250 male idols. 250 female idols. Only 9 of each will emerge as the finalists.
29 May 2017 - 11:16 AM  UPDATED 29 May 2017 - 11:19 AM

With Mnet's K-pop competition program Produce 101 gathering quite a bit of attention in recent weeks, rival broadcaster KBS is prepping to launch its own K-pop idol audition show.

According to a new report, KBS has invested 7 billion Korean Won into a new K-pop idol audition show tenatively titled "The Final 99 Match." In comparison to Produce 101, the show will take on a new competition angle in which trainees are not allowed to participate and will feature 500 K-pop idols (250 male, 250 female) going head-to-head, all of whom have experience in releasing an album but have yet to see success.

Out of the 250 male and 250 female competing idols, only 9 male and 9 female contestants will survive the show. the winners of this new KBS program will then either promote as a solo gender group or as a co-ed group. 

No premiere details for this new show have been revealed yet, so stay tuned for more news and announcements!

Are you excited for "The Final 99 Match?"


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