Ohio Native Wins Korean Singing Competition With Flawless Korean & Endless Soul

When people heard his voice, they were shocked. We were too!

by Taylor Sweet (스위트)

Joseph Butso, a.k.a. Choi Jun Seop, is currently receiving lots of praise on the Internet for his beautiful voice and soulful singing, which he showcased on MNET’s I Can See Your Voice.

You can clearly see the looks of shock and awe on everyone’s faces as Joseph delivers what ultimately turned out to be the winning performance.

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You should have seen the audience’s faces when Joseph performed for the first time with singer John Park, who was blow away by how Joseph’s voice carried just as much soul!


So how did Joseph capture the hearts and ears of South Korea?

Joseph moved to Korea in 2012 after graduating from the Ohio State University with the hope of becoming a K-pop artist. According to his GoFundMe page from a year ago, he auditioned for different singing contests and began busking to raise his profile and build his name.

He eventually became a Christian missionary, saying that his purpose in Korea is to spread the Gospel, and that, “it wasn’t [him] who decided to come and spread the gospel in Korea, but God chose Korea specifically for [him].”

You can see his passion and emotion on his face when he sings.

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There is no doubt that Joseph has some serious talent and it seems like he’s got a great personality. Let’s hope his singing career prospers~ Good luck, Joseph! 😊