Ex-CLC’s Elkie, PENTAGON’s Yanan to join upcoming Chinese reality competition series

Written by on 24/04/2023

Former CLC singer Elkie and PENTAGON’s Yanan are set to star in an upcoming Chinese reality television competition series.

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On April 23, the official Weibo account for upcoming Chinese reality series Qing Nian Pai Ji Hua (which loosely translates to ‘Youth Group Project’) revealed that ex-CLC member Elkie, introduced here using her mandarin name Zhuang Dingxin, and PENTAGON’s Yanan would be participating in the show.

Notably, both of them had previously been labelmates under K-pop agency CUBE Entertainment. However, Elkie later left the company and CLC in 2021.

Each introduction included a personal message from the participants, in which Elkie wrote: “I’ve heard this before, that [I am] not popular despite having been active for so many years. I think that isn’t untrue!”

“However, if there are others like me who are chasing their dreams, or are hesitant about their dreams, I hope to be a little motivation for them because I am still persisting, and you can do it too,” she added.

Meanwhile, Yanan spoke about growing up to become less introverted despite being a shy child, as well as being a “perfectionist who devotes 200 per cent to the things I care about”.

Other notable participants include Long Yun Zhu from the girl group NAME under Yuehua Entertainment, Huang Wen Jin of JYP Entertainment’s upcoming Chinese boyband Project C and former Produce Camp 101 contestant Huang Kun.

Set to premiere April 27 on Chinese streaming platform MangoTV, the upcoming programme is a music competition where 30 musical artists under the age of 30 compete in a variety of performance challenges dealing with different concepts and genres.

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