As day goes closer to the first broadcast of “Idol School”, more people seemed to be interested. SNS of official “Idol School” as well as girl’s personal SNS’ seemed to be pouring with people’s visit day by day.
Since this kind of program has never been aired before, the public is more than ever interested in figuring out how things would work. Also, since the students aren’t either trainees or idols, the only way to know about them is through official homepage and SNS like Twitter.
There were two girls who got the most attention in Twitter. It was Seo HyeRin, a girl who used to be a trainee in SM entertainment and Natty, who was trained in JYP. In case of Natty, the fact that she is a foreigner draws more attention of both Korean and foreign fans.
“Idol School” is making such a huge boom even before the start like Produce 101 seasons. It has already went through some controversies, but despite the critical opinions, the program is going to be aired as planned and the 41 girls who were able to enter the school were revealed.
Though we have been curious of who are to join, what we were also curious of was the system of the program. The rule of the school is debut right after graduation. 41 girls? Debut after the program? The number and the rule of the school made it hard for us to imagine.
The program has finally opened up their system. Basically, only the few girls who topped the rank will be able to debut. The program will be collecting text messages during the program so the girls will be checking the reactions of people in real time. The text message is to give reactions and viewers vote the girl. Aside from the text messages, a registered members vote will counts as well.
A “Registered Members” can be anyone who have at least voted once through text messages. The registered members are divided into three groups, from white, pink to blue. The white is the weakest and the blue is the most powerful members. There are different benefits given to respective groups, but all their evaluations of the 41 students will all count and be used to grade the students.
The program is to be aired from July 13th, and the text votes start from then. Whether they’ve got the talent to debut will be judged by the viewers and the viewers only.
The program is expected to be full of tension since the online(text) votes as well as registered members evaluation will be given to the girls weekly. Also, the girls’ reaction after they have seen the comments of the viewers being aired is expected to be a pressure and create tension.
Though we still have lots of questions about the new school, let’s try to wait calmly until the July 13th, and see how things roll.
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The teaser of “IDOL School” was released last June 28th and it scanned through the 41 girls who were able to “enter” the school.
“IDOL School” is a program with a concept of a school, teaching girls how to become an idol. There are some unique facts that make the program more interesting. First, not all of them had been a trainees, in fact, a lot of them were just ordinary students. Second, girls as young as 13 year old entered the school. Lastly, unlike other programs from Mnet, this is not a scene of competition but more of an education.
The homeroom teacher of the girls is Kim HeeChul of Super Junior, Lee SunJae as head master and BaDa and Jang JinYoung as vocal trainers. Jang JinYoung is already a famous vocal director who was also in “Unnies SE2”.