Until the whole story is revealed, I’ll always be curious as to why Somi didn’t debut with ITZY. The time she left would’ve most likely been when they were discussing contracts and getting the final line up together, so what happened?
When I whatched Sixteen, I remember liking Somi and not understanding why so many people hated her. But when I whatched Produce 101, things changed. I don’t know if it is because she was the only one from the “great JYP” there, but her vibe was just… worse.
I am super excited for Somi to debut and i actually feel like she can be successful as a solo artist. I love her voice and she has amazing stage presence. With the fan base that she already has its really unlikely that she will flop.
I think Somi will do well in YG. Since when was vocal ability necessary to be a successful soloist? Sunmi and Hyuna says never. Plus YG got Somi who was somewhat of a JYP trump card, he wouldn’t let her waste in the dungeon.
Admin Note: Somi is not directly signed with YG Entertainment. She is signed with The Black Label, YG’s independent sub-label run by YG producer Teddy.