Ex-K-pop star Han-byul wins Malaysian singing contest


  • Music
  • Monday, 07 Oct 2019

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Han-byul was named the winner of Malaysian singing competition Big Stage last night.

The 29-year-old singer, who was the lead vocalist of K-pop band LEDApple from 2011 to 2014, won with a total score of 70.33%.

Han-byul surprised audiences with a rap number, Eminem's Lose Yourself, and Luka Dan Bahagia, a Bahasa Malaysia ballad penned by Haqiem Rusli.

"You're not from Malaysia, but you sing like you're really fluent in Bahasa Melayu," guest judge Misha Omar commented on his second performance.

"You've inspired me to work harder, you've made me believe that nothing is impossible, that maybe I should start learning to sing Korean songs," she added.

Big Stage comprises burgeoning singers, who have made their mark on social media platforms, and are looking to take their careers to the next level.

Season Two of Big Stage marks the first time the singing competition feature singers outside of the country, with contestants from Indonesia, Brunei. Thailand and South Korea.

The reality singing series saw 12 contestants whittled down to only five throughout the seven-week journey leading up to the grand finals last night.

Malaysia's Neeta was a close second, garnering 68.66%, while local singer Adzrin ranked third with 61.99%.


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