Welcome to another recap of WIN: Who is Next! This episode features the rest of the second battle. As promised, I will definitely talk about the performances that were aired in episode 7 too. So sit down and be prepared, this one is a bumpy ride.
As mentioned last week, YG picked a song for each group to perform. Team B performs Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Team A performs Tamia’s “Officially Missing you”. In round 1 Team B got to choose the order, YG lets Team A choose the order in round 2. They opt out in going first and decide to go second.
Song Selection Round:
Team B performs “Baby”, and all the judges find it fresh and a fun performance to watch. The judges comment on how Bobby seemed a little awkward because it wasn’t straight up hip-hop. I agree, he seemed to be out of place. On the other hand, I thought everyone else did a good job in acting cute and young. All their performances to this one were “mature” for their age. These kids are still in high school. It was nice to see a performance displaying their freshness as youngsters.
Team A sang “Officially Missing you”. Kang Seung-Yoon based their performance on Akdong Musician’s performance on K-Pop Star Season 2. Akdong musician visits them in the previous episode. All we get is cute and hilarious antics from Team A.
Back to the performance, Team A wrote korean lyrics for the song base on their experiences. While Min-Ho was rapping his part, he missed a beat but quickly got back on track. I really enjoyed the softness that Team A showed us. The judges on the other hand didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. JYP comments that on stage they had the mentality to not make a mistake and it showed. I kind of agree, but I think that their song and arrangement was more difficult than Team B’s, so it felt like they had to concentrate on it more.
Team B 260 Team A 254
Team B: HOT! Has anybody else noticed that Team B always incorporates The Bernie. It makes me love them even more <3.
Team A: SEXY! They were so good. I love how they made sure Min-Ho was in the dance performance even though he couldn’t dance. So cool!
I love how they both decided to go with the school theme. The score after the dance battle is: Team B with 534 and Team A with 525.
Team B created the song “Winnin”. Judges weren’t too thrilled with their composition. It was catchy and it was hip-hop, something they are very good at.
Team A with Kang Seung-Yoon’s composition “Smile Again”. They were really good. You could tell that everyone was happy with the result. YG commented on Seung-Hoon singing the song before their stage and he knew that it was going to be a good one.
Team B: 788 Team A: 792
Team A finally WINS!! Yeah!!