The upcoming idol survival program Boys’ Planet 2023 is a sequel to the first prequel Girls’ Planet that produce Kep1er. It is still a controversial program due to many counts of vote manipulation cases, Mnet still go around the rules and release Girls’ Planet.
In Girls’ Planet, the contestants are spilt into 3 different planets based on the country of origin; South Korea, Japan and China. Based on what was released, Boys’ Planet’s 98 contestants are spilt into 2 planets, South Korea and Global.
As always, out of the large number of contestants, there will be a few familiar faces. As per the title, we are only narrowing it down to the trainees that appear in China’s Youth With You series that produced NINE Percent, UNINE and IXFORM.
Krystian Wang Nan Jun
He is a former member of Now United but left a strong impression with his participation in Youth With You 3 ended off in the finals ranked 20. Given the nickname ‘Nancy’, Krystian is a confident individual that grabs any chance before his eyes.
Check out his interaction with Blackpink’s Lisa who was the Dance Mentor.
Crayon Chen Yu Geng
Former Cube Entertainment trainee but better known as a contestant in Youth With You 3 ended at rank 21, almost into the finals.
Zhang Shuai Bo/ Zhang Shu Aibo
Participant of Youth With You 3 but was not apparent as he was eliminated from the first round with final rank of 100.
Chen Jian Yu aka De De
Participate in Youth With You 3 but was eliminated in the first round with his final ranking of 66.
Former contestant of Youth With You 3 who did not made his mark. Ended off at rank 62 and sent home after the first round.
Wen Ye Chen
He participated in the first Youth with You that produce UNINE, ended off at No. 29 which is pretty good. Also a former JYP Entertainment trainee.
Check out his vocal performance here
Boys’ Planet will premiere on 2 Feb 2023, 8 PM (KST). Meanwhile, you can check out their themed song performance Here I Am.