Soompi K-pop Idol Vocalist Challenge: Round 1 (First Half)

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So far, Soompi has posted the K-pop Rap Battle, K-pop Dance Madness, and Ideal Type World Cup. Can you tell what’s missing from this trio of tournaments? That’s right, the vocalists. Let’s correct that situation by presenting the Soompi K-pop Idol Vocalist Challenge!

We’re naming 48 of the most highly-regarded singers in the world of K-pop, and it’ll be up to YOU to decide the winner! All you have to do is listen to the video clip of all the contestants and vote. This tournament is our biggest yet! There are so many great K-pop vocalists that we just couldn’t skip, and we really wanted to include some of the lesser-known singers in the genre who have fantastic voices.

Although we love all of our big-name idols, we really encourage you to take the time to check out the singing clips of talented folks such as Spica’s Boa and Kim Bohyung, Davichi’s Lee Haeri, Bebe Mignon’s Ben, and Mamamoo’s Solar and Whee In. Hopefully you’ll discover some singers you hadn’t known before!

With this volume of contestants, we’re changing up the tournament format a bit. For Round 1, we’re dividing the battle in two halves, so this time around, you’ll be voting for the Pink, Red, Orange, and Yellow groups. You can vote once per round every 12 hours. We will be clearing out spam votes, so don’t even bother!

The first half will end on Saturday, 5 p.m. KST; we’ll be posting the second half clips and polls soon afterward. In addition to the first-place winner from each bracket, we’re also allowing the top remaining contestant from each pair of brackets to proceed. So even if your favorite contestant isn’t going to win in his or her round of three, don’t fret – as long as s/he gets the most votes of any remaining contestant in the two brackets, s/he will be able to move on! And even if s/he doesn’t move on, we may incorporate “staff saves” in our upcoming Round 2.

Stay tuned, listen carefully to these great clips we’ve compiled, and remember to vote, vote, vote!

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