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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 89

When A.C.E debuted in February 2017, they did so with a single. That single was Cactus. They followed Cactus up with another single in October 2017, Callin’. My point here is that they did not release a full album until the following year, June 7, 2018 to be exact. So when it came to live stage performances, the group often included many covers in their sets. Today a Vocal Magic moment taken from a Sofar Sounds live performance in May 2017. Donghun’s solo cover of Crush’s gentle ballad from the Goblin OST, Beautiful. Continue reading


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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 82

A little change going forward with the Waiting For Donghun countdown series. I have been giving this a lot of thought over these past few days and even though it was kind of a difficult decision to make, it feels like the right thing to do.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 77

I really think that the Donghun and Chan combo should definitely look into more OST offerings. I know that Chan has done a few with Byeongkwan but that was primarily with Chan in the main vocal seat and BK rapping. Back on Day 28, we enjoyed a Vocal Magic moment with our eldest and our youngest and their cover of John Legend’s All of Me. Today, we journey back to 2016 and an acoustic version of Jung Seung Hwan’s 너였다면 (If It Were You) from the Another Miss Oh drama OST. And yes, it is dreamy, emotional and perfect. Really, we can expect no less from Messrs. Lee and Kang.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 70

Here we are at Day 70 ~ wow! It is amazing how the days are flying by but even more amazing is that it is now December, the final month of the year, another year that probably had more ups than downs but still, I am thankful to be here to celebrate and to commemorate. Yes, it is Day 70, but this day holds special meaning for me. You see, it is my Choice-versary. Today I celebrate two years with A.C.E having on this day, two years ago, saw them live for the first time along with getting a VIP hi touch following the show. I entered the venue knowing nothing about A.C.E, and left a full-fledged Choice. It was fantastic. Coupled with that December 1, 2019 show was the ushering in of the holiday season. A.C.E embraced the season that evening. To celebrate my Choice-versary, I will share one of my very own videos from the show: Donghun’s jazzy rendition of Winter Wonderland.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 36

Going to head into heart-aching pop ballad mode today with a Vocal Magic moment. An emotional pop ballad that lends itself well to the raspier side of Donghun’s voice. A cover of Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi’s Leaving My Love Behind.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 28

I decided on a Vocal Magic moment for today and then also realized that the post could equally double as a pre-debut moment. Even though Donghun and Chan recorded this cover of John Legend’s All of Me prior to A.C.E’s debut, it falls decidedly more perfect in the vocal magic category. I am not going to lie, when I first heard it, I was floored. If you are familiar with John Legend’s original, you will know it as a solo song. Let two sing it and it becomes a harmonized masterpiece of grand proportions. I could be exaggerating, but I am most likely not. Come have a listen.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 21

How about today we go for a Vocal Magic moment that served as a vocal warm up prior to an actual recording? Instead of breath work, vocal runs or other vocal exercises to prepare the voice to sing, Donghun warms up with Sam Smith’s Too Good at Goodbyes and gives us a lovely vocal magic moment in time.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 13

I don’t even know where to begin. And, we are too early in this countdown for me to have a breakdown. In and of itself, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s Shallow from the A Star is Born OST is an iconic and memorable track. That is, it leaves its mark. But when your K-pop bias steps in and covers it, it becomes all kinds of next level. Paired with the talented Sonnet, I give you a truly Vocal Magic moment with their cover of Shallow.

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Waiting For Donghun ~ Day 4

I have only been a Choice (A.C.E fan) for a little over two years. I am not quite a baby Choice, but I am still relatively new seeing how the group debuted in 2017. Sigh . . . I am always late to the party. Anyway, I learned very quickly that it was easy to be visually captured by this talented quintet, and I don’t mean this in a shallow way. From the get go, I found A.C.E to have an incredibly powerful stage presence. They are very dynamic dancers and early on, I took in many of their power title tracks to get to know them. When I really began to peel back the layers of all of their fantastic and artistic attributes, specifically by listening to their mellower B-sides and covers, that is when I discovered how truly adept they were as singers. They all sing well. But there is something a little extra special (to my ear anyway) in Donghun’s voice. I describe it as an added depth of emotion which can be heard in many of his solo cover pieces like SWJA’s beautiful ballad, 도망가자 (Run With Me).

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