With the plethora of KPOP groups that litter the stage, there are quite a few vocalists within said group that don’t shine quite enough even though they are the main voices of their group. Or their vocal talents are so immense that they would do well if they made their solo debut. But how I see it, in order for idols to have solo debuts, they must possess good dancing skills and singing talents or possess a big enough stage presence that would engulf the stage and captivate the audience. Or even do both! Here are 10 idols whom I think should have a solo debut.
10. miss A’s Min
miss A’s Min is quite the character. She trained for 7 years in America and she wasn’t even sure that she would debut, meaning that her hard work would go to waste. Fortunately for her and for all of us, she debuted with miss A and the rest is history. She has a strong, powerful voice and not only that, she has the personality and dance skills to go along.
9. 2PM’s Junho
Junho, who bears a strong resemblance to Rain, can sing, dance, and compose/write songs. Now that’s pretty cool. He recently composed a song “Give It To Me” for his group’s 2nd studio album. His voice is soothing to listen to and he can sing a variety of songs. Coupled with his popping dancing skills, here’s one idol that I can see go solo!
8. INFINITE’s Sunggyu
Sunggyu debuted with INFINITE last year, but he has proved his singing talents. He does an excellent job covering English songs, such as David Craig’s Insomnia and Ne-Yo’s So Sick. His voice can bring you the goosebumps and his dancing skills? Hmm, not too bad. I think he’d be a fine solo singer.
7. U-KISS’s Soohyun
The leader of U-KISS, if you haven’t heard Soohyun sing, I don’t know where you’ve been. I mean, you should’ve at least listened to him sing in his group’s latest song, “Neverland”, where he belts out a pretty long, high note. He can go high and low, showing his vocal prowess. He has a nice husky voice that would do well with ballads (hey, says who you can’t sing ballads on stage as a soloist?). And he dances pretty energetically. His charisma is just oozing!
6. SHINee’s Onew
Ah, Onew. He counts, right? I mean, he does have his Onew Sangtae to help him. Oh wait, and also his voice - he even participated in a musical! But you see, his dancing skills. I mean, they’re not bad, but I’m afraid that his Onew Sangtae would kick in and he’d just fly over the place. But I could see him singing a funny song and dancing like he does in the video below. Or he could just sing and sing all day long. Because his voice knows no limit - sweet and warm.
5. SNSD’s Tiffany
SNSD’s Tiffany is one of the main vocalists of SNSD and it’s no surprise as to why she fits that bill. She has proved that she can sing any type of song, from cutesy (Mabinogi - It’s Ok) to sorrowful (Haru OST - Ring). Her voice would definitely fill every nook on the stage. As for her dancing? Well, she did mess up in her dances early on, but no more. And it doesn’t matter because she is an amazing singer.
4. Super Junior’s Ryeowook
Ryeowook has quite the clear voice that rings so loudly and powerfully when you listen to him. His voice can lift you up and cheer your spirits. His voice can also move you emotionally. I think he could pull off the cute dances really well. Seriously. That or he could pull one person to dance with him, leave said person behind, and go dance with someone else.
3. Super Junior’s Yesung
The guy is so awkward at dancing. I mean, it’s awkward that it’s funny. You should go check out Mr. Simple’s music video at around 1:58 in the video. It’s funny. Good thing Yesung’s voice makes up for that. His voice is pretty perfect and breathtaking that the songs he sings for OSTs are popular. You can just lose yourself listening to him sing.
2. SNSD’s Taeyeon
Seriously. How can someone so small belt out a voice so powerful? I really love Taeyeon’s voice - there’s a reason why she is the queen of OSTs. She hits those high notes so well, yet sings with such an air of maturity and confidence. You can feel the emotions behind her voice and it really touches you. She can show off her cute dances when she sings happy songs, but stay in one place when she sings ballads because she doesn’t need to dance for those.
1. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun
I bet you anything SM Entertainment is trying to prep him to go solo. Or something like that. He’s always had a fantastic voice (his voice gives me the chills), but his dancing was always something to be desired. But with the departure of Han Geng from the group, suddenly, Kyuhyun was in the dance breaks. That or his dance skills really improved. But no matter. From this awkward boy trying to dance to a man who can actually pull off moves, I actually do want to see him go solo. That would be awesome, as long as he didn’t stress himself out.
I think the above singers have a stage presence that would greatly help them in their endeavors for a solo debut. Just that being a solo singer is different because you don’t have the help of your group members surrounding you.
Do you think these idols would do well as solo singers? What were your choices?
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