iKON, BTOB, Stray Kids, & More: Mnet's 'Kingdom' Participants to Perform Special Stages This Week

Mnet's upcoming boy group survival show "Kingdom: Legendary War" is only more than two weeks away from its official premiere. The six competing groups: The Boyz, ATEEZ, Stray Kids, iKON, BTOB, and SF9 have been attending rounds of filming for the program in the previous weeks. But prior to the show's official start, these six K-pop boy bands will be treating fans to spectacular performances this week!

About Mnet's "Kingdom"

 "Kingdom" is the male counterpart of Mnet's previous competition show "Queendom," which featured female artists such as Park Bom, MAMAMOO, AOA, Lovelyz, (G)I-DLE, and Oh My Girl. The Boyz, who finished first place on the preliminary show "Road to Kingdom" will be participating in "Kingdom" together with five other boy groups, ATEEZ, Stray Kids, BTOB, iKON, and SF9. TVXQ will serve as the show's host.

Only four members of BTOB (Eunkwang, Changsub, Minhyuk, and Peniel) will be taking part in the survival show as their two other members, Sungjae and Hyunsik, are currently inactive in the entertainment industry due to their ongoing military service.

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Moreover, Stray Kids will only have seven members participating in the program since Hyunjin, who was recently involved in a school bullying controversy, is taking a break from his activities at the moment.

iKON, BTOB, Stray Kids and More Will Perform Special Stages on Mnet's "Kingdom"

On March 16, Mnet took to Twitter to share the performance posters of all of six competing boy groups, raising the excitement of the bands' fandoms. Each poster features shots of the group's first performances and presents slogans that represent them. Their slogans read: ATEEZ - "8 Makes 1 King," BTOB - "Dreamers don't die," iKON- "iKON is Coming to Town," SF9 - "Dive into Your Heart," The Boyz - "Welcome to our Kingdom," and Stray Kids - "Imprint those flavors on your palate!"

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In addition to the performance posters of Mnet's "Kingdom" participants is the announcement of special stages that will be revealed via this week's "M Countdown." The production team of the survival show commented, "Spectacular performances have been prepared by members representing each group, so please show lots of support and interest."

The special stages by iKON, The Boyz, ATEEZ, Stray Kids, SF9, and BTOB will be broadcast on the March 18 episode of "M Countdown" at 6 p.m. KST, and the first episode of Mnet's "Kingdom" will air on April 1 at 7:50 p.m. KST.

Mnet's "Kingdom" Participants Perform 100-Second Introduction Stages

Ahead of the special stages, the six competing groups of Mnet's "Kingdom" have already showcased their potential to be the "King" through a 100-second introduction stage, which took place on Feb. 23 and was aired via live stream on Mnet's YouTube channel.

The songs the boy groups performed are their previous releases, which they believe will best express themselves - ATEEZ's "Wave: Overturned," BTOB's "Beautiful Pain (choir version)," SF9's "Good Guy (The Glory I)," Stray Kids' "Miroh," The Boyz's "The Stealer (epic version)," and iKON's "Rhythm Ta (kingdom version)."

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Following the introduction stages, voting was held from Feb. 23 to 25, and the results will be announced during the April 1 episode.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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