DESPITE being one of the judge’s early favorite, Filipina-American Kriesha Tiu has been eliminated from the Korean reality show, “K-pop Star.”
In a recent episode of K-POP Star, Chrisha Choo (her Korean name), her elimination came after her fatal mistake with her lyrics during her performance with her partner Lee Soo Min.
They were teamed up against Kim Hyerim and Min Ga Rin.
On Hyerim and Ga Rin’s stage, J.Y. Park commented, “This is what a girl group should be. The energy has to be there, I can tell the two of you worked very hard and that touched me.”
Meanwhile, Chrisha and Soo Min chose to do a remix of “Blood Sweat & Tears” by BTS and “Playing With Fire” by BLACKPINK. Though it was
commendable for them to decide to do a remix, Chrisha made a mistake with the lyrics, that eventually led to their team’s overall poor performance.
“The disharmony on this collaboration stage made it worse than if both of you performed individually. I constantly prayed for you to do well but I was disappointed. I see that you prepared a lot but it feel like you prepared too much,” commented Yang Hyun Suk.
J.Y. Park added: “Concept is the most important thing for girl groups. You guys don’t go well with swag or hip-hop. This reminded me how important production is in girl groups and it feels like two talents failed to show their potential today.”
While the judges were sad to see Chrisha go, J.Y. Park affirmed, “It’s right for this (Ga Rin and Hyerim) team to win. They tried so hard how could they not win?”
While Chrisha couldn’t hold back her tears, she also fought to take care of her emotional partner Soo Min as well.
When producers of the show asked her if she still wants to be a star in Korea, she answered, “Yes I do. Even if I’m not perfect at the language I will sing.
Chrisha’s determination to become a K-Pop star shone through even against the bleakness of her loss.
The 17-year-old contestant hails originally from Cebu and was scouted by Urban Works ENT, while she was in San Francisco, California.