Produce 48 brings together 96 trainees, 48 girls from Japan’s
AKB48 system and 48 girls from different
entertainment companies in South Korea to form the first
Korean-Japanese girl group that will promote
for two and a half years. The trainees started filming on April
Like last season, SM, YG, and JYP opted not to send any
trainees to the show. However, Pledis
Entertainment sent After Schoolmember Lee Kaeun to the show,
who represents Korea as its “center”.
For the girls’ training, several artists were recruited for the
show: F.T. Island’s Lee Hong-gi and
former Sistar member Soyou as vocal trainer, rapper Cheetah for
rap training, choreographers
Bae Yoon-jeong and Choi Young-joon together with 1MILLION Dance
Studio’s May J Lee as dance trainers.
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