Instiz has allegedly unveiled SM Entertainment’s upcoming plans for the rest of the year, as well as 2019, and all plans for a Girls Generation-esque group are absent.
Instiz says that SM Entertainment will now be focusing mainly on its current lineup of artists, as well as devoting a ton of resources towards the debut and success of NCT China.
Instiz further goes on to say that some of trainees that were expected to be part of SM Entertainment’s girl group have since left the agency and are in pursuit of other opportunities.
Similar to Hansol, who left SM after they showed no signs of debuting him in NCT.
The trainees who are said to have left SM are part of the 97-line and older.
In the idol world, the older you are, the harder it is to debut, so these girls are seeking opportunities elsewhere in order to make their dreams come true.
We’re upset that SM won’t be debuting a new girl group.
We understand that they have a lot on their plate right now in terms of comebacks and debuts, but a new, big girl group would’ve been a welcome addition.
It would’ve been fun to see a SM girl group rival JYP’s Twice, similar to the Girls’ Generation vs. Wonder Girls-era.