We have all been waiting for the finale of Mnet “Produce X 101” and it is finally happening on July 19! Before we get too hyped up, Kpopmap has come up with a list of things which you should know as we prepare ourselves for the final episode.
Let’s take a look below!
#1 Change in timing
For those who have been watching the live stream of the show, do take note that there is a change in broadcast timing! Instead of 11 pm KST, the time is brought forward to 8 pm KST!
Since some of the trainees are still underage, Mnet had brought forward the airing time for the live broadcast in order to not break the law.
You can catch the live broadcast through Mnet’s official channels such as V-Live and YouTube!
#2 2 evaluation songs ‘To My World’ and ‘소년미(少年美/Boyness)’
As revealed in the previous episode, the trainees were divided into 2 groups and perform to ‘To My World’ as well as ‘소년미(少年美/Boyness)’ pronounced as ‘Sonyeonmi’ in Korean. Back then, trainees were seen ‘fighting’ over for the song allocations and positions.
Yuehua’s Cho SeungYeon became the main vocal for ‘To My World’ and Music Works’ Song YuVin is the main vocal for ‘Boyness’.
Here are the positions for the remaining trainees for ‘To My World’.
This is the allocated position for ‘Boyness’.
So far, the centers for both songs are not revealed and viewers will be able to find out only through the live broadcast!
In the previous episode, many trainees had us cracking up due to their ‘passionate’ attempts in trying to impress the mentors.
Starship’s Song HyeongJun tried to prove that he is center material for ‘To My World’ but ended up being embarrassed by what he had done. One fan had uploaded the short clip on Twitter and you can check it out below.
— 형준 아카이브 (@Archive_HJ) July 12, 2019
As for ‘Boyness’, DSP Media’s Son DongPyo also showed off how suitable he is for the center position. Once again, you can check it out through a video uploaded by a fan below.
— 플럼 (@plum__DP) July 12, 2019
Who do you think will eventually become the center of both songs?
#3 Current top 10
According to the result based on the 11th episode, here are the top 10 trainees!
There is a very high chance of them becoming the debuting group but Kpopmap has also previously wrote an article about how fans should not worried too much even though their favorites might not be on the top 10 for now.
The reason behind is, there are still occasions when trainees that were at the lower ranks previously who eventually debuted.
With that being said, fans of Woollim’s Cha JunHo, DSP Media’s Son DongPyo, Woollim’s Hwang YunSeong, Starship’s Kang MinHee, Koo JungMo, MBK’s Lee HanGyul, Music Works’ Song YuVin, Starship’s Ham WonJin, HONGYi’s Tony, and iMe KOREA’s Lee SeJin should not give up hope yet!
#4 IZ*ONE special appearance
It looks like fans would be able to see IZ*ONE showing support to the remaining 20 trainees.
#5 The last ‘X1_MA’
Remember how in the previous 3 seasons the finalists all performed to their theme song right at the start?
It looks like this time the top 20 trainees for “Produce X 101” will be doing the same but with OUI’s Kim YoHan taking the center position. As he was ranked 1st in the previous elimination round, he will be placed in the center.
Many can expect that this would probably be the last time where they could see the 20 trainees performing to ‘X1_Ma’ as a whole.
It has been an awesome 12 weeks together with 101 trainees and we are sure fans are going to miss seeing them every Friday.
Are you ready for the final episode?