In the second battle, Seohyun appeared in episode 96 and her rival was Norazo’s Lee Hyuk who wore the 2017! Only The Flower Road mask. They performed in the 2nd round as the Pair 2.
New Year New Bride Cackle made her appearance again after defeating the golf player, Jiyai Shin, who had to reveal who was under the mask in the previous episode. As she was making her entrance to the stage, the panelists who still remembered her previous performance were commenting that she looks cute and strong.
Young-seok as the panelist also said that this match would be a though one along with a comment from 2AM’s Seulong that he was actually wondering about her identity behind the mask. Through her performance in episode 96, she would make the evening rich and warm with her voice.
The music started playing and the panelists already knew that this song was from MAMAMOO titled “You Are The Best.” Her voice was clear and high-pitched while singing to this song as she demonstrated her falsetto skills in her awesome singing.
She even did the rap part of the song and could absolutely sing the four different voices. During this performance, it was clearly shown that she sounds experienced. Seohyun also showed her dancing skills that made the whole studio surprised by her performance. Before ending her stage performance, Seohyun also hit the highest note in this song and made the audience amazed by her singing skills.
Comments From The Panelists
New Year New Bride Cackle once again received a standing ovation from the panelists and ended her performance just like after holding a party.
Kai was among the panelists who got a chance to comment on the performance and said that both of them are talented. “What she did well is that she managed to sing a group song all by herself. She expressed her own color while doing so. On top of that, she had a chance to show her gracefulness and sexiness through her voice and body language.”
He continued, “I bet she moved many male audience’s hearts.” The other panelist replied that New Year New Bride Cackle is a type other girls don’t like. “If some guys and girls go on a trip and a girl like that tags along, she’ll be the star of the whole trip.” The panelist mentioned that she’s perfect, that’s why other girls don’t like her.
Young-seok commented that he has no idea who is the singer behind the New Year New Bride Cackle mask. “The songs she chose and the way she acted tell me that she’s a cat. She’s devious and delicate, smart and sly. That’s why I think she’s a cat. She’s pretty.”
Meanwhile, when it was time for Kim Gu-ra to guess the contestant, he said that New Year New Bride Cackle is really an actual singer. “I have no idea who is she, that’s why I don’t want to guess anything.” He said, making the whole studio laugh. Another panelist even guessed that she is Choi Hwa-jung.
Without any expectations, 2017! Only The Flower Road was the winner of this match and he defeated New Year New Bride Cackle with a total score of 57 to 42.
Although she failed to defeat Norazo’s Lee Hyuk, Seohyun got a chance to sing one more time before revealing her mask. Nobody had guessed who she was and the song that she sang on her last stage in MBC’s King Of Masked Singer was a part of the My Strongest Suit OST, the musical Aida.
A charming vocalist, New Year New Bride Cackle had another challenge as the female lead in Aida. She chose the song that suits best her beautiful voice. The audience and panelists couldn’t help but fall in love with her performance. She sang with emotions as if she was acting.
Taking Off Her Mask
The time came for Seohyun to take off her New Year New Bride Cackle mask and show her identity in front of the panelists and audience of the show. Each of their reactions was surprising and they couldn’t even guess it was actually Seohyun from Girls’ Generation.
It was a performance where they could see a new side of her as a solo artist since she has a powerful voice after 10 years of experience as a singer. The song was beautiful as she tried her best even the panelists were into the song and danced along.
Her sophisticated gestures and splendid singing skills amazed many people through this show by her attractive charms as well. Seohyun’s performance was beyond entertaining and now she has an image of a soft and charismatic singer. In this song, Seohyun also did her best by hitting high notes as much as she could.
After she ended her performance on stage, the MC said that her singing skills are great. “You sounded totally different from when you sing in Girls’ Generation,” the MC said. Seohyun replied to him by saying, “In fact, Girls’ Generation has many members, so I get to sing only a few parts of a song. It’s like only 5 or 10 seconds. I didn’t have many chances to sing a whole song.”
The MC asked her again how old she was when debuted and she answered – 17 years old. The young girl has transformed and grown into a lovely lady over the years.
“Today, I want to show myself the way I am, not as the youngest member of Girls’ Generation.” Those are the words she mentioned while joining MBC’s King Of Masked Singer. The singer who released her own song “Don’t Say No” revealed that she has been the youngest member of the group for the past 10 years.
“People think I’m just a young girl. I’m very thankful in a way. However, sometimes I want to show a different side of me, but people seem to have some stereotype about me. I was frustrated when I felt that way.” Seohyun said.
We have to acknowledge the fact that Seohyun is already a grown-up woman and she wants to show everyone her image of a mature woman through her singing and acting. After receiving a big round of applause from the panelists and audience, Seohyun went back to the backstage and expressed her feelings about joining the show.
The member of Girls’ Generation’s subunit, TTS, revealed that she loves everything about the show and even the fact that her cheekbones behind the mask actually hurt because she kept smiling during the filming. “It was one of the happiest moments after debut. They praised my performance without knowing who I am. I took that as a real compliment,” she continued, “I’ve lived my life pretty well, all my efforts have not gone in vain.”