'Produce x 101' extends next season contracts to five years

Article: [Exclusive] Produce x 101 extends debut group contract to 5 years

Source: Korea Ilbo via Nate

1. [+1,237, -13] Looks like CJ was sad they couldn't milk Wanna One for longer

2. [+1,104, -30] They saw how much Wanna One made and now they're bringing out the slave contracts

3. [+950, -20] Why? Obviously, because these groups fail once they disband ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+70, -6] They saw how much money Wanna One brought in and extended the contracts to 5 years;; ㅋㅋㅋ too bad I don't think they'll get another group like Wanna One

5. [+65, -9] I honestly think it's better for the members too.. Look at how all the members ended up, they have nothing going for them after disbandment ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+50, -1] But what're the members going to do after the 5 years?? They can't technically debut with a rookie group, are they all going to go solo??? I guess agencies aren't going to send their trainees who have debuts coming up immediately.

7. [+47, -0] A contract that long will be a problem if the season flops

8. [+37, -2] Mnet did lose a lot by not locking Wanna One into a longer contract..

9. [+36, -0] 5 years... that's how long most groups last before they end up disbanding ㅋ

10. [+36, -0] 5 years? That sounds like a failure

11. [+33, -0] A 5 year contract is basically like debuting under a new agency ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

12. [+33, -0] This decision totally came out of Wanna One's success... but can they assure that the new group will be as successful?


Source: Naver

1. [+1,240, -23] They're extending it because they know the members only do well when tehy're together ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+1,278, -139] Wanna One was indeed quite successful... but I don't think they should count on getting another group like that. They synergized well and had individually talented members.

3. [+230, -5] They must really be regretting not extending Wanna One's contract. Just starting off the new season with 5 years ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+197, -27] If the contracts are 5 years, please stop with the sympathy votes. We really need to vote based on talent and not people like Sohye and Yoon Jisung.

5. [+171, -1] I get that they're upset about not getting to milk Wanna One for longer but isn't 5 years the lifespan of most idol groups? Why not just launch their own CJ idol group instead, what is this?

6. [+170, -3] I just hope they're not doing this purely for the greed and have every intention to care for the group too. Why do they think most Wanna One fans were against their contracts being extended?

7. [+140, -22] Should've done this from the start. Why only now after so many Wannables were heartbroken over their disbandment? Do they really think they'll get another group like Wanna One? tsk tsk