Kim So Hee didn't make it into IOI, but she was still very well loved, especially after her stunning performance with EXO's "Call Me Baby". She wrote a long post on her Instagram for her fans, both apologizing for the behavior that earned her a lot of criticism in the first episode, and thanking everyone that supported her.
Hello everyone~ It's Sohee. This is a little long, but I put my sincerity into it, so please read it, hehe.
I wanted to tell you so many things until now, and I can finally say them, hehe. Above all, I love the fans who showed me so much love and made the 'Fast Sohee Party' through this program, hehe. How can you be so lovely..!!!!
To be honest, there was a controversy that made me have a hard time... I apologize sincerely to the people who were bothered by [my actions]. That's not what I meant and I wanted to explain myself, but I think people misunderstood because of my facial expression!! But I hope people understand that the facial expression was definitely not one of bad intent!!! And I apologize once again. Also, thanks to my fans, I was able to get a lot of strength and laugh at that episode. Without you, I don't think it would have been possible to get up to #6, hehe. I'm so thankful for the good nickname and for those who made such pretty posters for me each time, how can you be so good!! I want to actually pay money to buy them, hehe. I thank you once again. And everyone who supported and loved me~!!!! I am reading all the DMs! Don't worry - I just couldn't respond to all of them because I was busy. To be honest, each message was such a big strength to me while I was filming and practicing, and I even cried a lot of times... Hehe. In the end, you guys were the strength behind how far I was able to come. I'll go in the fan cafe really often, too!! Also, I can't get any more friends on Facebook because of all the love I got from you, so please understand.
Also, I'm not going to Busan, so don't worry. You know me, I'm fast!! I'll debut faster than anyone else and I promise to show you a fast growth!!
I thank everyone who loved me on stage for 'Push Push', 'Call Me Baby', and 'In the Same Place'. I don't know if my sincerity will go through with just words.. ㅠㅠ Even if I didn't make it, you can't leave my fandom, okay? Hehe.
And the people who made it into top 11 are all girls who work hard and are good, so please support them. They are girls who have both looks and talent and can definitely succeed. I won't give and and definitely debut. I won't disappoint you, so don't worry. Trust me and I'll debut so I can see you all again.
Oh, and also to the person who made 'Make It You'!!!!!!! I love you. You came even when I wasn't that well known to support me from the early stages of "Pick Me'. And the fans who came from other cities, you stayed and waited for me even though I ended late into the night and there were no more buses. I remember all your faces. You were like a shining light of hope for me back then. Lastly, thank you so much and I'm sorry and I love you all so much. I'll sing a lot of good songs.
The fans who supported me and those who voted for me!!!! You are the best, prettiest, and the most shining people in the world.