K-pop Star 2

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K-pop Star 2
Broadcast from November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18) – April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)
Judges BoA
Park Jin-young
Yang Hyun-suk
Host(s) Yoon Do-hyun
Boom
Broadcaster SBS
Winner
Akdong Musician
Origin Uijeongbu
Runner-up
Bang Ye-dam
Chronology

The second season of the South Korean reality television competition show K-pop Star premiered on SBS on November 18, 2012, airing Sunday evenings at 4:55 pm KST as part of the Good Sunday lineup. Yoon Do-hyun returned as host and narrator, and Boom returned as live host. Yang Hyun-suk, Park Jin-young, and BoA returned as judges.[1] The season ended on April 6, 2013, with Akdong Musician crowned as winner and chose to sign with YG Entertainment.[2]

Contestants from the Top 10 of Season 2 returned for a special Dream Stage - Best of the Best episode on April 14, 2013, competing with contestants of Season 1 for the title of Overall Champion.[3]

Process[edit]

  • Audition applications + Preliminary auditions (June - October 2012)
  • First round: Talent Audition - Check for talents and skills (Airdate: November 18 - December 2, 2012)
  • Second round: Ranking Audition - Audition and ranking by judges (Airdate: December 9–23, 2012)
  • Third round: Casting Audition - Being cast by one of three companies for a two-week training session (Airdate: December 30, 2012 - January 20, 2013)
  • Fourth round: Battle Audition - Competing for a spot in the Top 10 to advance to the live competition (Airdate: January 27 - February 10, 2013)
  • Fifth round: Stage Audition - Judges decide and viewers vote during live competition to decide the final winner (Airdate: February 17 - April 7, 2013)

Judges[edit]

  • Yang Hyun-suk : YG Entertainment CEO, producer, singer
  • Park Jin-young : JYP Entertainment Executive producer, singer, songwriter
  • BoA : SM Entertainment singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer

Top 10[edit]

  • Akdong Musician : Winner, debuted as duo AKMU under YG Entertainment[4]
  • Bang Ye-dam : Born 2002, from Seoul, Runner-up, signed under YG Entertainment[4]
  • Andrew Choi : Born 1980, from Seoul, eliminated March 31, 2013 (6th Live), debuted as soloist under Iconic Sounds[5]
  • 2,000 Won : eliminated March 24, 2013 (5th Live), debuted as duo under Reve Entertainment
  • Raccoon Boys : eliminated March 17, 2013 (4th Live)
  • Shin Ji-hoon : Born 1998, eliminated March 10, 2013 (3rd Live), debuted as soloist under Cube Entertainment[6] and now under Starline Entertainment
  • YouU : eliminated March 3, 2013 (2nd Live)
  • Choi Ye-geun : Born 1997, from Pyeongtaek, eliminated March 3, 2013 (2nd Live), debuted as soloist under Reve Entertainment
  • Sung Su-jin : Born 1989, from Seoul, eliminated February 24, 2013 (1st Live), signed under Crazy Sound[10]
  • Lee Jin-woo : Born 1990, from United States, eliminated February 24, 2013 (1st Live), debuted as soloist JL

Round 5: Stage Auditions[edit]

  • For Rounds 1 to 3, the Top 10 competes 1:1 on the live stage with the results determined by the judges. One contestant from each group is chosen to proceed to the next round. As of Round 4, the Judges Score 70% and Viewers SMS Vote 30% are combined to eliminate the contestant with the lowest score.
  • For Rounds 1 to 3, the contestants not chosen will go through live SMS voting by viewers, where the top two contestants (top contestant only after Round 1) proceed to the next round. SMS voting is only allowed for contestants during that groups performance. As of Round 4, SMS voting is allowed throughout all performances.
  • Of the remaining contestants, the judges use a "Wild Card" to save one of them in Rounds 1 to 3.[11]
Episode
#
Group Order Name Song - Original Artist Judges Decision SMS Vote/
Wild Card
Result
SM YG JYP
Round 1: Dream Stage (February 17 & 24)
14 1 1 Lee Jin-woo 슬픔활용법 - Kim Bum-soo Choi Ye-geun Choi Ye-geun Choi Ye-geun - Eliminated
2 Choi Ye-geun Girls On Top - BoA N/A Top 8
2 3 YouU Ugly - 2NE1 YouU Sung Su-jin YouU N/A Top 8
4 Sung Su-jin So Sick - Ne-Yo - Eliminated
3 5 Akdong Musician 라면인건가 - Self-Written Song Andrew Choi Andrew Choi Akdong Musician 1st Top 8
6 Andrew Choi 그 XX - G-Dragon N/A Top 8
15 4 7 2,000 Won Elevator - Park Jin-young Bang Ye-dam Bang Ye-dam Bang Ye-dam Wild Card Top 8
8 Bang Ye-dam Black or White - Michael Jackson N/A Top 8
5 9 Shin Ji-hoon You're Not Alone - Michael Jackson Raccoon Boys Raccoon Boys Shin Ji-hoon 2nd Top 8
10 Raccoon Boys Love On Top - Beyoncé N/A Top 8
Round 2 (March 3)
16 1 1 Choi Ye-geun Price Tag - Jessie J Andrew Choi Andrew Choi Choi Ye-geun - Eliminated
2 Andrew Choi DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Usher N/A Top 6
2 3 YouU 난 여자가 있는데 - Park Jin-young Shin Ji-hoon Shin Ji-hoon Shin Ji-hoon - Eliminated
4 Shin Ji-hoon 편지 - Kim Kwang-jin N/A Top 6
3 5 Raccoon Boys Now - Fin.K.L Bang Ye-dam Bang Ye-dam Bang Ye-dam Wild Card Top 6
6 Bang Ye-dam Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder N/A Top 6
4 7 2,000 Won 나 혼자 - SISTAR Akdong Musician Akdong Musician 2,000 Won 1st Top 6
8 Akdong Musician Ring Ding Dong - SHINee N/A Top 6
Round 3 (March 10)
17 1 1 Andrew Choi 죽겠네 - 10cm Andrew Choi Andrew Choi Andrew Choi N/A Top 5
2 Raccoon Boys So Hot - Wonder Girls Wild Card Top 5
2 3 Shin Ji-hoon You Raise Me Up - Secret Garden Akdong Musician Akdong Musician Akdong Musician - Eliminated
4 Akdong Musician Crescendo - Self-Written Song N/A Top 5
3 5 2,000 Won 개구쟁이 - Sanulrim 2,000 Won Bang Ye-dam Bang Ye-dam 1st Top 5
6 Bang Ye-dam I Do - Rain N/A Top 5
Round 4: Casting Mission (March 17)
18 1 2,000 Won Lonely - 2NE1 89 87 85 - YG Casting
2 Bang Ye-dam When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton 93 95 98 - JYP Casting
3 Andrew Choi 잠 못드는 밤 비는 내리고 - Kim Gun-mo 93 90 90 - SM Casting
4 Raccoon Boys I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy 88 83 85 - Eliminated
5 Akdong Musician Officially Missing You - Tamia 94 95 98 - SM Casting
Round 5 (March 24)
19 1 Andrew Choi 빗속에서 - Lee Moon-sae 95 90 96 - SM Casting
2 Bang Ye-dam 너뿐이야 - Park Jin-young 93 85 94 - YG Casting
3 2,000 Won Million Roses - Sim Soo-bong 95 88 82 - Eliminated
4 Akdong Musician 사랑은 은하수 다방에서 - 10cm 95 88 85 - JYP Casting
Round 6: Semifinal (March 31)
20 1 Bang Ye-dam Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas 89 90 92 - Top 2
2 Andrew Choi Baby - Justin Bieber 90 86 89 - Eliminated
3 Akdong Musician 외국인의 고백 - Self-Written Song 91 92 94 - Top 2
Round 7: Final (April 7)
21 Mission 7-1. Sing Each Other's Cover
1 Bang Ye-dam Officially Missing You - Tamia 96 95 98 - -
2 Akdong Musician MMMBop - Hanson 96 98 97 - -
Mission 7-2. Judges Chosen Song
1 Bang Ye-dam Karma Chameleon - Culture Club 94 93 94 - Runner-up
2 Akdong Musician 뜨거운 안녕 - Toy 95 93 94 - Winner

Ratings[edit]

In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will in be red, and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)

Episode # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings[12] AGB Ratings[13]
Nationwide Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 November 18, 2012 15.4% 14.0% -
2 November 25, 2012 - 12.7% -
3 December 2, 2012 - 12.6% -
4 December 9, 2012 19.5% 14.6% -
5 December 16, 2012 16.2% 13.3% -
6 December 23, 2012 15.5% 13.4% -
7 December 30, 2012 15.9% 13.0% -
8 January 6, 2013 14.6% 14.2% 16.7%
9 January 13, 2013 15.1% 14.0% 16.0%
10 January 20, 2013 - 14.4% 16.8%
11 January 27, 2013 15.0% 14.0% 15.8%
12 February 3, 2013 14.1% 13.3% 14.9%
13 February 10, 2013 10.8% 10.0% -
14 February 17, 2013 13.9% 12.8% 13.7%
15 February 24, 2013 10.5% 10.9% <(12.5%)
16 March 3, 2013 10.7% 10.6% 11.9%
17 March 10, 2013 11.3% 11.9% 13.7%
18 March 17, 2013 11.7% 11.6% 13.5%
19 March 24, 2013 10.6% 10.8% -
20 March 31, 2013 11.0% 11.8% 14.2%
21 April 7, 2013 12.9% 12.5% 14.5%
Special April 14, 2013 7.4% 7.7% <(10.9%)

References[edit]

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  12. ^ (in Korean) TNmS Multimedia Ratings Page Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ (in Korean) AGB Nielsen Media Research Ratings Page Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine.

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