“Queendom 2” has concluded its second round and unveiled new rankings!
During the April 21 broadcast of Mnet’s idol contest show “Queendom 2,” VIVIZ, Kep1er, and Hyolyn brought the second-round cover battle to a close.
Last week, WJSN covered “Navillera” by GFRIEND (VIVIZ), which meant that VIVIZ had to perform one of WJSN’s songs. The trio chose “UNNATURAL,” preparing for a very daring performance that differed a bit from their usual concept. Eunha expressed concern about this, confessing, “When I first saw the draft video, I thought, ‘Do I really have to do this? Is this the reality?'”
After their performance, Eunha shed tears after making a mistake during the choreography part she focused on the most. She shared, “Since I know I’m not good at dancing, every time I feel like I’m missing it’s so upsetting.”
Watch VIVIZ’s cover of WJSN’s “UNNATURAL” below!
The fifth performer was Kep1er, who was assigned to cover Brave Girls. Since the groups to cover were chosen by ranking, Kep1er and Brave Girls automatically played against each other after they were not chosen by the first two teams.
Kim Da Yeon commented, “What is worrying is that [Brave Girls] have a lot of songs with a very mature vibe. We are all young. How many babies do we have? referring to the many underage members of Kep1er.
While deciding which Brave Girls song to perform, Kep1er called Brave Girls directly to ask for advice and to inquire about their song “We Ride.”
Eventually, Kep1er settled on the Brave Girls’ “Pool Party” as well as their hit “Rollin'”. Their thrilling performance was met with praise, with Brave Girls’ Minyoung sharing, “It was a performance I watched with pleasure because they showcased a color that we cannot exude.”
On the other hand, the members of Kep1er expressed their disappointment and shed tears over Kim Da Yeon falling off the stage during their performance. Rather than focusing on her injuries, Kim Da Yeon shared that she felt more responsible for making a mistake. Choi Yu Jin also explained that she couldn’t finish her choreography properly because the bubbles had formed on her shoe, and she tearfully commented, “We all prepared very diligently, but I did. a mistake.”
Watch Kep1er’s “Pool Party (Rollin’ Right Now)” performance here!
Last to take the stage was last week’s champion Hyolyn, who chose to cover a LOONA song. Before her performance, Hyolyn shared, “Fortunately, I received the first place for Round 1, but since I was the first, I was in so much trouble because of the pressure that I had to show a much better performance in Round 2.”
Since she chose to cover LOONA, that meant Hyolyn had to be in charge of a performance originally intended for 12 members. She opted for a catwoman concept and explained, “Although the catwoman is not a villain, she has a villain vibe. I want to express the message of the song in a bold and mean way.
After her jaw-dropping performance, WJSN’s Eunseo said, “I’m so sorry, but [Hyolyn] is the first place.
Check out Hyolyn’s cover of LOONA’s “So What” here!
After the six Round 2 performances, the new rankings were calculated and announced. The first to be announced were the group’s self-assessments, where they chose which team ranked above them and which team ranked below them.
WJSN placed Hyolyn above them and LOONA below them, with Exy explaining, “All the team performances were so good, but if I have to nitpick, [LOONA’s] the performance was one without any outstanding points.
Although LOONA didn’t choose a team above them, they chose Kep1er as the team ranking below. Yves shared, “Their props, concept, and performance composition all sounded like us. From an audience perspective, we thought our story was a little easier to follow and we think we did a little better.
Kep1er, Brave Girls, Hyolyn, and VIVIZ did not rank a team above them, but Kep1er and Brave Girls both ranked WJSN below them. Hyolyn and VIVIZ chose Brave Girls as the team ranking below them, with Hyolyn commenting “I wanted to see Brave Girls’ unique color and charm today, but I couldn’t see it.”
For the second round in a row, Hyolyn took first place for the new global vote, earning a perfect score of 3000 points. She was followed by LOONA, VIVIZ, WJSN, Kep1er and Brave Girls.
Finally, the results of the live audience vote were revealed. Due to its high stakes, voting in this category could easily change the final standings.
Following the final round 2 calculations, Hyolyn again took first place with 10,000 points. LOONA (6,432), followed by WJSN (5,397), VIVIZ (4,433), Kep1er (4,031) and Brave Girls (2,961).
“Queendom 2” airs Thursdays at 9:20 p.m. KST and is available for worldwide live streaming on Mnet’s YouTube channel.
Watch last week’s episode here!
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