My daughter Kea, mentioned a new show called I-Land. It is a reality show (for boys from different countries) that aims to find and create the next big KPop group for BeLift Lab. BeLift Lab (also known as BE:LIFT) is a South Korean label jointly established by Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM.
I-Land Training Ground
The young boys’ persona as future Kpop idols are being trained and developed, and the “I-Land” will be the ground for their growth. They have mentioned in their social media pages:
We also have favorites that aren’t in the I-Land, but our top picks happen to be always in the top list of trainees chosen by the judges and mentors too. I also posted and shared my personal favorites on my Instagram account.
My Top 7 are K, Sunghoon, Jake, Jay, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Heeseung. These boys happen to be my daughter’s top picks too. We also liked EJ, Daniel, Geonu and Kyungmin, as they have their own strong skills too.
I have always supported my daughter with her fangirling moments, and this isn’t the first time that we both enjoyed the experience. We have liked local and foreign singers, actors and actresses, and groups. I can still remember how happy and shy she was all at the same time when she finally got to meet Jameson Blake during the Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi movie premiere, which we were invited to see.
I saw the teenage me in her. All excited and giddy, but when fronted by the admired celebrity, becomes all timid and cold. Funny, but that is just how we are. That even makes the experience a lot memorable.
Since I really liked K amongst the I-Land candidates, I requested for Kea to draw him in chibi version. That’s the image above. I had it printed into stickers and thinking of asking her for another version. Haha!
The new global idol group will soon be named, and the Top 7 trainees will be picked. Six of the new group’s members will be selected by the global fans thru voting, and the seventh member will be picked by PD Bang Si Hyuk and the mentors. We can’t wait for the finale. BTS and TXT will be there during the announcement, tp welcome their new brothers.
Have you seen the I-Land too? Who amongst the trainees are your best seven? Let’s dream with these boys, and wish them success as we all welcome them to the music industry.