(I’ve been waiting three months to use that A Chorus Line reference) I’ve finally made it to the end! Well the show finished like a month ago…but besides me just being slow, I think I’ve needed this long to process the final results. Season 1 was fun, but Season 2 took me on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. I became deeply invested in what this group would become, and it took more of a toll on me than I’d like to admit. But ultimately, I think both Wanna One and the eliminated finalists are going to be just fine.
This season has had some very interesting and stressful eliminations. I really don’t remember Season 1 being like this! It always seemed like the rankings were pretty logical every week, with the girls’ actions pretty much corresponding to their level of popularity. I was still nervous for the finale, but it was pretty easy to guess who would make it. There are a few trainees this season who manage to stay on top, but their rankings fluctuate so much it’s hard to keep up. At least we only have one more episode after this…I don’t think I can take much more stress!
The trainees have come a long way! A lot of them looked very green in the beginning, but now many could be idols ready to debut. All three evaluations are interesting, but I think that the concept evaluation is especially noteworthy because they’re no longer doing covers. Because they have original material, they can really start to come into their own and show us who they are as performers. We’re so close to the end that we all have our personal favorites, but I think that this episode shows us just what that final group might look like.