After rumors emerging about an IOI reunion at the end of April and then momentum towards that end reported a couple days ago, Studio Blu has now confirmed the reunion will be happening, but with only nine of the original 11 members.
Hello, this is I.O.I. At our last concert, we promised to meet again. We have each been working hard in our own fields, always dreaming of a reunion like our fans. We have now decided that in October 2019, Kim Sejeong, Choi Yoojung, Chungha, Kim Sohye, Zhou Jieqiong (Kyulkyung), Jung Chaeyeon, Kim Doyeon, Kang Mina, and Im Nayoung will be standing in front of you again under the name I.O.I. We wanted to meet the fans who have been waiting for us as soon as possible. Although Jeon Somi and Yoo Yeonjung were not able to join us this time, they will be cheering us on and giving us strength from close by. We will continue to communicate about I.O.I’s preparations and promotion schedule. Once again, we’re happy to be able to give good news to the fans who have waited for us.
Coming back down two members is sorta disappointing, and it’s almost comical that Kyulkyung and especially Chungha could find time for it but Somi and Yeonjung couldn’t, but surely better than nothing for fans of the group.