STAYC speaks on the importance of singing live as singers

Video: Idol STAYC call out Jang Wonyoung and Aespa for lip syncing

Source: Sojang via YouTube

STAYC: "Singing live is a given.  We only feel like we've really performed on stage when we sing live. Is there any other reason to sing live than because we're singers? I don't feel energy when I don't sing live."


1. [+539] I understand that there can be singers who can't sing but it makes no sense to have singers who don't sing...

2. [+293] The reason Aespa doesn't sing live is not because SM doesn't let them but because they don't have talent and suck at live... They don't even sing live on radio shows. Even the recorded segments that come up for NCT or Aespa that fans praise for being good, they don't realize that it's different from singing live while dancing. What singer isn't able to sing while just standing there? Even Jang Wonyoung can do that. Aespa's basically just a dance group and I don't think they're ever going to sing live in Korea for the rest of their careers. I bet even if they hold a concert later on, they won't sing live there either..

3. [+181] Not sure why this is so controversial when it should be definite that any singer is required to sing ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ STAYC fighting

4. [+261] Makes me realize how amazing groups like Winner are... they always sing live but have never been caught making mistakes or in any controversies over their skills...

5. [+159] Jang Wonyoung listens to her feedback and visibly makes an effort to improve. I wasn't a fan but seeing that made me become one. Honestly, Aespa is always getting into lip syncing controversies but never changes a thing, which is what I find unfortunate. Character has a lot to do with these controversies. While scandals are unavoidable, it's up to the singer to ultimately change their fate.

6. [+346] When Kang Daniel won #1 last year and sang live for his encore.. and he couldn't even stay on beat on his own song.. I was so shocked at the state of idol singing skills. Idols are at the lead of the Hallyu wave but they're also an embarrassment as well. Not sure if we should be supporting them or just letting them be...

7. [+375] STAYC is just stating the facts and the fact that people are finding them problematic for saying it just shows how crazy the idol industry is now

8. [+178] JJANGSTAYC let's go!!!!!!!

9. [+234] All STAYC said were facts

10. [+67] STAYC just said the facts ㅠㅠㅠ if you're a singer, please sing ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

11. [+89] Aespa only sings live in Kwangya so if you want to hear their live, go to the VR world ❤️❤️

12. [+14] I wish Aespa would sing live for their next comeback..

13. [+14] Aespa vs STAYC, STAYC wins by far. Not only in live skill but visuals too. The two Korean members in Aespa are fine but I have no idea how the two international members made it to debut at all.

14. [+114] NMIXX and STAYC make me feel so happy lately~ I get so nervous when I watch the encore stages of other girl groups;; if all you can market are your visuals, you're just a celebrity, not a singer

15. [+233] Aespa fans keep shielding them saying it's SM not allowing them to perform live but don't you think SM would let them if they were good, why would they make them lip sync ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ obviously they can't so SM doesn't let them, why are you even bothering with blaming SM... They obviously figured that it's better to just lip sync and get hate than to have their true skills revealed..

16. [+23] The second generation idols like SHINee, Highlight, Soshi all demolish the current idols in skills alone. Nowadays, idols just feel like pretty dolls held up in puppet theater shows.

17. [+129] What are you doing if you're a singer who doesn't sing? It's like a teacher who doesn't teach, or a chef who doesn't cookㅋㅋㅋㅋ

18. [+27] They're not wrong but I feel like stuff like this should be said by senior veterans like Taeyeon for it to sound like genuine care and concern for her juniors. STAYC themselves aren't that further along so for them to say something that obviously sounds like a one-two punch against other idols feels more like a sly jab than anything else~

19. [+144] But STAYC is talented enough to say stuff like this

20. [+72] The fact that fans of such and such groups are getting mad over these statements is evidence enough of defeat ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ