Idol School has released a statement regarding the sudden announcement that the lowest-ranking students will be eliminated from the school.
On July 21, Mnets Idol School said, The elimination wasnt decided on a limb. It was planned from the beginning. They added, The eight lowest ranking students will be eliminated on the fourth week. There will be more students eliminated in the future.
On the July 20 broadcast of Idol School, the 40 students of the school were informed for the first time that the eight lowest ranking students will be eliminated in the fourth week. As this was the first time that this rule was introduced, it earned criticism from the viewers, especially as the show had said from the beginning that it wasnt focused on survival, but on growth.