Staff from the show told news outlets, "Every time we interviewed them one-on-one, we were surprised. It's just disappointing that people who are so talented haven't been able to see the light. We are going to do our best so these idols can show off their talent as much as they want through the missions." They then confirmed, "There are no idols from SM, YG, or JYP Entertainment."
The KBS2 idol rebooting project will start airing on October 28, but will have its first public filming on September 29, September 30, and October 1.