Following NewJeans Hanni‘s appearance on soloist Lee Mujin‘s musical variety program Lee Mujin’s Service in January, fellow member Danielle also appeared as a special guest.
Danielle showcased her sweet personality and vocal talents on the show, performing four songs that blew netizens and Lee Mujin away.
She began with a stripped-down version of NewJeans’ hit song “ASAP” before challenging herself with Baek Yerin‘s “Across The Universe,” which she effortlessly made her own.
The final two songs were Mandy Moore‘s “Only Hope” and a duet cover of Red Velvet‘s Wendy and John Legend‘s “Written In The Stars,” which she sang with Lee Mujin.
Lee Mujin couldn’t hide his amazement as Danielle sang. After her cover of “Across The Universe,” he verified with the NewJeans member that she was raised in an English-speaking country, which she confirmed, as she was born in Australia and lived there for much of her childhood.
He revealed why he asked when he made the interesting observation that English-speaking artists have a distinct vocal technique, which he attributes to the music they were exposed to in English-speaking countries.
Lee Mujin shared that while “long tone,” likely referring to the duration of a note or pitch that the singer is holding, is “something anyone can do,” he’s found that English-speaking singers often have a unique and subtle vibrato while sustaining a note.
He noticed the vocal technique again while Danielle sang, praising her “perfect long tone.”
After her next performance of Mandy Moore’s “Only Hope,” Lee Mujin again applauded the talented NewJeans member and complimented her unique vibrato, which gives Danielle a distinct vocal charm.
Check out the full episode below!