"Youth with You" is about to premiere its third season today, Feb. 18, but ahead of it is the release of special previews featuring the mentors of the show, including BLACKPINK'S "dance machine" Lisa. And the "Kill This Love" singer has viewers wanting more after her high-quality performances!
"Youth with You" is a Chinese survival show broadcasted by iQIYI in which numerous trainees from various entertainment agencies compete for a spot in the final lineup of the winning group, which will be given the chance to debut in the entertainment industry in China. The latest team formed through the program is the nine-member girl group called THE9.
#YouthWithYou3 See how Dance Mentor LISA interpret dual charm with her show. The lights sketch her perfect silhouette and her charming integrates in every move. #iQIYI #青春有你 #YouthWithYou #LISA_MentorShowLook #LISA #리사 #ลิซ่า #爱奇艺 pic.twitter.com/znMixsjmqe— Youth With You (@qingchunyouni_) February 16, 2021
This year, "Youth with You 3" will involve male trainees for the third time, with the first two being the original edition called "Idol Producer" and its second edition called "Youth with You." Last year was the first female edition of the Chinese survival show called "Youth with You 2," where THE9 was formed.
iQIYI Drops BLACKPINK Lisa's "Lover" and "Intentions" Dance Performances
On Feb. 17, iQIYI dropped the "show time" videos of the three mentors and one tutor show prior to the airing of the first episode of "Youth with You 3." Among the mentors is BLACKPINK's main dancer, Lisa, who will serve as the dance mentor of the program for the second time, with the first one being last year.
iQIYI first released a video titled "Dance Mentor LISA Show Time: 'Lover' & 'Intentions' ! Youth with You S3" as one of the special previews of the competition. In the video, not only did BLACKPINK Lisa impress viewers with her high-quality performances, but the idol also proved she is one of K-pop's queens of duality as she managed to display two concepts in one stage.
In her "Lover" performance, the "Kill This Love" singer had viewers mesmerized with her fierce expression and sexy moves. She then transformed into an adorable dancer in her "Intentions" number. Fans who have watched BLACKPINK Lisa's stage on "Youth with You 3" took to Twitter to celebrate the singer's return to the Chinese survival program by trending several keywords related to Lisa, including "#DANCE MENTOR LALISA" and "#MentorLalisaIsBack," both of which had more than one million tweets.
As of press time, the video of BLACKPINK Lisa's "Lover" and "Intentions" dance performances already reached 1.5 million views in less than a day. Meanwhile, Lisa will be joining Ronghao Li and Will Pan as mentors of "Youth with You 3," along with tutor show Esther.
BLACKPINK Lisa to be Part of This Year's Jury for "ANDAM Fashion Award"
In other news, it was previously revealed that BLACKPINK's main dancer will be one of the jurors for the upcoming "ANDAM Fashion Award," becoming the only K-pop idol on the jury. She will be joining Chinese singer Chris Lee, Phoebe Philo, Vogue Editor Chioma Nnadi, Balenciaga CEO Cedric Charbit, and many more high-profile people.
In addition, the "Lovesick Girls" singer has just earned a new title on YouTube. She is now the most-subscribed K-pop female idol with a total of 5.8 million subscribers. Coming second is her fellow BLACKPINK member Jennie who has 5.71 million subscribers.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott