JYP Entertainment‘s CEO Park Jin Young revealed that the name of the new girl group that will be formed through the show “SIXTEEN” will be “TWICE.”
He revealed on April 29 during a press conference for the show, “The team name was chosen today through a meeting. It will be ‘TWICE.’ It means that they will be able to move people twice. Once through the ears and once through the eyes.” He added, “While they will be handed down the colors of Wonder Girls and miss A, they will be upgraded.”
He also gave some insight into the concept of the team, saying, “They seem like they will be a group with a rough and wild feel like hip hop and rock. The thing about JYP’s girl groups is that they aren’t very good at varieties because they’re all mild and natural girls. However, this time, after a few episodes of filming, there are definitely girls who are edgy and will be great on variety.”
Meanwhile, Mnet’s “SIXTEEN” is a variety show where seven girl group candidates battle it out with nine trainees who strive to take their spots to debut in a new girl group. Since it will be the first girl group to come out of JYP in five years, it is gaining a lot of attention. The first broadcast is slated to be on May 5 at 11 p.m. KST.