Which is better an early start or late start when singing in an accompaniment?

Timing is everything when singing with others. It takes some practice to be good at. When is the best time to start singing when learning to have the same timing with an accompaniment?
Some people are better to sing solo than with a group, and vice versa. Amateurs or people who are not good at singing yet, usually start to sing too early or too late with an accompaniment.
As a listener, we basically tend to value a person’s singing based off of our first impression of them. If they fail to start singing at the right timing with the group, it will surely give the listener a bad impression of their singing.
However, when a person fails to start singing on time, an early start is still better than a late start.
Because, generally speaking: a late start tends to give a worse impression of a bad singer.
It is terrible to listen if someone is singing a song noticeably far behind their accompaniment. The listener will also question if the later in timing singer had forgotten the words?
But if you start singing earlier than the accompaniment, the accompaniment is following your singing and you can hide your false start. This is tricking the listener using your voice because you are in turn making them think that you are controlling and leading the song.
If you get used to it, you can even be successful with first-time encounters (karaoke) such as singing a duet song with another (stranger) person and still being able to stand out and attract the listener with ‘your’ voice.
However, please be aware that if you start singing an absurd amount of time before the accompaniment, people will notice you are using the trick. A mere moment or a second or two of a false start is the correct way.
Although, an early start is easier and less frowned upon than a late start if you try to sing the same timing with an accompaniment for a chorus in the middle of a song, the same timing to sing with the accompaniment from the beginning is always the best. Do not compromise striving for that.