♛ SOYEON'S STORY ♛ Member Spotlight Birth Name: Park In Jung Data of Birth: October 5th, 1987 Position: Main Vocalist Zodiac: Libra Instagram: @melodysoyani Soyeon was a trainee at SM (around 2007), and was at one point the main vocalist/leader of SNSD - in fact, she didn't depart the group until only six months before their debut. Her reasons for leaving? She felt that her "determination" (oh dear, this word will haunt you later gurl) was low. Here's some throwback pre-debut pics, let's see who you can recognize: She was recruited into T-ara in 2009 as a replacement member, rooming with Eunjung. During her tenure, Soyeon participated in a musical adaptation of the group's hit song Roly Poly and was a fixed cast member of the variety show 100 Points Out of 100. She was also part of the subunit QBS with Qri and Boram. She left T-ara and MBK in 2017 along with Boram. Qri's Qpinion #2: "Annyeonghaseyo! This is Qri aka Queen Qri aka Qrisus. I've decided to take a little break from glamorously riding my scooter to share my unparalleled views about my dongsaeng Soyeon! I'm glad she joined my group - can you imagine SNSD without Kim Taeyeon as the leader? Not on my sassy watch! Soyeon fits into T-ara much better anyway. She is an interesting main vocalist - she doesn't do too many high notes and doesn't hog much of the songs (most of the lines go to Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon instead). However, Soyeon is quite underrated. This is a bold statement, but I would say she has one of the most beautifully emotive voices in all of K-pop. There's this super rich color to her singing that really makes you feel the lyrics, particularly in ballads such as this. Criticisms for Soyeon? She puts no effort into her dancing - I don't even need to bring up any receipts, just look at any T-ara live performance. Also, for a main vocalist, she has been caught being quite lazy when it comes to singing live. Check out this Roly Poly in Copacabana performance where the PD turned off the backing track, and you can hear Soyeon skip some words in the chorus. Kii at me sounding the most vocally competent out of them all *giggles in falsetto*. Finally, it's no secret that Soyeon doesn't emote well facially. So even doing something like vengefully ripping a piece of paper comes across as quite... hammy. Oh well, not everyone has the stage presence to pull off a QriDrinkingandFixingHair.gif. But it's fine when you have a voice like hers xoxoxo." What are your thoughts on our OG-SNSD and vocal Queen? Please share your feelings, opinions, and/or memorable moments of Park Soyeon!