'Mentor Lisa is back': Blackpink star returns to 'Youth With You' Season 3, all you need to know about iQIYI show

iQiyi dropped the news on social media, writing, 'The year of 2021 will continue to witness the performances of our dance mentor LISA. Ready to dance and carnival along with her?'


                            'Mentor Lisa is back': Blackpink star returns to 'Youth With You' Season 3, all you need to know about iQIYI show
Lisa of Blackpink (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

If you're a fan of Lisa from the powerful K-pop girl group Blackpink, you'll want to tune in to the upcoming third season of 'Youth With You'. The words "MENTOR LISA IS BACK" began trending on Twitter today in an outpour of fan excitement when the Blackpink star was announced to appear on the show. Check out the announcement, new teaser poster, for Season 3 of 'Youth With You' below.

BLACKPINK performs at Sahara Tent during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 12, 2019 in Indio, California.

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Although it hasn't been revealed yet when we can watch the new season, a teaser has dropped the famously ambiguous term "COMING SOON" to get fans hyped. Watch this space for further details in the future, once we discover an official date.

Teaser

The show's network iQIYI dropped the news on their social media, writing "The year of 2021 will continue to witness the performances of our dance mentor LISA," on Twitter, adding, "Ready to dance and carnival along with her?" The announcement also came with a poster featuring the singer against a rough-painted backdrop and the words "COMING SOON." Check out the announcement below.



 

What is 'Youth With You'?

For those needing an introduction, 'Youth With You' is a Chinese girl group elimination reality show, meaning Lisa is likely to travel to China if Season 3 is not going virtual amid the pandemic. The series premiered on March 12, 2020, through the iQiyi video platform. 

Lisa from Blackpink attends the Prada show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on February 20, 2020 in Milan, Italy.

Lisa is one of the continual mentors on the show (alongside Jony J and Ella Chen) which is presented by Cai Xukun. 'Youth With You' introduces 109 female trainees from several companies, who are voted on by viewers. The top trainees (usually consisting of nine) who garner the most votes in the season finale get to debut in a girl group - although some fans are speculating this season will bring in boys for a boy group. The Chinese girl group THE9 was the chosen group for a previous season. Aspiring young girls who can sing and dance well will move towards the final debut through a four-month training and stage competition.

Lisa has been recognized as both a visually stunning member of Blackpink with an amazing set of dance skills and stage presence to match. Some fans have also affectionately noted her "strict" stance toward trainees, which is exactly what they will need if they're entering the highly competitive and demanding career of music.

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