this is your Mubeat Editor! The weather has been getting warmer by the day. Regardless of this hot weather, the KPOP scene is hotter than ever with the pouring comebacks of KPOP artists. Idols are constantly showing us new and cool sides to them, this time, shall we take a look at some of their different sides?
If you know a little something about KPOP, then you are probably familiar with the fact that idols go through a trainee phase before they make their debut. Auditions are a given, and it is said that only a small number of trainees who overcome numerous competitions and evaluations during their trainee phase can achieve their dream of debuting. In the early stages of the idol system in the 1990s to early 2000s, the very existence of trainees was never revealed. However, things changed in the mid-2000s! A new strategy, for trainees to be introduced to the public in a friendly manner and gain popularity, was to appear in variety shows or survival shows before their official debut.
Knowing that they have been through such hardships, their bright smiles certainly look even tougher. This time around, shall we take a look at the artists who were in survival shows before making their debut?
Monthly Theme: Idols from Survival Shows
One of the hottest KPOP girl groups, TWICE, was formed from selected members in the survival show "SIXTEEN"! The members were able to showcase their charms through various missions. Through the show, TWICE was able to garner a large number of fans even before their debut. TWICE has already been promoting for 5 years! Shall we find out their undeniably "ONE IN A MILLION" charms with their "MORE & MORE" performance?
Global idol group, MONSTA X, is also another group that was in a survival show before making their debut. They appeared on the show, "NO.MERCY", which starred 13 trainees from the agency, Starship Entertainment, all fighting for the chance to debut. On the show, MONSTA X released songs with their agency's sunbaes, showcasing their outstanding skills.
I have brought a stage mix of "FLOW", MONSTA X's sub-title song that they performed on their comeback week. This track not only features MONSTA X's signature powerful performance, but it also highlights their sentimental emotions! Shall we listen to their message MONSTA X wants to convey by comparing their driven selves to swans?
Stray Kids, TWICE's hoobae group, was also from a survival show! Appearing in a survival show under the same name, Stray Kids was able to gain the attention of global KPOP fans through the show. The process of becoming a team through debut missions was definitely memorable!
Do you still remember the pre-debut song "Hellevator" that was revealed on the show's first episode? Stray Kids revamped this particular song on Weekly Idol in a school uniform version. You absolutely do not want to miss this!
Behind-the-scenes audition stories revealed by idols themselves! Was I the only one who did not know about this?
GFRIEND Umji, ASTRO Yoon San Ha
Audition throwbacks revealed by GFRIEND's Umji and ASTRO's Yoon San Ha! And Yoon San Ha's audition video is revealed as well? Check it out now!
THE BOYZ Sunwoo
The reason behind THE BOYZ's Sunwoo's successful audition is speed! Check out Sunwoo's story on how he was able to prevent being late to his 2nd audition with subtitles now!
The song that NU'EST's Aron sang for his audition was Neyo's "So Sick". Shall we watch Aron's performance of "So Sick" which he was as nervous to perform once more as he did during his audition?
Fanpeople with Mubeat: Display Board
My idol who finally debuted after such a competitive journey! As a fan, you are definitely sure to want to cheer them on! If so, find an enjoyable way to support your favorite idol on Mubeat~
Something on Mubeat's voting page has changed recently! It's none other than the display board located on the top of the voting details page. You can now upload whatever message you like on this display board! Like the image below, all you have to do is to write your message on the display board page, pay 30 Star Beats, and you're done!
The mission of the month is to encourage voting using the display board! Shall we leave a message to encourage others to vote for your favorite idol? For specific details on how to use the display board, click the banner below!
I hope you enjoyed yourself today! Make sure to enjoy all the new KPOP with Mubeat! See you next time!