Golden Child’s Unfortunate Early Elimination in Road To Kingdom
This show is a sequel program and the male counterpart of Queendom that went on the air on April 30th, 2020. The winner of the show will secure himself a position in the program Kingdom.
This survival show chooses one among 7 groups to make a comeback single on June 12th, 2020. The groups are including ONF, Golden Child, The Boyz, Verivery, Oneus, and TOO.
Without any further ado, let’s get into the detailed information about Road To Kingdom, in this Channel-Korea article.
Golden Child’s Interview
During the first Road To Kingdom elimination, Golden Child was the first band to be eliminated. Y expressed his feelings and revealed what Daeyeol wanted to say, which is that they all did the best they could. As the group leader, Daeyeol is a member of Golden Child who always cares and supports the rest of the members.
Another member, Joochan, also shared his feelings, “I thought that my role in this round was very important. I feel like this has happened because of me. It’s sad, but I’m going to work harder so that I don’t show this kind of image again.”
For the record, Y and Daeyeol have been trainees in Woolim Entertainment for the longest time. The interview with them after the elimination made the viewers and the fans really sad and even tearful. That moment is such a heartbreaking scene.
Golden Child’s Performance
From Episode 1 till the end, here is the summary of the performance schedule in the table below. SPOILER ALERT!
At the end of this, you will find the winner of the Road To Kingdom.
Preliminary Performances – 90-Second Performances (Episode 1)
|Order||Artist||Performance Title||Self-evaluation Ranking
& Points Breakdown
|1||TOO||Into the dysTOOpia||1 3rd, 1 4th, 1 5th, 3 6th
Total Points: 135
|2||The Boyz||Sword of Victory||4 1st, 2 2nd
Total Points: 560
|3||Pentagon||Road to the Throne||1 1st, 4 2nd, 1 3rd
Total Points: 480
|4||ONF||Lights On||1 3rd, 2 4th, 3 6th
Total Points: 155
|5||Golden Child||Beginning||1 1st, 2 3rd, 2 4th, 1 5th
Total Points: 320
|6||Verivery||Face It||1 1st, 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 2 5th
Total Points: 340
|7||Oneus||Phantom of ONEUS||2 4th, 3 5th, 1 6th
Total Points: 145
1st Performances – Song of King (Episodes 2 & 3)
|Order||Artist||Song||Original Artist||Self-evaluation Ranking
|1||Oneus||Warrior’s Descendant||H.O.T.||1 1st, 1 2nd, 1 3rd, 4 4th, 12 5th, 17 6th
Total Points: 725
|2||TOO||Rising Sun||TVXQ||3 1st, 5 2nd, 6 3rd, 5 4th, 11 5th, 6 6th
Total Points: 1,510
|3||Verivery||Mansae||Seventeen||1 2nd, 5 3rd, 9 4th, 6 5th, 15 6th
Total Points: 935
|4||Golden Child||T.O.P||Shinhwa||1 2nd, 2 3rd, 19 4th, 12 5th, 2 6th
Total Points: 1,210
|5||ONF||Everybody||Shinee||12 1st, 7 2nd, 12 3rd, 2 4th, 1 5th, 2 6th
Total Points: 2,590
|6||Pentagon||Very Good||Block B||12 1st, 12 2nd, 10 3rd, 2 4th
Total Points: 2,840
|7||The Boyz||Danger||Taemin (Shinee)||14 1st, 15 2nd, 6 3rd, 1 4th
Total Points: 3,000
2nd Performances – My Song (Episodes 3 & 4)
|Order||Artist||Song||Self-evaluation Points||Online Audience
|1||Pentagon||Shine+ Spring Snow||2,881.29||3,858.97||6,740||3rd|
|2||ONF||We Must Love+ Moscow Moscow||2,244.60||6,012.82||8,257||2nd|
3rd Performances (Part 1) – Collaboration (Episodes 5 & 6)
|Order||Artists||Song||Original Artist||Total Points||Ranking|
|Kill This Love||Blackpink||5,000||1st|
3rd Performances (Part 2) – Your Song (Episodes 6 & 7)
|Order||Artist||Song||Original Artist||Concept||Self-evaluation Points||Total Points||Ranking|
|1||Oneus||Be Mine||Infinite||Romeo &Juliet||1,621.62||6,922||4th|
|2||TOO||Hard Carry||GOT7||Street Style||2,459.46||4,459||6th|
|3||ONF||It’s Raining||Rain||Michael Jackson||3,000||10,000||1st|
And the final result of the survival show is here:
|Finale Live Comeback Stage (Episode 8)|
|1||Oneus||Come Back Home||4th|
Golden Child’s Behind The Performance
behind the scene, before the performances, all the group members of Golden Child showed their practice session in the dance room and showed some hints of their choreography in the upcoming performances.
Golden Child also shared that after the long practice they will do stage outfit fitting. Moreover, the group members also showcased what their break looks like. They confidently talked about having to eat plenty of food in order to be able to produce a powerful dance. They really demonstrated the hard work they put in to do the perfect performance to fulfill the mission.
Golden Child’s Ranking Progress
The ranking varied in every episode; in the last two episodes, every group had to do the ‘My Song’ mission where they had to tell their own story while performing their own song. The score is based on 30 percent contestant votes and 70 percent of online audiences.
In this episode, it was announced that The Boyz have the highest score and are occupying the first position. Sangyeon, leader of The Boyz, expressed his feelings, “I’m not sure what to say. We’re going to consider this to mean that we’re being told to work harder, and we’ll put on a cool performance in the next round, as we did today.” He added, “Thank you once again for giving us first place.”
Here is the result of the first and the second performance:
|1st + 2nd Performance Combined Results|
Golden Child was the first group to be eliminated in the survival show.
In the second round, the results were as follows:
|1st + 2nd + 3rd Performance Combined Results|
This time TOO were eliminated following Golden Child that were eliminated in the first round.
In the final round, the five remaining got to compete and the ranks of their performances from the highest to the lowest are shown below:
1. The Boyz
|Contestant||Second Elimination||Video Views +
Golden Child’s Elimination and Public Reaction
The members of the group gave their utmost and tried their best but in the end, only one of the groups could be the winner.
The first elimination round that removed Golden Child from the show was very heartbreaking since the members recall all the circumstances and the effort they put in together as a group. Watching the interviews of the bands after the first elimination round made many of the fans sad and empathetic. However, they also realized that all the boys tried their best and improved a lot during the show, in the short time that they got to participate.
KCON:TACT Summer 2020
Even though Golden Child were the first group to be eliminated in Road to Kingdom, they still made an appearance on KCON:TACT Summer 2020 on May 29th, 2020. Congratulations to them!
The Boyz as the winner on the Road To Kingdom performed in the finals on March 20th, 2020. The performance brought them a secure place in the upcoming show Kingdom. The Boyz also released a new song “Checkmate” on June 12th. Best of all luck to all the contestants of Road to Kingdom.
That was all the information about Golden Child and their progress in Road To Kingdom. They will surely get up stronger and do better performances in the future.