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NIZI Project Season 1

NIZI Project Season 1

NameNIZI Project Season 1
CompanyJYP Entertainment
FandomN/A
Year DebutN/A
Year ActiveN/A
Year DisbandedN/A

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Members

Riria

Riria

Akari

Akari

Rio

Rio

Ayaka

Ayaka

Nina

Nina

Riku

Riku

Mayuka

Mayuka

Maya

Maya

Yuna

Yuna

Miihi

Miihi

Mako

Mako

Rima

Rima

Momoka

Momoka

Background

Nizi Project is a survival show from JYP Entertainment (JYPE) and Sony Music Entertainment. Their debut is set tentatively for November 2020. The top 14 were chosen from 26 contestants in Season 1. Season 2 showed the participants training towards their debut and decided the 9 members that would be part of the final lineup of the group, NiziU.



The name Nizi comes from the Japanese word "Niji", which means rainbow. Their mission is to "create a group that emits beautiful light with various colors like a rainbow". The goal of the show was to form a new Japanese girl group. Season 1 of the show had a total of 10 episodes and was broadcasted from January 31, 2020 – March 27, 2020; it also became available on YouTube. When each letter of the word NIZI is put together (one letter on top of the other) a square with an X inside is formed (☒ ).



The premise of the show was that each contestant would be given a necklace with 4 hollowed parts and when all the parts are filled, they would have passed and can move on to training. Each of the 4 triangular sections represents an important quality: yellow for dance, red for star power, blue for personality, and green for vocal.



Of the original 14 contestants that participated on the Nizi Project season 2, 5 participants were eliminated: Riria, Akari, Momoka, Suzu, and Yuna.

NIZI Project Season 1 Member Ages

NIZI Project Season 1 Age Ranking

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

MemberBirthdayAge
1. MakoApr 04, 200121 years old
2. RioFeb 02, 200220 years old
3. MayaApr 08, 200220 years old
4. RiriaSep 20, 200219 years old
5. RikuOct 26, 200219 years old
6. AyakaJun 20, 200318 years old
7. MayukaNov 13, 200318 years old
8. YunaJan 19, 200418 years old
9. RimaMar 26, 200418 years old
10. MiihiAug 12, 200417 years old
11. AkariSep 03, 200417 years old
12. NinaFeb 27, 200517 years old
13. Momoka

NIZI Project Season 1 Member Heights

NIZI Project Season 1 Height Ranking

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

MemberHeight
1. Ayaka1.67 m (5'6")
2. Nina1.65 m (5'5")
3. Riku1.62 m (5'4")
4. Rima1.60 m (5'3")
5. Mako1.59 m (5'3")
6. Miihi1.59 m (5'3")
7. Mayuka1.59 m (5'3")
8. Rio1.59 m (5'3")
9. Maya1.58 m (5'2")
10. Momoka
11. Yuna
12. Akari
13. Riria

Auditions

The Nizi Project was first announced on February 7, 2019. They held auditions from July to August 2019 in different cities: Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Los Angeles, Hawaii. They were looking for female participants from ages 15 to 22. From over 10,000 contestants that auditioned, 26 were chosen for the Nizi Project. For 4 days and 5 nights, all contestants were gathered in a training camp in Tokyo.

Season 1 Final Ranking

1. Yamaguchi Mako: 4 pendants - dance, vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #1. Dance rank #1.



2. Suzuno Miihi: 4 pendants - dance, vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #3. Dance rank #2.



3. Katsumura Maya: 4 pendants - dance, vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #12. Dance rank #12.



4. Yokoi Rima: 4 pendants - dance, vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #7. Dance rank #7.



5. Oe Riku: 4 pendants - dance, vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #4. Dance rank #6.



6. Ahn Yuna: 4 pendants - dance, vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #8. Dance rank #8.



7. Hillman Nina: 3 pendants - vocal, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #2. Dance rank #24.



8. Ozaki Suzu: 3 pendants – dance, vocal, and star power. Vocal rank #5. Dance rank #5.



9. Hirai Momoka: 3 pendants – dance, vocal, and star power. Vocal rank #11. Dance rank #15.



10. Hanabashi Rio: 3 pendants - dance, vocal, and personality. Vocal rank #13. Dance rank #9.



11. Inoue Akari: 3 pendants – dance, vocal, and star power. Vocal rank #9. Dance rank #10.



12. Ikematsu Riria: 3 pendants – dance, vocal, and personality. Vocal rank #6. Dance rank #3.



13. Ogou Mayuka: 3 pendants – dance, vocal, and star power. Vocal rank #24. Dance rank #21.



14. Arai Ayaka: 3 pendants – dance, star power, and personality. Vocal rank #18. Dance rank #16.



*note: vocal and dance ranks were out of 26 participants

Season 1 Final Lineup and Position(s)

1. Yamaguchi Mako: leader, main dancer, lead vocalist

2. Oe Riku: lead vocalist, lead dancer

3. Yokoi Rima: main rapper, lead dancer, vocalist

4. Hanabashi Rio: main dancer, lead rapper, vocalist

5. Katsumura Maya: lead vocalist

6. Suzuno Miihi: main vocalist, lead dancer

7. Ogou Mayuka: lead rapper, vocalist

8. Arai Ayaka: visual, vocalist

9. Hillman Nina: main vocalist, maknae

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