YG Entertainment held a press conference today for their upcoming survival program “WIN: Who Is Next?” which premieres August 23 through the cable channel Mnet at 10PM.
“WIN: Who Is Next?” is being produced by YG Entertainment to select the members of the agency’s next boy group. The agency’s last boy group debut was that of Big Bang seven years ago. Through the program, eleven of YG’s trainees will be divided up into two teams, “A” and “B,” and compete to win over the public’s hearts. Their fate rests in the public’s hands, as fans will be able to vote to decide which team gets to debut. The winning team will be using the official group name, “WINNER,” to debut right after the survival series finishes.
Included in team “A” is YG’s latest solo rookie artist, Kang Seung Yoon, and Lee Seung Hoon from the survival audition show “”K-Pop Star”.” The average age of the team is 20, and there are five members in the team.
Team “B” has six members with the average age of 17. B.I., a 17-year-old rapper who was featured in MC Mong‘s “Indian Boy” track back in 2009, is in team B. There is also Goo Joon Hwe from “K-Pop Star.”
“WIN” is slated for ten episodes and premieres August 23, first on Mnet at 10pm and then on tvN at 11:20pm. Stay tuned to Soompi for more updates from the press conference!