Update: TWICE’s Sana, Wanna One’s Lee Dae Hwi, And Chungha To Be First Global MC Crew For “M!Countdown”
Updated April 26 KST:
“M!Countdown” has announced the first global MC crew!
On the April 26 episode, TWICE’s Sana, Wanna One’s Lee Dae Hwi, and Chungha will kick off the system as the first MCs. All three of them are proficient in different languages like Japanese and English.
The global MC crew will continue each week with a new lineup including members of groups like TWICE, Red Velvet, NCT, and SEVENTEEN.
Mnet’s music show “M!Countdown” will be taking on some big changes!
In order to consider more of the global K-pop market, the weekly chart criteria has been adjusted. Global fan votes and social media will now account for larger proportions of the final scores to determine the “M!Countdown” winner each week.
A new corner called “Song of the Day” will be revealed to also focus on the music trends in Korea. For the separate “Song of the Day” weekly chart, the score will be made up of 30 percent digital streaming, 30 percent social media, 20 percent karaoke, 15 percent trends, and 5 percent mobile. The social media score will look at view counts and likes on Korean Facebook videos, the karaoke score will calculate how much songs are sung at karaoke, and the mobile score will be based on ringtones. The song that places first on the chart will be revealed through the “Song of the Day” corner each week.
In addition, “M!Countdown” will now be hosted by a global MC crew. Idols who are proficient in different languages will introduce the “M!Countdown” chart and host special corners to interact with global K-pop fans. Each week will feature a unique new combination of MCs.
The new changes for “M!Countdown” will be first revealed on the April 26 episode. Wanna One’s Lee Dae Hwi has been announced as one of the MCs for the week.
Stay tuned to find out who else will be part of the global MC crew!