HONESTLY one thing i love about b1a4 is that basically none of them were even very good at anything when they got hired and they all just found shit to be good at and worked incredibly hard at it
like deul could sing but…. cnu and jinyoung were decent singers and they were like, well shit he’s better so now neither of us have a Thing what are we gonna do and cnu just got into this rnb falsetto thing plus got into dancing, which lets be real he’s clearly not top-class in the industry at, and jinyoung had never written a song before but started songwriting because he felt like he wasnt offering anything to the group!!! like he was literally like im useless i gotta do SOMETHING and now he writes + produces pm all of their music. thats dope
and baro… again, lets be really, his raps are mostly just talky breakdowns and it wasnt till geoleo bonda that we got to see him SHINE, when he got hired he was cringe-inducing wannabe who got picked cause he had big eyes and no fucking jawline and a lotta energy was super charming… like he got picked mostly on personality and not on skill
and gongchan…. like gongchan is still obviously objectively the worst at everything but he’s improved SO much and proved that he’s idol-worthy and can keep up with the rest, but it took him a long time (mostly cause he was never given opportunities)
but honestly just the idea that WM hired these five useless prettyboys with stars in their eyes like “WE’RE GONNA WORK SO HARD POPPA WE’RE GONNA MAKE YOU PROUD” and they totally did it and im pm sure it’s like 60% because they could see how hard the others were working and any moment they felt like they were falling behind, they were like “i cant let my boys down!!!” and worked hard to catch up/excel, like thats fucking adorable
anyway as individuals rly besides deul’s singing they’re not industry-toppers at literally anything, they got where they are literally thru the power of friendship and hard work. i mean obviously they didnt get famous cause of their coordi-noona’s styling choices lets say that. BUT LOOK AT MY BOYS TODAY!!!