Seoul — Youth with You is a boy group survival programme that has attracted a lot of attention with BLACKPINK’s Lisa as the dance mentor. The show turned the spotlight on many talented trainees. Jun Liu, a Malaysian choreographer from 1Million Dance Studio, is one of Lisa’s favourite trainees. He created choreography for stars like Rocket Girls (WJSN Meiqi and Xuanyi) as well as GOT7. Jun Liu received a lot of public interest for appearing as a trainee when he has the qualifications to be a dance teacher.
Lisa has been paying attention to the choreographer for his flawless dancing. She reminded him that he had a responsibility to help his friends who were struggling with the dancing. However, Jun Liu was under strain throughout the show because his rank kept dropping and he did not know what to do besides working harder. It got tougher when he received a low rank in the concept battle and found out that his father had passed away that morning.
Things became harder for him as he could not return to Malaysia to be with his mother as he was still filming for the show. The choreographer had to stay strong in front of the cameras. Lisa cheered him up when he went to her room to apply to join her mentor collaboration stage, according to Allkpop.
The BLACKPINK member shared that on her last birthday, which she celebrated with trainees who sent her a birthday cake, her grandfather passed away. It was difficult to deal with his passing as she has not seen him for over two years. While touring in Thailand, she was too busy. So she did not have a chance to say goodbye to him and it was something she regretted. “But I know he will always be with me, so I believe that your dad will be the same as well,” she told Jun Liu.
It was hard for Jun to control his emotions, but he thanked Lisa for her heartfelt words, especially because they shared a common experience. “I also believe he will be with me,” Jun Liu said. “Actually, my motivation for doing this has always been that I want to make my family proud of me. So I will always do my best, because I’ve come this far already. So I will stick to the end, and I will work hard and give my everything for this performance,” he promised Lisa.
Check out their collaboration performing WayV’s “Kick Back” here!
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