Line distribution of 4th gen female Kpop groups have become a hot topic among netizens.
Whenever their favorite group releases a new song, Kpop fans get pretty interested in line distribution, especially when it comes to 4th gen idols. While the screen time and singing time can always differ between members, troubles may arise if one has too few lines.
Below are some 4th gen female Kpop idols who are drawing attention for barely singing in their group’s songs
Eunchae (LE SSERAFIM)
LE SSERAFIM was the latest Kpop group to debut under BTS’s agency HYBE Labels. However, their first song “FEARLESS” garnered quite negative attention as the group’s youngest member Eunchae, only got to sing for less than 5 seconds. Meanwhile, the total singing time of her groupmate Yunjin totaled to a whooping 31.2 second, which is 6 times more, causing suspicions of unfair treatment between members.
After the scandal-filled Kim Garam, who was embroiled in school violence allegations, went on a hiatus, however, the audience became greatly pleased. In particular, the song and formation were fixed to give more spotlight to Eunchae, who delivered Garam’s chorus part perfectly.
A similar situation also applies to (G)-IDLE Shuhua, who becomes the talk of town after every comeback of her group. In “HWAA”, Shuhua only sang for 3.9 seconds, so little that people even questioned if the female idol could even sing. Meanwhile, fans demand for Shuhua to get her right-fully deserved line, and were somewhat granted this when Soojin left the group following her school bullying controversies.
Despite being the leader of rookie girl group Nmixx, Jiwoo barely gets to sing and is being criticized for her physique, which drew pity from fans. Many, however, believe that Jiwoo will get a transformation in the future, and shows her true ability.
Coming from the Mnet survival show “Girls Planet 999”, Kep1er quickly made headlines after their debut. However, their first song “WA DA DA” caused mixed reaction across the net, seeing that Huening Bahiyyih, who came 2nd in the show, only had 8.69 seconds to sing.
Compared to other groups on the list, IVE has relatively more balanced line distributions. However, fans of the member Gaeul still voiced their dissatisfaction. According to them, Gaeul has all the talents, and would shine brighter had she got more lines.
To netizens, the case of aespa is extremely confusing, seeing that there are a lot of rap parts within the group’s songs. However, it’s always Karina who gets them instead of Giselle. As a result, people were quick to accuse SM Entertainment of ignoring Giselle in favor of Karina. Even now, when Giselle has improved leaps and bounds, the female idol is still lacking the attention she deserves.
Amid all these complaints, however, there are still netizens who maintain that lines are divided based on each member’s ability and voice color. While it is still necessary to not completely ignore some idols, this doesn’t always mean unfair treatment, these people said.