According to Review Star, a representative of Core Contents Media told them over the phone, “It’s true that T-ara will become a nine member group. Two members will be added, and we will reveal the details on April 6th.”
With the addition of two members, the current seven member group will become a nine member group. The only other nine member girl group at the moment is Girls’ Generation, and thus has caused many questions to surface about whether this change is to further compete against Girls’ Generation.
The source within the agency also revealed, “The new member(s) that will be added are trainees within the agency. There was a previous speculation that they would join Co-Ed, but that’s not true.”
As long as Eunjung and Soyeon are still in the group (Hyomin/Cyclops (Jiyeon) to a lesser extent), I don’t care much what happens, as they could cut the rest of the members and it wouldn’t affect my feelings on the group at all.
I am, however, looking forward to who they add, since it could make things interesting if they are talented and/or hot.
Hell, even if they are terrible at music and ugly it’s still interesting. Would that be the ultimate troll job?
Originally, the announcement for the member shift was supposed to happen on April 7th, but they moved it up to April 6th.
Fans have been holding their breaths for what’s to come, especially since T-ara has been on a tremendous roll these past two years with hits after hits under their belt. Fans need not wait much longer, as everything will finally be settled on April 6th.
An official of Core Contents Media commented, “We can’t confirm anything right now. We originally planned to make the announcement on the 7th, but we have instead decided to pull it up to the 6th. We will reveal everything then.”
Fans are understandably mad, but since they aren’t actually cutting any members, there probably isn’t a ton of downside here. Then again, I’m not the type of person who invests emotionally in idol groups.
It’s an unnecessary change, but an interesting one, nevertheless.