Watch: MBC's New Audition Show

MBC’s new audition program “Fantasy Boys” has finally premiered!

After previously postponing its premiere date by a week, MBC’s “Fantasy Boys” aired its first episode on March 30 with an exciting first look at auditions.

“Fantasy Boys” is the male version of MBC’s “My Teen Girl,” the audition program that gave rise to the rookie girl group CLASS:y last year. The show is hosted by TVXQ‘s Changmin with mentors 2PM’s Wooyoung, Jung Jinyoung, WINNER‘s Kang Seung Yoon, and (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon. The program is divided into four “semesters” and the final 12 contestants who pass all four stages will make the debut lineup.

As the contestants got settled into their seats, many familiar faces created chatter in the crowd. The contestants of “Fantasy Boys” come from various countries, including China, Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan. Among the contestants are Thai actors Yaya and Santa, Ciipher’s leader Moon Hyunbin, Hong Seongmin who appeared in the “Fantasy Boys” teaser, Kim Wooseok, whose older sister is MAJORS’ Suzy, and Yu Junwon, a former HYBE trainee who competed on “&Audition – The Howling” which gave rise to &Team.

The premiere broadcast featured the contestants’ first admissions assessment where they performed in front of the mentors. If chosen by all four mentors, contestants were ranked “first class,” while contestants receiving only two or three votes were ranked “second class.” Contestants receiving no votes were put into “third class” and risked being eliminated from the competition with their admission being put on hold.

Spoilers

Check out the performances from Episode 1 below!

Yu Junwon (first class) – “Hate Everything” (orig. G.Soul)

TK (third class) – “You Were Beautiful” (orig. DAY6)

Kang Minseo (second class) – “LIT” (orig. ONEUS)

Oh Hyeontae (first class) – “3 O’Clock Things” (orig. AJR)

Kim Wooseok (second class) – “Candy” (orig. NCT DREAM)

Daniel Hyunoo Lachapelle (third class) – “Hype Boy” (orig. NewJeans)

Moon Jaeyoung (third class) – “Stand By Me” (orig. SHINee)

Hong Seongmin (first class) – “Criminal” (orig. SHINee’s Taemin)

Other contestants included Kang Daehyeon, who was placed into first class after performing SuperM’s “Tiger Inside,” and Nam Jinmyung, who landed in third class following his cover of MONSTA X’s “Alligator.”

Japanese actor Shiryu surprised the mentors by revealing that his dance teacher was Koharu Sugawara, who has participated in choreographing for SHINee’s Taemin. Although he wowed the judges with his dance, they agreed that his vocal performance was in need of improvement so Shiryu was ranked in second class.

Hikaru, another Japanese contestant, performed “The Eve” by EXO and was ranked in first class, while Chinese contestant K-Soul was ranked in second class following his performance of SHINee’s Taemin’s “Goodbye.” After an impressive rap performance that earned high praise from Jeon Soyeon, Kim Beomjun was ranked into second class.

The next episode of MBC’s “Fantasy Boys” airs on April 6 at 10 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki!

The full premiere of “Fantasy Boys” will soon be available with English subtitles on Viki below:

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