Soompi K-Pop Idol Vocalist Challenge: Semifinal Round

And then there were four. Welcome to the semifinals of the K-Pop Idol Vocalist Challenge!

Round 3 proved to be even more brutal than Round 2, with talented vocals like Ailee, IU, BIGBANG Daesung, and Super Junior Kyuhyun being knocked out. Possibly the biggest surprise was how large some of the margins were. JYJ Junsu, EXO Chen, and TVXQ Changmin won in their respective quadrants with giant leads of over 20 percent, and it was clear early on who the victor would most likely be.

Of the staff picks (Ailee, Kyuhyun, Girls’ Generation Taeyeon, FTISLAND Hongki) that were brought back from eliminated Round 2 contestants, only FTISLAND Hongki managed to scrape by, narrowly beating BIGBANG Daesung.

Here are the full results for Round 3:


1st place: FTISLAND Hongki

2nd place: BIGBANG Daesung

3rd place: INFINITE Sungkyu


1st place: JYJ Junsu

2nd place: BIGBANG Taeyang

3rd place: Girls’ Generation Taeyeon


1st place: EXO Chen

2nd place: A Pink Eunji

3rd place: Super Junior Kyuhyun


1st place: TVXQ Changmin

2nd place: IU

3rd place: Ailee

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best idol vocalist quarterfinals

Now, for the semifinals, our match-ups are FTISLAND Hongki vs. EXO Chen and JYJ Junsu vs. TVXQ Changmin. Good luck!

The voting will remain open until Tuesday, February 17, at 5 p.m. (KST). You can vote once every 12 hours! (Note: Spam votes will be removed.)

Are you ready? Turn the page to start!

First up is Hongki vs. Chen.

FTISLAND Hongki vs. EXO Chen


EXO Chen

JYJ Junsu vs. TVXQ Changmin

JYJ Junsu

TVXQ Changmin

Thanks for voting! Remember, you can come back in 12 hours! The polls will remain open until February 17, at 5 p.m. KST.

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