I have watched Produce 48 from the start of the show. Last Friday, the variety show has ended and a new group is waiting to debut. I watched it live in the web. I may not understand what they were saying since there were no subtitles but I still cried a lot and was surprised with the result.
To be clear, this is my personal opinion so I don’t intend to hurt anybody. And I don’t own the photos except for my top 12 before finals.
My top 12 before the finals
Honestly, I’m new to KPop so I may not have judged correctly or group them badly. I picked my top 12 mostly by how I got attracted with them individually. I really like the voice of Yuri, Miyu and Haeyoon so I included them. I picked Eunbi and Chaeyeon for their leadership and voice and of course I really love Chaeyeon’s dance skill. I really am rooting for Chowon because she was full of surprises. I picked Yena for her energy. I chose Sakura, Nako and Hitomi because I really got attracted with them, they also have a lot of experiences and they have been consistent in being in the top 12. I picked Ahn Yujin and Kim Minju because I really like them from episode 1 until the end. Lee Chaeyeon, Miyawaki Sakura, Ahn Yujin and Kim Minju are my bias.
Final Top 12
#11: Kim Min joo
I really like this girl. When the show started, she really had a low confidence in herself and it seemed like she only have a beautiful face. But as the show continued, she gained confidence little by little and showed her true talents. She may not picked up adance immediately but when she does, she is very stable. She also has a beautiful voice. I know that there are girls more talented than her that’s why I was really nervous during the finals. She got in and I believe she deserves it. She did her best. I really love her.
#10: Kim Chae won
Forgive me, but I really didn’t notice Kim Chae won in the show that is why she is not in my top 12. I’ve rewatched few episodes and of course the final episode before writing this. She is a good dancer and has good vocals. I know she deserves it, she captured the hearts of Koreans after all.
#9: Honda Hitomi
This girl is really cute. I was captivated with her chubby cheeks. She has a cute voice and also dances well. She has been quite stable in being one of the top 12, that’s why I noticed her. I’m glad she is part of the group.
#8: Kang Hye won
I really liked her relationship with Minami. She also improved a lot during the show and decided to be rapper in the group. Don’t judge me, it’s not that I hate her and I still believe she deserves it. She’s not one of my top 12 but she captivated the hearts of Koreans so yes. Maybe it should have been Chowon or Gaeun, but it’s her and I’m okay with it now.
#7: Kwon Eun bi
I really like this girl specially during the concept evaluation when she really proved her leadership skill. I hope she becomes the leader of Izone. She also have a very good voice. She already debut before so she has experience. I’m happy she’s part of the group.
#6: Yabuki Nako
The shortest of them all and also the cutest of them all, Nako! I really like her. She is also a great vocalist. She was part of the Class F during the audition but went up to Class A. She’s also been quite consistent in being part of the top 12.
#5: Ahn Yoo jin
I really love Ahn Yu Jin when the show started because she is so beautiful and so talented but it seems like as the show continued, other trainees were catching up and it’s hard to improve when you’re already good. Still, I like her and I am really glad she became one of the final members. She is a good rapper, singer and dancer. She has been consistent in being part of the top 12, until the 11th episode happened that’s why I got nervous if she will still win.
#4: Choi Ye na
I am really happy she became part of the top 12. I really love her energy and she is talented as well. When I saw her as the center during the finals, I got really proud because she did it really well.
#3: Jo Yu ri
I really lost my hope when she didn’t get called at first but I was surprised that she is in the top 3 and I know she is surprised as well. I’m really proud of her. I think everyone is captivated by her voice.
#2: Miyawaki Sakura
I was expecting her to be the center of this group, I had no doubts at all but she didn’t become the top 1. I got really disappointed. I know that there are girls more talented or beautiful than her but she has something the other girls don’t have. I don’t know how to explain this, but her aura is so captivating when she performs. Even though she is not the center in their performances, I could still see her and it felt like she was the center of every performance they did. The process may be disappointing sometimes but during every performance, she did very well. I hope she will become the face of the group and center when they perform in Japan. I really love her.
#1: Jang Won young
She is not part of my top 12 but I already expected her to be part of the top 12. She is good in expressing, she is also talented and beautiful but I am not captivated by her, I don’t know why. She has been consistent in being part of the top 12. I hope she will do a really great job as the center of Izone.
#12: Lee Chae yeon
I was expecting this girl to compete with Sakura for first place but she didn’t, I don’t have any idea why. Chaeyeon is very talented in singing and of course in dancing. She is the best dancer in all the trainees. She also has good leadership and she is beautiful. I know all the trainers like her. I am still happy she became part of the final group.
My Major Disappointments:
I got disappointed with Lee Chae yeon’s and Sakura’s place but I’m happy they will debut together though. The ship is sailing. I am so inlove with them.
I really want this girl to debut with them. Han Cho won is everything, beautiful, great singer, great rapper, good dancer. I am so disappointed she didn’t become part of the group.
Yes, Lee Gaeun is not part of my top 12 but I really expected her to be since she was consistent and even rank 1 many times. When it come to experience and talent she has it both. I like her. I thought she’ll make it, but she didn’t.
I may be a little bit disappointed at first but I will still support this group. They all did their very best and they all deserve to debut. I will learn to like them all individually and love the group. After all, it won’t be complete without one of them. I’m super excited. Fighting IZONE!!!
Of course, I will still support the trainees who didn’t make it specially Miyu, Chowon, Haeyoon, and Gaeun. They still have a bright future ahead of them.