Girls’ Generation’s Yuri, (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon, And More Confirmed As Mentors For New Girl Group Audition Program
MBC’s upcoming girl group audition program “My Teenage Girl” confirmed their cast of “teachers” who will guide the 83 student participants in pursuing their dreams.
Ock Joo Hyun, Girls’ Generation’s Yuri, dancer Aiki, and (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon will each head a class of students in reaching their full potential as girl group members. As experienced performing artists, the four will act as producers for the freshman class of 18 students, sophomore class of 23 students, junior class of 20 students, and senior class of 22 students.
Ock Joo Hyun is not only an established vocalist in the field of musical theater with her starring roles in “Sweeney Todd,” “Rebecca,” “Wicked,” and more, but also was once a member of Korea’s most beloved girl group Fin.K.L. She is expected to help the participants with honing their vocal skills as well as their stage presence.
Yuri will put her longstanding experience as a member of representative group Girls’ Generation to use by becoming a dependable senior and mentor to the girls. Her insights as a global K-pop idol active on multiple platforms as an actress, variety star, and Youtuber will prove valuable. Her appearance is especially noteworthy because it will be her first time taking part in an audition program.
Renowned dancer Aiki will be joining the team of established female mentors following her role in the prequel of the show, where she showed her stern yet warm sides as a teacher.
(G)I-DLE’s leader Jeon Soyeon will be representing the fourth generation of girl groups on the show. Recognized for her producing skills, she has the experience of participating in audition programs like “Produce 101” and “Unpretty Rapstar 3” under her belt. She will be able to provide meaningful advice as well as realistic feedback for the participants.
Equipped with a trustworthy team of teachers, “My Teenage Girl” has been building up to its premiere with the contestants’ performances of their title song “Same Same Different” on “Music Core.”
“My Teenage Girl” will premiere November 28.
Watch the contestants on “Music Core” below: