While there were many iconic moments from the SMTOWN LIVE 2022 Concerts, fans of aespa were particularly concerned about the issues Giselle faced during Seoul and Japan sets of concerts.
At SMTOWN LIVE in Seoul, while Giselle was performing “ZOO” alongside NCT‘s Taeyong, Jeno, Hendery, and YangYang when her in-ear monitor suddenly stopped working. She later said that she could not hear anything besides her own voice and that was why she removed her earpiece. In-ears allow the artists to hear the track directly so they are able to sing and dance on beat.
giselle explained the in-ear malfunction during zoo perf. she couldn’t hear anything then…just her own voice feedback and she couldnt hear the music at all. when she took it out, there were still echos…
must have been very scary for her 🥲pic.twitter.com/jC8KTPbai6
— —𝒎. (@aespanim) August 22, 2022
Despite the time between the Seoul and Japan concerts, it seems like nothing was done to remedy the situation and even more issues arose.
The same thing happened, but this time she lost what appeared to be her mic pack causing Jeno to have to remove it from the stage to avoid any accidents occurring. The previous day, Giselle and Hendery were both late to the chorus of the song after the lift they were on didn’t move when it was supposed to. Once she was in formation, it seemed like she was also suffering from issues with her outfit.
i think giselle's wireless system fell that was why she had a problem with her in ear monitor?….1st jeno pointed out, then at 1:47 jeno moved it to the right of stage coz it will be dangerous for them during the performance pic.twitter.com/mukfDSEViC
— yu (@youit423) August 28, 2022
— flow (@flow001030) August 27, 2022
By the third night of concerts, the issues seemed to be fixed but many fans were left feeling understandingly apologetic towards Giselle who tried her best during the concerts. Fans praised her for her professionalism as well as the members of NCT for supporting her as they performed “ZOO”.
can we talk about how giselle handled this professionally? she still performed well despite having problems with her mic and in-ears https://t.co/0EROq1qFYK
— #2baddies🏎 (@strawberryoonoh) August 20, 2022
but anw giselle is so professional, she had technical problems twice already but she still never forgets to smile to the audience , she'd still keep going and slay no matter what, so proud of her!!
— giselle's first wife (@gisellerenes) August 28, 2022
A fan was recently able to discuss the issues with Giselle during a video fan signing event. When the fan told her that she was proud of her and how well she performed, Giselle responded by saying thank you and “screw those technical difficulties!” with an adorable amount of sass.
220901 yizhiyu/withfans videocall event
— —𝒎. (@aespanim) September 1, 2022
It’s good to see that Giselle did not let the issues get her down! As SM Entertainment plans to take the SMTOWN concerts worldwide hopefully Giselle will not have any more issues and be able to perform without any stress.