John Park (musician)
John Park at Samsung's Life is Tab showcase event, in January 2011
|Birth name||John Andrew Park|
September 13, 1988 |
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
|Genres||R&B, Soul, Blues|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums, piano|
John Andrew Park (Hangul: 박성규, Hanja: 朴成奎, born September 13, 1988) is an American singer of Korean descent. He was a semifinalist on the ninth season of American Idol; placing twentieth. He is the runner-up of Superstar K2, a Korean singing contest held by M.net. He is currently signed to Music Farm Entertainment.
John Park was born in Chicago; prior to entering Superstar K2, he was a student at Northwestern University majoring in Economics. He was a member of his college Acapella group Purple Haze. He was the semi finalist of American Idol. He later auditioned for the Korean equivalent of "American Idol", Superstar k2, where he became the runner up. His prowess was identified by the Korean population and he went on to become a Korean pop artist, as of 2011.
American Idol 9
Park auditioned in Chicago for the ninth season of American Idol with "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" by Blood, Sweat and Tears. The judges were impressed in his audition especially Shania Twain and he made it to the Hollywood round.
He also performed "Sweet Escape" in the group round along with Haeley Vaughn, Jessica Furney and Kelsey Madsen who was cut that round. He made it to the semi-finals. During the top 24, he sang Billie Holiday's God Bless The Child and John Mayer's Gravity for the top 20, but he was eliminated.
|Week||Theme||Song Choice||Original Artist||Order||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know||Blood, Sweat and Tears||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||First Solo (Acapella)||(unaired)||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood||Group Performance||The Sweet Escape||Gwen Stefani||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 men)||Billboard Hot 100 hits||God Bless The Child||Billie Holiday||8||Advanced|
|Top 20 (10 men)||Billboard Hot 100 hits||Gravity||John Mayer||2||Eliminated|
|Theme||Song Title and Artist||Results|
|Group Mission||Even if I die, I can't let you go (2 AM)||Failed (Wild Card Pass)|
|Rival Mission||Soul Vocal (with Huh Gak)||Advanced (Winner)|
|Remake Hits (1960–2010)||10 Minutes (Lee Hyo Ri, 2003)||Advanced|
|Lee Moon Sae Special||In The Rain (Lee Moon Sae)||Advanced|
|Michael Jackson Special||Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)||Advanced (Super Save, Highest Scorer)|
|Judges' Hit Remake||Nights Where I Can't Sleep (Lee Seung Chul)||Advanced (Highest Scorer)|
|Audiences' Song Choice||Your House (JYP)||Advanced|
Title Song Performance
Drunken Truth (Exhibition)
Always (John Park)
|Runner - Up|
- Studio albums
- Inner Child (2013)
- Knock (2012)
|2012||2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||Best New Male Solo Artist||"Falling"||Won|
|2013||2013 KBS Entertainment Awards||Show/Variety Male Newcomer Award||Cool Kiz On The Block||Won|
Music Program #1
|2014||Running Man||Cooking Battle|
|2013||Running Man||1% of Friendship, Couple Race|
|2013||Cool Kiz On The Block||Member of Badminton & Basketball Team|
- "John Park". IB Times. Mar 31, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- Kim, Yoonji. "John Park finishes second in 'Superstar K'". Daily Northwestern.com.
- "John Park". Chicago Tribune. Feb 16, 2010. Retrieved Nov 6, 2010.
- Brown, Claire (October 19, 2010). "Northwestern's John Park reaches finals in Korean version of "American Idol"". Daily Northwestern.
- "John Park Biography". Johnapark.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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