Wonho covers Billie Eilish's 'I Love You' in live performance, fans call it 'best thing you’ll ever hear'

Performing on the music streaming platform LiveXLive, Wonho sang his rendition of the Billie Eilish track set to soft background acoustic guitars


                            Wonho covers Billie Eilish's 'I Love You' in live performance, fans call it 'best thing you’ll ever hear'
Wonho and Billie Eilish (Getty Images)

South Korean singer Lee Ho-seok, better known by his stage name Wonho, has taken the Internet by storm after covering the current generation's alternative music princess Billie Eilish's track 'I Love You'.

Performing on the music streaming platform LiveXLive, the 27-year-old singer sang his rendition of the popular Billie Eilish track set to soft background acoustic guitars. Wonho, who used to be a member of the South Korean boy band Monsta X before embarking on a solo career, garnered massive praise from all quarters for his unique performance of the song. One fan praised the cover along with a short snippet of the performance writing, "Wonho covering Billie Eilish’s 'I Love You' is the best thing you’ll ever hear."



 

Another fan, talking about how special the moment was, tweeted, "Wonho Special Live is EVERYTHING. So happy to watch him perform live. That Billie Eilish cover was so beautiful!!" while another fan, talking about how Wonho needs to release the cover as an official single, wrote, "Wonho, like, literally hun, you need to, like, professionally record 'I Love You' by Billie Eilish. Your performance on LiveXLive was so damn good!!!"

A different fan, urging Wonho to do the same, said, "He sang the song 'I love You' by Billie Eilish and now I need him to record it so I can listen to it every single day."



 



 



 

More fans chimed in with one user, a fan of both Billie Eilish and Wonho, saying, "'I Love You' by Billie Eilish is one of the most important songs to me. Whenever I need to calm down and whenever I’m going through a rough time I just turn that song up on full volume and listen to it while doing nothing but breathing. I can’t believe Wonho just covered it," while another, pointing out Wonho's earlier cover of Justin Bieber's 'Intentions', tweeted, "Wonho is covering the artists he likes. I'm proud & happy for you. Earlier: 'Intentions' – Justin Bieber. NOW: 'I Love You' – Billie Eilish."



 



 

Wonho made his solo debut in September 2020 with the EP 'Love Synonym Pt.1: Right for Me'. He released two singles from the EP; 'Losing You' and 'Open Mind'. Wonho has released three Korean albums with Monsta X namely 2017's 'The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter', 2018's 'Take.1 Are You There?' and 2019's 'Take.2 We Are Here'. He's also released two Japanese albums with Monsta X; 2018's 'Piece' and 2019's 'Phenomenon'. 'All About Luv', Monsta X's first English album, which featured French Montana, Pitbull and will.i.am and debuted #5 on Billboard 200, was the last album to have Wonho on vocals before his departure from the group.

The track 'I Love You' by Billie Eilish, on the other hand, is from her debut studio album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' released in 2019. 'I Love You' reached #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum in the United States and Canada.

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