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EXO-L angered at 'Fantastic Duo' for treating EXO as nothing more than a 'viewership rating shuttle'

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The May 8 episode of SBS's 'Fanstastic Duo' has been receiving heavy backlash from EXO-L for EXO's appearance. 


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During the special episode featuring EXO, MC Jun Hyun Moo commented, "The competition for this episode was the most fierce. To become a duo with EXO, we have over 4000 applicants, even leading to a server crash." 


After viewing numerous clips of the various applicants who sent in their singing clips for EXO, the top 3 contestants appeared in front of the group to compete for the final spot as EXO's duet partners. However, many viewers noted that the 3 contestants deviated from the show's original format; originally, contestants cover songs of the guest artists in the final round to become duet partners with the artists they love. 


In this episode, the top 3 contestants covered a variety of covers including "Pick Me", EXID's "Up & Down", MAMAMOO's "You're the Best", and more, but no EXO. 


To this, discontent viewers commented, "There are so many EXO songs they could've covered, why did they cover all these other artists", "They promoted EXO's episode, but it was all just bait", "This doesn't go with the original format of the show", "EXO look uncomfortable", and more. 


One fan even accused 'Fantastic Duo' of "setting out to use EXO as their viewership rating shuttle", speaking on behalf of many angered EXO-L. 


The most recent episode of 'Fantastic Duo' marks the first time where final round contestants covered songs that were not by the guest artists. Do you think the show owes EXO an apology, or are EXO-L being too much? 






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shireen_deen Friday, December 23, 2016

I havent seen this show and will never cos its a mediocre show. And its extremely rude of them to invite Exo , have a competition based on Exo than allow the guest to choose someone else for favourite artist. They could have just put up the rule "choose your most favourite exo song" since theres so many and with different genre too. I call it stupidity cos I dont think there was spite in it. However the Exo boys are known to be polite humble boys and from their clothing it looked like they were new to the game . If now Im sure Baekhyun would have said something like Khaebbsong

lote Thursday, July 28, 2016

I actually really like this show. I expected the layout to be different from the beginning because they usually have solo artists and EXO is a group, so of course they were gonna tweak some things around. I really didn't mind anything except for the duet video. Too much dance covers/funny videos and I wanted to see more singing. It also would've been nice to see a bigger fan get the chance to sing with EXO but what can you do..

ramdn Saturday, June 11, 2016

have you seen the show?, EXO doesn't have the vocal talent to compete against those legends  lol , they were invited because they are popular, just like Twice was invited to Immortal song

shireen_deen ramdn Friday, December 23, 2016

I really dont appreciate people who speaks without knowing anything. Saying exo have no vocal talent shows how much you lack knowledge on these boys. reactions to these boys are from international webs mind you and they have been on immortal songs many times . Chen himself have won 2 rounds in masked singer. SO say your opinion but be inteliigent about it. I agree they were invited because they are popular too. Thats good though. Just no need to abuse them

KimAC shireen_deen Sunday, January 22, 2017

I have to agree with you that you can't say EXO has no vocal talent. I am not a fan of EXO but I will say having watched many music shows, Boy/girl groups in general come across as not that great because each person only gets a line or 2 here and their songs maybe catchy but definitely not legend quality sometimes. Their talents are hidden in these groups. Whatever the case, I like Fantastic Duo because I like to see people off the street sing with the stars on the show. I think it all depends on your expectations of the shows. Like this one and same with Duet Song Festival.

kpoplover65 Saturday, May 14, 2016

well... i was the fan who spoke with the tongues of many xD

Exdo Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's obviously unfair to Exo never going to watch fantastic duo again tbh I watch it because of Exo

Changjaerawr Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Who's that guy on the webcam on that picture, put together with Chanyeol? slightly looks like one of my favourite gamers

jennkyube Tuesday, May 10, 2016

If you watch this show from the beginning, you will notice their format has been changing slightly every week. There is nothing definite about it yet. There is nothing wrong singing other artists' song if that can showcase your true talent, and there is no rule that says you have to sing EXO's song. Obviously this show is just "testing the waters" for now. They just got a bad timing cuz they happen to "test" it during EXO's turn.

jennkyube Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I'm just mad they picked that girl over the 4 girls one. Lol I agree with Kyungsoo, the 4 girls were obviously better. But then again, EXO hardly has any ballad-ish songs to begin with. The reason why they lose in spite of half audience seats are filled with EXO-L is because their song is not strong enough. Love Me Right is a weak song compared to those sung by other singers. I feel like they could've won with Miracle in December or something.

daryelizabeth jennkyube Saturday, May 14, 2016

I agree with you

uhhidk Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Are the EXO-L dumb? Its a tv show, of course their main priority is to get viewership ratings up. It worked didn't it? Considering the fact that people picked this up after watching the show and are making a big deal out of this. Also, even though the show did go of course a bit, I don't think it should really matter if they sung an EXO song or not. Think about it if the exo members get paired up with an amazing singer and the duet ends up being good, doesn't that jus make your favorites shine even more.

shireen_deen uhhidk Friday, December 23, 2016

Are YOU dumb? The article clearly says " Do you think......?" SO Exol giving an opinion is dumb. The article INVITES a reaction and we're dumb? Just say your piece fullstop

Lynnbia Tuesday, May 10, 2016

i watched the Show with Taeyang in it .. how did they do to cover someone's else song ? it's not logical at all :') i wonder how they did ...

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