Oh My Girl Hyojung shed tears while watching the performance of Kim Kook-heon, who suffered a lot from the vote manipulation.
On TV Chosun’s ‘National Singer’ broadcast on October 14th, Kim Kook-heon, who made his name known through Mnet’s ‘Produce X 101’, appeared and drew a lot of attention. On this day, Kim Kook-heon confessed the trauma and slump he experienced after ‘Produce X 101’. Kim Kook-heon used to be a trainee who competed in ‘Produce X 101’ but unfortunately did not make it to the debut group. After the show ended, the fact about ranking manipulation on the show was revealed and caused a big stir.
When Kim Kook-heon appeared, Shinji said, “I think he was the person who failed the competition due to the manipulation”. Kim Kook-heon was emotional while confessing, “I went through a lot of pain during the audition. I was still stuck in the past during the past few months. I thought of giving up my desire to sing and dance. However, I still wanted to be a singer, so I decided to take on the challenge again”. Then, Kim Kook-heon performed the song “Only Look At Me” by Taeyang and caught the eyes of the audiences with his storytelling performances. Eventually, he got eliminated as he only received 7 hearts.
Oh My Girl Hyojung, who used to train at the same time as Kim Kook-heon, shed tears because she felt sad for him. Hyojung said, “This friend used to know nothing about dancing. It’s true that this stage still lacks a little skill, but he has worked really hard. Although you didn’t receive a good result this time, you will do better in the future. I believe in you and I’m rooting for you.”
Baek Ji-young, who used to be under the same company as Kim Kook-heon, also said, “Better than anyone, I know how hard he had tried so far to get here. He was really nervous performing on this stage. He can sing really well. I think it would be better if you only showed your singing skill on this stage. Regardless of the result, I hope you will remember this stage as a good meeting.“