Since Mnet and HYBE announced last month that they’re officially accepting applications for I-LAND 2—the female version of the reality show that created ENHYPEN last year—aspiring idols have been flocking to YouTube to share their audition videos. Alongside the top 10 viral auditions with hundreds of thousands of views, these hopefuls are also rapidly attracting attention.
19-year-old Jennifer from Indonesia reached 245,000 views in nine days with her rap cover of “Good Life” by G-Eazy and Kehlani.
19-year-old Marlyn from the Philippines reached 165,000 views in six days with her dance cover of ITZY‘s “LOCO.”
Mai from the United States reached 150,000 views in 10 days with her dance to Nicki Minaj’s verse in “Hey Mama,” choreographed by Street Woman Fighter‘s NOZE.
18-year-old Jehramae from the Philippines reached 155,000 views in seven days with her vocal cover of IU‘s “My Sea.” Another of her audition videos also went viral earlier this year.
14-year-old Korean American Michelle reached 145,000 views in 11 days with her vocal cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “The Rose Song” and her dance cover of BLACKPINK‘s “How You Like That.”
17-year-old Abigail from the Philippines reached 140,000 views in 10 days with her dance cover of TWICE‘s “I Can’t Stop Me.”
16-year-old Cyntia from Indonesia reached 140,000 views in nine days with her dance covers of “Hey Mama” and ITZY’s “Wannabe.”
20-year-old Febby from Indonesia reached 140,000 views in nine days with her vocal covers of IU‘s “The Sea of a Kid & I” and Kaleb J’s “It’s Only Me.”
Liny from South Korea reached 120,000 views in four days with her dance cover of Cardi B’s “Press.”
Last but certainly not least, Sydney reached 100,000 views in eight days with her vocal cover of Sia’s “Titanium.”