Girls’ Generation’s TaeYeon Eliminated on ‘Hidden Singer 3’
kimcheezy, Sept. 23, 2014, 1 p.m.
Fans of TaeYeon were disappointed following her second round elimination on the talent show, ‘Hidden Singer 3’. Complaints began to circulate when she performed Girls’ Generation ‘Gee’ as opposed to one of her solo tracks, or even a TaeTiSeo track, thus leading to her elimination from the show. To add to the complaints, fans began to criticize that the portion TaeYeon sang on the show wasn’t her original part, but fellow member Tiffany’s.
Hidden Singer’s producer Jo Seung Wook replied to the chaos, 'Hidden Singer' is not a contest to distinguish who sings better, nor is it a program to distinguish the real from the fake. It is not a place for mechanical judgment based on synchronization. It is a time to enjoy the footsteps left in a singer's world of music. In Taeyeon's case, she released solo songs and promoted as TaeTiSeo, but she primarily promoted as the main vocalist in Girls' Generation. So we chose two of her solo songs, one of Girls‘ Generation’s song, and one of TaeTiSeo’s song, the first and second round are very difficult games for the original singer," he continued. "Even in the past, singers sometimes narrowly made it through without getting eliminated. It is that way because it is unfamiliar, the original singer's characteristic feature is indistinctive, and there is only a short measure to judge by. The people judging are not 5,000 Koreans but 100 people on site. However, it is not an unfair game. The production crew has no ulterior intention, so please understand."
He concluded, "From hereon, there will be no participant from an idol group on 'Hidden Singer 3,' so there will be no instance similar to Taeyeon's."