Find Out Why Lee Seung Chul Left ‘Super Star K’

kpopluv, May 28, 2015, 12:51 p.m.

Veteran singer Lee Seung Chul recently made an appearance on JTBC’s ‘News Room’ where the star discussed issues like why he stepped down as a judge from Super Star K.  Super Star K is a South Korean television talent show series which is held yearly. First held in 2009, Superstar K has increasingly gained more attention, considered the biggest audition program in South Korea. Superstar K's concept involves that of finding the next "superstar," with the winner each week determined with a combination of the scores given by judges and votes from viewers.  Traditionally, the award winner of each season is given the chance to sing at the Mnet Asian Music Awards as well as other prizes.

Lee Seung Chul appeared on an episode of JTBC’s “News Room” on May 27 to talk about his new album. When asked, “Do a lot of singers worry about their vocal chords as they age,” he answers, “A majority likes their current voice compared to when they debuted. Though they think that their early voices are tacky and awkward, many fans still like that side of them as well.”

“That was actually the least of my worries. I was more concerned about how people looked at me and said, ‘Lets see how good you are’ when I was a judge on ‘Superstar K,’” he continues. “I felt burdened because every student preparing to professionally sing would probably listen to me.” “That’s why I stepped down from my position,” he clarifies. “I also have to prepare for a world tour, and my schedule was too tight.”

Lee Seung Chul is a South Korean singer. He was the main vocal of Boohwal, a South Korean rock band, until 1989 when he parted with the band and released his first solo album, Don't Say Good-Bye. In 2005 his 7th album, The Livelong Day, won him Korean Music Awards for best male singer. He has been working for a judge in reality television series Superstar K. On August 27, 2014, Lee performed "Arirang", "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "The Day" at the opening ceremony of the 65th Annual UN DPI / NGO Conference.

Lee is also known for his song Girls Generation, which was covered and used as the group name in 2007 by a nine-member girl group Girls' Generation.

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