My Teenage Girl (방과후 설렘; lit. Excitement After School), also known as Teenage Girls, was a 2021 girl group survival show.
It started airing in November 2021 on MBC and finished on February 27, 2022. My Teenage Girl focuses on teenage girls aged 12 and over who dream of becoming idols and being a member of a global girl group with the potential to enter the Billboard chart. The theme of the show is primarily based on an after school club setting, as its title name suggests.
Over 30,000 applications were received from countries such as United States, Japan, Canada, and South America, as well as Korea, by the application's deadline day. A prequel season titled 등교 전 망설임 (lit. Hesitation Before Going to School) began airing on September 14, 2021. The same day, the official contestant profiles were released.
MC: Kim So-hyun
Vocal Teachers: Young Ji, Lisa
Dance Teachers: Aiki, Ryu Jaejun
Rap Teacher: Hanhae
Mentors: Jeon So-yeon, Kwon Yu-ri, Ock Joo-hyun, Aiki
|17th||Jung Siwoo||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Go Taehui||Kiana Entertainment|
|21st||Goo Hyunkyoung||PocketDol Studio|
|18th||Kim Dasom||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Kim Minseo||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Kim Minsol||Interpark Music Plus|
|15th||Kim Subeen||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Su Yeon||A Entertainment|
|15th||Kim Hari||PocketDol Studio|
|11th||Kim Hyunhee||YG Entertainment|
|16th||Oh Yoojin||PocketDol Studio|
|15th||Oh Jieun||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Oh Jinkyoung||PocketDol Studio|
|15th||Yoon Seungju||PocketDol Studio|
|17th||Jung Yuju||PocketDol Studio|
|16th||Cho Sui||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Jo Yujeong||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Cho Eun||PocketDol Studio|
|16th||Choi Sarang||PocketDol Studio|
|16th||Choi Soobin||Hi-Hat Entertainment|
|14th||Yoonjung||J Planet Entertainment|
|21st||Seo Yunju||YES IM Entertainment|
|21st||Ko Eunchae||Hi-Hat Entertainment|
|21st||Kim Yeseo||PocketDol Studio|
|15th||Kim Inhye||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Kwon Juan||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Park Yoora||PocketDol Studio|
|16th||Takei Karina||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Fukumoto Hina||PocketDol Studio|
|16th||Bohme Sara||Source Music|
|21st||Lee Pureun||PocketDol Studio|
|18th||Park Hyolim||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Park Haneum||Story J Company|
|17th||Park Hyowon||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Wei Yi||PocketDol Studio|
|17th||Lee Yumin||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Lee Seungeun||Hi-Hat Entertainment|
|15th||Lee Taerim||PocketDol Studio|
|21st||Zhuang Yihan||PocketDol Studio|
Aired: Nov 28, 2021
Ahead of the auditions, the four mentors of the program gave powerful intro performances, with Yuri performing to “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation, Soyeon to “Oh My God” by (G)I-DLE, Aiki to “End of Time” by Beyoncé, and Ock Joo Hyun to “NOW” by Fin.K.L.
The first mission was an entrance exam that only 10 students of each grade would pass, leaving a total of 40 contestants. To pass the first round of the mission and be judged by the mentors, the contestants had to receive votes from more than 75 percent of the audience. If they got a pass from 75 percent of the audience during their performance, the barrier between them and the mentors would lift, and they would receive a second round of judging from the mentors.
Aired: Dec 5, 2021
The first mission continues with performances by 26 contestants. During the mentors' assessment of one of the performing teams from Grade 2, Ryou Jayhyun was mistakenly eliminated after the voting system miscounted her votes with 2, but was able to move on to the second mission after another vote from one of the mentors was added to the voting system, leaving a total of 3 votes for Ryou Jayhyun. Unaired performances by some performing acts were aired with results for each performing act. Out of all 26 contestants who performed in this episode, 21 moved on to the second mission while the other 5 were eliminated after failing a round.
Aired: Dec 12, 2021
The first mission continues with performances by the other 34 contestants. At the end of the first mission, the remaining contestants noticed there would be a change on the number of contestants who would move on to the second mission. Due to an excessive number of contestants, each group would have 16 contestants instead of the original 10 and some contestants who were originally eliminated returned to the show, bringing a total of 64 passers for the first round. The mentors held a meeting to discuss and decide who would mentor each group. The results for the mentors were revealed and were assigned a group: Jeon So-yeon became the mentor for grade 4, Ock Joo-hyun became the mentor for grade 3, Kwon Yu-ri became the mentor for grade 2 and Aiki became the mentor for grade 1. Following the addition of originally eliminated contestants, the second mission known as the "Grade Battle" was revealed. In the second mission, each group competes against each other and would be assessed by the audience and the mentors. The winning group is exempt from elimination and the other groups face elimination. After the mid-point check of each group, the mentors noticed only 40 contestants (10 from each group) would actually perform in the second mission, meaning they would be forced to eliminate 24 contestants (6 from each group) from the show. The 6 contestants from grade 2 who performed poorly in the mid-point check were eliminated first.
Aired: Dec 19, 2021
On this episode of “My Teen Girl,” the rankings from the first online vote were revealed, and the contestants began their “midterm” exam, in which each grade competed against another. In the previous episode, it was decided that Grade 1 would go up against Grade 2, and Grade 3 against Grade 4. While students were initially told all 16 contestants could perform in this round, it was belatedly revealed that six students would be eliminated before the performance. At the end of last week’s episode, Yuri, the homeroom teacher of the Grade 2 class, eliminated contestant Lee Seungeun and saved Lee Jiwon. The remaining three classes had to complete their eliminations. From the Grade 3 class, Shin Yeseul, Choi Yunju, Kim Lina, Koo Hyunkyoung, Kim Jiyeon, and Kim Nahyun were eliminated. Among the Grade 4 students, Jeon Youeun, Go Taehui, Kang Minji, Lee Hayoung, and Choe Sumin were eliminated. The final eliminated student was Jo Yujeong, who had been brought back in the previous episode after being eliminated in round one. With only 40 students remaining, the results of the first online vote were revealed. The seven spots of the debut lineup will be divided up amongst the four grades depending on each grade’s results over the course of the show, and MC Yoon Kyun Sang announced that the the first spot in the lineup would be given to the grade to which the winner of the first online vote belongs.
1. Kim Hyunhee (Grade 3)
2. Kim Yunseo (Grade 3)
3. Kim Yooyeon (Grade 4)
4. Kim Riwon (Grade 2)
5. Kim Seonyou (Grade 1)
6. Park Boeun (Grade 1)
7. Won Jimin (Grade 2)
8. Myung Hyungseo (Grade 4)
9. Minami (Grade 2)
10. Lee Youngchae (Grade 2)
11. Choi Yoonjung (Grade 3)
12. Lee Jiwoo (Grade 3)
13. Yoon Chaewon (Grade 4)
14. Kim Suhye (Grade 3)
15. Lee Taerim (Grade 3)
16. Lee Mihee (Grade 4)
17. Oh Yoojin (Grade 1)
18. Oh Jieun (Grade 3)
19. Lee Jiwon (Grade 2)
20. Choi Soobin (Grade 1)
21. Bohme Sara (Grade 1)
22. Kim Hari (Grade 4)
23. Hong Hyeju (Grade 4)
24. Park Hyolim (Grade 3)
25. Kim Subeen (Grade 1)
26. Jung Yuju (Grade 1)
27. Ju Hyorin (Grade 2)
28. Choi Sarang (Grade 2)
29. Yoon Seungju (Grade 1)
30. Lee Yumin (Grade 4)
31. Ryou Jayhyun (Grade 3)
32. Sung Minchae (Grade 1)
33. Kim Inhye (Grade 4)
34. Song Yerim (Grade 4)
35. Cho Sui (Grade 2)
36. Takei Karina (Grade 2)
37. Kim Dasom (Grade 4)
38. Jung Siwoo (Grade 1)
39. Park Hyowon (Grade 2)
40. Kim Minji (Grade 3)
Afterwards, Grade 3 and Grade 4 went up against each other for the first battle of the midterm exam. Grade 3 went first, performing BLACKPINK‘s “Pretty Savage”, while Grade 4 performed aespa‘s “Black Mamba". Following their performances, they competed in a dance battle, with 105 audience members casting votes. While the Grade 3 contestants received a total of 492 points, Grade 4 won the round with 634 points. After their group performances, the students with the most points from each grade were picked to compete in an “ace battle". The students with the lowest points from each grade were put up for elimination, and the student from whichever grade lost would be sent home. Among the Grade 2 students, No. 1 was Choi Yoonjung and No. 10 was Kim Minji. In the Grade 4 class, No. 1 was Yoon Chaewon, and No. 10 was Kim Dasom. As the two aces, Choi Yoonjung and Yoon Chaewon both gave impressive performances of Hwasa‘s “TWIT". Including the ace battle, Grade 3’s total score was revealed to be 1012 points. Grade 4’s total will be revealed in next week’s episode.
Aired: Dec 26, 2021
The results of the Ace Battle of Grade 3 & 4 ends with Grade 4 winning. Grade 3’s Kim Minji is eliminated. Grade 1 & 2’s performance starts. Grade 1 performs Everglow’s “Adios” and Grade 2 performs Itzy's "Wannabe". Grade 1 won with 538 points against Grade 2 who got 528 points, with a 10 point difference. Grade 1’s Kim Seonyou had the highest votes for Grade 1, while Grade 2’s Kim Riwon had the highest votes for Grade 2. Grade 1's Oh Yoojin and Grade 2's Jo Hyorin have the lowest votes, being at risk for elimination. Kim Seonyou and Kim Riwon battle it out in a Solo Battle performing Chungha's "Snapping." Grade 1 wins the Solo Battle and Jo Hyorin from Grade 2 is eliminated. After the Ace Battle ends, the host announces the Concept Battle for the final. It is then revealed that the losing Grades 2 & 3 will be against each other for the next round and the winning teams of Grade 1 & 4 to be against each other. Grade 2 & 3 conjoin to make a performance together, Grade 1 & 4 do the same in the next episode. The contestant's are judged by their grades through a concept battle, though they are in the same performance. Grade 2 & 3 will fight for 3rd and 4th place, the Grade that wins first place overall will get a chance to have a secured place in the debut lineup. A contestant in the losing grade will be eliminated. The three concepts for Grade 2 & 3 that the contestants have to choose to create a performance are: Pretty, Competent and Talented concepts. Pretty team performs Oh My Girl's's Dun Dun Dance, they compete for who to get the killing parts, Grade 2 wins and gets the killing parts for the performance. An Evaluation Team of 206 members vote for the girls. grade 3's Kim Suhye gets 160 Points over Grade 2's Kim Riwon's 147 points. Won Jimin (2) gets 169 points over Park Hyolim's (3) 68 and lee Jiwoo (3) gets 105 points over Lee Jiwon's (2) 88 points. As a result, Grade 2 leads with 404 points over Grade 3's 333 points. Competent team performs Beyoncé's Run the World (Girls), Grade 3 gets the killing parts for the performance. Kim Yunseo of Grade 3 gets 152 points over Grade 2 Ito Minami's 147 points. Talented team to perform Red Velvet's Red Flavor in the next episode.
Aired: Jan 2, 2022
The episode starts with the "talented" team from the previous episode performing. After the team's performance, the results for the team were announced with feedback from the mentors. Following the performances by grades 2 and 3, the final results for both groups were announced with Grade 2 ranking third. Grade 3 ranked fourth in the third mission and faced elimination. According to the rules, the two contestants in the losing group with the lowest scores would be nominated for elimination and the nominee with the least votes from the viewers would be eliminated. Park Hyo-lim and Choi Yoon-jung were nominated for elimination after receiving the lowest scores in their group, the former of which was eliminated from the show for receiving the least votes from the viewers. Following Park Hyo-lim's elimination, grades 1 and 4 performed, but were assigned the same concepts as grades 2 and 3 and divided into teams. The team choosing the "pretty" concept performs Iz*One's "La Vie en Rose". The team choosing the "competent" concept performs CL's "Hello Ladies". The team choosing the "talented" concept performs Hyuna's "I'm Not Cool". Each team formed by grades 1 and 4 performed with results after each performance. Following the performances by grades 1 and 4, the final results for both groups were announced with Grade 1 ranking first and taking the second spot in the forming group. Grade 4 ranked second in the third mission and faced elimination. Kim Yoo-yeon and Kim Da-som were nominated for elimination after receiving the lowest scores in their group, the latter of which was eliminated from the show for receiving the least votes from the viewers. The episode ends with Yoon Kyun-sang announcing the fourth mission known as the "Grade Union Battle".
Aired: Jan 9, 2022
The episode starts with the introduction of the fourth mission known as the "Grade Union Battle". In the fourth mission, each group collaborates and competes against each other based on their positions. They can only perform based on the following positions: vocal, rap, dance, or a combination of the three positions known as "all-rounder". For each position, the remaining contestants are divided into small teams and perform a song that best fits their musical abilities. Before the fourth mission, the second individual ranking announcement was held with changes in the top 7. Grade 4's Myung Hyung-seo and Yoon Chae-won entered the top 7 for the first time, the latter of which replaced Grade 3's Kim Hyun-hee in first place and made the third spot in the forming group available to a Grade 4 contestant. Following the second individual ranking announcement, the vocal and dance teams performed first with rehearsals before each performance.
Aired: Jan 16, 2022
The fourth mission continues with performances by the remaining teams. Rehearsals were held before each remaining performance to check the remaining contestants' performance skills. By the end of the fourth mission, the remaining spots in the forming group were revealed, resulting in the completion of the forming group. The group formed by the show would consist of one contestant from Grade 2 and two contestants each from other groups. The final results for each remaining contestant were revealed based on the viewers' votes. The three contestants from each alliance with the least votes from the viewers would be eliminated from the show. Grade 1's Jung Yu-ju and Jung Si-woo, Grade 2's Park Hyo-won, Grade 3's Ryou Jay-hyun and Kim Su-hye, and Grade 4's Lee Yu-min were eliminated from the show for receiving the least votes in their respective alliances.
The fourth mission ends with Yoon Kyun-sang announcing the fifth mission known as the "Song Battle". In the fifth mission, each group competes against themselves and forms two small teams to perform an assigned song. When each team finishes performing their song, both teams perform a dance break combining both songs. Grade 3 formed two trios and performed first with the following songs: Twice's Likey and Mamamoo's Hip.
Aired: Jan 23, 2022
The fifth mission continues with performances by other groups. After Grade 4's performances, the first representatives of the forming group were revealed based on their votes during the fifth mission. Grade 1's Kim Seon-you and Park Bo-eun, Grade 2's Kim Ri-won, Grade 3's Kim Hyun-hee and Kim Yun-seo, and Grade 4's Yoon Chae-won and Kim Yoo-yeon became the first representatives of the forming group after receiving the most votes in their respective groups. Shortly after, eliminations for other contestants were held. The nine other contestants with the least votes from the viewers would be eliminated from the show. Grades 1 and 2 eliminated four contestants each while Grade 4 eliminated Song Ye-rim from the show. Grade 3 became the only group who survived the eliminations, meaning the remaining contestants in that group survived.
The fifth mission ends with Yoon Kyun-sang announcing the sixth mission known as the "1:1 Battle". In the sixth mission, the representatives of the forming group compete against 14 other contestants known as "challengers". The 14 contestants are divided into two teams of 7 and are assigned the following songs: Everglow's "Dun Dun" and Itzy's "In the Morning". The representatives of the forming group perform an original song titled "Surprise". The members of the winning team would perform with the representatives of the forming group separately. The episode ends with two contestants forming a trio with a representative of the forming group.
Aired: Jan 30, 2022
The sixth mission continues with the formation of the two "challenger" teams by doing a spinning challenge. Shortly after, both teams do splits to determine which team would perform first. Team B performed first after winning the split challenge. Before Team B's performance, the representatives of the forming group performed "Surprise" to showcase their skills as a team. Shortly after, both "challenger" teams performed to determine which team would perform with the representatives of the forming group. Team B won against Team A with 356 votes, the latter of which was nominated for elimination after losing with 282 votes. The representatives of the forming group start their battles against members of Team B, with Yoon Chae-won and Lee Tae-rim performing first with Rosé's "On the Ground". Yoon Chae-won remained as a representative of the forming group after winning against Lee Tae-rim. The episode ends with Kim Seon-you and Choi Yoon-jung performing (G)I-dle's "Lion", the latter of which replaced the former as a representative of the forming group.
Aired: Feb 20, 2022
This episode was originally scheduled to air on February 6, 2022; however, the episode was delayed to February 20 due to the 2022 Winter Olympics, as well as two scheduled online fan meetings overlapping the episode's broadcast. The sixth mission continues with performances by the remaining representatives of the forming group and members of Team B. By the end of the sixth mission, Grade 1's Park Bo-eun and Grade 4's Yoon Chae-won and Kim Yoo-yeon remained as representatives of the forming group. Grade 2's Minami, Grade 3's Choi Yoon-jung, and Grade 4's Hong Hye-ju and Myung Hyung-seo became representatives of the forming group after replacing four original representatives during the sixth mission. The representatives were exempt from elimination and automatically moved on to the live finale. Shortly after, Yoon Kyun-sang announced the other seven finalists by their ranks in descending order. The seven nominees with the least votes from the public were eliminated from the show and finished as semi-finalists. Grade 2 became the only group whose remaining contestants moved on to the live finale. The episode ends with Yoon Kyun-sang announcing the final mission with live performances.
Aired: Feb 27, 2022
The finale was originally scheduled to air on February 13, 2022; however, the finale was delayed to February 27 due to the 2022 Winter Olympics, as well as a scheduled online fan meeting overlapping the finale's broadcast. The finale starts with the 14 finalists appearing on-stage. Prior to their appearances, the group name was briefly revealed as CLASSy to introduce the forming group. Immediately after the 14 finalists appear on-stage, Yoon Kyun-sang explains the final mission. In the final mission, both teams compete against each other while performing two songs. One of the two songs performed by each team is introduced to the viewers as part of the final mission. The team with the highest score would earn 50,000 points as a benefit. Live voting was open during the final mission to determine the final members of CLASSy. Prior to the closure of live voting, the results for both teams were announced, with the "challenger" team winning against the representatives with 478 points. Shortly after, the 14 finalists thanked their mentors for helping them succeed in the show. The final results for the finalists were announced to form CLASSy. The finalists finishing in the top seven would become members of CLASSy. Park Bo-eun was announced as the first member of CLASSy after finishing in sixth place. The finalists ranked third to fifth were Myung Hyung-seo, Hong Hye-ju, and Kim Ri-won, respectively. Won Ji-min and Kim Seon-you were announced as candidates for first place, the former of which finished in first place with 243,302.4 points. Yoon Chae-won was announced as the last member of CLASSy after finishing in seventh place. The show ends with the final top 14 appearing on-screen to announce those who failed to become a member of CLASSy.
The debuting top 7:
1. Won Jimin
2. Kim Seonyou
3. Myung Hyungseo
4. Hong Hyeju
5. Kim Riwon
6. Park Boeun
7. Yoon Chaewon