Girls Planet 999

Girls Planet 999: The Girls Saga[b] (simply referred to as Girls Planet 999) was a South Korean reality competition show created by Mnet. It premiered on August 6, 2021 and was originally broadcast every Friday at 8:20 PM KST for the first eleven episodes until its finale on October 22, which was broadcast live at 8 PM KST. It was aired on the Mnet channel, IQIYI, AbemaTV, tvN Asia or YouTube depending on the viewer's region.

Girls Planet 999
GirlsPlanet999.jpg
Show's English logo
Also known as
  • 少女星球999 (Chinese)
  • ガールズプラネット999 (Japanese)
Hangul걸스플래닛999
GenreReality competition
Presented byYeo Jin-goo
Opening theme"O.O.O (Over&Over&Over)"
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languages
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
No. of episodes12
Production
Production locationSouth Korea
Running time85–150 minutes
182 minutes (Finale)
Production companies
DistributorCJ ENM
Release
Original networkMnet
Original releaseAugust 6 (2021-08-06) –
October 22, 2021 (2021-10-22)
Chronology
Followed byBoys Planet
Girls Planet 999
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese少女星球999:少女們的盛典
Simplified Chinese少女星球999:少女们的盛典
Korean name
Hangul걸스플래닛999: 소녀대전
Hanja걸스플래닛999:少女大典
Japanese name
Kanjiガールズプラネット999:少女祭典
Kanaガールズプラネット999:しょうじょさいてん

A production by Mnet's parent company CJ E&M and its subsidiary Studio Take One, as well as in collaboration with game developer and publisher NCSoft, the aim of the competition was to debut a new 9-member K-pop girl group consisting of trainees and idols from China,[c] Japan, and South Korea. Auditions for the competition were held from January to February 2021.

Out of 13,000 applicants, 99 final contestants were selected.[1] These 99 contestants were split equally into three groups; the K-Group, C-Group and the J-Group.

In the finale on October 22, 2021, which was broadcast live, the show announced the final 9 members who would debut as Kep1er.

A second season named Boys Planet is expected to premiere in 2023[2] featuring male trainees.[3]

Concept and formatEdit

The "planet" theme of the show was derived from a new collaboration between Mnet and NCSoft's new platform called Universe which is centered around K-pop.[4] It allowed votes from other countries outside of the participating three,[d] and also hosted other promotional content for the show.

The show initially grouped the girls into groups of 3 which were called "cells." An entire cell of girls could be eliminated all at once, hence increasing the risk of elimination. To counteract this, the "Planet Top 9" is introduced. Contestants who are selected or voted to be the Planet Top 9 (designated P1 to P9) can reorganize cells to try and lower the chances of elimination. Cells were disbanded after the first elimination round. At the end of the competition, the top 9 most-voted contestants debuted regardless of nationality.

Promotion and broadcastEdit

The show, as well as its auditions, was first announced on January 11, 2021, through Mnet. Yeo Jin-goo was announced as the show's presenter on June 8, followed by the reveal of the mentors and the name of the show's opening theme later that same month.[5] More promotional clips from the show were broadcast that month on Mnet.

The show's premiere date of August 6, 2021, was confirmed through a teaser video released on July 6, 2021.[6] Another teaser video showcasing the faces of the 99 contestants was released on July 8, along with a promotional poster.

The theme song, “O.O.O (Over&Over&Over),” was released on July 12, 2021, accompanied by a performance by the Korean group with Kim Dayeon as Center. Another version of the performance featuring the Chinese group was released on July 14 with Shen Xiaoting as Center. The Japanese group's version was released on July 16 with Hikaru Ezaki as Center. The full version containing all three groups was released on July 29 during M Countdown, preceded by the contestants' profiles which were released from July 17 to 19 at 10 AM KST for each group.[7] More teasers were released in July and August 2021 leading up to the show's premiere.

The show was available through Mnet in South Korea, iQIYI internationally, AbemaTV and Mnet Japan in Japan, tvN Asia in Southeast Asia, and YouTube in the rest of the world through Mnet's YouTube channel, Mnet K-POP.[citation needed]

CastEdit

The series was presented by Yeo Jin-goo,[5] dubbed as the "Planet Master." The rest of the mentors, also dubbed as "masters," were:[8]

ContestantsEdit

There was a total of 99 contestants participating in the competition. 33 were Korean, and 33 consisted of Chinese, Taiwanese and Hongkongers, and the last 33 were Japanese.

The English names of K-Group and C-Group contestants are presented in Eastern order in accordance with the official website while J-Group contestants' names are presented in Western order.

Color key (In order of contestant's group rank on the show)
       Final members of Kep1er
       Contestants eliminated in the final episode
       Contestants eliminated in the third elimination round
       Contestants eliminated in the second elimination round
       Contestants eliminated in the first elimination round
       Contestants that left the show
99 contestants
K-Group
(  South Korea)
Kim Chae-hyun (김채현) Huening Bahiyyih (휴닝바히에) Choi Yu-jin (최유진) Kim Da-yeon (김다연) Seo Young-eun (서영은)
Kang Ye-seo (강예서) Kim Su-yeon (김수연) Guinn Myah (귄마야) Kim Bo-ra (김보라) Kim Do-ah (김도아)
Yoon Ji-a (윤지아) Jeong Ji-yoon (정지윤) An Jeong-min (안정민) Lee Hye-won (이혜원) Kim Hye-rim (김혜림)
Huh Ji-won (허지원) Choi Ye-young (최예영) Lee Chae-yun (이채윤) You Da-yeon (유다연) Kim Se-in (김세인)
Sim Seung-eun (심승은) Lee Yeon-gyung (이연경) Lee Ra-yeon (이나연) Lee Sun-woo (이선우) Kim Ye-eun (김예은)
Lee Yun-ji (이윤지) Choi Hye-rin (최혜린) Ryu Si-on (류시온) Suh Ji-min (서지민) Joung Min (정민)
Kim Yu-bin (김유빈) Cho Ha-eun (조하은) Han Da-na (한다나)
C-Group
(  China,   Taiwan,   Hong Kong)
Shen Xiaoting (沈小婷) Fu Yaning (符雅凝) Su Ruiqi (苏芮琪) Wen Zhe (文哲) Huang Xingqiao (黄星侨)
Chen Hsinwei (陳昕葳) Zhou Xinyu (周心语) Cai Bing (蔡冰) Xu Ziyin (徐紫茵) Liang Jiao (梁娇)
Li Yiman (李伊蔓) Yang Zige (杨梓格) Wang Yale (王雅乐) Zhang Luofei (张洛菲) Hsu Nientzu (許念慈)
Chiayi (家儀) Wu Tammy (吴甜蜜) Leung Cheukying (梁卓瀅) Xia Yan (夏研) Liang Qiao (梁乔)
Xu Ruowei (徐若惟) Gu Yizhou (顾逸舟) Chang Ching (張競) Ma Yuling (马玉灵) Lin Chenhan (林辰涵)
Cui Wenmeixiu (崔文美秀) Chien Tzuling (簡紫翎) Ho Szeching (何思澄) Poon Wingchi (潘穎芝) Lin Shuyun (林書蘊)
Liu Shiqi (刘诗琦) Wang Qiuru (王秋茹) Liu Yuhan (刘钰涵)
J-Group
(  Japan)
Hikaru Ezaki (江崎ひかる) Mashiro Sakamoto (坂本舞白) Yurina Kawaguchi (川口ゆりな) Shana Nonaka (野仲紗奈) Ruan Ikema (池間琉杏)
Manami Nagai (永井愛実) Ririka Kishida (岸田莉里花) May (メイ) Kotone Kamimoto (嘉味元琴音) Reina Kubo (久保玲奈)
Miu Sakurai (櫻井美羽) Ayana Kuwahara (桑原彩菜) Moana Yamauchi (山内若杏名) Shihona Sakamoto (坂本しほな) Risako Arai (新井理沙子)
Moka Shima (島望叶) Ayaka Fujimoto (藤本彩花) Hana Hayase (早瀬華) Miyu Ito (伊藤美優) Fuko Hayashi (林楓子)
Nagomi Hiyajo (比屋定和) Rinka Ando (安藤梨花) Rinka Aratake (荒武凛香) Momoko Okazaki (岡崎百々子) Vivienne Inaba (稲葉ヴィヴィアン)
Yume Murakami (村上結愛) Rei Kamikura (神藏令) Hina Terasaki (寺崎日菜) Sumomo Okuma (大熊李) Fuka Oki (沖楓花)
Miyu Kanno (菅野美優) Yuna Kitajima (北島由菜) Kyara Nakamura (中村伽羅)

RankingEdit

Planet Top 9Edit

The Planet Top 9 was either selected by the mentors (Episode 2) or voted by viewers of the show; those selected to be the Planet Top 9 in Episode 2 were given the ability to reshuffle and organize cells.

Color key:

  New Planet Top 9[e]
# Ep. 2 Ep. 5 Ep. 8 Ep. 9[f] Ep. 11 Special Live[g][h] Ep. 12
Contestant Contestant Contestant Contestant Contestant Contestant Contestant
P1 Hikaru Ezaki   Yurina Kawaguchi   Shen Xiaoting   (↑1) Shen Xiaoting   (–) Shen Xiaoting   (–) Kim Chaehyun   (↑10) Kim Chaehyun   (–)
P2 Kang Yeseo   Shen Xiaoting   (↑1) Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓1) Kim Dayeon   (↑8) Kim Dayeon   (–) Choi Yujin   (↑3) Huening Bahiyyih   (↑3)
P3 Shen Xiaoting   Hikaru Ezaki   (↓2) Mashiro Sakamoto   (↑2) Hikaru Ezaki   (↑1) Mashiro Sakamoto   (↑1) Kim Dayeon   (↓1) Choi Yujin   (↓1)
P4 Su Ruiqi   Choi Yujin   (↑3) Hikaru Ezaki   (↓1) Mashiro Sakamoto   (↓1) Hikaru Ezaki   (↓1) Seo Youngeun   (↑5) Kim Dayeon   (↓1)
P5 Jeong Jiyoon   Mashiro Sakamoto   Choi Yujin   (↓1) Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓3) Choi Yujin   (↑1) Huening Bahiyyih   (↑8) Seo Youngeun   (↓1)
P6 Seo Youngeun   Su Ruiqi   (↓2) Su Ruiqi   (–) Choi Yujin   (↓1) Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓1) Kang Yeseo   (↑6) Kang Yeseo   (–)
P7 Choi Yujin   Cai Bing   (↑1) Huang Xingqiao   Su Ruiqi   (↓1) Shana Nonaka   (↑2) Kim Suyeon   (↑10) Hikaru Ezaki   (↑5)
P8 Cai Bing   Kang Yeseo   (↓6) Cai Bing   (↓1) Kim Chaehyun   (↑1) Fu Yaning   (↑2) Guinn Myah   (↑17) Mashiro Sakamoto   (↑6)
P9 Ayana Kuwahara   Kim Chaehyun   Kim Chaehyun   (–) Shana Nonaka   (↑2) Seo Youngeun   (↑3) Su Ruiqi   (↑1) Shen Xiaoting   (↑7)

Planet PassEdit

Planet Pass was a vote by the mentors, in which eliminated contestants could be brought back to the show.

The first two elimination rounds included a Planet Pass for one eliminated contestant from each group. The third elimination round included only one Planet Pass which could go to any eliminated contestant regardless of group.

Ep. 5 Ep. 8 Ep. 11
Ruan Ikema   Kotone Kamimoto   Guinn Myah  
Wen Zhe   Zhou Xinyu  
Kim Hyerim   Kim Suyeon  

First voting periodEdit

The first voting period took place from August 13, 2021 to August 28, 2021.

Voters (viewers and mentors) voted for three cells, as well as three girls of each group.

Eliminations were based on cell points, while the Planet Top 9 was based on individual points.

Color key:

  Planet Top 9
Cell Rank
Rank Episode 3[i] Episode 5
Cell Members Points[j] Cell Members Points[k]
K   C       J   K   C       J  
1 Choi Yujin Cai Bing May 1,328,882 Choi Yujin Cai Bing May 2,929,629
2 Seo Youngeun Shen Xiaoting Yurina Kawaguchi 1,176,035 Seo Youngeun Shen Xiaoting Yurina Kawaguchi 2,649,735
3 Jeong Jiyoon Su Ruiqi Hikaru Ezaki 1,065,592 Jeong Jiyoon Su Ruiqi Hikaru Ezaki 2,048,599
4 Kang Yeseo Huang Xingqiao Mashiro Sakamoto 843,274 Kang Yeseo Huang Xingqiao Mashiro Sakamoto 1,912,854
5 Huening Bahiyyih Hsu Nientzu Shihona Sakamoto 534,755 Kim Chaehyun Li Yiman Ayana Kuwahara 1,153,957
6 Kim Doah Xu Ziyin Risako Arai 502,682 Kim Doah Xu Ziyin Risako Arai 1,134,128
7 Kim Chaehyun Li Yiman Ayana Kuwahara 351,067 Huening Bahiyyih Hsu Nientzu Shihona Sakamoto 1,025,869
8 Kim Suyeon Fu Yaning Shana Nonaka 286,390 Kim Suyeon Fu Yaning Shana Nonaka 640,747
9 Kim Dayeon Wu Tammy Miu Sakurai 223,105 Kim Dayeon Wu Tammy Miu Sakurai 589,272
10 Choi Yeyoung Chen Hsinwei Reina Kubo 209,637 Choi Yeyoung Chen Hsinwei Kubo Reina 490,970
11 Lee Chaeyun Leung Cheukying Ririka Kishida 183,342 Guinn Myah Yang Zige Kotone Kamimoto 485,596
12 An Jeongmin Wang Yale Ayaka Fujimoto 156,942 Huh Jiwon Chiayi Moana Yamauchi 467,491
13 Huh Jiwon Chiayi Moana Yamauchi 156,595 Lee Chaeyun Leung Cheukying Ririka Kishida 431,400
14 Lee Hyewon Liang Jiao Manami Nagai 148,979 Lee Hyewon Liang Jiao Manami Nagai 419,671
15 You Dayeon Xu Ruowei Rei Kamikura 122,428 An Jeongmin Wang Yale Ayaka Fujimoto 392,201
16 Guinn Myah Yang Zige Kotone Kamimoto 117,496 Kim Bora Zhang Luofei Hana Hayase 383,678
17 Kim Sein Wen Zhe Momoko Okazaki 110,687 Yoon Jia Zhou Xinyu Moka Shima 370,017
Kim Hyerim Wen Zhe Ruan Ikema Planet Pass

Second voting periodEdit

The second voting period took place from September 3, 2021 to September 18, 2021.

Voters voted for three contestants of each group.

Eliminations were based on individual points within K-Group, C-Group and J-Group.

Color key:

  Planet Top 9
  Left the show
Surviving Contestants (by group)
Rank Episode 8
K   C       J  
Name Points Name Points Name Points
1 Choi Yujin (–) 3,173,040 Shen Xiaoting (–) 5,517,873 Yurina Kawaguchi (–) 4,661,720
2 Kim Chaehyun (↑1) 2,665,915 Su Ruiqi (–) 2,912,831 Mashiro Sakamoto (↑1) 4,578,784
3 Kim Dayeon (↑4) 2,614,923 Huang Xingqiao (↑1) 2,816,654 Hikaru Ezaki (↓1) 4,176,316
4 Kang Yeseo (↓2) 2,475,538 Cai Bing (↓1) 2,682,114 Shana Nonaka (↑2) 2,563,703
5 Seo Youngeun (↓1) 2,015,176 Wen Zhe (↑6) 2,197,276 Manami Nagai (↑2) 2,363,513
6 Guinn Myah (↑3) 1,803,320 Chen Hsinwei (↓1) 1,751,753 Ririka Kishida (↓1) 2,221,061
7 Kim Bora (↑5) 1,662,629 Fu Yaning (–) 1,658,939 Ruan Ikema (↑7) 1,729,825
8 Huening Bahiyyih (↓2) 1,503,092 Xu Ziyin (↓2) 1,637,433 May (↓4) 1,696,554
Kim Suyeon Planet Pass Zhou Xinyu Planet Pass Kotone Kamimoto Planet Pass
Planet Rank (Surviving Contestants)
Episode 8
# Name Points # Name Points # Name Points
P1 Shen Xiaoting   5,517,873 P10 Kim Dayeon   2,614,923 P19 Ruan Ikema   1,729,825
P2 Yurina Kawaguchi   4,661,720 P11 Shana Nonaka   2,563,703 P20 May   1,696,554
P3 Mashiro Sakamoto   4,578,784 P12 Kang Yeseo   2,475,538 P21 Kim Bora   1,662,629
P4 Hikaru Ezaki   4,176,316 P13 Manami Nagai   2,363,513 P22 Fu Yaning   1,658,939
P5 Choi Yujin   3,173,040 P14 Ririka Kishida   2,221,061 P23 Xu Ziyin   1,637,433
P6 Su Ruiqi   2,912,831 P15 Wen Zhe   2,197,276 P24 Huening Bahiyyih   1,503,092
P7 Huang Xingqiao   2,816,654 P16 Seo Youngeun   2,015,176 Kotone Kamimoto   Planet Pass
P8 Cai Bing   2,682,114 P17 Guinn Myah   1,803,320 Zhou Xinyu  
P9 Kim Chaehyun   2,665,915 P18 Chen Hsinwei   1,751,753 Kim Suyeon  

Third voting periodEdit

The third voting period took place from September 24, 2021 to October 9, 2021. Voters could only vote for one contestant from each group.

Eliminations were based on individual votes regardless of group.

Planet Rank (Surviving Contestants)
Episode 9 Episode 11
# Name # Name # Name Points # Name Points
P1 Shen Xiaoting   (–) P10 Fu Yaning   (↑12) P1 Shen Xiaoting   (–) 4,161,699 P10 Su Ruiqi   (↓3) 1,369,169
P2 Kim Dayeon   (↑8) P11 Kang Yeseo   (↑1) P2 Kim Dayeon   (–) 2,395,726 P11 Kim Chaehyun   (↓3) 1,308,669
P3 Hikaru Ezaki   (↑1) P12 Seo Youngeun   (↑4) P3 Mashiro Sakamoto   (↑1) 2,314,788 P12 Kang Yeseo   (↓1) 1,248,877
P4 Mashiro Sakamoto   (↓1) P13 Huening Bahiyyih   (↑11) P4 Hikaru Ezaki   (↓1) 2,185,083 P13 Huening Bahiyyih   (–) 1,238,862
P5 Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓3) P14 Wen Zhe   (↑1) P5 Choi Yujin   (↑1) 1,747,716 P14 Wen Zhe   (–) 1,121,791
P6 Choi Yujin   (↓1) P15 Huang Xingqiao   (↓8) P6 Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓1) 1,692,862 P15 Kim Bora   (↑6) 1,023,271
P7 Su Ruiqi   (↓1) P16 Ruan Ikema   (↑3) P7 Shana Nonaka   (↑2) 1,621,602 P16 Huang Xingqiao   (↓1) 1,015,623
P8 Kim Chaehyun   (↑1) P17 Manami Nagai   (↓4) P8 Fu Yaning   (↑2) 1,548,272 P17 Kim Suyeon   (↑3) 989,381
P9 Shana Nonaka   (↑2) P18 Chen Hsinwei   (–) P9 Seo Youngeun   (↑3) 1,524,572 Guinn Myah   Planet Pass

Fourth voting periodEdit

The first round of the fourth voting period took from October 15, 2021 until 10AM KST on October 22, 2021.

The second round was open during the finale live broadcast on October 22, 2021; all live votes were doubled.

Voters could only vote for one contestant out of the eighteen remaining.

The members of the debut lineup were decided based on individual votes regardless of group.

Planet Rank
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# Name # Name # Name Points # Name Points
P1 Kim Chaehyun   (↑10) P10 Fu Yaning   (↓2) P1 Kim Chaehyun   (–) 1,081,182 P10 Kim Suyeon   (↓3) 650,790
P2 Choi Yujin   (↑3) P11 Kim Bora   (↑4) P2 Huening Bahiyyih   (↑3) 923,567 P11 Guinn Myah   (↓3) 625,722
P3 Kim Dayeon   (↓1) P12 Hikaru Ezaki   (↓8) P3 Choi Yujin   (↓1) 915,722 P12 Fu Yaning   (↓2) 560,606
P4 Seo Youngeun   (↑5) P13 Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓7) P4 Kim Dayeon   (↓1) 885,286 P13 Su Ruiqi   (↓4) 552,878
P5 Huening Bahiyyih   (↑8) P14 Mashiro Sakamoto   (↓11) P5 Seo Youngeun   (↓1) 781,657 P14 Yurina Kawaguchi   (↓1) 525,051
P6 Kang Yeseo   (↑6) P15 Shana Nonaka   (↓8) P6 Kang Yeseo   (–) 770,561 P15 Kim Bora   (↓4) 503,773
P7 Kim Suyeon   (↑10) P16 Shen Xiaoting   (↓15) P7 Hikaru Ezaki   (↑5) 713,322 P16 Shana Nonaka   (↓1) 342,370
P8 Guinn Myah   (↑17) P17 Wen Zhe   (↓3) P8 Mashiro Sakamoto   (↑6) 708,149 P17 Wen Zhe   (–) 88,673
P9 Su Ruiqi   (↑1) P18 Huang Xingqiao   (↓2) P9 Shen Xiaoting   (↑7) 700,663 P18 Huang Xingqiao   (–) 56,600

ResultEdit

The finale was held and broadcast live on October 22, 2021. Yeo Jin-goo announced the newly formed girl group name to be Kep1er (Hangul: 케플러).

Episode 12
# Name Points Company
P1 Kim Chaehyun   1,081,182 Wake One Entertainment
P2 Huening Bahiyyih   923,567 IST Entertainment
P3 Choi Yujin   915,722 Cube Entertainment
P4 Kim Dayeon   885,286 Jellyfish Entertainment
P5 Seo Youngeun   781,657 Biscuit Entertainment
P6 Kang Yeseo   770,561 143 Entertainment
P7 Hikaru Ezaki   713,322 Avex Artist Academy
P8 Mashiro Sakamoto   708,149 143 Entertainment
P9 Shen Xiaoting   700,663 Top Class Entertainment

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Contact (너와 내 꿈들이 연결될 시간[l])"August 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
The episode opens with all 99 girls being divided into three cells, each consisting of a Korean, Chinese, and Japanese contestant. Groupings are based on a variety of characteristics common to the girls, such as type of career and personal interests. The competition's host Yeo Jin-goo and the mentors are introduced. Yeo then explains the rules of the competition, revealing that a cell of girls can all be eliminated at once; he also explains that if a girl lands a spot in the "Planet Top 9", they will be given the option to rearrange cells. Each girl is evaluated to determine whether they should be considered to become a Planet Top 9 candidate and their initial ranking is revealed prior to each performance based on the theme song evaluation test. During the credits, it is revealed that the Planet Top 9 evaluations will continue and the first mission will be introduced in the following episode.
2"Contact (너의 세계가 궁금해[m])"August 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
The Planet Top 9 evaluations continue, and the eventual Planet Top 9 for the episode are announced; the top three contestants consists of J-Group contestant Hikaru Ezaki, K-Group contestant Kang Yeseo and C-Group contestant Shen Xiaoting. The cells are then either rearranged or kept, followed by the announcement of voting being open on the Universe app. The next day, the girls participate in a mission where they have to connect with their childhood photos. The fastest teams are given priority to form teams for the actual first mission, dubbed as the "Connect Mission". In the Connect Mission round, two categories are given. The main category consists of four girl group songs (Blackpink - How You Like That, Iz*One - Fiesta, Twice - Yes or Yes, Oh My Girl - The Fifth Season (SSFWL)); the four teams that win in the main category will have their vote count doubled 24 hours before voting concludes. The second category is known as EBS (Exo - The Eve, BTS - Mic Drop, and Seventeen - Pretty U); only one team can win in this category, and they will have their vote count tripled 24 hours before voting concludes. Each team consists of three cells each, leading to nine members per team and eleven teams overall. The best out of the five winning performances will perform on M Countdown after the mission.
3"Connect (너도 내 우주에 끌리고 있잖아[n])"August 20, 2021 (2021-08-20)
The current cell rankings are displayed at the beginning of the episode. The contestants begin preparing for their first mission by determining their positions in the performance. Several days before the team performances, a dance battle is held to determine the order in which the teams will perform. Following the dance competition, the teams continue to practice, with the mentors offering feedback on how to improve. The group performances then begin. "Yes or Yes" Team 1 wins, followed by "How You Like That" Team 1. The episode ends with the "Eve" team about to perform.
4"Connect (더 확실하게 My Sign[o])"August 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
The group performances continue. "Fiesta" Team 1 wins, followed by "The Fifth Season" Team 1. The boy group song performances are then shown, with the "Pretty U" team securing the most points out of the three and winning. After the completion of the performances, the winning team that will get to perform on M Countdown is revealed to be "Yes or Yes" Team 1. During the end credits, it is revealed that only 54 contestants will survive in the following episode, meaning that 45 contestants will be eliminated.
5"It's Me! (바로 나야![p])"September 3, 2021 (2021-09-03)
The first ranking announcement begins. The top 16 cells are first announced, with the cell of Choi Yujin, Cai Bing and May securing first place with 2,929,629 points. For the last surviving cell, the cell of Yoon Jia, Zhou Xinyu and Moka Shima remains in the competition as the surviving cell. Then, the results of the Planet Pass is announced; the Planet Pass is a vote between the mentors in which eliminated contestants would be given a chance to continue in the competition. K-Group's Kim Hyerim, C-Group's Wen Zhe and J-Group's Ruan Ikema are announced to be receiving the Planet Pass, allowing them to remain in the competition. Following this, the new Planet Top 9 are then announced, with J-Group's Yurina Kawaguchi obtaining first place with 4,446,387 points. During the preview of the next episode, it is revealed that the next round dubbed as the "Combination Mission" will begin in the following episode.
6"Combination (더 확실하게 My Sign[o])"September 10, 2021 (2021-09-10)
Host Yeo Jin-goo explains to the girls that the next mission would be the Combination Mission, revealing that the cell system would be phased out leading to all rankings being individual. He then explains the Combination Mission, stating that the 54 girls will be split into either 3-member, 6-member or 9-member teams for the mission. There are a total of six songs for 3-member teams, three songs for 6-member teams and two songs for 9-member teams. The girls form their teams, with priority given to the first round's top placing cell. While preparing, the girls are evaluated by the mentors through an interim check. The performances begin, with the "We Are" team performing first. The episode ends with the "Fate" team about to perform. Four songs created for the next mission dubbed as the "Creation Mission" are also revealed. Viewers ae told to vote who they wanted to perform which song through the Universe app.
7"같은 꿈을 꾸는 너와 나[q]"September 17, 2021 (2021-09-17)
The Combination Mission performances continue. The winners of the Combination Mission are then announced. For the 3-person teams, the "In the Morning" team wins, securing 90,000 points each. For the 6-person teams, the "Fate" team wins, securing 45,000 points each. For the 9-person teams, the "Salute" team wins, securing 30,000 points each. During the previews for the next episode, the girls are introduced to the Creation Mission songs which were previously shown to the audience in the previous episode. It is also reiterated that 27 girls will be eliminated next episode, along with the continued implementation of the Planet Pass.
8"생존자 발표식[r] (손을 잡아줘[s])"September 24, 2021 (2021-09-24)
The 54 girls split into four different groups for the four Creation Mission songs, having been arranged through viewer's votes. The girls begin trying to arrange themselves in their assigned songs. In the midst of rehearsals, the second elimination round results are announced to the girls. The top seven contestants in each group are revealed, followed by the eighth-ranking contestant of each group. Following this, the new Planet Top 9 is announced. C-Group's Shen Xiaoting achieves first place with 5,517,873 points. Shortly after, the Planet Pass recipients are announced. They are announced to be K-Group's Kim Suyeon, C-Group's Zhou Xinyu, and J-Group's Kotone Kamimoto. At the end of the episode, it is also revealed that Xu Ziyin, who placed 8th in C-Group, has left the show due to health issues.
9"Creation #1 (신곡) (I'm gonna be your star)[t]"October 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
The Creation Mission continues with the 26 girls rearranging parts and changing lineups for their Creation Mission songs. Due to the eliminations, some teams has excess or are short of a few members. Only the "Shoot!" team does not require any changes. During the preparation period, the four teams embark on a special mission entitled the Planet Teamwork Mission. In the Planet Teamwork Mission, all teams must perform their Creation Mission songs no matter where they go using teamwork. The four teams have to pick any of the four waiting buses which will ferry them to their destination. The "Shoot!" team goes to meets the mother of K-Group's Kim Dayeon. The "Snake" team visits a rural town, harvesting sweet potatoes and chili peppers. The "U+Me=LOVE" team goes to Lotte World Tower and receives a massage and a dinner at a luxurious restaurant. The "Utopia" team hikes to a paragliding ground and paraglides with the assistance of instructors. Each team performs their song at the location they visited. Afterwards, the teams continue to prepare for the Creation Mission. They are interrupted when the second interim results are announced to the girls. The top 18 contestants are announced in ascending order, followed by the current Planet Top 9. The top three are announced to be C-Group's Shen Xiaoting, K-Group's Kim Dayeon and J-Group's Hikaru Ezaki. They also place first in their respective groups. After the second interim results, footage from a month earlier shows the 54 girls from the Combination Mission embarking on a field day. The girls from each group form a team and compete in a series of games. The winning team receives fleece jackets while the runner-up team receives cosmetics sets. The J-Group won with a total of 720 points, followed by the C-Group with 450 points and the K-Group with 300 points. The episode ends with the K-Group receiving towels as a prize for finishing 3rd.
10"한 걸음 한 걸음 좀 더 가까이[u]"October 8, 2021 (2021-10-08)
The episode begins with the girls attending a fan meeting with some viewers of the show. They perform several of their past performances from the Planet Demo Stage and the previous two missions. After the fan meeting, the girls give presents to the audience. The episode then begins with the commencement of the Creation Mission performances. The "Shoot!" team performs first, followed by the "Utopia" team. The "U+Me=LOVE" team then performs, followed by the "Snake" team. After the performances, the winner is announced to be the "U+Me=LOVE" team, scoring 94.17 out of 100 points. Then, it is revealed that another mission named the O.O.O Mission will take place during the next episode. Further details are revealed; the girls will be first organized into 3 different groups that will perform a debut group version of the show's theme song, "O.O.O (Over&Over&Over)". The teams were voted for by the viewers through Universe.
11"생존자 발표식[r] (응답해줘 오버[v])"October 15, 2021 (2021-10-15)
The episode begins with the O.O.O Mission. The girls are grouped into three different teams; two containing nine members and the third containing eight. In between performances, the girls are shown video messages and performances by viewers of the show from around the world. The winners of the O.O.O Mission were determined by the viewers of the show; the contestant of each team that accumulated the most number of YouTube likes on their respective video within 24 hours would obtain a benefit of 90,000 (nine-member) or 80,000 points (eight-member). The winners of the O.O.O mission are announced to be Choi Yujin (Team 1) and Huening Bahiyyih (Team 2), each obtaining the 90,000 points, as well as Seo Youngeun (Team 3) who obtains 80,000 points. The episode then proceeds to the third ranking elimination. C-Group's Shen Xiaoting maintains her first place ranking with 4,161,699 points. After the seventeen survivors are announced, the Planet Pass recipient is then revealed to be K-Group's Guinn Myah. The episode ends with the preview of the final episode's mission called the Completion Mission.
12"파이널 생방송[w] (손을 잡아줘[s])"October 22, 2021 (2021-10-22)
The 18 finalists perform the show's theme song. Host Yeo Jin-goo then announces the opening of the final voting round where all live votes are doubled. The finalists' audition and highlight videos are then shown. Yeo explains the live voting process, stating that the final count is a sum of the votes from the first week and the votes during the live finale. He then interacts with members from a live Zoom audience as well as the mentors and some eliminated contestants that constitute the live audience. The current 9th place candidates are announced, revealed to be C-Group's Shen Xiaoting and J-Group's Hikaru Ezaki. The episode cuts to the day where the finalists are introduced to the Completion Mission song "Shine". The finalists form two teams of nine that will perform the song together during the finale. Yeo then reveals the debuting girl group's name to be Kep1er, followed by a performace of "Shine" by the finalists. The episode then cuts to a week prior where the finalists watch videos recorded by themselves and fellow contestants after the first mission. The finalists then perform "Another Dream", a pop ballad song. The episode again cuts to a night where the finalists are treated to a party, reviewing self-created artworks, receiving a lavish dinner, viewing polaroids that serve as memories and watching videos recorded by some of their parents. Yeo begins to announce the debut lineup of Kep1er. J-Group's Mashiro Sakamoto and Hikaru Ezaki place 8th and 7th respectively. K-Group's Kang Yeseo, Seo Youngeun, Kim Dayeon, Choi Yujin, Huening Bahiyyih and Kim Chaehyun place subsequently in ascending order. The 9th place candidates are revealed to be C-Group's Shen Xiaoting, as well as K-Group's Kim Suyeon and Guinn Myah. The 9th ranker is announced to be C-Group's Shen Xiaoting. The episode comes to a close with the debuting and eliminated girls coming together, congratulating each other and exchanging hugs.

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak

chart

positions

JPN
Hot

[9]
Girls Planet 999 – Creation Mission
Track list
  1. U+Me=LOVE
  2. Snake (뱀)
  3. Shoot!
  4. Utopia
11
Girls Planet 999 – Completion Mission
  • Released: October 22, 2021
  • Label: Stone Music Entertainment[11]
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Track list
  1. Shine
  2. Another Dream

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak positions Album
KOR KOR
Hot 100
JPN
Hot 100
"O.O.O (Over&Over&Over)" 2021 Non-album single
"U+Me=LOVE" [x] Girls Planet 999 – Creation Mission
"Snake" (뱀) [y]
"Shoot!" [z]
"Utopia" [aa]
"Shine" [ab] Girls Planet 999 – Completion Mission
"Another Dream"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

RatingsEdit

In the table below, turquoise numbers represent the lowest ratings and magenta numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original Airdate Nielsen Korea Ratings
Nationwide[14]
1 August 6, 2021 0.461%
2 August 13, 2021 0.760%
3 August 20, 2021 0.708%
4 August 27, 2021 0.711%
5 September 3, 2021 0.858%
6 September 10, 2021 0.787%
7 September 17, 2021 0.838%
8 September 24, 2021 0.793%
9 October 1, 2021 0.710%
10 October 8, 2021 0.592%
11 October 15, 2021 0.634%
12 October 22, 2021 0.889%
Average 0.728%
  • This show airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters.

AftermathEdit

Kep1er was supposed to debut on December 14, 2021 with the mini album First Impact,[15] but due to one of their staff members testing positive for COVID-19, their debut was delayed to January 3, 2022.[16] The group's debut performance at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards on December 11 was also cancelled as a result, as well as some members testing positive for COVID-19.[17] The group officially debuted on January 3, 2022.

Other contestants
  • Some contestants returned to their original groups:
    • Ma Yuling (C24) and Wang Qiuru (C32) returned to SNH48.
    • Liang Jiao (C10) and Liang Qiao (C20) returned to GNZ48.
    • Su Ruiqi (P13) returned to Chic Chili.
    • Wen Zhe (P17) returned to Hickey.
    • Sim Seungeun (K21) returned to Bvndit and joined group promotions for their third mini album, Re-Original, in May 2022.[18]
    • Lee Rayeon (K23), Chiayi (C16) and Kim Doah (K10) returned to Fanatics.
    • Huh Jiwon (K16), May (P23) and Kim Bora (P15) returned to Cherry Bullet and rejoined group promotions for their second mini album, Cherry Wish, in March 2022.[19]
  • Some trainees left their agencies/joined new agencies:
  • Some contestants debuted in new groups or debuted as soloists:
    • Kim Suyeon (P10) debuted as a new member of Mystic Story's girl group, Billlie, under the stage name "Sheon".[22] She debuted on November 27, 2021. She had her first release with the group on December 14 with their first digital single album The Collective Soul and Unconscious: Snowy Night.
    • Su Ruiqi (P13) released her 8th digital single on December 14, 2021.[23]
    • Fu Yaning (P12) released her second digital single titled Starlight on December 27, 2021. She also starred in the iQiYi dramas My Heart and The Flowers Are Blooming.[24]
    • Ririka Kishida (P22), Hana Hayase (J18), Chang Ching (C23) and Lee Yunji (K26) debuted under FC Entertainment in a six-member group called ILY:1 on April 4, 2022.[25][26] Lee Yunji and Chang Ching use the stage name "Ara" and "Rona" respectively while Ririka Kishida and Hana Hayase use their birth names.
    • Shana Nonaka (P16) debuted in MLD Entertainment's new girl group, Lapillus, with the single "Hit Ya!" on June 20, 2022.[27]
    • Kim Hyerim (K15) debuted as a soloist on January 24, 2022.[citation needed]
    • Yurina Kawaguchi (P14) debuted as a soloist on March 21, 2022 with her first single Look At Me.[28]
    • Kim Bora (P15) starred in the web-drama Jinx.[citation needed]
    • Huh Jiwon (K16) starred in the web-drama Heart Way.[citation needed]
    • Wen Zhe (P17) debuted as an actress.[citation needed]
    • Yoon Jia (K11) debuted in Yes Im Entertainment group MiMiiRose on September 16, 2022.[citation needed]
    • Miyu Ito (J19) debuted in 143 Entertainment's group Limelight on September 29, 2022.[citation needed]
  • Some contestants are going to participate in other survival shows:
    • Moana Yamauchi (J13) participated in the Japanese survival show iCON Z.[citation needed]
    • Zhou Xinyu, Cui Wenmeixiu, Gu Yizhou, and Cai Bing participated in the Chinese survival show, "Great Dance Crew".[citation needed]
    • Lee Sunwoo (K24) participated in Channel A's "Youth Star".[citation needed]

NotesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A subsidiary of CJ ENM
  2. ^ Korean: 걸스플래닛999: 소녀대전, romanizedGeolseu Peullaenit 999: Sonyeodaejeon; Chinese: 少女星球999:少女們的盛典; pinyin: Shàonǚ Xīngqiú 999: Shàonǚmen de Shèngdiǎn; Japanese: ガールズプラネット999:少女祭典, romanizedGāruzu Puranetto 999: Shōjo Saiten
  3. ^ Contestants from Hong Kong and Taiwan are categorized under China.
  4. ^ 50% of votes will come from South Korea while the remaining 50% will be the total number of international votes which includes China and Japan.
  5. ^ Indicates contestants who had never placed in the Planet Top 9 in any prior elimination rounds or ranking announcements.
  6. ^ As of September 27, 2021 at 10AM KST.
  7. ^ a b As of October 18, 2021 at 10AM KST.
  8. ^ a b On October 18, 2021, Mnet revealed the interim ranking of the contestants during <9IRLS NI9HT A9IT> Special Live
  9. ^ Cell points are as of August 20, 2021 at 10AM KST.
  10. ^ Cell Points are calculated through: [Number of Korean Votes × (Total Cell Votes ÷ Total Korean Cell Votes)] + [Number of International Votes × (Total Cell Votes ÷ Total International Cell Votes)].
  11. ^ The Cell Points shown in Episode 5 are inclusive of those shown in Episode 3.
  12. ^ RR: Neowa Nae Kkumdeuri Yeongeldoel Shigan
    English: Time For You and My Dreams To Connect
  13. ^ RR: Neoui Segyega Gunggeumhae
    English: I'm Curious About Your World
  14. ^ RR: Neodo Nae Ujue Kkeulligo Issjanha
    English: You Too Are Attracted to My Universe
  15. ^ a b RR: Deo Hwagsilhage My Sign
    English: More Definitely My Sign
  16. ^ RR: Baro Naya!
  17. ^ RR: Gateun Kkumeul Kkuneun Neowa Na
    English: You And I Dream The Same Dream
  18. ^ a b RR: Saengjonja Balpyosig
    English: Survivor Announcement Ceremony
  19. ^ a b RR: Soneul Jabajwo
    English: Hold My Hand
  20. ^ RR: Creation #1 (Singog) (I'm gonna be your star)
    English: Creation #1 (New Song) (I'm gonna be your star)
  21. ^ RR: Han Geoleum Han Geoleum Jom Deo Gakkai
    English: Step By Step A Little Closer
  22. ^ RR: Eungdabhaejwo Obeo
    English: Answer Me Over
  23. ^ RR: Paineol Saengbangsong
    English: Final Live Broadcast
  24. ^ "U+Me=LOVE" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at 125 on the Gaon Download Chart.[12]
  25. ^ "Snake" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at 145 on the Gaon Download Chart.[12]
  26. ^ "Shoot!" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at 139 on the Gaon Download Chart.[12]
  27. ^ "Utopia" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at 121 on the Gaon Download Chart.[12]
  28. ^ "Shine" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at 157 on the Gaon Download Chart.[13]

ReferencesEdit

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