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FujiTV bans lip-synching in its music programs

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FujiTV announced recently that it will ban singers from lip-synching in its music programs i.e. MUSIC FAIR, Bokura no Ongaku and Doumoto Kyoudai. The news was first made known when Kikuchi Shin, the producer of these music programs, mentioned on his blog entry dated 5 March that the TV station and crew decided on this during a meeting on 6 February. In this era when viewers are generally forgiving about singers lip-synching, they wish to focus on "live music". Besides, the minimum a singer should be able to do is to sing "live" or else he/she shouldn't be considered as one.



However, views on this issue have been largely divided with those in favour of this move saying things like "if the viewers are listening to lip-synching, they might as well listen to CDs instead of watching the music programs", "cleaning up the bad practice of lip-synching is good". On the other hand, there were also netizens who would rather hear the pitch-perfect lip-synching performance rather than one which totally destroys the song if the singer is bad at singing live. Some even criticised the practice of music-synching i.e. when bands pretend to play their instruments live while the music is actually being played in the background and said that this should be banned as well. At the same time, some people were also worried about the disappearance of idols in such music programs if other TV stations follow in FujiTV's footsteps since a lot of the idols aren't exactly known for being able to sing well in live performances.



Source: RBB Today via doramaworld
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doujoushin 8th-Mar-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
HA finally. Now I'll pray that other channels do this as well.
myharu 8th-Mar-2013 04:26 am (UTC)
no I need Perfume on some of these shows and they usually have to lip synch lol
rikayla 8th-Mar-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
arashic5 8th-Mar-2013 08:20 am (UTC)
Xtina <33333
hozrien 8th-Mar-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Good Job FujiTV
myharu 8th-Mar-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
aint going to be seeing Perfume on fuji tv shows then. Although I think the only FujiTV show they were ever on was SDK, I'm not sure about the others mentioned
slowtech 8th-Mar-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
perfume was my first thought, too, though if they don't frequent any fujitv shows then it's not as much of a concern as a fan of the girls. but i think it's setting a really unfortunate precedent for any artists that are like them in the future, so i'm not feeling this decision that much. :/
raatkerani 8th-Mar-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
good move ^^ on music TV show, it's the music that's important, not how they look or dance.

idols with low musical ability will not appear, of course... but the good ones might still come (not sure about idol's musical ability myself, but i believe there are some who are able to do it).
eevaleena 8th-Mar-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
FINALLY. I hope all other TV station will do this too! I wanna see everyone sings live in Music Station, mostly! ;p

And thank GOD Kame ALWAYS sings live. So I have no problem ^^ The other KT members needs to get used to sings live too! They didn't do it as often as Kame, though ^^;
luckylightangel 8th-Mar-2013 06:40 am (UTC)
Really??? I thought all KAT-TUN member sing live.
love323able 8th-Mar-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
"if the viewers are listening to lip-synching, they might as well listen to CDs instead of watching the music programs

this. when i watch a live performance i wish it to be different. not what i keep listening to on my ipod XD
those little mistakes that artist/idols do are what make it memorable XD
especially in concerts lol

Edited at 2013-03-08 04:58 am (UTC)
cast_no_shadow0 8th-Mar-2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I want live singing, mistakes and all. Or when they adlib lines or change things up. I have tons of live recordings on my ipod because each performance is unique this way!
krzhope 8th-Mar-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
i approve!!

i'd love to hear arashi sings live! but they only promote in music station soooooo... =D
isinuyasha 8th-Mar-2013 11:49 am (UTC)
Do you reaaaally want to hear them live?



Edited at 2013-03-08 11:51 am (UTC)
sparkleandniji 8th-Mar-2013 05:14 am (UTC)
I'm all for this.
meoinkie2 8th-Mar-2013 05:22 am (UTC)
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great move FujiTV..we'll see who'd be confident enough to perform on those shows xD
whited_79 8th-Mar-2013 08:42 am (UTC)
won't be a big deal to my fav bands and idols though...:)
viakarma 8th-Mar-2013 05:28 am (UTC)
oh respect fujitv. it's always reassuring knowing youre not simply listening to a backtrack :)
hyosshi 8th-Mar-2013 05:36 am (UTC)
This is awesome!!! I didn't think Domoto Kyoudai even allowed lip synching to be honest though. They seem very focused on being live.
shunluv 8th-Mar-2013 05:42 am (UTC)
SDK is definitely live esp with their live band
kohaku_chuu 8th-Mar-2013 05:37 am (UTC)
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umbrellaphone 8th-Mar-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
I think there is still entertainment value in watching performances with lipsynch when the artists are dancing on stage. But even as idol fan, I think this change will make a good challenge in how performances are managed, and maybe some will finally stop using lipsynch as an excuse to bash certain idols. For the sake of the latter, I hope those who relied on backtracks will still be invited.
ohprecioustime 8th-Mar-2013 05:52 am (UTC)
for me I don't care, Kuu is the QUEEN OF LIVE

can't wait till Pamyu Pamyu comes on of their shows, please no one tell her <3
uledy 8th-Mar-2013 05:58 am (UTC)
yes, i may actually watch now.
adjeng_allzoun 8th-Mar-2013 06:11 am (UTC)

"Some even criticised the practice of music-synching i.e. when bands pretend to play their instruments live while the music is actually being played in the background and said that this should be banned as well"

he??how bout golden bomber??

Edited at 2013-03-08 06:20 am (UTC)
lady_mercury 8th-Mar-2013 09:34 am (UTC)
golden bomber's singer bro sings live tho. cause he ad libs the song and guitar solo. air band has nothing to do with "lip" synching.
harukakamiya 8th-Mar-2013 06:24 am (UTC)
okay then
queencrystallia 8th-Mar-2013 06:41 am (UTC)
>.>
well this is good!
i do hope that this will happen from now on. see who will promote there.
wanna see AKB trying to sing live LOL
myharu 8th-Mar-2013 07:07 am (UTC)
This really shouldn't be that hard for them seeing that there are so many of them and if they sing in unison it's not bad. I've watched their early stages and they sound good live, I really don't understand why they opt to lip sync at all.

Edited at 2013-03-08 07:08 am (UTC)
hanakimmie 8th-Mar-2013 06:51 am (UTC)
So when is this starting? I want to watch the first show of live performances. Was Bokura no Ongaku the show Arashi messed up on? Maybe this is reason behind this if it was.
umbrellaphone 8th-Mar-2013 07:02 am (UTC)
Was Bokura no Ongaku the show Arashi messed up on?

I think you're referring to FNS 2011 performance?
stbluemoon 8th-Mar-2013 06:54 am (UTC)
This could turn out to be pretty good, now we might get to see some of the groups who lipsync all the time doing a live performance. There isn't that much worry about some artistes sounding bad because none of the three shows are broadcasted live, so they can have as many NGs and do as much editing as they have to. And it's not the just the artistes, I think it also prevents the production and sound editing team from skiving by allowing the artistes to just lipsync their performance so that they can save retakes/editing time.
hisjulliet 8th-Mar-2013 07:08 am (UTC)
good
kameshotajunki 8th-Mar-2013 07:24 am (UTC)
What will happen with a bunch of idols who can not even sing live =))) I really love this, live singing is awesome, can't except that singers who can't sing live
baboona 8th-Mar-2013 07:36 am (UTC)
RIP Johnnys
reddiereds 8th-Mar-2013 07:48 am (UTC)
not all J&A acts lip-sync in lives.

they won't be perfect but at least K8 have the ability to perform 'live'... be it in band format or otherwise.
hika_ryuu 8th-Mar-2013 07:41 am (UTC)
i thought their concept was 'air band'? they never perform live. and i dont think the lead singer lipsync.
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