7 Must-hear English Song Covers By K-Pop Stars
English may not be any of these idols' first language, but that doesn't stop them all from delivering in the vocal department when covering popular English songs. Here are 7 of our favorites.
Spica - No Diggity (Blackstreet)
Short and sweet, Spica's acapella version of Blackstreet's old-school classic, "No Diggity" is surprisingly cool. These girls know how to complement one another, and they do so live, effortlessly.
Shinee - Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Staying true to the dance-pop direction that made Lady Gaga's début effort a massive hit, Shinee breathes new life into "Just Dance." Look forward to an energetic vocal & dance performance.
Ailee - Girl On Fire (Alicia Keys)
Sharing the title of best female voice in K-pop with Hyorin, Ailee shows off her incredible vocal range and ability with this amazing version of "Girl On Fire."
Taeyang - Don't Wanna Try (Frankie J)
Taeyang shows off his vocal & piano chops in this live cover of Frankie J's "Don't Wanna Try." Between his piano playing and heartfelt singing, we must admit that Taeyang knows how to work the crowd.
Hyorin & Yiruma - Halo (Beyonce)
Notorious for being one of the best female singers in K-pop, Hyorin proves yet again why she is deserving of that title by covering the difficult "Halo" with ease and grace.
Doojoon & Yoseob - U Got It Bad (Usher)
Doojoon & Yoseob's impromptu cover of Usher's R&B classic is more than impressive. Smooth vocals combined with synchronised harmonies makes this cover one of the best we've heard on live radio.
Lee Hi - Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
Only 16 when she covered Adele's monster hit, "Rolling in the Deep," Lee Hi's powerful voice does the original song justice and then some.