In the K-Pop industry, the question of live singing versus lip-syncing is frequently brought up and is also controversial.
Some groups are more famous for lip-syncing than others, perhaps because their performances are so intense that it would be nearly difficult to remain consistent.
Despite their outstanding vocal ability, IVE has been criticized for the consistency with which they lip sync on stage along with AESPA rather than sing live.
While lip-syncing is not uncommon in the K-Pop industry, especially among singers with complex choreographies, netizens believe that IVE does it considerably more frequently than most.
And netizens also noticed that nobody is complaining about it, unlike AESPA, who is always criticized for lip-syncing.
On September 9, a post began trending on Nate‘s community board Pann under the title, “I’m surprised that people don’t say much about IVE’s singing skills“.
The netizen who wrote the post, “People hate on AESPA because they don’t perform live, but IVE also never performs live? You can tell they’re as good as TWICE just by looking at how they sign their encores. In another group, Ahn Yujin might be the lead singer, but here, she’s the only one in charge as the leader“.
Other netizens quickly responded with comments sharing their mixed opinions regarding the mentioned groups.
If I only talk about facts, it’s true that IVE doesn’t have any well-known singers like Taeyeon, Wendy, or other people who are above average, but they also don’t have any members who are so bad that they can’t even sing. They aren’t always lip-syncing, and they don’t do anything but sing their parts during encores. They have been putting on live shows pretty often, and even in Germany, everyone was singing along and the crowd’s reactions were great. If you just watch their YouTube shorts, you’ll see that their encores get a lot of praise. All of the members are stable and safe, and Ahn Yujin and Liz are both good singers. Are they really so bad that people should hate on them and treat them like trash? Jang Wonyoung and Leeseo both have higher tones, so they have that baby voice and sound alike. If people don’t like this kind of voice, they will say that their voice colors are so-so. They also fixed their nasally voices, which got them a lot of bad press, so now they’re also safe. It’s not like they don’t care about the beat and just sing whatever they want. They all do their parts well, and there isn’t a single IVE member who is distracting. I don’t think they’re so good at what they do that we should force people to praise them, but they’re also not so bad that we should go crazy over it. Stop making people hate you!.
This is a load of bullsh*t. You guys don’t have much to say about IVE, so now you’re making stuff up? Since when doesn’t IVE perform LIVE? You can tell they’ve done it many times on stage, and if they were really this bad, do you really think people would be this quiet for a top group like IVE…? People hate on IVE even when they’re not doing anything. If their skills were really that bad, they would have been dragged here and there and there would have been several articles about it to the point where they would be in big trouble. Since this isn’t the case, you’re making things up to hate on them.
IVE doesn’t f*cking perform live? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ.
No, but I don’t like anyone, but whether it’s AESPA or IVE, you can’t really hate anyone, right? You can tell that AESPA is pretty good by looking at their Savage encore, their reality show, and the few lines they sing on the radio. And even IVE. Liz and Ahn Yujin are on the right side… Even Jang Wonyoung, who used to be hated because of how good she was, can now play her own parts.
Huh? From their music shows, you can tell that they sound great live ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ.
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