The entertainment company behind FT Island, AOA, CNBlue, and N.Flying just announced they'll be putting together a new boy group with the help of...
you guessed it...
a reality TV show.
This seems to be the trend and it really is hard for me to get used to.
Seeing trainees' dreams be crushed right in front of my eyes is rough, no matter how scripted the show is.
This is actually getting more and more common in Japan, specifically in the huge idol groups like the girls in Love Live (that suuupes popular anime)!
The fans get to choose how certain members look, their backstory (since they're related to an anime, the fans can choose their fiction characters!) and even concepts!
Do you like that fans have more say in the production of their idols, or does that ruin the magic and surprise?
What do you guys think of all these idol TV shows like Produce 101, WIN, and Sixteen?
Groups that were created from survival shows:
WINNER (well, they got to debut before iKon...)
A member of KARA
who did I miss....