Chinese survival present “Idol Producer” is making ready for a brand new season.
On September 10, Ilgan Sports reported that the upcoming third season of “Idol Producer” was contacting a number of Korean businesses to discover Chinese K-pop idols who’ve already debuted or Chinese trainees who’ve gone via the K-pop system who’re interested by showing on the present.
“Idol Producer” is a Chinese survival program that airs on China’s largest platform iQIYI. The third season is the primary of the sequence to characteristic feminine contestants and will probably be a collaboration with girl group SNH48.
At SNH48’s sixth basic election on July 27, it was formally introduced that the girl group can be collaborating with “Idol Producer” season three. SNH48’s unit 7SENSES, who had their Korean debut on MBC’s “Show Champion” with Shinsadong Tiger-produced monitor “Swan,” additionally appeared within the teaser for the survival present.
The manufacturing means of the third season of “Idol Producer” is much like that of “Produce 48,” which was collaboration between Mnet and Japanese girl group AKB48. SNH48 bought copyrights from AKB48’s administration firm initially of its formation and has since branched out to function independently as China’s largest world idol group.
It is unclear if “Idol Producer” season three is an imitation of the “Produce 101” sequence or if the producers bought copyrights earlier than its manufacturing. iQIYI was accused of copyright infringement for the reason that starting of the manufacturing of “Idol Producer.” Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) criticized “Idol Producer” for extreme copyright infringement, stating that it was 88 % much like the “Produce 101” sequence. Tencent, which formally bought copyrights from Mnet, launched the official Chinese model of “Produce 101” and produced the girl group Rocket Girls. The program achieved 4.7 billion views in two months throughout its run, and WJSN’s Mei Qi got here in at No. 1 with 185.2 million votes.
A supply working within the leisure business in China mentioned, “Whether or not this system is an imitation, it’s true that Chinese audition packages largely want [people] from the K-pop business. This not solely applies to the audition individuals, but additionally to the MCs and panelists. Those who’ve skilled the K-pop system are undoubtedly sooner at adapting to this system.”
Sources from numerous businesses commented, “It’s true that we acquired affords saying that they have been producing an audition program in China. To our information, no company has decided about showing on the present but. It’s one thing to consider internally.”
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