Super Junior’s Ryeowook has earned the acclaim and attention of local media and fans in Indonesia for his stunning rendition of “Terlanjur Mencinta,” a song popularized by Indonesian singer Tiara Andini. With over 1.3 million views and counting, the cover complete in its native language was first uploaded to his personal YouTube channel “Ryeowook’s hideout” at the end of February. Today, the likes of CNN Indonesia, KOMPAS, Kapanlagi, IDNTimes, and Pikiran Rakyat have lauded Ryeokwook’s cover over broadcast and in print.
“Super Junior’s Ryeowook again displayed his singing skills as well as in Indonesian by performing the song ‘Terlanjur Loving’ again,” CNN Indonesia remarked. “Super Junior is a well-known group in Indonesia. The group made by SM Entertainment has visited Indonesia frequently since 2011 and also participated in the closing ceremony of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games.”
Written and composed by Indonesian pianist and songwriter Yovie Widianto, the chart-topping song was originally fashioned in varying arrangements for the top three contestants of Indonesian Idol season ten. The three distinctive versions interpreted by Lyodra Gintin, Ziva Magnolya, and Tiara Andini went on to top major domestic music charts, including iTunes, when released in June of last year.
“The song sung in three different versions by the top three Indonesian Idol 10, Ziva Magnolya, Lyodra Ginting, and Tiara Andini was sung in fluent Indonesian by Ryeowook. For those who don’t know Ryeowook, it might be difficult to tell whether he is Indonesian or South Korean,” wrote KOMPAS.
Aside from “Terlanjur Mencinta,” Ryeowook has previously covered other Indonesian songs that include Bebi Romeo’s “Bunga Terakhir” during Super Junior’s World Tour live concert in Jakarta back in 2015. Now, Ryeowook has joined the cast of the interactive live sitcom ON AIR – The Secret Contract to be livestreamed on V LIVE from March 20, and together with Super Junior will make their long-awaited comeback with the release of their tenth album The Renaissance on March 16.
Watch Ryeowook’s “Terlanju Mencinta” music video below: