From the Beginning Until Now
This song brings back memories of Winter Sonata. It is one of the OST in the series. I used to put Winter Sonata OST on repeat mode for months. I just love the soft and melancholic melodies of its songs. When I read that Hwang Chi Yeul was going to sing this song, I was curious how different it's going to sound like with his husky voice, because I love the original as it is. He started singing in Mandarin, which gave him 'A' for effort. I don't know if he did well because I don't speak the language, but based on the audiences' responses, I would assume he did just fine. Or maybe the audiences were too kind?
I must confess that I wasn't captivated at first watch, maybe because I still had my bias for the original. Nevertheless, once I dropped my bias, it was, in typical Hwang Chi Yeul manner, a performance full of emotions and amazing vocals. The song arrangement seemed to be divided into so many parts within the short song time, that I wish the higher, upbeat part would go slightly longer. It just dropped back to slow too sudden before I was fully absorbed in the upbeat part.
I was delighted at minute 2.35 when he raised his voice like that.
He was ranked second place again, this time behind Coco Lee, who captured the audience by a large margin.
Previous Performance(s): Week 1