iQiyi’s female idol group show, “Youth With You 2020” (青春有你2), finally came to an end on May 30. The finale was hosted by Xie Na (谢娜) and with a special guest performance by Li Yuchun (李宇春). NINE PERCENT’s Xiao Gui (小鬼) also attended on behalf of NINE PERCENT members. Most of the eliminated trainees also returned for the finale.
The group name is called THE9 or THE NINE. Official Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/p/1005057460268992/home?from=page_100505&mod=TAB&is_all=1#place
The live finale debuted the following top 9 members on May 30:
1. Liu Yuxin (刘雨昕) – Center
2. Esther Yu (虞书欣)
3. Kiki Xu (许佳琪)
4. Yu Yan (喻言)
5. Shaking Chloe/Xie Keyin (谢可寅)
6. Anqi (安崎)
7. Zhao Xiaotang (赵小棠)
8. Snow Kong (孔雪儿)
9. Lu Keran (陆柯燃)
11. Aria Jin (金子涵)
12. Sharon Wang (王承渲)
13. Jenny Zeng (曾可妮)
14. Liu Lingzi (刘令姿)
15. Diamond (戴萌)
16.Frhanm Shangguan (上官喜爱)
17. Sun Rui (孙芮)
18. Roada Xu (徐紫茵)
19. Song Xinran (宋昕冉)
20. Flora Dai (戴燕妮)
For the first time in iQiyi history, there are no Yuehua trainees in the final 9 member line up. Many netizens were also shocked at Aria Jin getting 11th place. Lu Keran came out as the dark horse in this competition. Lu Keran getting 9th place started trending higher than Liu Yuxin debuting in first.
The final two performances featured: “HUNT” (猎) and “A Little Bit”. Kiki Xu and Frhanm Shangguan were chosen as the centers for “HUNT” and “A Little Bit” respectively. Unfortunately, “HUNT” trended on Weibo for the “car accident vocals.” Many c-netz left comments saying the song “sounded bad.”
It was a fierce battle for the first place as Esther Yu topped the rankings for more than half the competition until Liu Yuxin came out in first place in the last few weeks. In the end, Liu Yuxin debuted in first place and the center position with over 17 million votes. Liu Yuxin was also voted the most popular trainee with international audiences.
The remaining trainees also performed a new ballad called, “Promise”.
Cai Xukun PD also said his work wasn’t done. He promised he would keep on looking after his “trainees” while they embark on this new journey. Lisa also left a farewell message to the show and THE9.