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Korean journalist makes a list of top 10 best idol singers in Korea

Submitted: Mar 20 2011 05:35 AM by DareDB

Nowadays, the competitive K-Pop industry contains idols that carry a special talent at which they excel at, whether it be their impressive dance skills or their wide-ranged vocal ability.

One reporter in Korea decided to compile his own list of the best singers in Korea. This is a challenging feat since there are many singers out there who come equipped with powerhouse vocals. In the end, the top spot ended up going to none other than the recently popular IU, while SHINee's Jonghyun claimed the top male position in second place.

It was IU's incredible range that has helped distinguish her among the idols today. Check out the full top ten list and the accompanying results reveal below. Do you agree with the list? Who do you think is missing?

10. Miss A’s Suzy

9. BEAST’s Yoseob

8. Sistar’s Hyorin

7. Super Junior’s Yesung

6. C.N. Blue’s Yonghwa

5. 2AM’s Changmin

4. JYJ’s Junsu

3. SNSD’s Taeyeon

2. SHINee’s Jonghyun

1. IU

Source: UnknownCarrot170

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  • JustinPerky 68 Points

    Really? XD I think the reporter is just biased. Not that I say IU can't sing, but I don't know, her voice is not THAT stable when singing live..especially her ballads. Junsu should be first in terms of experience and vocal abilities. -cough- where the heck is BoA -cough-

    19 March 2011 - 09:41 PM

  • Wendy 154 Points

    * Korean journalist makes a list of top 10 best IDOL singers in Korea
    There I corrected it for you, Koreaboo.

    19 March 2011 - 09:45 PM

    • Wendy 154 Points

      LOL omg, I didn't mean for my comment to be taken seriously... .___. Fuu, sarcasm on the Internet.

      19 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

    • DareDB 933 Points

      It's ok. I thought the same thing too, so I changed it, haha.

      Side note: Disagree with the list. BoA and Luna deserve to be on here. :)

      19 March 2011 - 10:12 PM

  • DazzleMe 73 Points

    This reporter must be new.

    19 March 2011 - 09:45 PM

  • kaorupanda 183 Points

    The larger response seems to be “WTF, this is bullcrap”…and I agree. What are this guy’s qualifications? I love Yonghwa, but no way he’s better than Yesung. And Jonghyun is NOT a better singer than Junsu in my book. I don’t even being to see how Suzy could be on the list when other vocalists like BoA and Luna aren’t. This list is a joke.

    19 March 2011 - 09:47 PM

  • Mocca_prince 3 Points

    Agree.. Iu have clear vocal~ taeyeon have angelic voice.. I love it~

    19 March 2011 - 09:49 PM

  • junchan 967 Points

    Completely disagree with this list.

    19 March 2011 - 09:52 PM

  • yoontaehan 0 Points

    what about DBSK Changmin? -.-

    19 March 2011 - 09:53 PM

  • Hal_33 238 Points

    Not to say I disagree with the names on the list, but I DO disagree with the order...

    19 March 2011 - 09:54 PM

  • joongieluv33 14 Points

    No offense...But AT LEAST how does Miss A's Suzy be better than TVXQ's Changmin or Jaejoong? How is Yonghwa better than some of those below him...This guy needs to like...*no comment* And Junsu...Oh well. This is only one reporter...so IDC.

    19 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

  • Congee 1028 Points

    I wouldn't disagree with IU being a very good vocalist.

    19 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

  • HOOTXb 0 Points

    Seriously..SUZY ?!?!?!

    19 March 2011 - 10:09 PM

  • SoShiYul 0 Points

    Seriously, I guess this reporter have not being listening to Kpop for a thousand years. IU being first, Junsu being fourth, Yesung being 7th and even Suzy on the list? I guess this reporter only watching Dream High and not following Kpop songs. IU indeed have improve through out the years after she debut, but 1st? It's such a joke. Junsu is the best or one of the best singer in Korea, and where is Jaejong? Yesung is one of the best baritone voice in Korea even mention by composer. Sorry but Jonghyun is good, but not as good compare as Junsu. This list is a complete joke man.

    19 March 2011 - 10:13 PM

  • junchaaan 0 Points

    OK so let me understand dis...according to this man IU is better than Junsu...Joghyun is better than Junsu...even Taeyon is better than KIM JUNSU, hell yeah, u have to be kidding me. Junsu is the best idol singer in Korea, thats a fact, this list is biased.

    19 March 2011 - 10:44 PM

  • junchaaan 0 Points

    And where de hell is Jaejoong? this is NONSENSE.

    19 March 2011 - 10:45 PM

  • Nat 23 Points

    Really Junsu 4th and Yesung 7th?! This guy must either be new or slightly dumb.

    19 March 2011 - 10:47 PM

  • Miyako 33 Points

    I love CNBLUE but Jonghyun is a better singer than Yonghwa (CNBLUE's Jonghyun, I mean.) Where the heck is Jaejoong and Kyuhyun? It's just me who finds IU's voice to be annoying? WHAT'S SUZY DOING IN THIS LIST? I could go on.

    19 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

  • nicadmous 9 Points

    i'm surprised about yongwha being so high on this list...also...where is Daivichi?!?! a lil disappointed about that

    20 March 2011 - 12:59 AM

  • JoyceCassiopeia 0 Points

    uh i think this guy need to have his ears checked !! how can SHINee’s Jonghyun win junsu ? and where the hell is jaejoong ??! you mean jaejoong can't even win 2AM’s Changmin & BEAST’s Yoseob ?! this is ridiculous !! and MISS A suzy ?!! better than kyuhyun & tvxq changmin or yoochun too ? excuse me let me go puke first !

    20 March 2011 - 04:23 AM

  • Vyvy 99 Points


    20 March 2011 - 01:01 PM

  • eriestar 0 Points

    Is Go Younha an idol? And, yeah, not saying IU can't sing (like the comment below me), but her being number one on this reporter's list was prolly caused by her fame and not just her vocals. But yes, idols are supposed to be judged on those things too.

    15 April 2011 - 06:41 AM

  • KiryuZero514 0 Points

    Why isn't Junsu at number 1? I was hoping Kim Jaejoong would be on here too. Reason I like both Junsu and Jaejoong on top is because they not only can sing very well and have unique voices, they can also write/compose music ver well.

    19 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

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