ZEROBASEONE‘s Zhang Hao recently showcased his love for BTS during a YouTube appearance.
The idol appeared as a guest on the latest episode of Leemujin Service, the popular YouTube music talk show hosted by singer Lee Mujin.
During the episode, Zhang Hao did multiple live renditions of his favorite songs, leaving audiences mesmerized with his vocals. He performed a variety of K-Pop tracks, including “Always” by ZEROBASEONE, “Rain” by Taeyeon, “I Love You” by Position, and “So Bad” by STAYC.
love zhang hao’s slowed down version of “so bad” stayc songs are hard to cover but this was really pretty pic.twitter.com/mCfbZ6b8Po
— iconicstayc (@iconicstayc) November 7, 2023
IJBOL GUYS!!! This song 'I love You' by Position is the same age as Zhang Hao 😳 (2000, aka 23 years old). No wonder Lee Mujin looks a bit surprised that Hao knew this song… https://t.co/3hKbklrNnF pic.twitter.com/8JzIbRc99j
— 장하오 (@LittlePrinceKe1) November 7, 2023
The live singing session was then intercepted by an impromptu instrumental performance. Host Lee Mujin mentioned Zhang Hao’s love for playing instruments, and the idol agreed to play the violin for him. When the host asked him what song he wanted to play, Zhang mentioned BTS’s “Dynamite.” He then played the chorus of the song on his violin spontaneously while Lee Mujin joined on the guitar!
Dynamite 바이올린 연주 🎻🤍 pic.twitter.com/WmRERa1QgC
— 하트❤︎ (@luvforzh) November 7, 2023
Zhang Hao then moved on to his final song, which was also another BTS track. He mentioned that it was a track that made him cry as a trainee.
The song in question was “Epiphany,” the solo piece of Jin from BTS’s 2018 album Love Yourself: Answer.
— Seokjin's Tapes⁷🌙 (@seokjinstapes) August 6, 2019
Talking about why he chose the song for his live performance, Zhang Hao explained that when he was a trainee, he watched a video of Jin singing it at a concert while playing the piano. “I was so touched, I cried,” he admitted.
Since then, he always wanted to perform the song, mainly because the melody left a deep impression.
The episode was wrapped with a heartfelt duet cover of “Epiphany” by Zhang Hao and Lee Mujin.
Meanwhile, ZEROBASEONE, the boy group created through Mnet‘s survival show Boys Planet, made its debut in July with the EP Youth In The Shade. Recently, the group released its second EP, Melting Point, on November 6.