Weekly Idol uploaded some previews of their episode featuring Kep1er to their YouTube channel.
One of those videos included a fan requesting that member Huening Bahiyyih perform a short cover of soloist Somi‘s recent comeback “XOXO.”
Although Huening Bahiyyih claims to be nervous when she first takes the center, the hosts of Weekly Idol tease her as she, without hesitation, strikes the pose to the beginning of the bridge of Somi’s song.
But as soon as the music starts to play, any hesitation that Huening Bahiyyih has is gone, and she immediately focuses on the choreography.
Encouraged by her members’ enthusiastic cheers, Huening Bahiyyih nails every aspect of the choreography.
Her facial expressions perfectly alternate between adorable and bright, and fierce and powerful, which perfectly fits the upbeat song and sharp choreography.
Although the cover is short, fans can easily see Huening Bahiyyih’s sharp isolations, musicality, and excellent attention to detail.
Fans on Twitter even put Huening Bahiyyih’s cover next to Somi’s performance to show just how accurately Huening Bahiyyih had mimicked the moves.
notice how bahiyyih completely ate up this choreo pic.twitter.com/SoLUnQLeci
— ً (@txtbjh) February 1, 2022
It also felt fitting that the idol performed this cover with her blonde hair, which was the same style as Somi’s during “XOXO.” Lending them both to look like beautiful Barbies while performing.
the barbies of kpop !
— BAHIHUB (@bahiyyihub) February 1, 2022
And although fans found Huening Bahiyyih’s initial reaction as adorable as the hosts did…
hiyyih: what do i do, i'm nervous
also hiyyih: *proceeds to pose*
— dy 🌸 (@flowerhiyyih) February 1, 2022
They were incredibly impressed by the skill she demonstrated. And fans can only hope that she will get many more opportunities to shine like this in the future.
The amount of praises Bahiyyih has gotten with this cover alone 😭 like this is why I need wakeone to give my sista opportunities to show off her talents more!!! I’m so proud of her 🥺
— 🦁💤💤💤 (@txtiyyih) February 1, 2022
Although Huening Bahiyyih always is a shining presence whenever she takes the stage and easily captures her fans’ attention, this cover definitely proved her dance skills. It showed that she was born to perform.
You can watch the full clip here.