IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: ‘The Next LE SSERAFIM?’

IVE is slated to perform at Lollapalooza in August, but many are unsure if the girl group will be able to handle it.

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Back in March 2024, it was announced Stray Kids was headlining Lollapalooza 2024, with performances from IVE and VCHA. At the time, many were excited that K-pop groups were taking on a more global stage. However, following the backlash LE SSERAFIM received for their live vocals at Coachella, many are wondering if IVE has what it takes.

Keep on reading for all the details.

IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Heated Debate Among K-Netz

On April 16, 2024, a post titled “IVE is in trouble” was shared on the popular South Korean online community forum Nate Pann.

IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: 'The Next LE SSERAFIM?'
IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: ‘The Next LE SSERAFIM?’
(Photo : IVE on X)

In the post, the original poster (OP) shared screenshots of people discussing IVE’s upcoming performance at Lollapalooza. Many believed they would become the “next LE SSERAFIM,” as the members have been criticized for their live vocals during encore stages in the past.

It was noted that Korean LE SSERAFIM fans, also known as FEARNOTs, were anticipating IVE to fail at the music festival. They believe that following LE SSERAFIM’s backlash over their live vocals going international, any idol group that gets into a controversy over their singing will get immensely bashed. It was also pointed out that now it is unlikely that fans defending them will work.

IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: 'The Next LE SSERAFIM?'
IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: ‘The Next LE SSERAFIM?’
(Photo : IVE on X)

They also pointed out that since IVE will be making a comeback this month, more people will tune into their encore stage to see how they sing live.

K-Netz Weighs In On The VE Lollapalooza Discourse

After the post went live, netizens rushed to the comment section to share their thoughts. Contrary to what the OP posted, most netizens do not believe IVE will have a problem performing live.

IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: 'The Next LE SSERAFIM?'
IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: ‘The Next LE SSERAFIM?’
(Photo : IVE on X)

It was noted that ever since “I AM,” IVE’s vocal ability has improved dramatically. The girls were also praised for their vocals during their recent concert, with Ahn Yujin and Liz especially earning applause for their stability. It was also noted that Leeseo, Rei, and Jang Wonyoung are able to accomplish their vocal parts well, while Gaeul excels at her rapping.

Because of that, they do not believe IVE will be in any trouble.

IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: 'The Next LE SSERAFIM?'
IVE Upcoming Lollapalooza Appearance Sparks Debate: ‘The Next LE SSERAFIM?’
(Photo : IVE on X)

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Some comments read,

  • “IVE were able to pull off the high notes from ‘I AM’ well live. I don’t think we have anything to worry about.”
  • “IVE was pretty good at singing live during their recent concerts. If there’s anything to bash them for, just go ahead and try.”
  • “Their singing skills are better than they used to be, and Liz has a lot of parts in their newer songs, so I am looking forward to it.”
  • “Ahn Yujin and Liz are stable, while Leeseo, Rei, and Wonyoung pull off their own parts well. Also, Gaeul is a rapper.”
  • “IVE is in trouble? Ha. IVE is going for the daesang this year; that’s what we should focus on.”

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