The competitors has begun to warmth up on “Queendom 2”!
On the April 7 broadcast of Mnet’s idol competitors present “Queendom 2,” Kep1er, Brave Girls, and WJSN continued with Round 1 following VIVIZ and Hyolyn’s performances last week. Following all of the performances, the Round 1 outcomes have been revealed.
Last week, VIVIZ and Hyolyn kicked off Round 1 of competitors the place they each carried out their most consultant tracks. Although LOONA was slated to carry out too, the group sat out filming after 11 of 12 members tested positive for COVID-19.
As Kep1er solely simply made their debut earlier this 12 months, the group revealed that this was their first-ever efficiency in entrance of an viewers. During their efficiency preparations, Kep1er seemed up responses to the lineup announcement of “Queendom 2.” Since Kep1er was shaped on Mnet’s survival program “Girls Planet 999,” some viewers confirmed concern that Mnet had included them within the “Queendom 2” lineup to assist promote them.
Mashiro commented, “I did predict that there’d be talk about our casting.” Choi Yu Jin added, “This is something where no matter how much we say that’s not true, it won’t work.” Responding to the members’ issues, the producers additionally revealed that they nervous loads about casting Kep1er.
The group continued, “We can’t just do well. We have to do better than others.” Kim Da Yeon shared, “If we don’t do well in the first round, it’ll seem like we’ve come out [on the program] because we’re ‘Mnet’s daughters.’ We want to put in all our effort and show that we’re a group that’s come out because we’re skilled.”
Despite their struggles all through rehearsals, Kep1er placed on a strong and energetic efficiency of their debut monitor “WA DA DA.”
Up subsequent was Brave Girls, who expressed disappointment that not one of the different teams had chosen them as their rivals. Yuna commented, “I think it’s because we haven’t shown them anything yet.”
For their most consultant monitor, Brave Girls needed to decide on one thing that wasn’t as apparent as their hit tune “Rollin’.” However, on account of “Rollin’” inevitably being their most well-known tune, Minyoung shared, “I do think we have to do ‘Rollin’,’ but I want to show a bit of a different image.”
The group talked about wanting to emphasise efficiency and dance as Yuna added, “When you look at comments, they’re all like, ‘Aren’t Brave Girls all in their 30s?’ I want to break that stereotype.”
Watch Brave Girls’ efficiency of “Chi Mat Ba Ram” and “Rollin’” right here!
During WJSN’s preparations, the group talked about not notably having in style songs among the many public, regardless of being well-known as a gaggle. SeolA commented, “We’re not super successful idols that have won No. 1 on music shows for consecutive weeks or have representative songs. It’s frustrating to always be in the middle. I want to break that.”
The group determined to carry out “As You Wish,” their tune that takes over music charts as folks ring within the new 12 months. However, only a week earlier than competitors day, member Eunseo was recognized with COVID-19. Instead of leaving her out of the efficiency, chief Exy commented, “The picture that Eunseo has is so big, so we can’t do it without her.”
Watch WJSN’s efficiency right here!
Following WJSN’s efficiency, the group broke out into tears from the unlucky mishap on stage. While they’d deliberate an extravagant efficiency with an hourglass, the prop shattered on stage initially. Not solely have been they unable to correctly execute particular strikes they’d deliberate with the hourglass, the stage had additionally turn out to be slippery due to all of the sand that had fallen out from the damaged prop.
After the 5 performances, the stay viewers started voting for his or her two favourite performances. Later, the teams additionally did self-evaluations and selected the teams that have been one rank above and one rank under them. The winner of Round 1 would then be decided utilizing stay viewers votes, world viewers votes, and self-evaluation scores.
For the workforce under them, VIVIZ selected WJSN, who selected Kep1er. Hyolyn, Kep1er, and Brave Girls all selected VIVIZ because the group rating under them, surprising the group.
Next, the worldwide vote rating was revealed. In first place was Hyolyn, adopted by WJSN, VIVIZ, Kep1er, then Brave Girls.
Winning the viewers vote, world vote, and self-evaluation, Hyolyn topped the rankings for Round 1. WJSN positioned second, VIVIZ third, Kep1er fourth, and Brave Girls fifth. As they may not take part within the spherical, LOONA mechanically positioned sixth, however their efficiency of “PTT (Paint the Town)” was belatedly revealed.
At the top of the episode, the subsequent mission for Round 2 was revealed to be a “Cover Competition,” the place every group should interpret one other artist’s tune in their very own manner. In the order of their Round 1 rankings, the rivals selected which workforce they needed to cowl. Hyolyn picked LOONA, shocking the opposite teams who additionally needed to decide on them. On the opposite hand, WJSN selected VIVIZ, leaving Brave Girls and Kep1er to swap with one another.
The subsequent episode of “Queendom 2” airs on April 14 at 9:20 p.m. KST.
Catch up with final week’s premiere episode right here!
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