Rocket Punch Dahyun showcased her powerful vocals as she covered a 2NE1 iconic track, "I Don't Care." On top of that, her performance was also witnessed by the original singer, Dara!
But how did the former 2NE1 member react? Read on to find out!
On August 8, the 317th episode of MBC's entertainment show The Masked Singer aired a heated battle between singers who challenged the throne of Hwachae, the king of two consecutive victories.
In the broadcast, the identity of Rocket Punch Dahyun hiding behind the mask "집순이 (Homebody girl)" was also revealed, drawing attention from viewers.
Rocket Punch Dahyun Covers 2NE1 'I Don't Care' + Dara Reacts
In the final match of the day, "집순 (Homebody girl)" and "비대면 남친 (Non-face-to-face boyfriend)" exhibited an intense match to advance in the next level. Although the jury's opinion was divided with a score of 7 to 14, the winner of the confrontation was the latter.
In her performance, the female idol showcased her spectacular vocals, which is considered something more than a rookie idol could do. Due to this, the "Ring Ring" singer received praises for her cover, particularly from the original singer Dara herself who was present in the show.
Dahyun honestly told Dara, "I was actually worried if I could do well because you are in front of me. But since my motto is to never give up, I really tried my best."
As a response, the former 2NE1 member Dara said, "I actually voted for you. I think your voice suits the song and you aced it."
The original "I Don't Care" singer added, "I will always cheer for you because I think there will be a lot that you can show in the future," giving Dahyun an encouraging smile.
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Former 2NE1 Dara Amazes Fans with Youthful Visual Comparable to a Teenager
The turning 37-year-old Sandara Park this year reaffirmed her unrelenting beauty, comparable to the 16-year-old Dahyun.
Dahyun, who surprised viewers by revealing she's only 16 years old and a 05-liner, said, "Since I debuted at the age of 14, I am called the youngest idol at that time, my sisters say I am cute no matter what I do."
Sandara Park then replied, "Aren't you 17 years old now (Korean age)? She's almost a daughter to me. You are already so charming."
Despite the 21-year age gap, Dara, who was born in 1984, proved that she owns the "Fountain of Youth," and whose visuals are as young as the Rocket Punch maknae.
In fact, the two also took a photo after Dahyun visited her in her waiting room and received an autograph – sharing the same young-looking beauty.
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Written by Eunice Dawson