The semifinals of MBC’s idol audition show “Fantasy Boys” kicked off this week!
“Fantasy Boys” is the male version of “My Teen Girl,” the audition program that gave rise to the rookie girl group CLASS:y last year. Hosted by TVXQ’s Changmin, the show features celebrity producers 2PM’s Wooyoung, B1A4’s Jung Jinyoung, WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon, and (G)I-DLE’s Jeon Soyeon.
On the May 25 episode of the show, the contestants began their semifinal mission—the “Producer’s New Song mission”—in which the 28 surviving trainees (the top 27 from Semester 4 and one special producer’s pick) took on four brand-new songs by the celebrity producers.
There were three ways to earn benefits in the mission, which was an individual competition. After watching the contestants perform, the live studio audience voted for their favorite member, and the contestant with the most votes from each team would receive a benefit.
The second way to win a benefit was by being the producer’s pick: each celebrity producer chose one contestant who performed his or her song to receive the “producer’s benefit.”
Finally, all the members of the team that received the most individual audience votes overall would receive a benefit as well.
The episode began by revealing that the one lucky contestant who would be saved from elimination by the producers was Ha Seokhee.
Then, after playing a fateful game of rock-paper-scissors, the four producers personally hand-picked the teams that would be performing their new songs in the semifinals. Jeon Soyeon won the game, so she got to pick one member first, followed by Kang Seung Yoon, Wooyoung, and Jung Jinyoung.
Later on in the episode, three of the teams took the stage to perform their new songs. (The performance of Wooyoung’s song, “Snacks,” will air on next week’s episode.)
Check out the performances and results for each team below!
“SPACEMAN” (produced by Jeon Soyeon)
Audience Vote Results:
- Lee Hanbin
- Hong Seongmin
- Kim Gyurae
- Ha Seokhee
Producer Jeon Soyeon’s pick: Lee Hanbin
“RUN” (produced by Kang Seung Yoon)
- Kim Wooseok
- Oh Hyeontae
- Keum Jinho
- Kang Irang
- Kang Hyunwoo
- Kim Daehui
Producer Kang Seung Yoon’s pick: Hikaru
“Hold Me Tight” (produced by Jung Jinyoung)
Audience Vote Results:
- Kang Minseo
- Moon Hyunbin
- Hwang Jaemin
- Kang Daehyeon
- Kim Beomjun
Producer Jung Jinyoung’s pick: Kang Daehyeon
The performance of Wooyoung’s song “Snacks” will air next week, along with the announcement of the 20 contestants who will be moving on to the finals.
Finally, the episode ended by revealing part of the rankings from the show’s online vote for the fourth week of May:
22. Ha Seokhee
23. Kang Irang
The next episode of “Fantasy Boys” will air on June 1 at 10 p.m. KST. Which contestants are you rooting for to make the top 20?
Watch the full episode of the show with subtitles below!