Sad/happy/mad/worried that people like jaehwan and sewoon are only being appreciated now... they've been good since day 1 and I'm relieved that Korean fans notice them more than international fans
Hi anon. Since they are completely =/= cases I’ll talk about them separately :) hope it’s okay. Also i love you?? ty for this you didnt want a long answer but…. oops
i really feel exactly that, probably 30% mad, 61% worried, 7% happy and 1% sad the rest is miscellaneous ghjfghj (
btw i listened to imagine dragons, bastille and kendrick lamar while writing this so excuse me if i get over emotional)
Since you support them both you should read this relatable pann that talks about how they should both be on top 11 here (op knows talent and i 100% support them).
Let’s talk about Jaehwan:
Jaehwan had a lot of opportunities to shine (vocal wise) vs. Sewoon who only got a main vocal position in the last performance.
Jaehwan has been constantly the main vocal (you can check his line distribution of all the songs - Sorry Sorry; Downpour; Never) he has around 40% of all the lines in all the performances which puts him in a position of advantage.
As I said Sewoon only got his chance to shine in the last episode: Be Mine (he got 10% of all lines and was the 2nd with the least amount of lines, i’m not even gonna talk about his screentime… you can check some comments about it on here from his naver fancam); Playing with Fire (20%); Oh Little Girl (50% - *i’ll continue this discourse a little bit down).
The rest of the discourse™
(Sidenote: I’m still not over his ‘Hey Mama’ performance, i think everyone knows i’m an exo-l right?? i know how hard that performance is!! Xiumin, Baekhyun and Chen are some of the most stable members and to be so close to their level of performance is amazing! i have no words.)
Jaehwan has been one of the few trainee’s who has been constantly rising (ignoring the last elimination lmao) he’s on the 2nd page of this masterlist of all the rankings if you want to check. And i think he has a good chance of being part of the top 11.
His begining: He was on Korea’s got talent, he actually debuted 3 years ago but his band didn’t promote on music shows and usually performed covers + he’s an independent trainee and ofc that brings a few difficulties for this type of shows. I think “Sorry, Sorry’ was a great attention catcher but ‘Downpour’ was what really grabbed people’s attentions because it’s a song that can show his vocals a little more.
A great thing that happened was that he actually started to blend with the popular kids 👀 which kind of got him more attention. He’s also in a few ships
i swear to god i hate this ship stuff so much bc that’s not what should matter but wtv mainly Sungwoon, Pledis and Sewoon (just an fyi he’s actually quite known in the Sewoon fandom but it looks like the opposite isn’t as true). This favors him in the 2-pick vote.
Let’s not forget he’s part of Never team that completely took over the charts (i mean olg did too but in a smaller way and nobody cares dfghj).
Overall did I think he should have been more “famous” since the beginning? Yes. But I think he has a great chance to make it to the top 11 so let’s not feel discouraged!!
Now Sewoon aka the loml:
1st. Let’s be honest the only people who actually appreciated his voice were his fans.
So he began in 13th, a pretty nice place right? I’m almost sure this place was carried by a lot of kpop star fans that knew him before this show (this is based on what i see/people i follow online). And he has been dropping ever since because of the lack of screentime.
*(continuation) The first time he really got a chance to shine was in the 9th episode, since he was never a main vocal (
kendrick is telling me to be humble but kid get up, be greedy be greedy). Really Kiggen is the king of the fandom, our god, our saviour and the only person that truly matters after our ponyo. I WOULD DEVOTE MY LIFE TO HIM IF HE ASKED ME. Some Sewoon stans were so grateful bc Kiggen was constantly praising and telling facts about Sewoon that they dm kiggen thanking him, like what you see here).
There’s actually a news’ article talking about how he started gaining attention for his voice and good personality in ep 9 here (thanks to Khaerina for showing us this, i think Via (aka sewoonari) is gonna translate it soon).
From what Via (aka sewoonari) said he has gain more attention in the last episode and hopefully he can rise :(( you have a pann here.
This rise in popularity is also clear on yt comments since he used to be kind of ignored ifans,
omg am i glad we can’t vote, but now there are actually a good amount of comments about him on ‘Oh little girl’ video here.
to consider pt 1 - editing: Sewoon was victim of ‘evil editing’ (if you want to call it that, i don’t think it was evil editing since i didn’t see anything wrong with what he did but he did got hate).
To consider pt 2 - fandom: I think he actually has a strong fanbase and 1 pick would be a blessing and actually what the show should apply.
Now 2-pick favors ships….. lol ……
Also Maé talked about both of them, their talent, why they deserve to be on top 11 and the hate they receive here i think it’s a great read.
Sum up: I’m actually more worried about Sewoon than I’m for Jaehwan, not because Sewoon is my bias but because of the rankings and how they are seen. I think Jaehwan has made it clear to be a strong vocal and he actually said he’ll be produce 101′s main vocal haha. However, Sewoon is still not seen as one by some people. I’m also happy Jaehwan fandom grew this much and i wish both fandoms can grow exponentially.