Warning: This recap is not spoiler-free. Proceed at your personal threat!
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We’re on the level in any Queendom/Kingdom sequence the place I test the episode operating size earlier than watching and audibly cheer if it’s beneath two hours. Right now was a victory, and thank goodness for that as a result of after final week’s 150-minute bloat-fest we deserve some brevity.
Following that drawn-out vocal unit competitors, it’s time for the dance models and voting outcomes.
3. Group Solar & Moon
2. Group 33
1. Group Galaxy Embracing the Universe
I’m form of shocked on the outcomes of the highest two. I imply, I had them tied in my very own rating, however I totally anticipated Group 33 to take a simple win right here. I assume the Courageous Ladies Queendom curse continues…
Disclaimer: I’m watching the total present, not simply clips on YouTube. So, the enhancing of every performances might inadvertently issue into my rankings. However, I’ll be embedding the total YouTube performances in these posts.
3. KEV1Z – Purr
As their unit title counsel, KEV1Z consists of members from Kep1er and Viviz. Earlier than their efficiency even began, there was somebody shrieking bloody homicide within the viewers. It’s good to listen to the keenness, however I hope the medics have been on standby.
This spherical goes to be bizarre as a result of it’s arduous for me to be impressed with choreography if I don’t benefit from the accompanying tune. Musically, Purr is fairly dang boring. The women promote the perspective, however nothing actually stood out to me. They might’ve leaned into the entire cat theme. As a substitute, it simply felt like the identical strikes each different group does, rearranged and re-ordered.
Then once more, MNET minimize to an viewers member shedding her thoughts and the shrieker from the intro re-emerged when the women struck their closing pose. So, what do I do know?
2. Ex-It – Ka-Growth
This unit is made up of Hyolyn and two members from WJSN, making it the smallest configuration of this spherical. That has its plusses and minuses. I have a tendency to think about smaller models a profit with regards to standing out.
This was one other terrible tune, however I discovered the efficiency extra partaking than KEV1Z’s. With much less performers, it was simpler to concentrate on their expressions and particular person power. Nonetheless, there’s nothing right here that compels me to return and watch it once more. The style was… fascinating.
1. Queen Is Me – I’m Tempted
This unit is comprised of members from LOONA and Courageous Ladies, which seems like an sudden however contemporary mixture. Poor Eunji represents Courageous Ladies on her personal, outnumbered four-to-one by LOONAs.
In a comparatively weak spherical, this was undoubtedly my standout. The tune nonetheless wasn’t for me, nevertheless it felt completely different sufficient from the others to face out. The straightforward staging (black & white + crimson is at all times killer) gave this a way more iconic really feel. And although the choreography didn’t ship something tremendous placing (there was a number of posing), It was extra thrilling to observe than the earlier two phases. Eunji completely owned the stage. What a star.
1. Queen Is Me
My rating often differs considerably from the ultimate vote, so I’m feeling like I did nicely this week!
I assume the Courageous Ladies Queendom curse is… damaged?
2. Hyolyn, LOONA, Viviz
1. Courageous Ladies, WJSN
Wow! I assume the Courageous Ladies curse isn’t simply damaged… it’s smashed to items!
(That’s, till they’re pressured to carry out their absolute worst tune throughout subsequent week’s spherical…)