EXO‘s Xiumin recently appeared on the fifth episode of the SM Entertainment survival program NCT Universe: LASTART. He met the trainees who would be covering “Electric Kiss,” the group’s Japanese single from 2018.
Xiumin is part of one of the most legendary K-Pop groups in history. Ever since their debut in 2012, EXO has released numerous hit songs such as “Growl,” “Monster,” “Love Me Right,” “Call Me Baby,” and most recently, “Cream Soda.”
The senior monitored the practice of the contestants, pointing out small but relevant ways they could improve.
Afterwards, he asked them all an important question.
You’re practicing singing, too, right?
He explained that singing is the number one skill that a K-Pop idol needs to master. The industry, while focusing highly on the visual aspects of a performance, still requires good vocalists.
To be honest, dancing isn’t that important. Singing is the most important.
Xiumin observed that one’s singing abilities are what truly matter when it comes to receiving praise from the audience. A K-Pop idol can be the best dancer but will still be considered sub-par if they do not know how to sing well.
If you can’t sing well, no matter how good you are at dancing, you won’t look talented.
Netizens took to Twitter to shower praise on the EXO member. They agreed with his advice, saying that a singer’s job is first and foremost to be able to sing well.
Xiumin giving advice to new idols
Are you practicing on singing?
Tbh dancing isn't important, singing is the most important. After all, if you can't sing, even if you dance well, you won't look talented .
Oh oh speak on it !!
— ✴︎ IA (@THEENANZ) August 23, 2023
Xiumin be like: to be honest singing is more important than dancing. If you can’t sing well, no matter how good you are at dancing, you won’t look talented.
Exo can do both of that, especially himself, proud moment for EXO L again 😌
— Chanlie61 (@Chanlie6128) August 23, 2023
"Singing is more important than dancing. If you can't sing well, no matter how good you are at dancing, you won't look talented."
Our Xiumin speaking facts 👍🏻
— ✨ EX𝓞 ✨ EXIST ✴︎ (@exofavgirls) August 24, 2023
Xiumin, Preach so people at the back can hear. Now this is the reason I’m stanning SM Artists 😊 pic.twitter.com/qIzsYjQvZZ
— Eun 💚 7DREAM7YEARS 🥰 (@nananiice) August 24, 2023
They also noted with surprise that Xiumin is a capable mentor who gives tips that truly benefit the contestants.
xiumin mentorship is so good that single episode kinda taught me more than an entire season of survival shows and once he steps on the role of a mentor in a real survival show, it'll be over pic.twitter.com/faKD7wKjXL
— 𝒔. (@plyxeol) August 24, 2023
XIUMIN : To be honest dancing isn't important, singing is the most important. After all, if you can't sing, even if you dance well, you won't look talented.
Knowing how perfectionist he is, his mentees will surely be able to pull off an amazing performance with his guidance. pic.twitter.com/EwKzcmXAqf
— E_X_O (@EXO_ForLife_365) August 24, 2023
give us a LOT of MENTOR XIUMIN. because aside from being caring to the trainees, he’s also so insightful. he’s such a pro in the industry. https://t.co/tvMgOGYdYH
— ً (@yowmoonchild) August 24, 2023
NCT Universe: LaSTART is a new reality show where male SM Entertainment trainees compete for a chance to debut in a new unit of NCT.