[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]
JYP Entertainment’s global audition project ‘Nizi Project’ has successfully completed.
On the morning of the 26th, Japan’s terrestrial broadcaster NTV and the video platform Hulu aired the final debut members and named the girl group as ‘NiziU’ through the final episode of ‘Niji Project’ Part 2.
NiziU means that the group Nizi(Rainbow) with various charms and colors, and U, which means members and fans together.
Park Jin-young, who led the project, explained at the scene of the debut member announcement that the team name also contained the meaning of ‘Need You’. “Because people can never succeed alone, you need each other and fans. Please remember this point,” he requested members.
NiziU, which will follow the girl groups of Wonder Girls, Miss A, TWICE, and ITZY, consists of nine members: Mako, Riku, Rima, Rio, Maya, Mihii, Mayuka, Ayaka, and Nina.
In the finalization, the finalists were divided into two teams to show the stages of the new songs ‘Beyond the Rainbow’ and ‘Boom Boom Boom’ produced by considering the characteristics of both teams.
JYP artists Wooyoung and TWICE’s Momo participated as judges, and Sana hosted the event and showed special friendship.
Winner of the project, Mako said, “I am very grateful for your debut opportunity. I will work harder with our members as a NiziU in the future. I want to make my dreams bigger.”
Park Jin-young, who helped the growth of volunteers with sincere advice every time, thanked to the viewers, “Thank you so much to all the viewers and fans who supported the ‘Nizi Project’ even under difficult circumstances.”
JYP’s upcoming new girl group NiziU reveal debut for June 30th with digital album ‘Make you happy’ in Korea and Japan to commemorate the successful completion of the ‘Nizi Project’ and will boost up the group activities.
This album will contain three songs that were presented at the final stage and the theme song of the program, ‘Baby I’m a star’.
Survival training during 4nights and 5 days in Tokyo, training camps in Korea, and the moments of the long-awaited final line-up can also be enjoyed through YouTube.