Mnet “KINGDOM: LEGENDARY WAR” has released a part of the stage of the first round of the third competition, which will be held in two rounds.
On the 13th, “KINGDOM” announced, “In the first round of the third competition, three groups will be divided into rap, dance, and vocal units as one team and will perform team battles.
In the preview video released prior to the broadcast, the units participating in the first round were shown: BTOB, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ were united in a team called “Mayfly. The rap unit consisted of BTOB’s Minhyuk, Stray Kids’ Bang Chan and Han, and ATEEZ’s Kim Hongjoong. The dance unit consisted of BTOB’s Peniel, Stray Kids’ Lee Know, Felix, and I.N, and ATEEZ’s Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, SAN, and Wooyoung. The vocal unit consisted of BTOB’s Eunkwang, Stray Kids’ Seungmin, and ATEEZ’s Jongho.
iKON, SF9, and THE BOYZ joined forces to form the team “It’s One,” which consisted of iKON’s BOBBY, SF9’s Hwiyoung, and THE BOYZ’s Sunwoo to form the rap unit. In the dance unit, iKON’s Donghyuk and Ju-ne, SF9’s Inseong and Jaeyoon, and THE BOYZ’s Sangyeon and New are working together.
In this way, the six boy groups have formed an unprecedented unit that transcends the boundaries of groups through “KINGDOM” and is attracting the attention of fans. Not only that, but through this competition, they are going to create their own new songs and cover Girls’ Generation Taeyeon’s “Spark” and IU’s “Love Poem” to show off their new charms specialized for their respective positions.
On the same day, there will also be a “one-day special judge” who will decide the winner of the first round. There will be a total of 33 judges, ranging from senior and junior idols to K-POP, popular culture experts and top producers, including SUPER JUNIOR’s Shindong and Donghae, who have led the Hallyu boom, and world-renowned choreographer Leah Kim. There is also a lot of interest in what kind of evaluation they will give.