C-Pop group, R1SE, debuted on June 8, 2019 with 11 members through Tencent’s idol survival show, “Produce Camp 2019”. Like all the other survival shows, the group is time-limited and will promote for a span of two years from debut.
On the last episode of R1SE’s variety show, “11 Boys’ Autumn” (十一少年的秋天), the group is asked about everyone’s plans after the group’s time is up. Leader of the group, Zhou Zhennan (周震南), is the first one to speak. He expressed, “The 11 of us have a common goal. What we want to do is really simple. We just want to cherish the moment, cherish the times when the 11 of us are together.”
One of the firefighters on the show mentions, “The group might be limited, but your friendship will last a long time.” Zhou Zhennan responds, “Yes, our feelings have always existed.” Zhang Yanqi (张颜齐) then says, “Why I think it’s called a time-limited group is that the group itself is limited by time, but the friendship among our brotherhood will never be limited.”
He Luoluo (何洛洛) expresses, “I think us being able to be together is a type of fate.” Then He Luoluo lightens the mood as he messes up an idiom before the other members correct him, which is “天下没有不散的筵席” and can be figuratively translated as “All good things must come to an end.” He continues to say, “Don’t be so sad. Once this situation is talked about, it becomes so sad. It hasn’t arrived yet. Just be happy. There’s still a lot of time left. Don’t be sad. Be a little happier.”