One of our frequent chatters on chatroll, Dreadtech, sent me a file one day and it’s pretty much his own analysis on Tiffany. The rest of the members shall be coming soon, so give him some time. I would’ve posted this earlier but I kept forgetting 😦 Sorry! Anyway, after you read, leave your opinion, advice on his writing, etc. I shall express my thoughts in the comment section later! Keep in mind, this is only a fan’s opinion so if theres something you don’t agree with, let’s be nice and express our thoughts in a kind manner 🙂
This is a project that I’m undergoing whenever I have time, I’ve become very interested at how a group of 9 talented individuals can bond and work together so perfectly as if they were all meant for each other. A little background, I’m a part time actor, singer and a major at writing, so I like to look past the images at face-value and work out exactly why snsd is REALLY the power of 9. A puzzle that has 9 perfect pieces that are all taken from different boards and how such a huge number of potential rivals can become something as close as a family can be.
I’d like to note that this analysis is purely my opinion and I hope all comments aren’t taken to heart, I will not go out and bash without reason, I love snsd and just want to see further past the looking glass and I hope you guys can read and enjoy this journey of mine along with me, as I am also writing this for my own interest in snsd. I want to thank 1018 for helping me by adding a few things here and there.
This is the first, my favourite, Tiffany Hwang, brighter than jewels.
Tiffany is by no means the best singer, neither is her strong point in the dancing area. So why do people who support Tiffany go absolutely nuts over her? It is obvious to point out the fact that she has this energy within her that draws people to her. Her enthusiasm and initiative for anything and everything sets the bar to become a lovable person. Her eye smile is, however you look at it, captivating and it has this beauty or cuteness factor to it that will make most men take a second look.
When breaking down where she fits into this puzzle of 9, you can’t really look at one thing with Tiffany, she’s not as easy to strew apart if you listen to a snsd song for the first time with just the audio. To say that her vocal ability is her strong point is correct, but it is also incorrect as many will object that there are stronger vocal personalities within the group. If I were to take it apart and analyse her voice, it would be like this.
There are singers who are perfect at harmonising, singers that are complete powerhouses and can hold a solo all on their own or singers that can meld with other voices, Tiffany, undeniably, works to fit all these categories and has time and time again shown potential in every field.
Obviously as a group these voices meld together well in the chorus, so you can check that off your list to begin with. Tiffany’s work as a complete solo artist is completely underrated, she has shown in many of her songs that she can indeed, sing solo, as proven in performances such as her rendition of Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” and also the more recent solo song “By Myself”
Her singing range isn’t ungodly and unattainable but it is the very fact that this girl has a unique voice that it is able to stand not only on its own, but also together with other voices. She sings very comfortably in the baritone, tenor range, and though lacks the high pitch that Jessica will have, or the belting prowess that Taeyeon holds, her vocal ability is far from novice. She can belt off harmonies while not going off pitch (again in her rendition of “We belong together” and also looking at the differences in her voice in the Jazz & Rock Version of Gee and the regular Gee) and has very good control over her voice and where it works best. So why does a girl that can be seen as overshadowed by other members be essential for this puzzle?
The answer is simple, pure….hard…work… although there is a point in time where everyone can agree that these girls as a whole do their very best; Tiffany is probably THE hardest working soshi in the group purely because of the personality that drives her to BE that person.
When looking down the list, many of the soshi members have abilities that might make them stand out, such as Yoona being an actress, Seohyun being a pianist and Taeyeon being a regular host for a radio show, but Tiffany’s one ability that she prides above all is her singing ability. Does that mean she isn’t special at all seeing as she is alongside 8 other sisters that can sing? More or less, it at least shows that she constantly tries to improve upon herself on the one thing that she is passionate in, regardless of how she stacks up against others.
We all know that Tiffany hasn’t had an easy start, being one of two coming from an overseas country, leaning the language and also training at the same time, you have to also factor in the losses that she’s had. These losses, however you look at it, makes Tiffany a much stronger person, being able to plough through so much emotion and still come out the other end standing. This is an incredible feat, and it is this perspective that has given her the drive to try to do everything as perfect as possible.
We saw her reduced to tears over the loss of her mother, and the very fact that she said it on TV, in tears, yet continually pulling through shows the very ethic of determination that drives her. Her constant following of God might make other people irk, but the religion that she follows is a huge pillar that makes her try that much harder as a human being, using quotes form the bible to rise up morale and spirits. She is an emotional see-saw, constantly looking out for others, while at the same time pushing her through to the road of perfection to keep up with her talented sisters. It isn’t hard to see tiffany for the first time and immediately think “American girl who just wants all the attention” but if you take a closer look, when she jumps up to immediately answer a question, it isn’t about HER, it’s always about the group. This has become an almost muscle reflex for her, always protecting her sisters, and when she asks for opinions, it isn’t because she wants someone to pat her back and tell her how fantastic she is, she does this because she is an emotional see-saw that always second guesses her own abilities and feels that she needs to work it constantly to keep up to 8 sisters that seem just as if not MORE talented. Both Yuri and a manager has stated that Tiffany is very very hardworking, people on the set have noted on how polite she is to everyone and how she brings coffee to them instead of having it brought to them or herself, regardless of her being the singer, she puts other people first before her. Tiffany is viewed by many as one of the mothers of soshi, which is easy to understand. Once you see a few vids here and there. Throughout Hello baby she is constantly cleaning up after everyone and looking over everyone’s shoulders. As soon as kyungsan starts crying, she immediately looks and tries to help out, much to her avail, and when kyungsan cries harder, she sulks to the corner but never lets kyungsan out of her sight out of care. She is constantly telling her sisters to be careful throughout many behind the scenes videos, it is very obvious that Tiffany cares a great deal about her sisters well being.
This brings up the point of her relationship with her sisters, which seem like something that is both remarkable and sadly terrifying at the same time. At one point, Tiffany has stated that she was closest to Taeyeon since they roomed together, at the same time longer down the road; you see her and her many interactions with Jessica and the fact that they have both stated that their voices are best for each other, also not ignoring the fact that Yuri and Tiffany both regularly MC a show together, it seems that Tiffany is one that spends time with every one of her sisters, from Yulti, Jety, Teany and even the occasionally soofany. Why is this?
I’d like to think it is because of her past. With everything that she has gone through, her 8 sisters is truly the closest thing to family. On KJE chocolate, she stated that her mum left her and ultimately gave her 8 wonderful sisters, it is this unwavering love for her sisters that makes her spend so much time with all of them because she feels that she needs to have a very strong bond with her sisters and that she cannot bear to be unloved or ignored by ANY of them. She is lovable, playful, and loves to joke and laugh, but at the same time she is a see through glass, constantly showing every emotion that runs through her head and unable to hide it and becoming so vulnerable that fans will feel sad and encourage her to no end, while anti’s have more fuel to their fire, a never ending battle for someone who continues to look at herself always as someone who is “imperfect” stacked up against 8 incredibly talented sisters.
Tiffany is the jewel that shines the brightest due to her constant diligence and her unwavering goal to constantly improve not for herself, but for her sisters.
—Written by Dreadtech
This is an original written piece that is only meant to be viewed on snsdkorean and soshified. Plagiarism or copying without consent is wrong as this isn’t news.
I couldn’t agree more
I hope he writes about other members i always hear about tiffany
Steve Crane said:
Tiffany doesn’t have the best voice, isn’t the best dancer or the prettiest of the nine. She just has the biggest heart and probably tries harder than any of them. Korean being her second language is a huge challenge in itself but she over comes with style and grace.
A great team player.
this made me want to cry because it just described mushroom fany to a T.
She is such a beautiful person in my eyes because she wears her heart on our sleeve and that heart of hers is so pure and so full of love and warmth. she is so good at being this bubbly ball of energy that when she lets a bit of her sadness show, even that is such a wondrous thing to behold.
tiffany is what got me to love the rest of the 8 girls– probably because she herself loves them so much, it was just too infectious.
fany fany tiffany fighting!! SNSD fighting!!
what more can i say…i love this…and hopefully there will be analysis of the other members too…
and now,i understand how much dread know our mushroom…lol^^
Ow my eyes >.<
But yeah, agreed.
this is amazing!! keke love the article A LOT!!
i always wondering why tiffany was the one that caught my eye when i first come across SNSD.and to be honest , i really love tiffany’s voice the most among the SNSD members.
This brought my eyes to tears. A beautiful analysis. I want to thank you for being a voice for fans like me and expressing the best about this wonderful person.
thanks though I’m hardly a voice for fans otherwise I’d try to get this out to soshified, just doing this for myself and my friends on this blog, and to get some brownie points for boss lady XD
Strongly agree!!Tiffany is no doubt the best singer among other 8 memebers!!! She gave me this feeling that she always act herself without any faking…Although this character brings her troubles sometime, this is how she become so special for me….I don’t expect someone like her age can “act” really good in public…this is how she should be!! She is still very very young, so she has lot space to improve!! I believe, by time goes, she can be more mature and more familiar with the environment!
She doesn’t deserve the constant bullying on her Korean speaking from others. I was really sad when she mentioned the stories on “strongheart”…she must have been through a lot to tell us those stories….Well, it’s not really other girls fault for me, coz they are still so young and immature…She seems to be a strong girl to me…but still can’t hold the tears on the show…sigh!!!poor Fany~What can I say….u just make me want to treasure you even more….
I am happy to see you grow stronger and stronger day by day! That is the SPIRIT! No one can beat Leo!!!U r the best!!!
As a hardcore Fany fan myself… I couldn’t agree more. She’s just a whole lot of complicated lovable mix. You’ll love her but you can’t understand why or how much you love her. Unless you slowly break it down.. Some of my friends ask me why do I like Tiff and not y’know.. others (it’s not like i don’t love all 9.. duhz)
I told them that she was the one who brought me into Soshi to eventually love the other 8. Biggest heart ❤
why did i think your name is very familiar to me…hem….
So true, every word.
I honestly think for me at least, the stuff she went through is a big part of what makes her endearing. It’s a marvelous testament to both her and SNSDs bond and strength. 🙂
Undoubtedly a thorough analysis, as expected of you, dread. As I read through I felt like every event you mentioned ought to have been there in video, like when Tiffany cried on Chocolate about her mother. However, then I read through the comments and felt that it might have broken up the flow of your writing. Perhaps a montage at the end would be more appropriate, but it’s up to you, it may just not be your style.
Something I thought was missing (or perhaps I just overlooked in which case I apologise in advance) was the transition from Tiffany’s debut (even pre-debut) through all the different stages in SNSD’s career to now. You mentioned how hard she works, but I didn’t feel that you conveyed how far she has come as an artist and a person. At the beginning, I wouldn’t have considered her voice to have been among the top in the group. This is no longer the case. I would have maybe liked to have seen comparisons between members in other groups (Jessica would undoubtedly be compared with Krystal) because while SNSD may have the power of nine, they by no means represent the whole of the k-pop industry. I was thinking that the inclusion of role models (if she has) would be a nice touch and also what kind of role model she’d be. I believe Jessica has stated before that she hopes to be as good as the singer, Tamia. Something like that. Lastly, I felt that something important left out was the solo performance at the first official SNSD concert. Each girl had one so I’d feel it fitting to mention those to some degree.
Sorry if I sounded like I didn’t appreciate your time and effort, but I hope that you can see it as constructive criticism. These are just suggestions and it’s completely up to you what you choose to do. I honestly believe that that was the most balanced analysis of a SNSD member that I’ve ever seen. I look forward too reading all of your work.
cheers deft, I’ll keep those comments in mind ^_^
Nicely written. Tiffany was the first one that got me in SNSD since she was only one I found out the name from in ITNW and she is so cute when she has short hair.
lol dread, yah really are an absolute tiff lover…*salutes like what seohyun does in genie*
didn’t have time to read your article thoroughly but from the first part and a couple of parts i read….it seems yah really notice those things from a person you like as a fan/admirer and impress another fan by writing something about it…anyways its a win!
nice article dread!
Tiffany can sing i think everyone knows that i think she lacks control a lot but she can sing and its just a matter of confidence. Tiffany is very hardworking and i admire her because of that always thinking of others before herself is one of the reasons i love her so much.
ya.. i tottaly agree on this one, Tiffany is my FAVOURITE member and not only member, shes my favourite of all people. she deserves the best in her life. She is what i call an idol! everytime that i think that there is no more space in my heart for loving her, she always proves me wrong lmao, she just keeps growing on me more and moorree!
and we fans need to really show how much she is loved by us.
TIFFANY FIGHTING!! i love you!
Thanks for the kind comments.
I’d like to note that I left an error on the post, in the part where I wrote that tiff sings in baritone and tenor range, I was using that as a reference joke and I was supposed to remove it, so if you think it’s wrong, it is XD.
unfortunately I’m going to Japan for holiday in 12 hours and won’t be back home till the 20th, so I’ll try to get the second one done asap once I come back home, I never rush my work and I don’t write without ideas or inspiration, which is why it takes so long, so please bear with me on this long project.
but I’ve almost finished the second one and the third one is already underway, so I should finish it soon after I come back home.
Once again, thanks for reading, I know it’s long.
Japan? That’s awesome, have a great time! I hope you get to do everything that you intend to and more.
I look forward to your future projects.
happy trip dready! 🙂 i’ll be waiting for that souvenir, aight?
i hope you could come online too 😛 i want pictures!
Seng Aun said:
I would scream “take me with you!” but I don’t think that solves anything. have a safe trip, come back with lots of memories, much more than what you bought 😛 (Jap AVs and all that jazz) I’m just kidding. So I’ll know when to expect the second part of your project. Cheers, dread.
Seng Aun said:
I shouldn’t have read this right after waking up from a nap. What with the flu I’m having. It had little effects on me than when I’m fully awake, but I can tell that through my fatigue, this is what I call sound analysis beyond her looks. From her singing capabilities right down to her love for 8 sisters. At first, I thought of correcting you cause I thought you meant biological sisters, but then again I was sleepy. And lol, it’s so obvious that you’re a lesbo shipper. “Teany” and “Jety” were worded wrongly, but we still get the point 😛
Lastly, it’s actually good seeing you contributing something like this to the blog, since its irregular updates can be complemented with works like yours intermittently. Don’t make the next post too short now! I enjoyed reading them that’s why 😀
The thorough analysis was a good read. It does effectively bring out the best in Tiff. All of us are unique in different ways, and that’s what makes this diversity of characters pretty perfect to me. Reading about our idols characters and behavior was something I was looking for. I can’t wait to see the others. ^^
Chelsea Smile said:
Wow, that was amazing. I can’t agree more with your wonderful analysis on Tiffany 😉
“Tiffany is the jewel that shines the brightest due to her constant diligence and her unwavering goal to constantly improve not for herself, but for her sisters.”
…a great quote indeed, my friend. Soshi & Fany Fany Tiffany hwaiting!!!!!!
this is good stuff! Can’t wait for more! such a detailed understanding about tiffany. and made me understand tiffany more. honestly speaking I didn’t like her at first, but she is really talented and caring! changed my opinion after a while, especially after Hello Baby. Too bad she got voted so many times for worst mum. haha.
SNSD fighting! Tiffany fighting!
more of this please. hahaha
Cool analysis. Wow, I never knew her mother died. Condolences.
Anyway, looking forward to the next ones dread. You write well. =)
loving tiffany and the girls even more =)
omg, How much i want to say is that I REALLY AGREE WITH YOU! the words u type here are so great and not to boast how good is tiffany. But she is that good. Yeah, i agree although she’s afraid of Kyunsangna. She still want to make sure he’s alright, from far apart.
TIFFANY LOVE YOU!
Thank you so much for writing that.
I’m a huge fan of Tiffany’s, and I think a lot of people tend to misunderstand her.
I personally think everything about her is just inspiring. She’s crazily resilient, I mean, how many people can go through what she’s gone through and still smile? She’s hard working, proof enough are what her fellow members say about her, managers, staff on music shows. And she’s damn caring and kind. I think because of her mother’s death, she values the people around her even more. She loves her family, whether it be her blood family, or her “sisters” in Soshi. She values everything around her.
Now the antis, while they are entitled to their opinion, have they ever thought, even once, to put themselves in her position? I mean, this isn’t even for a Tiffany anti, this is for ALL antis, no matter what member, no matter what group. I always put that in my head before I go and judge someone. It takes so much more effort to go and hate someone and say bad things about them. And what satisfaction does it bring? Really though.
Anyways, I hope Tiffany stays the way she is. We fans love her exactly the way she is, no need to change.
thank you for writing this! my throat hurts from tearing up lol i feel that people shouldn’t bash her for her mistakes, no one is perfect! and tiffany is truly kind, funny and hardworking!
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Those really ARE the reasons why we all love fany..why i automatically can’t take my eyes off her at first sight. She has this strong aura and a great personality from the very beginning. She’s really a non-quitter in everything she does. No one’s perfect,she’s not perfect. but hey, she always tries hard to be a better person and never want to let anyone down.
She’s the best role model i ever had..
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monkey pop said:
Aww, what a nice read. 🙂 Tiffany is also my favorite member (and I crazy LOVE her) and I agree 100% with everything that you said. It makes me sad when people nitpick her for her shortcomings. 😦 I think she’s an amazing girl!
I hope Tiffany gets to read this somehow! I’m sure it will make her very happy. 🙂
Wonderful analysis…she is such a loving person and even when she’s sad or unhappy she still tries her best to make her 8 sisters happy and is always looking out for them
Fany unnie saranghae <3<3
yeah!! i really liked tiffany!! she’s the first one i’ve liked, and because of her i get to notice and liked the others as well because she has so much interactions with them
Tiffany is the most REAL person out there. She always always stays herself and thats what i ❤ about her.
I agree!, i also like Tiffany she’s my 2nd bias and i saw on some videos that she takes care of her members a lot and she really cheer them up and instead of saying good things about her she’d rather to say good things about SNSD and on hello baby i saw how Tiffany tried so hard to takes care of Kyungsan and when Kyungsan cried Tiffany hide herself but her eye was locked on Kyungsan, Tiffany was really a charming person and her eye smile is the best and her voice really caught me and i listened to it all over again, Tiffany’s voice has something different that i can’t explain and she sang very emotional, Tiffany’s voice suits in any kinds of genre of the song.. When Yuri was on Invincible Youth, Tiffany was the person she called instead of her Family or her SNSD members and Tiffany waited that call.. I agree to you Dreadtech, about your opinion on Tiffany’s capability to sing and everything you made me love Tiffany more because of this.. Tiffany! we miss you get well soon.. Hwaiting! (^^)..
Her smile got me thinking she’s the prettiest of SNSD the first few times I saw the group. Through some videoclips I did get the impression that she was an attention seeker. And down the road of Soshi love I have come to the same conclusion that she is such a lovable person, extremely caring for others, passionate for singing (probably the most passionate with Taeyeon).
I always am reminded back to the statement Sooyoung gave, about SNSD having fun being who they are because Sones know them and there are no misunderstandings. I just hope that Tiffany did not become timid because of all the stuff the most famous female celebrities in Korea have to face. Her cheerfulness is adorable and makes others smile as well.
Tiffany is reflecting the unselfish LOVE that Christ displayed while he was here on Earth 2000 plus years ago, when God became Man :). She truly is the personification of AGAPE Love :D. Thanks for the analysis, Dreadtech :). SOSHI HWAITING 😉 !!!! Get well soon, Tiffany :D.
As a Fanytastics, i couldn’t agree more.
yes, she isn’t the best voice in soshi.
yes, she is not the best dancer in soshi.
but, the hardest working member, she is.
the one who have biggest heart and very protective of the group? she is.
you can’t deny that Fany is becoming soshi’s power.
Genie without Fany makes the song’s power decreased.
Oh! without Fany seems not as lively as when she is on it.
she is kind of the one who hold supportive role to make the group complete.
what i love the most is, no matter how hard the antis attack, how hard is the situation soshi faced, she keeps smiling n try to overcome.
as i read in auratus article on SSF, ‘try to critisize her, n she will made up for it.
this girl will stand back up, even with bleeding perhaps, but a give up is a big NO for this girl’
totally loved your article, i’m looking forward to your other article 🙂
Tiffany, currently you’re injured, but i believe you’re recovering stronger than ever.
will await you for the upcoming performance n events.
Love you so much, our brighter than jewel, Tiffany Hwang
well ur truly right Tiffany is my favorite Soshi and she is all what u say
i didnt notice fany because of her voice or her eye smile but because i saw her on snsd goes to school and i saw her stay by herself to practice, i noticed she was a hard worker. thats what i like most about her. fany has so much darn potential burning in her eyes, all of them. i hope they all succeed in whatever they want to do. She’s my number 2.
totally agree… that’s why she is my favorite and i love her …<3<3<3<3<3
This is so touching 😥
I love fany for all the above things you’ve said. When i first saw her there was this thing, like a vibe or something that showed her brightness.
Fany fany brighter than mushrooms ❤
Tiffany fightingggg! i love you!
agree that fany is good at singing…but she’s not really consistent…but due to my surprise she sang love rain ost so beautifully. ^.^
Chun Hao said:
YOUR BIASES ARE TOO OBVIOUS. YOU SAY A LOT OF GOOD ABOUT TIFF, KESS AND SEO BUT SAID VERY LITTLE ON TAEYEON WHEN THERE ARE TOO MANY REASONS PEOPLE LIKE HER.