Yuqi Joins (G) I-DLE For End-Of-Year Gigs After 8 Months In China For Survival Show
After spending eight months in China as a participant in the Chinese survival program “Explosion Stage: Stage Boom”, Yuqi, a member of the K-pop group (G) I-DLE, is finally back in South Korea. She was greeted by fans at the airport. Yuqi fans can sigh in relief knowing that the singer will be joining the rest of the band for scheduled shows and activities that fill the K-pop industry’s year-end calendar.
Song Yuqi is a Chinese singer-songwriter active as a soloist in China. But she’s also been a beloved member of (G) I-DLE since her debut with the group in 2018. On November 26, Yuqi was seen entering South Korea from Incheon International Airport after returning from Beijing, in China, after its passage on the Chinese reality. show, commonly referred to as âStage Boomâ.
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The show featuring Yuqi from (G) I-DLE premiered on August 27. Yuqi won the winning title for the show’s first competition with her opening performance. Yuqi performed her song ‘Giant’, dressed in black. The song was part of her first solo album “A Page”. During her appearance on the show, Yuqi not only showed off her unique visuals, but also performed intensely, capturing the hearts of judges and fans around the world with her unique voice.
Yuqi was eliminated from the series in its tenth episode as the last 10 Chinese musicians performed on stage. Along with Yuqi, the show also starred Cosmic Girls / WJSN member Wu Xuanyi. Yuqi, who is now in South Korea, is said to be in quarantine for the next ten days until December 5, after which she will resume her public appearances with the rest of the (G) I-DLE members.
For 8 months, apart from Yuqi’s talent and hard work that make her shine. It is her team that supports her flawlessly. I just want to give them my appreciation and say hello to them. From his manager, underwear, stylist, photographer to the rest of the team.
– å®é¨ç¦ my little girl (@eve_idle) 25 November 2021
Where are the (G) I-DLE members now?
While this has been a tough year for members and fans of (G) I-DLE, their agency has rubbed salt on injuries to fans and members signaling that the group will not have their 2022 wishes. 2021 started off badly for the group with former member Soojin being accused of being a school bully – something unacceptable by the standards Korean idols and other celebrities are held to. While Cube Entertainment and Soojin herself have not accepted the allegations, she has been put on indefinite hiatus with no news of a comeback. This led fans to correctly assume that Cube Entertainment wanted to kick the idol out of the group.
On August 14, Cube Entertainment announced that Soojin had left the group and that (G) I-DLE would continue as a five-member group. Cube Entertainment reported that (G) I-DLE’s Season 2022 greetings were canceled because band members were busy with their schedules. While all of the current band members are busy with solo projects, (G) I-DLE’s Soyeon has made headlines for being a part of the MBC girl group’s new audition schedule titled “My Teenage Girl. “.
While Soyeon won’t be on the show, she will work alongside vocalist Ock Joo Hyun, Girls Generation’s Yuri, and choreographer Aiki as mentors to the show’s female interns. The show featuring Soyeon as a mentor is set to premiere next week on November 28 at 8:20 p.m. KST (6:20 a.m. ET) where a total of 83 candidates will compete for a spot on a global girl group project.