On October 15th, U-KISS‘s Soohyun moved fans and impressed officials at the ‘2011 Asia Song Festival‘ by singing three songs live — a normative feat, to be sure, but Soohyun was diagnosed with a vocal cord nodule.
The boys returned to ‘Asia Song Festival’ as acknowledged Hallyu stars after winning their rookie award at the same festival two years ago. They demonstrated their global growth by greeting fans and press members in Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin-Chinese.
Soohyun stated, “I’ve been resting after being diagnosed with vocal cord nodule. Today, however, I’m willing to die on stage.” He went on to sing “Neverland“, “0330“, and “Manmanhani” in perfect unison with the rest of his members, impressing everyone at the event.
Dongho added, “At the ’5th Asia Song Festival’, we won the rookie award. Now that we’ve returned, I’m both excited and grateful. It’s an honor to be able to stand on stage with so many famous singers in Asia, and I hope to continue to participating in the festival until its 100th.”
Rookie girl group April Kiss, who also participated in the festival’s ‘Asia Rookie Singer Showcase’, had nothing but praise for their seniors. “We met them at a waiting room backstage and exchanged CDs. They treated us very comfortably. It was amazing to be able to see them so close during rehearsals. They truly amaze us, and we respect them a lot.”
They continued, “We heard that it’s been a few years since their debut and it’s very cool to see that they haven’t lost their roots and are still working so hard. Watching their rehearsals made us realize that we have so much to learn from them. They make us want to go back to our rehearsal room and practice more.”