Seeking South Koreans who can sing like Psy

Psy is one of the best recognised K-pop stars internationally, following the success of his song Gangnam Style in 2012.
Psy is one of the best recognised K-pop stars internationally, following the success of his song Gangnam Style in 2012.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The top Psy impersonators from around South Korea will attempt to overshadow the Gangnam Style star himself on television, as the K-pop star on Monday (May 21) confirmed his appearance on JTBC's Hidden Singer.

In an announcement made earlier in the day, the South Korean broadcaster said it was looking for those who can sing just like Psy. It has not been confirmed when the episode will air.

Hidden Singer is a show in which singers and people impersonating them sing without showing their faces. A celebrity panel comments on the performances while the audience members vote on which one of them is the real celebrity singer.

Sometimes the original singer loses, which often happens when the voice has changed considerably over the course of their career. This happened in the case of pop ballad singer Jo Sung Mo, who was picked as the impersonator in the second of four rounds.

Psy is one of the best recognised K-pop stars internationally, following the success of his song Gangnam Style in 2012. The video has racked up 3.1 billion views on YouTube. His last album, released last year, has 125 million views for the title single New Face.