Fans are worried for Shinji after her recent “shaking” performance.
(Shinji appears at 1:32 into the clip)
Shinji uncharacteristic stage fright showing happened during the 29th March episode of MBC Music Core and got netizens really worried after seeing it. On this episode, Shinji was performing a duet with Sung Je, “Love is Possible”.
Many netizens pointed out that Shinji seems to be very nervous and was shaking throughout her performance. From the YT video above, you can clearly feel that Shinji’s mic was shaking while her facial expressions made people felt uneasy. The Music Core PD obviously realised this as well as they then focused on Sung Je as much as possible instead until it ended.
With Kim Jong Min in the army right now, Koyote is currently facing a temporarily suspension of actitivies. The company is awaiting on Shinji’s decision because they gave her two options, either release a Koyote album or a solo album. But Shinji hasn’t gave them a reply yet because of her stage fright ailment.
Shinji has never been comfortable performing by herself unless it’s a group or other format of performance. And if she decides to strike it out solo, rapper Baekga will be left in an awkward position. She also needs time to adapt to new partners. And even if she decides on a Koyote album, without Kim Jong Min vocals, it will feel like a Shinji solo album. And if there’s a need, they might need to draft a new member in which might be a problem when Jong Min returns.
Many netizens posted messages debating over her performance, “Is it because Kim Jong Min and Baekga absence?”, “It feels like she has stage fright?”, “Is she ill?”, “She looks really nervous, her shaking really pains us.”
And there were encouraging messages for her as well, “For your next performance, let us see the best of you”, “Fighting! Shinji fighting!”, etc.
Trifecta Entertainment explained, “As a member of Koyote for the past 10 years, Shinji can’t possibly have stage fright. The reason for her unusual performance was because it was her first time collaborating with someone outside of Koyote in 10 years and the tune was a ballad not the dance songs that she was familiar with. These reasons when combined have placed tremendous stress on her which resulted in her unusual showing. Hope that everyone can treat that as part of growing up pains and Shinji herself has said she will work doubly hard and give us a better stage next time.”