Before ENHYPEN turned ENHYPEN, the members went by means of a grueling choice course of. The choice course of? A 12-week survival actuality TV present that began off with 23 K-Pop trainees with weekly challenges and eliminations. The present, I-Land, was created by BeLift Lab (a media firm based by Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM).
Fans adopted alongside each week with the trainees and noticed their progress by means of dance and vocal challenges. Eventually, followers have been capable of vote for his or her favorites in hopes that they might safe a spot to debut within the group we later come to know and love as ENHYPEN.
So many moments from the present gave followers an intimate take a look at what these boys are like off stage. They’ve seen the boys dance whereas they washed dishes, play ghost pranks on each other, and collectively throw on face masks earlier than mattress. At that time, the toughest half was selecting your favourite amongst all of the contestants!
In Episode 4 of I-Land, Jungwon, Jay, and Okay have been chosen to take part within the dance problem (we later see that Sunghoon finally ends up becoming a member of the subunit rather than Jay). Given that the subunit they have been competing in opposition to have been Ni-Ki, Nicholas, and Jaeho and the spot they have been defending have been their very personal spots in I-Land, all of the boys understood the project.
Before the day of the primary performances the place the boys could be judged and critiqued by HYBE CEO Bang Si Hyuk himself, RAIN personally went to the I-Land trainees to supervise their observe.
RAIN, who’s a legend in his personal proper, sings, dances, acts, and produces music. A second-generation K-Pop idol turned actor, RAIN’s hottest songs are carried out by idols even at present! So to see a reputation like RAIN on the mentor listing for I-Land was an enormous deal for a lot of K-Pop followers.
For the dance problem, Jungwon, Jay, and Okay danced to a mashup of three songs, one in every of which was “Rainism” by RAIN himself! That’s some type of stress these boys will need to have felt performing RAIN’s personal hit track in entrance of him!
Of course, Jungwon’s hours of observe and talent shined by means of in his efficiency and RAIN was fast to indicate his nice shock and admiration.
It isn’t every single day you get a praise from somebody like RAIN — particularly after performing one in every of his personal songs. You can see that Jungwon wasn’t anticipating the decision out as he can’t include his happiness!
Jungwon’s outburst made the remainder of the I-Landers chuckle and it’s one which even Jungwon makes enjoyable of himself for even now.
A yr after I-Land premiered throughout one in every of ENHYPEN’s Dance JAM Lives from March seventh, Jay and Ni-ki are joined by Jungwon as they dance to a part of the identical choreography from Episode 4 of I-Land.
After they dance to “One of a Kind,” Jay asks Jungwon if he remembers the dance for “Rainism” since he can’t appear to recollect it. Jungwon instantly quotes RAIN on the point out of the track by saying “Jungwon, why didn’t I know about your amazing dance skills?” Jay is aware of precisely what Jungwon’s referring to and mimics the humorous second from again in I-Land.
ENHYPEN’s been busy this yr as they recorded and launched their first full-length album, DIMENSION: DILEMMA on October twelfth, and acquired the Gold Disc Certification by promoting greater than 100,000 copies within the month of October! With their comeback, Jungwon and the remainder of ENHYPEN have been busier than ever, so it’s good to see the boys nonetheless remembering humorous moments like this even now!
Who’s excited for his or her second world fan assembly on November nineteenth EN-CONNECT: COMPANION?