AleXa Names The K-Pop Artists Who Inspired Her To Become An Idol

Her influences are all K-Pop legends!

AleXa named her biggest influences within the K-Pop industry, and they’re both absolute legends!

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On May 9, AleXa became the first-ever winner of American Song Contest, and she’s been gaining lots of attention for her incredible performances of “Wonderland” on the show.

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In an interview with Character Media, Alexa named the K-Pop artists who have influenced her the most, SHINee and HyunA.

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AleXa said SHINee were her idols when she first discovered K-Pop, and she’s been a fan since their debut. She said, “I would not be where I am today had I not discovered SHINee way back in 2008 when they debuted. They’re just this amazing 5-member boy group, and they were my literal idols whenever I first discovered K-Pop. So, I mean, of course, they’re performance legends.” 

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AleXa also praised HyunA for her amazing performance skills, and she has a lot of respect for her as a fellow female soloist. She said, “She’s super charismatic on stage. She knows what she’s doing…Your eyes just gravitate towards her on the stage. She’s so incredible.” 

We can totally see SHINee and HyunA’s influence on AleXa’s mind-blowing performances, and we think she’s becoming a legend who inspires future K-Pop artists, just like SHINee and HyunA inspired her.