Geffen Data and Hybe, the Okay-pop leisure firm behind BTS and NewJeans, have introduced the ultimate six members of the brand new woman group Katseye.
The Katseye finalists, who had been unveiled at a reside occasion in L.A. on Friday evening, embody Daniela Avanzini, Lara Rajagopalan and Megan Skiendiel from the U.S.; Yoonchae Jeong from South Korea; Sophia Laforteza from the Philippines; and Manon Bannerman from Switzerland. The ultimate lineup was decided by a mix of early votes and real-time votes through the finale, in addition to the evaluators’ scores.
After narrowing the sector to twenty candidates chosen from 120,000 submissions, Geffen Data and Hybe kicked off the method on Sept. 1. The members of Katseye, created based mostly on the Okay-pop coaching and growth system, participated within the audition program known as “The Debut: Dream Academy,” which aired on YouTube and Japanese streaming channel Abema.
“This has been an extended journey and an unprecedented collaboration between Hybe and Geffen. We’re very happy with the outcomes and of all of the contestants who joined us on this challenge,” Bang Si-Hyuk, chairman of Hybe, stated in a press release. “We want Katseye a lot success as we’re positive they may encourage followers throughout the globe.”
Katseye will launch its debut album in 2024. The three authentic and unique songs that debuted on the reside finale — “Soiled Water,” “Women Don’t Like” and “All of the Similar” — can be found on YouTube.
An untitled Netflix documentary sequence, directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Nadia Hallgren (“Turning into”), will follows the years-long course of of making this worldwide woman group. The docuseries is about to premiere in Summer time 2024, and is produced by Hybe, Interscope Movies and Boardwalk Footage.