So the edited-up version of the BiS auditions airs tonight (or now, I guess, or tomorrow? Japanese dates confuse me), and it’s probably a good recap for those of us who watched pretty much the entire audition boot camp as if there were going to be any insights — hell, if you were paying attention, it was clear from early on who the winners were going to be, lending credence to the it-was-all-a-stunt-of-course-it-was-this-is-Watanabe-we’re-talking-about of it all.
For many, the most interesting outcome of the auditions wasn’t New BiS, but the spin-off sister/rival group SiS, the prototype of which stormed the stage at the New BiS debut and got people really excited and then had themselves a really cool debut live of their own and then … well.
While SiS is definitely in the running for a number of Best of 2016 categories, their life and death and GANG PARADEsurrection were still pretty great drama, so it’s fitting that this is happening:
See comments below for context and a fantastic joke, but it appears that Bug Me ultimately did decide that she didn’t want to be a part of this and, well.
This is fun and cool! SiS, aka all of the BiS auditioners who didn’t make the cut with the exception of two, are still definitely going to be a thing, and that thing is an official sister / rival group, and they’ve been teasing all kinds of fun stuff about their name (mostly) as their debut approaches:
As the BiS audition odyssey wrapped up, out came the news that the … “rejects” is such a harsh term, maybe “partial qualifiers” per the old NCAA rules? partial qualifiers weren’t going to be cast aside, but would be given the opportunity to join a new BiS sister group, to be known as SiS. A handful of the prospective members who weren’t emotionally destroyed after 72 hours of song, dance, running, poison food and a very unfortunate bikini contest were even introduced at New BiS’s debut live.
All of that auditions stuff happened, and BiS held their re-debut live last night. The world got an official introduction to the new members, and every idol content creator in the world got a gimme article for Labor Day.