Yang Hyun Suk Faces Criticism for Prolonging YG's Rookie Girl Group BABYMONSTER Selection
Yang Hyun Suk, the founder of YG Entertainment, has come under fire for delaying the selection of the final member for the company's new girl group. Social media users have been vocal about their concerns and frustration with the prolonged process, questioning YG's ability to manage new talent. This article examines the current situation and explores the survival show selection process, netizens' reactions, and the potential lineup for the new girl group.
The Survival Show Selection Process
YG Entertainment has chosen to use a YouTube survival show to pick the final members of their rookie girl group. While not unusual in the industry, the method has received mixed responses from fans and critics, with some arguing that it puts undue pressure on the young trainees and creates an unhealthy competitive environment.
Uncertainty Surrounding BABYMONSTER's Final Lineup
YG Entertainment recently revealed that the upcoming girl group, BABYMONSTER, will debut with only five members, meaning that two trainees from the show will be eliminated. This announcement came at the end of the eighth episode of "Last Evaluation," leaving the seven competing trainees uncertain about the group's final lineup.
In conversation with the trainees, Yang Hyun Suk explained, "Our assessment has concluded. We haven't determined the total number of members just yet. I understand that you are all quite talented, but as a producer, my focus is on finding the ideal combination, and there is no specific ranking for who is better or worse."
He went on to praise the trainees for their skills and disclosed in a separate interview that he had always envisioned BABYMONSTER as a five-member group. The final lineup for BABYMONSTER will be announced on May 12 at 12 am KST.
The postponement of the group lineup has drawn backlash from netizens, who have expressed their confusion and irritation. Some comments found online include:
"What's taking so long for their debut, similar to BLACKPINK's? What is Yang Hyun Suk up to?"
"It's disheartening to think about the trainees who might be eliminated despite having their profile pictures shared."
"Is Yang Hyun Suk not incarcerated?"
"Catching a glimpse of Yang Hyun Suk once more serves as a reminder of why I find it difficult to support YG."
Potential Lineup for the New Girl Group
As the final lineup has not been announced, netizens have speculated about the possible members of the rookie girl group. A popular prediction includes Ahyeon, Ruka, Chiquita, Asa, and Pharita, forming a five-member group. Others have suggested that a four or five-member group would be ideal for YG Entertainment, given BLACKPINK's success.
The delay in finalizing YG's rookie girl group lineup has sparked heated debates and backlash online. With many expressing discontent with the process and Yang Hyun Suk's involvement, the ultimate reaction to the finalized lineup remains uncertain until its unveiling at midnight on Friday, May 12th. Until then, speculation and discussion about the upcoming girl group will continue, with fans eagerly anticipating their debut.
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