aespa lip-sync at university festivals after Coachella, fans ask, ‘SM what happened?’

After being under fire for lip-syncing since their debut, aespa was praised as they performed live at Coachella


                            aespa lip-sync at university festivals after Coachella, fans ask, ‘SM what happened?’
Knetz are bashing aespa for not singing live especially since they're getting paid and their stages were of short-durations (@aespa_official/Twitter)
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While aespa has been slammed multiple times in the past for lip-syncing, they proved to the haters that they were indeed talented vocalists as they sang live at Coachella. In the past, we have also had Stray Kids’ Bang Chan pointing out that the strict requirements of the K-pop industry made it impossible for agencies to debut idols who could not sing. However, K-pop promotions are not conducive for idols to sing live all the time since they barely get any sleep or rest, which is why most times idols sing with a backtrack where they can lip-sync if their vocals are not in a good condition.

And so, with aespa being praised for singing live at Coachella, their fans were excited for their next performances at the university festivals. However, at the Korean University Festival, the fans present pointed out that the girls completely lip-synced. At the Hanyang University Festival, the Knetizens who attended shared that the girls did not even move their lips or pretend to sing live as they simply danced. aespa’s fans are blaming SM for not allowing the girls to sing live or letting the girls practice enough to be confident with their live singing.

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‘Why does only aespa lip-sync?’

Knetizens were blunt as one posted, “They're paid so much money to stand on the festival stage and sing for a few minutes and they still do lip sync…” One asked, ”Other groups in SM sing live so why does only Aespa lip sync..?” Another commented, “I watched their coachella performance and they were SO out of breath it was ridiculous. If SM gave them more practice they would be more stable.” One fan pointed out, “They sang live for coachella and besides a few complaints that dont matter it was fine. If they sang live in a festival overseas I dont see why they can't do it in festivals in korea as well.”

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Another was frustrated, “Knetizens are eating them up and it’s so upsetting, but SM (or whoever is in charge of the lipsync) is just setting themselves up at this point. It’s a really bad image for aespa to have and it’s even more frustrating to know that they CAN sing live and have amazing vocals. I honestly have no idea wtf is going on with SM, but they need to change asap. It’s only going to hurt them in the long run.” Another said, “Idk how they gave aespa sing live in Coachella and not this?!! SM what happened they got good reaction and they just choose to ignore all the appreciation??!?”

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One user pointed out why Knetz were disappointed, “Yall bring other idols who also lip sync to justify aespa but i dont think a group who suppose to be on the next level or claimed as kpop leader, great vocalist with so many achievements should be normal just like other idols who lip sync. RV and gidle sings live so no excuse.” Another fan tweeted, “It’s f**king bother me until now why sm not letting aespa singing live after the hype they got on coachella.”

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