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Kingdom (킹덤; or Kingdom : Legendary War[1]) is a reality survival show that airs on Mnet every Thursday at 7:50 p.m. KST starting from April 1, 2021.[2] It was supposed to broadcast in the second half of 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.[3]

Kingdom is a sequel to Queendom and will puts male teams head-to-head in a comeback battle. Unlike Queendom, Kingdom had a preliminary season, Road to Kingdom, in which seven male groups competed for a spot in the final lineup of Kingdom.

An introduction stage was streamed live on YouTube on February 23 at 8 p.m. KST. Voting took place on the Whosfan mobile application.[4]

MCs

Cast

Points breakdown & rules

The overall final ranking of the show is based on the following criteria:

  1. Self-evaluation points (25%)
  2. Experts' voting (25%)
  3. Global voting (40%)
  4. Performance video view count (10%)

Introduction stage - 100 Seconds Performances

The six boy groups will each perform one of their hit songs (that have won 1st place in a music show) for a 100-second performance that will best express themselves.

  • Except for the final performing boy group, which is decided by prior voting by the groups themselves of who they expect will win first place in this introductory stage. The first performing boy group is decided by the latter boy group who will themselves be performing last. After the first boy group has performed, they will decide on the second performing boy group, and the second boy group that has performed will then decide on the third performing boy group. The process goes on until the final boy group and all performances have been completed.
  • The introduction performances will be streamed live through Mnet's YouTube channel on February 23, 2021. Voting via the Whosfan app for the round started after the live stream (from 20:15 (KST)) and closed on February 27, 2021 at 23:59 (KST). Viewers will vote for their top 3 performances.
  • The winning boy group for this round will get 1,000 points, plus the benefit of arranging the cue sheet for the next round of performances.

Round 1 - To the World

The six boy groups each perform one (or two) of their representative hit songs, which are rearranged and different from their usual stages of the song.

  • Voting via the Whosfan app for the round started from April 15 at 22:00 (KST) and closed on April 18 at 23:59 (KST). Viewers will vote for their top 3 performances.
  • Experts' votes come from 30 professional judges, and each judge will have 3 votes to cast.
  • For self-evaluation, each boy group will hold 3 votes, and will vote for other boy groups other than their own group.
  • The winning boy group for this round will get 20,000 points.

Round 2 - RE-BORN

The six boy groups will exchange songs, perform and rearrange them into a different style.

  • Voting via the Whosfan app for the round started from April 29 at 22:00 (KST) and closes on May 2 at 23:59 (KST). Viewers will vote for their top 3 performances.
  • Views will only be counted for the first three days after the full versions of performances are released on Mnet's official YouTube channel.


Round 3 - No Limit

The premise of "No Limit" is that there are no restrictions for the performances in this round. A total of 40,000 points will be awarded in this round.

  • This round will be divided into two parts. The first parts involves the six individual groups being sorted into two larger teams (selected by ATEEZ, the highest scoring team in the previous round in terms of the total points in experts' votes plus self-evaluation). Each large team then divides its members into three smaller units - a dance unit, a vocal unit, and a rap unit, based on each individual idol's specialty. The corresponding units in each group will go against each other over three rounds - dance, vocal, and rap. The winning group in each of the three rounds will earn 5,000 points, which will be evenly distributed. The awarding of points is solely based on which group won each round. A total of 15,000 points are up for grabs.
  • The second part will be back in individual groups, with a total of 25,000 points to be distributed, in the same way as the other rounds. However, for the idol group's self-evaluations, each group can only vote for two teams, instead of three in previous rounds.


Final round - Who Is The King

The six boy groups will each perform a newly produced song live on the final episode. The new songs will be released digitally on May 28, 2021 at 12:00 (KST).

  • Voting for this round includes live text votes for voters living in South Korea, and through Whosfan app for overseas fans.
  • Digitals rankings will be determined via Gaon Music Chart for South Korea, and via Apple Music for overseas, from the time of release to June 1, 2021.

Rounds

Introduction stage - 100 Seconds performance (Episode 1)
Order Artist Performance name Global votes Ranking Points
1 ATEEZ Wave: Overture 504,215 5th 0.000
2 BTOB Beautiful Pain (Choir ver.) 540,215 3rd 0.000
3 SF9 Good Guy (The Glory) 533,458 4th 0.000
4 Stray Kids Miroh 690,971 1st 1,000.000
5 THE BOYZ The Stealer (Epic ver.) 573,026 2nd 0.000
6 iKON Rhythm Ta (Kingdom ver.) 489,971 6th 0.000

Notes: The performances were aired via live stream on February 23, 2021, through Mnet's YouTube channel. Voting period was from February 23 to 27, and the results were announced during the first episode on April 1, 2021 for groups ranked 3 to 5. The groups ranked 1, 2, and 6 were revealed during the second episode on April 8, 2021.

Round 1 - To The World (Episodes 2 & 3)
Order Artist Performance name Experts' vote Self-evaluation points YouTube views Global voting Total points
1 THE BOYZ No Air (A Song of Ice and Fire) 3: 1,000.000 4: 833.333 TBA TBA 3: 3,142.066
2 iKON Love Scenario & Killing Me (Kingdom ver.) 5: 333.333 5: 555.556 TBA TBA 5: 2,747,719
3 BTOB Missing You (Theatre ver.) 5: 333.333 2: 1,111.111 TBA TBA 4: 2,969.431
4 Stray Kids Jasin (Oneself 'Ja', Ghost 'Sin') 2: 1,333.333 2: 1,111.111 TBA TBA 1: 4,679.776
5 ATEEZ Symphony No.9 (From the Wonderland) 1: 1,555.556 1: 1,388.889 TBA TBA 2: 4,418.537
6 SF9 Jealous 4: 444.444 6: 0.000 TBA TBA 6: 2,042.471
Round 2 - RE-BORN (Episodes 4 & 5)
Order Artist Performance name Original artist Experts' vote Self-evaluation points YouTube views Global voting Total points
1 SF9 The Stealer (The Scene) THE BOYZ 4: 748.126 1: 1,388.889 6: 144.425 5: 1,213.682 3rd: 3,494.122
2 THE BOYZ O Sole Mio (The Red Wedding) SF9 2: 919.540 6: 0.000 4: 291.483 2: 1,323.199 6th: 2,534.222
3 iKON Inception (iKON ver.) ATEEZ 3: 862.069 3: 833.333 2: 403.639 4: 1,280.600 5th: 3,379.641
4 ATEEZ Rhythm Ta (The Awakening of Summer) iKON 1: 1,321.839 3: 833.333 3: 305.001 6: 1,146.890 1st: 3,607.063
5 BTOB Back Door Stray Kids 5: 632.184 1: 1,388.889 5: 284.497 3: 1,293.133 2nd: 3,598,703
6 Stray Kids Pray (I'll Be Your Man) (Stray Kids ver.) BTOB 6: 517.241 5: 555.556 1: 570.954 1: 1,742.497 4th: 3,386.248
Round 3 "No Limit" (Part 1) - Unit Round (Episodes 7 & 8)
Order Unit Artist Performance name Special judges' votes Total points Ranking
1 It's One (Rap) Bobby (iKON)
Sunwoo (THE BOYZ)
Hwiyoung (SF9)
Full DaSH 10 0.000 2nd
2 Mayfly (Rap) Hongjoong (ATEEZ)
Bang Chan, Changbin, Han (Stray Kids)
Minhyuk (BTOB)
Colours 23 5,000.000 1st
3 It's One (Dance) Donghyuk (iKON)
Juyeon (THE BOYZ)
Taeyang (SF9)
King and Queen 11 0.000 2nd
4 Mayfly (Dance) Lee Know, Felix, I.N (Stray Kids)
Wooyoung, San, Yunho, Yeosang, Seonghwa (ATEEZ)
Peniel (BTOB)
Wolf 22 5,000.000 1st
5 It's One (Vocal) Sangyeon, New (THE BOYZ)
Inseong, Jaeyoon (SF9)
Ju-ne, Jinhwan (iKON)
Spark 0 0.000 2nd
6 Mayfly (Vocal) Jongho (ATEEZ)
Eunkwang (BTOB)
Seungmin (Stray Kids)
Love Poem 33 5,000.000 1st
Round 3 "No Limit" (Part 2) (Episodes 8 & 9)
Order Artist Song Experts' vote Self-Evaluation points YouTube views Global voting Total points Notes
1 iKON Classy Savage 5: 462.96 3: 1,041.67 TBA TBA 5: 1,504.63 Featuring Lisa of BLACKPINK
2 Stray Kids God's Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du 1: 2,083.33 5: 1,041.67 TBA TBA 2: 3,125.00
3 BTOB Blue Moon (Cinema Ver) 4: 578.70 1: 1,1562.50 TBA TBA 3: 2,141.20 Special Guest: Miyeon of (G)I-DLE
4 ATEEZ Answer: Ode To Joy 5: 462.96 6: 0.000 TBA TBA 6: 462.96 Featuring La Poem
5 SF9 Move 2: 1851.85 2: 1,562.50 TBA TBA 1: 3,414.35
6 THE BOYZ Monster (Stormborn) 3: 810.19 3: 1,041.67 TBA TBA 4: 1,851.85

Notes: The unit performances were evaluated by a total of 33 special judges who voted on-site to decide which unit won each round (rap, dance and vocal). The special judges include the SUPER JUNIOR members Shindong & Donghae, producer and CEO of Brand New Music Rhymer, idol hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger, music critic Kim Youngdae, production team MonoTree, choreographer Lia Kim and idol group members of BDC, Weeekly, TRI.BE and MIRAE.

Round 3 - Final results
Rank Artist Total points
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Finale live comeback stages "Who Is The King" (Episode 10)
Order Artist Song Ranking (Digitals)
1 iKON "At Ease" (열중쉬어)
2 THE BOYZ "Kingdom Come"
3 ATEEZ "The Real" (멋)
4 SF9 "Believer" (숨)
5 Stray Kids "Wolfgang"
6 BTOB "Show And Prove" (피날레)
Points summary
Rank Artist Introduction stage points Round 1 points Round 2 points Round 3 (Part 1) points Round 3 (Part 2) points Final round points Total points
1st Stray Kids 1: 1,000.000 1: 4,679.776 4: 3,386.248
2nd ATEEZ 5: 0.000 2: 4,418.537 1: 3,607.063
3rd BTOB 3: 0.000 4: 2,969.431 2: 3,598.703
4th iKON 6: 0.000 5: 2,747,719 5: 3,279.641
5th THE BOYZ 2: 0.000 3: 3,142.066 6: 2,534.222
6th SF9 4: 0.000 6: 2,042.471 3: 2,494.122

Discography

Digital EPs

Digital singles

  • "Kingdom - Re-Born Part. 1" (2021)

Gallery

Posters

Trivia

References

Official links

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