Show Champion

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Show Champion
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Genre Music, Entertainment
Presented by Jaehyun and Doyoung (SM Rookies)
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 134 (as of March 11, 2015)
Running time 90 minutes
Original channel MBC Music
Picture format 1080i
Original release February 14, 2012 – present
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Show Champion (Korean: 쇼 챔피언) is a South Korean music television program that broadcasts live every Wednesday 6:00 PM KST at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan by MBC Music. It is hosted by Do Young and Jaehyun and various guest MCs.[1]


The program aims the emcees, artists, and even the audience to be one in selecting “the champion” of music industry. It will also provide the most popular song, the hottest issue, and the best rookie of the week. The show has two different sets for singing and interviewing to combine characteristics of a variety show and a music program. In 2013, the show′s producers decided that the weekly music show would switch from pre-recorded format to a live show format, new changes to the show will begin to take effect starting on January 30.[2]


Guest MCs[edit]

Former MCs[edit]

  • Kim Shin-young (February 14, 2012 – December 25, 2012)
  • Shindong (February 14, 2012 – December 25, 2012)
  • Kim Kyung Jin - Hot Issue Announcer (February 14, 2012 – December 25, 2012)
  • Ham Eunjung (January 30, 2013 – August 28, 2013)
  • Amber (January 30, 2013 – December 18, 2013)
  • Kangin (January 8, 2014 – December 31, 2014)

Chart Point System[edit]

Show Champion selects top 10 of the week and choose the chart winner by combining the following:[4]

  • 45% Digital Sales (Melon)
  • 10% Physical Sales (Hanteo)
  • 15% Ranking from Netizens
  • 15% Ranking from Professionals in Music Industry
  • 15% Points on MBC Music Broadcast

The song at the top chart earn the title “Champion Song”. On the other hand, the star with the hottest issue named as “Issue Champion”, while the best rookie called, “Rookie Champion”. The feature “Rookie Survival” draws particular attention because audience will get to give scores during the live broadcast.[5]

On September 4, 2012 the program was reorganized and the chart ranking system was abolished.

In 2013, the show underwent another reorganization, which resulted in the resurrection of the "Champion Song" ranking system with new criteria starting from January 30.

  • 50% Digital Sales (streaming + downloads)
  • 15% Online Voting (MelOn)
  • 20% Physical Sales (Hanteo)
  • 15% Ranking from Professionals & Expert Judges (MBC Music)

Champion Song Winners[edit]





Achievements by artists[edit]

List of most Champion Song winners[edit]

Rank Artist Count Debut
1st EXO 8 2012
SHINee 2008
2nd 4Minute 7 2009
3rd Super Junior 5 2005
4th Shinhwa 4 1998
KARA 2007
f(x) 2009
B1A4 2011
5th K.Will 3 2007
Beast 2009
VIXX 2012
Ailee 2012

List of longest consecutive Champion Song winners[edit]

Rank Artist Song Count Year
1st SHINee Dream Girl 4 2013
2nd Girls' Generation-TTS Twinkle 3 2012
Super Junior Sexy, Free & Single
CNBLUE I'm Sorry 2013
4Minute What's Your Name?
EXO Growl
B1A4 Lonely 2014
EXO Call Me Baby 2015

International broadcast[edit]

Similar programs[edit]

See also[edit]


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