Super Junior’s Kyuhyun Honors SHINee’s Jonghyun In “King Of Masked Singer” Performance

He honored his late friend.

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun was just revealed to be on King of Masked Singer and he had a very special reason why he chose a song by SHINee’s Jonghyun.

Kyuhyun was attempting to claim his 6th consecutive title as King, and for his performance, he decided to perform Jonghyun’s solo track “Y Si Fuera Ella” from SHINee’s first full album The SHINee World.

Although he unfortunately was dethroned by a vote of 46 to 53, he expressed his surprise and happiness at being the first male idol king on the show.

I thought my win streak didn’t match my skills. So I felt a little burdened winning consecutive times.

But at the same time, I was very happy to be able to show off my singing through the show, I feel very grateful.

— Kyuhyun

MC Kim Sung Joo then mentioned that Kyuhyun had a special reason for selecting “Y Si Fuera Ella” as his song for the week, and he explained.

“Y Si Fuera Ella is Jonghyun’s first solo song. I didn’t have many friends (in SM) because my trainee period was so short. But he was one of my friends.

I was in the military when the incident (his passing) happened, I cried so much. I thought of why I couldn’t express my feelings first, and I wanted to tell him ‘Jonghyun, hyung worked very hard to sing your song’ someday on a music broadcast.

— Kyuhyun

While talking about this, Kyuhyun started to tear up, but he finished his thoughts.

Tears are coming while talking about this. Jonghyun did you listen to it well?

— Kyuhyun

Watch Kyuhyun’s performance of “Y Si Furea Ella” below.