Former EXO member Kris Wu experienced a blast from his K-Pop past, and EXO-Ls are loving it.
It all happened on The Next Top Bang, a Chinese survival show similar to Idol Producer and Produce 101 China. The show kicked off its premiere with a total of 108 contestants, both male and female, who will train under celebrity mentors.
Kris and f(x)‘s Victoria were mentors for the women’s team, along with Bibi Zhou Bichang. The men’s team featured William Chan, Hu Haiquan and G.E.M. as mentors.
For her evaluation stage, one female contestant decided to do what many would not dare to do. She sang EXO’s “Overdose” in front of Kris.
“Overdose” is the mega-popular title track for Overdose, the 3rd and last EP Kris recorded with EXO before filing a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to nullify his contract.
As soon as the contestant began to sing, Kris failed to keep a straight face.
He looked uneasy, to say the least…
…and it probably didn’t help that Victoria was smiling in his direction!
The contestant nailed the cover with her smooth vocals and charismatic stage presence…
…but judging from Kris’s expressions…
…he may have preferred a different song choice!
Netizens are now calling the competitor “brave” for taking such a huge risk by performing an EXO song in front of this former member.
A TRAINEE SANG CHINESE VERSION OF OVERDOSE INFRONT OF KRIS WU. WOW THIS KID WAS SO BRAVE https://t.co/03NHMV0VMy
— ً (@614cults) October 22, 2018
the girl who sings overdose infornt of kris is so brave pic.twitter.com/rq0gAroSOl
— 𝙈𝙞𝙧𝙚 (@summermejik) October 21, 2018
to that girl who performed "Overdose (Chinese Version)" in front of Kris Wu, wow you're so brave 🙁 🙁 Im going to cry.
— clarity💎🦄🐏🐝🍯 (@carlamaeadzhang) October 22, 2018
The trainee that sang overdose in front of Kris was so brave. The fact that kris praise her just made me like kris more 😊
— sya 💎 (@black3y3sya) October 22, 2018
Fans can’t help cracking up over Kris’s reaction…
sorry if I still cracking with kris face when he noticed the girl was singing overdose
— 夢 • Dear_my_dear 🌿 (@sailortuan) October 22, 2018
lrt omg Kris’ face when the girl started singing Overdose pic.twitter.com/VCtWWyLigI
— ♡ 𝘓𝘖𝘌𝘠 ♡ 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 ♡ (@aiiminniie) October 21, 2018
…and Victoria’s too!
Victoria’s face staring at Kris when she realized it was overdose: BIG MOOD pic.twitter.com/LZs257JgzQ
— Ksoo’s Amigo (@exosoopremacist) October 21, 2018
You can check out the full clip here.