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

NU-EST – Bet Bet

On May 8th, 2019, NU’EST appeared on MBC’s Show Champion and performed with other groups and singers such as Super Junior, D&E, N.Flying, Park Bom, and Twice. But apparently, their appearance that day was a special performance.

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Because, on that day, they managed to bring home their first victory cup for the song, “BET BET.” NU’EST defeated several other artists who were included in the top 5 of the week, such as BTS, Twice, and N.Flying.

To celebrate their victory, Hwang Minhyun and his members gave a short speech by thanking the fans and staff who helped them. “Fans, thank you for being with NU’EST for a long time. This is very touching. We will work even harder,” Minhyun said.

This is a special victory for NU’EST since it is NU’EST’s first trophy as a full group in 7 years since their debut. It is well known that Minhyun has won several music show awards while promoting with Wanna One, while JR, Baekho, Ren, and Aron have also felt the first win as part of a subunit, NU’EST W.

Chungha – Snapping

On June 3rd, 2019, Chungha won her first victory with the song “Snapping” on MBC’s Show Champion. The victory was won by Chungha after defeating the four heaviest opponents, such as Red Velvet with “Zimzalabim,” VIXX’s Leo with “Romanticism,” “Side Effect” by Stray Kids, and “Uh-Oh” by the girl group (G) I-DLE.

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The song titled “Snapping” itself is the title track of Chungha’s latest album titled Flourishing which was released on June 24th, 2019. The song was released along with 4 other songs namely “Flourishing,” “We Had Fun,” “Chica,” and also “Call It Love.”

In this comeback, the singer of the song “Snapping” is intentionally presenting something different. This can be seen from the work that she presents, in which some of the songs are her original works. From a total of 4 songs, Chungha also contributed as a figure who arranged her latest song. Not only arranging, but Chungha also said that she also contributed to writing the lyrics.

Red Velvet – Umpah Umpah

On August 28th, 2019, Red Velvet won their trophy again in the music program with their latest song, “Umpah Umpah.” In the episode of MBC’s Show Champion, the song “Umpah Umpah” by Red Velvet was nominated in the top 5 of the week competing against the song “ICY” from ITZY, CIX’s song “Movie Star,” JBJ 95’s song “SPARK,” and “Tiki-Taka (99%)” by Weki Meki.

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At the end of the episode, the song “Umpah Umpah” came out as the winner and brought Red Velvet their second victory trophy since the comeback with the mini-album The ReVe Festival: Day 2.

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In her appearance on MBC’s Show Champion this time, one of the members of Red Velvet, Irene, received quite a lot of attention. The netters commented on the body of the oldest member of Red Velvet, who looks short in the photo and also her hairstyle.

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“She’s really bad at dancing,” commented the netter. “Come on, don’t take pictures of the whole body,” said another netter. “Her bangs are not a good style. She looks better if her forehead is visible,” said another.

Meanwhile, Red Velvet still produced achievements at the show this time because it took the trophy from MBC’s Show Champion as the winner of this episode.

X1 – Flash

On September 4th, 2019, X1, the boy band that just made their debut from a survival show, Mnet’s Produce X 101, won their 2nd trophy on MBC’s Show Champion and defeated another top 4 nominees of the week, such as Red Velvet, JBJ 95, ITZY, and The Boyz.

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Beside promoting with the group that just made their debut on August 27th, 2019, with 11 members, they also performed other songs in MBC’s Show Champion, such as “Like Always” and “I’m Here For You.” With a huge amount of fans, the performance of X1 in this music show has gained more attention from the public.

X1 were also categorized as ‘Monster Rookies’ because they won many awards from the music shows and placed on the 1st rank defeating many seniors who became the nominees of the episode that could have a high possibility to win.

TWICE – Feel Special

On October 2nd, 2019, a girl group under the control of JYP Entertainment, TWICE, won their first trophy on MBC’s music show Show Champion for their comeback with the song “Feel Special.”

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The members of TWICE expressed their excitement through a short speech. But it turned out that the speech was successful in making the fans become gloomy at the same time. This happened because the members of TWICE revealed that their victory trophy was dedicated to Mina Myoui who could not participate in the promotion due to health problems.

“Thanks to our members, especially Mina, who was brave and prepared an album with us even though it was definitely not easy,” Nayeon said in her speech. “Thanks to Mina too, I love you, my members,” Momo continued. “Mina unnie, we got an award!” Dahyun said. “We can’t perform all 9, but we will definitely give this to Mina,” concluded Sana.

As you know, Mina who was previously on a temporary hiatus due to anxiety disorders also appeared in the music video and the production of the comeback album. But unfortunately, the agency announced that although Mina participated in the production of the album, the member who comes from Japan would not participate in the promotion.

“Mina participated in the album production, but she will be absent from the showcase and promotion for their 8th mini-album. We ask for your understanding,” said the agency representative.

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In addition, “Feel Special” is the work of Park Jin-young himself with Ollipop and Hayley Aitken. The JYP Entertainment boss claimed to be inspired to write lyrics after having a conversation with TWICE members, where they shared the emotions they felt for 4 years since their debut.


That was all the information about the winners of MBC’s Show Champion in 2019 and the details about the show itself. There’s a lot of groups and singers that have a very high potential to become the winners of music programs and shows. As fans, let’s keep supporting their comebacks and promotions in the future so their hard work as an idol will pay off!