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CAP-TEEN (캡틴) is a 2020 teen reality survival show produced by CJ ENM and broadcast on Mnet. The show includes both young male and female trainees between the ages of 11 and 19 who will compete to debut as a solo, duo or group artist with the help of the nation's top choreographer and music producer.

The first episode aired on November 19, 2020 and the show finalized on January 21, 2021.


In July 2020, it was reported that Mnet was set to air a new audition survival show program aimed at adolescents. The aim of the show will be to provide teens with the opportunities to those who have the dream of becoming a K-Pop idol and nurture them into the next star. It involves not only aspiring teenagers fighting for a winning spot, but also the parents of the contestants offering their support. There is no limit to both individual or team participation, and the winner will be given a special opportunity to release his or her debut song with the music produced by the star producer and the choreography of the nation's top dance team.[1][2]

Recruitment for applicants began in August. The show was initially set to air in October, however it was postponed to November.[2]


CAP-TEEN aims to evaluate and judge its contestants based on their ability to show the talents required to become a K-pop idol while also providing the contestants with moral and spiritual support from the attendance of their parents. It has been labeled as Korea's 'first parent and child' audition show.

There may only be one winner, who at the end will get to take home ₩10,000,000 and earn a chance to make their own debut as an K-pop singer. In addition to the winning contestants' prize, and extra prize of ₩10,000,000 can be won by the most supportive parent, named the 'Good Care Reward'.




  • Lee Sujung (vocals)
  • Chae Wootae (dance)
  • Simeez (dance)
  • Hangzoo (rap & judge (day 2))


Team / Name Age Gender Notes
Kang Himchan (강힘찬) 19 Male N/A
Kwon Yeonwoo (권연우) 18 Female N/A
Kim Nayoung (김나영) 19 Female N/A
Kim Dohyun (김도현) 15 Female N/A
Kim Seonyu (김선유) 13 Female N/A
Kim Yechan (김예찬) 15 Male N/A
Kim Jungyeon (김정연) 18 Male N/A
Kim Junsu (김준수) 19 Male Trainee under Think About Entertainment and member of pre-debut group DREAMER.
Kim Chaeyoung (김채영) 19 Female N/A
Kim Hankyeom (김한겸) 18 Male N/A
Kim Hanbyul (김한별) 18 Female N/A
Kim Hyunwoo (김현우) 17 Male N/A
Kim Hyungshin (김형신) 19 Female Former member of Geupsik-Dan and pre-debut member of ALLS-GIRL.
Noh Hyunji (노현지) 16 Female Trainee under TOP Media.
Jung Siwoo
12 Female N/A
Kang Minju
13 Female N/A
Jung Minsun
12 Female N/A
Bang Minjung
12 Female N/A
Rin Sisters
Lee Aerin
16 Female N/A
Lee Chaerin
18 Female N/A
Park Kyunghyun (박경현) 18 Female N/A
Park Seoyoon (박서윤) 16 Female N/A
Park Soyoon (박소윤) 18 Female N/A
Park Jungmin (박정민) 19 Male N/A
Park Haewon (박해원) 19 Female N/A
Park Hyerim (박혜림) 18 Female Former member of SUPA and pre-debut group Sparkling.
Bang Taehoon (방태훈) 19 Male Trainee under CLIMIX and member of CLIMIX's pre-debut boy group.
Bae Yujin (배유진) 19 Female Model under SHS Model Management and TV personality.
Sung Hyerin (성혜린) 19 Female N/A
Song Suwoo (송수우) 18 Female N/A
Oh Seohyun (오서현) 18 Female Trainee under Happyface Entertainment.
Oh Junhee (오준희) 12 Male N/A
All U
Nam Yuju
14 Female Trainee under Evermore Music.
Kang Damin
17 Female Trainee under Evermore Music and a former Produce 48 contestant and former Starship Entertainment trainee.
Yoo Dawon (유다원) 18 Female N/A
U-Min (유민) 18 Female YouTuber under HUX Entertainment (Channel: U-Min TV).
Yoo Minha (유민하) 19 Female N/A
Yoo Sua (유수아) 17 Female N/A
Yoo Ayeon (유아연) 15 Female N/A
Yoo Jiny (유지니) 18 Female Former Kpop Star 6: The Last Chance contestant and trainee under World Star Entertainment.
Yoon Minseo (윤민서) 19 Female N/A
Yoon Jiwoo (윤지우) 19 Female N/A
Lee Dahyun (이다현) 16 Female Former pre-debut member of 05Class.
Lee Seobin (이서빈) 19 Female N/A
Lee Seoeun (이서은) 19 Female N/A
Lee Yubin (이유빈) 19 Female N/A
Lee Jaeeun (이재은) 12 Female Soloist who debuted on July 31, 2018. Also a member of Little Muse and a model, child actress and musical actress.
Lee Junhyuk (이준혁) 19 Male N/A
Lee Hyeseung (이혜승) 19 Female Former WM Entertainment trainee and member of WM Ggumnamu.
Jeon Jungin (전정인) 19 Male N/A
Jung Dain (정다인) 17 Female Former P Nation trainee.
Jung Seona (정선아) 16 Female N/A
Jung Hyebin (정혜빈) 17 Female N/A
Cho Minsu (조민수) 18 Female N/A
Cho Sungho (조성호) 19 Male Member of the pre-debut group VLBY.
Cho Sebin (조세빈) 18 Female N/A
Cho Ayoung (조아영) 19 Female Former Produce 48 contestant and trainee under UPVOTE Entertainment.
Cho Eunbyul (조은별) 15 Female N/A
Joo Yejin (주예진) 19 Female N/A
Choi Minseo (최민서) 17 Male N/A
Choi Yeeun (최예은) 16 Female N/A
Choi Jungeun (최정은) 14 Female N/A
18 Male Former World Klass contestant.
Lee Hanjun
18 Male N/A
Francisca (프렌시스카) 19 Female N/A
Han Byul (한별) 16 Female Former Kpop Star 6: The Last Chance contestant and former YG Entertainment trainee.
Hwang Boeun (황보은) 19 Female N/A

Episode 1 (November 19, 2020)

CAP-TEEN starts with MC Jang Yewon introducing the concept of the show and day one begins with a talent evaluation where each contestant will be evaluated based on a performance they have prepared. Contestants will need to receive a 'pass' from two of four judges in order to advance to the next round, while those who do not pass will be eliminated. The judges panel, made up of Lee Seungchul, Jessi, Soyou and Shownu, take their seats to evaluate the first contestant. The first contestant of the show, Kang Himchan, sings "Man" by trot singer Na Hoona and receives a pass for his unique vocal performance. The next contestants to pass are Lee Dahyun, Kim Hanbyul, Cho Ayoung, Team All U and Yoo Dawon while contestants Oh Junhee, Choi Jungeun and Team Lovely Pink, did not receive a pass and are thus eliminated.

Episode 2 (November 26, 2020)

The episode continues where it left off with the first day evaluations. The first contestant to be featured, Choi Yeeun, receives a pass for her excellent rap and dance performance. Following Yeeun, contestants Yoon Minseo, Park Seoyoon, Kim Hyungshin, Lee Hyeseung, Francisca and Han Byul also receive a pass. Meanwhile, Kim Hyunwoo and Jung Dain do not pass the judge evaluations. The first day of evaluation ends and the second day begins with rapper Hangzoo replacing Jessi as a judge. The next contestants to pass are Kim Hankyeom, Park Haewon, Jung Seona and Lee Yubin.

Episode 3 (December 3, 2020)

The episode continues where it left off with the second day evaluations. The first contestant to be shown, U-Min, fails to impress any of the judges and receives no passes. The second contestant, Jeon Jungin, captures the attention of the judges with his soulful voice and receives a pass. After Jungin, Kwon Yeonwoo, Noh Hyunji, Park Hyerim, Yoo Jiny, Oh Seohyun, Yoo Sua, Kim Dohyun, Park Soyoon, Yoo Ayeon, Yoon Jiwoo, Sung Hyerin, Yoo Minha also receive a pass, while Team TWO EIGHT fail to pass the evaluations. Although their performances and results are not shown, the remaining trainees pass or fail. And so, the final day of talent evaluations comes to an end.

The second round begins with a group mission, named the 'Genre TOP Mission'. The contestants are revealed their individual ranks determined by the judges, which ranges from 1 to 44. The judges use a 'safe pass' to bring back eliminated contestants Kim Hyunwoo and Kim Nayoung for their potential. MC Jang Yewon explains that contestants with a similar musical style will be grouped together to perform one song. Vocal trainer Lee Sujung and dance trainers Chae Wootae and Simeez are brought in to prepare the contestants for their performance. The episode ends with the official performance of Team 'Language of Flowers' (Francisca, Kim Hanbyul, Yoon Minseo and Yoo Dawon) as they sing U Sung Eun's "Jasmine Flower".

Episode 4 (December 10, 2020)

The contestants of Team 'Language of Flowers' leave the stage in tears as Francisca is unexpectedly the eliminated member while Kim Hanbyul remains TOP. Next, Team 'Red-Haired Nnet' (Cho Sungho, Kim Yecha, Kim Hyunwoo and Choi Minseo) perform WINNER's "I'm Him" resulting in Kim Yechan's elimination while Minseo remains TOP. 'Girls and Lumberjack' (Kim Hankyeom, Jung Seona, Song Suwoo, Jeon Jungin) are next to perform with "A Little Girl" by Oh Hyuk resulting in Jung Seona's elimination and the TOP position to move from Song Suwoo to Jeon Jungin. The fourth performance of the day, Team 'Powerful Good Day' (Kim Jungyeon, Park Kyunghyun, Kang Himchan, Yoo Sua) performs "Good Day" by MeloMance however due to their poor performance as a group, no TOP member is chosen and Kim Jungyeon is eliminated. Next, Team 'HIP4' (Choi Yeeun, Park Hyerim, Cho Ayoung, Lee Hyeseung) perform MAMAMOO's "Hip" resulting in the elimination of Lee Hyeseung while the TOP position moves from Cho Ayoung to Choi Yeeun.


Overall rankings by episode

Final rankings

# Final Results (Total votes)
Name Votes
1 (Winner) Song Suwoo N/A
2 Kim Hanbyul N/A
3 Yoo Jiny N/A
4 Cho Ayoung N/A
5 Lee Yubin N/A
6 Lee Seobin N/A
7 Kim Hyungshin N/A


  • The winning contestant of the show, Song Suwoo, joined CJ ENM's newest label WAKEONE, and will make her debut later on in the year.
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