K-Pop — Dreamcatcher Series

Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Live Performances From Dreamcatcher’s Siyeon

Main Vocalist Siyeon is known for some of the most iconic Dreamcatcher singing performances, but there are plenty of other places where she’s shined.

Siyeon sings for fans during the 2018 South American leg of the “Fly High” tour. Source: Kpidols

Powerful and clear vocals have made Siyeon Dreamcatcher’s solid anchor in that area since debut, and everyone knows that whether in competition, in music shows, and in Dreamcatcher’s many Special Clips, they can count on her delivering with her voice. But even with frequently-linked posts such as her semi-final winning rock cover of EXO’s “Overdose” on 2019’s V-1 and her rendition of live-action Aladdin’s “Speechless (so good that even an official Disney account liked it) there are places that aren’t as well-known as far as her performance acumen.

In a continuation of a series that I know I should have concluded a while back, here’s some hidden gems from Siyeon’s performances that you might not have known about.

Siyeon sings “Speechless” live in 2019. Source: christophethanh

Name: 2019 K-Community Festival in Brussels — Dreamatcher Siyeon — “Speechless” (orig. Naomi Scott)
Date: October 5, 2019

I just mentioned Siyeon’s excellent cover of Naomi Scott’s “Speechless”, and everybody is well-acquainted with the studio version. But live, even absent audio production, Siyeon is just as powerful and sounds practically identical to what’s recorded. 2019’s K-Community festival in Brussels gave her the opportunity to show that off, with the “Aladdin” song getting a rendition of Dreamcatcher’s main vocalist that delighted the crowd.

Siyeon sings “One More Night” live at her birthday fanmeeting in 2018. Source: 슬립워킹

Name: Dreamatcher Siyeon 2018 Birthday Fanmeeting — “One More Night” (orig. by Maroon 5)
Date: September 30th, 2018

Maroon 5 has been a frequent part of Dreamcatcher’s cover toolbelt, with their rock-style rendition of “Lucky Strike” serving as one of the group’s first indications that they could cover practically anything and give it their own spin. But individual Dreamcatcher members have pulled from that discography to do covers on their own, and Siyeon’s choice of “One More Night” is no exception. If you have a chance to look up video of Siyeon’s birthday meeting from this day, you should, as she showcases a ton of range in the various songs she sings for fans. This one was a treat just for not only the singing but the impromptu dancing as well.

Dreamcatcher, Lovelyz, and LOONA crossover on Weekly Idol. Source: ALL THE K-POP

Name: Weekly Idol Episode 430 feat. Dreamatcher Siyeon, Lovelyz Kei, and LOONA Heejin — “Egotistic” cover (orig. by MAMAMOO)
Date: October 23, 2019

K-Pop fans dream up collaborations all the time, but the reality is that they often don’t happen due to a bunch of different logistical reasons. But when they do happen, they provide a treat for fans of all the groups involved. Siyeon’s solo representation of Dreamcatcher on Weekly Idol in 2019 brought with it a crossover you’d normally have trouble seeing, as her, Kei from Lovelyz, and Heejin from LOONA would come together for a cover of one of my personal favorite MAMAMOO songs, “Egotistic”. Siyeon was put in charge of figuring out the song and working with Kei and Heejin, and the result is a short, yet no-less-talented rendition that brings together vocal power from all three groups that you won’t want to miss.

Dreamcatcher Siyeon, Handong, and Gahyeon cover Justin Bieber songs in 2019. Source: rinneko

Name: Invitation from Nightmare City in Asia, Singapore — Dreamcatcher Siyeon, Handong, Gahyeon — “As Long As You Love Me” + “Boyfriend” covers (orig. by Justin Bieber)
Date: March 22, 2019

I just talked about a team-up that Siyeon was involved in, but there’s of course no substitute for subunits featuring your fellow Dreamcatcher members as far as synergy goes, and this mini-medley of two Justin Bieber songs is no exception. One of the best reasons for respect Siyeon’s talent and skill is that in a subunit she doesn’t overpower or overshadow others with her vocal power, but simply utilizes its strength to help augment the overall presentation. This was obviously not the only time Siyeon, Handong, and Gahyeon would sing together live — their “Every Day, Every Moment” Special Clip cover was so good they got a chance to sing it on a music show — but you can see the precursor to that chemistry in these two songs, and it’s worth listening to.

Siyeon covers Red Velvet’s “Psycho” in 2020. Source: Grey (original full clip: VLIVE)

Name: VLIVE — Dreamcatcher Siyeon — “Psycho” cover (orig. by Red Velvet)
Date: October 15, 2020

Impromptu vocal covers have been some of the best parts of Dreamcatcher’s VLIVEs over the years, and Siyeon has never disappointed fans in this regard. This snippet from an October 2020 VLIVE shows off Siyeon’s singing and rapping talent in one fell swoop, as Siyeon sings one of Red Velvet’s most well-known songs. If you do have a chance and have two hours to burn, however, you should definitely just check out the entire Siyeon voice-only VLIVE from 201015, where she sings practically an entire concert’s worth of mini-covers including songs from Taeyeon, Christina Aguilera, Sia, Day6, and more than I’m forgetting. But that’s Siyeon for you — you can tell she loves singing and performing, and takes any opportunity to do so, especially for fans.

Siyeon sings after being revealed in “King of Masked Singer” in 2019. Source: MBCEntertainment

Hopefully you enjoyed this trek through some of the performances that you may not have known about from Dreamatcher’s Main Vocal. I’ll likely look to continue the series through over the next few weeks, but next week, you can look forward to my annual Year-End review, where we take a look at all of what Dreamcatcher has achieved over the past 12 months and see where it takes them from there. Until then, be sure to clap, subscribe, and signal boost the content if you like what you’re seeing!



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Lifetime geek dual-wielding in the tech and games industries for over a decade. Builder of walls of text. Shameless Asian pop lover.