Show Champion

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Show Champion
Show Champion Logo.png
Genre Music, entertainment
Presented by Kim Shin-young
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 222 (as of March 29, 2017)
Running time 80 minutes
Original network MBC Music
MBC Every1 (simulcast live)
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 7:00 PM KST at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan by MBC Music. It is hosted by a comedian, Kim Shin-young 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 started with the episode on January 30, 2013.[2] Since 2015 it also has a Triple Crown system used in Inkigayo and The Show, where the song is not eligible for top 3 anymore after winning three times.


Former MCs[edit]

  • 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)
  • Doyoung (January 21, 2015 – July 1, 2015)
  • Jaehyun (January 21, 2015 – July 1, 2015)

Chart point system[edit]

Prior 2013, the program selected the top 10 of the week and the chart winner by combining the following:

  • 45% digital sales (Melon)
  • 10% physical sales (Hanteo)
  • 15% ranking from netizens
  • 15% ranking from professionals in the music industry
  • 15% points on MBC Music broadcast

The song at the top of chart earned the title “Champion Song”. On the other hand, the star with the hottest issue was named as “Issue Champion”, while the best rookie was called “Rookie Champion”. The feature “Rookie Survival” gained particular attention because the audience was able to gave scores during the live broadcast.[3]

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 and expert judges (MBC Music)

In 2017, the show underwent another change of chart point system, with the new criteria below.

  • 40% Digital
  • 10% Album
  • 20% Melon Online Voting
  • 15% Ranking from expert and professional judges
  • 15% Broadcast

Champion Song winners[edit]







Achievements by artists[edit]

List of most Champion Song winners[edit]

Rank Artist Count Debut
1st EXO 13 2012
2nd SHINee 10 2008
3rd CNBLUE 7 2009
B1A4 2011
VIXX 2012
Red Velvet 2014
5th Super Junior 5 2005
AOA 2012
BTS 2013
6th Shinhwa 4 1998
KARA 2007
Girls' Generation
f(x) 2009
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
"Love Me Right"
GFRIEND "Rough" 2016

End of the Year Awards[edit]


These are special end-of-the-year broadcast awards. Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[citation needed]

Best Champion Songs of 2015 Most appearances
  • EXID – "Ah Yeah"
  • EXO – "Call Me Baby"
Best Audience Rating Stage Most Spectators
Best performance – Male Best performance – Female

International broadcast[edit]

Similar programs[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MC 소개" (in Korean). Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Super Junior's Shindong and Kim Shin Young Depart 'Show Champion'". Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "신동 김신영, '쇼 챔피언' MC 발탁 '시선집중'" (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2012. 

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