Mnet's newest audition program 'Cap-Teen' to air first episode on Nov. 19

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Mnet's newest audition program 'Cap-Teen' to air first episode on Nov. 19

A captured image from the trailer video of Mnet's new audition program ″Cap-Teen.″ [MNET]

A captured image from the trailer video of Mnet's new audition program ″Cap-Teen.″ [MNET]

 
Cable channel Mnet's newest audition program "Cap-Teen" will air its first episode on Nov. 19, with hopes of becoming a K-pop competition show that offers entertainment for both teenagers and parents.
 
Mnet released a trailer video of the first episode on Wednesday, comparing the K-pop audition to the college entrance exam.
 
Unlike the channel's previous audition programs, "Cap-Teen" will involve not only aspiring teenagers fighting for a winning spot, but also the parents of the contestants offering support.
 
Mnet's other audition programs, namely the "Produce" series, also dealt with teenage contestants in the past. But the new show will focus on caring for each trainee as minors and also provide education for parents to properly support their musician children.
 
"K-pop jumps forward in the global music market," said Mnet. "So many teenagers strive to become a K-pop star, but only 0.1 percent get the chance to go on stage. We portrayed the tears and sweat of the teenagers and their parents, who keep trying despite the odds, in our trailer video."
 
Singer Lee Seung-chul will be the main judge, assisted by rapper Jessi, singer Soyu and Shownu of boy band Monsta X. Actor Jang Ye-won will lead the show as the M.C.
 
BY YOON SO-YEON   [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]

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