YG’s 11 Contestants Unveiled for ‘WIN: Who Is Next’
By Staff Writer | August 21, 2013 09:26 AM EDT
All 11 contestants competing to become YG's new boy group have been revealed.
At the "WIN: Who Is Next" press conference held on August 20 at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul, YG Entertainment's Yang Hyun Suk revealed all 11 contestants that will be competing to become YG's new boy group.
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The contestants secreted an aura of strong charisma, just as was seen in the dance practice videos that were revealed on YG's official blog.
The contestants are split into two groups, with 5 members in Team A and 6 members in Team B.
Team A is made up of "Superstar K4" contestant Kang Seung Yoon, "Kpop Star" contestant Lee Seung Hoon, talented rapper Song Min Ho, senior trainee Kim Jin Woo, and G-Dragon look-alike Nam Tae Hyun.
Team B includes MC Mong's "Indian Boy" 12-year old child rapper B.I., "Kpop Star" contestant Koo Jun Hoe, vocalist Kim Jin Hwan, mood-maker Bobby, sweet voice Song Yun Hyeong, and student body president Kim Dong Hyuk.
At the press conference, Yang Hyun Suk raised expectations for the show by saying, "Team A has Kang Seung Yoon and Lee Seung Hoon, whereas Team B has B.I, who could be the next G-Dragon."
All 11 members came out strutting and showing off their individual personalities. On the show "WIN," each one of the contestants will be expected to complete a variety of missions and show off their talents. The winning team will ultimately be chosen by the viewers. The viewers are very interested to see who will be following in the footsteps of Big Bang. "WIN" will air its first showing on September 17 via STAR TV cable channel V and FOX cable channel M in over 10 Asian countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Maldives, and Macau.
Not only that, the show will also be available on China's biggest video site Youku, and is currently in the process of being made available to 188 countries overseas through Arirang TV. Arirang TV will also have subtitles made available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and various other languages.
There will be a total of 3 battles in episodes 1 to 10 on "WIN," and YG Entertainment's Yang Hyun Suk, as well as other YG artists and producers will appear as special guests to advise and help contestants in their battles. An online voting poll will be made available after the first official battle, and the final episode will be aired live to include a live voting poll. The first episode is scheduled to air on August 23.
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