Watch: “Show Me The Money 8” Crowns Winner + Performances Featuring BewhY, Sam Kim, 10cm, And More
Mnet’s “Show Me The Money 8” has announced the winner through its live finale!
The September 27 broadcast began with Young B, Seo Dong Hyun, TAKUWA and Punchnello as the four remaining rappers. For the semi-final, Young B faced off against Seo Dong Hyun, while TAKUWA took on Punchnello. The winners of each pairing would then advance to the final.
The semi-final performances featured several of this season’s producers, with BewhY rapping alongside Young B, Giriboy sharing the stage with Seo Dong Hyun, and Swings and Kid Milli pumping up the audience with TAKUWA. On the other hand, Punchnello brought on special guests Penomeco and Sam Kim for an explosive performance of his song “Jungle.”
In the first round of voting, Young B beat out Seo Dong Hyun, while Punchnello won over TAKUWA, bringing the two rappers to the final round.
Punchnello got in touch with his emotional side with the melodic “I’m Sorry Because I’m Sorry.” Kwon Jung Yeol of 10cm lent his unique vocals to the track, making for an impactful performance that left some audience members in tears. Young B showcased a different charm with his energetic performance of “No Cap” that featured rapper Osshun Gum and got the audience nodding along to the beat.
After combining text message votes with live audience votes, Punchnello ultimately came out on top with an overwhelming lead, earning 10 million won (approximately $8,300) to Young B’s 5.1 million won (approximately $4,200). He said about his win, “It doesn’t feel real. I never could have imagined it, so I’m really happy.”
Check out all the performances below!
Punchnello – “I’m Sorry Because I’m Sorry” (featuring 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol)
Young B – “No Cap” (featuring Osshun Gum)
Zizo, Layone, livur – Special Stage “Icebreaker”
Ahn Byung Woong, Chillin Homie, The Quiett – Special Stage “Let It Burn”
Punchnello – “Jungle” (featuring Penomeco, Sam Kim)
TAKUWA – “I Want To Go” (featuring Swings, Kid Milli)
Seo Dong Hyun – “Phone Number” (featuring Giriboy)
Young B – “Boy” (featuring BewhY)
Congratulations to Punchnello!