WeirdoNeo on Korean reality talent show Superstar K5, similar to American Idol - currently a finalist

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • October 1, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. PDT
Best known in the fighting game community for his strong Juri play, Neo "WeirdoNeo" Yim has other talents.


Yim (a.k.a. Im Sun-young, 임순영) is one of the finalists on Superstar K5, which is a television talent show based in South Korea, that had over 1,982,661 applicants try to apply for season 5 alone.

Designed to create new stars in the Korean music world, this show is somewhat similar to American Idol in the United States.

Yim has put in some impressive performances so far, and we've embedded a few of his clips into this story so you can hear his vocal chops. This guy is terrific.
Hit the jump to see another video and more details.

And just so you know some of Yim's fighting game pedigree, he picked up 5th place at East Coast Throwdown 5 in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 earlier this year, using Juri.

Wish him luck as he advances through the competition, and if you watch the show, make sure you vote for him to continue advancing through the elimination rounds.

Submitted by SolidxPanda and an anonymous reader. Videos from Mnet and DangDang2.

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