Immediately after the final 11 trainees were revealed on the final episode of Mnet‘s ‘Produce X 101′ to debut under the name X1, fans of the show are already busy forming the ‘JBJ’ group of the season.
When Wanna One debuted back in 2017 from the 2nd season of Mnet’s ‘Produce 101’, another group ‘JBJ‘ consisted of 7 contestants whom didn’t make it into the final line-up had came together and debuted to perform alongside with Wanna One.
And fans wanted the same for the trainees for this season!
Some fans are supporting to create a group ‘BY9’ which stands for ‘Be Your Nine’ out of the 9 members of the top 20 who unfortunately didn’t make it into X1.
According to fans, BY9 ideally would include the top 12-20 rank trainees of the survival show which are Lee Jin Hyuk, Song Yoo Bin, Tony, Lee Se Jin, Hwang Yun Seong, Ham Won Jin, Goo Jung Mo, Kim Min Gyu and Geum Dong Hyun.
Netizens in Twitter are hyping up the idea and even created a hashtag to support the ‘dream’ group.
BY9 Project already have:
•A group name by fans
•Members, wanted by fans
•A BIG ASS FANBASE
•Petition signed by many
•Fundraised a huge amount of Money
We’ve literally put down the foundation.
DEBUT THEM COWARDS#BY9 pic.twitter.com/AiAFTf0YEF
— Multifandom ? (@pinktaesthetic) July 21, 2019
‘A fan made teaser for by9 was trending 1st place on naver real time’
(video: https://t.co/1v5SJrN7on )#produce_x_101 #producex101 pic.twitter.com/gFRQ0ha82Q
— X1 UPDATES (@101_UPDATE) July 22, 2019
So what’s your take on this? Do you think this could happen? If BY9 would debut, will they be a tight rival of X1?