Although NCT DREAM‘s Renjun often uses his quick wit to make everyone laugh, it came in handy during his trainee days when the lyrics of a song totally slipped his mind.
While singing Jay Chou‘s “Chrysanthemum Terrace” during a live broadcast, Renjun remembered singing the Chinese song as a trainee for an evaluation. There was one problem.
He forgot the lyrics of the second verse differed from the first. Renjun said, “But, I forgot the lyrics while singing because I was too nervous.” There was a silver lining.
Since the SM Entertainment judges were Korean, he used that to his advantage. Renjun recalled his thoughts from back then, “The thing is that I realized some of the judges couldn’t speak Chinese.”
Singing in Chinese, Renjun came up with his own lyrics on the spot, saying whatever came to mind.
So I spit out random things while singing. It was so… It was scary but fun at the same time.
While imitating how he did it, Renjun gave examples of the funny things he sang: “Have you had a meal? I can’t. / I’m hopping in the car. / If you walk to me… / What should we eat for dinner? / I just wanted to have sushi.”
Though Renjun remembered there were a few judges who spoke Chinese, they weren’t the ones judging him at the time. Because of that, his plan worked out perfectly and became a funny moment he can still laugh at. Who else could keep a straight face while singing such random and hilarious phrases?