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K-pop Star 4
Broadcast from November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23) – April 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)
Judges Park Jin-young
Yang Hyun-suk
You Hee-yeol
Host(s) Jun Hyun-moo
Yura
Broadcaster SBS
Winner
Katie Kim[1]
Runner-up
Jung Seung-hwan
Chronology

The fourth season of the South Korean reality television competition show K-pop Star premiered on SBS on November 23, 2014, airing Sunday evenings at 4:50 pm KST as part of the Good Sunday lineup.[2] Yang Hyun-suk, Park Jin-young, and You Hee-yeol returned as judges. The contest began receiving applications in June, with preliminary auditions taking place in Seoul and throughout South Korea, as well as the United States, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong until September 2014.[3] The season ended on April 12, 2015, with Katie Kim crowned as winner and choosing to sign with YG Entertainment.[4]

A special episode containing behind the scenes footage and interviews aired the following week. The show decided to change its rule and give the two runners-up, Jung Seung-hwan and Lee Jin-ah, the chance to choose the company they want to join as well. Both contestants chose Antenna Music and were accepted.[5] On May 14th, Lily M revealed that she has signed an exclusive contract with JYP Entertainment. [6]

Process[edit]

  • Audition applications + Preliminary auditions (June - September 2014)
  • Round 1: Talent Audition (Airdate: November 23 - December 7, 2014)
    • Contestants who passed the preliminary auditions appear in front of the three judges for the first time. Contestants can pass with at least two "passes" from the judges, or the judge can offer to use the Wild Card.
  • Round 2: Ranking Audition (Airdate: December 7 - December 28, 2014)
    • Contestants who pass the first round are put into groups with others that are most similar to their age or singing style. The whole group can pass, fail, or a selected few can pass. Each contestant gets to have one-on-one training with Park Jin-young, Yang Hyun-suk, or You Hee-yeol.
  • Round 3: Team Mission (Airdate: January 4 - January 18, 2015)
    • Contestants form teams to compete head to head. The winning team moves on to the next round. A member of the losing team must be eliminated.
  • Round 4: Casting Audition (Airdate: January 18 - February 1, 2015)
    • Contestants perform solo or in teams assigned by the judges. Each judge has six casting cards. Each spot can be occupied by a contestant or a team of contestants. Contestants not selected in the casting round are eliminated.
  • Round 5: Battle Audition (Airdate: February 8 - February 22, 2015)
    • Contestants represent the company they were casted to in a 1 to 1 to 1 battle. First place automatically gets to be in the Top 10, while 3rd place is eliminated. 2nd place takes another round by themselves. Anyone who does not get in the Top 10 teams/contestants is eliminated.
  • Round 6: Stage Audition (Airdate: March 1 - April 12, 2015)
    • For the Top 8 Finals, the Top 10 competed in two groups on stage with the results determined by the judges. The top three contestants from each group were chosen to proceed to the next round.
    • The Top 8, who proceeded to the live stage, were determined by the three judges as well as a 100-member Audience Judging Panel. The last two contestants from each group became Elimination Candidates, with the Audience Judging Panel voting for their preferred act. The two acts with the most votes from the four Elimination Candidates proceeded to the Top 8, with the other two contestants eliminated.
    • For the Top 6, Top 4, Top 3 Finals, Semifinals and Finals, the judges and viewers' scores were weighted 60:40, and were combined to eliminate the contestant with the lowest score.

Judges[edit]

Top 10[edit]

Round 6: Stage Auditions[edit]

  • For the Top 8 Finals, the Top 10 competed in two groups on stage with the results determined by the judges. The top three contestants from each group were chosen to proceed to the next round.
    • The Top 8, who proceeded to the live stage, were determined by the three judges as well as a 100-member Audience Judging Panel. The last two contestants from each group became Elimination Candidates, with the Audience Judging Panel voting for their preferred act. The two acts with the most votes from the four Elimination Candidates proceeded to the Top 8, with the other two contestants eliminated.
Episode
#
Group Order Name Song - Original Artist Rank Result
Top 8 Finals (March 1 & 8)
15 B 1 Jung Seung-hwan 그날들 (Those Days) - Kim Kwang-seok 3rd Top 8
2 Grace Shin 10 Minutes - Lee Hyo-ri 2nd Top 8
3 Lily M. 아파 (It Hurts) - 2NE1 Elimination Candidate Top 8
4 Katie Kim 니가 있어야 할 곳 (Place Where You Need to Be) - g.o.d 1st Top 8
5 Park Yoon-ha 그대 내 품에 (Holding You in My Arms) - Yoo Jae-ha Elimination Candidate Top 8
16 A 1 Seo Ye-ahn Closer - Hyolyn Elimination Candidate Eliminated
2 Esther Kim Come Back Home - 2NE1 1st Top 8
3 Ji-John Alone - Sistar Elimination Candidate Eliminated
4 Lee Jin-ah Rich in winter - Self-Written Song 2nd Top 8
5 Sparkling Girls When You Believe - Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston 3rd Top 8
  • The Top 8 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.
  • The contestants not chosen will go through live SMS voting by viewers, where the top contestants will proceed to the next round.
  • Of the remaining contestants, the judges choose one contestant to proceed to the Top 6.
Episode
#
Group Order Name Song - Original Artist Judges Decision 2nd
Chance
Result
JYP YG Antenna
Top 6 Finals (March 15)
17 1 1 Esther Kim Lay Me Down - Sam Smith Esther Kim Lily M. Esther Kim N/A Top 6
2 Lily M. Grenade - Bruno Mars Judges Top 6
2 3 Jung Seung-hwan 하늘을 달리다 (Running across the sky) - Lee Juck Park Yoon-ha Park Yoon-ha Park Yoon-ha SMS Top 6
4 Park Yoon-ha One Last Cry - Brian McKnight N/A Top 6
3 5 Grace Shin 나만 바라봐 - Taeyang Katie Kim Katie Kim Katie Kim - Eliminated
6 Katie Kim 인디안 인형처럼 - Na-mi N/A Top 6
4 7 Sparkling Girls Candy Man - Brown Eyed Girls Sparkling Girls Lee Jin-ah Lee Jin-ah - Eliminated
8 Lee Jin-ah 치어리더쏭 - Self-Written Song N/A Top 6
  • For the next three episodes (18-20), each week showcased a different company. As this season featured the winner choosing the company they wished to sign with on the final live stage, this gave the contestants the opportunity to experience and explore each company equally. The first week (Top 4 Finals) was YG Week, in which contestants received advice and help from YG. The second week (Top 3 Finals) was JYP Week. The third week (Semifinals) was Antenna Week.
  • For the Top 4, 3 Finals, Semifinals and Finals, the judges and viewers' scores were weighted 60:40, and were combined to eliminate the contestant with the lowest score.
Episode
#
Order Name Song - Original Artist Judges Score Result
JYP YG Antenna
Top 4 Finals (March 22)
18 1 Lee Jin-ah 내 마음에 비친 내 모습 - Yoo Jae-ha 85 90 95 Top 4
2 Park Yoon-ha 가시나무 - 시인과 촌장 88 87 94 Eliminated
3 Lily M. Love - Keyshia Cole 95 98 91 Top 4
4 Katie Kim 촛불하나 (One Candle) - g.o.d 97 98 93 Top 4
5 Jung Seung-hwan 시랑.. 그 놈 (Love.. That guy) - Bobby Kim 88 90 93 Top 4
6 Esther Kim 2 Different Tears - Wonder Girls 88 90 88 Eliminated
Top 3 Finals (March 29)
19 1 Lily M. I do - Rain 91 88 92 Eliminated
2 Lee Jin-ah 회상 - Sanulrim 100 90 95 Top 3
3 Katie Kim 하루하루 - Tashannie 94 97 94 Top 3
4 Jung Seung-hwan 제발 (Please) - Deulgukhwa 94 98 97 Top 3
Semifinals (April 5)
20 1 Jung Seung-hwan 기억을 걷다 (Walking on the memories) - Kim Bum-soo 97 98 97 Top 2
2 Katie Kim Rehab - Amy Winehouse 91 95 96 Top 2
3 Lee Jin-ah 길 (Road) - g.o.d 92 90 94 Third place
Finals (April 12)
21 Round 1: Sing Each Other's Cover
1 Katie Kim 사랑에 빠지고 싶다 - Kim Jo-han 98 99 98 -
2 Jung Seung-hwan 니가 있어야 할 곳 - g.o.d 99 95 98 -
Round 2: Choose Your Own Song
1 Katie Kim 너뿐이야 - Park Jin-young 99 99 97 Winner
2 Jung Seung-hwan 만약에 말야 - Noel 96 97 98 Runner-up

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[7] AGB Ratings[8]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 November 23, 2014 10.6% 13.3% 10.9% 11.9%
2 November 30, 2014 11.7% 14.6% 12.1% 13.2%
3 December 7, 2014 10.5% 14.0% 12.1% 13.6%
4 December 14, 2014 11.1% 13.8% 12.6% 14.7%
5 December 21, 2014 10.2% 12.1% 11.5% 12.1%
6 December 28, 2014 10.7% 13.5% 12.5% 13.0%
7 January 4, 2015 11.9% 15.0% 13.9% 16.2%
8 January 11, 2015 10.0% 12.3% 11.8% 13.3%
9 January 18, 2015 10.7% 13.7% 11.6%
10 January 25, 2015 10.1% 14.1%
11 February 1, 2015 9.1% 11.9%
12 February 8, 2015 9.2% 13.1%
13 February 15, 2015 10.4% 11.8%
14 February 22, 2015 10.8% 13.1%
15 March 1, 2015 10.4% 12.1%
16 March 8, 2015 10.4% 12.6% 14.0%
17 March 15, 2015 10.6% 13.1% 11.8% 12.8%
18 March 22, 2015 10.2% 13.2% 11.5% 13.2%
19 March 29, 2015 9.8% 11.6% 11.3% 13.4%
20 April 5, 2015 9.2% 10.4% 11.0% 12.5%
21 April 12, 2015 11.4%
Special April 19, 2015 5.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""K-Pop Star 4" winner Katie Kim chooses YG Entertainment". Asiatoday. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "'K팝4' 11월 23일 첫방..'룸메-즐거운가'는 평일에 봐요". OSEN. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "[단독] ‘K팝스타4’ 17日 본선 첫 녹화…양현석·박진영·유희열 심사" (in Korean). TV Report. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "‘K팝스타4’ 케이티김, 영광의 최종 우승..YG行 [종합]" (in Korean). OSEN. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "'K팝스타4' 이진아·정승환 안테나뮤직行, 경쟁 넘은 지원[종합]" (in Korean). OSEN. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "'K팝스타' 릴리, 고민 끝에 JYP와 전속계약…"YG 아니네"" (in Korean). Style M. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  7. ^ (in Korean) TNmS Multimedia Ratings Page Archived 2013-11-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ (in Korean) AGB Nielsen Media Research Ratings Page Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine.

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