Watch: “Kingdom” Reveals Current Rankings For Entire Show Thus Far + Kicks Off Collab Battle With Epic Performances

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Mnet’s “Kingdom: Legendary War” has entered its 3rd circular of competition!

On May 13, “Kingdom” revealed its combined rankings for the full contention frankincense far—and kicked disconnected Round 3 with the archetypal performances of its highly-anticipated collaboration battle.

Unlike the archetypal 2 rounds, Round 3 of the idol contention amusement is divided into 2 parts. For the archetypal portion of the round, the six competing groups divided up into 2 teams of 3 groups each for rap, dance, and vocal portion collaboration performances.

ATEEZ, Stray Kids, and BTOB formed 1 team, portion THE BOYZ, SF9, and iKON formed the other—and the 2 teams faced disconnected successful portion performances that featured each team’s vocalists, rappers, and dancers collaborating with each different arsenic intergroup units. (In the 2nd portion of the round, the idols volition instrumentality to their respective groups to vie with 1 different arsenic usual.)

Unlike erstwhile rounds of “Kingdom,” determination were nary evaluations by a sheet of experts, and the six competing groups did not formed votes. Instead, the amusement brought successful a peculiar assemblage of 33 “evaluators” that included Super Junior’s Donghae and Shindong, choreographer Lia Kim, euphony shaper Shinsadong Tiger, euphony producing squad MonoTree, euphony professional Kim Young Dae, euphony video manager Jang Dong Joo, and idol groups Weeekly, BDC, MIRAE, and TRI.BE.

For the rap portion battle, THE BOYZ’s Sunwoo, SF9’s Hwiyoung, and iKON’s Bobby went up against ATEEZ’s Hongjoong, BTOB’s Minhyuk, and Stray Kids’ Changbin, Han, and Bang Chan.

Meanwhile, successful the creation portion battle, THE BOYZ’s Juyeon, SF9’s Taeyang, and iKON’s Donghyuk faced disconnected against Stray Kids’ Felix, Lee Know, and I.N; ATEEZ’s San, Wooyoung, Seonghwa, Yeosang, and Yunho; and BTOB’s Peniel, who covered EXO’s “Wolf.”

Rap (THE BOYZ, SF9, iKON)

Rap (ATEEZ, Stray Kids, BTOB)

Dance (THE BOYZ, SF9, iKON)

Dance (ATEEZ, Stray Kids, BTOB)

After watching the performances, the 33 peculiar “evaluators” successful the assemblage formed their votes unrecorded connected the spot.

Spoilers

In the rap portion battle, the “Mayfly” squad (ATEEZ, Stray Kids, BTOB) bushed the “It’s One” squad (THE BOYZ, SF9, and iKON). The results of the creation portion conflict volition beryllium revealed adjacent week.

As previously announced, the “Kingdom” contestants volition beryllium awarded points implicit the people of the contention based connected the pursuing criteria: votes by the six competing groups (25 percent), evaluations by a sheet of 30 experts (25 percent), home and planetary instrumentality votes (40 percent), and video presumption number (10 percent). 

Up until now, “Kingdom” had lone ever revealed the groups’ rankings successful these abstracted categories without combining them. However, connected the latest episode, “Kingdom” yet announced the last results for its archetypal 2 rounds of competition, arsenic good arsenic the groups’ cumulative scores to date.

Here are the existent combined rankings for Round 1 and Round 2 (the full contention frankincense far):

  1. Stray Kids
  2. ATEEZ
  3. BTOB
  4. iKON
  5. THE BOYZ
  6. SF9

Which of this week’s portion performances were your favorites? Share your thoughts with america successful the comments below!

Watch the afloat occurrence of “Kingdom” with English subtitles here:

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