Yook Sung Jae Bows Out of “King of Mask Singer” to Guarantee Status Quo
Inquisitive Bro-Migo, Sept. 12, 2015, 11:59 a.m.
Yook Sungjae bowed out of the competition in order to keep the odds fair in a live special of “King of Mask Singer”. MBC’s “Special Live: Your Choice! King of Mask Singer” was held on September 11th as a part of the 2015 DMC Festival. Different from the usual competitions, the masked singer was chosen by the crowd as well as the live voting from texting.
In the first round, actress Kim Ye Won, BTOB’s Yook Sungjae, Na Yoon Kwon, and Bae Da Hae were all eliminated, and their faces were revealed. Due to an accidental miscount of votes, it turned out that Yook Sungjae’s results were reversed with his opponent’s votes, which meant that he was qualified to move onto the second round. Yook Sungjae appeared on stage for the second round fully masked, but after his performance he stated, “I’m sorry to say that the voting won’t be fair since my face has already been revealed. Though I regret having to leave like this, I’m honored that so many people got to listen to me. I’ll be dropping out of the second round.”