(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon Spills On How She Feels About Being A “Harsh” But Honest Mentor
(G)I-DLE‘s Soyeon has received a lot of praise for her honest mentoring during survival shows like Fantasy Boys and My Teenage Girl.
For instance, while acting as a mentor on My Teenage Girl, Soyeon didn’t hesitate to call out the audience for voting for a duo’s performance to be moved to the next round of evaluations, where the mentors gave their feedback.
When the door opened, I wondered, ‘were the ‘blind’ round audition members unable to hear you guys?’
— (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon
She criticized the performance and pointed out how “so many talented contestants” were overlooked and didn’t get the votes while the audience voted without “responsibility.”
This is a place where we are taking the dreams of contestants and evaluating them on their abilities. I believe that the audience members judging the ‘blind’ round stages should have pressed their buttons with that kind of responsibility.
— (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon
Similarly, Soyeon received praise for her work on Fantasy Boys, like when she called out a trainee’s attitude during his evaluation performance.
Moon Jae Young: I don’t think I’ll be able to hit the pitch.
Soyeon: So… what? What are we doing, then? You’re going to quit like this?
Moon Jae Young: No, no… I’m going to get it right.
Soyeon: Listen. You keep telling me you won’t be able to whenever I ask you to do something. So… I don’t know what else I can do for you at this point. Before you work on singing and dancing, I think you should work on your mindset first. You need to bring a better attitude.
Although Soyeon continues to receive praise for her “brutal honesty,” the idol admits that before beginning filming a survival show, she wonders “if [she’s] eligible to criticize someone…”
But that doubt disappears as soon as she’s asked for her honest opinion.
So before filming Fantasy Boys, Soyeon voiced her hope that the trainees would do well enough that she didn’t have to criticize them.
Even though Soyeon hopes she doesn’t have to be too critical of trainees, her honest comments are definitely appreciated by netizens, which you can read more about here.
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