This week’s KBS Music Bank episode aired live from a special outdoor stage in Incheon, however, the show grew criticism for its poor sound system.
However, a netizen posted on online community board Pann on October 16th, writing, “Today’s Music Bank poor sound system revealed the [artists’] actual skills.”
In a summary of the lengthy post, the netizen praised SM Entertainment artists’ Kyuhyun and Taeyeon, who both recently had their solo comeback and debut respectively, as “CD eaters,” i.e. perfect live vocals that sound exactly if not better than their CD recordings. The original poster also notes that Taeyeon did not seem as fidgety this week as she was last week on stage, which was her first debut week performance.
Male idol group BTOB was also noted for delivering a perfect live vocal performance this week with their comeback stage, “Way Back Home.”
Unfortunately, not everyone gained from the poor sound system as Oh My Girl‘s performance was below expectation with the netizen blaming pitchy vocals.
For Lovelyz stage, the original poster writes that Kei and Jin were the only good vocalists and carried the group’s performance for that night.
The original poster writes, “I don’t really care for GOT7 but their songs are decent, so I was surprised by their stage.”
For Apink, their performance was described as “average.”
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+358, -200] Oh My Girl and Lovelyz are overrated on Pann;;
[+208, -23] It’s true, look at all the fans who downvoted because this post criticized their idolsㅋㅋ
[+186, -24] Ilhoon’s microphone was pitiful ㅠㅠㅠ Thank you for referring to BTOB!
[+99, -12] Taeyeon and Kyuhyun carried ‘Music Bank,’ if SM chose songs like these more, they [the artists] wouldn’t get criticized for their talents and music..
[+95, -13] BTOB was solidㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Just like the digital songㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I found out through this post about the poor sound systemㅇㅇㅇ Wow just like the recordingㅏㄹ They were perfect
[+89, -100] ㅇㅈ Lovelyz and Oh My Girl are truly overrated but on the other hand, Red Velvet is underrated. In comparison, they’re all similar thoughㅋㅋ
[+71, -34] A little disappointed in Oh My Girl