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J.Y. Park Reveals The Official Name of the Group Name For "SIXTEEN" Finalists

It's going to be twice the charm and twice the talent.

Apr 30, 2015 06:52 AM BST
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Everybody is growing more and more excited about JYP Entertainment and Mnet's upcoming survival program "SIXTEEN". Much like YG Entertainment's "Mix & Match" and "Who Is Next" survival shows, "SIXTEEN" will also spawn a new idol group and J.Y. Park has revealed the official name of the girl group that will come out of it.

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J.Y. Park revealed that the new female group will be named TWICE. The name suggests that the team will put their audience in awe through two different outlets-that is through their visuals and their vocal/musical abilities.

To describe SIXTEEN, J.Y. Park said while they will have some of the colors of their seniors-miss A and Wonder Girls-theirs will be much more upgraded. "The group will showcase a more natural and friendly vibe. They will have a color different that of Wonder Girls and Miss A; theirs will be a more upgraded version of their seniors. The group has an edgy and wild image which culminates in a group with overflowing charisma," J.Y. Park said.

At the event it was also mentioned that the group will most likely have a better variety show presence due to their varied and bright personalities. Moreover, it was said that TWICE will be more into hip hop and rock.

The official line-up for "SIXTEEN" has already been released and the list of contenders boasts diverse skills, talents, nationalities, and visuals. The 16 girls are broken down in 2 categories: seven of the girls are already potential candidates for TWICE while the remaining 9 will have to do their best in order to take the positions already assumed by the "originals".

The show will premiere on May 5 at 11pm KST on Mnet. "SIXTEEN" will have a 10-episode run.


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