BTS's J-Hope To Mentor 'Under 19' Trainees; Teaches 'Fake Love' Choreography To Future Idols
BTS's J-Hope is not only a choreography teacher to his bandmates. He is also now a mentor to K-pop trainees.
The BTS member will appear in the upcoming Episode 10 of MBC idol debut survival show Under 19. At the end of the recent episode, the show dropped a preview for next week's episode and it featured the BTS main dancer and rapper.
In the teaser, Under 19 MC Kim So Hyun announces the trainees' next mission. All contestants from the vocal, rap, and performance teams will come together to form new units and compete against each other.
Kim also revealed the six songs for the shuffle mission. The songs are BTS's "Fake Love," "Growl" of EXO, SHINee's "Sherlock," TVXQ's "Mirotic," "Fiction" of BEAST, and INFINITE's "Be Mine."
BTS's "Fake Love" will be chosen first. J-Hope is then seen walking into a practice room and teaches choreography to some of the contestants. As he watches them dance to one of BTS's hit songs, he also offers some encouraging words.
It looks like J-Hope has also found a protegee as he can be heard in the sneak peek cheering on a particular trainee. The new episode of Under 19 will air on January 5 on MBC at 6 p.m. KST.
Under 19 is a survival show wherein teenage boys under the age of 19 who aspire to become singer, rapper, or dancer learn from celebrity mentors. They compete against one another to secure a spot in a new nine-member boy group.
The show started with 57 aspiring boy band members. They are divided into three teams: the rap, vocal, and performance teams. Seventeen contestants have already been eliminated.
Once down to the final 19, nine will be chosen as members of a new idol group. The winning group will sign a 12-month contract and be managed by MBK Entertainment.
Meanwhile, the BTS's 14-minute performance of their solo songs as well as "Fake Love" during the recent 2018 KBS Gayo Daechukje has been a hit to both local and international fans. It has been the No. 1 trending video on YouTube in the U.S. over the weekend.
Aside from millions of fans who tuned in during the live broadcast of the KBS song festival, millions also rewatched the BTS performance on YouTube. In the show, the members hit the stage one by one to showcase their solo songs for the first time on TV and gave the audience a taste of their Love Yourself concert tour.
After their solo stages, the septet took the stage to perform the rock version of "Fake Love." The clip of the BTS performance at the 2018 KBS Song Festival now has 5.1 million views on YouTube.