In a previous Wayland episode, former Crayon Pop member, Way, revealed why 1st-place runner-ups of music programs are sometimes absent from the show.
On every music program in Korea, idols perform their hits followed by an announcement of who won the show of the week by tallying sales statistics, social media, viewer votes, and more.
And as the candidates await the announcement, the 1st place candidates are shown side by side on the stage. They pan over to the actual artists if they’re present on stage or a photo of their latest album if they’re not present.
Regarding why some 1st-place runner-ups are absent from the show, Way provided two possible options.
They’re either idols that don’t normally participate in music programs or they went home mad because they found out they didn’t win 1st place.
According to Way, some idols are notified whether they won or not earlier in the day of the show. She’s seen some idols go home because they found out following rehearsals that they didn’t end up winning.
There are times when the agency goes, ‘Hey, let’s get out of here.’ Then they all leave.
However, Way added that only large agencies are capable of pulling out after already securing a spot on the show and completing rehearsals.
While this may only apply to some cases, Way shared that she has witnessed this before. She clarified that some idols may leave earlier or fail to perform that week simply due to their hectic schedules.
As a result, there are times when there are fallouts between the idols, agency, and the broadcasting station. But this isn’t the reason for everyone. Sometimes, it’s just because of a schedule conflict.
It’s quite common for winners to be absent from music programs, so it’s enlightening to hear the possible reasons from a former idol!
Check out the full revelation below: