SM Entertainment‘s newest batch of robots made their highly anticipated debut on SBS‘s “Inkigayo” recently, performing “History” and “MAMA“.
After watching both of those videos, the only thing it has proven to me is that they are good but not great dancers. I remember SNSD‘s debut dance routines shitting on this, and they were a far less finished product at the time.
Fans, of course, are already in full defense mode, making excuses for their lip-syncing. This despite the fact that far less talented and far less hyped groups have made their debuts with, you know, actual singing. Sorry, but when you have 500 teasers released and the hype machine set to maximum power, part of that equation is raised expectations. It wasn’t the media doing it to them, it was their own doing, so to come out with this performance was a mediocre introduction to the mainstream for me.