The Journey of a Cassie Part Two – The List Pt. 3

Okay, ladies and gents. We’re now getting to the business end of my list. If you missed out on the last two contestants, such as they were: Shim Changmin came in at #5 [1], while Jung Yunho came in at #4 [1].

Let me tell you, my mind was all a tizzy attempting to round this list out in the most rational way. I knew it was going to come to this from the moment I conceived of this list; however, because I’m a glutton for punishment, I decided to give it a try.

There’s really nothing left to say. So, let’s just get on with it.

#3: Junsu

For many, this may actually be a bit of a surprise. After all, Junsu-ah has the voice, the look, and hypnotic hips that could give Shakira a run for her money. However, the logic behind this is actually pretty simple — though, in attempting to keep my brain from melting from the sheer strain of molding my top three, the rationale was quite complex.

First, we’ll start with the obvious brilliant points — “good” would be nothing short of an insult. The most obvious is his voice. Now, breaking this down takes years of music study and participation, so bear with me because this could get a little out of control. The fact of the matter is Junsu’s voice is irrational. It completely defies logic how a supposed “idol” could have a technique that rivals that of trained theatre vocalists.

I’d put his range, at its lowest, in the lower tenor while his highest has become legendary. After the moniker “Angel Xiah” — which we’ll get to later — wears thin, Junsu-ah will still be renowned for that inconceivable high note that won him the nickname “Dolphin.” I believe the highest note I’ve heard him reach was somewhere near a high F sharp over middle C — for those who don’t know, that’s a note that would rival the highest on a concert violin.

Beyond the obvious tomfoolery that is his vocal range, Junsu’s actual technique is ridiculous. He manages to swing seamlessly from pop to theatre to R&B in a way that would make any pop starlet jealous. Couple that with raw passion and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece on your hands. Plus, the man’s got a teardrop in his voice that damn-near breaks your heart.


As unexpected as my path was to loving all things weird, more unexpected is my ability to get attention for writing about the stuff.

7 Responses

  1. Julili says:

    I am beyond shocked. I have tears in my eyes…. I was sure he was going to be no.1….

  2. amy says:

    This is a better booty shaking video, I think.

    And I agree with Julyssa xD – now, let’s wonder. You either like Jaejoong because he’s oh so pretty, or you like Yoochun’s manliness hahaha. I think it might be the manliness xD but who knows…

    Anyway… we all know it’s a little pet-peeve of mine when cover songs have similar arrangements to original songs hahaha. Junsu’s version is just… I’ve told this to Julyssa several times every time she shows me the wonderfulness of DBSK hahaha – it’s almost exactly the same arrangement as 98 Degrees’ version xD I’m boyband girl, you know. LOL

    • Camiele says:

      @amy, Well, in all fairness, it was just a concert and not necessarily a “cover” for the sake of putting on an album. The other dude (Big Bang, I think, but I don’t know his name…he’s also a cutie) sang a cover song as well. But, I do understand where you’re coming from.

      You may be shocked as to my reasoning for placing JaeJae-oppa and Chun-ah at the top of the list above Junsu-ah, but it is what it is. Oddly enough, it has not too much to do with looks (I almost said nothing to do with looks, but we all KNOW that would’ve been a DAMN lie!!!)

      Guess you’ll just have to find out…MWAHAHAHAHA!

    • Camiele says:

      @amy, By the way…that Booty Shakin’ video officially goes sooooo hard…HaHa!

  3. Camiele says:

    Damn…just watched that voice compilation and realised that I’m going to have a damn hard time convincing you all that my list is real…HaHa! I don’t think I made a mistake, but I do know that the hardest part of this list from the beginning was going to be the JYJ boys.

    And now you see why…HaHa.

  1. January 8, 2012

    […] four [1]. Then it was, possibly, the most shocking member placement, Xiah Junsu at number three [1]. Our runner-up was the gorgeously talented Park Yoochun [1], which leaves only one member […]

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