Future Analyses

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

Big Bang’s Seungri

BTS’ Jin & Jimin

EXO’s Chanyeol, Xiumin & Suho

f(x)’s Amber

Girl’s Generation’s Sooyoung & Yuri


Miss A’s Suzy

Sera (Former Nine Muses)

SHINee’s Key



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 (Average to Above Average vocalist or higher) then they shall be considered for an analysis.

We only analyze 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 half of the vocalists in that group. So in this case only 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. (Average to Above Average at least.)

We only analyze vocalists with sufficient material for an analysis. Therefore groups that debuted more recently, such as in 2015 and 2016, will not be analyzed due to the lack of material. We prioritize vocalists who have longer careers with more material for an analysis.

Please check the list before making requests and make sure the vocalist is NOT on the list before adding your request. List is in alphabetical order, not in order of when they’ll be written.

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.

Updating Analyses



Kim SoHyang


EXO’s D.O.

New Analyses



GFriend’s Yuju


Red Velvet’s Wendy & Seulgi


4Men’s Shin Yongjae

Moon Myungjin



Jung Dongha

Ock Joo Hyun

Park Hyoshin



Gfriend’s Yuju


Kim Dahyun


Guckkasten’s Ha Hyunwoo



A.Kor’s Jiyoung

April’s Chaewon & Jinsol

Astro’s MJ &/or Sanha

Awesome Baby’s Yechan

Baek Ah Yeon

Baek Ji Young

Bernard Park

Blackpink’s Rosé


Buzz’s Kyunghoon

CLC’s Seunghee & Sorn or Seungyeon

Cosmic Girls’ Yeonjung & Dawon

Crayon Pop’s Choa

Cross Gene’s Seyong

Day6’s Sungjin


Eric Nam

Fly To The Sky’s Brian Joo

Fiestar’s Linzy


Gavy NJ’s Gunji

Gugudan’s Sejeong & others


Han Dong Geun

Huh Gak

Hwang Chiyeol

In Sooni

iKON’s Junhoe & Jinhwan or Yunhyeong


Jung In

Jung Joon Young

Kim Bumsoo

Kim Dongryul

Kim Feel

Kim Gunmo

Kim Juna

Kim Kyungho

Kim Tae Woo

Kim Jong Gook

Kim Yeon Woo

KNK’s Inseong & Youjin

LEDAPPLE’s Hanbyul

Lee Eunmi

Lee Juk

Lee Jung

Lee Michelle

Lee Sora

Lee Sunhee

Lee Seung Chul

Lee Seunggi

Lee Young Hyun

Legend’s Listen

Lim Chang Jung

Lim Jae Bum

Lim Jung Hee (J.Lim)

Lim Kim

Lovelyz’s  Jin or Sujeong


Madtown’s Lee Geon &/Or H.O.

Matilda’s Haena

Melody Day’s YeIn and Chahee

MC The Max’s Lee Soo

Monsta X’s Kihyun

Mr.Mr.’s Tey


NCT’s Stronger Vocalists

Nell’s Kim Jongwan

Nine Muses’ Hyuna or Hyemi or Kyungri or Keumjo (Or all as one)

Norazo’s Lee Hyuk

The One

Oh Hyuk’s Hyuko

Oh My Girls’ Hyojung & Seunghee

Parc Jaejung

Park Boram

Park Kiyoung

Phantom’s Sanchez

Pentagon’s Jinho & Hui


Roy Kim

Royal Pirates’ Moonchul

Rumble Fish’s Choi Jini


Seo In Young

Seo In Gook

Seventeen’s DK, Seungkwan


Shinhwa’s Shin Hyesung

So Chan Whee

Sonamoo’s Minjae & High.D

Stellar’s Hyoeun

Sung Shi Kyung

Sunny Days’ Sunkyung

Sunnyhill’s Jubi

Tahiti’s Jerry


TOPP DOGG’s Sangdo & Gohn

TWICE’s Jihyo & Nayeon or Jungyeon

Ulala Session’s Myunghoon

UP10TION’s Hwanhee & Sunyul

Urban Zakapa’s Jo Hyuna and Kwon Soonil

Vibe’s Yoon Minsoo

Vromance’s stronger vocalists



Yoo Seungwoo

Yoon Do Hyun

Zhang LiYin


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.



6,601 thoughts on “Future Analyses

  1. Hello
    It’s 1:00am and I’m bored so I’ve decided to find the average rank of the vocalists that you’ve analysed from each entertainment company according to your blog lol.
    YMC (5.5/G to G)
    Maroo (4.5/C to G)
    H2Media (4/C)
    LEON (4/C)
    Plan A (4/C)
    WinningInSight (4/C)
    YMB (4/C)
    Mystic89 (3.625/AA to C)
    J.Tune Camp (3.5/AA to C)
    C-JES (3.5/AA to C)
    MBK (3.5/AA to C)
    Xing (3.5/AA to C)
    SM (3.12/AA)
    The Vibe (3/AA)
    Starship (2.75/A to AA)
    Woolim (2.5/A to AA)
    B2M (2.5/A to AA)
    FNC (2.5/A to AA)
    JYP (2.5/A to AA)
    BigHit (2.38/A)
    TS (2.33/A)
    Cube (2.31/A)
    NH Media (2.25/A)
    TOP Media (2.25/A)
    Pledis (2.17/A)
    YG (2.06/A)
    Dream Tea (1.75/W to A)
    DSP (1.5/W to A)
    Jellyfish (1.5/W to A)
    SidusHQ (1/W)

    I know I’m weird, you don’t have to tell me lol. Hopefully this comes in handy in any way, have a great day🙂

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      1. Thank you, Ahmin! It’s because i hear some runs on SinB (GFriend) ost too, but i think they are bad at most.. I have another question, sorry for this, about Yuju this time

        Is it a D5 supported here?


        And what tends to make her more than AA, her lower range G3/G#3? Something more, agility maybe?

        Thank you in advance!


      2. No it’s strained and her rating is not set, it’s subject to change and once her analysis is done, it will be clear why her rating is what it is.

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      1. Touché. LOL I think she’s a soprano with a narrow supported range. She sounds like she lightens her mix pretty low in her range…around G#4? I don’t think I’ve ever heard her actually mix C5 ever and I don’t think she supports below Bb3. I don’t know anything about her agility, musicality, etc. Her mix doesn’t sound balanced to me.


      2. Yaaaas. LOL I left out that if I had to guess I’d guess she’s W-A tops but guessing ratings is kind of pointless. (esp with my ears)


  2. From 0:30 to 2:55 OMG sings a ballad song, so some material for Hyojung and Seunghee throughout –> mostly in choruses. How did Seunghee do for the high notes especially in 2:15 onwards? I think they’re very good and above C5 as well (I think you once said you didn’t much of whether she could support C5).🙂🙂



  3. Ahmin3, can you comments a bit about my vocal here, is it weak to average, or even weaker? Because i love singing so much, so i need your word to know my own ability. I just sing when there’s no one in my home. Here is my Smule App duet invites cover (I’m just singing when my part come out):

    1- Run To You (Whitney Houston)- http://www.smule.com/recording/run-to-you/664069067_676297037

    2- I hiccuped a bit, Domino (Jessie J)- http://www.smule.com/recording/jessie-j-domino/664069067_676370436

    3- When You Believe (Whitney & Mariah)- http://www.smule.com/recording/when-you-believe/664069067_690387713

    4- I will always love you (Whitney Houston)- http://www.smule.com/recording/i-will-always-love-you/664069067_692797278

    5- I (Taeyeon SNSD) mind my bad pronounce- http://www.smule.com/recording/taeyeon-solo-i-taeyeoni-snsd-gg-girlsgeneration-taeyeon-i/664069067_617425359

    6- Rolling in the deep (Adele)- http://www.smule.com/recording/adele-rolling-in-the-deep/664069067_571483110

    7- I take Suzy’s part, Dream (Suzy & Baekhyun)- http://www.smule.com/recording/baekhyun-ft-suzy-dream-baekhyun-ft-suzy/500703887_520493483

    8- UR (Taeyeon SNSD)- http://www.smule.com/recording/taeyeon-girls-generation-u-r-taeyeon/664069067_557873875

    9- Mayday (GOT7)- http://www.smule.com/recording/got7-mayday-%EA%B0%93%EC%84%B8%EB%B8%90-w-vocal/664069067_680884691

    10- Simple (Seventeen Woozi)- http://www.smule.com/recording/seventeen-%EC%84%B8%EB%B8%90%ED%8B%B4-simple/664069067_508953904

    11- Breathe (Luna Fx)- http://www.smule.com/recording/luna-%EB%A3%A8%EB%82%98-breathe-bg-vocals/664069067_451388979

    12- Fly (Jessica Jung)- http://www.smule.com/recording/jessica-%EC%A0%9C%EC%8B%9C%EC%B9%B4-fly-feat-fabolous/664069067_393647078

    13- Love will find a way (Lion King 2)- http://www.smule.com/recording/lion-king-two-love-will-find-a-way/664069067_403579708

    Wow, too many covers that i post here lol i’ll stop, BTW i hope you can give me your comments about my cover here, what do i lacking despite my bad pronounce. Don’t be too harsh on me please, thanks~


    1. This is quite a few audios and I’m sorry I don’t have time to go over all of them but I did listen to quite a few and I hear some different things with you. It’s funny because most other people ask me to be as harsh as possible, but you’re asking me not to. lol So your pitch is fine, you sing the right notes and mostly in the right rhythm but you do have an accent and the accent is fine it’s just the accent in itself causes to carry over a lot of tension into your singing. There are too many things happening in your jaw and in your tongue that lock your sound inside your mouth and your throat and so you sound kind of blocked and tense even on lower notes. I was able to notice that in the choruses of U R and Rolling In the Deep, as well as throughout Fly for the mixed voice. Your head voice in Run To You had really nice placement with the oo vowel but overall I still hear that you tend to just not open your mouth enough, which keeps the sound locked in your mouth and it then projects through your nose quite often. The thing is you have a nice voice but there are too many bad habits blocking your true tone from coming out so instead I hear your sound be locked in too much and it needs to come out so I’d work on your diction a lot to free yourself from tongue tension, jaw tension and nasality, as well as working on proper breath support since you tend to push your sound out with your throat quite a bit.


  4. Hi~ I know Sung Si Kyung is in your indefinite list, but I was just curious if you know generally what ranking you might give him. :3

    also wanted to drop this in case you haven’t heard it (+wanted an excuse to listen to it again) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcFZVSmmQUk

    And I’m looking forward to Jung Dong Ha’s analysis!😀 Thank you for all the hard work~


    1. He’s not a very technical vocalist. His singing is generally a bit throaty, a bit too light, a bit too bright and he lacks dynamics. I don’t think anything higher than average but nothing is set in stone.


    1. He’s been requested a few times before, very few and from what I’ve heard if I had to pick, I’d rather analyze Sunwoo over Onejunn technique wise, since he seems to be the better one of the two. I think they both lack in material though.


      1. Sunwoo is also a good vocalist (not the tier of course, you know what I mean) but the company pushes Onejunn forward as the #1 vocal of the team. On the live show that I saw, Sunwoo sang Angels by Robbie Williams and honestly it was soooo damn beautiful (and he waved at me during that performance hehe) but I think they are both quite good. Many boy groups have like only one vocalist that stands out, but Boys republic has two. Also, do you consider analysing MYNAME’s second vocal Insoo? I think he’s quite good too. Gunwoo sang totally amazing on the concert though, it was like a month ago and I got slayed by him, singing everything live and damn that man has some lung capacity (and a big bulge but that’s not important rn)


      2. I’m glad he waved at you that’s cute haha But yeah Sunwoo seems to have better technique than OneJunn so I’d rather him be analyzed when they have more material. I considered analyzing Insoo when I thought his final rating would be around average, then I looked more into him and realized he wasn’t requested much and that his final rating was a lot more likely to be weak due to almost complete lack of breath support so instead I just decided not to analyze him.


      3. Insoo weak? Wow that is a surprise! He was actually quite great at the concert. But they all were, Chaejin was surprisingly on point, I didn’t expect that since he had like only one line each song, and their harmony was amazing. Even JunQ and Seyong really sang on point. I think MYNAME is a vocally very strong group.


  5. Hello! I was wondering if you would ever consider doing an analysis for Hyerin of EXID. They have 4 vocalists (Solji, Hyerin, Junghwa and Hani) and you’ve only done Solji. I know you have a lot on your to do list, but I’m pretty sure she fits the rules!
    I was also wondering if you are going to do another member of Apink (I would assume Namjoo or Bomi). I don’t know how many of the members you would consider vocalists so yea.
    Thank you and I’m looking forward to more analyses, especially Seulgi and Wendy’s!


    1. I’ve wanted to analyze Hyerin and I have tried in the past, so she lacks material which is why I haven’t analyzed her unfortunately. None of us were planning on analyzing another member of Apink, at least no time soon.


  6. LMAO y’all really came through with the “vocalists we WON’T analyze” list. I see though, a lot of the same ppl who don’t fit the rules are constantly requested. On a side note, do you have an idea of when Bada analysis will come out? I’m excited for hers.


  7. Hi! First, thank you guys SO much for what you’re doing here. As someone who doesn’t know anything about vocal pedagogy, and relies only on the ear, your blog is helping me greatly to learn how to understand better what I’m hearing and to be more critical. It’s a pleasure to find vocal analysts that deliver their analyses with such an professional, objective approach. Thank you so much.🙂

    I’d like to suggest you guys to check out a group called Lush. They’re a group that focuses on harmonies, all three members being grown women close to their thirties.
    I’m not aiming for them to be analysed because they have very little material out, but since they sound exceptionally (considering my understanding, and that’s Kpop we’re talking about) clean and polished to me, can I ask for your professional opinion of their version of the song everyone and their mothers have done a cover of?

    I leave the link down below in case you decide to check it out. No pressure whatsoever!, it’s fine if you just don’t feel like. You’re not machines.

    Again, thank you very much for everything you do here. You people are actual treasures. Lots of hugs!


    1. Hi there! I am so glad you can learn a lot from what we do and we hope to keep doing what we do for a long time. ^ ^ Honestly I’m not sure I’ve heard of this group before even though their name sounds familiar. I am willing to check them out as I am curious, since a group that’s promoted as a vocal group should meet certain expectations, right? haha Also lol at everyone and their mothers have done a cover of. Yes I am ready for yet another cover of Eyes, Nose, Lips. lol

      I’m assuming I can tell who’s who even though they’re far away so from what I’ve searched online, they’re seated as J.Mi, then Mini and then Sarah. So Mini is the first one to sing and I hear very common issues with how she sings. A bit too much nasal placement, a little bit too much airiness. J.Mi is even a bit more airy, a bit pitchier, her runs are pitchy like 0:33, not to mention she has a bit more closed back of throat shape, it’s a bit to do with her throat so she becomes a bit flatter in the higher notes. Sarah started singing and again too much air even though she’s a bit more opened, 0:56 this isn’t live and I think they edited some different vocal snippets together but the difference in sound is too obvious from different takes, like 0:20 to 0:24, like her voice sounds like it’s much closer to the mic and then suddenly very far but this isn’t a vocal thing, this is bad editing. J.Mi is pushing afterwards, but she has some support. They all have some degree of support, but they have very common issues with lack of openness in the back of throat, a bit too much pushing of air and a bit too much airiness in their tones. 2:05 tight B4’s, she’s pushing too much. 2:46 B4’s, Sarah’s are better than J.Mi’s but none of them seem to have support that’s clean up there. 3:29 a very tight and shouty F#5 in mixed voice harmonized with what I believe is a tight falsetto Bb5. The musical idea is nice, original, but the execution is very lacking. 3:43 she tried to use a whistle but it came out as a very tight and squeezed F#6 in falsetto. Yeah they all strike me as average vocalists at most, individually.


  8. Hi there!
    I know it’s waaay too early to request an analysis for Pentagon but I still would like to ask for your thoughts on their supposedly main vocals.
    Jinho and Hui both introduce themselves as the main vocals but I guess Hongseok isn’t that far from them technique wise. Who would you consider the best among the three of them?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifoxpMFVepE (I couldn’t find the video without French subtitles, don’t mind them lol.)

    Here is a short clip of Hui (1:26) and Hongseok (2:39) singing to give you a better idea. Anything that strikes to you here?

    This is a clip of Jinho, couldn’t find anything shorter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7UtfaPcQY

    I guess they would all be weak to average at most, but are they any better then the other vocal lines of this year’s rookie groups?

    Thank you for your time, by the way is ALi’s analysis the next one coming out?


    1. I’ve seen a couple of videos of them so I’ll copy-paste my answers! Also yes Ali is my next analysis. ^ ^

      “Mhmm hello there. At first I was like “Who is this? This isn’t BtoB nor B2ST…on a Cube Entertainment related analysis..” Then I read Pentagon and I was like oh okay. Next time, let me know who you’re asking about, okay?

      Okay I don’t want to be SUPER picky but I have to be. 0:16 He didn’t know the words at all, he missed the part where he was supposed to sing up until 0:33, he didn’t know the words and kept mumbling. It’s a good thing that he didn’t stop though, so I’ll commend him for that. 0:36 That E4 wasn’t bad. Maybe he was nervous. If it wasn’t for the mumbling, he would project better. His pitch is fine and he’s supporting just fine as well. 1:13 there’s a bit of tension on the G4’s, a bit of pushing but he is supporting. He has a few issues with openness and tightening his swallowing his muscles when singing higher. 2:21 really flat B4, really tight, I’m not even sure what note he was going for. 2:23 the G4 isn’t bad, then the pushed nasal head voice again. I don’t know what it is with Pentangon’s performances where they keep trying to show off how high they can sing instead of just singing the song, which causes them to sound messy and pitchy. 2:41 really tight A5 in falsetto. This is better than the other video you showed for sure cause it really showcases more singing but he didn’t seem well prepared for this performance, mumbling lyrics, random adlibs that ended up sounding off key and out place. They’re trying too hard to show off how high they can sing that they forget to focus on delivering a good vocal performance.

      Let me take a listen to Hui now. 0:31 he could project his C#3’s better, the lets some of the low notes be swallowed. 0:47 F4’s sound alright, I hear support and he sounds just a bit nasal but he supports just fine in this range. 1:07 G#4’s pushing from the throat, he is tight and tense but could be worse, he could have a lot more tension than this. 1:54 tight G#4 again, followed by really pitchy and sloppy runs. He was just singing random notes, there was no clear musical idea at all and no true sense of purpose to where the run was going to end. 2:22 flat. From the other performance I gathered that E4 was fine for him and G4 wasn’t and from this one I hear that he can support up to F4 at least. I’m going to guess F#4 should be okay for him and not above that. I’m pleased with him not trying to show off his falsetto. 3:28 tight, he could be a lot more opened, I think some of the tension comes from his vibrato. Also his runs tend to be very pitchy. Jinho is a lot more opened when he sings, he has better support but both of them have some issues to be worked on with vocal performances, song choices and definitely adlibs.”

      “Your question is too vague…I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking. Hui is singing in a very tight, squeezed and pushed falsetto most of the time. He is also very focused on performing and dancing, so his singing is not being focused on. He’s constantly singing around G4 and above and he doesn’t seem to have a strong enough sense of support, so he sounds tight and thin the whole time. He lacks support on G4 and I can’t tell for below because he was singing constantly above that.

      Jino, former SM The Ballad vocalist, he sounds like a baritone when he speaks but when he sings he seems like a tenor. Hui is definitely a tenor. 7:15 He sounds really throaty and tight around G4 and above as well, he is using his throat way too much and not supporting properly at all. His E4’s in the verse don’t sound bad, but G4 and above is very tight and throaty. These aren’t very good vocal performances for either of these vocalists, these songs are too high for them and they’re not focused on singing. It feels like all they want to do is show off how high they can bring their falsetto range, instead of focusing on actually singing well. These songs are too high for them, even in the mixed voice and I’d rather not create an opinion on their singing based off of these because these aren’t very good examples of their singing.”


      1. Thank you very much for your answer, which is as fast as always by the way😀 !
        I’m really looking forwards ALi’s analysis!

        By the way, if it’s not too much, could you just say a few words about Hongseok as well? Your answers are very detailed and there’s everything I wanted to know but they are focused on Hui and Jinho… If the small snippet from the first link is too short to really say anything, you can check out this performance instead.

        If you’ve already been asked about this video or anything Hongseok related, I’d be delighted to read those answers instead!

        Thank you very much for your hard work🙂 !


      2. Actually nobody specifically asked about Hongseok at all so this would be my first time hearing them. I’ll aim to be brief. …Oh wait, isn’t this the guy who was on Mix & Match under YG? Oh then I’ve heard him singing befoe. Mix & Match had no vocalists who could support quite honestly, all of them sang with their voices stuck in the back of their throats and Hongseok is no exception unfortunately. He has a nice voice, but the sound is very much stuck with no support in the back of his throat, with a lot of nasality and shallowness. He is cute, he has a VERY cute face but his technique is definitely lacking a lot. I hear also a lot of airiness, but his pitch is not bad.


      1. I’m gonna help you extend this list haha. For now I remember there were requests for Big Bang’s Seungri and EXID’s Hani as well.


    1. His B2’s have a lot of tone, the way he goes up to B3 like at 0:16 leads me to believe he’s a baritone, he is mixing too early and his voice seems to be placed lower. He sings with very weak breath support, but his pitch is adequate and he is relaxed enough until he goes higher. 0:33 D#4’s and E4’s and even F#4, all in is throat, all very shallow and just pushed through. 1:04 B3 and C#4, he can’t really support in his mix at all, he loses the relaxed approach and he goes in his throat above C#4 1:12 E4 1:19 again. 1:29 his transitions into falsetto aren’t bad. He’s got a nice tone though.


    1. This actually is much better than other examples I’ve heard of their singing. They’re singing in a reasonably correct tenor key of this song, belting G4’s throughout the choruses. I think both of them can support G4’s but they lack openness overall. The guy with the red shirt has less size to his overall projection but even then the other guy still could be more opened. He pushed too much of his sound out and doesn’t keep his throat as opened as it could be which goes against him a lot. I know there are a lot of expectations of their singing because they’re in the same company as Mamamoo and although their overall skill may be similar, they lack the openness and chestiness Mamamoo has and they often try to sing much higher than they should, but this was better. I don’t hear support above G4 though.


      1. Hi,ahmin3,are u still interest in future analyse of Youn Sun Nah?
        Her official YouTube channel newly uploaded a ton of viedo.
        Please check this out,singing between G5-E6 back and forth:

        I guess she has been performed singing of wailing banshee long ago,its her style.
        Whats ur professional opionion? High notes without balance are bad for health or not?
        If u are interested,rest of high notes include 5:36 – 6:06 and 19:35 -20:05.


    1. What do YOU think? 0:28 A3’s to G3’s, I heard them. 0:46 G3’s. I think the quality is very clear. If you’re going to link a video and ask about specific notes, I’d expect you to give me time stamps and your opinion as well since I know you’re no stranger to this blog. ^ ^


  9. how did phs do here?

    especially from 3:40 onwards.
    ohya and i hve another unrelated qn, what types of tension and straining are there?? like tongue throat tension etc.. and are they all related in a way or are they separate problems each? thanks!


      1. This comment/question is for Ahmin (w regards to the above 2 questions on the phs fancam vid) :–
        PHS had mentioned in the past that for him, Wild Flower is not a difficult song (technically) to sing but it does pose considerable pain (emotionally) due to his deep psychological attachment to it. In fact in most live performances of WF to date, he’d broke down openly crying from the the part of 3:40 on-wards. Watching close-up fancams of his latest I Am A Dreamer Concerts, it appears the same thing happened (i.e. you can actually see him struggling to control his emotions and hear his voice catch on a hitch or sob) while singing the later half of this song. This is why they immediately dim the stage lighting (see from 4:45?) further whenever phs starts to tear up/cry from the chorus (3:40) onward to give him privacy & time to compose himself.
        Q : Wouldn’t crying while singing affect your normal vocalization techniques? And if so, is it really fair to judge one’s singing under these unusual circumstances?
        *Not talking about delicate misting of the eyes or affected emoting to fit the songs here; unfortunately when phs gets sentimental, we’re talking big fat dripping tears, congested nose/snots, gulping back sobs and ugly-cry stuff. I still remember one 2014 concert where instead of going backstage (after such a cry-singing performance of WF) to regain his composure, phs stayed on stage and spent 20+ mins blowing his nose, drinking fluids & talking to audience trying to clear out his now clogged vocal/nasal passages just so he can continue singing for the remainder of the concert >< Poor boy's way too deeply emotionally connected to WF & still hasn't fully mastered the ability to sing that song without crying yet.


      2. Oh my, this is frustrating. I swear I answered this question. So he did fine and well for the most part, great placement throughout but he pushed and his breathing wasn’t deep enough to handle the C5, so he pushed through it and it did go sharp yeah. Everything else was good despite the high shoulder breathing part.

        No it is not fair to judge someone’s singing while they’re crying because crying creates involuntary tension that can’t be controlled well and so no, it really isn’t fair and I usually avoid it if it’s significant enough.


  10. Thanks, Ahmin. Just wanted to show you this really clearer fancam of the same performance where you can see phs singing w his fists tightly closed (*he’d actually confessed at previous concerts that he knows he’s in deep trouble emotionally whenever he finds himself singing with his clenched fists instead of open palms).
    If you watch the last part of the fancam and it is a true facial close-up focus even w the darkened stage lighting — (after 5:50) he was a pitiful mess, trying to wipe his face & choking back on tears. This is why phs said he dreads singing Wild Flower in public because its too personal.


  11. I know this is a studio track, but I really wanted to know how Sejeong did on the G3 and the other lower notes around 0:34 and 2:26. I also wanted to know how Yoojung sounded from 0:56~1:05 since she hasn’t been getting any vocal lines lately..(She still is listed as a Lead Vocal of IOI)


    1. It’s a bit hard to tell, the G3’s are kind of pushed but have a lot of tone. It’s hard to tell how much support there is behind it because of the production of the song and as for Yoojung she has some support but sounds a bit tight. Again hard to tell off of a studio track that’s so heavily produced.


    1. I’m talking about whatever the future has in hold for us so I suppose for now Taeil, Doyoung and Jaehyun would be who I have in mind.


  12. Hi admin, I read above that it was hard to answer the IOI question because it’s a studio track but they’ve performed it live, so I’d like to ask the same question about the G3 and Yoojung G3 0:34, Yoojung 0:56, 1:30 Chungha’s G3, 1:52 Yoojung again.

    Thank you.


      1. Ahh alright! just thought id ask haha, what do you think her ranking would be? im assuming not higher than sojung. Thanks for getting back so fast🙂


  13. I would like to request a future analysis for Lee Jung or Jay Lee. I’ve always admired his voice but was wondering how he would be rated in terms of technique.

    Here are some videos:


  14. hi i am just extremely curious whether there is a rapper being analysed yet. (said in the rules that if they are A- AA, which make me wonder if there is any..) Thank you for all your hardworks as usual.


      1. 2:12 the amount of tension on that Bb4 and the pushing on the A4 at 2:19, I’m not sure if I’d call her average.


    1. I have not heard about him being back in SM and I still don’t believe even if he were to be with SM that that wouldn’t go against our rules.


      1. 1. I was just informing you because you said you hadn’t heard. 2 it is relavent because it does in some part increase the likelyhood of either of them releasing Korean music.


      2. I’m not giving you attitude so there’s no need to give me attitude, I’m sorry if it seemed like I did. I am aware you were informing me but I am emphasizing the answer to the other commenter, and just like you said I am informing you. They’re not going to be analyzed, releasing solo singles/albums aren’t enough for us to analyze artists. We haven’t analyzed Hyosung, Jiyeon, Hyuna, etc, so I don’t believe they’ll be a different case.


  15. So even tho xiumin is gonna be in the new exo sub unit with Chen and Baek, it’s still impossible that he’ll be analyzed? On a side note, the vocal skill difference between the three member reminds me a little of jyj haha wouldn’t you agree ?


  16. Hello! I just was wondering whether you would analyze Jessi? I dunno if you consider her only as a rapper or what, but I know that she sings…
    Even if you don’t plan on analyzing her, I’m curious as to whether she sings relatively well or not! ^^ Like, what would you think you would give her for a rating?~

    Thank you for reading😀


    1. I think her main thing is rapping so I’m not sure we’d analyze her for her vocals, but she may be considered. Her rating wouldn’t be anything higher than average from what I’ve gathered from her singing videos. She is also a mezzo soprano, in case you were wondering.


      1. Alright~ Thank you!😀
        I’m also curious if you’ve heard of 2bic and whether you would analyze them or one of the two. I was watching King of Mask Singer and they kept saying how perfect Jihwan’s technique was so I wanted confirmation…

        This was one of his performances: https://youtu.be/sGM2u-bs0IA


      2. They’re on the list already so yes I’ve heard of them. Perfect may be exaggeration but as far as I know, one of them has pretty good technique.


      3. I… completely missed the name up there. Anyway, thank you for the answer! I’ll be looking forward to whenever you get around to that then.🙂

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    1. Jisoo can’t support her voice and sings from her throat, Rose is hard to tell because their released songs don’t show off her singing properly but it sounds like she can support at least.


  17. So the group SF9 from FNC Entertainment debuted not too long ago and I wanted to know what you think about their vocal technique. To me, it’s seems like Taeyang (the blonde one on the right side) and Inseong (the one in the middle on the left side) seem the most relaxed when they sing, but what do you think?


    1. Oh, and if you wanted to know who the other vocalists are just in case:

      on the left side, the tall one with dark hair is Rowoon, the one beside Inseong with dark hair is Jaeyoon

      on the right side, the only other vocalist besides Taeyang is Dawon with dark reddish hair


    2. I didn’t really hear about their debut. Since they’re FNC, I thought they’d be more of a band. Inseong sounds a bit tight and too airy, he pushes his voice out with too much air. Taeyang sounds very tight, very airy, very much in his throat. He was pushing with a lot less success than Inseong actually. They’re 9 members? They seem to have a lot of rappers. I don’t think this is a good song to assess their vocal skill.


      1. Oh, wait, I managed to find a video with them singing a live of Together With You. I totally thought it was just called Together. So from left to right, just to recap, it’s Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Rowoon, then Taeyang. It might just be me, but it seems like they’re all pretty nasal, but do any of them at least support to some extent?

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    1. Instead of using these performances, I’ve watched two of them but I can’t find my answer for them so I’ll send you different performances with answers already written. Sorry we’re just a bit busy.

      “Seungkwan is singing in quite a comfortable range for him, 0:52 slight tightness around those G#4’s because of the vowel he was singing, but he sounds relaxed and supported throughout his part. Woozi sounds a bit too thin, a bit too airy. Even though he’s singing softly, he is using his throat a lot more than fully relying on his vocal cords in order to sing. I am not sure who’s singing the most in the chorus, but they’re singing up to G#4, I’m going to guess Seungkwan is the one handling it because it sounds like him. 1:49 DK sounds just fine as well for now, he sounds relaxed, this is a comfortable key where he can support comfortable. 2:11 and he used falsetto instead of mixing the G#4’s, which kept him from straining his voice in this range. Junghwan and Joshua also have the same issues as Woozi, with using their throats too much even within a reasonably low range due to lack of support. 3:08 his voice is kind of stuck in his throat and nose, which make him unable to project and maintain the pitch. 3:26 tension in this range, DK sounds tight up there above G4 but it’s not too bad. He likes to use his falsetto. 3:53 tightness on the Ee vowel, but that’s usual for most vocalists. 4:09 closed throat C5, very tight, high larynx. I mean reasonably speaking, within the lower part of the song, DK and Seungkwan did relatively well, Seungkwan can handle singing up to G#4. The rest of the members still lack true support, but that’s been established before.”

      “SeungKwan controls his voice really well when singing softly, that was pretty relaxed and stable, the beginning. 1:05 slightly tight in that part. That is a very comfortable one octave range, F#3 ~ F#4 for the most part, 2:19 A4 with some tension, he cracked shortly after so he might not have been well warmed up prior to this. He has very stable support throughout. 2:40 ish around that after, he has good placement. 2:50 good placement, but a bit pushed out. In the second clip he is singing airy and soft on purpose, but he is complete in control of his voice, he has very good pitch overall. His transitions into falsetto are nice too.”

      “Fifth time I’m asked about this.. lol
      I’ve seen this video before, it was shown to me. Both of them have very nice and forward tones, very nicely supported, some strain and tension happens in the higher parts but they can switch well enough into their falsettos. Their lower ranges are a bit overly quiet below E3 but they can carry some tone, they are at least average vocalists though so they’re definitely stronger than Kahi, Jungah or Lizzy.”

      After further inspection the estimated ratings for DK and Seungkwan are average and above average respectively.


  18. Hey^^.
    So, I’ve been trying to watch Felicia Ricci’s videos and wow! She’s great! I think I’m getting better bit by bit but I still need you to actually ensure that I’m going in the right direction^^.
    I think my mix isn’t/is less pushed in here. The beginning…I think it was a bit flat or something. Without the instrumental, it’s hard to sing but I honestly couldn’t find any instrumentals of the song. Heck, I had gather and write the lyrics on my own based on what I heard so I’m sorry some of the lyrics are wrong^^. Right now, my target is to be at least an average vocalist and according to your criteria, I majorly lack the upper part of the mix.


    1. I’m not familiar with the song but it sounded a bit too airy in the beginning to the point where the center of the key didn’t feel safe and I didn’t feel you were 100% sure of the melody, but I’m not sure. 0:29 a bit too much of the crying there, but not too bad. 0:57 around there, you do sound a bit lighter and more relaxed, until 나의 then you were sort of pushing too much with your throat. I hear some improvement but it’s very subtle so make sure you keep the approach relaxed and consistent throughout the singing, okay? Don’t let it happen here and there, make it happen everywhere. I recognized this song from Immortal Song 2 or something like that but I can’t remember who sings it. 3:10 too much throat. Have you been practicing with soft dynamics and a light mix throughout instead of trying to add power so that you could develop a healthier approach before adding dynamics like I told you?


      1. I have but I don’t really know how to apply it when I’m singing. Like, I know how to do it but what is after that? Do you mean for me to sing in a headier mix and slowly get used to the feeling of relaxation in my throat as I don’t try to add power?


      2. Ahhh! Okay. I thought you just meant that I sing it that way for just a warmup lol. I also overlooked the fact we can still sing high notes (to a certain degree) in a headier way to lessen strain but I was too focused on “belting”. And I also didn’t realize the fact that some baritones analysis in here also has a headier mix like V. I think he can support up to C#4 consistently (despite probably not receiving proper training) is because of 1) he had gotten use to sing in the high part of his range (F#3~C#4) and 2) cause he always sings heady and not try to add power, right? He’s probably not too good of an example since he himself has a lot of other common issues lol.

        I’m curious, would you say I support A2/G2 or maybe F#2? And what do you think about Chanyeol’s vocals. He’s obviously a baritone and sometimes he reminds me of V, too airy. But sometimes he’s pushing and hardly supporting.


      3. Yes that’s what I meant exactly! I don’t know if I’d call it proper support yet even the approach in your lower range isn’t bad at all, it just needs better breath management. Chanyeol is harsher than V.


  19. Since you won’t be doing a full luhan analysis can you tell me how he does in these two videos because he sounds great to me but I’d just like some input on how well he actually performs from someone with expertise in singing

    These are both live


    1. Technically speaking Luhan does not classify as K-pop, he is C-pop and answering a question related to a non-K-pop artist is against our rules if it’s a video question and if I answer it to you, I’d have to answer it to everyone who asks about British, American, C-pop, Vietnamese, Filipino, etc. artists.

      Since you seem genuinely opened to knowing about this, I’ll answer briefly. The good things about Luhan is that he has a nice voice and he has pretty decent pitch, so he can sing through songs without really going off much and if he is not singing with proper technique, his voice isn’t unpleasant to listen to. 1:46 G4’s 1:57 too 2:09 E4, so for a tenor G4’s aren’t too high but it’s where things start to get more challenging for him and he sounds tight and closed as he starts to get up to this range, and even on the E4 which is a relatively low note for a tenor to be having issues on, I hear a lot pressure of his throat than necessary. The problem with Luhan is that he gets away with having a nice tone but in all truthfulness, he doesn’t sing with proper support at all and pushes his voice with his throat all the time. He only gets pitchy on runs too, like at 2:43 2:47 2:49 those runs were all off, and in his falsetto he was just squeezing his throat throughout and also while having an accent, he creates a few more issues due to speech habits.

      His voice is a lot clearer in the second video and I can hear how his voice comes out of his throat a lot more clearly. In the first one, it was kind of harder to hear it because of the quality of the audio but this second one is pretty clear and you can tell he’s singing with almost no breath support at all, he’s just using singing by using too much air through his vocal cords, pushing air instead of using a proper stretch of his vocal cords, which causes him to sound shallow and kind of flat, not just pitch wise but tone quality wise. 2:05 like this, this was very obviously in his throat and it was only F#4 I believe. 2:14 E4’s to F#4 to G4, where he was pushing his voice out with his throat. 2:32 A4, flat and really throaty and closed. Again, for a tenor to struggle around A4, G4, it’s not completely uncommon, but for him to struggle to stay relaxed and supported even on E4, that’s very underwhelming. Not to mention that he already lacks a sense of being relaxed throughout his range and sings with very little breath support. As such he falls very clearly in the weak category when it comes to vocal technique.


  20. Hi there may I request Song Sohee? She’s a gugak singer who specializes in minyo. Not sure if she fits “kpop” but she does do things aside from gugak. There is a lot of content on youtube for her.
    (There’s a lot from IS2 so I’m not putting all of them)

    I feel like she pushes a lot that may be due to the style she’s used to? Tight throat probably also?
    She also can’t reach any lower notes but she seems to be improving with time (she just turned 19 two days ago).

    Thanks~ :3


    1. See I am personally not comfortable analyzing Song Sohee because Pansori and Gugak are more of traditional and folk styles of singing and that’s kind of in between contemporary and classical. It’s not quite contemporary but it’s not really classical, so it’s really hard to analyze it objectively since it’s not a very technical genre. Traditional styles tend to be very improper so I personally don’t feel comfortable analyzing her.


  21. Hello!

    This is my first comment on here so I would just like to thank you and the team for this blog as not only has it taught me a little about singing, but it has also introduced me to some great artists such as Sohyang and Son Seungyeon and got me back into Kpop.

    Anyway, I was wondering what note is being hit at around 4.18? I think it was a C5 in the original performance but I’m not sure about this one.

    Also, do you know what Jung Dongha is doing in this performance to make his voice sound fuller/darker (not sure if this is the right term)?

    Thank you!


    1. Hi there! We hope to keep introducing great vocalists to you even more as time goes by! ^ ^ The 4:18 note would be a B4, but it was pretty flat so it was kind of in between. As for the second video, he is slightly lowering his larynx here and there and he is using a lot of chest resonance, he is not doing it in an unhealthy way though, although it could be better. It is pretty low for him so it makes sense that he sounds thicker.


  22. I have a few questions about ASTRO’s lead vocalists, Sanha and Moonbin.

    Here they’re sitting Sanha – Moonbin – MJ

    Here Sanha has the guitar and Moonbin is the first to sing.

    Does Sanha’s tension keep him from having support? And is Moonbin a baritone? lol
    I lied one more question. Is MJ’s head voice supported at 1:58 to the end of the first video, aside from the peak note? I think it’s a C#5.


    1. 0:19 those runs were pretty messy. Both Sanha and Moonbin sound like tenors, they sound quite shallow. Even around Eb4, I hear some tension when they sing. They sound very shallow but the harmonies are pretty nice. I’m very pleasantly surprised with them. 1:58 not supported at all, very shallow as well. They have support, it just lacks depth in tone. Moonbin seems to have somewhat better support than Sanha, who seems to be pretty airy when he sings.


      1. Moonbin has better support? I was starting to think that, but I saw “MJ and/or Sanha” on the list and I was like, “oh, guess not.” LOL
        That’s good to hear! I was a little surprised with them too. MJ sounds like Jonghyun to me sometimes, only not as good.

        Thank you for answering my questions! Like always lol


  23. Could you give us an estimated ranking of Park Hyoshin? I am really excited for his analysis and would really like to know what his skill level is.


      1. Yeah kinda. But I am just excited ^^. Maybe just an estimated rating? But if you do not want I respect that🙂
        Please keep up the great work in this blog I really enjoy to read all the analysis here.
        btw I saw your Youtube Video where Sohyang was next to you and you shaked her hand. I am so jealous xD. It’s like a dream of me to see her live but since I live in Germany that’s going to be a hard thing.


  24. I just notice that there is no rookie male group who has a decent vocalist. I’m afraid that this could be due to commercialism. I hope they improve, especially the vocal line of NCT because I love that group.

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    1. Somi as in the half Korean girl? She can’t really support. Sejung, Yeonjung can’t support above B4 and Chungha if I know who she is, she has slightly better support than Somi.


  25. Annyeong! Can you rate this NCT Member i just wanna know if he can be atleast Average or above average atleast as a vocalist.
    Here is his most recent solo performance.

    Kamsahamnida admins😍😍😍


    1. We don’t rate children. He’s not above average from what I’ve heard of more recent videos. He needs time to grow, mature and improve.


    1. I remember watching a video of hers back in the day, someone asked about her vs Katie Kim:

      “Oh nvm Kwon Jinah is better than Katie, at least her placement is better for sure. She had quite a bit of resonance and her support was nice, her sound was nice and forward but still very round and opened on that C5. Katie on the other hand, lacks support below G3, which is still pretty nice. Her F3 in the second video and those quiet, airy and disconnected low notes below G3 in the first video were very technically underdeveloped but she did hit D3, at least.”

      The video you showed helps me hear that her runs tend to be quite a bit pitchy, she gets tight and closed around C#5, but C5 doesn’t sound like a bad place for her voice. She gets too airy in her falsetto and she can be a bit nasal too.


  26. So I know AKMU’s Chanhyuk definitely won’t be analysed as it would break the rules, but I was wondering if you could give me a quick insight into his approach to singing (I’m not sure if that’s a good way to phrase it but hopefully you get what I mean). I’m especially quite confused about his voice type? To me, he sometimes sounds like a tenor and at other times I’m convinced he’s a baritone.
    Here are a couple of videos I found where he’s singing live. You don’t necessarily have to use these though – if you’ve already answered a question on him feel free to copy paste or whatever aha, I’m really just interested in his vocal technique in general

    https://youtu.be/yT5VOaGMWc0 (starts at 4.14)

    I think he’s probably weak which is mostly fine for him as he tends to rap more than sing. But he seems to be able to harmonise quite nicely with Suhyun. I’m not really sure about his pitch though because I’m tone deaf so-


    1. I feel this question would have been better placed if it was asked on Suhyun’s analysis. I have not answered this sort of question before, I think. But I have listened to more than enough of his singing when I was analyzing Suhyun. The thing with Changhyuk is not only that he doesn’t support his voice at all, he has this diction thing where he kind of talks with a lot of glottal and tongue tension and keeps his sound locked in his throat quite a bit. This translates quite directly into his singing as he tends to sound really groggy when he sings. He also places his voice in his nose a lot, he doesn’t have very clean diction and he’s just not a vocalist, he’s a songwriter. He is a brilliant songwriter, his songs are simple but well arranged, his melodic ideas are great and his ear for harmonies are also great. This is all irrelevant to vocal technique. Also I do believe he’s a baritone, at least from what I remember.


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