In a recent development, singer AP Dhillon has become the focal point of a viral controversy following the emergence of a video depicting his live performance of the song “With You” on social media.
This video captured Dhillon’s performance without the assistance of autotune, sparking a fervent and divisive reaction among viewers.
The viral video, which swiftly spread across platforms like X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram, features Dhillon singing his latest hit single, “With You,” during a live event in front of an audience. Unlike his studio recordings, this performance revealed the artist without the post-production aid of autotune, exposing the unprocessed vocal talent beneath his meticulously polished studio tracks.
While some have viewed Dhillon’s attempt to perform live without autotune as an admirable demonstration of authenticity, it appears to have backfired, as the video’s comments section became inundated with trolling directed at the musician.
One Instagram user in the comments implored, “Please refrain from insulting an artist, folks. I can’t like every comment.” Another commenter humorously remarked, “Seems like the voltage has dropped,” playing on words related to the singer’s name.
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“That’s quite harsh. Give it another shot,” one individual urged, encouraging the original poster of the video who was also trolling the singer. “I thought it was common knowledge that he struggles with live singing,” noted another person.
Dhillon’s predicament underscores the delicate balance that artists must strike between their studio image and their live performance abilities. Many musicians use autotune as a tool to enhance their recordings, but it can sometimes lead to skepticism regarding their genuine vocal talents.