Hot take: You have bad hearing if you believe that SM Entertainment does not have some of the best vocalists in the K-pop industry.
On May 18, 2023, SM Entertainment’s youngest girl group aespa garnered their first win for their new song, “Spicy” on South Korean music show ‘M Countdown.’ As such, it is always a tradition for the winning artist of the week to have an encore performance following their win.
aespa delivered a phenomenal encore stage, and definitely wowed the audience, online unsers, and fans with their performance.
— pannchoa (@pannchoa) May 18, 2023
MCOUNTDOWN 1ST WIN SPEECH (+ENCORE)
K: Wow. We didn't expect this today. This is our Spicy's first win for this promotion. Everyone who helped us for the preparation of this album has worked hard. Everyone, you have done well! We are very thankful.pic.twitter.com/exccr3KFU0
— i (@_aescalade) May 18, 2023
thoseee live vocals omg??? SPICY FIRST WIN BTW 💅🏼 pic.twitter.com/R1wkIhatIN
— 2연zoé🦋D9 Twice soon (@ZOLHYSN) May 18, 2023
Ningning’s speech for spicy’s first win 🏆 #Spicy1stWin
— daily ningning (@yizhuodaily) May 18, 2023
Karina let Eunchae sing her intro part in Spicy during encore stage today pic.twitter.com/dtUmpVGFpw
— _s__ky____ (@ujiminphoria) May 19, 2023
aespa SPICY Mcountdown Encore Stage pic.twitter.com/J88dcvq9s6
— 무으 (@foraespa1117) May 18, 2023
aespa Spicy Encore Stage on M COUNTDOWN Fancam
— 하늘 dm limit (@wntrult) May 18, 2023
Yabang ng mga taga SM ent. pag vocals eh. SLAY🎵 https://t.co/3qyWuj7yAn
— aj_ (@jelen_ae) May 18, 2023
aespa still the standard of 4th generation groups music show encore
— roseanne 🌶️ (@intoroseannpark) May 18, 2023
Since their encore performance last May 18, every live they’ve done after that has earned so much praise from everyone.
An article extensively praising aespa's all-live encore for the past four music show wins and discussing encores as a live skill evaluation among idols.
…as idols rise to the public's attention with unstable live skills, you can often see idol pic.twitter.com/by86uxN4Te
— i (@_aescalade) May 22, 2023
every tongue that rises against aespa live vocals should fall like no other group is singing like that during an encore pic.twitter.com/XoI5wPSf5U
— elsa (@yjmaeri) May 18, 2023
a humble reminder that this is aespa's first music show encore with a live audience! pic.twitter.com/mH6q7utbV5
— ☆ (@nutaeya) May 18, 2023
aespa’s live encore vocals are INSANE pic.twitter.com/KVg9GUBvKp
— aespa pics (@aespapic) May 18, 2023
“Idols are scared to sing encore nowadays”
— 🍟🌶️ (@wintraux) May 18, 2023
its really a shame that the aespa hate train was starting to peak around here they should’ve been received their vocal tens and respect after this encore pic.twitter.com/W3YMCMiuSA
— rie (@LOVENlNG) May 19, 2023
aespa’s performance on mcountdown was live, they did their encore live, and then went straight to hanyang to perform with hand held mics LIVE again pic.twitter.com/xzHeSamETd
— ً (@wntrsgf) May 18, 2023
— 🌶 ænane aka Kariselle's bitch (@aenane_20) May 18, 2023
this is aespa singing LIVE after rushing from mcountdown, where they'd just performed a LIVE encore, to the university. running on only 4-5 hours of sleep for the passed week and this is how stable and energetic they sound. don't ever speak on aespa again.pic.twitter.com/u4YPsRy4m6
— katarinabluu 💋⁴¹¹ (@RINAlSSANCE) May 18, 2023
– giselle is so good
– giselle sounds even better than the recording
– giselle’s tone is freaking nice#GISELLE received so much compliments from knetz on theqoo following aespa’s encore
they’re praising her live vocal especially how she sounds just like the original audio! 🤍 pic.twitter.com/WkGr07tFLw
— ✿ (@uchgaeri) May 18, 2023
others to their idols' encore: they are having fun thats why they are not stable and it's okay encore is all about having fun
aespa: sit down, holy our chillies. https://t.co/cVpYq6MZ18
— roseanne 🌶️ (@intoroseannpark) May 19, 2023
— kai 🌶️ (@edsae111720) May 18, 2023
K-netizens have also praised aespa, saying that SM Entertainment artists are truly remarkable for their vocals.
[ notpannchoa ] aespa's live encore stage shocks netizens pic.twitter.com/sSss0rhoso
— notpannchoa (@notpannchoa2) May 18, 2023
aespa needa go viral for that spicy encore we waited a decade for this slay pic.twitter.com/JGJ7FLN4sE
— 🖤 (@rinaburgers) May 18, 2023
Netizens praise aespa's vocals in a recent encore.
– "All 4 did so well". pic.twitter.com/kgM2hQ8oTw
— About Music (@AboutMusicYT) May 18, 2023
aespa’s really been eating up their comeback season so good, honestly. Keep slaying, KWANGYA girlies!
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