tvN Recruits Girl Group Vocalists For Upcoming Survival Show Pilot
tvN is preparing to launch a new pilot program titled “V-1” that focuses on girl groups this upcoming Chuseok holiday!
“V-1” will be a girl group vocalist survival program that picks the best “Vocal Queen” among Korea’s girl group members. The title is a combination of the letter “V” from “Vocal” and the number “1” from being the “No. 1” vocalist. “V-1” will pick the best vocalist out of the currently active girl group members through a fierce competition.
“V-1” is using a variety of methods to recruit girl group members. On June 19, tvN uploaded a recruitment post to their home page that states, “Any currently active idol girl group member,” in the qualifications.
Furthermore, tvN also uploaded a short teaser clip to recruit contestants for their show. The teaser talks about a “Girl group’s A to Z,” which includes appearance, cuteness, and performance. The text then reads, “However, the most important thing is voice.” The video continues with the caption, “In the search for the best vocalist, a war of singing abilities by currently active girl groups,” and the teaser ends with a recruitment post detailing information on how to apply. This includes the same qualifications posted on tvN’s home page, the application period, which ends on July 7, and a note that more information will be provided on tvN’s home page.
The girl group members who want to star in “V-1” will have to submit an application along with a video file that captures their singing skills. In the preliminary round, 50 girl group members will be selected. The 50 members will then be reviewed by judges and receive online votes on clips of them singing, which will ultimately determine the finalists who will get to sing on the actual stage.
Director Kim Kwan Tae of “V-1” shared that he planned the show because girl group members’ amazing singing abilities are often overshadowed by their visuals or performances. Through “V-1,” the contestants will be standing on stage not as a member of a group, but as vocalists. The director expressed that he would be looking forward to discovering the hidden charms of girl group members through the competition.
Watch the full teaser video below!
What are your thoughts on the upcoming show?