The show premiered on October 29, 2017, and the season finale was broadcasted live on January 26, 2018 at 11pm KST.
400 trainees across 70 agencies were visited and evaluated by YG Entertainment founder and then-CEO Yang Hyun-suk and his panel of guest judges (such as former-2NE1 member CL, BIGBANG’s Taeyang and Seungri, and Zion.T). 170 trainees (72 male and 98 female), including HeeJin and HyunJin, passed the preliminary auditions to participate in the program.
The final component of the show was a competition between a team of nine boys and a team of nine girls (top nine male trainees and top nine female trainees), with the winning team to debut as an idol group.
The show was presented by Noh Hong-chul.
The show’s theme song, “JUST DANCE”, was written and produced by YG Entertainment’s Teddy Park.
HeeJin was voted as the top visual of the show (for the female trainees).
Preliminary Audition (Episode 2)
|Mr. Chu||Apink (에이핑크)||Group vocal + dance||HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul|
|Free Somebody||Luna (루나)||Group dance||HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul|
|Dammn Baby||Janet Jackson||Solo dance||HeeJin||(Unofficial)|
|Circus||Britney Spears||Solo dance||HyunJin||(Unofficial)|
|Toxic||Britney Spears||Solo dance||HaSeul||N/A|
|Bye Bye My Blue||Yerin Baek (백예린)||Solo vocal||HaSeul|
Position Battle (Episode 5–6)
|Dance||CuXy (큐시)||Greedy||Ariana Grande||HeeJin|
|Dance||HOTSPOT (핫스팟)||Starships||Nicki Minaj||HyunJin|
Formation Battle (Episode 8–10)
|Genie||SNSD||Goddess of Luck / Ladyluck (행운의 여신)||HeeJin|
|I'm Your Girl||S.E.S.||Girlfriend (걸프렌드)||HyunJin|
Digital Song Battle (Episode 11–12)
(이 밤이 지나면 / After This Night)
Final Battle (Episode 14)
|Come to Play (놀러와/Come Over )||Our House (우리집)||HeeJin||(Unofficial)|
|Oh My God (어머나!/Omona/OMG)||Universe||HyunJin||(Unofficial)|
- 30-second pre-vote video: HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul
- Audition self cam: HeeJin, HyunJin
- Universe - Oh My God (어머나!/Omona) - Rehearsal VLIVE
- MIXNINE - HeeJin & HyunJin Christmas VLIVE
Results - Episode 14 (Finale)
- Male - Score: 8,114 - Winner
- Female - Score: 7,866
|1||Shin Ryu-Jin||JYP Entertainment||7,866|
|2||Lee Soo-Min||FAVE Entertainment|
|3||Park Soo-Min||IME Korea|
|5||Nam Yu-Jin||Bace Camp Entertainment|
|6||Choi Moon-Hee||Maroo Entertainment|
|7||Kim So-Ri||MOLE Entertainment|
|8||Jang Hyo-Gyeong||Star Empire Entertainment|
|9||Lee Ha-Young||Coridel Entertainment|
The winning nine-member group (boys’ team) was set to debut in April 2018. However, the debut was cancelled in May due to concerns of the contract length, with YG Entertainment suggesting three years instead of the original four months of promotions.
Both lead judge Yang Hyun-suk and guest judge Seungri were later implicated in the Burning Sun scandal of 2019, resulting in both men leaving YG Entertainment. That same year, the Produce 101 series and its executives, including MIXNINE creator Han Dong-chul, were caught in the MNET voting manipulation scandal, which resulted in disbandment of one of the Produce groups and doubt to be cast on the veracity of idol-survival shows as a whole.
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