American Idol's Heejun Han is the Korean American zeitgeist. He is showing the world how funny, charming, thoughtful, and kind our boys can be, and why we love them so much. He is goofy, but with a palpable gravity that shows incredible character and depth. And his voice? He can do soulful, he can do gravelly, he can keep up with the smooth R&B operators. Most of all, he sings like a red-blooded male. He sings with REAL BALLZ. Yes, with a Z! Check it out:
I honestly couldn't contain myself while watching that clip. I squealed like a schoolgirl seeing him laughing and dancing with those special needs children. And when he told the audience how he fell into a deep depression, and those kids helped him recover, my heart shattered into a million pieces, and I turned into a puddle of goo. A big pile of LOVE GOO! OPPAAAAA!!!
It also broke my heart when he kept dogging on his looks. I'm all for self-deprecating humor, but I think he really believes he's not good-looking, which is total BS. Just look at this screenshot:
He looks like any Korean actor in a Maxim coffee commercial! Heejun, this ajumma gives you the Kimchi Cougar Sleazy Eyebrow Raise of Approval!
Sorry, Jeremy Lin, but Heejun has stolen my heart. I hope this doesn't go down as another turnover. Hoo-ah!
(Jeremy, I'm actually just kidding about the turnover thingy. I still love you. Call me!)