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,
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 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
[Episode 6 Teaser]
Mix and Match's final episode will be on October 22nd. Also known as Hanbin's birthday. Happy Birthday Leader. Happy B.I. Day. Then they get to hurry and prepare for Big Bang's Dome tour in November.