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