ~ Indefinitely



A.Kor’s Jiyoung

April’s Jinsol

Astro’s MJ &/or Sanha

Baek Ahyeon

Bernard Park

Berry Good’s Taeha

Blackpink’s Rosé


Buzz’s Kyunghoon

CLC’s Sorn or Seungyeon

Cosmic Girls’ Yeonjung & Dawon

Crayon Pop’s Choa


Eric Nam


Gavy NJ’s Gunji

Gugudan’s Sejeong & Haebin

Ha Dong Kyun


Han Dong Geun

Huh Gak

In Sooni




Kim Feel

Kim Jongkook

Kim Gunmo

Kim Juna

Kim Kyungho

KNK’s Inseong & Youjin

Lee Eunmi

Lee Juk

Lee Jung

Lee Michelle

Lee Seung Chul

Lee Seunggi

Lee Sora

Legend’s Listen

Lim Chang Jung

Lim Jaebum

Lim Junghee (J.Lim)

Lim Kim

Lovelyz’s Jin or Sujeong


Madtown’s Lee Geon &/Or H.O.

Matilda’s Haena

Mr.Mr.’s Tey


NCT’s Stronger Vocalists

Nell’s Kim Jongwan

Norazo’s Lee Hyuk

Nine Muses’ Keumjo

Hyuko’s Oh Hyuk

Oh My Girl’s Hyojung

Paran’s Ace

Parc Jaejung

Park Boram

Phantom’s Sanchez

Pentagon’s Jinho & Hui

Playback’s Woolim

Pristin’s Sungyeon


Royal Pirates’ Moonchul

Rumble Fish’s Choi Jini


Seo Ingook

SF9’s Inseong

So Chan Whee

Stellar’s Hyoeun

Sung Shi Kyung

Sunny Days’ Sunkyung

Sunnyhill’s Jubi


TWICE’s Nayeon and/or Jungyeon

UP10TION’s Hwanhee and/or Sunyul

Urban Zakapa’s Jo Hyuna and Kwon Soonil

Vibe’s Yoon Minsoo

Vromance’s stronger vocalists


Yoo Seungwoo

Yoon Do Hyun


If any of you would like your idol to be analyzed, drop your request in the comment box. If you attach videos/recordings of their (preferably) latest live performances, it will be helpful. But then again, it will not guarantee that your idol will be analyzed since it will depend on our contributors. We can’t even guarantee when we will release the analysis of the above mentioned future projects. One other reason is that analyzing vocal when there isn’t enough material to judge them will be challenging and more or less inaccurate. This will explain why judging rookie idols is an issue.




10,908 thoughts on “Future Analyses (No Longer Taking Requests)

  1. would someone like jo sumi (well specifically jo sumi) be consideredeven if she isnt a pop singer? is there different criteria for opera singers?


    1. Yes there is a different criteria for opera singers. We are a pop vocal blog, not classical. We aren’t familiar enough with classical singing to analyze her or any classical vocalist.


  2. Hi ahmin! I just want to know if any of IMFACT’s vocalists support? (from left to right)
    Does Je-Up(2) supports? specially around 3:15-3:52? What canyou say about Taeho(4) and Sang(5)? Thank you!


    1. 3:15 That is way too high to expect him to support. There is a lot of strain. Jeup sings very lightly but with a lot of air, not even vocal cords. A high larynx and tightness, so he has issues when it comes to singing without tension. I am not sure I’d say he supports well or consistently. Taeho is a bit tight, slightly nasal but he seems less shallow than Sang. Sang is shallow and he squeezes while pushing air, while Jeup when he sings the same line he relaxes more into it and pushes less.


    1. That’s mostly pretty good! Make sure not to let out too much air at the end of your lines, don’t exhale so much air like that and use your soft palate more to open the back of your throat and to make sure your voice don’t stay too much in your nose on the “want”s.


      1. That’s great! Okay…I found this recording I made a week ago. It’s not very good since it’s not really practiced much so the pitch is not the best (I think I went off key a few times) and the head voice transitions aren’t as connected as I would like them but hey, I think the C4-Eb4 area was okay and the runs were surprisingly not bad^^.


      2. This isn’t bad! It’s a bit of tense on the vowels, they could be a more opened. Lift the soft palate and make sure the sound is a bit freer, but it really isn’t. Don’t be too heavy and try to learn to connect the transitions into head voice more now.


      3. Oh I wish I didn’t send it now. It sounds worse than I remembered. My pitch was all over the place, the trills in the chorus were kinda bad and I was…nasal. I didn’t notice that. I really need to practice a song properly before recording lol


  3. Okay so I’ve been experimenting on what you mean by being freer, which I totally understand. But I want to ask you in this clip.

    This clip is full of inconsistencies (or I’m just very picky) when I try to make it softer. But the ‘dont let me go’ D4s sounds okay? Did I lift my soft palate? I know that I do have times where I have good placement because sometimes I’d just sing and my voice just …projects. But when I try to do it consciously while recording, it’s hard to produce it. I tense up when I record. Do you have any tips for that lol?

    And my head voice; I notice that it can sound a bit airy.

    I sang a relatively low range. Did I have support or was it still not steady? Or was I airy?


    This clip I sang in the fifth octave but it doesn’t or feel bad to me. How high did I peak and did I at least maintain nice placement?

    I feel so close to establishing everything tbh. I think my lower range could (potentially) maintain support down to G2/G#2, my mixed voice maybe D4 and my head voice…maybe somewhere in the fifth octave. I’m so close to that lol. Would that make me a pretty well-rounded vocalist? And I wonder if I’m vocally similar with any of the vocalists you have analyzed lol. BoA strikes in mind for me but that’s only cuz she’s well-rounded.


    1. Can you place the sound a bit more forward, towards your lips? I feel like your sound stays a bit too far back and your tongue isn’t touching the bottom front teeth the whole time. Ooh is a great vowel for you for head voice, keep working with it. The don’t let me go D4’s aren’t tense, but the vowel could be more open and overall everything could be more forward and use a bit less air. You also don’t need to be so dark on A2 compared to the rest. The stretch and pitch in your head voice is quite nice, when you move quickly in a scale. Focus more on the lips again for placement, but not bad at all. Relax more on the E5, there’s a bit of lack of detail when it comes to how you’re going this high. Slow it down a bit and focus on how each note feels for your vocal cords, repeat them one by one. Stop thinking about being well rounded, stop trying to be a professional vocalist from this blog. Just focus on yourself and how you can be better than what you are. Also BoA is not well rounded.


      1. Ah okay. That might also be because im trying to not be loud and if I manage to project, everyone in the house will here it lol. But at least they’re not tense. What’s preventing my head voice and mixed (lower too) from supporting? Is it just that the vocals cords arent responding fully or is it for all the things you mentioned above? Lack of forwardness. Oh an my head voice didn’t strain on the E5, did it? Is an E5 considered high for a baritone?


      2. You aren’t lacking as much in support as you are in finding placements, as you seem to not use much mask and then be really overly heavy in your chest. That’s preventing you right now, aside from the general thing with you not developing the vocal cords just enough yet without using air pressure. E5 is definitely pretty high. Below E5 you didn’t have many issues but E5 seemed to be the start of where you are feeling the pressure in your throat from singing high in head voice.


  4. Hi, Ahmin. Unrelated to Kpop, but I was just wondering, do you think Vocaloids practice perfect technique, being a computerized voice? If you’re not familiar with Vocaloids, they are a computer program that came out about a decade ago where the PC user can make a voice sing whatever they want, and can somewhat edit the airness, volume, and vibrato of the voice. I wasn’t sure if since all of these things could be altered, that means it’s possible for a Vocaloid to sing with near perfect technique. I’ll link some Vocaloid songs. https://youtu.be/HinT8DXYdDk https://youtu.be/EKhIt7ZLZao
    Thank you!


    1. I am very familiar with vocaloids I even have the video games. But to answer your question, no they don’t use perfect technique. It’s not really singing it’s just sound. You know how on a keyboard you can switch it to “choir ahhs” it’s just like that. It’s just words being put to sound it’s not really singing and definitely not comparable to what an actual person does when they sing. Does this make sense? I could explain further if need be.


    2. I think that also depends on the voice provider, I mean Hatsune Miku doesn’t sing with a perfect technique because her VA is a weak vocalist… Even if we modify her voice, her tone will still sounds somewhat scratchy and high-larynx-ish


    1. Do you mean the highest note in the line? Or the lower notes at the end of phrase? Cause nothing Nayeon sings above Bb4 is usually supported and that was D5 to E5, not supported at all. The G#4 to B4 was better but even the B4 is pushed.


      1. Oh I see. I replied to him about your comment and he said this “compare it with the minute 3:31 note and you will see that the quality is different, it was a support without intention, but it is a supported note, it may seem that it is not supported since the sound is smaller, because of her unstable larynx and that she positions the sound in her pharynx, but it has support. it is not the first time that nayeon sings notes supported above the B4, in a performance of precious love, she sang a C5 with support. so she has the potential” I’m just really confused because idk who’s right and who’s wrong. I’m guessing your most likely to be correct because you’re known for being a very reliable source for kpop vocalists ratings. But was he right about that?


      2. I have absolutely no idea what comment you’re talking about, but I’m not sure you should every random youtube commenter out there. I disagree that there’s much of a difference between 2:33 and 3:31, but I do hear slightly less tension on 2:33. A vocalist may breathe slightly better and thus have less tension but to call it a supported note? That’s a stretch. One may say the note has more support or an attempt to carry to more support, but from that to actually call it a fully supported note is wanting to believe in something that’s not there. It’s being too easy on someone because you want to give them a compliment. Objectively, it’s not a supported note because there is far more tension than support in that note. So I think he is hearing something but I don’t think he has the sensitivity in his ears to grasp the details he’s hearing right and he’s being a bit easy on them.


  5. Hi Ahmin! I just want too ask, Does Je-Up did well here? specially at 1:55 – 2:20 (don’t mind the replay its annoying hahah) He sustained here right? or no, And I’m hearing tightness, am I right? anyways, throughout the whole song does he support? and I think he drops support when he is reaching those high notes, thank you in advance Ahmin! Have a nice day, and yes, do you have a plan on analysing him? And I also want to know how he did well here in the whole song, thank you!


    1. I have already seen this. I have heard much better singing from him on The Unit, was it? But no, not on here. Here he was using air over vocal cord stretch and support the whole time, he was singing with a high larynx the whole time. There is not a single moment in this performance where I’d say he was properly and healthily supporting his voice. I have plans to analyze any main/lead vocalist with enough public recognition and material, but we are not thinking about adding any new vocalists at the moment.


  6. I know someone posted this video but I have a different question:
    It seems Yuju sang in a slightly more heady way up to B4 as it didn’t sound as heavy as she usually sounds. Above that she’s singing in her usual chestier way. What do you think?

    And to me it seems she’s not singing it live? (Though we can never tell whether it’s really lip-synced or they turned the playback really loud)


    1. No no, the fact that this is lip synched is already something I noticed and have said the last time someone posted it. She is not especially heady nor chesty, she is just following the dynamics of the song. Throughout the verse it’s all soft but the chorus is heavier and beltier, but she’s singing around B4 throughout most of the song.


  7. I’m a bit curious about Fromis_9 now that they’ve debuted, and I don’t remember seeing this video asked about:

    I’m specifically curious about Hayoung, who sings 23:09-23:40, and 28:11-28:36. To me, she seems pretty stylistic, airy, heady mix? though it may be her light voice fooling me, but I think I hear support? She’s one of the main vocalists. The first song, I can see how the style fits the soft guitar, but other than being a bit less breathy, the style seems to carry over in the second song. Then again, a radio show where it’s not really a performance isn’t the best showcase for live vocals.

    If you would like to listen to the other members, they sing in the next few minutes between those time stamps, but I don’t hear much support, apart from Jiwon (28:37 if she might be analyzed when you take requests again), the other main vocalist who was on Sixteen. I think they have a 4 member vocal line, so maybe both eventually?


    1. I am so sorry but please stop asking about this studio song. I don’t want to rely on a studio track to talk about his singing. It’s the third time already God. lol It’s Bb4’s, so it’s a dangerous note to just call supported or not so easily, especially based on a studio recording.


      1. do you feel this way every time there is a new 5 second clip about BTS and someone needs to know if xyz improved in the last week since the previous clip LOL?

        have you ever just considered not responding to questions that don’t adhere to your rules/stuff covered in your FAQ? I feel like it’d save you a TON of time


    1. Definitely not G4 nor G#4. The F4’s and Eb4’s are questionable, he has a very wobbly vibrato so it makes me feel odd about how much he actually supports without pushing.


      1. Thank you! Hopefully he has better consistency and support in the F4 range now, given that this was over a decade ago.


  8. hey ahmin
    racing car was indeed june
    i know u r yet to analysis him and nct
    but can i ask what is the dolphin note chenle hits ? here ? it is in 2:19

    thank u


  9. Hi Ahmin!!!
    Do you think that someone’s vocal type could be change from one to another one, like at first she was a “Soprano” and then she turned to be a “Mezzo” ? Does it possible to do ?
    Thanks in advance


  10. Hey ahmin you once said something about CLC´s Elkie. I dont really remember exactly which video it was but you said something like “she´s not supporting nor straining/high larynx” atleast something close to that. So if someones not straining nor having like a high/low larynx when they sing isnt that a sign that they are supporting? They probably have to breath right to maintain a stable larynx and/or prevent straining right?


    1. You think she is improving based off what? You didn’t give us anything to really compare this too. Anyway, she has a pretty voice and she’s singing pretty lightly so she’s not straining to much, but on the higher notes she’s falling a little bit flat and closing her throat, and squeezing a bit.


  11. Donghun used to be a vocal coach and is recognized as an amazing vocalist in mixnine and in ACE. I want to ask if its possible to consider doing a vocal analysis of Donghun Lee from ACE (under beat interactive entertainment).

    there is much more videos of him singing on the internet. But yes they are rookies but he has much content from Superstar K and dramas where he sang. Also in ICSYV S4 E4. Also their group posted regular content for a long time before debuting so thats why I mentioned him. He has much material on him even tho he is a rookie.

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  12. I know you won’t be taking Jooyoung into consideration until 2019, but I just wanted to let you know, that he’s preparing for a comeback at the beginning of March! 🙂 I am really happy, cause it’s been a while since I’ve heard from him. Hopefully he starts providing more material, so you can analyse him with some decent videos when it’s his turn! I’ll try to gather as many videos as possible and post them here later!

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  13. I’ve read the rules but I still don’t get it. Why won’t you guys analyze the weaker half of the vocalists in a group(like Suho, Xiumin and Lay) even if they’re somewhat good? That’s unfair….. You should be analyzing all the good vocalists even if they’re weaker than the best ones. What’s the point of a vocal analysis website if you’re not going to include the weaker but good vocalists? I’m not hating though. This is my opinion.


    1. I’m sorry but I fail to understand what your definition of “somewhat good” is. As stated if they’re skilled enough they can be analyzed. If they’re not, they won’t be analyzed. We are only two people, with limited time so put yourself in our shoes. We want to analyze skilled vocalists, vocalists that are often forgotten. Don’t you think it’s unfair to analyze more members in a group and ignore the more skilled members of other groups due to their lack of popularity? If we analyze all the vocalists in a group, we will never be done. Don’t you think our list is long enough? It’s not about being weaker than the best ones, it’s about being sufficiently skilled period. The gap between Suho, Xiumin and Lay with BaekChenSoo isn’t small, it’s very considerable. So please be careful when using words like unfair out of context. We include weaker vocalists, but we only include the strongest in each groups. Some are weaker than others, some are almost the same within their groups, sometimes the gap is big. There are many cases. We don’t have the time to analyze 5+ members of every group, so really, it’s perfectly logical to set up rules to control this. You’re thinking of individual members of groups instead of the bigger picture. You’re calling them the weaker but good vocalists, if they were as good as you claim, they’d break the half rule and be analyzed like Mamamoo, SHINee and Brown Eyed Girls but that’s not the case. So you’re using the word good very loosely and I’m not quite sure what your definition of it is.


    2. I know Ahmin responded to you with his response, which is true, but here is mine as well. We decide who we dedicate our time to analyze, not you. It’s not your decision or anyone else’s decision on who we analyze. It is Ahmin’s decision, it is my decision. There our rules, but we also don’t want to analyze Suho, Xiumin, or Lay we just don’t want to. So we’re not. The rules are for you guys they aren’t for us. The rules are there so we don’t have to repeatedly say ‘no’ to everyone. If we wanted to analyze we would, but we don’t simple as that.

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  14. Hi!
    Since you won’t be analyzing him anytime soon. Can you give a quick review of Lee Juck performing ‘Toy – Reset’ on sketchbook?
    I’m really curious about his performance there because it’s feel like such a hard song 😦

    here is the broadcasting performance :

    and here is the fancam version of the same stage :

    I don’t know which one do you prefer, or are they just the same?
    I’m asking for the next time I provide some new material as well.


  15. hi, i’ve been getting more into vocal technique and trying to improve my own, and i was wondering if you could help me figure out exactly how many octaves, notes, and semitones are in my range. i tried to figure it out myself but i think i only confused myself further, haha.
    (i am a light lyric tenor, if that changes anything)
    without headvoice, my range is Eb2 – G4
    with headvoice, its Eb2 – C6 (though the C6 is more of an exclamation than a falsetto note)
    thank you, pandayeu and/or ahmin!! you both are great!


    1. I’m not any of the admins, but to say that you are a tenor and your mixed voice extends to G4 is quite not right, even baritones can sing as high as Bb4. But if your vocal range is exactly what you described then you may be a baritone – once again I’m not an admin. And you can calculate the vocal range yourself: From Eb2 to Eb6 is 4 octaves, from C6 to Eb6 is 1 note and 1 semitone, so your range would be 3 octaves, 4 notes and 1 semitone.


  16. Ahmin, kind of unrelated, but… Since you obviously like K-Pop, lol, I was wonderwing if you’ve been following LOONA and all the mystery/lore/mythology around them an the members?
    I just find them SO fascinating, they’ve been my latest obsession. So I was wondering if, as a fan of K-Pop as well, you’ve been intrigued too. 😉

    (And I mean, totally regardless of vocal abilities, because *even I* think only one member (Chuu) out of eleven has shown any sort of actual decent vocal skills. I’m just talking about their overcall concept, the way they are pre-debuting the members, all the weird/creepy stuff happening in their videos, all the theories, etc! )


    1. I must confess that no, I have not been as intrigued as everyone else. However I haven’t followed the creepy stuff either.


  17. Hello Ahmin , I have lurked and randomly commented . And I read your comments about Produce 101 “Yanghwa Bridge ” and there , you commented that Chaekyung(April) and Nayoung(Gugudan) do have support.
    However , after both of them had debuted , you commented that only Sejeong and Hyoyeon have support in Gugudan and Chaewon has one in April , so your thought of them changed or they had regressed ? Sorry for somthing that may sound unappropriate .

    This Performance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOC72-AgV7M


    1. Just to clarify on Ahmin’s behalf, the only members of Gugudan that support according to Ahmin are Sejeong and Haebin. There is no member in gugudan named Hyoyeon, and Hyeyeon isn’t really a vocalist.


      1. Oh… I may not read tgem carefully enough , so I’m sorry for my mistake .
        Anyway , Is there any vocalist who has a considerable vocal skill that debuted from 2016 to present ?


      2. I can’t seem to reply to the comment below, but maybe WJSN’s Dawon? Ahmin has said in one performance, she had nice B4s and her C5s weren’t bad.


  18. in the lisyt of the futur analysis up10tion’s Hwanhee and Sunyoul are twice in 2018 ans in 2019 i think you forget to take off them name in 2019, or maybe you want do analysis of other(s) member(s) in 2019


  19. I see one personne sayed that up10tion’s Kogyeol strained a lot in “Wild Love” is that true ?

    he sing the same parts in the song so i put only his parts in the 1st verse and the 1st chorus

    0:26 – 0:28 and 1:08 – 1:15


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