Stereotypes are typical in any world today and one such stereotype in the KPOP industry is “three-second idol singers“. The term was formulated when the ever-so curious netizens decided to see how many lines and how long each member would sing during their solo parts. It also came about after idol groups would just add members who sang for no more than 3 seconds by themselves.

BEAST’s Yoseob had a chance to discuss this “term” during an interview with Sports Chosun as he was the group’s representative. When told that main vocalists had more of a “burden” to sing more during a song, Yoseob stated,

We want to break that stereotype. It’s not right for groups to put the weight of the song on one member alone, and we’ve reached a point where we’re now regarded as ‘three-second singers’. Through this album, we hope to show that each of our members have live vocal talents. We practiced very hard and garnered more skills along the way, Dongwoon especially. In order to show our improvements, we made sure to distribute the parts evenly so that fans can hear each of our voices.

He also mentioned that though “Fiction” required a higher pitch than what most male groups sing, the only hard part was the initial recording when they were recording 2 songs each day. But the song better suits their vocals than “Shock” and “Soom” did. Humble as he is, he told reporters that he still has a long way to go, even though reporters suggested that it was because he had improved.

Man, I haven’t heard the term “three-second idol singers” in a long time. I had quite forgotten about it, to be honest. Each group works hard and each member has a role to play. Though I wish they would give each member more lines. Such as for “Fiction”, Yoseob sings quite a bit - I hope he takes care of his voice!


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I think Beast is one of the groups that is better in distributing lines that each member sings during the song. 

I agree with him. Beast is doing a fine job of displaying each member’s vocal talents in a great and concrete way.

YoSeob is so lovely. ^^ I totally agree with him. Thanks for sharing!

Aw, I just love Yoseob! I hope they take care of the voices and themselves so they don’t get sick.
Thanks for sharing!

yoseob is soo talented! >.< (:
good job guys! ^^

they’ve really shown that they are not 3second idol singers. good job beast <3

no matter what, Yoesop ios still Yeosop^^

Dongwoon seriously improved. Yoseob is the only singer whom I admired the most. He’s a role model for other idols :D

“In order to show our improvements, we made sure to distribute the parts evenly so that fans can hear each of our voices.” i love that sentence <3
three-second idol singers..
some groups come to mind though!! :[
i don’t like it!!
some companies doesn’t distribute line well or it’s just bec. there voice are maturing? maybe?

B2ST should not be called a 3 second idol group! they are far from it~

their management must be something wrong if they only let yoseob sing for only 3 secs...his voice is too precious!!

I’ve never heard the term, either - but upon hearing the explanation, I can already picture a few groups with certain members. :/

I love Yoseob - he somehow manages to be adorable, humble, and have a voice that makes me melt! ^_^

hmm i never heard of the term 3 second idol singers but does it really matter?as long as in the long run everyone as a group achieves an averaged part of the total amount of singing time in all their work within a set period of work done or total time recoding?

Well said. I dislike that term since it’s not true for all singer. They’re showing what they can do. Thanks for sharing.

this was brought up with the group 20star i think, with wanting to have like 17 members or something. thats how these three second idol singers are created, companies trying to fit as many people in a group as possible. either way, great for beast, i hope all the boys take care of their voices :3

I also dislike the term “three-second idol singers.”
All the members in the group have talented!

I believe that all singers could improve their voice...they always sound better when they release a new song.
Yoseb is is totally talented! I also hope that he takes care of his voice! ^^

I haven’t heard that term before, but I remember an article about SNSD. They totaled the singing time wasn’t too much.
I’m glad that he spoke about this. Shows that he cares ^^ It’s nice that B2st took a stand~ smile

yoseob is definitley too talented

Yes he can prove everyone wrong with his perfect voice
have you guys heard the mr removed its amazing :D just like the album version woot woot i love b2st and im sure they are definitely not three-second idols ^^

oh my no way ! yoseob u are too talented for this stuff! its ok (: we all believe in you and b2st HWAITING!!

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