Despite the appeal of being an idol singer, it definitely isn’t always glamorous. The upcoming episode of JTBC’s “Mom Is Watching” will feature a mother who is an obscure actress and her daughter who is an unknown singer. The singer in question is girl group TAHITI’s youngest member Ari. Her mother decided to make an appearance on the show in order to find out what exactly her daughter is doing since she cannot be seen on television.
Ari’s mother reveals that her daughter has worked for four years, but has yet to earn an income. She comments, “When I say my daughter is an idol singer, people think she earns a lot of money. However, after promoting for four years she has earned zero [South Korean Won].”
The young singer confesses her sadness and difficulties as an unrecognized singer. She shares, “I was really happy that I would be on a music show, but a day before the filming a representative called and asked us to shorten our song down to two minutes. I feel sad that I haven’t had an opportunity to show a proper performance.” As she confides her true feelings, tears flow from her eyes.
More of Ari’s experiences and daily life will be revealed in the upcoming episode of “Mom Is Watching” that will air on June 13 at 11 p.m. KST.