Anyone excited for the concept evaluation performances? It is going to be aired this coming Friday at 11 pm KST.
However, before we get any further, here are some of the highlights from episode 9 of Mnet “Produce X 101”! Make sure you did not miss these important parts before catching the episode tomorrow.
#1 Final distribution of members for concept evaluation songs
After the 2nd round of elimination, the remaining trainees are set to participate in the upcoming concept evaluation. With 30 trainees, 1 X trainee, and 5 songs, the competition is getting real.
However, since not all of the trainees are equally divided into the 5 songs, there were some teams that had more than 6 or less than 6 trainees. As a result, they had to vote some trainees out whereas some had to take in more trainees.
During the reshuffling of trainees, Music Works’ Song YuVin, Jellyfish’s Kim MinKyu, iMe Korea’s Lee SeJin, MBK’s Nam DoHyun, C9’s Keum DongHyun, Woollim’s Joo ChangUk, Brand New Music’s Kim SiHun and individual Lee Hyup were relocated.
#2 The fate of Music Works’ Song YuVin and individual trainee Choi SuHwan
For viewers who have been watching since the start of “Produce X 101”, you would notice that trainees Song YuVin and Choi SuHwan have been together in the same team for the past 2 missions as well as level test for ‘X1_MA’.
With that being said, even the two of them felt that there was a certain ‘fate’ tied on them.
As Song YuVin was unfortunately voted out of ‘U Got It’, he ended up having to join other group. He hoped that ‘Super Special Girl’ team that Choi SuHwan was in would choose him.
However, since Choi SuHwan felt that he was not able to shine as the main vocal for the past 2 missions because of Song YuVin, he was having a hard time thinking if he should ‘adopt’ Song YuVin into his team.
Eventually, the team decided to take in Song YuVin, causing Song YuVin to feel really grateful towards Choi SuHwan.
#3 Source Music’s Kim HyunBin crisis in ‘MOVE’ recording
Source Music’s Kim HyunBin was made the main rapper for ‘MOVE’ and he has been practicing a lot before the recording.
However, he was very nervous because compared to the rest of his members, it was his first time recording a song and with Zico‘s monitoring.
He was afraid that his main rapper position might be taken away. Unfortunately, his nervousness took the better of him and ended up making mistakes.
Most probably in the next episode, viewers would be able to find out if he was still the main rapper for ‘MOVE’.
#4 Return of ‘X’ Trainee
Near the end of the episode, the ‘X’ trainee who had returned through the revival chance was finally revealed.
MC Lee DongWook had to video call 4 nominees and they were none other than Woollim’s Kim DongYun, Starship’s Moon HyunBin, Vine’s Baek Jin and Aconic’s Kwon TaeEun.
After a while, it was announced that Kim DongYun will be the one joining the rest of the trainees to compete in the concept evaluation.
#5 The group to adopt Kim DongYun
Before the announcement of the ‘X’ trainee, Kim DongYun originally belonged to ‘Pretty Girl’. However, since he had joined the program once again, the 5 teams were given the choice to take him in or not.
The teams had to decide that if they were to take him in, parts will have to be distributed again and eventually during the voting, the competition will be even more competitive.
In the occasion when no teams take in Kim DongYun, he will be assigned randomly.
After serious consideration and thoughts among the trainees, team ‘Monday to Sunday’ had decided to welcome him with open hands.
With him being the latest addition, Kim DongHyun promised to work hard so that he would not drag down the team even though he had joined in at a later timing.