Girls Planet 999 (걸스플래닛999), also known as Girls Planet 999 : The Girls Saga is an upcoming survival show that will be broadcast on Mnet. The show's first episode is set to be broadcast on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:20 PM (KST) and running weekly with 12 episodes in total. Episodes can be watched in English on iQiyi.
Planet Master (MC)
• Yeo Jingoo
K-pop Masters (mentors)
• Tiffany Young
Vocal/Dance Masters (trainers)
• Back Kooyoung (dance)
• Jang Juhee (dance)
• Lim Hanbyul (vocals)
• Jo Ayoung (vocals)
Aired: August 6, 2021
The 99 contestants are paired in "K-J-C" cells (one Korean, one Japanese, and one Chinese girl) before the show starts using a connection between them (being an actress, their role model, or even liking choco mint ice cream) and the trainees are introduced for the first time with their K-J-C trio cells.
When everyone is seated, the K-pop masters and the training team are introduced. They reveal that 9 girls will get to debut and the members will pass or fail together in the "K-J-C" cells, but the trainees can change them.
Finally, the girls get to perform the songs they prepared with their original groups and, before performing, they reveal the original score (from 1-33) from the evaluatiom they received when preparing the intro song "O.O.O". The K-pop masters comment on their performance and, based on their skills, choose some trainees as top 9 candidates.
The episode ends with the announcent that the voting will begin on August 13 and global fans can vote in the app Universe, with their vote counting 50% and Korean votes the other 50%.
Aired: August 13, 2021
On this episode they finished showing all of the contestant's performances and the teachers choose the TOP 9.
The top 9 got to form their new cells, and, after, the other trainees could choose whether to change their cells or remain as is and then all of the new cells were revealed and the voting started.
The girls moved to the Planet Campus with each cell sharing a room and in the morning they had a mission in which they had to find the member's children photos and the winners got to decide the 2 cells they team up with on the first mission "Connect Mission".
In the mission, 3 cells join to do one song together (as 9) and will compete with 3 other cells doing the same songs (8 songs in total).
The teachers will choose the winner who will receive a benefit (they will receive double votes for a girl group song, three times for a boy group from the online votes) and will perform on M! Countdown.
After the first mission, they will eliminate 16 cells (48 members), but the 48 eliminated girls will get a possibility to return with "Planet Pass" in which fans can vote for one girl in a cell.
Aired: August 20, 2021
At the start of the episode, they revealed the current cell rankings (with both Korean and abroad votes) and announced that the first voting will end on August 28.
On the second episode they announced the mission "Connect Mission" and they joined 3 cells in one (9 people in total). The girls sat together and were given the same clothes and the girls divided the parts in the song they choose and learned it.
Yeo Jingoo shared that the winning team will appear on M! Countdown and that 16 cells (48 girls) will be eliminated after this mission. He also added that each winning team that performed a girl group song will get their votes doubled 24 hours before it closes (tripled for a boy group song).
Before the performances, they held a dance battle to decide the order.
For every team, they showed the girls training in the practice room and during the rehearsal and being evaluated by the teachers who helped them improve.
After each performance on stage, the teachers evaluated the performances and chose the winning team.
On today's episode they showed the performances of TWICE's "Yes or Yes" by teams "Keep Missing You" and team "Energy Bar!", and BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" by teams "Planet Girls" and "Hidden Card"
Team 1 "Keep Missing You" composed of Kim Hyerim (L), Ma Yuling, Okuma Sumomo, Huh Jiwon, Chiayi, Yamauchi Moana, Kim Chaehyun, Li Yiman, Kuwahara Ayana performed "TWICE's YES or YES" and were the winners.
Team 2 "Energy Bar!" composed of Xu Ziyin (L), Lee Chaeyun, Leung Cheukying, Kishida Ririka, Kim Doah, Arai Risako, Kim Sein, Wen Zhe, Okazaki Momoko performed "TWICE's YES or YES" and were the losers
Team 1 "Planet Girls" composed of Choi Yujin (L), Cai Bing, May, Seo Yeongeun, Shen Xiaoting, Kawaguchi Yurina, Lee Yeongyung, Xia Yan, Inaba Vivienne performed "BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" and were the winners.
Team 2 "Hidden Card" composed of Yoon Jia, Zhou Xinyu, Shima Moka, Sim Seungeun (L), Chien Tzuling, Ando Rinka, Kim Dayeon, Wu Tammy, Sakurai Miu performed "BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" and were the losers.
Current cell ranks are:
1) Choi Yujin (K) - Cai Bing (C) - May (J)
2) Seo Youngeun (K) - Shen Xiaoting (C) - Kawaguchi Yurina (J)
3) Jeong Jiyoon (K) - Su Ruiqi (C) - Ezaki Hikaru (J)
4) Kang Yeseo (K) - Huang Xingqiao (C) -Sakamoto Mashiro (J)
5) Huening Bahiyyih (K) - Hsu Nientzu (C) -Sakamoto Shihona (J)
6) Kim Doah (K) - Xu Ziyin (C) - Arai Risako (J)
7) Kim Chaehyun (K) - Li Yiman (C) - Kuwahara Ayana (J)
8) Kim Suyeon (K) - Fu Yaning (C) - Nonaka Shana (J)
9) Kim Dayeon (K) - Wu Tammy (C) - Sakurai Miu (J)
10) Choi Yeyoung (K) - Chen Xinwei (C) - Kubo Reina (J)
11) Lee Chaeyun (K) - Leung Cheukying (C) - Kishida Ririka (J)
12) An Jeongmin (K) - Wang Yale (C) - Fujimoto Ayaka (J)
13) Huh Jiwon (K) - Chiayi (C) - Yamauchi Moana (J)
14) Lee Hyewon (K) - Liang Jiao (C) - Nagai Manami (J)
15) You Dayeon (K) - Xu Ruowei (C) - Kamikura Rei (J)
16) Guinn Myah (K) - Yang Zige (C) - Kamimoto Kotone (J)
17) Kim Sein (K) - Wen Zhe (C) - Okazaki Momoko (J)
18) Yoon Jia (K) - Zhou Xinyu (C) - Shima Moka (J)
19) Kim Bora (K) - Zhang Luofei (C) - Hayase Hana (J)
20) Joung Min (K) - Liang Qiao (C) - Hayashi Fuko (J)
21) Sim Seungeun (K) - Chen Tzuling (C) - Ando Rinka (J)
22) Kim Hyerim (K) - Ma Yuling (C) - Okuma Sumomo (J)
23) Suh Jimin (K) - Wang Qiuru (C) - Ito Miyu (J)
24) Lee Yeongyung (K) - Xia Yan (C) - Inaba Vivienne (J)
25) Lee Rayeon (K) - Cui Wenmeixiu (C) - Oki Fuka (J)
26) Lee Sunwoo (K) - Poon Wingchi (C) - Hiyajo Nagomi (J)
27) Choi Hyerin (K) - Liu Yuhan (C) - Aratake Rinka (J)
28) Kim Yeeun (K) - Liu Shiqi (C) - Ikema Ruan (J)
29) Lee Yunji (K) - Gu Yizhou (C) - Murakami Yume (J)
30) Cho Haeun (K) - Ho Szeching (C) - Kanno Miyu (J)
31) Han Dana (K) - Lin Chenhan (C) - Kitajima Yuna (J)
32) Kim Yubin (K) - Lin Shuyun (C) - Nakamura Kyara (J)
33) Ryu Sion (K) - Chang Ching (C) - Terasaki Hina (J)
Aired: August 27, 2021
With the performances for "Fiesta", "The Fifth Season", "The Eve", "MIC Drop", and "Pretty U", the first mission "Connect Mission" ended. 5 winning teams will receive the benefit of doubling (tripling, for the boy group song) the votes they will receive in 24 hours.
Finally, the best of the 5 teams chosen by the judges, "Yes or Yes" team 1 will perform on M! Countdown.
August 28th at 10 a.m. (KST) the first voting will end and next week they will hold the first elimination, only 54 girls will survive
Aired: September 3, 2021
The first elimination was held, only 17 cells survived. The K-pop masters chose an additional 3 girls from the eliminated contestants to survive (54 girls in total).
In the middle of the elimination, they gathered for a fashion show together divided in their connect mission groups with the models Jung Hyuk and Bae Yoon Young choosing the best and worst dresser team. The winners had a free day pass and went to a theme park.
Before the announcement of 1st, 2nd and 17th place, the Girls Planet 999 Awards was held in which the girls choose the winners (First to Wake Up - Yurina; Beauty Queen Award - Xiao Ting; Best Makeup Transformation Award - Yoo Dayeon; Most Popular - Rui Qi; Cutie Fatal Award - Myah)
The top 9 most voted were shown and sat down in the TOP9 seats.
The second global voting began and it will end on September 17, this time you can only vote for 3 girls in each group (K-C-J).
First Elimination Ranks
1) Kawaguchi Yurina
2) Shen Xiaoting
3) Ezaki Hikaru
4) Choi Yujin
5) Sakamoto Mashiro
6) Su Ruiqi
7) Cai Bing
8) Kang Yeseo
9) Kim Chaehyun
1) Choi Yujin(K) - Cai Bing(C) - May(J)
2) Seo Youngeun(K) - Shen Xiaoting(C) - Kawaguchi Yurina(J)
3) Jeong Jiyoon(K) - Su Ruiqi(C) - Ezaki Hikaru(J)
4) Kang Yeseo(K) - Huang Xingqiao(C) - Sakamoto Mashiro(J)
5) Kim Chaehyun(K) - Li Yiman(C) - Kuwahara Ayana(J)
6) Kim Doah(K) - Xu Ziyin(C) - Arai Risako(J)
7) Huening Bahiyyih(K) - Hsu Nientzu(C) - Sakamoto Shihona(J)
8) Kim Suyeon(K) - Fu Yaning(C) - Nonaka Shana(J)
9) Kim Dayeon(K) - Wu Tammy(C) - Sakurai Miu(J)
10) Choi Yeyoung(K) - Chen Hsinwei(C) - Kubo Reina(J)
11) Guinn Myah(K) - Yang Zige(C) - Kamimoto Kotone(J)
12) Huh Jiwon(K) - Chiayi(C) - YamauchiMoana(J)
13) Lee Chaeyun(K) - Leung Cheukying(C) - Kishida Ririka(J)
14) Lee HyewonLiang(K) - Jiao(C) - Nagai Manami(J)
15) An Jeongmin(K) - Wang Yale(C) - Fujimoto Ayaka(J)
16) Kim Bora(K) - Zhang Luofei(C) - Hayase Hana(J)
17) Yoon Jia(K) - Zhou Xinyu(C) - Shima Moka(J)
Kim Hyerim(K) - Wen Zhe(C) - Ikema Ruan(J)
18) Kim Sein(K) - Wen Zhe(C) - Okazaki Momoko(J)
You Dayeon(K) - Xu Ruowei(C) - Kamikura Rei(J)
Joung Min(K) - Liang Qiao(C) - Hayashi Fuko(J)
Sim Seungeun(K) - Chien Tzuling(C) - Ando Rinka(J)
Kim Hyerim(K) - Ma Yuling(C) - Okuma Sumomo(J)
Suh Jimin(K) - Wang Qiuru(C) - Ito Miyu(J)
Lee Yeongyung(K) - Xia Yan(C) - Inaba Vivienne(J)
Lee Rayeon(K) - Cui Wenmeixiu(C) - Oki Fuka(J)
Lee Sunwoo(K) - Poon Wingchi(C) - Hiyajo Nagomi(J)
Choi Hyerin(K) - Liu Yuhan(C) - Aratake Rinka(J)
Kim Yeeun(K) - Liu Shiqi(C) - Ikema Ruan(J)
Lee Yunji(K) - Gu Yizhou(C) - Murakami Yume(J)
Cho Haeun(K) - Ho Szeching(C) - Kanno Miyu(J)
Han Dana(K) - Lin Chenhan(C) - Kitajima Yuna(J)
Kim Yubin(K) - Lin Shuyun(C) - Nakamura Kyara(J)
Ryu Sion(K) - Chang Ching(C) - Terasaki Hina(J)
Aired: September 10, 2021
Yeo Jingoo explains the next mission "Combination Mission" to the 54 girls that survived last round.
The cells are disbanded and, from now on, the rankings are individual and you can only vote for three girls in each K-J-C group. In this mission, the girls are divided in 3, 6 or o 9 member teams depending on the song they choose.
The girls enter a door labeled "3", "6" and "9" where they choose one of the 6 songs. After forming the teams, the girls prepare the performances and they start showing the stages. Finally, at the end of the episode they show four songs created for the next mission, "Creation Mission". Viewers are told to vote who they want to perform which song through the app Universe.
Aired: September 17, 2021
During Episode 7 they finished airing the Combination Mission group performances and announced the winners who won the benefits.
Yeo Jingoo announced that 27 girls will be eliminated next week and the voting ends on September 18.
During the previews for the next episode, the girls are introduced to the Creation Mission songs which were previously shown to the audience in the previous episode.
Aired: September 24, 2021
At the start, the 54 girls are split into four different groups for the four Creation Mission songs, having been arranged through online voting.
The girls begin trying out for the various positions in the song. While they prepare the performances, the second elimination round results are announced.
The top 7 contestants in each group (K-C-J) was announced, followed by the 8th-ranking contestant of each group and the TOP9 is announced. Finally, they announce the three trainees who won the planet pass.
The third voting began and now you can only vote for one girl in each group.
1) Shen Xiaoting
2) Kawaguchi Yurina
3) Sakamoto Mashiro
4) Ezaki Hikaru
5) Choi Yujin
6) Su Ruiqi
7) Huang Xingqiao
8) Cai Bing
9) Kim Chaehyun
1) Choi Yujin(K) Shen Xiaoting(C) Kawaguchi Yurina(J)
2) Kim Chaehyun(K) Su Ruiqi(C) Sakamoto Mashiro(J)
3) Kim Dayeon(K) Huang Xingqiao(C) Ezaki Hikaru(J)
4) Kang Yeseo(K) Cai Bing(C) Nonaka Shana(J)
5) Seo Youngeun(K) Wen Zhe(C) Nagai Manami(J)
6) Guinn Myah(K) Chen Hsinwei(C) Kishida Ririka(J)
7) Kim BoraFu(K) Yaning(C) Ikema Ruan(J)
8) Huening Bahiyyih(K) Xu Ziyin(C) May(J)
Planet Pass: Kim Suyeon(K) Zhou Xinyu(C) Kamimoto Kotone(J)
Aired: October 1, 2021
On episode 9, they re-distributed the parts for the 4 creation songs as many groups lost members due to the elimination and others had too many members.
After they assigned the parts, the four teams went on a mission to strengthen their bonds called "Planet Teamwork Mission" where the 4 teams - Snake, Shoot!, U+Me=Love, and Utopia were sent to different places and had to perform their song.
When the girls were on-stage with their performance outfits, Yeo Jingoo appeared on screen and revealed the current top 18 and Mnet announced they had opened a form so that fans can send possible names for the debut group.
Finally, the girls had a sports day while in their K-C-J groups.
Aired: October 8, 2021
The 26 remaining girls held a special fanmeeting to meet the fans for the first time, but due to COVID-19 the fans had to remain in their cars during the fanmeeting.
Then they held the performances for "Creation Mission" for the new songs Utopia, Snake, U+Me=Love, and Shoot!
The masters chose the best group who will double their votes 24 hours before the voting closes.
After they announced the winner, it was revealed that the final mission is called "O.O.O Mission" which will take place in the last episode. In this mission, the girls will be divided into three groups that will perform the theme song "O.O.O" and the groups were chosen through the fans' votes in Universe.
Aired: October 15, 2021
The episode begins with the O.O.O Mission. The 26 girls are grouped into three different teams. The girls arrange their parts and practice their performance. Then they perform in front of the mentors. In between performances, the girls are shown video messages and performances by fans of the show from around the world.
The winners of the O.O.O Mission were determined by the viewers of the show; the contestant of each team that accumulated the most number of YouTube likes on their respective video within 24 hours would obtain a benefit.
Then they proceeded to the third ranking elimination, they announced the top 17 contestants and the planet master announced the planet pass for the 18th member.
Finally, they announced that starting from now you can only vote for one girl and the voting will close on the 22nd (when the final episode will air live).
Aired: October 22, 2021
During the finale, they performed two new songs "Shine" and "Another Dream"
The voting was held for one hour and it was revealed that the votes were counted double for this round.
Yeo Jingoo announced the name of the final group Kep1er.
Meanwhile, they showed the girls being divided into two teams and choosing the parts for the final song. They also aired interviews about what they wanted to do with their fans, the videos of their auditions and their parents.
Finally, they revealed first the top 8, and the last member, the top 9.
1. Kim Chaehyun
2. Huening Bahiyyih
3. Choi Yujin
4. Kim Dayeon
5. Seo Youngeun
6. Kang Yeseo
7. Hikaru Ezaki
8. Mashiro Sakamoto
9. Shen Xiaoting