Last year there was a show on MNet called Produce 101. They would take 101 female KPop trainees and have them compete for 11 spots in a temporary project group. Everything would be decided entirely by the direct fan voting.
Despite all indications that this was the worst thing ever, it was a disaster you couldn't look away from. In the end, it's hard to say that it was good, but we liked it anyway. Like Initial D, I love it despite it being horrible. There was enough good music, legendary performances, and contestants to root for, so I followed it the whole way. The resulting group, I.O.I., disbanded in January, but all the members are still active in other groups or on their own. The overall first place winner, who also happens to be my fav, Jeon Somi, is really tearing it up.
Well, now it's 2017, and Produce 101 is back again for season 2, this time with boys.
That's right, the host is BoA. Daaaaamn.
Also, it seems like the supply of male trainees is pretty low. To fill out the show they had to bring in a lot of kids who have already debuted. The members of NU'EST are in there. Some members from Jackie Chan's idol group JJCC are in there. It's not unprecedented because in season 1 there were some members from DIA competing, and some of them won. Still, is it unfair?
Either way, I'm all in on Kang Daniel of Harry Pote!