'Boys Planet', male version of Mnet 'Girls Planet 999', to debut a new boy group by 2023
Mnet will hold auditions in 63 countries for their boy group survival show 'Boys Planet' that is slated to air in 2023
Mnet has made a name for itself when it comes to survival shows. Over the last year, newer versions of these shows have made their appearance on the platform, 'Street Woman Fighter', 'Kingdom' and 'Girls Planet 999'. After the success of 'Kingdom' and other versions like 'Queendom', 'Kingdom Legendary War', and 'Queendom 2', Mnet has also released the female counterpart version of popular 2021 shows, like 'Street Woman Fighter' and 'Girls Planet 999'.
Now that the dance variety show 'Street Man Fighter' is soon going to air, Mnet's highly awaited male-group survival show 'Boys Planet 2022' is also eagerly awaited. The male version of the survival show was announced soon after its female counterpart 'Girls Planet 999' was released but it seems like the show will take some time to air. Recently, Mnet announced that 'Boys Planet' will be released in 2023 as the channel was lined up with a lot of other shows. However, Mnet has now announced that the boy group that will be formed from 'Boys Planet' will also make their debut in 2023.
Mnet announces a global audition for 'Boys Planet'
Mnet has announced that 'Boys Planet' will feature male contestants from all around the world, with the producers holding auditions in 63 countries. The first round of applications for 'Boys Planet' will be accepted until August 21 from boys around the world including countries like Korea, Japan, and China in East Asia as well as international regions like Europe, America, Oceania, US, UK, France, and Germany, among others.
The female counterpart of the show, 'Girls Planet 999,' included 99 female contestants from Korea, Japan, and China where 33 from each country competed against one another. The Top 9 contestants were clubbed together to form the girl group Kep1er, which made its debut early this year. 'Girls Planet 999' recorded global votings from 175 countries and regions around the world with a cumulative 12,973 million votes - the highest number of votes in an audition program. 'Boys Planet' is also expected to reach similar dizzying heights in terms of popularity.
'Boys Planet' will aim at debuting the most talented boys as K-pop idols in a group, which is why it is important for global applicants to appeal not only to their singing, dancing, and rap skills in the K-pop genre but also their passion for K-pop and their earnest desire to debut. On the other hand, 'Boys Planet' is opening auditions to all males born before January 1, 2010, regardless of nationality, as well as individual trainees even if they have a current agency or have a history of debuting as an idol in the past.