The identity of Samba Girl on MBCs King of Masked Singer was revealed to be a solo artist whose uniquely deep voice brought her to stardom.
The first battle of the second round of the show, which aired on July 16, was between Popeye and Samba Girl. Popeye sang Shin Sung Woos After We Broke with a mixture of strong and soft vocals, while Samba Girl performed BoAs My Name and showed off her sexy and mysterious voice.
While the panelists were awed by both contestants, Popeye beat out Samba Girl and made it to round three.
Samba Girl took off her mask to reveal her identity as YGs solo artist and K-Pop Star 1 runner-up Lee Hi.
Sandara Park, who was part of the panel that day, said, I knew it from the moment she started singing. I feel like crying. You did a great job, praising her agency junior.
Lee Hi revealed, Even when I took first place for the first time [on a music show], I wasnt confident in myself. My mother is a fan of this show, and when she saw Residence of Abundant Excitement (So Hyang) perform Breathe on the show, she wanted me to appear on it as well.
She also said, Today, I didnt think about the competition and just enjoyed it. The panelists told me very helpful things. Everyone else around me is cold and made everyone laugh.
After the broadcast was over, she updated her Instagram, saying, You didnt know it was me, right? I had fun at the recording! #FeelingLikeArsèneLupin
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Check out Lee His performance on the most recent episode of King of Masked Singer below!