The Details about Boys24, the Survival Show that Created the Boy Band IN2IT

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Learn More About the Boy Band Born From a Survival Show, IN2IT

There are many ways in which several agencies in South Korea have given birth to new groups, one of which is by making a survival show where many trainees compete for positions to debut as well-known idols. As Starship Entertainment made the No Mercy survival show and formed the boy group MONSTA X, YG Entertainment made the MIXNINE survival show and formed the girl group TWICE. Besides, the M!Net tv channel also made the Produce 101 Season 1 and Season 2 as survival shows to debut a girl group and a boy band with 11 members, IOI and Wanna One.

In this article, Channel Korea will give you a run-through of everything about the survival show Boys24 that formed the boy band IN2IT. Boys24 or Sonyeon Ishipsa is a survival show aired in 2016 by CJ E&M Entertainment. The group consists of twenty-seven members divided into four units, Yellow Unit, White Unit, Green Unit, and Sky Unit. CJ E&M Entertainment announced that they were investing 25 billion won ($20.6 million) over the next three years in a new boy band to perform throughout the year at a permanent venue. From the Boys24 survival show, eight members were selected who managed to occupy positions to debut as members of the boy bands under the name IN2IT.

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Boys24 Survival Show

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Boys24 is a survival show made by CJ E&M Entertainment in 2016 to form a boy band. Boys24 consists of twenty members in the group divided into four units: white unit, yellow unit, green unit, and sky unit. The first promotional unit is Park Doha’s BOYS24 The 1st Semi-Final concert, Hwang Inho, Oh Jin-seok, Kim Sung-hyun, Kim Yong-hyun, Jung Yeontae, Yoo Young-doo, and Han Hyunuk. CJ E&M Entertainment were investing 25 billion won ($20.6 million) over the next three years in a new boy band to perform throughout the year at a permanent venue. CJ E&M had named the boy band and the project name Boys24, to air the whole process from selecting members to performing in front of audiences.

The concept of Boys24 is of the total of 5500 applicants, 49 were selected by Mnet.com as untreated gemstones. First, Boys24’s stage was set as four stages, the first being excavation. The second stage was competition. The unfinished 49 people formed a total of seven teams, where they would vividly confirm their intense competition. The third stage was growth, a process of the Boys24 24-member, which would be confirmed in the theater. The final stage was evolution. It could be said that they had evolved to become a crystal, and among the 24 people, a few select members who had the highest level in all aspects would make their debut as an idol group. They would enter the world of pro and start a full-scale activity.

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The auditions were held from January 18th, 2016 until February 19th, 2016. However, due to the large number of applicants, which was more than 4000, the final date of the auditions was shifted to March 1st, 2016. Forty-nine participants who passed the audition were competing in a survival show which began airing on June 18th, 2016. After the survival show ended, twenty-eight people were selected as Boys24 members, and the group held their concert three to five days a week in rotation. The concert was set to take place at the Boys 24 X Booto Hall, also known as Mesa Hall, near Shinsegae’s duty-free shop in Myeongdong, Seoul. The first concert was held on September 22nd, 2016.

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After completing 260 concerts, the final group was selected from The Final, consisting of eight members: Yoo Youngdoo, Jeong Yeontae, Hwang Inho, Han Hyunuk, Isaac Voo, Lee Inpyo, Kim Jinsub, and Kim Sunghyun. They debuted on October 26th, 2017, as IN2IT.

Boys24 Unit Black

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Black unit was the first promotional group of BOYS24 and they officially debuted on April 10th with their album Steal Your Heart. This 8-member group is full of talent and their songs are absolutely amazing. This new name signifies that the members were different colored teams.

A source from BOYS24 stated, “The Black BOYS24 first promotional group unit officially starts their promotions. As their name was chosen by fans, Unit Black will actively promote with pride in their name. Please give the group a lot of attention and love.”

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1. Park Doha

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Stage Name: Doha

Date of Birth: March 27th, 1992

Age: 27 years old

Position: Black Unit Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 65 kg

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Aries

Subunit: Unit White and Unit Black

2. Yu Young Doo

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Stage Name: Youngdoo

Date of Birth: April 1st, 1992

Age: 27 years old

Position: Main Vocalist

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 57 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Aries

Subunit: Unit White and Unit Black

3. Jung Yeon Tae

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Stage Name: Yeontae

Date of Birth: July 6th, 1992

Age: 27 years old

Position: Vocalist

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Cancer

Subunit: Unit Purple and Unit Black

4. Han Hyun Wook

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Stage Name: Hyun Uk

Date of Birth: September 26th, 1994

Age: 25 years old

Position: Lead Vocalist

Height: 179 cm

Weight: 63 kg

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Libra

Subunit: Unit Black and Unit White

5. Oh Jin Seok

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Stage Name: Jin Seok

Date of Birth: January 7th, 1995

Age: 24 years old

Position: Main Rapper

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 52 kg

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Capricorn

Subunit: Unit White and Unit Black

6. Kim Sung Hyun

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Stage Name: Sunghyun

Date of Birth: March 3rd, 1996

Age: 23 years old

Position: Unit Purple Leader, Lead Rapper

Height: 186 cm

Weight: 71 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Pisces

Subunit: Unit Purple and Unit Black

7. Kim Yong Hyun

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Stage Name: Yonghyun

Date of Birth: September 13th, 1996

Age: 23 years old

Position: Main Rapper

Height: 174 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Virgo

Subunit: Unit Blue and Unit Black

8. Hwang In Ho

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Stage Name: In ho

Date of Birth: June 21st, 1993

Age: 23 years old

Position: Blue Team Leader, Main Vocalist

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Cancer

Subunit: Unit Blue and Unit Black

Boys24 Episodes

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The show consists of 8 episodes, airing from June 18th to August 6th, 2016. The highest ratings for this show are 0.8% with Oh Yeon-seo as MC, Shin Hye-sung and Lee Min-woo as directors, Jeon Bong -jin as Vocal Master, Ha Hwi-dong as Dance Master, Vasco as Rap Master, Yoo Jae-hwan as Special Vocal Master, Basick as Special Rap Master, Choi Young-joon as Special Dance Master.

Episode 1 is for TOP7 selection, episode 2 is for TOP7 choosing Unit members and missions, episode 3 is for Unit missions, episode 4 is for First Unit Mission, episode 5 is for Second Unit Mission, episode 6 is for Third Unit Mission, episode 7 is for the Third Unit Mission, and last episode 8 is for the Final Mission Unit.

Boys24 Announcing the Final Member

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The winners of BOYS24 are Unit Yellow, Unit White, Unit Green, and Unit Sky. Unit Yellow was selected as the MVP team and was awarded 200 million won of investment into their music production and unit activities promotion. Sangmin from Unit Sky withdrew from BOYS24 due to personal reasons, which included health issues.

Online votes were held to pick five contestants who were formerly eliminated on the show to replace Sangmin’s position. The votes took place August 10–15 with the winners of the vote being announced on August 16th. The five contestants with the highest votes were Jin Sungho, Jung Yeontae, Han Hyunuk, Kim Sunghyun, and Tak Jinkyu. Jin Sungho was added to Unit Green, Jung Yeontae was added to Unit Yellow, Kim Sunghyun was added to Unit White, Han Hyunuk and Tak Jinkyu were added to Unit Sky. The final group was selected from The Final, consisting of eight members: Yoo Youngdoo (Yoo Jiahn), Jeong Yeontae, Hwang Inho, Han Hyunuk, Isaac Voo, Lee Inpyo, Kim Jinsub, and Kim Sunghyun. They debuted on October 26th, 2017, as IN2IT.

Boys24 Hwayoung Scandal

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Not all survival shows go smoothly, there are some trainees who experience scandals and cause rumors to spread widely and make many people give negative comments. One of the Boys24 members, Lee Hwayoung, was hit by a scandal for insulting fans.

On February 8th, 2017, someone claiming to be Lee Hwayoung’s ex-girlfriend uploaded a voice recording of him badmouthing fans, and the file was quickly spread through the internet. In the recording, he said, “I like being called oppa. Not by fans though. That’s fucking shitty. It sucks at hi-touch sessions, you know, those events where we hold our fans’ hands and greet them. We have to greet 700 or 800 people and it makes me want to throw up. Seriously, their breaths smell like crap.”

After the rumor spread, CJ E&M Entertainment made a related statement about the Lee Hwayoung scandal case. CJ E&M Entertainment wrote,

“This is a note of apology from CJ E&M/LIVEWORKS COMPANY to the people who love Boys24. First, we sincerely apologize to everyone who was shocked and offended because of the internet news last night. Especially, we really do apologize to the fans who have loved and supported ‘Boys24’ and its concert at ‘Boys24 Hall’ since Boys24 premiered last year.”

“All the while, we recognized the problem with this issue, which would heavily influence the image of Boys24. So, we have repeatedly given a chance to redeem himself. But despite it all, Hwayoung, as written on various social media outlets and Internet message boards today, brought fans to grief and made them disappointed again.”

“Therefore, we understand the situation which is why we held an emergency meeting. We discussed with him and his issue are in progress. We will state our official position next week, and I will inform you that you will not appear on ‘Boys24 LIVE Concert’ from Friday, February 10th. Lastly, we have apologized for and supported Boys24, we apologize from the bottom of our heart for this problem. Thank you.”

IN2IT, The Group that was Formed from Boys24

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After a very long journey from Boys24’s survival show, finally, a boy band was formed called IN2IT, which consisted of 7 members, Yoo Ji-ahn, Jung Yeon-tae, Hwang In-ho, Han Hyun-uk, Lee In-pyo, Kim Sung -hyun, and Isaac Voo.

Originally, an eight-member boy band, they debuted on October 26th, 2017, with Carpe Diem and the lead single, “Amazing.” Kim Jin-sub left the group in March 2018 due to health reasons. The group name, IN2IT gives a direct meaning to it as well as that which brings together the meanings will make fans fall into their intuitive charms.

On April 19th, 2018, IN2IT made their comeback with a single titled “Snapshot.” IN2IT released their second single album titled Into The Night Fever featuring three songs “Sorry For My English,” “Geronimo,” and “It’s U” on July 26th, 2018.