The grand finale of Girls Planet 999 premiered on October 22, 2021 and with it, the girl group Kep1er was officially announced with the final 9 members. Unfortunately, like any other survival programs, there were fan favorites who didn’t make the final cut. In this particular Mnet program, however, there was one eliminated trainee who has received, what seems to be unanimous global support — and she’s going viral for it.
Japanese trainee Kawaguchi Yurina has started to trend on Twitter after the finale of the audition program premiered just hours ago. And while the J-Group contestant wasn’t a fan favorite from the get go, she eventually went on to win the love of viewers following her impressive cover of TWICE‘s “Fancy.”
It didn’t take long for Yurina to captivate Girls Planet 999 viewers. Her stunning visuals, stable live vocals, and impressive dance skills quickly went on to become loved by everyone worldwide. Naturally, viewers assumed that someone as talented as Kawaguchi Yurina would make it into the final lineup.
Following the finale of the program, however, the program’s fans were left in complete shock when it was revealed that the J-Group trainee would not get the chance to debut with Kep1er.
It didn’t take long for netizens all over the world to express their utter disappointment in the results, as Kawaguchi Yurina immediately began to trend on Twitter.
In addition to that, fans voiced their honest opinions on the final lineup. They criticized Mnet for eliminating Yurina while pouring out their unending support for the J-Group contestant.
who deserved to be in the final planet top 9 but dumb mnet let her go? who's been consistent since day one and at the same time one of the people who carried this show?
— kiss | i want yurina (@ksshmree_) October 22, 2021
— kim lipㅇㅅㅇ (@Forkimlip__ot12) October 22, 2021
— maTchaAa (@renjunyeah) October 22, 2021
Knetizen and Mnet failed to acknowledge a gem.Yurina deserves better..She deserved to be in the final planet top 9 but mnet let her go..Saranghae Yurina. #GIRLSPLANET999 #YURINA pic.twitter.com/ZarSiPeLgi
— Hasan Labib (@hasanlabib3) October 22, 2021
We're very sorry Yurina we failed you to debut, even your parents does not support you we will still here at your side and still hoping for your debut..#YURINA #girlsplanets999 pic.twitter.com/wms2gH8Qh3
— nate (@njaythin) October 22, 2021
— inumaki🏴 (@syshzwn) October 22, 2021
The talent of Kawaguchi Yurina is hard to deny, so we hope that she will earn an opportunity to show us her bright smile once again. Fighting Yurina!