2NE1 has been criticised for their upcoming special comeback stage where they will be performing their triple title songs.
According to YG Entertainment on 8th September, “2NE1 will be performing 3 songs for their comeback stage – ‘Go Away’, ‘Clap Your Hands’ and ‘Can’t Nobody’. All 3 songs will be pre-recorded.”
The usual case for singers’ comeback stages is that they will perform at most 2 songs and for the case of the song which is not the title song, the performance for it will be a shorter version. But in 2NE1’s case, they will be performing 3 full songs.
An Inkigayo official said, “Before the reveal of the song, we have already pre-recorded the performance of one of the songs in secrecy. For the rest of the 2 songs, we will do the pre-recording on 12th September. The performance in all will be around 3~4 minutes more than the usual performance duration but it will not cause any harm to other singers.”
Currently other YG Ent singers who are promoting are Se7en and TaeYang, but on 12th September, TaeYang will not be performing and Se7en is taking a break before he starts promoting ‘I’m Going Crazy’.
Even though the arrangement for the comeback stage is agreed upon by the agency and the broadcast company, there have been opinions coming from the music scene with officials quoted commenting, “2NE1 will take about 10 minutes for their comeback stage, that is like the time for 4 newcomer singers to perform”, “Isn’t this episode going to be like a 2NE1 special edition?” etc.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 will have their comeback stage on 12th September for their comeback 1st album ‘To Anyone’.