One Rookie Girl Trio Gets an Unexpected Win: One music competition’s victory seems to have lost some of its lustrs over the years as viewers have begun to doubt the legitimacy of the show’s scoring system.
Many K-pop fans, in particular, have been complaining about the legitimacy of their favourite artists’ recent music competition victories. K-pop fans were left stunned last week after a rookie female trio won KBS’s “Music Bank,” sparking another of these discussions.
The results of this week’s “Music Bank” surprised viewers by going to CSR instead of the more established performer Younha. Even more so considering the rookie female trio scored a perfect 0 across the board for both digital and physical album sales and social media engagement.
While Younha only received 8 points, the rookie female group received 6,324 for the number of broadcast points. After seeing the outcomes, fans have taken to online communities to vent their frustration and explain why they no longer place value on these music show victories.
The South Korean music programme Music Bank airs on KBS2 every Friday at 17:00 KST. KBS World began broadcasting the show in more than a hundred countries in 2015. KBS New Wing Open Hall in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu is where the episodes are shot.
The show also coordinates the Music Bank World Tour, a series of concerts held all around the world. Top 10 Songs (10) premiered in 1981 and ran live on Fridays at 6:30 (KST) until 1998 before Music Bank took its place.
KBS’ music program ‘Music Bank’ faces backlash as one rookie girl group takes home an unexpected win https://t.co/whgmJvCA9Y
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Bravo New Generation filled the void for the first few months of 1998, but it was shortly replaced by Music Bank on June 18, 1998, due to low ratings. In late 2001, the chart system that had been in use since Top 10 Songs was altered to a request format in the wake of criticism.
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The show was originally shown live every week on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (KST), but in 2005 it was relocated to Sundays at 12:45 PM (KST) and switched to a taped format. With ratings plummeting, the show was forced to move back to its original time slot of Friday nights at 6:30 (KST) and to revert to its live format in September 2007. New, more organised charts based on many criteria have been introduced.
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