[Star of the Week] Ulala Session′s Most Memorable Performances on ′Superstar K3′
As Ulala Session is still mourning the loss of its leader Im Youn Taek, the unforgettable journey and memories shared with him will remain in the hearts of many for a very long time.
We′re looking back on some of Ulala Session′s most memorable moments on Mnet′s Superstar K3, where their journey first began.
The four members of Ulala Session (Im Youn Taek, Park Kwang Sun, Kim Myung Hoon, and Park Seung Il) first appeared on audition program Superstar K3 in 2011, capturing the hearts of the judges by singing a remix of Honey and Kiss Me.
Ulala Session then kicked off the live auditions by performing Kim Hyun Chul’s Moon′s Fall and advanced to the next round with a ‘super save.’
Ulala Session kept pressing hard and keeping the other competitors on their toes with a beautiful performance of Journey’s Open Arms, showing off their harmony in an R&B-pop style.
After revealing that Ulala Session was originally a five-member group (member Koonzo was unable to participate with them on Superstar K3) on the third round of the live auditions, its performance of Beauty enabled the group to continue to move up in the rounds.
However, Ulala Session’s cover of Western Sky proved to be one of the group′s most meaningful performances.
Im Youn Taek, who opened up about his battle against stage IV stomach cancer for several years, selected the song, and Ulala Session′s cover of the song, which was written by Superstar K3 judge Lee Seung Chul, was unmistakably a tear-inducing and unforgettable moment.
Moving up with favorable reviews from the judges with their performance of Western Sky, Ulala Session came back with an upbeat and party-like performance of Park Jin Young’s Swing Baby the following week, getting the audience on its feet, clapping and dancing with them.
Closing their last live audition performance with original song Together With You, Ulala Session was finally crowned the winner of Superstar K3.
Ulala Session has been a team for more than 15 years, having been through many ups and downs during their journey as musicians. The group will never be the same without its leader Im Youn Taek, but we bid farewell to the iconic star who reminds us that dreams do indeed come true, while remembering and cherishing his perseverance and passion for music and the stage.
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