Produce X 101

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Produce X 101
Produce X 101 Poster.jpeg
Promotional poster
GenreReality/Survival Show
Directed byAhn Jun-young
Presented byLee Dong-wook
Opening theme"X1-MA" by Produce X 101 contestants
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)Kim Yong-bum
Running time140–160 minutes
265 minutes (Finale)
Production company(s)
DistributorCJ E&M
Release
Original networkMnet
Original releaseMay 3 (2019-05-03) –
July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)
Chronology
Preceded byProduce 48
External links
Website

Produce X 101 (Korean프로듀스 X 101) is a 2019 South Korean boy group survival reality show on Mnet and the fourth season of the Produce 101 franchise. The public, referred to as "national producers", "produces" a boy band by choosing 11 members among the 101 trainees from 47 different entertainment companies and independent trainees through online voting and live voting with multiple elimination rounds. The public will also choose the group's concept, debut song, and group name. The show aired from May 3 to July 19, 2019.[1][2][3] The group from this show is named X1.[4]

Promotions and broadcast[edit]

On December 14, 2018, Mnet released the first teaser of the show following the end of the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong.[5] On February 28, 2019, Mnet announced that the debuting group under the show will promote for five years, with a two-and-a-half year exclusive contract and another two-and-a-half year non-exclusive contract, meaning that the eventual members can return to co-promote with their original agencies after the first half.[6]

Filming for the show began on March 4, 2019. On the same day, the trainers were announced,[7][8][9] as well as Lee Dong-wook announced as MC role.[10] The trainees were first revealed through a runway show on March 20, 2019.[11] On March 21, their first performance of their title track, "X1-MA" (Korean_지마) was revealed on M Countdown later that day, revealing Son Dong-pyo of DSP Media as the center.[11]

The show premiered on May 3, 2019, on Mnet in South Korea, Mnet Japan and AbemaTV in Japan, JOOX in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia, YouTube and Vlive in Other international location. The series will be broadcast on tvN Asia in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, 18 hours after the original South Korean broadcast from May 4, 2019 with English, Chinese, Malay, Thai and Indonesian subtitles.[12]

New to this series is the X rank, the lowest rank where they are at the most vulnerable to be eliminated. Furthermore, the 11th member of the final group will be decided by the total number of votes they have accumulated throughout the whole season, meaning that the trainee who places 11th in the finale does not necessarily become the 11th member of the final group.

Staff members[edit]

The series was presented by Lee Dong-wook.[10] Other artists featured as cast members:

  • Vocal trainers:
    • Lee Seok-hoon
    • Shin Yu-mi
  • Dance trainers:
    • Bae Yoon-jeong
    • Kwon Jae-seung
    • Choi Young-jun
  • Rap trainer:

One-day Vocal Trainer: Soyou (Episode 1-2)

Group X Battle Rap Trainer: Lee Joo-heon (Episode 3-4)

Contestants[edit]

Color key
       Final members of X1
       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 have withdrawn from the show
101 Contestants
Kim Yo-han (김요한) Kim Woo-seok (김우석) Han Seung-woo (한승우) Song Hyeong-jun (송형준) Cho Seung-youn (조승연)
Son Dong-pyo (손동표) Lee Han-gyul (이한결) Nam Do-hyon (남도현) Cha Jun-ho (차준호) Kang Min-hee (강민희)
Lee Eun-sang (이은상) Lee Jin-hyuk (이진혁) Koo Jung-mo (구정모) Keum Dong-hyun (금동현) Hwang Yun-seong (황윤성)
Song Yu-vin (송유빈) Kim Min-kyu (김민규) Lee Se-jin (이세진) Ham Won-jin (함원진) Tony (토니)
Kim Kook-heon (김국헌) Lee Jin-woo (이진우) Kim Dong-yun (김동윤) Lee Hyeop (이협) Park Sun-ho (박선호)
Kang Hyeon-su (강현수) Kim Si-hun (김시훈) Choi Su-hwan (최수환) Joo Chang-wook (주창욱) Kim Hyeon-bin (김현빈)
Choi Byung-chan (최병찬) Moon Hyun-bin (문현빈) Won Hyuk (원혁) Kwon Tae-eun (권태은) Kang Seok-hwa (강석화)
Baek Jin (백진) Lee Mi-dam (이미담) Yun Jung-hwan (윤정환) Jeong Jae-hoon (정재훈) Park Yu-ri (박유리)
Lee Woo-jin (이우진) Kim Dong-bin (김동빈) Wei Zi-yue (위자월) Kim Sung-hyun (김성현) Kim Sung-yeon (김성연)
Choi Jun-seong (최준성) Lee Won-jun (이원준) Park Yun-sol (박윤솔) Mahiro Hidaka (히다카 마히로) Peak Kongthap (픽)
Hong Seong Jun (홍성준) Kim Min Seo (김민서) Lee Tae Seung (이태승) Woo Je Won (우제원) Lee Yoo Jin (이유진)
Kwon Hui Jun (권희준) Han Gi Chan (한기찬) Wang Jyun Hao (왕군호) Moon Jun Ho (문준호) Nam Dong Hyun (남동현)
Anzardi Timothee (앙자르디 디모데) Kim Jin Gon (김진곤) Lee Ha Min (이하민) Jeon Hyun Woo (전현우) Kim Yeong Sang (김영상)
Byeon Seong Tae (변성태) Lee Hwan (이환) Jung Young Bin (정영빈) Oh Sae Bom (오새봄) Yoo Geun Min (유건민)
Jung Myung Hoon (정명훈) Steven Kim (스티븐 킴) Song Chang Ha (송창하) Choi Jin Hwa (최진화) Lee Jun Hyuk (이준혁)
Lee Gyu Hyung (이규형) Won Hyun Sik (원현식) Tsai Chia Hao (채가호) Choi Si Hyuk (최시혁) Kim Gwan Woo (김관우)
Park Jin Yeol (박진열) Kim Min Seo (김민서) Heo Jin Ho (허진호) Hwang Geum Ryul (황금률) Hong Sung Hyeon (홍성현)
Yu Seong Jun (유성준) Sung Min Seo (성민서) Lee Sang Ho (이상호) Kim Seung Hwan (김승환) Kim Hyeong Min (김형민)
Jun Uehara (우에하라 준) Yoon Min Guk (윤민국) Park Si On (박시온) Kim Jun Jae (김준재) Lee Jae Bin (이재빈)
Yun Hyun Jo (윤현조) Lim Da Hun (임다훈) Choi Byung Hoon (최병훈) Kim Dong Kyu (김동규) Yun Seo Bin (윤서빈)
Im Si U (임시우)

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1 (May 3, 2019)[edit]

Each contestant enters the studio chooses his preferred seat among chairs numbered 1 to 101, before being informed about several changes that will be applied in this season. Contestants then perform according to their company for evaluation. The mentors grade and assign them into temporary groups for training: A, B, C, D, and X, with A being the highest and X the lowest. At the ending, the popularity ranking is shown with Jellyfish Entertainment's Kim Min-kyu taking 1st place.

Episode 2 (May 10, 2019)[edit]

The trainees react to the first episode along with Lee Dong-wook. The evaluation from Episode 1 continues until all the trainees are evaluated. The trainees in groups A, B, C, and D are taken to the dormitories and are given roommates and uniforms. They are told that they will be training and performing the theme song, "X1-MA", on M! Countdown. Instead of being sent home, the X trainees were secretly taken to a different training center to receive specialized training. Each contestant records video evaluations for the song. The episode ends with the popularity ranking showing Oui Entertainment's Kim Yo-han in 1st place.

Episode 3 (May 17, 2019)[edit]

The trainees film themselves individually performing "X1-MA." Each video is watched by the mentors, who then reevaluate the trainees. Afterwards, the trainees are given their new grade and move into their new rooms corresponding to their rank. Following the reorganization, they are told that the center position of the "X1-MA" performance will be instead chosen by audience vote instead of trainee vote. DSP Media's Son Dong-pyo, Brand New Music's Kim Si-hun, and TOP Media's Kim Woo-seok are shown to be the Top 3, with Son Dong-pyo winning. Trainees who are reevaluated as X will not be able to appear in the performances.

The trainees begin the Group X Battle, where they are competing with are a group's debut song and their a hit song. The teams are: EXO's "MAMA" v. "Love Shot", BTS's "No More Dream" v. "Blood Sweat and Tears", Monsta X's "Trespass" v. "Dramarama", Seventeen's "Adore U" v. "Clap", NU'EST W's "Dejavu" v. "Where U At", Wanna One's "Energetic" v. "Light", NCT U's "The 7th Sense" v. "Boss", and Got7's "Girls, Girls Girls" v. "Lullaby". All songs are performed live and each member is voted on by the audience individually. The group with the highest score among the two wins and gains a benefit of 3000 bonus votes for each of its members, with the highest-ranked member, will gain an extra benefit of having his score multiplied by 10 in addition of the 3000 bonus votes. The group with the highest votes will later perform on M! Countdown. Rehearsals and performances of "MAMA," "Love Shot," and "No More Dream" are shown. The episode ends with the current rankings, with Oui Entertainment's Kim Yo-han maintaining his 1st-place position.

Episode 4 (May 24, 2019)[edit]

The rehearsals and performances of the remaining teams are shown. Monsta X's Jooheon appears as a special trainer. After the last performance, trainees are shown their rankings based on the audience and bonus votes. Source Music's Kim Hyunbin places 1st in individual votes. His team, BTS's "No More Dream" (composed of Kim Hyunbin, Kim Sungyeon, Hong Sunghyun, Steven Kim, Won Hyunsik, and Lee Sangho) also earned the most points in the group battle competition, earning the opportunity to perform a special M! Countdown stage.

Episode 5 (May 31, 2019)[edit]

The first elimination round begins with the remaining 99 contestants entering the main studio by company. In between announcements of each trainee's ranking, events leading up to the elimination are shown, such as their dorm life and a hidden camera prank. A poll for 'Top Visual' was also conducted, in which Jellyfish Entertainment's Kim Mingyu was ranked 1st. During the ceremony, trainees from rank 1 to 60 will move on to the next round while trainees from rank 61 to 99 will be eliminated from the competition. Oui Entertainment's Kim Yohan takes 1st place in the first elimination round. Jung Jae-hun finishes 60th place, narrowly escaping elimination. The episode ends with the contestants comforting the eliminated trainees.

Episode 6 (June 7, 2019)[edit]

Lee Dong-wook meets with the trainees once again to announce the next challenge. The trainees are tasked to perform live in groups based on positions they want to debut in: vocal, dance, rap, or "X". "X" is a new position that requires trainees to perform two of the three aforementioned positions simultaneously. There are four songs for vocals (Paul Kim's "Me After You", Hwasa's "Twit", Bolbbalgan4's "To My Youth", and Wanna One's "Day by Day"), three songs for dance (Imagine Dragons's "Believer", Bruno Mars's "Finesse", and Jason Derulo's "Swalla"), two songs for rap (Zico's "Tell Me Yes or No" and Haon, Vinxen's "Barcode"), and two songs for "X" (Charlie Puth's "Attention", for vocal x dance, and SMTM4's "Turtle Ship", for rap x dance). Each song has a member limit and would be picked by each trainee based on their ranks: Kim Yohan who ranked 1st from the first elimination round would have the privilege of choosing the song he wants to perform first. The winner from each performance in the vocal, dance, and rap positions will receive 100 times their votes while the winner among all songs of each category will receive 100,000 votes. For the "X" position, the winner from each performance will receive 200 times their votes while the overall winner will receive 200,000 votes. After each performance, they are ranked in their groups first and then overall in the category. Lee Dong-wook also announces that only the top 30 trainees will remain in the next round. Only five groups are covered this week.

Episode 7 (June 14, 2019)[edit]

The remaining teams perform their respective stages and rehearsals for the groups are shown. After the last performance, the contestants are shown their overall ranking based on their positions. Kim Woo-seok, Kang Hyeon-su, and Won Hyuk emerged as the overall winners of the vocal, dance, and rap positions, respectively, each of them earning 100,000 votes along with their audience votes times 100. Lee Jin-hyuk emerged as the overall winner of the "X" position, earning 200,000 votes along with his audience votes times 200.

Episode 8 (June 21, 2019)[edit]

Lee Dongwook announces the beginning of the next evaluation prior to the second round of eliminations, meaning that all 60 boys that have survived so far will continue to practice for the performances, but not all of them may get to perform. The evaluation is revealed to be a concept evaluation where viewers chose group formations from a poll online. Lee Dongwook introduces the six songs: Funky Retro Dance "Pretty Girl" (KZ , Nthonious & The-Private), Future Funk "Super Special Girl" (Kwon Deun Guk), Mainstream Pop "MOVE" (Zico), R&B, Dance House "Monday To Sunday" (PrimeBoi) and Future EDM Dance "U Got It" (Noheul & Kiggen). The second round of eliminations takes place during the second half of the episode with the remaining 60 contestants from each company are seen entering the main studio. Names of the top 30 trainees are called by Lee Dongwook one by one starting from rank 29. The contenders for 1st place were Kim Yo-Han, Song Hyeong-jun, Lee Jin-hyuk & Kim Woo-Seok. It is then announced that Kim Woo-Seok ranked at 1st place. Meanwhile, the contenders for 30th place were Joo Chang-Uk, Kim Dong-Yoon, Moon Hyun-bin & Won Hyuk. It is announced that Joo Chang-Uk ranked on the 30th. Lee Dongwook says that the trainees can have a second chance by recording a video of their dance of "X1-MA" and a 1-minute introduction video appealing to the National Producers to give them another chance. The National Producers can vote for 1 eliminated trainee, and voting ends within 24 hours after the end of this episode.

Episode 9 (June 28, 2019)[edit]

After the Second Elimination, the 30 trainees move to Concept Evaluation Performance, and then Representative MC Lee Dong-wook announces that only 6 trainees are needed in each group and the trainees have to vote on who is staying.

After heading to the new groups, the teams head to the recording studio to meet with their Producers to record their song. After that, Lee Dong-wook then reveals the X trainee (in which one trainee can go back after recording a video for the National Producers to vote) before revealing, Lee Dong-wook calls four candidates for the X trainee, He calls: Kwon Taeun (A.CONIC), Moon Hyunbin (Starship Entertainment), Kim Dong-yun (Woolim Entertainment) and Baek Jin (VINE Entertainment). It is then revealed that Kim Dong-yun was chosen as the X trainee. Then Lee Dong-wook gives each team 30 minutes whether they want to recruit Dong-yun. If no one recruits Dong-yun, he will have to choose a team randomly. In the end, Team Monday to Sunday recruits Dong-yun to their team. They now practice in order to prepare for the stage.

Episode 10 (July 5, 2019)[edit]

Each concept stage was shown along with behind the scenes practices, training, and recording for each group. After each group performed, Lee Dong-wook gathered the trainees and announced the rankings for each group and for each trainee among the groups. "U Got It" was announced to be the first place team, with trainee Kim Yo-han taking the overall first rank spot, gaining the most benefit votes.

Episode 11 (July 12, 2019)[edit]

Lee Dong-wook then announces the start of the 3rd elimination. He mentions Plan A's Choi Byung-chan, who was absent during filming, has left the show and will not be advancing to the finals. He also reveals that only 20 trainees will survive. The episode continues with the makeup tips segment headed by the YouTuber Ssinnim, and the trainees' Sports Games segment, with "Pretty Girl" team winning overall. Afterwards, the elimination announcement starts, starting from 19th place going up. The four candidates for 1st place are revealed, who are Han Seung-woo, Lee Jin-hyuk, Kim Woo-seok, and Kim Yo-han. The segment for trainees choosing their fixed pick starts, and Hwang Yun-seong takes first place for the most votes and wins a brand new Samsung phone. The announcement continues, and the ones battling for 1st place are Kim Woo-seok and Kim Yo-han, with 1st place ultimately going to Kim Yo-han.

The candidates for 20th place are revealed, Kim Kook-heon, Lee Se-jin, Lee Jin-woo, and Kim Dong-yun. In 23rd and 22nd place is Kim Dong-yun and Lee Jin-woo, respectively. The two remaining trainees are called up to the stage and give their last speeches. The 20th place ends up going to Lee Se-jin.

Afterwards, the remaining 20 trainees choose their debut evaluation song, "To My World" (Drew Ryan Scott, Sean Alexander, Phil Schwan) or "Boyness" (Hui from Pentagon, Flow Blow) and choose their positions during as well. Higher ranked trainees have the advantage of kicking off other trainees in the position they want and move them to a lower position. The episode ends with the trainee's individual cards being flashed on screen and the official time of the final, which was changed to 8PM KST from 11PM to accommodate the younger trainees.

Episode 12 (July 19, 2019)[edit]

The episode started of with the final trainees doing a final journal in a practice room. They talked about their adventure and progress on the show. Once voting was opened, the trainees perform the show's title song "X1_MA". Lee Dongwook then revealed the name of the group, as was voted on by the public, "X1". "X1" is meant to represent the show's title song "X1_MA", the 11 trainees in roman numerals, and the 10+X theme of the show. They then showed some behind the scenes recording and practices for "Boyness" and "To My World", even teasing who the group centers would be. During the live performance following these clips, it was revealed that Song Yuvin was chosen as the center for "Boyness" and Hwang Yunseong was chosen as the center for "To My World". After the performances of each debut song all 20 trainees then performed the song "Dream For You" with some behind the scenes clips played beforehand. The ranking announcement started from the contestant who ranked at 10th place which was Starship's Kang Min-hee followed by Woolim's Cha Jun-ho at 9th, MBK's Nam Do-hyon at 8th, MBK's Lee Han-gyul at 7th, DSP's Son Dong-pyo at 6th, Yuehua's Cho Seung-youn at 5th, Starship's Song Hyung-jun at 4th, and Plan A's Han Seung-woo at 3rd, confirming them for debut. Then, TOP's Kim Woo-seok and OUI's Kim Yo-han are called up as contenders for 1st, with Kim Yo-han taking the first place, confirming his position as X1's center. The contenders for the X place were Jellyfish's Kim Min-gyu, Starship's Koo Jung-mo, Brand New Music's Lee Eun-sang and TOP's Lee Jin-hyuk. It was then announced that the X and final spot for X1 went to Lee Eun-sang.

Rankings[edit]

The top 10 contestants will be determined by online and onsite voting, the results of which are announced at the end of each episode. The top 10 contestants during the final voting will determine the final group, while the 11th member of the final group will be decided by the total number of votes he has accumulated throughout the whole season.

Color key
       New Top 10
# Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 8 Episode 11 Episode 12
1 Kim Min-kyu Kim Yo-han ↑2 Kim Yo-han = Kim Yo-han = Kim Woo-seok ↑3 Kim Woo-seok = Kim Yo-han ↑2 Kim Yo-han =
2 Koo Jung-mo Lee Eun-sang ↑12 Kim Min-kyu ↑1 Kim Min-kyu = Song Hyeong-jun ↑1 Lee Jin-hyuk ↑9 Kim Woo-seok ↓1 Kim Woo-seok =
3 Kim Yo-han Kim Min-kyu ↓2 Lee Eun-sang ↓1 Song Hyeong-jun ↑1 Kim Min-kyu ↓1 Kim Yo-han ↑2 Lee Jin-hyuk ↓1 Han Seung-woo ↑1
4 Cha Jun-ho Nam Do-hyun ↑33 Song Hyeong-jun ↑6 Kim Woo-seok ↑2 Lee Jin-woo ↑8 Song Hyeong-jun ↓2 Han Seung-woo ↑5 Song Hyeong-jun ↑4
5 Kim Woo-seok Song Yu-vin ↑12 Nam Do-hyun ↓1 Lee Eun-sang ↓2 Kim Yo-han ↓4 Koo Jung-mo ↑3 Kim Min-kyu ↑5 Cho Seung-youn ↑1
6 Son Dong-pyo Son Dong-pyo = Kim Woo-seok ↑1 Nam Do-hyun ↓1 Lee Eun-sang ↓1 Lee Eun-sang = Cho Seung-youn ↑11 Son Dong-pyo ↑6
7 Lee Eugene Kim Woo-seok ↓2 Son Dong-pyo ↓1 Son Dong-pyo = Nam Do-hyun ↓1 Nam Do-hyun = Nam Do-hyun = Lee Hangyul ↑9
8 Lee Se-jin Park Sun-ho ↑28 Song Yu-vin ↓3 Song Yu-vin = Koo Jung-mo ↑1 Lee Jin-woo ↓4 Song Hyeong-jun ↓4 Nam Do-hyun ↓1
9 Song Hyeong-jun Koo Jung-mo ↓7 Koo Jung-mo = Koo Jung-mo = Song Yu-vin ↓1 Han Seung-woo ↑4 Lee Eun-sang ↓3 Cha Jun-ho ↑2
10 Lee Jin-woo Song Hyeong-jun ↓1 Park Sun-ho ↓2 Ham Won-jin ↑2 Ham Won-jin = Kim Min-kyu ↓7 Keum Dong-hyun ↑9 Kang Min-hee ↑4
X N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Kim Dong-yun N/A Lee Eun-sang

First voting period[edit]

# Episode 1
(Online votes)
Episode 2
(Online votes)
Episode 3
(Online votes)
Episode 4
(Live votes)
Episode 5
(Total votes)
Name Votes Name Votes
1 Kim Min-kyu Kim Yo-han Kim Yo-han Kim Hyun-bin 5,850 Kim Yo-han 1,094,299
2 Koo Jung-mo Lee Eun-sang Kim Min-kyu Lee Woo-jin 5,270 Kim Min-kyu 1,033,132
3 Kim Yo-han Kim Min-kyu Lee Eun-sang Wei Zi-yue 5,180 Song Hyeong-jun 1,024,849
4 Cha Jun-ho Nam Do-hyun Song Hyeong-jun Kim Woo-seok 5,100 Kim Woo-seok 933,869
5 Kim Woo-seok Song Yuvin Nam Do-hyun Won Hyuk 4,740 Lee Eun-sang 931,256
6 Son Dong-pyo Son Dong-pyo Kim Woo-seok Kim Dong-yoon 4,710 Nam Do-hyun 844,597
7 Lee Eugene Kim Woo-seok Son Dong-pyo Kim Yo-han 4,700 Son Dong-pyo 710,483
8 Lee Se-jin Park Sun-ho Song Yuvin Choi Byung-chan 4,350 Song Yuvin 679,286
9 Song Hyeong-jun Koo Jung-mo Koo Jung-mo Lee Jun-hyuk 3,173 Koo Jung-mo 669,616
10 Lee Jin-woo Song Hyeong-jun Park Sun-ho Ham Won-jin 3,164 Ham Won-jin 578,263

Notes

  • On Episode 4 (Group X Battle), an additional 3000 points are given to the boys of the winning teams and the trainee with highest votes got 10 times additional points from their votes.
  • The ranking for Episode 5 is the result of combining online votes and live votes from the previous episode.

Second voting period[edit]

# Episode 6
(Online votes)
Episode 7
(Live votes)
Episode 8
(Total votes)
Name Votes Name Votes
1 Kim Woo-seok Lee Jin-hyuk 336,000 Kim Woo-seok 1,728,930
2 Song Hyeong-jun Kang Hyeon-su 161,600 Lee Jin-hyuk 1,480,425
3 Kim Min-kyu Kim Woo-seok 160,600 Kim Yo-han 1,458,183
4 Lee Jin-woo Won Hyuk 151,400 Song Hyeong-jun 1,418,328
5 Kim Yo-han Koo Jung-mo 95,200 Koo Jung-mo 1,334,726
6 Lee Eun-sang Hwang Yun-seong 61,200 Lee Eun-sang 1,313,074
7 Nam Do-hyun Han Seung-woo 58,000 Nam Do-hyun 1,265,468
8 Koo Jung-mo Lee Han-gyul 56,300 Lee Jin-woo 1,259,112
9 Song Yuvin Song Yuvin 54,500 Han Seung-woo 1,248,496
10 Ham Won-jin Nam Do-hyun 49,900 Kim Min-kyu 1,238,668

Notes

  • On Episode 7 (Position Evaluation), 100 times additional points from their votes were given to the winner of each dance, rap and vocal groups while 100,000 points were given to the winner of each category. For X positions they were given 200 times additional points from their votes for the winner of each group while 200,000 points to the winner of X category.
  • The ranking for Episode 8 is the result of combining online votes and live votes from the previous episode.

Third voting period[edit]

# Episode 10
(Live votes)
Episode 11
(Total votes)
Name Votes Name Votes
1 Kim Yo-han 172,000 Kim Yo-han 582,503
2 Cho Seung-youn 72,500 Kim Woo-seok 457,477
3 Nam Do-hyun 55,000 Lee Jin-hyuk 351,174
4 Song Hyeong-jun 50,500 Han Seung-woo 329,581
5 Kim Woo-seok 20,115 Kim Min-kyu 290,944
6 Lee Eun-sang 20,095 Cho Seung-youn 281,580
7 Han Seung-woo 20,091 Nam Do-hyun 272,795
8 Hwang Yun-seong 20,036 Song Hyeong-Jun 242,818
9 Cha Jun-ho 20,031 Lee Eun-sang 230,716
10 Keum Donghyun 15,500 Keum Donghyun 187,264

Notes

  • On Episode 10 (Concept Evaluation), 500 times additional points from their votes were given to the winner of each group while 200,000 points were given to the group with the highest votes. The 200,000 points were distributed as follows: 100,000 points for the trainee with the highest votes, and another 100,000 points were divided equally to the rest of the members.
  • The ranking for Episode 11 is the result of combining online votes and live votes from the previous episode.

Result[edit]

The finale was held on July 19, 2019, and was broadcast live. Lee Dong-wook announced the unit boy group name, X1 (Hangul: 엑스원).

# Episode 12 (Total votes)
Name Votes Company Accumulated Votes
1 Kim Yo-han 1,334,011 OUI Entertainment 4,468,996
2 Kim Woo-seok 1,304,033 TOP Media 4,424,309
3 Han Seung-woo 1,079,200 Plan A Entertainment 2,869,629
4 Song Hyeong-jun 1,049,222 Starship Entertainment 3,735,217
5 Cho Seung-youn 929,311 Yuehua Entertainment 2,200,382
6 Son Dong-pyo 824,389 DSP Media 2,762,824
7 Lee Han-gyul 794,411 MBK Entertainment 2,221,045
8 Nam Do-hyun 764,433 MBK Entertainment 3,147,303
9 Cha Jun-ho 756,939 Woollim Entertainment 2,449,408
10 Kang Min-hee 749,444 Starship Entertainment 1,798,609
X Lee Eun-sang 689,489 Brand New Music 3,164,535

Notes

  • X was chosen from accumulated votes from Episode 1 until Episode 12.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN Hot
[13]
JPN Dig
[14]
31 Boys 5 Concepts
  • Released: July 5, 2019
  • Label: Stone Music Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital download
11 3

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Album
KOR
[16]
Hot
100

[17]
"X1-MA" (_지마) 2019 Non-album single
"X1-MA" (piano ver.)
"Pretty Girl" (이뻐 이뻐) 53 52 31 Boys 5 Concepts
"Super Special Girl" 139
"Move" (움직여) 54 54
"Monday to Sunday" 122
"U Got It" 33 40
"Boyness" (소년미 (少年美)) 88 Produce X 101 – Final
"To My World" 94
"Dream for You" (꿈을 꾼다) 105
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Ratings[edit]

In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[18]
Nationwide Seoul
1 May 3, 2019 1.448% 1.694%
2 May 10, 2019 2.309% 2.920%
3 May 17, 2019 2.130% 2.501%
4 May 24, 2019 2.244% 2.395%
5 May 31, 2019 2.102% 2.450%
6 June 7, 2019 2.230% 2.569%
7 June 14, 2019 2.019% 2.425%
8 June 21, 2019 2.183% 2.405%
9 June 28, 2019 2.508% 2.738%
10 July 5, 2019 2.314% 2.803%
11 July 12, 2019 2.220% 2.800%
12 July 19, 2019 3.892% 3.822%
Average 2.300% 2.627%

Aftermath[edit]

Other contestants
  • Some trainees debuted/re-joined with groups:
    • Plan A's Choi Byung-chan (31st) returned to Victon
    • TOP Media’s Lee JinHyuk (14th) will return to UP10TION after a short hiatus and released a solo single on November 4, 2019 titled 'I Like That'.[19]
    • The Music Works's Song Yuvin (15th) & Kim Kookheon (21st) debuted as Kookheon & Yuvin on August 24, 2019 with the digital single Blurry after their group Myteen disbanded on August 20, 2019.[20] They will officially debut as the duo B.O.Y in early 2020.[21]
    • Woollim's Hwang Yunseong (18th), Kim Dongyoon (23rd), Lee Hyeop (24th), Joo Changwook (29th) and Kim Minseo (52nd) released a single under the project group W Project 4 on September 2, 2019[22]
    • Maroo's Lee Jinwoo (22nd), Lee Woojin (41st) & Lee Taeseung (53rd) debuted as Teen Teen on September 18, 2019 with the mini album Very, on Top.[23]
    • Brand New Music's Kim Sihun (27th), Yoon Jeonghwan (38th), and Hong Seongjun (51st) debuted in the group BDC, as part of their reality show Boys Don't Cry. They released their 1st single titled "Remember Me".[24]
    • Vine's Baek Jin (36th) and ESteem's Park Yuri (40th) will be debuting a project group called JxR in early December.[25]
  • Some trainees joined new companies
    • Lee Hyeop (24th) signed with Woollim Entertainment[26]
    • Kang Seokhwa (35th) signed with OUI Entertainment[27]
    • Jung Youngbin (68th) signed with DS Entertainment[28]
    • Lee Eugene (55th) signed with Namoo Actors, where he will promote under the name Yu Jinwoo[29]
  • Some trainees left their agencies or groups.
    • Kim Sunghyun (44th) left In2It On September 5, 2019 due to personal reasons.[30]
    • Moon Junho (59th) left Woollim Entertainment[31]
    • Mahiro Hidaka (49th) and Wang Jyunhao (58th) left YG Entertainment and signed with OUI Entertainment.[32][33]
    • Moon Hyunbin (32nd) left Starship Entertainment.
  • Some trainees participated in other survival shows:

Vote manipulation investigation[edit]

Several viewers suspected that Mnet had tampered with the total votes after noticing numerical patterns in the final episode. In response to the allegations, Mnet admitted that there were errors in calculating, but they also maintained that final rankings were correct and had no intention of changing X1's member line-up.[35] 14 representatives from entertainment agencies of the 20 finalists held a meeting on July 29, 2019, and agreed to support Produce X 101's outcome and X1's debut.[36]

On August 1, 2019, 272 viewers filed a lawsuit against Mnet for electoral fraud, as their on-site text voting service charged ₩100 per vote.[37][38] Politician Ha Tae-kyung also condemned Mnet, stating that some of the numbers had a low probability of naturally occurring.[38][39] On August 20, 2019, a search warrant was issued on CJ E&M offices and a text voting company by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.[40] During their first search, the police uncovered voice recordings of the staff members discussing vote manipulation on the previous seasons of the show, resulting in them extending their investigation to all four seasons of the Produce 101 series,[40] Idol School,[40][41] Show Me the Money, and Superstar K.[42] Several brands cancelled their endorsement deals with X1 or put them on hold.[43] In spite of this, X1's debut proceeded as planned.[44]

On October 1, 2019, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency confirmed that votes from the eliminated trainees were added to the total votes of the members who debuted in X1, a process that affected 2-3 trainees who were originally in the top 11.[45] The police issued a search and seizure warrant on the offices of Starship Entertainment, Woollim Entertainment, and MBK Entertainment.[46][47][48] The police also investigated several agencies involved in Produce 48.[49] Reportedly, per contract signed with CJ E&M, the entertainment agencies were paid ₩100,000 for every episode their talent appeared in. An anonymous trainee alleged only ₩1 million was given to their talent agencies for participating in a song, while each participant would only get a small percentage, and CJ E&M would keep additional profits if the song performed well. Some entertainment agencies who disagreed would request their talents to be eliminated at the last minute to withdraw them.[50]

On October 15, 2019, MBC broadcast a feature on the vote rigging controversy on PD Note.[51] Participants of Produce X 101 and Idol School and agency officials alleged anonymously that the production teams were biased to trainees they preferred, such as forcing song producers to give certain trainees more lines and providing them with more screen time.[51][52] An anonymous trainee alleged that one trainee, under pressure from Starship Entertainment,[53] was secretly informed about a mission in advance by one of the choreographers.[52] He also alleged that some trainees knew the final rankings before the results were announced, and that a trainee from Woollim Entertainment was told by a team leader that only one person from their company would debut in X1.[54]

Two trainees alleged that the center position for the theme song, "X1-MA", was originally assigned to a different contestant chosen by trainee vote before the producers changed it to audience vote it at the last minute.[51][55][56] A fourth trainee claimed that many participants felt the show was biased towards trainees from Starship Entertainment.[54][53] Staff members anonymously alleged that, for the final ranking results, only one off-site producer had counted the votes in a separate room and sent them the results via text message.[56] Following the report, on October 16, 2019, the police began investigating whether the producers had accepted money for manipulating the votes.[57] On October 17, 2019, Korea Communications Standards Commission revealed that they may fine Mnet up to ₩30 million for violating the Enforcement Decree of the Broadcasting Act.[58]

On November 5, 2019, after approval from the Seoul National District Court, the police issued arrest warrants and travel bans for director Ahn Joon-young, chief producer Kim Yong-bum, a producer with the surname Lee, and Starship Entertainment's vice president Kim Kang-hyo,[59] after they had attempted to destroy evidence.[60] By evening, Ahn and Kim Yong-bum were arrested.[61] During questioning, Ahn admitted to having manipulated the rankings for Produce 48 and Produce X 101.[62] Police also found that Ahn had been using services from adult entertainment establishments in Gangnam paid for by various talent agencies approximately 40 times beginning from the second half of 2018, estimating to ₩100 million.[62]

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