There is no doubt that when it comes to stage geniuses, BTS’s Jungkook is one of the best in K-Pop. He has been praised for his legendary performances! It seems as if ARMY are not the only ones who think that!
Renowned music critic Kim Young Dae wrote an article for Rolling Stones Korea reviewing the group’s track, “Butter.” In the article, he praised Jungkook for his presence on stage and compared him to two legendary performers in the business: Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars!
Jungkook is so outstanding in creating a sense of rhythm & groove through his staccato & syncopation that he reminds me of Michael Jackson or Bruno Mars.
— Kim Young Dae
RS: “Jungkook’s rhythm created by staccato and syncopation and his innate sense for timing is enough to remind you of Michael Jackson or Bruno Mars.
Throughout the song, he plays a SIGNIFICANT role in the verse and the chorus to help create powerful momentum in the track.” pic.twitter.com/BEMLhaRflZ
— JK SINGAPORE 🐰𝄞 🇸🇬🧈 ⁷ (@Jeonjungkook_SG) June 16, 2021
It is not the first time that Jungkook has been compared to musical legends. From YouTube creators to even more articles from Rolling Stones, critics and reviewers have compared Jungkook to Michael Jackson when looking at several of the group’s tracks.
In particular, many reviewers and critics have even called Jungkook the “Michael Jackson of South Korea,” looking at his ability to not only produce stunning vocal performances but dominate the stage and captivate any audience.
"Jungkook can very easily be regarded as the ‘Michael Jackson of South Korea’." pic.twitter.com/7PTqBJ5CWR
— Golden Times (@JJK_Times) August 2, 2020
Although many fans believe that Jungkook is unique, there is no denying how impressive it is to be compared to the “King of Pop” and someone as influential and famous as Michael Jackson! All of the BTS members are multi-talented, showcasing their talents in every way possible on stage, aiming to provide escapism for ARMY through their music.
Make sure to watch Jungkook’s “Dreamers” performance to see exactly what the critics are talking about!