With the end of KBS’s idol rebooting project “The Unit” in sight, the contestants shared their final thoughts before the show’s live finale on February 10.
MYNAME’s Seyong wrote on Instagram, “Today’s the day. I’ll really pour all of my remaining strength into the final performance! I’ll give it everything I’ve got in order to not disappoint you after your support and love.”
Euna Kim also wrote on Instagram in Korean, “Everyone!! It’s finally the day of the finals!!! I can’t believe it’s the day that the long journey of ‘The Unit’ will come to an end. I hope you all enjoy the performance that we had a fun time preparing.”
Boyfriend’s Donghyun posted a photo of himself with the hand warmers that he had prepared for his fans attending the finale. “Today is really the finals of ‘The Unit,'” he wrote. “The weather’s become a little milder, but it’s still quite cold. Although I won’t be able to hand them out myself, I prepared these with care. I hope you’ll be a little warmer while you cheer me on.”
Ji Hansol said in an interview, “It’s an honor to make it to the final stage of ‘The Unit.’ In return for receiving this valuable opportunity, I will work hard and put on a good performance for the public.”
In a video posted on Instagram, IM’s Hangyul remarked, “Before appearing on ‘The Unit,’ it was my dream to perform on stage in front of many people, but there weren’t many opportunities for me to do so. I think that’s why ‘The Unit’ was an especially precious opportunity for me.” He went on to share that he was “nervous and excited” to be performing live at the finale, adding, “I will do my best and put on a cool performance, so that I don’t disappoint the many people who have been cheering me on.”
남13 꼭! 데뷔하고 싶은 한결이 소원영상 안녕하세요. 아이엠 한결입니다. 무대에 서고싶고 춤추고 싶었지만 기회가 많지 않았던 저희에게 더유닛은 정말 소중한 기회였습니다. 다행히 이 기회를 통해 많은 분들께 저, 한결이라는 사람이 있다는걸 보여드릴수 있었고, 28위로 시작했던 제가 지금은 13위 라는 순위로 파이널 무대에 오르게 되었습니다. 매순간이 너무 간절하고 동시에 감사합니다. 저를 응원해주는 많은 분들께 실망시켜드리 않도록 최선을 다해서 멋진 모습 보여드릴께요. 꼭 9인안에 들고 싶습니다. 끝까지 믿고 저 투표해 주세요!!! 감사합니다. #아이엠 #한결 #더유닛 #남13 #투표많이부탁드립니다
100%’s Rockhyun, whose birthday happens to coincide with the finale, said, “I think this birthday will remain in my memory for a long time. I think it’ll be a happy day for me.” He also mentioned that his group members were cheering him on. “They contacted me to tell me to do a good job regardless of the results,” he recalled.
MADTOWN’s Lee Geon also expressed his excitement for the finale, writing on Instagram, “I want to enjoy myself today and have a good time with no regrets.”
Yang Jiwon shared an amusing screenshot of messages that she had exchanged with Lee Hyun Joo, revealing that the two had ended up accidentally sporting the same hairstyle for the finale. She jokingly wrote, “No no… no no no no!!!!! Tell me it’s not true… ahhh!!!!!!! I wanted to look cute, but now I feel infinitely small.”
HOTSHOT’s Hojung remarked, “When I started [‘The Unit’], I never dreamed that I would make it to the finals,” while his bandmate Timoteo shared, “Looking back on how I felt when ‘The Unit’ first started, it’s almost magical how my thoughts and actions have changed since then. Compared to the beginning, when I only had fear, the knowledge that there are fans who support and love me has now become my driving force when I perform on stage.”
Meanwhile, BIGSTAR’s Feeldog took to Twitter to express his gratitude to fellow contestant Hojung. Feeldog wrote, “Hojung, who knows how to quietly take care of others behind the scenes, I’ve learned a lot from you. Let’s give it everything we’ve got tomorrow!”
— FEELDOG / 필독 (@feeldog_bpnn) February 9, 2018
H.B.Y’s Marco also commented in an interview, “I’m currently working hard and even forgoing sleep in order to prepare for the final broadcast.”
Many other finalists took to social media to express their gratitude to their fans and ask the viewers to vote for them, including NC.A, Dal Shabet’s Woohee, SONAMOO’s Euijin, Yoonjo, BIGFLO’s Euijin, Lee Suji, IMFACT’s Jeup, Boys Republic’s Suwoong, Melody Day’s Yeoeun and Chahee, Matilda’s Semmi and DanA, MADTOWN’s Daewon, Lee Hyun Joo, and U-KISS’s Jun.
여러분! 오늘 2월 9일 오후 11시 59분에 더 유닛 파이널 투표가 마감됩니다 ? 유닛 메이커분들 덕분에 파이널 무대까지 설 수 있었어요.. 너무 감사드립니다 (*´꒳`*) 마지막까지 열심히 할 테니 많이 응원해 주세요! ㅎㅎㅎ 내일 2월 10일 토요일 9시 50분에 시작하는 생방송 무대에서는 ✨ 실시간 문자 투표 ✨ 가 진행됩니다! #9090 으로 성별+번호만! 적으셔야 집계가 된다고 해요! 앤씨아는 4번이니까 ‘여4’로 투표해 주시면 되겠죵?? >.< ❤️ 이것은 투표 방법 영상!! 참고해 주세용! ➡️ http://naver.me/5FOkbIq5 파이널 무대 멋지게 마무리할 수 있도록 하겠습니다!!! 앤씨아 파이팅 ? 유닛 메이커 파이팅 ? #더유닛 #앤씨아 #문자투표 #투표 #파이널
— 의진 (@SONAMOO_EuiJin) February 9, 2018
— 임팩트 (@imfact_twt) February 8, 2018
2차 투표에 이어 3차 투표까지 해주신 여러분들 정말 감사합니다! 날씨가 많이 추운데 감기 조심하시고 저도 더 멋진 모습 으로 찾아 뵙겠습니다!!❤️ pic.twitter.com/AQXyOvTjzc
— JUN (@JuN97L) February 4, 2018
The finale of “The Unit” will air live on February 10 at 9:50 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, catch up on the latest episode of the show below!