On October 29, 'Mix Nine' aired its first episode and during the show, Yang Hyun Suk and CL gave out strong criticism to the contestants.
On the show, Yang Hyun Suk and CL visited many different agencies both small and large. Much like during the 'K-pop Star' days, the founder of YG Entertainment provided strong opinions mixed with twists in his judging skills. He visited choreographer Bae Yoon Jung's agency and was recommended one particular trainee named Baek Hyun Joo. After seeing the trainee perform, however, Yang Hyun Suk decided to go with another trainee which shocked the choreographer and even made her shed some tears.
In another moment, Yang Hyun Suk visited Banana Culture Entertainment and observed two rookies sing and dance. Afterward, Yang Hyun Suk exhaled in disappointment and said, "What are you going to do if you fail here? When you guys dance, 80% of your expressions are the same and bodies look stiff. However, one of the two is someone I've seen since he was 15-years-old so I'll let him on the bus as if this is the very last chance."
There were positive moments on the show as well. Yang Hyun Suk visited a small agency called FM Entertainment and saw three trainees. After seeing them perform, he let all three of them on the bus after saying, "As they sang and danced, all three of them were following along while smiling. This is something even I emphasize to artists in YG."
When CL and Yang Hyun Suk arrived at Brave Entertainment, they were once again disappointed with the outcome. He said, "When I see them as a whole, there's nothing charming about them." CL added, "Their singing abilities lack. They're really really lacking." As they toured many other agencies, the blunt and impartial judging kept on coming which the viewers enjoyed seeing.
What did you think about the first episode of 'Mix Nine'?