Produce 48

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Produce 48
Produce 48 Logo.png
Genre Survival Reality
Country Flag of South Korea.png South Korea
Network Mnet, Mnet Japan
Episodes 11
Airing Date June 15, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Running Time 23.00 KST, 140-160 minutes
Presenters Lee Seung Gi
Opening Theme Nekkoya (PICK ME) (내꺼야 (PICK ME))
Official Web

Produce 48 was a Korean reality survival show and is the third season of the Produce 101 series. The difference between the first and second seasons of the show and this one is that for the first time, all Japanese 48 group members are able to join the show.

The show was announced at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Japan on November 29, 2017 by Akimoto Yasushi after a joint performance of PICK ME, Heavy Rotation and Koisuru Fortune Cookie.

Over the course of the show, candidates will be eliminated according to viewer votes until only 12 remain. These 12 will then go on to debut as a new group in both Japan and Korea. The show announced the final 12 members who would debut as well as the official group name IZONE on its finale on August 31, 2018.


Produce 48 Members

Original Music

# Cover Title Release date
01 Nekkoya.png Pick Me 2018.05.10
02 Produce48ConceptEval.png PRODUCE 48 - 30 Girls 6 Concepts 2018.08.18
03 Pd48final.jpg PRODUCE 48 Final 2018.09.01


First Group Battle

For the Group Battle, the team with most points combined was the winner. Every member in the winning team received an additional 1,000 votes.

Position Evaluation

For the position evaluation, the individual trainee with most votes was the winner and received an additional 5,000 votes. The trainee with the most votes out of everyone in Vocal and Rap received an additional 100,000 votes as well as the trainee with most votes out of everyone in Dance.

In Vocal and Rap, Han Cho-Won won the 100,000 additional votes. In Dance, Murase Sae won the 100,000 additional votes.

Vocal and Rap


Concept Evaluation

Each girl could choose the song they wanted to perform. This decision was made before the second elimination. After the elimination, re-arrangements were made to the different songs to fit 5 members each.

The winning group with the most votes were given an additional 130,000 votes in benefit, and the winning group was Rollin' Rollin' with Shiroma Miru in first place. The individual trainee who got the most votes from the audience was Miyawaki Sakura. The highest ranked member in each group also received an additional 50,000 benefit votes.

  1. Rollin' Rollin' (Tropical Dance Pop)
  2. 너에게 닿기를 (To Reach You) (New Jack Swing)
  3. Rumour (Moombahton / Trap)
  4. 다시 만나 (See You Again) (Pop Dance)
  5. 1000% (Contemporary Girls Pop)
  6. I Am (Hip Hop / R&B Pop)

Debut Evaluation


  1. Jang Wonyoung: 338,336 votes
  2. Miyawaki Sakura: 316,105 votes
  3. Jo Yuri: 294,734 votes
  4. Choi Yena: 285,385 votes
  5. Ahn Yujin: 280,487 votes
  6. Yabuki Nako: 261,788 votes
  7. Kwon Eunbi: 250,212 votes
  8. Kang Hyewon: 248,432 votes
  9. Honda Hitomi: 240,418 votes
  10. Kim Chaewon: 238,192 votes
  11. Kim Minju: 227,061 votes
  12. Lee Chaeyeon: 221,273


  • The songs We Together, Suki ni Nacchaudarou?, Yume wo Miteiru Aida (Korean ver.) and Pick Me (Nekkoya) were released on IZ*ONE's first mini album, COLOR*IZ.
  • The following contestants debuted with another group after the show ended
    • Yoon Haesol was part of the group AQUA. Their debut single was called Log In and was released on November 17, 2018. The group has since disbanded.
    • Kim Doah is part of the group FANATICS. Before the group's debut, a sub-unit (consisting of Doah and two other members) "FLAVOR" debuted with Milkshake on November 26, 2018. The full group's debut single was called Sunday and was released on August 6, 2019.
    • Park Haeyoon is part of the group Cherry Bullet. Their debut single is called Q&A and was released on January 21, 2019.
    • Kim Sihyeon and Wang Yiren are part of the group EVERGLOW. Their debut single is called Bon Bon Chocolate and was released on March 18, 2019.
    • Takahashi Juri (former AKB48), Kim Suyun and Kim Sohee are part of the group Rocket Punch. Their debut single is called Bim Bam Bum and was released on August 7, 2019.
    • Takeuchi Miyu left AKB48 and signed with Mystic Entertainment. Her debut single is called My Type and was released on October 23, 2019.
    • Alex Christine debuted as a solo artist under the name AleXa. Her debut single is called Bomb and was released on December 13, 2019.
    • Park Jieun and Na Goeun are part of the group PURPLE K!SS. Their debut single is called Ponzona and was released on March 15, 2021.
    • Kim Choyeon and Son Eunchae are part of the group bugAboo. Their debut single is called bugAboo and was released on October 25, 2021.
    • Lee Seunghyeon is set to debut with H1-KEY under the name Riina. They are scheduled to debut in January, 2022.
  • The following contestants withdrew from Produce 48 for various reasons: