On July 29, BoA had a comeback stage on SBS “Inkigayo.” She performed the title song “Only One” and “The Shadow” from her 7th regular album “Only One.” However, excited fans ready to welcome BoA with open arms were soon disappointed to find out that she was lip syncing throughout her performances.
BoA explained in an interview recently, “I have prepared lip syncing and live-singing performances of ‘Only One’ to emphasize both my vocals and choreography.” Therefore, her come back stages were scheduled to be lip-synced as a way of showing more refined choreography and performances. BoA added, “When you dance, your body is not stable and therefore, you cannot sing live perfectly. In these two versions of performances I have prepared, I am going to focus on one thing at a time.”
In her SBS “Inkigayo” comeback stage, BoA presented a splendid stage with unique, leading-edge lyrical hip hop choreography and powerful couple’s dance stage with SHINee‘s Taemin. After BoA’s explanation for her lip-synced comeback stage, fans and netizens expressed great anticipations for BoA’s promotional cycle for “Only One” and both performance-focused and vocal-focused stages of the song.