A recent post on the online community Nate Pann pointing out (G)I-DLE Shuhua’s lackluster performance on “The Seasons” has been gaining attention. The original poster wrote:
“Super Lady is a good song, so I watched the video.
Shuhua’s performance was severe… from the beginning, she seemed nervous. Pronunciation, rhythm, vocalization, and memorization of lyrics, nothing was right. Shuhua’s part isn’t even that difficult.
While other members looked at the audience, Shuhua only kept her gaze on the ground. It’s not like she purposely focused only on what’s below, but throughout her part, she remained like that.
I know she’s not a rookie, she’s been in Korea for over 7 years, debuted 5 years ago. If she can’t manage herself and her vocal skills don’t improve, what’s the point?
I was shocked when I saw Shuhua’s past photos and her beauty, so I became a fan of (G)I-DLE, but I’m so disappointed…
Looking at the K-pop idol market through this stage. Isn’t this stage a reflection of the current idol music market? Not all idols are this bad, but still, it’s quite common to witness those who have gained popularity without basic singing skills.
I’m just an ordinary person, so honestly, I don’t have a strict standard. But there’s one thing I strictly evaluate, and that’s live singing ability, which is the basic skill of a singer.
Of course, I’m not demanding vocalists’ level of proficiency from idols, just basic singing ability. Even when they’re standing still like during encore lives, instead of singing while dancing, there shouldn’t be any problems with pitch, rhythm, or vocalization.
When a live performance falls below this standard, idols deserve criticism as a singer. In the future, singers with subpar vocal skills should not debut in K-pop.
As K-pop continues to globalize, it’s not desirable for idols’ musical abilities to decline. With such behavior continuing, idols will become nothing more than pretty dancers without musical talent.
Using the title of a singer who sings as a profession will only be used for fan service and not for actual singing.
Instead of riding on BTS’s achievements and marketing globally, I hope for a healthy music market that values proper live performances, i.e., musical abilities as singers.”
Other netizens left comments under the post:
- But seriously, it seems like Shuhua doesn’t have any talent. She’s been in Korea for several years, how is this possible? I’m not trying to be mean but it seems like she has no understanding of language or pronunciation.
- Shuhua just seems untalented… It seems like she wanted to be an actress rather than an idol. I don’t know why she came to Korea if that’s the case. Looking at the recordings where she cried or said it was hard, it seems like no matter how hard she tries, it won’t work.
- Shuhua doesn’t seem to improve even though she makes an effort. When will she grow?
- She puts in effort but seems untalented… She doesn’t have the qualities of an idol.. Such behind-the-scenes come out every time. Still, I like (G)I-DLE.