is it just me or the drought of boys planet threads even after the episode ends is really visible, like do akp not watch this show
i remember having countless threads about gp999, and i dont think i have seen a thread like this yet
anyways here are my top 9 picks. the members that i pick excel in at least 1 of the 3 core fundamentals of kpop; vocal, dance or rap. my picks will always beat the filler member allegation because everyone contributes their very best in the group.
1. sung hanbin
2. zhang hao
3. seok matthew
8. park hanbin
9. kim taerae
lets be serious, no matter which rank you put shanbin in, he is always going to be the #1 contestant of this season. he not only have great stage presence but he also has immaculate vocal and dance skill to back him up. such an all rounder member.
zhang hao is like the g-group counterpart of shanbin, he is packed with vocal and dance skill + great stage presence and can slay literally every concept. he is not going to get xiaoting'd in the final because we all learnt our mistake and vow to not repeat the same thing again... i hope koreans choose smartly this time. he also has really great 1 pick power so he'll be one of the few g trainees that are actually going to be safe in the finals
matthew is a versatile and stable performer, having performing contrasting concepts and still slayed both of them. not to mention his stable vocal, which is arguably his strongest feature that makes him a potential lead vocalist in the group. he also rose in ranks will comfortably sit in the top 9 as his 1 pick power is strong enough to carry him due to his korean ethnicity
jay literally unlocked a new vocal color in kpop, and although he lacks in dance, he make really great vocalist material as his voice is pretty much needed in the group. i can see bepler as an nmixx-level group vocal wise if correct members are chosen. jay has unstable 1 pick power and only recently dropped out of top 9. he also placed last in artist evaluation, which makes his place in the group really shaky. i really hope he slayed the final stage because losing jay in kpop is pretty much a regrettable decision, especially if he lose to some... trainees...
haruto recently became my favourite because of his fun and carefree attitude, but he also put in serious work in his dance and rap. he also has quite nice lower register, which makes him stable in at least 2/3 department. he can be the rap duo along with keita, and japanese almost always have rap parts anyways. the group is stacked with vocals so him not having vocal parts is not that big of a deal anyways. his strongest feature is his dance, and i can see him hard carrying the group in dance breaks
keita is also a perfect rap duo along with haruto. he has a really solid fanbase that carries him throughout the show, never leaving out of top 9 for as long as i can remember. he is also a polished trainee with 9 years of training, and he will carry the group so hard in terms of rap and dance, but mostly rap. he would also expand their market towards japan, which makes him a key member for consistent sales.
lets be fr, the amount of people that didnt want hui is ridiculous. whatever his reason to enter boys planet is, he still choose to enter the show on his own volition. his vocal is his forte, but what i am particularly interested in is his producer ability. he can make bops for bepler, which makes him a really key member for the debut group. he also has 10 years of experience around his belt, and is also immune from military service because he recently finished them. he will be the perfect leader for the group.
park hanbin is the golden horse of the season. he is very meticulous in their dance, and he will become the best dancer that bepler have. aside from slaying all dance breaks, phanbin also has very adorable and fierce stage presence, which makes the group really stable in terms of stage presence. he can slay the stage in any concepts, making him a very versatile dancer in the debut group.
lastly, i dont think i want him that bad but i can really say that kim taerae is arguably an asset in bepler. his vocal is his strongest forte, and thats pretty much about it. normally i would praise vocalists but we have like 7 strong vocalists in the group anyways. i still add him because i appreciate his vocal and talent compared to other trainees in boys planet. i wouldnt complain if he entered the debut lineup anyways.
vocal - hui, jay, taerae, shanbin, zhang hao, matthew
dance - phanbin, haruto, keita, shanbin, zhang hao
rap - keita, haruto, zhang hao
personally dont really prefer gunwook, i think mnet is trying so hard to push him. also aside from his dance, i dont really see why i should pick him. boys planet is stacked with dancers anyways, and i at least want the dancers to have either vocal or rap capabilities to support them, because although i appreciate dancers in the group, i wont be seeing their dance when i listen to the songs anyways. he might have developed some rap skills but i personally prefer haruto / phanbin over him.
for the same reason, i dont think theres anything that carries jiwoong aside from his visual and stage presence. he never really shows any vocal or rap capabilities throughout the show, and i dont think his dance is that superior anyways. zhang hao / shanbin can easily overshadow him if he relied too much on his stage presence. also i dont really think he is versatile, so removing him from the lineup balances the vibe of the group really well.
gyuvin is another visual member that i dont think have anything that carries him aside from his visual. he always somehow tops the #1 rank in every group he is in, and i think the audience probably saw his stage presence. but for the same reason as jiwoong, i dont really think he excels in any of the 3 core fundamentals. but i dont think i would compain if he debut though.
lastly, i really hope han yujin didnt debut. he is literally too young and the amount of creepy remarks he has to face is unbelievable. all of his noona fans are literally so creepy and the way people thirst over a literal minor deserves jail time. debuting him would bring out more creepy remarks that he has to face, and i didnt want him to face the consequences at a very young age especially because he literally did nothing to suffer from all of this. the way people sexualise his thigh move is also very very concerning. he has his dance forte to carry him throughout the show, but he severely lacks in vocal or rap category, which is basically the same reason as gunwook. he rarely shows his vocal / rap capabilities and mnet never pointed this out. i also didnt understand his hype, like he isnt like the most talented member or whatever but still has the strongest fanbase. good for him though.
thats all, sorry if its too long lol.