I Am a Singer

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I Am a Singer (Korea)
Genre Survival, Music, Audition
Presented by Yoon Jong-shin
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 48
Production
Producer(s) Shin Jung-su
Kim Yu-gon
Lee Beong-huk
Jun Sung-ho
Kim Ming-jong
Running time approximately 110 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MBC
Original run March 6, 2011 – February 19, 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Hot Brothers (뜨거운 형제들)
Related shows Our Sunday Night
External links
Website

I Am a Singer (Korean: 나는 가수다) is a popular South Korean singing competition program; a part of MBC's Our Sunday Night lineup. Seven talented, veteran Korean singers perform for a selected audience, which votes to eliminate one singer after each week's performance. The following week, another singer joins the competition, and the lineup of artists varies throughout the course of the show.[1] The program ended its first season on February 19, 2012, and started its second season in May 2012.[2]

I Am a Singer differs from other televised music competitions in that the participants are all veteran musicians who have established music careers varying from mega stardom to relative obscurity. Due to this fact, and because none of the accomplished singers desire to be voted last amongst their peers and eliminated, the level of performance is usually high and acclaimed by critics and viewers alike.

Composition[edit]

The show is divided into rounds. Each round consists of two performance episodes, one that is preliminary and the second final performance which determines the lowest ranking contestant to be eliminated. In between performance are also separate intermediate episodes that document the singers' progress and rehearsals.

Contestants are popular and prominent artists from various genres of the Korean music industry. Each contestant is paired with a "manager", seven Korean entertainers and comedians who serve as mentors, accompany their singers throughout the week to provide support during rehearsals and provide comic relief to the show.

The competition is documented by the week. At the beginning of the 1st performance week, each contestant selects a song of their choice. All contestants spend the week practicing and planning, given free rein on the interpretation of their songs and the staging of their performances. After the performance, votes from the 500-member studio audience determine the singers' rankings, although there is no elimnation.

For the 2nd performance week, the singers gather and are assigned predetermined songs that fit their vocal range and style, and the rest of the week is spent in rehearsals and consulting with other musicians. These intermediate episodes include sample performances in the middle of the week, allowing the contestants to exhibit their progress in front of fellow competitors. The competitors privately vote for 1st and 7th place, determining the singers' rankings to serve as a checkpoint.

Final performances are given, again, in front of a live audience. At the end of the performances, the audience casts votes for three favorites. The results are revealed sans audience to the contestants and managers, ranking competitors from first to seventh. The lowest-ranking competitor is eliminated, and the next week sees a new singer added to the competition.

Starting from Season 2 Round 1, the average of both performance scores is taken and the contestant with the lowest total of votes is eliminated, as new contestant replace him/her.

Singers who survive 7 times in a row graduate from the program.

Competition Results[edit]

  • P = Pass, E = Eliminated, G = Graduated, L = Voluntarily Left, R = Re-challenge
Singer Results and Airdate Number of Times Passed
3/20
(R1)
3/27
(R2)
5/22
(1R)
6/12
(2R)
7/3
(3R)
7/24
(4R)
8/14
(5R)
9/11
(6R)
10/2
(7R)
10/23
(8R)
11/20
(9R)
12/11
(10R)
1/01
(11R)
1/22
(12R)
2/12
(13R)
Park Jung-hyun P P P P P P G 7
Kim Bum-soo P P P P P P G 7
Yoon Do-hyun P P P P P P E 6
Lee So-ra P P P E 3
Baek Ji-young P L 2
Kim Gun-mo R L 1
Jung Yeob P E 1
Im Jae-bum L 1
Kim Yeon-woo E 0
BMK P P E 2
Ock Joo-hyun P P E 2
JK Kim Dong-wook L 1
Jang Hye-jin P P P P P P E 6
Jo Kwan-woo P P P P E 4
Kim Jo-han P P E 2
Jaurim P P P P P P G 7
Bobby Kim P P P P P E 5
Yoon Min-soo P P P P P P G 7
Insooni P P P P E 4
Kim Kyung-ho P P P P P P G 7
Jo Kyu-chan E 0
Gummy P P P P P 4
Juckwoo P P P P 4
Park Wan-kyu P P P 3
Tei E 0
Lee Young-hyun P 1
Lee Hyun-woo P 1

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1, Episodes 1-3: Round 1[edit]

Episode 1 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: March 6, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Lee So-ra 바람이 분다(The Wind is Blowing) Lee Byung-jin 6
2 Jeong Yeob Nothing Better Kim Shin-young 7
3 Baek Ji-young 총 맞은 것 처럼(Like Being Shot by a bullet) Park Hwi-soon 5
4 Kim Bum-soo 보고 싶다(I Miss You) Park Myung-su 2
5 Yoon Do-hyun 빨간 숲 속(It Burns) Kim Je-dong 4
6 Park Jung-hyun 꿈에(In Dream) Kim Tae-hyun 1
7 Kim Gun-mo 잠 못 드는 밤 비는 내리고(Sleepless Rainy Night) Ji Sang-ryul 3

Episode 2 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: March 13, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Jung Yeob 짝사랑 (Ju Hyun-mi) Kim Shin-young
2 Baek Ji-young 무시로 (Na Hoon-ah) Park Hwi-soon
3 Kim Bum-soo 그대 모습은 장미 (Min Hye-kyung) Park Myung-su
4 Park Jung-hyun 비오는 날의 수채화 (Kim Hyun-shik, Kang In-won, Kwon In-ha) Kim Tae-hyun
5 Lee So-ra 너에게로 또다시 (Byun Jin-seob) Lee Byung-jin
6 Yoon Do-hyun 나 항상 그대를 (Lee Sun-hee) Kim Je-dong
7 Kim Gun-mo 립스틱 짙게 바르고 (Im Ju-ri) Ji Sang-ryul

Episode 3 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: March 20, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Yoon Do-hyun 나 항상 그대를(I Always Miss You) Lee Sun-hee Kim Je-dong 1(23%)
2 Baek Ji-young 무시로(At Any Time) Na Hoon-ah Park Hwi-soon Private
3 Park Jung-hyun 비오는 날의 수채화(Watercolor of a Rainy day) Kim Hyun-shik, Kang In-won, Kwon In-ha Kim Tae-hyun Private
4 Kim Bum-soo 그대 모습은 장미(Roses Likes You) Min Hye-kyung Park Myung-su Private
5 Kim Gun-mo 립스틱 짙게 바르고(Wearing Lipstick Heavily) Im Ju-ri Ji Sang-ryul 7
6 Lee So-ra 너에게로 또다시(To You Again) Byun Jin-sub Lee Byung-jin Private
7 Jung Yeob 짝사랑(unrequited love) Ju Hyun-mi Kim Shin-young private

Episode 4: Redux and Controversy[edit]

  • Broadcast: March 27, 2011

Kim Gun-mo was eliminated on Episode 3, but the singers all felt that it was too early to be eliminated so he was brought back to try again. This angered the viewers since there were rules in place prior to broadcasting that a singer with the lowest ranking would be eliminated which will help bring new singers into the program.

Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Lee So-ra 나의 하루 (My Day) Park Jung-hyun Lee Byung-jin Private
2 Baek Ji-young 약속 (Promise) Kim Bum-soo Park Hwi-soon Private
3 Kim Gun-mo You Are My Lady Jung Yeob Ji Sang-ryul Private
4 Kim Bum-soo 제발 (Please) Lee So-ra Park Myung-su 1(25%)
5 Yoon Do-hyun Dash Baek Ji-young Kim Je-dong Private
6 Park Jung-hyun 첫인상 (First Impression) Kim Gun-mo Kim Tae-hyun Private
7 Jung Yeob 잊을게(I'll Get Over You) Yoon Do-hyun Kim Shin-young 7
  • Eliminated: Jung Yeob

Episode 5: Managers' Special[edit]

  • Broadcast: April 24, 2011

Due to the controversy with Kim Gun-mo being eliminated and returning, this episode showed the manager's point of view of the broadcasts and the singers thus far.

Episode 6: Exhibition and New Singers[edit]

  • Broadcast: May 1, 2011

The program started again with a new season, taking both Kim Gun-mo (who was originally eliminated) and Jung Yeob (who was newly eliminated) out of the competition. Baek Ji-young withdrew, citing that the program was too competitive for her, and three new singers were introduced. This was an exhibition episode; no one was eliminated.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Lee So-ra 나를 사랑하지 않는 그대에게(To you who don't love me anymore) Lee Byung-jin 5
2 Kim Yeon-woo 여전히 아름다운지(Is it still beautiful) Go Young-wook 6
3 Yoon Do-hyun 나는 나비(A Flying Butterfly) Kim Je-dong 3
4 BMK 꽃피는 봄이오면(When flower blooming spring comes) Park Hwi-soon 4
5 Kim Bum-soo 그런 이유라는걸 Park Myung-su 7
6 Park Jung-hyun 미아(stray child) Kim Tae-hyun 2
7 Im Jae-bum 너를 위해(For You) Ji Sang-ryul 1

Season 2, Episodes 7-9: Round 1[edit]

Episode 7 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: May 8, 2011

The contestants sing a song they want to sing.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Im Jae-bum 빈잔(An Empty Cup) Nam Jin Ji Sang-ryul 4
2 Kim Yeon-woo 미련(Lingering Affection) Kim Gun-mo Go Young-wook 6
3 BMK 그대 내게 다시(You to me again) Byun Ji-sub Park Hwi-soon 7
4 Yoon Do-hyun 마법의 성(Magic Castle) The Classic Kim Je-dong 5
5 Kim Bum-soo 그대의 향기(Scent Of You) Yoo Young-jin Park Myung-su 3
6 Lee So-ra No.1 BoA Lee Byung-jin 2
7 Park Jung-hyun 이젠 그랬으면 좋겠네(I Hope It would Be That Way Now) Cho Yong-pil Kim Tae-hyun 1(22.5%)

Episode 8 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: May 15, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Kim Yeon-woo 나와 같다면(Kim Jang-hoon) Go Young-wook
2 BMK 아름다운 강산 (Lee Sun-hee) Park Hwi-soon
3 Im Jae-bum 여러분 (Yoon Bok-hee) Ji Sang-ryul
4 Yoon Do-hyun Run Devil Run (Girls' Generation) Kim Je-dong
5 Park Jung-hyun 소나기 (Boohwal) Kim Tae-hyun
6 Lee So-ra 사랑이야 (Song Chang-shik) Lee Byung-jin
7 Kim Bum-soo 늪 (Jo Gwan-woo) Park Myung-su

Episode 9 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: May 22, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Lee So-ra 사랑이야(It's Love) Song Chang-shik Lee Byung-jin 6
2 BMK 아름다운 강산(Beautiful Land) Lee Sun-hee Park Hwi-soon 2
3 Yoon Do-hyun Run Devil Run Girls' Generation Kim Je-dong 5
4 Kim Yeon-woo 나와 같다면(If You Are Like Me) Kim Jang-hoon Go Young-wook 4(13.1%)
5 Kim Bum-soo 늪(Swamp) Jo Gwan-woo Park Myung-su 3
6 Park Jung-hyun 소나기(shower) Boohwal Kim Tae-hyun 7
7 Im Jae-bum 여러분(everyone) Yoon Book-hee Ji Sang-ryul 1(28.9%)

Episodes 10-12: Round 2[edit]

Episode 10 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: May 29, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Kim Bum-soo Never Ending Story Boohwal Park Myung-su 6
2 BMK 편지(Letter) Kim Kwang-jin Park Hwi-soon 7
3 Park Jung-hyun 그대 내 품에(You In My Arms) Yu Chae-ha Kim Tae-hyun 3
4 Lee So-ra 주먹이 운다(Crying Fist) Soul Dive feat. Im Jae-bum Lee Byung-jin 5
5 Yoon Do-hyun 해야(Sun) Magma Kim Je-dong 2
6 JK Kim Dong-wook 비상(soar) Im Jae-bum Go Young-wook 4
7 Ock Joo-hyun 천 일 동안(During the Thousand Days) Lee Seung-hwan Song Eun-ee 1(21.5%)

Episode 11 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: June 5, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Kim Bum-soo 님과 함께 (Nam Jin) Park Myung-su
2 Park Jung-hyun 내 낡은 서랍속의 바다 (Panic) Kim Tae-hyun
3 BMK 비와 당신의 이야기 (Boohwal) Park Hwi-soon
4 JK Kim Dong-wook 조율 (Han Young-ae) Go Young-wook
5 Yoon Do-hyun 새벽기차 (Five Fingers) Kim Je-dong
6 Lee So-ra 행복을 주는 사람 (Sunflower) Lee Byung-jin
7 Ock Joo-hyun 사랑이 떠나가네 (Kim Gun-mo) Song Eun-ee

Episode 12 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: June 12, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Kim Bum-soo 님과 함께(With My lover) Nam Jin Park Myung-su 1
2 Park Jung-hyun 내 낡은 서랍속의 바다(The sea in my worn drawer) Panic Kim Tae-hyun 3
3 BMK 비와 당신의 이야기(Rain and Your Story) Boohwal Park Hwi-soon 4
4 Ock Joo-hyun 사랑이 떠나가네(Love Is Gone) (Kim Gun-mo) Song Eun-ee 5
5 Yoon Do-hyun 새벽기차(Dawn Train) Five Fingers Kim Je-dong 7
6 Lee So-ra 행복을 주는 사람(Person That Gives Me Happiness) (Sunflower) Lee Byung-jin 6
7 JK Kim Dong-wook 조율(mediation) Han Young-ae Go Young-wook 2
  • Eliminated: Lee So-ra
  • JK Kim Dong-wook withdrew from the competition due to making a lyrical mistake in his performance.

Episodes 13-15: Round 3[edit]

Episode 13 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: June 19, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Yoon Do-hyun 커피 한 잔(A Cup Of Coffee) Pearl Sisters Kim Je-dong 3
2 Kim Bum-soo 여름 안에서(In Summer) Deux Park Myung-su 6 (Tied)
3 Ock Joo-hyun 서시(preface) Shin Sung-woo Song Eun-ee 4
4 Park Jung-hyun 바보(fool) Park Hyo-shin Kim Tae-hyun 2
5 BMK 삐에로는 우릴 보고 웃지(A Clown Watching Us and Laughing) Kim Wan-sun Park Hwi-soon 1(18%)
6 Jang Hye-jin 슬픈 인연(Sad Fate) Na-mi Ji Sang-ryul 5
7 Jo Kwan-woo 이별여행(Parting Travel) Won Mi-yeon Kim Shin-young 6 (Tied)

Episode 14 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: June 26, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Park Jung-hyun 겨울비 (Sinawe) Kim Tae-hyun
2 Jo Kwan-woo 하얀 나비 (Kim Jung-ho) Kim Shin-young
3 Yoon Do-hyun 빙글빙글 (Na-mi) Kim Je-dong
4 Jang Hye-jin 가까이하기엔 너무 먼 당신 (Lee Kwang-jo) Ji Sang-ryul
5 BMK 사랑하기에 (Lee Jung-suk) Park Hwi-soon
6 Kim Bum-soo 사랑하오 (Kim Hyun-chul, Yoon Sang) Park Myung-su
7 Ock Joo-hyun Love (Jo Jang-hyuk) Song Eun-ee

Episode 15 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: July 3, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Park Jung-hyun 겨울비(Winter Rain) Sinawe Kim Tae-hyun 3
2 Yoon Do-hyun 빙글빙글(round and round) Na-mi Kim Je-dong 1
3 Kim Bum-soo 사랑하오(I Love You) Kim Hyun-chul, Yoon Sang Park Myung-su 5
4 Jang Hye-jin 가까이하기엔 너무 먼 당신(You are too close to a distant) Lee Kwang-jo Ji Sang-ryul 4
5 BMK 사랑하기에(To love) Lee Jung-suk Park Hwi-soon 7
6 Jo Kwan-woo 하얀 나비(White Butterfly) Kim Jung-ho Kim Shin-young 2
7 Ock Joo-hyun Love Jo Jang-hyuk Song Eun-ee 6
  • Eliminated: BMK

Episodes 16-18: Round 4[edit]

Episode 16 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: July 10, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jo Kwan-woo 남행열차(a south-bound train) Kim Su-hee Kim Shin-young 5
2 Ock Joo-hyun U-Go-Girl Lee Hyo-ri Song Eun-ee 6
3 Park Jung-hyun 이브의 경고(Eve's Warning) Park Mi-kyung Kim Tae-hyun 2
4 Yoon Do-hyun 빗속에서(In the rain) Lee Moon-sae Kim Je-dong 4
5 Kim Bum-soo 외톨이야(I'm Loner) CN Blue Park Myung-su 3
6 Jang Hye-jin 미스터(Mr.) Kara Ji Sang-ryul 7
7 Kim Jo-han I Believe Shin Seung-hoon Go Young-wook 1(17.8%)

Episode 17 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: July 17, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Jang Hye-jin 술이야(Vibe) Ji Sang-ryul
2 Kim Jo-han Honey (Park Jin-young) Go Young-wook
3 Park Jung-hyun 나 가거든 (Sumi Jo) Kim Tae-hyun
4 Yoon Do-hyun 크게 라디오를 켜고 (Sinawe) Kim Je-dong
5 Jo Kwan-woo 화요일에 비가 내리면 (Park Mi-kyung) Kim Shin-young
6 Ock Joo-hyun 남자는 배 여자는 항구 (Sim Soo-bong) Song Eun-ee
7 Kim Bum-soo 희나리 (Goo Chang-mo) Park Myung-su

Episode 18 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: July 24, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jang Hye-jin 술이야(I'm Alcohol) Vibe Ji Sang-ryul 2
2 Kim Jo-han Honey Park Jin-young Go Young-wook 6
3 Ock Joo-hyun 남자는 배 여자는 항구(Man is ship,Woman is harbor) Sim Soo-bong Song Eun-ee 7
4 Yoon Do-hyun 크게 라디오를 켜고(Turn On Radio Loudly) Sinawe Kim Je-dong 5
5 Jo Kwan-woo 화요일에 비가 내리면(When It Rains On Tuesday) Park Mi-kyung Kim Shin-young 4
6 Kim Bum-soo 희나리(wet firewood) Goo Chang-mo Park Myung-su 3
7 Park Jung-hyun 나 가거든(If I Leave) Sumi Jo Kim Tae-hyun 1

Episodes 19-21: Round 5[edit]

Episode 19 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: July 31, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jo Kwan-woo 고향역(Hometown Station) Na Hoon-ah Kim Shin-young 5
2 Park Jung-hyun 우연히(by chance) Lee Jung-sun Kim Tae-hyun 3
3 Yoon Do-hyun 삐딱하게(perverse) Kang San-ae Kim Je-dong 7
4 Jang Hye-jin 애모(affection) Kim Su-hee Ji Sang-ryul 2
5 Kim Jo-han 취중진담(The Truth in Wine) Jun Lam-hwae Go Young-wook 4
6 Kim Bum-soo 사랑으로(With Love) Sunflower Park Myung-su 6
7 Jaurim 고래사냥(Whale Hunting) Song Chang-shik Park Hwi-soon 1(22.5%)

Episode 20 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: August 7, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Park Jung-hyun 그것만이 내 세상 (Deul Kook Hwa) Kim Tae-hyun
2 Kim Bum-soo 홀로 된다는 것 (Byun Ji-sub) Park Myung-su
3 Jang Hye-jin 누구 없소 (Han Young-ae) Ji Sang-ryul
4 Kim Jo-han 세월이 가면 (Choi Ho-sub) Go Young-wook
5 Jaurim 뜨거운 안녕 (Johnny Lee) Park Hwi-soon
6 Yoon Do-hyun 내 사람이여 (Lee Dong-won) Kim Je-dong
7 Jo Kwan-woo 그대 내 맘에 들어오면은 (Jo Duk-bae) Kim Shin-young

Episode 21 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: August 14, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jang Hye-jin 누구 없소(Is There Anybody?) Han Young-ae Ji Sang-ryul 6
2 Jaurim 뜨거운 안녕(Burnig Good-bye) Johnny Lee Park Hwi-soon 7
3 Kim Jo-han 세월이 가면(As Time Passes) Choi Ho-sub Go Young-wook 5
4 Kim Bum-soo 홀로 된다는 것(Be Alone) Byun Ji-sub Park Myung-su 2
5 Yoon Do-hyun 내 사람이여(My Dear) Lee Dong-won Kim Je-dong 4
6 Jo Kwan-woo 그대 내 맘에 들어오면은(If You Come Into My Heart) Jo Duk-bae Kim Shin-young 3
7 Park Jung-hyun 그것만이 내 세상(It's Only My World) Deul Kook Hwa Kim Tae-hyun 1

Episode 22: Graduation and Exhibition[edit]

  • Broadcast: August 21, 2011

Three new singers are introduced into the competition. All contestants performed one of their own songs. This is an exhibition episode; no one was eliminated.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Bobby Kim 사랑.. 그놈(Love.. That Guy) Kim Tae-hyun 5
2 Jang Hye-jin 아름다운 날들(Beautiful Days) Ji Sang-ryul 6
3 Kim Jo-han 천생연분(A match made in heaven) Go Young-wook 3
4 Yoon Min-soo 그남자 그여자+ 술이야 Song Eun-ee 2
5 Jo Kwan-woo 사랑했으므로 Kim Shin-young 4
6 Jaurim 매직 카펫 라이드(Magic Carpet Ride) Park Hwi-soon 7
7 Insooni 아버지(Father) Park Myung-su 1(27.7%)

Episodes 23-25: Round 6[edit]

Episode 23 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: August 28, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Yoon Min-soo 그리움만 쌓이네(Piled Up With Longing) Yeo Jin Song Eun-ee 2
2 Insooni 난 괜찮아(I'm OK) Jin Ju Park Myung-su 3
3 Jo Kwan-woo 그대는 어디에(Where are you) Im Jae-bum Kim Shin-young 7
4 Bobby Kim 태양을 피하는 방법(Ways To Avoid The Sun) Rain Kim Tae-hyun 5
5 Jaurim 왼손잡이(left-handed person) Panic Park Hwi-soon 6
6 Kim Jo-han 사랑하기 때문에(Because of Love) Yu Chae-ha Go Young-wook 4
7 Jang Hye-jin 가질 수 없는 너(Can't have You) Bank Ji Sang-ryul 1(26.9%)

Episode 24 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: September 4, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Bobby Kim 너의 결혼식 (Yoon Jong-shin) Kim Tae-hyun
2 Insooni 서른 즈음에 (Kim Kwang-suk) Park Myung-su
3 Jaurim 재즈 카페 (Shin Hae-chul) Park Hwi-soon
4 Yoon Min-soo 사랑 그 쓸쓸함에 대하여 (Yang Hee-eun) Song Eun-ee
5 Kim Jo-han 아름다운 이별 (Kim Gun-mo) Go Young-wook
6 Jang Hye-jin 멀어져간 사람아 (Park Sang-min) Ji Sang-ryul
7 Jo Kwan-woo 달의 몰락 (Kim Hyun-chul) Kim Shin-young

Episode 25 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: September 11, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Yoon Min-soo 사랑 그 쓸쓸함에 대하여(About The Loneliness Called Love) Yang Hee-eun Song Eun-ee 5
2 Insooni 서른 즈음에(About Thirty) Kim Kwang-suk Park Myung-su 2
3 Kim Jo-han 아름다운 이별(beautiful goodbye) Kim Gun-mo Go Young-wook 7
4 Jang Hye-jin 멀어져간 사람아(My Love in distant memory) Park Sang-min Ji Sang-ryul 4
5 Jaurim 재즈 카페(Jazz Cafe) Shin Hae-chul Park Hwi-soon 1(20.5%)
6 Jo Kwan-woo 달의 몰락(Moon's Fall) Kim Hyun-chul Kim Shin-young 3
7 Bobby Kim 너의 결혼식(Your Wedding) Yoon Jong-shin Kim Tae-hyun 6
  • Eliminated: Kim Jo-han

Episodes 26-28: Round 7[edit]

Episode 26 - 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: September 18, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jang Hye-jin 그대와 영원히(With You Forever) Lee Moon-sae Ji Sang-ryul 7
2 Jo Kwan-woo 이름 모를 소녀(The young girl who does not know a name) Kim Jung-ho Kim Shin-young 6
3 Insooni 오늘 같은 밤이면(If it is like tonight) Park Jung-eun Park Myung-su 2
4 Yoon Min-soo 님은 먼 곳에(You So far away) Kim Chu-ja Ahn Young-mi 5
5 Bobby Kim 골목길(An Alley) Shinchon Blues Kim Tae-hyun 1(20.7%)
6 Jaurim 가시나무(Thorn Tree) Poet and Village Chief Park Hwi-soon 3
7 Kim Kyung-ho 모두 다 사랑하리(I'll Love Everything) Song Gol-mae Jung Sung-ho 4

Episode 27 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: September 25, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Jaurim 꿈 (Cho Yong-pil) Park Hwi-soon
2 Insooni 그 겨울의 찻집 (Cho Yong-pil) Park Myung-su
3 Kim Kyung-ho 못 찾겠다 꾀꼬리 (Cho Yong-pil) Jung Sung-ho
4 Bobby Kim 추억 속의 재회 (Cho Yong-pil) Kim Tae-hyun
5 Jo Kwan-woo 단발머리 (Cho Yong-pil) Kim Shin-young
6 Yoon Min-soo 창 밖의 여자 (Cho Yong-pil) Song Eun-ee
7 Jang Hye-jin 모나리자 (Cho Yong-pil) Ji Sang-ryul

Episode 28 - 2nd Performance (Cho Yong-pil Special)

  • Broadcast: October 2, 2011

The contestants performed songs of their choice by Cho Yong-pil.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jaurim 꿈(Dream) Cho Yong-pil Park Hwi-soon 3
4 Jang Hye-jin 모나리자(Mona Lisa) Cho Yong-pil Ji Sang-ryul 5
3 Yoon Min-soo 창 밖의 여자(The Woman Outside the Window) Cho Yong-pil Song Eun-ee 7
4 Insooni 그 겨울의 찻집(Tea House in the Winter) Cho Yong-pil Park Myung-su 4
5 Jo Kwan-woo 단발머리(Short Hair) Cho Yong-pil Kim Shin-young 6
6 Bobby Kim 추억 속의 재회(Meet again in memory) Cho Yong-pil Kim Tae-hyun 2
7 Kim Kyung-ho 못 찾겠다 꾀꼬리(Can't find the oriole) Cho Yong-pil Jung Sung-ho 1
  • Eliminated: Jo Kwan-woo

Episodes 29-31: Round 8[edit]

Episode 29 - 1st Performance (Duet Special)

  • Broadcast: October 9, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Insooni & Kim Do-hyang 바보처럼 살았군요(I Lived Like A Fool) Kim Do-hyang Park Myung-su 5
2 Jaurim & Baek Hyun-jin 사랑밖에 난 몰라(I only know love) Sim Soo-bong Park Hwi-soon 4
3 Yoon Min-soo & Lee Young-hyun 체념(Resignation) Big Mama Song Eun-ee 3
4 Jang Hye-jin & Kim Jo-han 이별 이야기(Farewell Story) Lee Moon-sae Ji Sang-ryul 6
5 Bobby Kim & Buga Kingz 물레방아 인생(Waterwheel Life) Jo Young-nam Kim Tae-hyun 1(23.2%)
6 Kim Kyung-ho & Kim Yeon-woo 사랑과 우정 사이(Between love and friendship) Pinocchio Jung Sung-ho 2
7 Jo Kyu-chan & Park Ki-young 이 밤이 지나면(After the night) Im Jae-bum Lee Byung-jin 7

Episode 30 - Interim Check

  • Broadcast: October 16, 2011

Insooni had a performance at Carnegie Hall and was absent. The lowest ranking is 6th place.

Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager
1 Jaurim 라구요 (Kang San-ae) Park Hwi-soon
2 Yoon Min-soo 아리랑 (Kim Yong-woo) Song Eun-ee
3 Bobby Kim 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Kim Hyun-shik) Kim Tae-hyun
4 Kim Kyung-ho 암연 (Go Han-woo) Jung Sung-ho
5 Jo Kyu-chan 이별이란 없는거야 (Choi Sung-won) Lee Byung-jin
6 Jang Hye-jin 미소 속에 비친 그대 (Shin Seung-hun) Ji Sang-ryul
Absent Insooni 봄 여름 가을 겨울 (Kim Hyun-shuk) Park Myung-su

Episode 31 - 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: October 23, 2011

The contestants and managers were flown to Melbourne, Australia, where they held a special concert for the 2nd performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to an audience of 2,000. Unlike previous final performances, there was no predetermined setlist and all contestants performed a song of their choice.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jo Kyu-chan 이별이란 없는거야 (No farewell) Choi Sung-won Lee Byung-jin 5
2 Jang Hye-jin 미소 속에 비친 그대 (Your Reflection in Smile) Shin Seung-hun Ji Sang-ryul 6
3 Insooni 봄 여름 가을 겨울 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) Kim Hyun-shik Park Myung-su 1(25%)
4 Kim Kyung-ho 암연 (Tearful) Go Han-woo Jung Sung-ho 3
5 Jaurim 라구요(Ragooyo) Kang San-ae Park Hwi-soon 4
6 Bobby Kim 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love) Kim Hyun-shik Kim Tae-hyun 2(about 20%)
7 Yoon Min-soo 아리랑 (Arirang) Kim Yong-woo Song Eun-ee 7
  • Eliminated: Jo Kyu-chan

Episode 32: Australia Exhibition[edit]

  • Broadcast: October 30, 2011

Seven former contestants and graduates accompanied the current singers to Melbourne, where they also performed songs of their choice. The audience also voted to rank the singers, although no one was eliminated.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 JK Kim Dong-wook 상록수 (Evergreen Tree) Yang Hee-eun Ji Sang-ryul 6
2 Yoon Do-hyun 붉은노을 (Red Sunset) Lee Moon-sae Park Hwi-soon 2
3 Park Jung-hyun 널 붙잡을 노래 (Love Song) Rain Kim Tae-hyun 5
4 Kim Yeon-woo 내 사랑 내 곁에 (My Love By My Side) Kim Hyun-shik Jung Sung-ho 1
5 Kim Bum-soo 사랑했지만 (Though I loved) Kim Kwang-suk Park Myung-su 3
6 Lee So-ra 슬픔 속에 그댈 지워야만 해 (I must forget you in the sorrow) Lee Hyun-woo Lee Byung-jin 7
7 Kim Jo-han 나는 문제없어 (I don't have any problem) Hwang Kyu-young Song Eun-ee 4

Episodes 33-35: Round 9[edit]

Episode 33: 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: November 6, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jang Hye-jin 분홍 립스틱 (Pink Lipstick) Kangeh Lisa Ji Sang-ryul 4
2 Yoon Min-soo 만약에 (If) Tae-yeon (Girl's Generation) Song Eun-ee 6
3 Bobby Kim 만남(Meet) Noh Sa-yeon Kim Tae-hyun 7
4 Kim Kyung-ho 이유 같지 않은 이유 (Unreasonable Reason) Park Mi-kyung Jung Sung-ho 1(29%)
5 Jaurim 아브라카다브라 (Abracadabra) Brown Eyed Girls Park Hwi-soon 5
6 Insooni 토요일은 밤이 좋아 (I like Saturday night) Kim Jong-chan Park Myung-su 3
7 Gummy 난 행복해 (I'm Happy) Lee So-ra Kim Shin-young 2

Episode 34: Interim Check

  • Broadcast: November 13, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Kim Kyung-ho Hey Hey Hey (Jaurim) Jung Sung-ho 1
2 Insooni 금지된 사랑 (Kim Kyung-ho) Park Myung-su
3 Jang Hye-jin 사랑.. 그놈 (Bobby Kim) Ji Sang-ryul
4 Gummy 또 (Insooni) Kim Shin-young
5 Yoon Min-soo 기억상실 (Gummy) Song Eun-ee
6 Bobby Kim 미워도 다시 한 번 (Vibe) Kim Tae-hyun
7 Jaurim 1994년 어느 늦은 밤 (Jang Hye-jin) Park Hwi-soon

Episode 35: 2nd Performance (Switch Special)

  • Broadcast: November 20, 2011

The contestants performed another contestant's original song.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Jaurim 1994년 어느 늦은 밤 (One late night in 1994) Jang Hye-jin Park Hwi-soon 5
2 Yoon Min-soo 기억상실 (Loss of Memory) Gummy Song Eun-ee 4
3 Bobby Kim 미워도 다시 한 번 (Love me Once Again) Vibe Kim Tae-hyun 2
4 Jang Hye-jin 사랑.. 그놈 (Love.. That Guy) Bobby Kim Ji Sang-ryul 6
5 Gummy 또 (Again) Insooni Kim Shin-young 7
6 Insooni 금지된 사랑 (Forbidden Love) Kim Kyung-ho Park Myung-su 3
7 Kim Kyung-ho Hey Hey Hey Jaurim Jung Sung-ho 1
  • Eliminated: Jang Hye-jin

Episodes 36-38: Round 10[edit]

Episode 36: 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: November 27, 2011
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Gummy 비처럼 음악처럼 (Like rain and music) Kim Hyun-shik Kim Shin-young 4
2 Jaurim 얘기할 수 없어요 (I Cannot Say) Love and Peace Park Hwi-soon 3
3 Insooni 나만의 슬픔 (My Own Grief) Kim Dong-kyu Park Myung-su 7
4 Yoon Min-soo 빗 속의 여인 (The Woman In The Rain) Add4 Song Eun-ee 1(22.9%)
5 Bobby Kim 한동안 뜸했었지 (It has been a long while) Love and Peace Kim Tae-hyun 6
6 Kim Kyung-ho 내 눈물 모아(With My Tears) Seo Ji-won Jung Sung-ho 5
7 Juckwoo 열애(Passionate Love) Yoon Si-nae Kim Sook 2

Episode 37: Interim Check

  • Broadcast: December 4, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Bobby Kim 회상 (Sanullim) Kim Tae-hyun
2 Gummy 개구쟁이 (Sanullim) Kim Shin-young
3 Yoon Min-soo 나 어떡해 (Sand Pebbles) Song Eun-ee
4 Insooni 청춘 (Sanullim) Park Myung-su
5 Kim Kyung-ho 찻잔 (Nohgojili) Jung Sung-ho
5 Jaurim 내 마음에 주단을 깔고 (Sanullim) Park Hwi-soon
7 Juckwoo 나 홀로 뜰 앞에서 (Kim Wan-sun) Kim Sook

Episode 38: 2nd Performance (Sanullim Special)

  • Broadcast: December 11, 2011

The contestants performed songs of their choice by Sanullim or song that Sanullim's member compose.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Insooni 청춘 (Youth) Sanullim Park Myung-su 5
2 Kim Kyung-ho 찻잔 (Tea Cup) Nohgojili Jung Sung-ho 4
3 Jaurim 내 마음에 주단을 깔고 (Laid Silk and Satins On My Heart) Sanullim Park Hwi-soon 2
4 Yoon Min-soo 나 어떡해 (What Am I Gonna Do) Sand Pebbles Song Eun-ee 3
5 Bobby Kim 회상 (Remembrance) Sanullim Kim Tae-hyun 6
6 Juckwoo 나 홀로 뜰 앞에서 (Alone In Front Garden) Kim Wan-sun Kim Sook 7
7 Gummy 개구쟁이(Punk Kid) Sanullim Kim Shin-young 1(20.9%)

Episodes 39-41: Round 11[edit]

Episode 39: 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: December 18, 2011

The contestants sing a song they want to sing.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Park Wan-kyu 사랑했어요 (I Loved You) Kim Hyun-shik Ji Sang-ryul 2
2 Juckwoo 어떤이의 꿈 (Someone's dream) Spring Summer Fall Winer Kim Sook 5
3 Gummy 날 떠나지마 (Don't Leave Me) Park Jin-young Kim Shin-young 6
4 Bobby Kim 가을을 남기고 간 사랑 (Love gone with autumn behind) Patty Kim Kim Tae-hyun 7
5 Kim Kyung-ho 아직도 어두운 밤 인가봐 (Still a dark night) Jun Young-lok Jung Sung-ho 1
6 Jaurim 정신차려 (Wake Up) Kim Soo-chul Park Hwi-soon 4
7 Yoon Min-soo 어머님께 (To my mother) GOD Song Eun-ee 3

Episode 40: Interim Check

  • Broadcast: December 25, 2011
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Bobby Kim Double (Kim Gun-mo) Kim Tae-hyun
2 Yoon Min-soo 꽃피는 봄이 오면 (BMK) Song Eun-ee
3 Jaurim 하루 (Kim Bum-soo) Park Hwi-soon
3 Juckwoo 처음 느낌 그대로 (Lee So-ra) Kim Sook
5 Gummy P.S. I Love You (Park Jung-hyun) Kim Shin-young
6 Park Wan-kyu 고해 (Im Jae-bum) Ji Sang-ryul
7 Kim Kyung-ho 사랑 안해 (Baek Ji-young) Jung Sung-ho

Episode 41: 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: January 1, 2012

The contestants performed a former contestant's original song.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Juckwoo 처음 느낌 그대로 (As Your First Feeling) Lee Sora Kim Sook 6
2 Bobby Kim Double Kim Gun-mo Kim Tae-hyun 7
3 Kim Kyung-ho 사랑 안해 (Don't Love) Baek Ji-young Jung Sung-ho 4
4 Gummy P.S. I Love You Park Jung-hyun Kim Shin-young 5
5 Park Wan-kyu 고해 (Confession) Im Jae-bum Ji Sang-ryul 1(20.4%)
6 Jaurim 하루 (A Day) Kim Bum-soo Park Hwi-soon 2
7 Yoon Min-soo 꽃피는 봄이 오면 (When Spring Comes) BMK Song Eun-ee 3

Episodes 42-44: Round 12[edit]

Episode 42: 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: January 8, 2012

The contestants sing a song they want to sing.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Gummy 내 하나의 사람은 가고 (My sole lover had gone) Lim Hee-sook Kim Shin-young 5
2 Tei 넌 할 수 있어 (You can do it) Kang San-ae Kim Tae-hyun 6
3 Park Wan-kyu 내일을 향해 (Towards tomorrow) Shin Sung-woo Ji Sang-ryul 7
4 Yoon Min-soo 짚시여인 (Gypsy Woman) Lee Chi-hyun and Buddies Song Eun-ee 4
5 Shin Hyo-bum 이별연습 (Farewell Practice) Insooni Park Hwi-soon 1
6 Kim Kyung-ho 밤차 (Night Train) Lee Eun-ha Jung Sung-ho 3
7 Juckwoo 사람이 꽃보다 아름다워 (People are more beautiful than flowers) Ahn Chi-hwan Kim Sook 2

Episode 43: Interim Check

  • Broadcast: January 15, 2012
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Park Wan-kyu 하망연 (何茫然) (Alessandro Safina) Ji Sang-ryul
2 Kim Kyung-ho 걸어서 하늘까지 (Jang Hyun-cheol) Jung Sung-ho
3 Gummy 애인있어요 (Lee Eun-mi) Kim Shin-young
4 Yoon Min-soo 잊지 말아요 (Baek Ji-young) Song Eun-ee
5 Shin Hyo-bum 미련한 사랑 (JK Kim Dong-wook) Park Hwi-soon
6 Juckwoo 이등병의 편지 (Kim Kwang-suk) Kim Sook
7 Tei 내 생애 봄날은 (Can) Kim Tae-hyun

Episode 44: 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: January 22, 2012

The contestants sing a song their choice by O.S.T

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Juckwoo 이등병의 편지 (Letter of a Private) Kim Kwang-suk Kim Sook 6
2 Yoon Min-soo 잊지 말아요(Do Not Forget) Baek Ji-young Song Eun-ee 3
3 Tei 내 생애 봄날은 (Spring in my life) Can Kim Tae-hyun 7
4 Shin Hyo-bum 미련한 사랑 (Foolish Love) JK Kim Dong-wook Park Hwi-soon 5
5 Kim Kyung-ho 걸어서 하늘까지 (Walking all the way to Sky) Jang Hyun-cheol Jung Sung-ho 2
6 Gummy 애인있어요 (I have a lover) Lee Eun-mi Kim Shin-young 4
7 Park Wankyu 하망연(何茫然) Alessandro Safina Ji Sang-ryul 1
  • Eliminated: Tei
  • Honor Graduation: Yoon Min-soo

Episodes 45-47: Round 13[edit]

Episode 45: 1st Performance

  • Broadcast: January 29, 2012

The contestants sing a song they want to sing.

Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Lee Young-hyun 슬프도록 아름다운 (Sorrowfully beautiful) K2 Song Eun-ee 5
2 Kim Kyung-ho 못다 핀 꽃 한송이 (A flower yet to bloom) Kim Soo-chul Jung Sung-ho 6
3 Juckwoo 어둠 그 별빛 (The Darkness, the Starlight) Kim Hyun-shik Kim Sook 3
4 Gummy 영원한 친구 (Forever Friend) Nami Kim Shin-young 1
5 Lee Hyun-woo 이 밤을 다시 한번 (This Night Again) Cho Ha-moon Kim Tae-hyun 7
6 Park Wan-kyu 어느 60대 노부부의 이야기 (A story of 60 years old couple) Kim Mok-kyung Ji Sang-ryul 4
7 Shin Hyo-bum 떠나야 할 그 사람 (Person Who Must Leave) Pearl Sisters Park Hwi-soon 2

Episode 46: Interim Check

  • Broadcast: February 5, 2012
Interim Ranking Singer Song Title Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Lee Young-hyun 천년의 사랑(Park Wan-kyu) Song Eun-ee
2 Lee Hyun-woo 그냥 걸었어 (Lim Jong-hwan) Kim Tae-hyun
3 Kim Kyung-ho 그녀의 웃음소리뿐 (Lee Moon-sae) Jung Sung-ho
4 Park Wan-kyu 아버지(Kim Kyung-ho) Ji Sang-ryul
5 Shin Hyo-Bum 세월 가면 (Lee Kwang-jo) Park Hwi-soon
6 Juckwoo 저 꽃 속에 찬란한 빛이 (Park Kyung-hee) Kim Sook
7 Gummy 흐린 기억속의 그대 (Hyun Jin-young) Kim Shin-young

Episode 47: 2nd Performance

  • Broadcast: February 12, 2012
Order of Performance Singer Song Title Original Singer Comedian Manager Ranking
1 Shin Hyo-Bum 세월 가면(Time Passes) Lee Kwang-jo Park Hwi-soon 6
2 Kim Kyung-ho 그녀의 웃음소리뿐 (Only laughing voice of her) Lee Moon-sae Jung Sung-ho 4
3 Juckwoo 저 꽃 속에 찬란한 빛이 (Brilliant light in that flower) Park Kyung-hee Kim Sook 7
4 Park Wan-kyu 아버지(Father) Kim Kyung-ho Ji Sang-ryul 5
5 Lee Young-hyun 천년의 사랑 (Love Over A Thousand Years) Park Wan-kyu Song Eun-ee 1
6 Lee Hyun-woo 그냥 걸었어 (Just walk) Lim Jong-hwan Kim Tae-hyun 3
7 Gummy 흐린 기억속의 그대 (You Inside My Dim Memory) Hyun Jin-young Kim Shin-young 2

International franchise[edit]

Chinese franchise[edit]

In 2013, Hunan Television purchased the rights for a Chinese adaptation of the show, titled "我是歌手", which premiered on 18 January 2013 and ended on 12 April 2013, they used a 2 rounds per set rule, so whoever gets the least votes on the set gets eliminated, and will be replaced; contestants includes(d) Yu Quan, Terry Lin, Laure Shang, Chyi Chin (retired due to health issues before set number 4, round 7 in total), Aska Yang, Winnie Hsin, Julia Peng, Susan Huang, Zhou Xiaoou, Sha Baoliang, Chen Ming and Paul Wong.

With the introduction of the wheel of fortune, every odd rounds are free song choices (songs sung by other artists, unless if you are the replacement singer on debut); on even weeks, the song choices will be decided by the wheel. From set number 5, elimination rules apply, there will be a round of repechage due to Chyi Chin's retirement (round 11, with Aska Yang winning the repecharge), with round 12 being the semi finals, with round 13 (April 12) being the 4-hour grand final, thus there is no graduation program in the Chinese version. The winner of this program was Yu Quan, and Terry Lin got the second place.

In 2014, there is second season airing now.

American franchise[edit]

There will be an American version of I Am a Singer in 2014. Which will broadcast on FOX.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean)Description of Program, MBC, Retrieved on November 15, 2011
  2. ^ (Korean) "‘나가수’ 시즌2 첫방송 5월 연기 ‘파업 여파+섭외 난항’". Newsen. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 

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