“I-LAND” is the first project from BELIF+, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment. Launched by Mnet, “I-LAND” is an observation reality show that follows the creation process of next-generation K-pop artists. The program will combine CJ ENM’s content production capabilities and Big Hit Entertainment’s know-how in producing artists, showing the process of participants competing against and working with each other.
Trainees that came together or alone must perform in this test. Every other contestant must raise their hands to judge whether they are worth to be on the I-LAND. If a trainee received 12 or more votes, they are allowed to be on the I-LAND. If not, they will be on the Ground.
Trainees begin their first official mission with the theme "Encounter", the trainees are just getting to know each other. The contestants on the I-Land and the Ground must perform the show's theme song "Into The I-LAND".
Their second mission is designed to test and develop their teamwork. Both the I-Landers and the Grounders will perform a remix of "Fire" by BTS. They are given 6 days to prepare.Watch Now:Amazon
Their third mission is picking representatives for vocal and dance battle between I-Land and Ground. If Ground wins, 6 contestants will be dropped out from I-Land. If I-Land wins, no contestants will be dropped out.
This test will decide the final 12 members. They will be performing a new original song titled, "I & Credible" with the theme, "Awakening". They are given 7 days to prepare.Watch Now:Amazon
From the I-Land, 3 contestants will be voted out by the I-Landers themselves and another 3 from the producers. 6 members from the Ground (including the dropped out I-Landers) who will fill up the 6 spots in I-Land will be picked by the global fans through voting. The 6 remaining I-Landers will automatically continue to the second part of the show. After the eliminated I-Landers arrive in the Ground, they must perform again with the Grounders, they are given 3 days to redistribute parts and to prepare.Watch Now:Amazon
The first test of the 2nd part of I-LAND and the final 12 contestants is performing songs of BTS. The 12 contestants are divided into 3 units with each one performing a song by BTS. The group gave the mission themselves, recorded at the living room of I-Land while the contestants are watching it in the lobby. The unit with the highest score will receive a dropout exemption card, if the contestant with the lowest score is in the first rank unit, the member with the lowest score in the lowest rank unit will be eliminated from I-LAND. If not, The producers will pick the contestant who will be eliminated. They are given 7 days to prepare.
Part 2 already started putting pressure. The BTS test will result in the departure of yet another member of the I-LAND.
The second test of the 2nd part of the show is about the chemistry between the contestants and the global fans. The contestants will be divided into two groups and will be performing new singles, "Flicker" and "Dive Into You". The eliminations for this round will be determined by the global votes.
The third test of the 2nd part of the show is about concept performance, and will feature a mini-mission to form a team. They will be covering two songs of Seventeen. The8, Jun, which are Pretty U and HIT. Dino and Hoshi of Seventeen will administer the mini-mission. The contestants then will be divided into two groups and will be performing new singles, "Chamber 5 (Dream of Dreams)" as a refreshing concept and "Flame On" as explosion concept. The producers will pick the contestant who will be eliminated based on individual scoring.