LE SSERAFIM Criticized, BABYMONSTER Praised for Live-singing Skills

Girl groups LE SSERAFIM and BABYMONSTER are currently drawing comparisons for their performances and skills. 

LE SSERAFIM recently performed a 90-minute set of 10 songs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13, becoming the K-pop artist that took the shortest time to perform at Coachella within just two years since debut.

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However, their live skills were found lacking, with shaky pitch and breath, even in short parts. As a result, there have been ongoing debates about LE SSERAFIM’s vocal abilities, notably when the backing track is removed during encore performances on music shows, revealing their shortcomings. Despite criticisms, they still performed at one of the world’s largest music festivals with over 200,000 attendees annually, raising concerns about the standards of K-pop groups.

Sakura’s remarks regarding LE SSERAFIM’s Coachella stage also raised eyebrows. In particular, on April 15, she published a long message on Weverse, emphasizing that perfection doesn’t exist and confidently stating that the performance was “the best” LE SSERAFIM ever delivered.

Of course, criticizing a singer for a single mistake on stage is never something to be encouraged. However, Sakura’s consistent lack of improvement or failure to acknowledge her shortcomings is disappointing. 


On the other hand, BABYMONSTER is emerging as a group that has proven its skills.

BABYMONSTER officially debuted as a seven-member group on April 1, with member Ahyeon returning after going on a hiatus for health reasons. Despite not making any appearances before Ahyeon’s return, the girl group have been actively promoting through music shows, variety shows, and YouTube content after their debut.

What stands out most is their live performance skills. During an interview on SBS’s “Inkigayo”, member Rami effortlessly sang a section of their title track “SHEESH” in acapella, demonstrating a vocal talent comparable to studio recordings. 


Additionally, during their debut interview on Mnet’s “M Countdown”, member Asa showcased powerful rapping skills, drawing attention with her performance of the song’s killing part. Moreover, during a live performance on YouTube’s “It’s Live”, Ahyeon demonstrated excellent vocal and rap skills, proving her versatility as an all-around member.

Japanese members Ruka and Asa are also receiving praise for their flawless Korean pronunciation and rapid rap delivery, a talent that would be impressive even for native Korean speakers.

In an era where listening to music is predominant, BABYMONSTER, specializing in hip-hop, is elevating their value by showcasing flawless live skills.

Source: Daum

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