The survival program Mix & Match, which will be choosing the members of YG’s new boy group iKON, will be launching its final match.
On October 14, YG announced, “The final match of Mix & Match, which will ‘mix’ the talent, charms and individuality of the team B members and three trainees in order to ‘match’ them into the best combination to debut as a new boy group iKON, will be taking place on October 22 at 8 p.m. (KST) in Korea University, Anam-dong, Seoul.”
YG released a poster announcing the schedule for the final match on October 14 through its official blog.
As Mix & Match is a hot issue in and out of Korea, gathering over 40,000 and 60,000 voters in Osaka and Beijing on October 5 and 11, respectively, the final match to finalize the iKON members is expected to gather interest from around the globe.
The nine members, who showed their talents and charms through ‘Free Match,’ which was equivalent to the mock test of the final match, and ‘Collaboration Match’ working with YG’s female vocalists, will be presenting their last round of competition through the final match.
It has also been reported that YG family members, including Big Bang and 2NE1, will also be attending the final match.
The viewers who want to attend the final match can apply through G market’s mobile app from October 14 through 19. The attending audience members can vote once the nine trainees’ last match is over and the results will be included in the final results.
Meanwhile, Mix & Match airs every Thursday at 11 p.m. through Mnet and portal site Naver’s TV Cast. It can be replayed through Naver TV Cast and YG’s official blog and the final match airing on October 22 will also be revealed through broadcast.