Everything You Need To Know About South Korean Music TV Program, MBC’s ‘Show Champion’!


Find Out Your Ultimate K-Pop Group Winner on MBC’s ‘Show Champion’ 2019!

Being a K-Pop fan you must be familiar with many television programs that provide music shows. The programs are usually created with the purpose of becoming platforms for entertainers, such as solo artists, duos, girl groups, and boy bands, who, during their promotional schedules, are making a comeback with a new piece of work they have produced.

Through the music shows, fans can participate by voting for their favorite artists so they become the winners of the particular episode of a music show. The top 3 finalists who get the highest scores in the episode become rivals and only the 1st idol group or singer with the highest score among the other contestants can become the winner.

In this article, we’re going to find out the winner of MBC’s Show Champion of 2019 and check out their reaction to winning the 1st place!

About The Show

The music show, Show Champion (Hangul: 쇼 챔피언), is a South Korean television program that brought a music broadcast live concept and aired on MBC Music every Wednesday at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan. The music show was hosted by a famous Gag-woman from South Korea, Kim Shin-young and also various guest MCs in every season.


MBC’s Show Champion aired its 1st episode on February 14th, 2012, and is still airing until now. As far as the chart point system, the show has a rule that states that the top 10 of the week would have the highest probability of making it into the winner list by combining the results from:

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

The winner from this show would be getting the title Champion Song, the other groups or solo artists who have the hottest issue will be titled Issue Champion, and the best rookie of the episode will be getting the title Rookie Champion. Meanwhile, the fans and audience members who give a lot of points during the live broadcast of the show will be given the title Rookie Survival of the group itself.

After the reorganization on September 4th, 2012, the chart point system above was abolished and new criteria were in effect starting from January 30th, 2013, such as:

  • 50% of digital sales (streaming + downloads)
  • 15% of online voting (Melon)
  • 20% of physical sales (Hanteo)
  • 15% of ranking from professionals and expert judges (MBC Music)

The chart point system has changed again throughout time and the latest changes made were in effect starting 2017 with a new set of criteria, such as:

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

Then the current criteria have entered the current chart point system, as below:

  • 30% of Digital
  • 20% of Idol Champ Pre-Voting
  • 20% of Genie Pre-Voting
  • 10% of MBC Music Broadcast
  • 10% of Critics’ Choice
  • 10% of Album Sales

The chart point system that has changed from time to time hasn’t revealed any reason why the production team has made numerous revisions of the system determining the winner of MBC’s Show Champion, but there are no pros and cons happening with the chart point system new rules and the show still categorizes as a weekly music shows with many enthusiasts.

Beside Kim Shin-young who presented and hosted the show, there are also various former MCs who hosted MBC’s Show Champion, such as:


Super Junior’s Shindong  (February 14th, 2012 – December 25th, 2012)

Kim Kyung Jin – Hot Issue Announcer (February 14th, 2012 – December 25th, 2012)


T-ARA’s Eunjung (January 30th, 2013 – August 28th, 2013)


f(x)’s Amber (January 30th, 2013 – December 18th, 2013)


Super Junior’s Kangin (January 8th, 2014 – December 31st, 2014)


NCT’s Doyoung & Jaehyun (January 21st, 2015 – July 1st, 2015)

After the short introduction to MBC’s Show Champion, let’s find out more about the winner of the show in 2019 in the section below!

Show Champion‘s Winner In 2019

As we know from before, in order for a candidate to become a winner of MBC’s Show Champion they have to be ranked high in the chart point system that was revealed in the session before. The show itself has the rule and system of Triple Crown that was used in the same music television program, such as SBS MTV’s The Show and SBS’ Inkigayo which means that the song won’t be added to another episode if the group or singer wins for 3 times.

Well, let’s not wait any longer and check out the winner of MBC’s Show Champion 2019!


On February 13th, 2019, SEVENTEEN won the trophy from MBC’s Show Champion after being included in the top 5 of Show Champion with other candidates, such as CLC, G-Friend, Lee So-ra, and Ha Sung-woon. The boy band was signed under Pledis Entertainment made their latest title track “Home” become the ultimate winner of MBC’s Show Champion and defeated the other top 4 contestants.

Due to their busy schedule, SEVENTEEN members couldn’t receive their trophy, but the host, Kim Shin-young promised to deliver the trophy for the group. The members also sent a video to express their gratitude for their winning in this episode.

Monsta X – Alligator

On February 27th, 2019, MONSTA X won another trophy from MBC’s Show Champion for the 2nd time while promoting their song, “Alligator.” In the following episode, MONSTA X was included on the top 5 list to get the highest chance to win in the episode with other groups and singers, such as Hwasa with “Twit,” Yoon Ji-sung with “In the Rain,” Taemin with “Want,” and ITZY with “Dalla Dalla.”


However, this time Wonho was unable to attend due to health reasons. His agency, Starship Entertainment, stated, “In MONSTA X’s schedule on Show Champion today, Wonho stated that he felt pain in his back and had to be taken to the hospital for examination. We felt it would be difficult for him to appear on broadcast so we ask for understanding from fans. We will also try to give him the best treatment so that he can come back healthy. Sorry for making fans worry.”

During this promotion with “Alligator,” MONSTA X received their 2nd win from MBC’s Show Champion as their popularity and recognition increased significantly among their fans and the general public.

(G)I-DLE – Senorita

On March 6th, 2019, the girl group signed under CUBE Entertainment, (G)I-DLE, won their trophy in MBC’s Show Champion as they entered the top 5 list of the week alongside ITZY with the song “Dalla Dalla,” Taemin with the song “Want,” N.FLYING with the song “Rooftop,” and MONSTA X with the song “Alligator.”


The group that consists of 6 members, Soyeon, Soojin, Minnie, Miyeon, Shuhua, and Yuqi were very surprised to get their win on the music show and defeat the other 4 nominees of the week.

But then, the group shared their gratitude for their fans by uploading their sweet photos together with the trophy and posting it on Instagram with the caption, “Thank you for the trophy that we dedicate to you, Neverland. Thank you!”

BTS – Boy With Luv

On April 24th, 2019, BTS won another trophy from MBC’s Show Champion for the third time. In the 3rd week of April, BTS defeated four other candidates who entered the top 5 of Show Champion, such as BOL4 with the song “Bom,” BLACKPINK with “Kill This Love,” IZ*ONE with the song “Violeta,” and EXO with Chen’s song “Beautiful Goodbye.”


The boy band signed under BigHit Entertainment, BTS, could not attend the program, so they: RM, V, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, Jin, and Jimin expressed their gratitude through short video footage.

In the video, BTS members look so happy while holding their trophy. RM said that they would keep the trophy in their window. “Army (BTS fans) we love you,” concluded BTS. The song, “Boy With Luv” feat. Halsey is the latest BTS song from the album Map of the Soul: Persona released on April 12th, 2019.