Watch: “Produce 48” Contestants Perform Songs By BLACKPINK, TWICE, Red Velvet, And More In Intense Team Battles
The July 6 episode of “Produce 48” featured more performances from the much-anticipated team battles!
The contestants formed teams for this part of the competition, with groups paired up to go head to head with the same song, for a total of 16 groups and eight songs. The songs included AOA’s “Short Hair,” Red Velvet’s “Peek-A-Boo,” GFRIEND’s “Love Whisper,” I.O.I’s “Very Very Very,” BLACKPINK’s “BOOMBAYAH,” AKB48’s “High Tension,” KARA’s “Mamma Mia” (Japanese version), and TWICE’s “Like OOH-AHH” (Japanese version).
In the team battles, the individual members of each group were voted on separately based on their positions, with their votes combined to determine their total team score. The team with the most audience votes (for each of the eight songs) was given an additional benefit of 1,000 votes for each member.
The team battles began last week with performances of “Love Whisper,” and the remaining 14 teams took to the stage in the July 6 episode.
At the end of the battles, the show revealed the overall ranking of the studio audience votes for the contestants’ performances. Before benefit votes were added, Yabuki Nako came in first, with Ko Yu Jin in second place and Heo Yun Jin in third.
When the 1,000 benefit points for members of the winning teams were added, the rankings shifted so that while Yabuki Nako remained in first with 1,330 points, Heo Yun Jin came in second with 1,118 and Goto Moe in third with 1,172.
The scores from these performances will be combined with online votes to determine who will be the first contestants to be eliminated from the show next week, with contestants in spots outside of the top 58 being sent home. While realtime rankings for online votes weren’t announced this week, you can check out last week’s realtime rankings here.
Watch this week’s performances below!
Red Velvet’s “Peek-A-Boo”
Team 1: Jang Gyu Ri, Wang Yi Ren, Lee Ga Eun, Alex Christine, Matsui Jurina, and Bae Eun Young.
Team 2 (Winner): Hong Ye Ji, Shitao Miu, Kato Yuuka, Lee Yu Jeong, Kim Yu Bin, and Kim Da Hye.
AOA’s “Short Hair”
Team 1 (Winner): Jo Yu Ri, Takahashi Juri, Kim Si Hyeon, Kojima Mako, Yu Min Young, and Kim Min Seo.
Team 2: Imada Mina, Lee Si An, Hasegawa Rena, Matsuoka Natsumi, and Ahn Ye Won.
KARA’s “Mamma Mia”
Team 1 (Winner): Murase Sae, Nakanishi Chiyori, Park Min Ji, Park Ji Eun, and Kim Hyun Ah.
Team 2: Choi Sa Eun, Miyazaki Miho, Cho Sa Rang, Shin Soo Hyun, Murakawa Bibian, and Shinozaki Ayana.
AKB48’s “High Tension”
Team 1: Iwatate Saho, Cho Yeong In, Yoon Hae Sol, Kim Da Yeon, Mogi Shinobu, and Nakano Ikumi.
Team 2 (Winner): Heo Yun Jin, Takeuchi Miyu, Oda Erina, Cho Ah Yeong, and Kim Su Yun.
Team 1: Park Chan Ju, Lee Chae Jeong, Ko Yu Jin, Won Seo Yeon, and Kim So Hee.
Team 2 (Winner): Han Cho Won, Kang Hye Won, Chiba Erii, Sato Minami, Asai Nanami, and Asai Yuka.
TWICE’s “Like OOH-AHH”
Team 1 (Winner): Lee Seung Hyeon, Park Hae Yoon, Kim Chae Won, Goto Moe, Hwang So Yeon, and Kim Do Ah.
Team 2: Park Seo Young, Lee Ha Eun, Naiki Kokoro, Jinny Park, and Choi Yeon Soo.
I.O.I’s “Very Very Very”
Team 1 (Winner): Jang Won Young, Na Go Eun, Choi Ye Na, Shiroma Miru, Honda Hitomi, and An Yu Jin.
Team 2: Kim Cho Yeon, Kwon Eun Bi, Lee Chae Yeon, Miyawaki Sakura, Motomura Aoi, and Kim Min Ju.
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