‘Active King of Singers’ Daesung, customized interpretation for Japanese national singer Shigeru… Everyone was impressed by the high level of Japanese skills.

[Ten Asia = Reporter Choi Ji-ye]

/ Photo provided by R&D Company (Delabel)
/ Photo provided by R&D Company (Delabel)

The talented Master Daesung, the ‘active king of singers’, plays a strong role as a strong bridge between Korea and Japan with his high-level Japanese skills, as he served as an instant simultaneous interpreter for Shigeru, Japan’s national singer, who is called the South Jin of Japan.

In the 9th episode of ‘King of Active Singers’, which will be broadcast at 9:10 pm on the 23rd, the long-awaited first round of the semi-finals, ‘Rival Battle’, will take place. The 14 active players who survived the fierce semi-final match will compete one-on-one with opponents who selected the same genre out of a total of six trot genres, including traditional, old, semi, ballad, dance, and Korean traditional music, and the celebrity judges will award 15 points each for 105 points. 185 points will be allocated, with 1 point each for the national judges. Through a total of two rounds, 1st to 9th place will advance to the finals, and the bottom 5 will be candidates for release.

In relation to this, Daesung arouses admiration by showing off his fluent Japanese skills, as befits an original K-POP artist who has been active in Japan for a long time. On this day, Shigeru Matsushida, a Japanese national singer who debuted 54 years ago and is the master of ‘Trot Girl in Japan’, which is receiving rave reviews in Japan, attended the recording site of the ‘King of Active Singer’ semi-finals to add excitement. Above all, Shigeru not only served as a public relations ambassador during the 1993 Daejeon Expo by singing the Expo promotional song in Japanese, but also attracted attention by boasting of his special relationship with Korea, such as performing on stage with national singer Cho Yong-pil when he was active in Japan in the 1980s. On this day, Shigeru looked at the performances of active performers and expressed envy, saying, “I wish Japanese trot girls could learn from this,” while adding an in-depth review that reflects his long musical experience, making active performers even more nervous.

And Daesung sits next to Shigeru and provides instant interpretation in fluent Japanese throughout the recording, leaving everyone amazed. Whenever the active players appear, Daesung explains to Shigeru their careers and characteristics one by one, interprets the active players’ stage impressions and the master’s evaluation comments, and is meticulous by asking Shigeru directly about his impressions of the stage and answering any shortcomings. It adds to the fun of working as a friendly, customized interpreter.

In response, Daesung said, “I was surprised that Mr. Shigeru already knew a lot of prior information about Korean singers, and it was especially refreshing that he evaluated the singers’ performances from a completely different perspective than the Korean judges. “Through the Korea-Japan match, I have high expectations about how singers from both Korea and Japan who come from different cultures will be evaluated,” he said, sharing his thoughts on the recording with Shigeru. It raises curiosity about the Japanese language skills of Daesung, who is a global artist who has swept the Japanese archipelago and is active as a special master of ‘Trot Girl in Japan’.

/Photo = Crea Studio
/Photo = Crea Studio

On the other hand, Shigeru jumped up on the stage full of excitement from one participant and said, “It was really nice of you to come to Korea. “I was so stimulated by the performance,” he said, and the scene of him doing a group dance with the Korean masters was captured, making everyone burst into laughter. Like Daesung, Shinyu, who is active as a master in both ‘Active King of Singers’ and ‘Trotgirls in Japan’, said, “Mr. Shigeru is a person who sticks to his butt no matter how exciting the stage is. But he got up and danced,” he added, making the scene burst into laughter. Shigeru, who truly experienced the level and capabilities of Korean trot, said, “I want to convey this to the Japanese participants. He made a meaningful statement saying, “I have to work harder,” raising questions about what the semi-finals would have been like.

The production team said, “Not only the Korean masters, but even special master Shigeru bowed their heads several times. “There was an endless battle of strong against strong, to the point where Chae expressed his disapproval over the judging process,” he said. “This is the final hurdle to select the final finalist members, and only the strong among the strong have been selected. “Please look forward to the semifinals, where the tension was more intense than ever before.”

Tenasia Reporter Choi Ji-ye wisdomart@tenasia.co.kr

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