Quick, quick, you’re a K-pop singer and there’s a performance for the night! The brief calls for singing a song out of the usual repertoire, that shows off your vocal talent, and which the audience knows, having heard it on the radio before. What better way to answer than with a cover of an English song, or a past hit?
As much as covers do all of the above nicely, and have become an institution of stage programs and year end programs, there are times when a particular song gets chosen so often it starts to get clichéd, or when an idol worryingly fails to pull it off.
So with that, it’s worth taking a look at some of the more commonly (or possibly over) covered songs in the K-pop sphere.(...)
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