Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Live Performances From Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon

Dreamcatcher’s language-versatile and relatable Lead Vocalist has plenty of vocal claims to fame, but there are a few that fans might not know of.

Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Live Performances From Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon
Yoohyeon at her offline birthday fanmeet in 2019. Source: Sleepwalking

When I was first getting into Dreamcatcher way back in 2017, there were a few key things which drew me into the group and piqued my interest. The unique and dark concept, as well as the unconventional music genre were certainly factors, but one of the others was pure vocal skill. And while every Dreamcatcher member is a talented and accomplished singer, watching some of the variety appearances where Yoohyeon got to put her vocals on display made me take more notice.

Yoohyeon is Lead Vocalist of Dreamcatcher for a reason, and over the past six years she’s proven many times why she’s deserving of the position. Couple that with the fact that she’s multilingual and there is a wide range of songs that we’ve heard Yoohyeon sing that have been memorable. Even so, there are a few out there that people might not know about, but hopefully after this, you’ll have an even greater appreciation for her talent. Let’s take a look!

Name: Invitation from Nightmare City, Singapore — Dreamcatcher SuA and Yoohyeon — “Attention” (orig. by Charlie Puth)
Date: March 22, 2019

SuA and Yoohyeon may entertain fans with their antics that make them deserving of the self-attributed nickname of “Tom and Jerry”, but when it comes time to perform, they make a great combination. While lots of people talk about them heating up the stage with their cover of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” in 2019, there are a few other song renditions that deserve, well…”Attention”, and Charlie Puth’s 2017 hit is definitely one of them. Hopefully in 2023, we’ll see Dreamcatcher return on tour to Southeast Asia so Yoohyeon and company can give them an even better live performance.

Name: Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon Birthday Fanmeeting — “Stop” cover (orig. by Sam Brown)
Date: January 6, 2019

As always, you can find plenty of gems in Dreamcatcher’s offline birthday fanmeetings, and 2019 isn’t any exception. Covering a BTS song during this got plenty of attention from fans, but Yoohyeon showing off her language versatility covering Sam Brown’s classic hit “Stop” shouldn’t be ignored either. While relatively modern pop has been the core of many of Yoohyeon’s live performances, it’s nice to see that Yoohyeon can cover the older hits as well, a testament to her varying taste when it comes to music.

Name: SBS Lee Guk Joo’s Youngstreet — Dreamcatcher JiU, Yoohyeon, and Dami — “Eternal Love” cover (orig. by Fin.K.L)
Date: May 4, 2017

Dreamcatcher recently had a great special stage performance covering a song from this group at the 2022 Hanteo Music Awards, but fans might not know that Dreamcatcher has covered Fin.K.L. songs before then. Way back in debut year, Dreamcatcher took every opportunity to showcase their vocal talent through live variety performances and being on SBS Youngstreet and hearing Fin.K.L’s “Eternal Love” was the one of the best they did. They even threw in a bit of choreography on top of it, making this one of the best Dreamcatcher subunit performances on a show that year.

Name: tvN V-1 — Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon — “Boy With Luv” (Ballad version) (orig. by BTS)
Date: August 7, 2019

Fans who have been into Dreamcatcher for a while know that the group has a great boy group medley dance rendition featuring BTS’s “Boy With Luv”, but what they might not know is that even though Siyeon ended up being the only competitor on tvN’s vocal competition show V-1 that Yoohyeon was also vying to be in the running with a ballad version of that same song. It’s always cool to see Dreamcatcher members not only cover a song but make it their own in some way, whether to change around the musical style or the presentation. This is one of the best examples of that, and while the audio quality isn’t the best, you can still hear Yoohyeon’s vocals pretty strongly. In an alternate universe, both Yoohyeon and Siyeon make it to the finals of this show and end up having a friendly competition to see who reigns supreme, but in lieu of that, I’ll take this little snippet of what could have been.

Name: Fly High tour in Europe — Dreamcatcher SuA, Yoohyeon, Dami, Gahyeon — “Just Give Me A Reason” (orig. by Pink)
Date: February 23, 2018 (and other dates on the tour)

While many of Dreamcatcher’s subunit stages early in their career had a good purpose in highlighting vocal talent from all of the members, stronger vocalists like Yoohyeon also had a function in them, and that was to provide the solid foundation for the other members to build upon. That’s exactly what happened during the 2018 Fly High tour in Europe when SuA, Yoohyeon, Dami, and Gahyeon teamed up to cover one of the best and most well-known Pink songs in “Just Give Me A Reason”. Yoohyeon’s vocalization is a great anchor here, allowing the other members to shine during their own parts while also showing off just how powerful her high and sustained-note delivery is.

Hopefully you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane to see some of Yoohyeon’s performances that you might not have known about! When the series continues (eventually), we’ll pick things up with Main Rapper Dami, so stay tuned for that and much more at this space!