Park Ji Min was the contestant who blew the world away with her killer rendition of Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep“, a performance that drew compliments from American celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Eric Benet.
For her next performance, Park Ji Min received advice from J.Y. Park, who coached her through her rendition of R. Kelly‘s hit song, “I Believe I Can Fly“.
After her performance, judges J.Y. Park, Yang Hyun Suk, and BoA gave her a round of applause. BoA and Yang Hyun Suk both stated that they felt underwhelmed at first, but were blown away by the middle of the song.
“I have nothing to say,” BoA murmured. “In the beginning, I thought it was just OK, but as we reached the middle, I saw Park Ji Min.”
Yang Hyun Suk commented, “I initially wondered why she choose this song. So many people sing this song for auditions, so I thought it was too obvious. For that reason, I thought it would be the hardest song for you.” He continued, “Like BoA, I couldn’t focus in the beginning, but as you kept going, you took this typical song and sang it in a style that was all Park Ji Min’s. You performed as expected — you did well.”
Park Ji Young added, “I’m really thankful. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still got goosebumps”.
He later remarked, “It’s not just her explosive singing ability that astonishes; she also has this incredible sensibility. She utilized and implemented everything that I taught her”.
You can watch Park Ji Min’s rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly” below: