Team A have come from being the underdog to the dark horse as they have won the second battle of three rounds on “WIN”! As the battles have two sides, judges votes and audience votes, Team A have successfully beat Team B with both.
After losing last round’s judging (a panel that consisted of 2NE1 and Big Bang), Team A surprised everyone when they won over viewers with 51.37% of the vote, beating Team B by a mere 2%. Round 2 (which started from Episode 7 and continued into Episode 8) consisted of three parts: Cover song, Dance and Original song. Team B beat Team A with the first two parts but Team A successfully won over judges Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Hyun Do and JYP with their original song, “Smile Again” and wowed CEO Yang Hyuk Suk who was moved to the point of wanting to promote it. They scored a come-from-behind victory, and their second win in the entire competition.
Team A had all the odds stacked up against them as they were literally under new management with new leader Kang Seungyoon, after Minho’s leg injury. This put them in a tough spot for their dance routine. But cleverly, Minho was utilized during the dance performance by beat-boxing, a secret card the team pulled out for their dance to Jay-Z’s “D.O.A” and G-Dragon’s “MichiGo”, although not impressing quite as well with their performance of Tamia’s “Officially Missing You”. Team B had the upper-hand with their cover of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and their dance to Jay-Z’s “Picasso” mixed with Kanye West’s “Digger” and “Touch The Sky” But it all came down to their original song, “Winnin'” that just wasn’t strong enough.
Which makes us think, have you ever noticed that when the teams even make a mention of the word “Win”, they lose? (Flashback: Episode 2, Seungyoon painted hats for Tea A with “WIN” on the brim, and they lost.) Regardless, one battle remains, and one voting round is left to determine who will debut and be the next big boy group. Team B is yet to win over viewers’ vote and for the first time ever in the competition, they’re in a tough spot. Do not miss out on your chance to vote for the ‘WINNER’ October 25th.
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