We've been to Japan a couple of months ago and happened to catch a performance of a Korean group, Snuper.

It is interesting that the audience takes part in the show, and is singling between the lines, as can be seen in this fan video, starting at 2:08 and 2:31:


Obviously, these lines do no appear on the regular version:


How does the audience know its part? And where do the lyrics come from - is it official, or fan-created?

  • To be clear - I'm assuming this is a general practice, and not just for this song. Also, is there a way to embed videos, like on other SE sites?
    – Kobi
    Dec 22, 2017 at 15:42
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    I'm just going to assume it's like an audience at Rocky Horror knows to take toast... it starts small but after a while it spreads by osmosis, word of mouth.
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 22, 2017 at 19:16
  • By the sound of it, I have the feeling that there are only a few voices and not a whole crowd that sing. As @Tetsujin said, it could be fan made lines that only a few of them know. Anyway, I think it would be very hard to find an official source. I can suggest to find other live performances of this song to check if it happens in all places, or if it was just a one time occurrence.
    – Bebs
    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:53
  • And for now, we can't embbed videos.
    – Bebs
    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:54
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    I've heard this done with some English language songs. "We Will Rock You" has an unofficial call and response line, and "Mony Mony" has an unprintable one. Apr 25, 2018 at 20:23

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I know this answer is way late, but in case you're still wondering, that audience chanting/singing part is called the "fanchant". Kpop songs often have an official fanchant, usually taught to fans by the group releasing a video of themselves doing the fanchant along to the studio recording of the song. The video you linked to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyL9LB6Z96Y) is exactly that.

Fanchants often start by reciting all of the group members' names at the beginning of the song (which might be a reason why in many kpop songs the first verse doesn't start immediately at the beginning of the song - perhaps it's because they want to leave room for the fanchant first. But that's just my speculation). After that, the fanchant usually involves repeating/echoing certain words in the song. Fanchants are just a fun way for the group and audience to connect by partaking in the song together.


For a recent song, Tulips, the band has released a video with "응원법", which Google translates to "Cheering" or "Support method". The video has playback of the song, and the band members are doing the audience's part:


So, at lease in this case, the answer is that there is official cheering, and it is released by the band.


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