Idols which will take a part in Produce 101 Season 2
I’m not 101% sure but it’s the part of idols which I heard about and they will be participants of Produce 101 Season 2. If I’m wrong with any contestants or I didn’t mention any of them just comment/write to me^^ No hesitation 😘 I will try to update this list as often as I can (o^^o)
☆Kid Monster (KQ Sound)
☆Oscar Kim Timoteo (KQ Sound, Former SM trainee)
☆SungWoon (KQ Sound)
☆Punch aka Samuel ( Brave Ent. and also was one of the pre-debut members of Seventeen)
Others but not less important:
☆Jung Jinyung (former YG trainee, KQ trainee, Mix And Match)
☆Seok Daehwan (KQ Produce)
☆Shin Dongjin (former Pledis Ent. trainee that was part of group “Seventeen” during their pre-debut days)
☆Yao Ming Ming (FNC Ent., set up debut with upcoming group ACEMAX-Black, pre-debut member of Seventeen)
☆Jang Moonbok (O&O solo artist debuted with song “Hip Hop President” in 2016)
☆Park Yongjoo (SM trainee from Super Idol)
☆Roh Jihoon (Cube Ent.’s solo artist, Birth Of The Great Star contestant)
☆Lee Daeyeol (Woollim Ent. trainee, Sungyeol’s [Infinite] brother)
Breaking newsfor Inspirits and K-Pop fans in general.
It has been revealed by Woollim Entertainment that Hoya has chosen not to renew his contract as a member of INFINITE as well as his contract with Woollim. You can read the full statement from the company below:
As I type this, I am admittedly an ugly mess. I woke up from a nap this evening & I saw an article that came out a few minutes beforehand about Hoya’s contract renewal, saying that he did not go through with it. Groggily, I clicked on it, not thinking much.
I sat wide awake as I read the sentence once, twice, over and over and my mind couldn’t even properly process it. Leaving?? Actually leaving???
Let me back up, as in, a few months before all this unfolded. Infinite was supposed to come back in May, as announced in their third fan-meeting and everything. Sunggyu was having health issues and the comeback naturally got pushed back. Their 7th Anniversary eventually came around, but I kinda felt like it was a quiet celebration. There were a few SNS posts, but no annual live broadcast, apparently due to issues with gathering all the members in one place. (When they said this, I thought to myself, ‘This is their SEVENTH anniversary, but they can’t even get together just for that???’ *sad but also equally confused face*). Their contracts came to an end, but there was no official word of their next steps for quite a while. In the middle, we got a little announcement that discussions were still going on and that they were all headed in a positive direction. Weeks trickled past. It was rumored that all re-signed except for one member, supposedly L, but that was just a false report. Three excruciating months later, it is revealed that everyone but Hoya renewed their contract with Woollim Ent. And then the next day, they announced his departure from the company, and the group completely.
I honestly did not see it coming. Throughout these three anxiety-filled months, I kept preparing myself for the worst, which was presumably an official disbandment. But never in the slightest could I imagine a falling apart. A break up?? The loss of a piece that makes them whole? Not hiatus, not disbandment, not separate ways, but the genuine departure of a member. An entire member. I just……….. of all groups to ever pull this off (and we all know that plenty of 2nd gen. groups have been through this, GG, Teen Top, Beast, 2NE1, Apink, Girls’ Day, etc.) INFINITE was one to follow this….. “trend”. This wretched trail of pain that way too many groups have crossed several times.
Before I go into how I feel overall, I just want to make it clear that of course, I will still support Infinite as 6 members, and Hoya in his personal endeavors unconditionally, no matter what. I’ve literally been following them for over 6 frking years now, how could I just abandon any of them like that? No, lol, I’m in way too deep, y’all. So yes, I will never ever ever everrrrrrrrrr bash or disrespect their decisions in any way. I will, of course, wholeheartedly accept this with open arms because that is what true fans do. And if anything, considering that this is what we’ve come to after THREE entire months, doesn’t that just further prove to us how hard this probably was for the members, and staff, and just everyone else collectively? Clearly, a lot of thought went into this. This wasn’t impulsive. This is for the better, and I will fully respect that.
HOWEVER, I am, after all, a fking diehard Inspirit and these boys have literally defined my years as I’ve matured into an adult. They’ve been with me through thick and thin, and as I like to say, my “part-time lifeline”. Even though I almost basically despise current kpop (I will say this several times, but 2nd gen. kpop is dead & gone and that’s something I will mourn for a while), Infinite has always been there. They are my Day 1′s, and as time went on, even when I got extremely busy w/ junior & senior year of high school, I still tried my best to keep up with them, support them, and just honestly, thank them. For being there. Because even as all these years passed before my eyes, they were still here, ALL 7 of them, still occasionally coming back with music for fans, still being Infinite. Just being Infinite. And I was (and still am) so eternally thankful for that. I watched groups lose members, go on hiatuses, or completely fall apart left and right, but Infinite promised us time and time again that they would be there no matter what. I can’t say this enough, but seriously, from the bottom of my heart, when I had time to just reflect on the years, I was just so so so so overwhelmingly thankful for them.
And so 1 member leaving was just……. it broke me to pieces. I was utterly, completely devastated. Because it was simply a reality I never saw coming. One I never wanted to believe in. I wanted to keep believing that they would continue on as seven for as long their hearts could desire, just as they’ve been doing for all these years. That they’d surpass Shinhwa, and be the longest-lasting boy group to exist, unchanged since debut. That they are family, brothers for life, that they would never separate in such a way. Not to say that they aren’t family anymore. But that their bond of trust would transcend any notions of breaking apart.
But really. It’s okay. Nothing lasts forever, and I know that very well. All good things must come to an end. And that is what I’ve had the most trouble dealing with ever since I read that sentence. This is the end of an era for the boys. This marks a new journey where nothing will be the same as it was before, for better or for worse, who knows yet. But we all have to say goodbye to the Infinite that existed before today. And that’s what’s really hard for me. That’s what has got me looking like an ugly sobbing mess for a good 8 hours today LOL. Because it’s really hard for me to say farewell so suddenly. But the storm will pass, with time.
And with that, I want to once again, thank Infinite, thank Hoya, thank the world for letting these boys shine brightly for the past 7 years, and to hopefully continue to shine even brighter for years to come. Thank you so much Hoya, for being such a pillar (—holy fck hold up, I never thought I’d be typing these words and now im a mess again, great) within Infinite.
Thank you for being the iconic dancing machine within Infinite.
Thank you for not only rapping impressively, but singing stunningly as well.
Thank you for venturing into the acting scene & pulling off amazing characters like in Reply 1997, Mask, My Lovely Girl, Radiant Office, and more.
Thank you for being a complete bora-dori.
Thank you for constantly expressing your passion for hip hop (remember when he talked about when he was younger, he even wished he was black??? AHAHAH good times :’)), whether it was through Infinite H, self-composed raps/songs, or your personal Youtube channel.
Thank you for gifting us with your iconic bitch face. (This might honeslty be the biggest thing I miss LOL jk jk ily hoya adjakfjlkf i cant rn)
Thank you for being a dork/dick half the time and always roasting the members without shame.
Thank you for yes, ddabong to u too times 5805925 LOL
Thank you for developing from that awk, Busan boy into a resilient Seoul man HAHAHHA proud of u tho
Thank you for your brows because we all know they were ur focal point ;)
Thank you for also unleashing ur inner hoaegi sometimes
Thank you for sincerely being one of the most passionate members ever. I think I can safely say that no one put more energy and fervor into a performance than you did.
Thank you for being a part of Infinite for these past 7 years. At this very moment, I cannot imagine an Infinite without you. I will miss everything you have given us, and more than anything, thank you for working so hard.
[MISC/TRANS] Kim Minseok mentioning Myungsoo in his interview
After changing his dream from a singer to an actor, he had to go through some hard time, having to take on various part time jobs. Even though so, Kim Minseok didn’t give up. He held on with the thought that, “I wasn’t exactly well off originally, it wouldn’t matter if I take on some hardships a little bit more.” It was INFINITE’s L whom he got to know from the drama “Shut Up Flower Boy Band” who lent him a hand. Seeing (Kim Minsuk) who went to audition everywhere without being under any agency, (L) introduced him to his own agency’s CEO. That had turned out to be his destiny, that he really ended up being signed under Woollim Entertainment.
I’m sorry for not updating this blog! A few stuff got in the way that didn’t allow me to post here more often. There will be a year in review for Woollim Entertainment, so please do look forward to that! The blog will be back really soon– by January (starting off fresh with everything!!), and it will be updated from there.