Contestant Youngji has narrowly topped the polls to win the first round of TV reality show “Kara Project.” She beat out nearest rival Somin by just over one percentage point.
Third place was also a closely run race, with Chaekyung holding off the challenge of Sojin and Chaewon, clinging to third spot by just a fraction of a percent. Trailing behind on just over 11% was Shiyoon, while Yooji finished bottom of the pile with 10.99%. You can check out the full results breakdown here. The result came as something of a surprise, as Young Ji recorded a relatively low score from the expert panel.
The results will be determined each week by combining the expert panel’s scores with viewers’ votes to produce a combined total.
Seven girls are taking part in the show, which is being run by Kara’s music agency DSP Entertainment, in association with cable TV station MBC Music. The ultimate prize for successful contestants will be a chance to join Kara as potential new members. Kara is currently operating as a trio following the departure of members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung.
The show airs on Tuesdays on MBC Music at 6pm, Korean Time.