“Produce X 101” Epilogue: Trainees’ Handwritten Letters, Possibility Of BYNINE’s Debut & Future Plans
It is hard to believe that the 12 weeks with Mnet “Produce X 101” passed by so quickly and now we are having withdrawal symptoms from the program. We wonder what to watch every Friday, 11 pm KST now that the show has ended.
Many viewers and fans of X1 can look forward to their upcoming debut reported to take place on Aug. 27 at Gocheok Sky Dome. But what about the trainees who unfortunately did not make it into the debuting group?
Kpopmap has come out with an epilogue which we thought fans of the trainees who fought well might be interested in.
#1 Handwritten letters
After the show has ended, several of the trainees had uploaded handwritten letters thanking their fans who have been supporting them all along. Some had uploaded through their companies’ official social media whereas some had also shared them through their personal Instagram accounts.
TOP Media’s Lee JinHyuk has shared his feelings through TOP Media official Twitter account.
— TOP MEDIA Official (@TOPmedia_Kr) July 20, 2019
He mentioned that he had wanted to prove to the viewers that he loves the stage more than anyone else and shared that when the audience told him that he had proven himself, he had broken down into tears. Adding on, he also thanked those who have been supporting him all along and ask his fans to wait for him as he will return with as a new Lee JinHyuk.
Music Works’ Song YuVin updated his Instagram with a picture as well as a sweetly written letter too.
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안녕하세요 국민 프로듀서님 뮤직웍스 송유빈입니다 ☺️ 우선 저라는 사람을 좋아해 주시고 응원해주신 국민 프로듀서 님들 정말 정말 감사드립니다 ! . 사실 준비를 하면서부터.. 프로듀스x101에 참가하기까지도 많은 용기가 필요했고 촬영을 하는 도중에도 많은 힘든 순간들도 있었습니다 .. 하지만 포기하지 않고 좋은 사람들과 함께 나아가다 보니 어느새 같이 즐기고 있고 여유도 생기더라구요 ㅎㅎㅎ많이 성장하고 배웠고 살면서 앞으로 느껴보지 못할 감정들도 많이 느끼고 경험했던 것 같아요 . 결과도 많이 아쉽고 .. 더 잘해야 했었나 ..라는 생각도 많이 많이 했었지만 저는 최선을 다했기 때문에 아쉬워하지 않고, 조금 더 성장한 모습으로 돌아올게요 ㅎㅎ 다들 걱정하지 마세요 😆 . 그리고 지마 때부터 시작해서 럴러바이,보여,슈스걸,소년미 까지 하면서 만난 모든 연습생들에게 정말 고생하셨고 재밌었다는 말 꼭 해드리고 싶습니다 특히 국헌이형 ! 미팅 때부터 춤 못추고 사지 제어 못하는 저를 사람으로 만들어 줘서 고마워요❤️ 형 아니었으면 끝까지 절대 못 왔을 거예요 . 꽃길만 걷자 다들 🌸🌸🌸 . 마지막으로 프로듀스x101 얼굴천재 대표님, 제작진 여러분, 모든 스태프분들, 선생님들, 저를 도와주신 모든 분들! 모두 예뻐해주시고 저에게 좋은 추억을 만들어 주셔서 정말 감사드립니다 잊지 못할 거고 이 기회를 바탕으로 더 잘 될 저의 모습 다들 지켜봐 주세요 ㅎㅎㅎ . 진짜 마지막으로 101명 중에서도 저를 좋아해 주신 많은 국민 프로듀서님들과 응원해 주신 유자단 모두 복받으실 거예요 앞으로도 잘 부탁드려요(꾸벅) . P.S. 일일이 말은 못 했지만 .. 수환이, 우리 요한이, 이 두결, 승우행님, 지녁이형, 우리 병찬이형, 승연조, 세진이 형, 싸선호 형, 백진타임, 유리 형 그리고 프로듀스X101 동안 함께했던 모든 연습생 형, 동생, 친구들 함께해서 행복했습니다♡3♡
He confessed that he needed a lot of courage when he had decided to participate in “Produce X 101”. However, along the way, he had gained strength through the love and support from many people. Although the results are disappointing, he promised to work every harder and show an even more mature side of Song YuVin.
He also gave a special shout out to Choi SuHwan, Kim YoHan, Lee HanGyul, Han SeungWoo, Lee JinHyuk, Choi ByungChan, Cho SeungYoun, Lee SeJin, Park SunHo, Baek Jin as well as YuRi.
Of course, Woollim’s Hwang YunSeong also uploaded a cutely written letter to his fans.
앞으로의 윤성이를 기대해주세요🍀 pic.twitter.com/tmIekIuWt5
— woollim_rookie (@Woollim_rookie) July 20, 2019
Hwang YunSeong shared he had gained a lot of strength and support seeing his fans during the period of “Produce X 101”. He also mentioned that now that he will be joining the rest of his Woollim friends, he showed regrets that he would not be able to see the ‘national producers’ as often. However, he also asked them to keep a lookout for him!
As for C9’s Keum DongHyun, he shared a sweetly written letter through his company.
그 동안 금동현 연습생을 응원해주신 국민 프로듀서님들 진심으로 감사드립니다!
앞으로도 우리 금동이 많이 응원해주세요😊
— C9 Entertainment (@OfficialC9ent) July 20, 2019
Keum DongHyun admitted that he was not confident of himself when he had first appeared on the program but after seeing how much love and support he gets from his fans, he found himself standing on stage confidently. He promised that he will return soon and asked his fans to not forget about him.
iMe Korea’s Lee SeJin shared his feelings with a neatly written heartful letter.
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To. 세진이를 사랑해주신 국프님들께 프로듀스 기간동안 세진이를 많이 사랑해주신 국프님들을 ⠀ 향한 세진이의 감사 편지가 도착했습니다🙊 앞으로 더 좋은 모습 보여드릴 수 있도록 노력할테니 앞으로도 이세진군을 향한 응원과 사랑 부탁드려요❤ ️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 감사합니다🙏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ From. 세진이와 iMeKOREA 올림 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #iMeKOREA #아이엠이코리아 #LeeSejin #연습생이세진 #producex101 #프로듀스x101
During the 1st elimination round, Lee SeJin shared that he will become a star that shines and gives comfort to those. He felt that throughout the journey, it had been a very meaningful process for him as well as his fans. He hopes that he will be returning soon so that he would get to repay his fans.
#2 Possibility of BYNINE debuting?
You may or may not already hear the news of fans supporting the debut of BYNINE. Before you wonder what is BYNINE, it is the group that consists of the 9 trainees who did not make it into X1.
BYNINE consists of Lee JinHyuk, Lee SeJin, Keum DongHyun, Hwang YunSeong, Song YuVin, Koo JungMo, Ham WonJin, Tony, and Kim MinKyu.
It was amazing to see how fans are supporting these trainees as they have come up with official logo, explanation of their concept, design of lightstick and so on.
Needless to say, many have also been emailing respective agencies, asking them to consider the debut of BYNINE. As of July 22, all except Woollim Entertainment has given a response regarding the project group.
A fan has compiled the updates below!
music works – positively reviewing
top media – positively reviewing
hongyi – positively reviewing
jellyfish – reviewing
c9 – reviewing
starship – no plans yet if they'll debut a new bg or pursue by9 but has promised to post an official notice
pending reply 👇🏻
— 황은혜 🐻 (@sincerelyhys) July 22, 2019
It seems that a number of the companies are interested and considering the possibility of BYNINE’s debut. We hope that we will be able to hear good news in the near future!
#3 Possible future plan?
You can take a look through the video below uploaded by a fan.
the fact that starship has this much trainees shows that they might have a plan on debuting a new boy group, anf probably not only ot5, might add some members pic.twitter.com/JzNtzo3SLQ
— 𝙮𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚 (@yunseongnetz) July 16, 2019
It seems like there is a high chance of Starship Entertainment debuting a new boy group that includes the trainees which had appeared on “Produce X 101”.
Although nothing is confirmed, fans could not help but speculate.
What do you think is going to happen?