Honestly, I think the Japanese trainees just make for better TV because their story is inherently more interesting. We've already seen expertly trained Korean trainees battling it out on these shows. Just in the last couple of years - Sixteen, Finding Momoland, Idol School, two seasons of Produce 101, The Unit, MixNine... it's been done to death. Japanese idols, with no formal training or real foundation doing this kind of thing? That's new and exciting.
Posted Yesterday, 21 Jul, 05:29PM
Just watched some of the performances from the position evaluations, and they were all kind of meh. I'm very disappointed with the dance performances, but that could also be because of Mnet's crappy editing... (like why do they have to do slowmo's on hairflips I don't understand). Also interesting to note, all of the Korean trainees from the current top 12 were shown this week. Looks like the performances from the Japanese trainees in top 12 will be shown next week. I'm not sure if that is intentional or not, but you never know with Mnet... In any case I'm hoping there will be better performances next week.
Posted Yesterday, 21 Jul, 06:46PM