Top-class choreographers Choi Young Jun and Baek Gu Young will become dance teachers for boys who dream of becoming global idols.
According to an E-Daily coverage on November 10th, Choi Young Jun and Baek Gu Young (also known as Mihawk), confirmed their appearance on Mnet’s new idol survival program “Boys Planet”. In the show, the duo will take on the role of dance masters and add strength to boys who dream of becoming Kpop idols.
“Boys Planet” is the sequel to the idol survival program “Girls Planet 999: The Girls Sage (hereinafter referred to as “Girls Planet”), which aired last year.
“Girls Planet” depicts the selection process of Kep1er, one of the representative girl groups of the 4th generation of Kpop. Meanwhile, “Boys Planet” will deal with the formation of a project boy group that is expected to shake the global music market beyond Kpop.
Choi Young Jun and Baek Gu Young, who were selected as dance mentors, are veterans in the realms of Kpop choreography.
First of all, Choi Young Jun choreographed hit songs for several popular groups, including Shinhwa, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, Wanna One, IZ*ONE, and Stray Kids. He is also well known as a dance teacher on Mnet’s other idol survival program “Produce 48”.
Baek Gu Young also boasts a splendid background. He has worked as a choreographer and collaborated with BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, EXO, The Boyz, and Kep1er, and has experience as the dance master of “Girls Planet” prior to “Boys Planet”.
The two also appeared as deputy leader and leader of the dance crew 1Million, which recently appeared in the popular Mnet dance show “Street Man Fighter”.
Expectations are high for the performances of Choi Young Jun and Baek Gu Young, who were able to raise awareness and popularity with their appearance on “Street Man Fighter”, and will be assisting survival participants in “Boys Planet”.
“Boys Planet” is scheduled to start airing early next year. At the end of August, when Mnet completed the open recruitment of participants, it raised expectations by announcing that “trainees with outstanding skills from 229 agencies in 84 countries and regions around the world applied”.