The last episode of MIX&MATCH will air tonight at 11pm KST on Mnet. The episode will feature audience polling and the reveal of the resultant members of YG Entertainment’s newest group, iKON.
Earlier today at 10am, YG posted on their official blog, “Vote for the 4 members that will make up iKON! The new group iKON will be decided with this last vote.” Along with this announcement, YG posted a picture, inviting the support of the viewers, consisting of the last 6 contestants—Go Jun Hoe, Song Yoon Hyung, Kim Dong Hyuk, Jung Jin Hyung, Jung Chan Wu, and Yang Hong Suk—along with each of their respective numbers. Having already been chosen, B.I, BOBBY and Kim Jin Hwan, were not pictured among the contestants.
The polling time will begin on October 30th from 11pm to midnight on the 31st. Voters may vote through text messaging, Facebook, and the mobile app Line. Voters may vote for 4 members out of the 6 contestants and are prohibited from voting for the same contestant twice.
On that day, the final match that was held on October 22nd will be revealed. A total of 9 contestants, including the already chosen B.I, BOBBY and Kim Jin Hwan, competed in 3 categories—freestyle, songwriting, and dance.
For the 2nd round of the contest: songwriting, the 3 established members (B.I, BOBBY and Kim Jin Hwan), and the first team (Song Yoon Hyun, Jung Chan Wu, and Jung Jin Hyung), will be showing off a lovely and romantic song. The second team (Gu Jun Hoe, Yang Hong Suk, Kim Dong Hyuk) and the 3 established members (B.I, BOBBY and Kim Jin Hwan) will follow with a performance of a powerful and determined song. Anticipation rises as we speculate whether the vocally centered song of the first team, whose original strength was in their powerful performance, will be more loved or the energetic hip-hop style song of the second team will be more favored.
On this day of final battle, YG’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, and many members of the YG family, such as G-Dragon, Taeyang, Epik High, Sandara Park, CL, Minzy, Lee Hi, Akdong Musician, Daesung, and Yoo In-Na will attend. The boy group WINNER will make a surprise appearance and collaborate on a special performance with B.I, BOBBY and Kim Jin Hwan.
The 9 contestants have been working hard for their debut since last April up until this October, for 180 days. The final match, which will determine the last members of iKON, is creating much excitement and expectancy.
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