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19/100 -- Lee Seung Gi



I happened to come across this video while I was searching Youtube for something [... forgot what it was... perhaps it's around the time I got interested in K-drama again and was watching "The King 2 Hearts"]. It's a live concert for "Love taught me how to drink" and it suddenly reminded me again why some years ago, I was enamored with this singer's voice.

Lee Seung Gi is a solo South Korean artist, discovered when he was still in school at the age of 17. His debut song was "Because you're my woman" which plays into the wave of noona-loving back in 2001 or so.

Noona-loving = playing into the love interests for older women ["noona"]. Which is probably why LSG's first and foremost fanbase consists of older fans. Not that it's bad, really.

He started appearing in variety shows like X-man [it's cancelled now, but I've a few of the older X-man variety discs on DVDs, so I can assure you, I've definitely seen him in doing funny stuff in them]. Back then his presence wasn't really that big other than the fact that he had quite a good singing voice. Now anno 2013, while I dig up his videos and info, LSG has grown into a versatile entertainer:
- his singing has matured a lot and everyone says it's better to hear him sing live, because then you'll realize how powerful and skilled he is as a soloist
- watch him MC shows; he's very hilarious as a show host
- acting is very good; I've only watched "The King 2 Hearts" and what I've seen there LSG was very good as a spoiled/ignorant/trashy Prince.
- I can't believe I forgot how his smile would make me feel all gooey inside. The dimples underneath his lips are adorable too.
- even his Japanese fan base is large.

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He might not have the average attractive face of an Idol, but to me he's foremost a talented singer, which is attractive once you grow to love his singing skills.

I backtracked to look up all his music stuff.
So far, my favorite albums:
- 2nd Album: Crazy For You
- Best Album: Lee Seung Gi – THE BEST

I listened to them on repeat not so long ago. *happy sigh* His voice gives off this heartbreaking tingle in me. T_______T So every time I feel touched about his songs, my heart would clench and my eyes will water--because somehow his voice just goes straight to my core. Very few singers these days can do that to me.


Here's an interesting video in which LSG uses a rare growly voice:



This amuses me so much. Because it's been quite a while since I saw LSG dance. He wasn't that great back in X-men, and his singing usually consists of ballads anyway so it's quite a surprise to see him jamming with Baek Ji Young.



And here are a few of his appearances in old variety shows:





Perhaps the only thing he hasn't touched yet is rapping. LOL. But that's okay.
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