Mnet′s Superstar K4 will launch its live finals today (October 12), and the mission for the upcoming episode has been revealed in advance.
The theme for the first live episode revealed by Mnet on October 12 is ′first love′. The episode is thus expected to center on how well the contestants present songs related to first love as well as provide a peek into some stories about the contestants′ own first loves.
Producer Kim Tae Eun of Superstar K4 said, "The contestants have stayed together in camp for the last 50 days to deliver a great performance on the live stage. You can look forward to it."
The contestants have camped together since late August, and have continued to practice for their performances with the help of many renowned musical experts. How their looks have changed dramatically is also expected to draw interest for the episode.
The ten teams Kim Jung Hwan, Gye Bum Joo, Roy Kim, Yoo Seung Woo, Jung Joon Young, Ahn Ye Seul, Lee Ji Hye, Dickpunks, Volume and Honey G have been confirmed for the finals.
A few won′t be making it to the next round after the day′s competition. In Superstar K2, Kim Greem, Kim So Jung and Lee Bo Ram didn′t make it, while in Superstar K3, Haze and Min Hoon Ki were eliminated in the first live episode.
The standards for elimination are also out. 60 percent of the points will come from a live text poll, 30 percent from the judges′ decisions and 10 percent from a pre-broadcast online poll. In the previous season, 35 percent was given to judges while pre-broadcast polls counted for five percent.
Psy, Yoon Mirae and Lee Seung Chul will continue to act as judges for the live broadcasts.
Psy′s participance is especially gaining attention, as he is currently in the midst of a hectic schedule thanks to the enormous success of Gangnam Style. He will be flying back and forth from Korea to the United States, while also heading to Australia on the 15 to appear on The X-Factor Australia.
The pre-broadcast polls will take place from the second live episode.
The recorded singles of the songs the contestants sang during the live broadcast will be released every following Monday through music sites such as Mnet, Melon, Bugs and Olleh Music. The first batch of singles will come on October 15. Music fans are looking forward to how the songs will fare on the general charts, and whether there were be any monster hits like Superstar K2 Kang Seung Yoon′s Instinctively and Superstar K3 Busker Busker′s Tokyo Girl.
The last final between the last two contestants is set to take place on November 23.
Photo credit: Mnet
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