Girl-Group Main Vocals are Showing Off Their Skills on ‘V-1’: From April’s Jinsol To WJSN’s Yeonjung

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Details About Girl Group Main Vocals on ‘V-1’

Survival audition programs are among the most popular TV shows in South Korea, and they often function as a gateway not only for many trainees to debut as an idol but also for idols who have debuted to gain more fame.

Recently, tvN has launched a new pilot program titled V-1 that is focused on active girl group members which aired last Chuseok holiday. V-1 is a girl group vocalist survival program that picks the best vocal queen among girl group members.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed explanation of everything about girl group main vocals who are showing off their skills on V-1: from April’s Jinsol to WJSN’s Yeonjung. So, stay tuned!

About tvN’s V-1

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V-1 was a pilot television program for Chuseok Special that aired on tvN from September 13th to September 15th, 2019. The show was hosted by Kang Ho-dong.

The pilot program titled V-1 is a combination of “V” from Vocal and “1” from No.1. The purpose of the program is to find the best vocalist and vocal queen among the active girl group members.

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The registration for the program was open to all girl group members, regardless of their positions in their groups. The journey of the show began in July. After contestants submitted their audition videos, the production team then selected 24 girl group members and uploaded their audition clips on V-1‘s official website. The public voted them through the website and only the top 12 girl group members in votes would perform and compete in the main competition.

Producing director of the program V-1, Park Sang-hyuk, said that out of the many girl group members, there are many vocalists with outstanding skills outside of their performances on stage. He trusted that the viewers will do a good job in choosing 12 contestants for the final round out of the 24 who were chosen for the first round.

Survival Show Contestants

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The girl group members who wanted to star in V-1 had to submit an application along with a video file that captures their singing skills. The audition videos of 24 contestants that were chosen out of the 86 applicants by the judges were uploaded on the V-1 official website and they would be voted by the public to determine the finalists who get an opportunity to sing and compete on the actual stage. 

Here are the 24 contestants that were chosen by the judges’ review and online voting for the first round.

DIA’s Huihyeon

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Huihyeon is a South Korean rapper of the girl group DIA. She is a former trainee of Woollim Entertainment and trained with the members of Lovelyz. In 2016 she temporarily withdrew from the group and joined the survival show Produce 101, as she had signed a contract with the show before her debut with DIA. After the end of the show, she re-joined the group and changed her stage name from Cathy to her birth name Huihyeon.

She joined tvN’s new survival show V-1 and she sang the song “Happy Me” by Eco for the audition video to showcase her singing skills.

APRIL’s Chaewon

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Chaewon is a South Korean singer under DSP Media and a member of the girl group April. She is the leader, the main vocalist, and the rapper of the group.

For the audition video of the V-1 program, she chose the song “The Day Was Beautiful” by Kassy.

Gugudan’s Nayoung

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Kim Na-Young is a South Korean singer and dancer under Jellyfish Entertainment. Nayoung debuted as a member of Gugudan in 2016. She is the lead dancer in Gugudan. She was a former contestant on the first season of Produce 101 and was ranked 14th in the show.

In 2019, she participated in tvN’s V-1. She auditioned for the program with Wine Loop’s song “What Are You Talking About.”

HASHTAG’s Dajeong

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Dajeong is a singer under LUK Factory. She is the leader, main dancer, main rapper and vocalist of the girl group Hashtag and the project group PURPLE. In 2016, she participated in the survival show Produce 101, where she represented Hello Music Entertainment.

In 2019, she joined tvN’s new program V-1 and sang “Don’t You Know” by Heize for the audition.

GWSN’s Lena

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Lena is a singer and a member of the girl group GWSN. In the group, she is the main vocalist and the youngest member. She auditioned for the tvN’s V-1 by singing Chen’s “Beautiful Goodbye.”

Sonamoo’s Minjae

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Minjae is a member of the girl group SONAMOO under TS Entertainment. She is the main vocalist of the group. She sang Kim Bo Kyung’s song “Don’t Think You’re Alone” in the audition for V-1.

Cherry Bullet’s Bora

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Kim Bo-Ra is a singer and dancer under FNC Entertainment. Bora debuted as a member of Cherry Bullet in 2019. She is the Main Vocalist of Cherry Bullet. Bora sang Ben’s song “Love, ing” for the V-1 audition.

GWSN’s Seoryoung

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Seoryoung is a member of the girl group GWSN under Kiwi Pop. She is also the leader and main vocalist of the group. Seoryoung and her fellow group member Lena joined tvN’s pilot program V-1.

She recorded Ailee’s song “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow” for the show’s video audition.

HASHTAG’s Seungmin

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Another Hashtag member also participated in tvN’s V-1, and she is Seungmin. Seungmin is the main vocalist of Hashtag. For her audition for V-1, she sang Ailee’s “Ice Flower.”

Pink Fantasy’s SeeA

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Kang Eun-young, or better known by her stage name SeeA, is a singer under My Doll Entertainment. SeeA debuted as a member of Pink Fantasy in 2018. She is the main rapper and lead vocalist of the group. She performed Mamamoo’s song “Decalcomanie” for V-1‘s audition.

Dreamcatcher’s Siyeon

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Siyeon is the main vocalist of the girl group Dreamcatcher and former member of the girl group MINX. She took part in the girl group vocal competition V-1 and got to the finals, gaining attention for being a versatile singer, singing between ballad, rock, and blues. She auditioned for the show with Maktub’s song “Inside Me.”

WJSN’s Yeonjung

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Yeonjung is a former member of I.O.I. and is the main vocalist of the South Korean-Chinese girl group Cosmic Girls. She joined Cosmic Girls as the 13th member in July 2016. She gained stardom after appearing on Mnet’s Produce 101, and made her mark as a powerful vocalist of WJSN. In 2019, Yeonjung took part in V-1 where she sang U Sung Eun’s “Take Me Home” in the audition.

Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon

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Another Dreamcatcher member also took part in the girl group vocal competition V-1, and she is none other than Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon. Yoohyeon is the lead vocalist of Dreamcatcher. Yoohyeon covered the BTS song “Boy With Luv“ for the show’s audition video.

APRIL’s Chaekyung

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Yoon Chaekyung is a vocalist of the girl group April under DSP Media. She participated and ranked #16 in the finale of Produce 101 Season 1. She took part in tvN’s V-1 and sang Bubble Sisters’ song “Hello Spring” for the audition.

DIA’s Eunchae

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Kwon Chae-won, or better known by her stage’s name Eunchae, is a singer and the lead vocalist of the girl group DIA. She was introduced as a new member during Huihyeon and Chaeyeon’s temporary withdrawal from the group to take part in Produce 101. She chose Younha’s song “Comet” for her audition for tvN’s V-1.

APRIL’s Jinsol

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Jinsol is another April member who took part in the girl group vocal competition V-1. She is the lead vocalist, rapper and the youngest member of the girl group April. Jinsol chose to sing the song “Euphoria” by BTS’ Jungkook for her V-1 audition.

VENUS’s Jung Da Kyung

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Jeong Da-kyung is a solo trot singer-songwriter and composer under SSo Factory. She made her debut on October 20th, 2017, with the digital single “I’d Love To.” In 2019, Da-kyung debuted as the lead vocalist and the youngest member of Venus. Venus is a three-member project girl group under MBK Entertainment and PocketDol Studio. They were formed through the competitive survival reality show Miss Trot in June 2019 and officially debuted on August 6th, 2019, with their digital single “Turn Signal.”

Da-kyung decided to take part in the girl group vocal competition V-1. In the audition for the show, she sang Ailee’s song “Singing Got Better.”

DIA’s Jueun

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Jueun is the main vocalist of the girl group DIA. She, along with Somyi, joined the group on April 5th, 2017. She and her two fellow group members Huihyeon and Eunchae took part in the girl group vocal competition V-1. She auditioned for the show with a cover of Taeyeon’s song “U R.”

Weki Meki’s Suyeon

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Suyeon is the leader and main vocalist of the girl group Weki Meki. Suyeon joined tvN’s girl group vocalist survival show V-1 by singing Big Mama’s song “Betrayal” for the audition.

Weki Meki’s Yoojung

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Yoojung is the vocalist and rapper of the girl group Weki Meki. She rose to fame after participating in Produce 101 and she debuted 3rd in the final of Produce 101 before becoming a member of I.O.I. She and the leader of her group Suyeon both took part in the girl group vocalist survival show V-1. She covered Blackpink’s song “Whistle” for the audition video of the show.

 Z-Girls’ Carlyn

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Carlyn is a Filipino singer currently under Zenith Media Contents. She is the leader, the main vocalist, lead dancer, and center of the international girl group Z-Girls. She was a member of the Filipino girl group Pop Girls until the group disbanded in 2017.

In 2019, she joined the girl group vocal survival show V-1. She sang a cover of Taeyeon’s “U R” for the video audition for the show.

G9’s Taera

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Taera is a singer under Star Entertainment. She is the lead vocalist and visual of the girl group GeeGu. GeeGu is a six-member girl group under NOS Entertainment and Star Entertainment. They originally debuted as Gate9 on October 26th, 2017, with the mini-album Gate 1: Paperwhite.

Taera was a contestant on the girl group vocal competition V-1. She auditioned for the show by singing Lee Sun Hee’s song “Fate.”

Sonamoo’s High.D

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High.D is the main vocalist of the girl group SONAMOO under TS Entertainment. The main vocalist and her fellow group member Minjae joined tvN’s girl group vocal competition V-1 and sang HYNN’s song “The Lonely Bloom Stands Alone” for the audition video.

Cherry Bullet’s Haeyoon

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Park Hae-yoon is a singer and dancer under FNC Entertainment. Hae-yoon debuted as a member of Cherry Bullet in 2019. She is the main vocalist of the group. When she auditioned for tvN’s new pilot program V-1 she recorded a song of Hwayobi “Such A Thing.”