K-pop is an ever-changing industry, and what is in at the moment may not necessarily be trending in a few years time.
In an interesting new thread over on Reddit, K-pop fans got into a fascinating discussion about what they're looking forward to in the next few years. With Reddit being the home to a large number of fans who have diverse tastes and interests, the answers were certainly very interesting.
Here are some of the things fans are looking forward to in K-pop in the next few years:
- Will Twice follow the JYP formula, popular for a few years but fall fast once a new group debut. I don't think they will in which case how popular can JYP's next GG get. Will they be the equivalent of f(x)?
- With KARD proving it can be done, will I finally get the reincarnation of coed school with a large coed group becoming reasonable successful. It's only been my wish for 4 years now, someone get on to this.
- I'm looking forward to see where current groups go next. Will Red Velvet ever have a Velvet concept again? Will Twice ever have their Run Devil run? You get the picture.
- The 2018 Winter Olympics Opening (and/or Closing) Ceremony, not directly related to KPop but I'm very curious about who will perform (if anyone) and how well it will be presented to the rest of the world who tunes in.
- I'm looking forward to the decline of debuting groups every month/year. The market is just too saturated, and I'm waiting for that day that people will catch on and realize that being an idol is easy nowadays, but making it big is 0.1% chance. It's kind of heartbreaking to see so many hopefuls who waste their youth but will never get that break they deserve.
- Honestly interested in how SM's debut system turns out in the future. In the past year we've essentially gotten three new groups through NCT with U/127/Dream, but it makes me wonder if the rest of SM's boy groups from now on will just fall under the NCT branch and the days of debuting groups under not NCT like SHINee/EXO are coming to an end. Or who knows maybe older NCT groups eventually graduate out of the NCT name and "re-debut" under a new one? It's definitely something to think about and it makes me wonder what're SM's plans for future girl groups as well.
- When will survival shows die? I've had enough now, but that is probably because my favorites never make the final line up.
What are you looking forward to most in the next few years of K-pop?
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