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EXO's Chen Shocks Audience On 'King Of Mask Singer' As Legendary Guitar Man

By Staff Writer | August 31, 2015 10:03 AM EDT


A member of one of South Korea's top idol groups is a true singer.

During the August 30 episode of MBC's "King of Mask Singer," a performer known by the pseudonym "Legendary Guitar Man" performed Jeon Ram Hwi's "Drunken Truth," surprising the show's usual cast with his skill. After losing and getting unmasked, it was revealed that Legendary Guitar Man was none other than EXO's Chen.

After getting unmasked, the audience and show's cast alike were shocked by Chen's identity as he shirked off the title of idol and wowed with his impressive vocals.

Several "King of Mask Singer" hosts, including fellow idols BEAST's Dongwoon and B1A4's Sandeul, stared at Chen with their mouth's wide open following the unveiling. Other members of the audience stood up to give Chen a standing ovation as he introduced himself.

"I was curious to see what people would think of my voice when I appeared just as someone named Chen and not as EXO's Chen," the singer explained when asked why he would appear anonymously on the show.

Chen first appeared on "King of Mask Singer" as Legendary Guitar Man on August 23, where he sung a duet version of "A Passionate Goodbye" by Toy with Jung Sang Hoon. Chen advanced to the second round, but was beaten by "Go! Hawaii" in the show's August 30 episode.

Cast members also expressed sadness that Chen wouldn't be able to perform again because he lost in the round.

"King of Mask Singer" showcases the vocal skills of Korean celebrities during live performances while keeping their identities secret. The singers compete to become of the "King of Mask Singer." Several popular celebrities and idols have appeared on the show throughout its run to express their talents without any focus on their appearances.

The show premiered on February 8 as a special and became part of MBC's official Sunday night lineup beginning on April 5.

See Chen's performance and unveiling HERE.



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