GOLDEN CHILD’s Story and Hardships on ‘Road to Kingdom’

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
&Points Breakdown
Rounded Points Ranking
1 Oneus Warrior’s Descendant H.O.T. 1 1st, 1 2nd, 1 3rd, 4 4th, 12 5th, 17 6th
Total Points: 725
2,417 7th
2 TOO Rising Sun TVXQ 3 1st, 5 2nd, 6 3rd, 5 4th, 11 5th, 6 6th
Total Points: 1,510
5,033 4th
3 Verivery Mansae Seventeen 1 2nd, 5 3rd, 9 4th, 6 5th, 15 6th
Total Points: 935
3,117 6th
4 Golden Child T.O.P Shinhwa 1 2nd, 2 3rd, 19 4th, 12 5th, 2 6th
Total Points: 1,210
4,033 5th
5 ONF Everybody Shinee 12 1st, 7 2nd, 12 3rd, 2 4th, 1 5th, 2 6th
Total Points: 2,590
8,633 3rd
6 Pentagon Very Good Block B 12 1st, 12 2nd, 10 3rd, 2 4th
Total Points: 2,840
9,467 2nd
7 The Boyz Danger Taemin (Shinee) 14 1st, 15 2nd, 6 3rd, 1 4th
Total Points: 3,000
10,000 1st

2nd Performances – My Song (Episodes 3 & 4)

Order Artist Song Self-evaluation Points Online Audience
Votes Points
Total Points Ranking
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
3 Golden Child Wannabe 803.96 3,589.74 4,394 7th
4 Oneus Lit 2,039.57 6,461.54 8,501 4th
5 Verivery Photo 1,775.18 5,833.33 7,609 5th
6 TOO Magnolia 1,079.14 4,128.21 5,207 6th
7 The Boyz Reveal 3,000 7,000 10,000 1st


3rd Performances (Part 1) – Collaboration (Episodes 5 & 6)

Order Artists Song Original Artist Total Points Ranking
1 Verivery
On BTS 3,000 2nd
2 Pentagon
Kill This Love Blackpink 5,000 1st
3 The Boyz
Heroine Sunmi 1,000 3rd

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
4 Pentagon Follow Monsta X Pharaoh 2,945.94 5,646 5th
5 Verivery gogobebe Mamamoo Aladdin 1,702.70 7,803 3rd
6 The Boyz Shangri-La VIXX Oriental 2,864.86 9,765 2nd


And the final result of the survival show is here:

Finale Live Comeback Stage (Episode 8)
Order Artist Song Ranking (Digitals)
1 Oneus Come Back Home 4th
2 Verivery Beautiful-x 5th
3 The Boyz Checkmate 1st
4 Pentagon Basquiat 3rd
5 ONF New World 2nd

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
Rank Artist Total Points
1st The Boyz 20,000
2nd ONF 16,890
3rd Pentagon 16,207
4th Oneus 10,918
5th Verivery 10,726
6th TOO 10,240
7th Golden Child 8,427

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
Rank Artist Total Points
1st ONF 31,890
2nd The Boyz 30,765
3rd Pentagon 26,853
4th Verivery 21,529
5th Oneus 18,840
6th TOO 17,699

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
2. ONF
4. Oneus
5. Verivery

Contestant Second Elimination Video Views +
Digitals Points
Finale Live
Total Overall Ranking
The Boyz 2nd 30,765 1st 30,000 1st 35,000 1st 95,765 1st
ONF 1st 31,890 2nd 19,162 2nd 27,359 2nd 78,411 2nd
Pentagon 3rd 26,853 3rd 16,374 3rd 17,133 3rd 60,360 3rd
Oneus 5th 18,840 4th 10,795 4th 10,503 4th 40,138 4th
Verivery 4th 21,529 5th 6,490 5th 3,852 5th 31,871 5th
TOO 6th 17,699 6th

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.