Maybe it was luck. Maybe it was destiny. Maybe it was fate. I like to think it was magic. Yes, the evening of August 13, 2011 was magical for our gorgeous main vocal man when he took the stage as the last performer of the evening on Immortal Song 2, and walked away with his very first win.
G.O’s brilliant performance of Kim Soo Hee’s 못잊겠어요 [I Can’t Forget], was another master class in how a vocalist can deconstruct a song with unimaginable artistic finesse and create something fresh, contemporary and new. I truly believe G.O understands music in ways we cannot even begin to comprehend. His rework of 못잊겠어요 [I Can’t Forget] from orchestration to vocal phrasing turned what I would call a torch song into a smooth rhythmic jazz number.
Every time I watch G.O perform or listen to him sing, I give thanks. For me, it is a privilege to be experiencing his talent. I am continually awestruck.
Even Kim Soo Hee herself recognized G.O’s unique talent when she said following his performance, “G.O should be thankful for having such a sweet voice. His voice is just amazing, and that made the song sound differently.”
So very proud of this precious man!
Finally, let me share with you a quirky observation about this particular Immortal Song 2 performance. If there is one thing you should know about me it’s this: I have an endless capacity for useless information. However, in my defense, the information can be (at times) entertaining and perhaps somewhat interesting.
It’s quirky, so don’t laugh. Well, ok, laugh….but check this out. The August 13, 2011 performance was G.O’s 6th visit to Immortal Song 2 and the 11th episode of the show. My devout G.O fans in the house will no doubt see the connection immediately!^.~ I am a nerdy new agey numerology girl. November 6th is G.O’s birthday. Also, Kim Soo Hee was the 6th legend of the show.
I am sure I am probably the only person who sees the magic in the fact that G.O won his first IMS trophy with 6th legend Kim Soo Hee’s song on his 6th visit of the 11th episode.
Quirky but cool nonetheless. ~^^