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What will be the obstacles to (G)I-DLE when returning to the K-Pop race after a long absence?

Will (G)I-DLE be able to make a new breakthrough in their career, fill in the reputational loss and the gap from Soojin’s departure due to a private life scandal?

Recently, CUBE Ent, (G)I-DLE‘s management company, confirmed that the group will return with a 5-member lineup. It is expected that the group will release a new album in March. This comeback marks the change in the group’s lineup as Soojin left after the controversy over the school violence she was involved in. (G)I-DLE will continue its path with 5 members: Soyeon, Miyeon, Shuhua, Yuqi, Minnie.

(G)I-DLE Soojin

The first obstacle that (G)I-DLE encountered was to regain the favor from the public because Soojin’s scandal is more or less related to the group’s reputation. Soojin‘s departure leaves the main dancer position of (G)I-DLE still vacant. Before the scandal, Soojin was considered one of the group’s best performing members. Not only are her dancing skills outstanding but her performance charisma is also charming and eye-catching. Soojin was once praised as the “new generation HyunA”, the “fan-magnet” of (G)I-DLE.

(G)I-DLE‘s loss of a key and potential member makes many people regret and worry whether the remaining members will fill this void? Who will replace Soojin as the main dancer?

Soojin

However, the obstacle from Soojin’s departure is also believed by netizens to be not a major problem for (G)I-DLE. Minnie is believed by many to become the new main dancer. The female idol possesses dance skills and a performance that is previously as highly appreciated as Soojin’s.

Minnie
At SBS Gayo Daejun 2021, Minnie caused storms all over the forums with her magical, attractive and flexible expression in the cover stage of Fiction.

However, as soon as the comeback news was announced, fans were about to feel happy until they heard that Miyeon, (G)I-DLE’s visual and main vocal was infected with the virus. Miyeon has completed the second dose of vaccination and is undergoing treatment and isolation at home.

Miyeon
Miyeon is suspending all activities.

Miyeon stopped all activities due to COVID-19 infection during (G)I-DLE‘s preparation for the comeback, causing the group’s schedule to be interrupted. But after all, fans hope that the talented girls of (G)I-DLE will rise above the storms and have a perfect comeback.

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