Just as the final nine members of BOYS24 were revealed, they’ve become the final eight.
The year-long survival program finally came to its conclusion last week after revealing the final nine members who were set to debut following a concert on V-Live which included 26 members of BOYS24.
The final nine members were:
- Hwang Inho
- Jeong Yeontae
- Kim Jinsub
- Kim Sunghyun
- Yoo Yongdoo
- Jin Sungho
- Lee Inpyo
- Han Hyunuk
Seven of the nine members were chosen through accumulated points on Mnet.com (20%), advance voting (10%), teamwork evaluation (20%) and live voting (50%). The final two members were chosen by the agency.
However, shortly after the final 9 members were announced, CJ E&M and MMO Entertainment delivered some shocking news to fans.
They announced that member Jin Sungho, had decided to leave the debut team.
The announcement read in part, “First of all, thank you for your unconditional love for BOYS24. Last August 12 after a year and a half, the debut members from BOYS24 were finally selected through your voting.”
“However, after having a deep conversation with Jin Sungho, 7th place among the nine members, we found that he has a different musical point of view, so Sungho finally decided to leave the debut team.”
Sungho released a handwritten note to fans as well. The note read, “Hello. This is boy Sungho. A year and 6 months! You went through a lot, our beloved H:Our. I hope that your time with us boys remains a good memory and that your time with me also remains a good memory.”
“From here on, I ask that you cheer all of us boys on, and I ask for me, Sungho‘s new challenges. I wish you only an abundance of good things, and don’t be sick!”
“I hope you’ll only have good thoughts! I am incredibly thankful, and I love you! Love u H:Our! Love u Andante! This has been Wassup It’s ya boy BC boy Sungho. Thank you!”
Sungho released a handwritten note to fans at the same time:
At this stage it has not been announced whether BOYS24 will promote as an 8-member group of if the label will choose a new member to replace him.
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Written and edited by Narelle