If I find a weakness, I’ll drop you.
Rio and Akari perform That wasn’t a compliment. I’m worried about the dance cube. For those who passed the Tokyo heat, this is where the real training starts. Now, if you fill all four cube spaces of your empty pendants, you’ll make the finals and head to Korea. The first step to their dream! Today will be your first dance review. The first participant is… Maya But her dance has issues. Where’s the beauty? Back-to-back poor reviews Expression, acting and dance ability. That was super!
Nothing to correct. JYP trainee Miihi earns a dance cube! Who else will earn a dance cube? The tense dance test continues! Yuna, you’re next. OK. Yuna, you’re up. OK. Hello, everyone. I am 15 years old and am Korean-Japanese. I am a JYP trainee. I am a JYP trainee. I’m Yuna, I’ve got baby-face
cheeks and I’m all charm! I’ve trained with JYP for
2 years and 8 months. Yuna has trained with JYP
longer than Mako I’ve modeled for fashion shows, commercials, magazines, and educational TV. On the first day of training camp
all eyes are on Yuna I already knew Yuna
was a JYP trainee. I felt like I was going
to meet a celebrity. She was unbelievable. So skinny
and cute! And such a tiny face! My first impression was that
she seemed good at dancing and singing. She really came across like,
“She’s got talent in spades!” Yuna’s 3rd audition:
「Irony」 by Wonder Girls There are several factors you need
to make the dance work. Speed is one. You are really fast! You need power. So strong! Yuna simply oozes talent! Congratulations. Yuna confidently receives her pendant It’s like she was made for a girl’s group. She’ll be a superstar! I want to give it my all,
show my talent and be a Nizi member. Yuna confidently takes the spotlight! I’ll speak in Korean. Okay. Remember what I told you
in the regionals? You said I could do
3 of the 4 elements of dance. But as for the last element,
using my joints for big movements, You said I couldn’t do it.
So focusing on that, I practiced a lot. Did you try to film yourself? I filmed a lot.
More than twice a day. Yuna carved his advice into stone,
day after day I also looked hard for
ways I could stretch. So I tried turning like this. I also asked people how I could
make my joints more flexible. I asked friends who were good dancers. Okay! But when you actually perform, it’s no good to think
about practice, right? It will manifest naturally.
So don’t think about it. Okay! Let’s see it. 「LIKEY」 by TWICE
-Japanese version- She starts with cheerful energy! After long practice sessions,
she performs her moves to perfection! When Yuna dances, her moves are so elegant. She was dancing the way I wish I could. I was blown away. So, how did Yuna perform? The things I pointed out, you understood and practiced a lot. Thank you. You really fixed what I pointed out. One more thing! One more thing! Tension! Relax a bit more. Relax a bit more. What does he mean by “relax”? I don’t mean you should
take practice easy and do it any old way. When dancing or singing, you can’t look like you’re too desperate. It becomes an issue when you’re so tense. She didn’t expect such a harsh review! I can’t see the real Yuna! When you relax, we’ll see the real Yuna. I didn’t see your usual
facial expressions. Your facial expressions during songs have to be your own expressions, but they’re not… I’m sorry to say,
everything comes off as too practiced. Everything comes off as too practiced. Usually when you go to school
to become an idol at an early age, you can really develop skills! But, the drawback is you lose your natural form
in training…. Next time… I want to see and feel Yuna! When you talk, when you dance, when you sing,
I want you to be the real Yuna. Let me feel the kind of person you are… Relax a bit more… “Why are you so desperate, Yuna?” It’s like… I guess, ever since I was little…. ever since I was small… that was the only dream I ever had… A little girl dreaming of her debut An unforeseen future An unforeseen me When I was little, I really wanted it more than anyone else. It’s like,
compared to when I am doing this. Nothing else is as fun. More than anyone, I have this strong feeling
I really want to be a singer. Ayaka, you’re up. OK. Hello, everyone. I’m Ayaka Arai. I’m 16.
Thank you for watching. Ayaka Arai’s unrivaled beauty
attracts the eyes of all First meeting at the regionals Hello. I remembered the first time. I met Suzy from the group, Miss A. You have a similar face, a similar aura. J.Y. Park recognizes her charm Auditions check-in.
Ayaka turns heads from the first heat She monopolizes all eyes at the venue Overflowing cuteness Does she have the talent
to go along with her looks? Her dancing is polished
and confident, but… to have that level
after 9 years of lessons, means you don’t practice. Even if you debut now, you’ll never cut it as a singer. His harsh review doesn’t end there… Is being an idol your dream? Yes. Deep down? Yes. If I based it on ability, there’s no doubt you’d fail.
However… When I go home,
I’ll still be thinking about you. Do you want to work hard? I do. Did you just promise? Do you really mean it? J.Y. Park checks again Bearing in mind your
star quality… I’m giving you a pass. But if I don’t see a change
in the future… I’ll have no choice but to drop you. I realized that I’ll have
to work hard in every area. Your biggest problem in the regional
was your nerves. So you couldn’t show your true ability. Yes. How about today? I’m nervous, but I’ll do my best. I hope you can relax and enjoy it today. Good luck! Thank you. I’m not very good, but… I think I’m really captivating. I see things through until the end, so I want to harness that
to do my best. 「DALLA DALLA」 by ITZY Her expression changes J.Y. Park stops the song Thank you very much. Ayaka looks uneasy I wanted to him to see
what came after that. In the third hook of the song, there’s a moment where
there’s no dance moves. That’s where I wanted to
show him the real me. But I didn’t get that far. Do you know why I stopped you? You didn’t want to see
much more, I guess. I was worried the break
would reveal your lack of skill more. I thought, “It’s all over.” Dance is not your forte. Know why I’m laughing? I have no idea. You were much better today than before. Everyone, Ayaka has really improved. Ayaka, whether you dance or sing, you are very genuine.
That’s a good thing. Thank you very much. You have natural charm. People are attracted to you. Thank you very much. But this ability won’t make you a singer. But this ability won’t make you a singer. You’ll have to work much harder. Understood. Do you want it? Of course! Of course! Well done. Thank you very much. Despite her lack of ability, Ayaka
has kept her promise to improve I practiced a lot. But I realize I’m still
lacking in ability. After this… I’ve still got three more days
to practice. So I want to try harder. And get better. Here’s that dance-break choreography
she couldn’t show J.Y. Park That’s it. You’re up, Riria. OK. Hello. I’m Riria Ikematsu
and I’m from Fukuoka. I’m 17 years old. I hope you enjoy. Have we seen her before? Fukuoka Heat Judging by your performance quality, I don’t see someone who’s worked hard. I’ll keep you in mind. He put her on hold. The feeling that I had to try harder grew stronger… Very definitely. Then, two months later… Training Camp, Day 1 Riria qualified to participate
in the training camp She’s changed since the regionals! Riria’s self-introduction My personality is that once I start something, I finish it. I love performing so much, people say that when I’m on stage,
my personality changes. I really want do my best
and put on a show! 「DALLA DALLA」 by ITZY More confident and moving
better than the regionals That’s enough. So, how did Riria perform? Put on your Nizi pendant. J.Y. Park’s making everyone nervous Come here! Surprise! Put this on. Thank you
Riria earns a dance cube Her efforts have been rewarded It wasn’t as good as ITZY. OK. But at this stage, it was the best dance
I could’ve expected from Riria. You need to smooth it out more. But you were really good! Thank you so much. You’re really strong. But you don’t always use it. When you do, you kill it.
And you can adjust it when you have to. You need a range of expression
for each movement. Your change of expression was spot on. Though you were dancing hard,
you really seemed to enjoy it. You sure worked hard.
Good job. Thank you very much. All Riria’s hard work paid off! At first, when he said “Get your pendant,” I thought, “Really?” But I was happy I could show all the hard work I’d put in
up to that point.