SISTAR is a group that’s really fallen away for me. When I first started this blog, I had about 8 songs from them on my phone. Now I have two. I think several of these ladies are very talented, and I want to like their music, but it just doesn’t grab me. I’m hopeful that their upcoming comeback will be great though.
Here we have my ranking of the members, and my comments on what I think of them!
Birth name: Kim Da Som
Stage name: Dasom
Birthday: May 6, 1993
Official height: 167 cm
Position: Vocalist, Maknae, Face of the Group
Comment: To be honest, I don’t understand why Dasom became a kpop star, and not just an actress. I haven’t seen more of her acting than in a few music videos, but she doesn’t seem to be that terrible. And frankly, she isn’t a very good kpop star. Sorry, Dasom! (And any fans I might offend by saying that.) I mean, she can’t sing. But she is pretty, and being able to sing isn’t really a requirement for being a kpop singer. So I guess it somehow makes sense. In some way.
She isn’t pretty enough to interest me though, as I’ve written here. She’s way too standard kpop cookie cutter for me, so it gets boring.
I don’t mind her being in the group, but her being there in no way helps them win my favor.
Birth name: Kang Ji Hyun
Stage name: Soyou
Birthday: February 12, 1992
Official height: 168 cm
Position: Lead Vocalist
Comment: Last time I wrote about SISTAR I think I was a little too hard on Soyou’s look. She might be stereotypically kpop beautiful, but she is a very pretty girl.
Her recent promotions together with Junggigo have really opened my eyes when it comes to this girl, both when it comes to her looks and her singing. Before I didn’t find her attractive, now I do. It’s hard to shine as a singer when you’re in the same group as someone with Hyorin’s vocal capacity, so I’d never thought about Soyou as more than a decent singer. But when she got to shine on her own, in a great song, together with a guy who complemented her voice beautifully, she really made me take notice. She might not be Hyorin, but she is a very good singer.
Birth name: Kim Hyo Jung
Stage name: Hyorin (Sometimes spelled Hyolyn)
Birthday: January 11, 1991
Official height: 164 cm
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Rapper
Comment: Hyorin is, in my opinion, one of the strongest female singers in all of kpop. It’s a sad fact that many kpop stars aren’t very good singers, and the girls are normally even worse than the guys. But when your friends claim that kpop stars are just pretty incapable singers, Hyorin is a perfect person to throw in their face. She represents those fantastic exceptions to the norm.
I had no idea that Hyorin was a rapper. Either she does very little of it, or her singing’s so distracting that I really haven’t noticed. It could be either.
I think Hyorin’s gorgeous, and I love that she has her own look. Own it girl!
Birth name: Yoon Bo Ra
Stage name: Bora
Birthday: January 30, 1990
Official height: 165 cm
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Main Dancer
Comment: I fell in love with Bora slowly, and then all at once. It all started with me seeing her on some Idol Star Athletics Championship, where I noticed a striking difference between her and most of the other girls. Even though the oath says they won’t do that, most of the girls were obviously more concerned with looking cute and attractive for the cameras than actually doing their best. But not Bora, oh no. She went hard, did well, and won, Or didn’t win, but she did it all with an impressive grace, and a very apparent competitiveness that I didn’t see in almost any other girl there. She set herself apart, and in the sea of pretty idols, that’s the most important.
I don’t think Bora is an amazing rapper, but she suits the needs of the group, and never makes me cringe with her rapping. And among female rappers that for sure isn’t the norm.
SISTAR’s choreography normally isn’t very advanced, and all of the members do it acceptably well. But Bora does slightly stand out, and I believe she could do well with more advanced choreography as well.
Let me know who your favorite in SISTAR is in the poll!
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