Mnet’s Kim Ki Woong (content producer) recently announced that “Superstar K,” currently caught up in controversy, will definitely be back next year.
There had been a lot of talk about the legitimacy of “Superstar K” after Brad Moore of last year’s winning band, Busker Busker, revealed a lot of behind-the-scenes information about the show in an American interview.
Kim Ki Woong said, “It’s not a matter of whether or not the show will continue anymore. ‘Superstar K’ is a sort of brand and an annual festival. As long as it is possible, we will continue the show.”
When asked about the show’s loss of popularity, Kim Ki Woong replied that they still have a lot of things to show the public. He explained that there are a lot of contestants who do well in practice, but lose a lot to nerve in the live broadcasts, and that he thinks they will be able to do well in the remaining shows.
Currently, the remaining contestants on “Superstar K5” are Park Shi Hwan, Park Jae Jung, Song Hui Jin, Jang Won Ki, and Kim Min Ji.