C-pop Idol Group Rocket Girls to Disband
The girls had previously trained for two years together.
Chinese girl group Rocket Girls (火箭少女101), who debuted from 2018’s hit reality talent competition Produce 101 <創造101>, are due to disband in a month’s time following the end of the stipulated two-year period. With many of the members penning farewell messages on Weibo recently, fans have been feeling emotional.
Strong Bond and Fan Support
Officially formed on June 23, 2018, the 11 members of the Rocket Girls are managed by different entertainment companies. Led by Yamy (郭穎), the team of 11 including Meng Meiqi (孟美岐), Wu Xuanyi (吳宣儀), Yang Chaoyue (楊超越), Duan Aojuan (段奧娟), Lai Meiyun (賴美雲), Zhang Zining (張紫寧), Sunnee, Mimi Lee (李紫婷), Fu Jing (傅菁) and Xu Mengjie (徐夢潔) were voted from nearly 100 contestants by the audience. Launching their entertainment careers following the hit show, the girls had trained for two years together before their breakout debut.
On May 23, Meng Meiqi shared her thoughts on social media, bemoaning how quickly time has passed. “These 700 days – during which we grew and transformed into a better version of ourselves – has given me the most joy in these two years.”
Yamy, who is the oldest member at 28, penned a more positive message, “It’s been almost two years since the band was formed. Surprise, anxiety, strength, anticipation, are all the energies which all of you have given me.”
Yang Chaoyue revealed feeling a little melancholy about the disbanding, “Very happy to have everyone’s company during this time, and really grateful for the support of everyone on the team.”
With all the girls posting their farewell thoughts on the same day and counting down to the disbandment, emotions are at an all-time high. Many fans left encouraging comments hoping that each of the girls will continue to shine in their careers down the road.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.