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Pop singer BoA joins season 2 of 'Produce 101'

All Headlines 10:44 February 23, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pop diva BoA will appear on the new season of hit audition survival show "Produce 101" in a host capacity, cable TV station Mnet said Thursday.

In the survival audition show launched in 2016, a group of viewers called "public producers" pick through a popularity vote members of a new project idol group from a pool of 101 trainees from various entertainment companies as well as the group's roster, concept and debut song. Season one of the program featured a pool of female singers and culminated in the formation of the 11-member project girl group I.O.I and became a much hyped show.

S.M. Entertainment's Boa was hired to represent the public producers in the second season, acting as a bridge connecting the competitors and viewers, delivering missions to participants and announcing results of each competitions, according to the broadcaster.

"I'm happy to join season 2 of 'Produce 101.' I hope that participants can mature on stage through their experience," BoA said.

The new season, which will air in the first half of this year, will feature a total of 101 male idol star trainees competing to make the cut in a project boy band.

Ahn Joon-young, the show's director, said he looks forward to BoA offering tips and advice to the trainees throughout the broadcast.

In this file photo, South Korean singer BoA poses for the camera during a showcase in Seoul on May 11, 2015, to promote her eighth album "Kiss My Lips." (Yonhap)

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