Watch: “Road To Kingdom” Contestants Creatively Try To Become Closer With Their Collaboration Partners
“Road To Kingdom” has shared behind-the-scenes videos of their contestants meeting for their collaboration performances!
On June 1, Mnet released clips of the six remaining groups on “Road to Kingdom” meeting up with their partner groups for their collaboration performance. The three teams are TOO and VERIVERY, ONF and PENTAGON, and ONEUS and The Boyz.
The first clip starts off with the youngest team as VERIVERY are on their way to meet TOO. They reveal their gift of 10 roses for TOO’s 10 members and discuss how to talk to other idol groups, explaining that they have never met up with another celebrity privately.
When they finally meet up, they exchange introductions and gifts, with TOO bringing VERIVERY ice cream. VERIVERY’s Kangmin explains, “Since your debut song is ‘Magnolia‘ we originally wanted to prepare those but they didn’t have any.”
Amidst the stiff and awkward atmosphere, VERIVERY’s Dongheon attempts to relieve the tension and Minchan comments, “Since we’re the youngest team, shouldn’t we have something that only the youngest can do?” They agree that being cute is their advantage and slowly stir up an aegyo battle between their maknaes, VERIVERY’s Kangmin and TOO’s Woonggi.
While PENTAGON await ONF, they talk about missing Jinho who recently enlisted and hilariously try to simulate their first group interaction to ease their nerves.
After arriving, ONF’s MK reveals they knew they would be collaboration partners, explaining, “In the first two rounds, we were always after one another [in the lineup].” PENTAGON’s Kino also mentions the first round, where both ONF’s Wyatt and PENTAGON’s Hongseok revealed their abs.
To amp up their friendly competition, PENTAGON’s Hui suggests they arm wrestle, leading to an impressive win by Hongseok. Hui volunteers himself as the next competitor, shocking everyone by easily winning against ONF’s Hyojin and J-Us.
In the third clip, ONEUS shyly make their way into The Boyz’s meeting room. They comment that it’s the same room The Boyz discussed their first place winning performance and Gunhee excitedly exclaims, “I saw it on TV!”
Juyeon is the first The Boyz member to join ONEUS until Sunwoo comes and breaks the awkward silence. Juyeon hilariously tries to trick Sunwoo into dancing for ONEUS until Sangyeon walks in and comfortably greets ONEUS, proving his ESFP MBTI (Myers Briggs type indicator).
Once Q and New join The Boyz as the group’s final representative members, they all decide to play I Am Ground to introduce themselves in a fun way.