“Idol Producer 2” Drops the Names of Its 100 Contestants
Pictured above from left to right: Casper, Li Wenhan (UNIQ), and Yao Mingming.
The second season of China’s boy group survival show Idol Producer <偶像练习生> is officially in countdown mode, and the show that has produced the popular boy band Nine Percent is ready to welcome a new season of stars.
Much like the first season, Idol Producer 2—now called There’s You in Youth <青春有你>, 100 trainees from different talent agencies across the nation and beyond will compete in a competition to be part of a boy band that is chosen by fans and viewers. The last season gave us Nine Percent—a nine-member boy band that also includes Cai Xukun (蔡徐坤) and Fan Bingbing’s (范冰冰) younger brother Fan Chengcheng (范丞丞).
There are some familiar faces in next year’s competition. Among the 100 trainees include rookie Taiwanese actors Kurt Huang (黃宏軒) and Li Chung-lin (李宗霖). Some idols who have debuted in Korea will also be joining the competition, including Casper (former member of K-pop group Cross Gene), UNIQ’s Li Wenhan (李汶翰), and Yao Mingming (姚明明), who competed in YG Entertainment’s Mix Nine.
Idol Producer 2 will premiere on January 18, 2019.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.