Elaine Gwon who? It has been a week since I first heard her sing on a video that has been available on the Facebook page of SBS. I got goosebumps listening to her sing a Korean rock ~ and that doesn’t happen all the time. Elaine Gwon rocks and I’m an instant fan. I showed my husband the video and he too was amazed by her singing prowess. I had never seen him react that way to a Filipino singer aside from Charice.
Elaine Gwon is a contestant in the Korean TV show “Fantastic Duo” on SBS. I don’t watch the show and it was the first time I had seen it so I’m not really familiar with the show’s format. It got me reading wikipedia ~
First, they choose three contestants to sing a duet with a Korean singer. In this video, Elaine sang with the two other contestants. Then only one is chosen to sing a duet with the original singer of the song. The contestants sang ‘나를 슬프게 하는 사람들’ ~
Luckily, Elaine was chosen as expected. On her second video, she sang “비정” which means “Heartless” a rock ballad by Kim Kyung Ho. I have seen this so many times the past week. She sang so powerfully, almost flawless to my untrained ear.
Elaine is originally from Navotas but now lives in Daegu with her husband and a son. She is expecting another baby in a few weeks ~ as evident from the video. She is so talented and so young ~ I hope she goes places.
Catch her again on “Fantastic Duo” on SBS at 4:50 pm today! I surely will ~ I’m a fan!
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Elaine was eliminated in the November 20 broadcast of Fantastic Duo. She was not chosen as the final fan ~ she lost by 5 points. It’s okay though ~ she made people notice her. She’s going to give birth soon ~ and will have to take care of her kids. The right time will come for her ~ she’s so talented and we’d love to hear her sing.
Here’s her duet with her idol Kim Kyung Ho ~ around the 3:50 mark everyone stopped breathing literally!