It is generally heard -and written- in Kpop communities on the importance of talent, which is not a bad thing in itself, but the notion of what "talent" stands for tends to be narrowed down to two categories: either singing or dancing. While the first one is noticed by most human beings, the second one is often neglected to a "main dancer" label.
The problem with this conception of talent is that we are talking about a industry that revolves around entertaining and producing profit; so it's accepted -or it should be- that the "chosen ones" won't be the most talented but the ones who succeed at this two tasks.
In some cases both talent and this ability converge (BoA, BEG); in others, it doesn't (Hyori).
There's also After School , whose attempts on bringing something different (pole dancing, tap dancing,etc.) won't stop people from writing "only Raina can sing tsk this sluts tsk tsk" on every single post about them. On the other end of the spectrum lies Lee Hi, who possesses outstanding vocals and the charms of a boiled potato.
My apologies to all the boiled potatoes out there
So, has Ailee catched my eye? Has her singing turned me into a fan or at least a follower of her activities? Honestly, no. There's nothing i can take away from her MVs and peformances other than the fact that her company is really playing the "Korean Beyonce" card.
Maybe with time and the right management she will be able to fulfill the expectations people automatically set for her because, you know, if you can sing you are already good, right? (No).