K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance

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K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance
Broadcast fromNovember 20, 2016 –
April 9, 2017
JudgesPark Jin-young
Yang Hyun-suk
You Hee-yeol
Host(s)Jun Hyun-moo
Co-host(s)Boom
Akdong Musician
Finals venueBucheon Gymnasium
Winner
Boyfriend
Runner-up
KWINs
Chronology

The sixth and final season of the South Korean reality television competition show K-pop Star, also branded as K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance, that premiered in SBS on November 20, 2016 until April 9, 2017. It aired every Sunday evenings as part of the Good Sunday lineup.[1] Yang Hyun-suk, Park Jin-young, and You Hee-yeol will return as judges.[2]

Changes to the format have been made to the final season, with restrictions lifted for potential contestants to encourage anyone to participate in "the last chance" to become a K-pop Star. Existing trainees of companies as well as singers who have already debuted are allowed to participate.[1] The winner of the final season will not choose which company to debut with, but instead will be jointly debuted and promoted by all three companies (YG, JYP, Antenna).[2]

Process[edit]

  • Audition applications + Preliminary auditions (June 2016 -)

Judges[edit]

Casting Audition[edit]

Agency Casting Result[edit]

Remarks JYP YG Antenna
Vocalists Seok Ji-soo Shannon Lee Sung-eun
Kim Yoon-hee Woo Nyeong-in Kim Joo-eun
Boyfriend (Park Hyun-jin, Kim Jong-seob) Ma Eun-jin Ji Woo-jin
Han Byeol Yoo Ji-ni Lee Ga-young
Sung Yoo-jin Lee Seo-jin Baek Seon-nyeo
Trainees contestant Lee Soo-min Go A-ra N/A
Jeon Min-joo Kriesha Chu
Kim So-hee Kim Hye-rim

List of Contestants[edit]

JYP[edit]

YG[edit]

  • Shannon (born in 1998) (was in MBK Entertainment)
  • Woo Nyeong-in (born in 1997)
  • Ma Eun-jin (born in 1997) (Produce 101 participant, Coridel Entertainment, added to Playback)
  • Yoo Ji-ni (born in 2003)
  • Lee Seo-jin (born in 1996) (former participant of Fantastic Duo season 1, duet with Taeyang on episodes 1–2, then duet with Kim Tae-woo on special episode 23)
  • Trainee contestants (YG Girls)
    • Go A-ra (born in 2001) (Debut in Favorite, under Astory Entertainment)
    • Kriesha Chu (born in 1998) (Urban Works Entertainment, solo debut)
    • Kim Hye-rim (born in 1999) (D.Maker Entertainment, debut in Lime Soda)

Antenna[edit]

  • Lee Sung-eun (born in 2001)
  • Kim Joo-eun (born in 1995)
  • Ji Woo-jin (born in 1990)
  • Lee Ga-young (born in 1999)
  • Baek Seon-nyeo (born in 1994)

Battle Audition[edit]

Contestants represent the company they were cast to in a 1 to 1 to 1 battle. First place automatically gets to be in the Top 10, while 3rd place is eliminated. Contestants who finish in 2nd place battle the other contestants who finished 2nd place. Anyone who does not get in the Top 10 teams/contestants is eliminated. For trainees, the winner team advances to Top 10 and lose team joined other contestants in 2nd place for rematch individually.

Group 1st Place (Top 10) 2nd (Rematch) 3rd (Eliminated)
A Boyfriend (Park Hyun-jin, Kim Jong-seob) Shannon Lee Ga-young
B Lee Seo-jin Baek Seon-nyeo, Han Byeol None
C Seok Ji-soo Lee Sung-eun Woo Nyeong-in
D Kim Yoon-hee Ma Eun-jin Kim Joo-eun
E None Yoo Ji-ni, Sung Yoo-jin Ji Woo-jin
Trainees YG Girls (Go A-ra, Kriesha Chu, Kim Hye-rim) JYP Once (Kim So-hee, Jeon Min-joo, Lee Soo-min) None

Top 10 Rematch[edit]

Name Result
Ma Eunjin Advanced to Top 10
Lee Soo-min Advanced to Top 10
Jeon Min-joo Advanced to Top 10
Kim So-hee Advanced to Top 10
Yoo Ji-ni Advanced to Top 10
Shannon Advanced to Top 10 (JYP priority card)
Lee Sung-eun Eliminated
Han Byeol Eliminated
Baek Seon-nyeo Eliminated
Sung Yoo-jin Eliminated

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 (Feb 28 & March 6)
15 A 1 Lee Seo-jin The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston Elimination Candidate Eliminated
2 Jeon Min-joo & Kriesha Tiu 날개 (Wings) (Korean Ver.) – Little Mix/ (BO$$) – Fifth Harmony 3rd Top 8
3 Shannon 어머님이 누구니 (Who's You Mama?) – Park Jin-young 1st Top 8
4 Kim Hye-rim & Go A-ra Touch Down – Twice 2nd Top 8
5 Yoo Ji-ni Rose – Lee Hi Elimination Candidate Eliminated
16 B 1 Boyfriend Turn Up The MusicChris Brown 1st Top 8
2 Seok Ji-soo Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Elimination Candidate Top 8
3 Ma Eun-jin Loving U Elimination Candidate Top 8
4 Kim Yoon-hee If You Give Your Heart 3rd Top 8
5 Lee Soo-min & Kim So-hee The BoysGirls' Generation 2nd 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 voting by 100 citizen judges, where the three top contestants will proceed to the next round.
Episode Group Order Name Song – Original Artist Judges Decision Rematch Result
JYP YG Antenna
Top 8 Finals (March 12, March 19)
17 & 18 1 1 Shannon See Through – Primary (feat Gaeko, Zion.T) Jeon Min-joo &

Kriesha Tiu

Shannon Jeon Min-joo &

Kriesha Tiu

Shannon Top 6
2 Jeon Min-joo &

Kriesha Tiu

Crazy in LoveBeyoncé N/A Top 6
2 1 Kim Hye-rim &

Go A-ra

I'm In Love With a MonsterFifth Harmony Kim Hye-rim &

Go A-ra

Kim Hye-rim &

Go A-ra

Kim Hye-rim &

Go A-ra

N/A Top 6
2 Ma Eun-jin Sometimes – Crush Ma Eun-jin Eliminated
3 1 Lee Soo-min &

Kim So-hee

2 Different TearsWonder Girls Lee Soo-min &

Kim So-hee

Lee Soo-min &

Kim So-hee

Boyfriend N/A Top 6
2 Boyfriend Step by StepNew Kids On the Block Boyfriend Top 6
4 1 Seok Ji-soo 같은 시간 속의 너 (You From The Same Time) - Naul Kim Yoon-hee Kim Yoon-hee Kim Yoon-hee N/A Top 6
2 Kim Yoon-hee Like Yesterday - J.ae Seok Ji-soo Top 6
  • Trainee contestants is reform into two girl groups (each group contains 3 people).
  • For the Top 6, Top 4 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 6 (March 26)
19 1 Seok Ji-soo Baby Baby - Jo Kyu Chan 94 88 94 Eliminated
2 Shannon Happy - Pharell Williams 90 97 94 Top 4
3 Jeon Min-joo, Go A-ra, Lee Soo-min

(Minari)

Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars 88 90 95 Top 4
4 Kim So-hee, Kriesha Tiu, Kim Hye-rim

(KWINs)

Swing Baby - Park Jin-young 98 97 97 Top 4
5 Kim Yoon-hee Goodbye Sadness, Hello Happiness - Yoon Mi-rae 88 93 93 Eliminated
6 Boyfriend Her - Block B 90 92 91 Top 4
Top 4 (April 2)
20 1 Shannon I Have A Girlfriend - Park Jin-young 92 90 95 Eliminated
2 Jeon Min-joo, Go A-ra, Lee Soo-min

(Minari)

Something - Girl's Day 93 92 92 Eliminated
3 Boyfriend Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas 96 99 100 Top 2
4 Kim So-hee, Kriesha Tiu, Kim Hye-rim

(KWINs)

Wannabe - Spice Girls 92 92 96 Top 2
Finals
21 Round 1
1 Kim So-hee, Kriesha Tiu, Kim Hye-rim

(KWINs)

Troublemaker - hyuna & hyunseung 96 97 96 -
2 Boyfriend Crooked - G-Dragon 93 95 97 -
Round 2: Song Previously Sung by Opponent
1 Kim So-hee, Kriesha Tiu, Kim Hye-rim

(KWINs)

Thriller - Michael Jackson 91 90 94 Runner-Up
2 Boyfriend Swing Baby - Park Jin-young 98 100 99 Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'이번이 마지막'..'K팝스타6' 역대급 규칙과 함께 돌아왔다(종합)". Star News. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "문호개방 선언한 'K팝스타', 마지막이라 더 궁금하다 [종합]". TV Report. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.