Since season 2 of Mnet‘s popular show Queendom was confirmed last month, fans have been eagerly waiting to find out the groups that might compete against one another.
The first season of Queendom took place back in 2019 and featured six competitors.
Oh My Girl
And Park Beom from 2NE1
For season 2, there are many rumored lineups that include Cherry Bullet, CLC, Dreamcatcher, Fromis_9, LOONA, MOMOLAND, Weki Meki, and Cosmic Girls (commonly referred to as WJSN).
And while fans will have to wait longer for confirmation about who will actually be competing, Mnet has officially announced the MC for the second season.
None other than Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon.
Taeyeon is an incredibly experienced performer, with heavenly vocals and phenomenal stage presence.
She recently had a comeback with “Can’t Control Myself,” which she released on January 17th, 2022.
Along with her recent debut with GOT The Beat, SM Entertainment‘s newest girl group project.
But her fans are excited to be getting even more content from the singer, feeling lucky to have her be so active in both music and shows.
taeyeon started off the year with GOT, CCM as a pre-release, mcountdown and gaon awards coming this week, her full album comeback AND queendom filming next month, on top of amazing saturday filming every other week + the extra fan content she makes for us… 🥺💜
— a 🏹 (@suitaes) January 25, 2022
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement at the news of Taeyeon hosting Queendom Season 2.
Some are simply to see Taeyeon as an MC again.
MC TAEYEON COMEBACK! 💜🔥 pic.twitter.com/HMD1tMimmQ
— εϊз (@taeyeonfile) January 25, 2022
While others are joking that Mnet was wise in choosing Taeyeon since now, they have no choice but to watch the show.
The way soshi kept forcing us to watch survival shows .. 😂 but this is really wow like Taeyeon to MC a show ..? on top of that an MNET show ..? which is Queendom …? thats a gift set surprise 😂 https://t.co/9hbrr98WDe
— 🐨❤️🩹 (@syoungkyupsal) January 25, 2022
Others felt sentimental, enthusing about how Girls’ Generation is now truly proving themselves as not only legends in the industry but helpful, supportive mentors to their hoobaes (industry juniors).
Tiffany mentored for Girls Planet 999, Yuri mentored on My Teenage Girl, and now Taeyeon on Queendom.
Tiffany on Girls Planet 999
Yuri on My Teenage Girl
Taeyeon on Queendom 2 🔜
SNSD truly the mother of girl groups, they’re even mentoring the younger generations now ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uJP8Y0f7vZ
— ⛵️D | #GG4EVA (@moshi_squared_) January 25, 2022
And, of course, you can’t leave out Sunny mentoring on SBS’s Super Model Survival 2018.
— Iz 💛💙 (@IzMe1415) January 25, 2022
Others remembered how Taeyeon mentioned in an interview with the Star Magazine in November of 2021 that she wanted to try being an MC again.
Taeyeon in The Star Magazine (Nov 2021):
“I want to try out being an MC”
Taeyeon in 2022: MC for Mnet’s Queendom 2 🥰 pic.twitter.com/3WzdpFmO81
— ✪ TAEYEON UPDATES (@309KTYSS) January 25, 2022
And inevitably, there were jokes about how groups would sign up simply for a chance to meet the idol that so many newer idols look up to.
Someone said Taeyeon as an MC on Queendom 2 is basically a meet & greet on national TV 🤣
— naSA 🚀🌌 (@mintchocotaeng) January 25, 2022
Taeyeon’s female idol fan girls applying to join for queendom 2 pic.twitter.com/zQodr5OEjz
— daisy (@taengoosdaisy) January 25, 2022
And specifically, some fans hoped that MAMAMOO would somehow be included in the show’s lineup for a second time so Moonbyul could meet Taeyeon again and possibly have a collaboration fans of both groups are dreaming of.
Taeyeon: *is confirmed to be the mc of queendom 2*
Byul: so can we participate again?
— 엘비아™ P.A.N || #DREAMCATCHER1stWin (@egabdraws) January 25, 2022
omg queendom 2 mc is taeyeon and what if mamamoo makes a special performance????? byulyi will meet her beloved taeyeon unnie again 😭😭😭😭 and they will talk and we’ll be one step closer to a taeyeon moonbyul collab 😭
— ara🧀🪤 | ia (@byulsnostrils) January 25, 2022
But fortunately, we don’t have long to wait to see MC Taeyeon again as filming is set to start roughly next month.