Netizens Are Divided Over BTS Jimin’s Live Singing During An Encore Stage
BTS‘s Jimin won first place with his solo song “Like Crazy” as soon as he performed on music shows. The instant win proves his global popularity and success as a singer. He took the crown on M!Countdown on March 30, 2023.
While he pulled off a flawless performance during the pre-recorded stage for “Like Crazy”…
…the encore stage proved much harder to impress with. As many know, encore stages are 100% live without any backing vocals to support the artist. Many idols have been criticized for poor performances or “avoiding singing” during encore stages.
Jimin’s encore stage went viral on Twitter with over a million views in just a few hours, attracting huge attention and much criticism.
충격적인 방탄 지민 앵콜 라이브 실력…avi pic.twitter.com/lk0M0GjsHH
— SLOW 깜찍이소다🧃 (@kkamzzikisoda) March 30, 2023
Shocking live singing skills from BTS’s Jimin during his encore.
now i don't see armpits defending their faves https://t.co/aEGLq1KGqD pic.twitter.com/AVhy5ScjRP
— klaus𖣠/: mr.rover𖣠 (@klauslovesrv) March 30, 2023
[+15,088, -9] ahhh… jimin oppa’s lack of vocal skills is seriously fxxking pitiful.. ㅠㅠ https://t.co/G87LZrQEpm
— • (@banhanagirl) March 30, 2023
This is what happens when kpoppers think dance skills is more important than the ability to sing https://t.co/7QQfKDAZV2
— Dee || fan account (@_itslejendary) March 30, 2023
It also drew comparisons to other idols as netizens began quoting the video with their stars’ videos. SHINee‘s Jonghyun pulled off impressive live singing while doing push-ups.
Using this as an excuse to post THEE BEST encore to ever encore pic.twitter.com/vP8NVFaEYB https://t.co/cls8cM6bsT
— 꽃 | D-1 to ME 🌹 (@flamingcloudsoo) March 30, 2023
BLACKPINK was also mentioned for their energetic performance.
blackpink during their 1.8 year with their mega hit D4 https://t.co/2MktQiFvvp pic.twitter.com/2ZhMSEaJh0
— gone (back up account) (@tougenikari) March 30, 2023
You can’t leave out Red Velvet‘s Wendy when it comes to live singing.
wendy singing LIVE in english and she's vibing here 😭pic.twitter.com/F1IM4aC66F https://t.co/UZt5rrq1bi
— 🐻❄ (@dks2ep) March 30, 2023
On the other hand, fans mention that problems with his in-ear could have affected his singing. Jimin has also consistently displayed solid performing skills and stage presence, making the encore an off-day.
They have been singing live for more than 10 years now and kpopies are trying to drag him over a trouble he had with his in-ear and was nervous
Keep crying btches and don't forget to stream SOTY
https://t.co/RUNcsgBuRp https://t.co/9gvJwqIPDu pic.twitter.com/W86MSEbrhN
— ⟭⟬ ⁷ Face-24thMarch-Jimin (@magicshopjk7) March 30, 2023
He was also nervous without his members.
“i feel nervous without my members next to me” ☹️ pic.twitter.com/32n1lUu8oA
— ًً (@fairytaegis) March 30, 2023
Others point out that an in-ear keeps you on the beat, not in tune.
Jimin miss the tempo, it’s clear, the beat isn’t corresponding to the lyrics he is singing, that’s why he sings not secure and try to line his voice to the beat, cause he lost the tempo.
— 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑐 •᷄ɞ•᷅ / TAEKOOK GLOBAL AMBASSADORS (@marc_onlyOT7) March 30, 2023
Jimin has already proven himself countless times before this encore stage.
Jimin will always have both, trying hard to drag him cz his in-ear was not working yet he ate everybody up on the performance 😭
And btw not caring abt numbers is a dmb excuse cz that's exactly why ur favs are in the industry, too bad y'all don't give a sht abt them 😟 https://t.co/DFe7qp8wH3 pic.twitter.com/IjdwhBQNP0
— 🌸SET ME FREE PT2 🌸 (@aphrodite__jmn) March 30, 2023
One moment does not define someone forever, neither does it take away from their years of hard work perfecting their craft.