“MIXNINE” is a survival program in which YG Entertainment’s founder Yang Hyun Suk visits agencies all over Korea to find the next K-pop stars. On September 19, the production team of “MIXNINE” held a press conference to answer questions about the program.
Han Dong Chul explained, “I made a personal move to a different company, so the show is produced by YG Entertainment instead of CJ E&M, and will air on JTBC.”
According to the producer, “MIXNINE” will feature approximately 400 male and female trainees. He shared, “The production staff met around 900 trainees from 100 agencies. There were those who were extremely talented. We thought that we had to show them to our viewers.” He also stated, “The show’s rules could not be called the most fair in the world. There may be rules that make some viewers uncomfortable.” He continued, “But all trainees will compete within the same rules, and the ranks will be evaluated fairly.”
The general concept of “MIXNINE” is as follows: Of 400 participants, nine male trainees and nine female trainees will be selected to form a boy group and girl group respectively. The winning team between the two groups will debut after the final match. The producer response to what makes “MIXNINE” more different than other audition shows was, “Unlike most survival programs, we deal heavily with showing the participants before they join and also portraying the state of mind and intent they have for being on the program.”
The debut group from “MIXNINE” will be determined after gathering the opinions of each agency. The group’s promotional period and management agency will be revealed in upcoming press conferences.
“MIXNINE” is scheduled to air on Sundays at 4:50 p.m. KST starting from October 29.