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Superstar K 2016 (Hangul슈퍼스타 K 2016) is the eighth current season of the South Korean television talent show series Superstar K, which premiered on 22 September 2016 on Mnet and airs every Thursday night at 9:40PM KST. Eliminations are determined in every episode, based on text message votes and online votes that are open to the entire public. The winner of Superstar K 2016 will receive 500,000,000 won (US$470,990). Kim Bum-soo had been confirmed return to appear on the show. Gummy, Gil Seong-joon, Kim Yeon-woo, Brave Brothers, Ailee, Han Sung-ho of FNC Entertainment have joined him in the list of judges. The lineup is a mixture of veteran singers and producers in the industry.

Superstar K 2016
Season 8
Broadcast fromSeptember 22 (2016-09-22) – December 8, 2016 (2016-12-08)
Judges
Host(s)Kim Sung-joo
Broadcaster
Finals venueCJ E&M Center Multi-studio
Runtime80-90 minutes
Winner
Kim Young Geun
Song"이사랑 (이사랑 버리자) [ I Sarang (I Sarang Beorija) ]"
Runner-up
Lee Ji Eun
Chronology

The judges will be separated into the categories of "Legendary Vocal", "Trendy Artist", and "Star Maker". The contestants will be judged not only on their vocals but their star power, public appeal, and potential.

An Mnet representative stated, "Superstar K 2016 will show the most change among all the Superstar K seasons. In order to show the audiences something new, we will be transforming the show all the way from the judging lineup. Please anticipate the new season."

This is the first season to be produced by Signal Entertainment Group for Mnet due to the 890 million won contract between the former and Mnet's owners CJ E&M on May 2016. Signal was the production company behind the hit but controversial Mnet girl group survival program Produce 101.

Contents

Broadcasting timeEdit

BroadcastEdit

Network Broadcasting Dates Broadcasting Time
Mnet · tvN September 22 – December 8, 2016 Every Thu 9:40 - 11:00 PM (KST).
Ep9,Ep10-12(Live) 9:30 - 11:00 PM (KST).

Winner PrizeEdit

300₩ million cash prize +
200₩ million recording contract
Album Debut

Selection processEdit

Audition Period: April 11, 2016 – July 10, 2016

For Korean Speakers:

this season, the options of applying via KakaoTalk. also became available.

For Non-Korean Speakers:

Apply directly on mnet.com by uploading video of you singing. Click here for the application page.

In addition, in-person overseas auditions are planned to take place in the US at Shepard University in Los Angeles, Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Born Star Training Center in New York.

Audition city Date Venue
Los Angeles May 14, 2016 Shepherd University
Boston May 18, 2016 Berklee College of Music (practice room)
New York City May 20, 2016 Born Star Training Center

Audition Rounds GuideEdit

  • Rounds 1 : 20-Second Battle

competitors are given 20 seconds to appeal on their singing skills . Judges can press the "plus" button to extend the auditioner's singing time by 10 seconds and one can only allow a maximum of 30 seconds. However, if the singer fails to receive more time, the four Judges' Approvals can pass the singer to the next round, of He the Automatically drops OUT, even if the singer was given the full minute and 30 seconds to perform on stage.

  • Round 2 : Battle Point Out (64 Teams)
  • Round 3 : 2vs2 (40 Teams)
  • Round 4 : Finals TOP10 (26 Teams)
    • Double Final Mission
    • Solo mission

FinalistsEdit

TOP 10Edit

  • Jinwon (ko)
  • Jo Min Wook
  • Corona
  • Lee Ji Eun
  • Lee Sarah
  • Yoo Da Bin
  • Park Hye Won
  • Kim Ye Sung
  • Dong Woo Seok
  • Kim Young Geun

Elimination chartEdit

Contestant Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12
Kim Young Geun SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Lee Ji Eun SAFE SAFE SAFE RUNNER-UP
Park Hye Won SAFE SAFE Eliminated
Jo Min Wook SAFE SAFE Eliminated
Corona SAFE Eliminated
Lee Sarah SAFE Eliminated
Dong Woo Seok SAFE Eliminated
Kim Ye Sung Eliminated
Yoo Da Bin Eliminated
Jinwon Eliminated

FinalsEdit

TOP 10 - First Stage (November 17, 2016)Edit

  • Judges Score 50% + Population Votes 40% + Online Pre Votes 10%

PerformanceEdit

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Judges Score Judges Score Average
Ailee Brave Brother Kim Yeon Woo Han Seong Ho Kim Bum Soo GUMMY GILL
1 Park Hye Won Yoon Bok-hee - Move 99 95 98 90 95 98 82 94
2 Lee Sarah Frederic Weatherly - Danny Boy 90 80 86 88 79 84 74 83
3 Kim Ye Sung Bulnabang Star Sausage Club - In Mud 79 77 83 78 85 79 66 78
4 Lee Ji Eun Kim Hyun-Sik - Went Away 94 90 98 89 92 92 80 91
5 Dong Woo Seok Jung Joon-young - Spotless Mind 89 84 93 78 83 80 77 83
6 Yoo Da Bin Lee So-La - Track9 81 78 94 83 84 83 72 82
7 Jo Min Wook Han Dong Geun - Amazing You 93 90 95 87 89 88 70 87
8 Corona g.o.d - One Candle 97 94 94 85 91 93 78 90
9 Jinwon V.One - Shaving 74 72 92 79 78 77 65 77
10 Kim Young Geun Han Dae-soo - To Happy World 92 89 93 87 93 89 78 89

ResultsEdit

Rank Order Contestant Judges Score Population + Online Score Sum Score Result
1 4 Lee Ji Eun 635 696 1331 TOP 7
2 10 Kim Young Geun 621 675 1296 TOP 7
3 2 Park Hye Won 657 597 1254 TOP 7
4 7 Jo Min Wook 612 618 1230 TOP 7
5 1 Corona 632 592 1224 TOP 7
6 3 Lee Sarah 581 559 1140 TOP 7
7 5 Dong Woo Seok 584 538 1122 TOP 7
8 3 Kim Ye Sung 547 505 1052 Eliminated
9 6 Yoo Da Bin 575 476 1051 Eliminated
10 9 Jinwon 537 439 976 Eliminated

TOP 7 - Judge's Mission (November 24, 2016)Edit

  • Judges Score 50% + SMS Votes 45% + Online Pre Votes 5%

PerformanceEdit

Order Contestant Producer Song (original artist) Judges Score Judges Score Average
Ailee Brave Brother Kim Yeon Woo Han Seong Ho Kim Bum Soo GUMMY GILL
1 Corona Brave Brother Nell - Time Spent Walking Through Memories 90 90 87 87 89 84 88
2 Park Hye Won Ailee Boohwal - Lonely Night 90 87 90 94 91 89 90
3 Lee Sarah Han Seong Ho Poet and Village Headmaster - Thorn Tree 85 86 85 82 87 79 84
4 Kim Young Geun GILL WoongSan - I Sing the Blue 93 89 93 92 96 95 93
5 Dong Woo Seok Kim Bum Soo MATE - Fly To The Sky 87 85 88 80 87 86 86
6 Jo Min Wook Kim Yeon Woo Yim Jae-beom - The Flight 87 88 85 92 89 86 88
7 Lee Ji Eun GUMMY Jessie J - Bang Bang 91 91 93 92 98 90 93

ResultsEdit

Rank Order Contestant Judges Score SMS + Online Score Sum Score Result
1 4 Kim Young Geun 558 596 1154 TOP 4
2 6 Jo Min Wook 527 560 1087 TOP 4
3 7 Lee Ji Eun 555 529 1084 TOP 4
4 2 Park Hye Won 541 489 1030 TOP 4
5 1 Corona 527 460 987 Eliminated
6 3 Lee Sarah 513 423 936 Eliminated
7 5 Dong Woo Seok 504 387 891 Eliminated

TOP 4 - My Style by Kim Gun-mo (December 1, 2016)Edit

  • Judges Score 50% + SMS Votes 45% + Online Pre Votes 5%

PerformanceEdit

Order Contestant Song (original artist) Judges Score Judges Score Average
Ailee Brave Brother Kim Yeon Woo Han Seong Ho Kim Bum Soo GUMMY GILL
1 Jo Min Wook Kim Gun-mo - Beautiful Goodbye 89 80 94 85 93 85 84 87
2 Kim Young Geun Kim Gun-mo - I Owe It All To You 95 89 94 92 91 91 88 91
3 Lee Ji Eun Kim Gun-mo - SINGER 93 95 96 94 98 93 86 94
4 Park Hye Won Kim Gun-mo - I'm Sorry 89 84 95 91 91 92 82 89

ResultsEdit

Rank Order Contestant Judges Score SMS + Online Score Sum Score Result
1 2 Kim Young Geun 640 699 1339 FINAL
2 3 Lee Ji Eun 655 610 1265 FINAL
3 4 Park Hye Won 624 517 1141 Eliminated
4 1 Jo Min Wook 610 428 1038 Eliminated

FINAL (December 8, 2016)Edit

  • Judges Score 50% + SMS Votes 45% + Online Pre Votes 5%

PerformanceEdit

Order Contestant First song (Special Stage) Special Stage Featuring Order Second song (Final Stage) Judges Score Judges Score Average
Ailee Brave Brother Kim Yeon Woo Han Seong Ho Kim Bum Soo GUMMY GILL
1 Kim Young Geun Crush (Feat. Gaeko) - Hug Me Gaeko 4 Lim Jae Wook (Position) - I Sarang (Ost. The City Hall) 94 93 96 96 98 98 92 95
2 Lee Ji Eun Deulgukhwa - Till the Morning Comes Yoo Sung-Eun 3 Park Hyo-shin - Breath 90 93 98 93 96 98 90 94
  • TOP2 Special Stage: Kim Young Geun + Lee Ji Eun : "Lee Moon-se - Farewell My Love"
  • TOP10&Kim Bum-soo&Kim Yeon-woo Special Stage: Jinwon + Jo Min Wook + Corona + Lee Ji Eun + Lee Sarah + Yoo Da Bin + Park Hye Won + Kim Ye Sung + Dong Woo Seok + Kim Young Geun + Kim Bum-soo + Kim Yeon-woo : "NOW N NEW Various Artists - 하나되어"

ResultsEdit

Rank Order Contestant Online Judges Score SMS + Online Score Sum Score Result
1 1 Kim Young Geun 58.4% 667 700 1367 WINNER
2 2 Lee Ji Eun 41.6% 658 567 1225 RUNNER-UP

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Contestant Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
2016 탈진
(Exhausted)
Kim Young Geun 30 [1]
  • KOR: 164498+
SuperStarK 2016 #1
너의 손 잡고
(Holding Your Hand)
Corona -
  • KOR: -
Lay Me Down Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 Kim Young Geun - Lay Me Down
Catch The Star Youngja Dolim -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 #2
오늘도
(Today)
Junhyuk Park -
  • KOR: -
고칠게
(I'm Gona Change)
Jinwon -
  • KOR: -
Lost Choi Solji -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 #3
바보처럼 살았군요
(Lived Like a Fool)
Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 #4
옛사랑
(Old Love)
Lee Sarah -
  • KOR: -
사랑 그렇게 보내네
(Farewell My Love)
Kim Ye Sung, Lee Ji Eun 22 [2]
  • KOR: 88,319+
SuperStarK 2016 #5
퇴근버스
(Commuting Bus)
Jo Min Wook, Park Hye Won -
  • KOR: -
Shine Corona, Lee Sarah -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 #6
Break Down Kim Ye Sung, Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 #7
빈 고백
(Empty Confession)
Jinwon, Park Hye Won -
  • KOR: -
그대 없는 거리
(Boulevards Without You)
Lee Ji Eun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 #8
Stand Up For You Park Hye Won -
  • KOR: -
집으로 오는 길
(On The Way Back Home)
Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 Kim Young Geun - On The Way Back Home
병이에요
(Spotless Mind)
Dong Woo Seok -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 TOP10
Track 9 Yoo Da Bin -
  • KOR: -
촛불하
(One Candle)
Corona -
  • KOR: -
면도
(Shaving)
Jinwon -
  • KOR: -
행복의 나라
(To Happy World)
Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
노래
(Move)
Park Hye Won -
  • KOR: -
Danny Boy Lee Sarah -
  • KOR: -
뻘밭에서
(In Mud)
Kim Ye Sung -
  • KOR: -
떠나가 버렸네
(Went Away)
Lee Ji Eun -
  • KOR: -
Lonely Night Park Hye Won -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 TOP7
가시나무
(Thorn Tree)
Lee Sarah -
  • KOR: -
I Sing The Blues Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
Bang Bang Lee Ji Eun -
  • KOR: -
SINGER Lee Ji Eun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 TOP4
아름다운 이별
(Beautiful Goodbye)
Jo Min Wook -
  • KOR: -
이사랑 (이사랑 버리자)
[ I Sarang (I Sarang Beorija) ]
Kim Young Geun -
  • KOR: -
SuperStarK 2016 FINAL

RatingsEdit

In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will be in red and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue.

Episode Rounds Air date tvN Mnet
AGB ratings TNms ratings AGB ratings TNms ratings
1 20-Second Battle September 22, 2016 2.0% 1.5% 0.8% 1.4%
2 September 29, 2016 1.8% 1.9% 0.6% 1.4%
3 October 6, 2016 1.6% 1.3% 0.5% 0.5%
4 Battle Point Out October 13, 2016 1.7% 1.3% 0.5% 0.8%
5 October 20, 2016 1.5% 1.2% 0.6% 0.7%
6 2vs2 October 27, 2016 1.1% 1.1% 0.7% 0.7%
7 Double Final Mission November 3, 2016 1.2% 1.0% 0.7% 0.5%
8 Solo mission November 10, 2016 1.9% 1.4% 0.6% 0.6%
9 TOP10 November 17, 2016 1.5% 1.1% 0.7% 0.5%
10 Live TOP7 November 24, 2016 1.7% 1.1% NR NR
11 Live TOP4 December 1, 2016 1.4% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
12 Live FINAL December 8, 2016 1.2% 0.8% 0.5% 0.5%

  • Note that the show airs on a cable channel (pay TV), which plays part in its slower uptake and relatively small audience share when compared to programs broadcast (FTA) on public networks such as KBS, SBS, MBC or EBS.
  • NR rating means "not reported". The rating is low.

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