IVE recently released their final episode in their YouTube series “1, 2, 3 IVE.” The series had eight parts and showed the six members diligently practicing to debut.
Although fans of the group are disappointed that this was the last episode, the video only gave further insight into just how hard IVE worked to have such a successful debut.
The beginning of the episode shows the members in a practice room, running their choreography for “ELEVEN” but with a specific focus on their facial expressions.
Leader Yujin guides the members at the beginning explaining that since their music video shoot is so soon, they really need to focus on their facial expressions, especially for each of their parts.
Their choreography practice even includes looking into a camera as if they are filming the music video.
The members then jokingly label their “oh my god” parts, aka the parts they feel need to focus on the most for their expressions.
Or, as Yujin joked, their “oh my GA EUL” parts, teasing their member Gaeul.
Liz is embarrassed when Yujin asks about her “oh my god” part, and Yujin ends up deciding, with Liz’s nodded agreement, that her part is the beginning of the song. The iconic hand gestures that became a TikTok trend.
Rei doesn’t hesitate to decide on her part. Immediately adding that she focuses on her bridge, right before the chorus.
Wonyoung also doesn’t hesitate when Yujin asks her about her favorite part, immediately demonstrating the choreography for her first section in the song.
Yujin herself jokes that she has too many parts to focus on.
But Wonyoung quickly jumps in, saying that Yujin’s “oh my god” part has to be when she guides the other members’ hands.
Based on the pun of her name, Gaeul’s “oh my GA EUL” part is when the idol actually goes “oh my oh my god” in the song.
And youngest member Leeseo is confident in her killing part, immediately demonstrating her own iconic hand gesture, hiding her eyes.
Of course, IVE worked incredibly hard for their debut and their practice with facial expressions especially showed on stage as they captivated fans with their fierce looks and powerful presence.
You can watch the rest of the last episode of “1, 2, 3 IVE” here.