Unfortunately in the KPOP industry, having a fair distribution of song parts doesn’t apply to all idol groups. Some members don’t get that much lines and get less attention because they are rarely on camera during performances.
This case may happen if a group has many members, but also if the company particularly gives more spotlight to one member than the others. Not being a main or lead singer doesn’t necessarily mean that they should sing much less than the others, don’t you think? Check out these ten idols who I think should get more lines in their groups.
Jihyun is the leader of 4minute, but unfortunately some people don’t even know this as she seems to have the least attention in the group. She is not the best singer in 4minute but I think she still deserves more lines. She also needs more screen time so people would realize how pretty she is.
After School’s E-Young
It has been almost two years since E-Young joined After School, but she still doesn’t get that many lines. Nana is a good singer, but I think E-Young also has a good, clear, and powerful voice. Since she is one of the newer members of the group, she needs more screen time to get well-known. This also applies to the latest member addition, Gaeun.
BtoB has recently made a comeback with their new mini album ‘Press Play.’ While the mini album gets positive feedback from the fans, some are disappointed because Peniel yet again didn’t get that many lines in their songs.
I enjoy listening to SISTAR’s songs, but unfortunately Dasom often gets only a few singing parts compared to the others. It’s true that Hyorin is the best singer in the group, but I think it’s finally time to give more spotlight to the other members as well.
It’s true that Hyoyeon is not a lead singer of SNSD, but I think SM should at least give her more lines. In a group of nine members, they would already get only a few lines even with a fair distribution of song parts anyway, but unfortunately sometimes they get even less than that.
Super Junior’s Shindong
I felt sorry for Shindong when he talked about his lines in Super Junior’s songs: In Sorry Sorry ‘Ddan, ddan, ddan, ddada dda ddaranddan,’ in Bonamana ‘Ddanddaranddan ddan, ddaranddan.’ Shindong’s rapping is decent, so why doesn’t SM give him more proper lines?
T-ara’s Qri and Boram
T-ara’s ‘Sexy Love’ is an addictive song, but many fans still wish that Qri and Boram got more lines. Well, probably CCM is just trying to give more spotlight to new member Ahreum, but they didn’t have that much screen time even before Ahreum joined the group.
When I first saw U-Kiss covering g.o.d’s ‘Lies,’ I was surprised by Kiseop’s singing. As far as I remember, he had never got such a long part before that cover and I kind of fell for his voice. I’m glad that he finally got more parts in the group’s recent comeback track ‘Stop Girl.’
Kwanghee is definitely popular as a variety idol, but unfortunately he seems to be the most underrated singer in ZE:A. He has low self-confidence in his own singing skills and some people who don’t really know ZE:A may think that he can’t sing. I wish Kwanghee would be a bit more confident about his singing and that their company would give him a chance to show what he can do.
Which idols do you think should get more lines in their groups?