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Watch: “Queendom Puzzle” Wraps Up 1st Battle With Thrilling Performances + Contestants Are Ranked Into New Tiers


The competitors is heating up on Mnet’s new idol survival present “Queendom Puzzle”!

A spin-off of the hit survival present “Queendom,” “Queendom Puzzle” options idols—together with members of at the moment lively woman teams—battling for spots in a brand new seven-member venture woman group. Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, who beforehand hosted the second season of “Queendom,” serves because the present’s MC.

Last week, “Queendom Puzzle” started by rating its 28 contestants into 4 tiers based mostly on their teams’ previous recognition and success. (The tiers had been calculated based mostly 50 p.c on every contestant’s variety of music present wins and 50 p.c on their highest first-week album gross sales.)

However, the present quickly revealed that the contestants can be assigned new tiers by way of its first spherical of competitors: the “Up-Down Battle.” Each contestant took the stage to carry out by herself, and the opposite 27 contestants voted both “Up” or “Down” whereas watching her efficiency. If they thought the performer was higher than them, they voted “Up,” and in the event that they thought the performer was worse than them, they voted “Down.”

Check out all the performances from the second episode—in addition to the contestants’ outcomes—under! (You also can watch the performances from final week’s episode here.)


Rocket Punch’s Takahashi Juri – Sunmi’s “Heartburn”

Juri’s rating: 7 (up) – 20 (down)

Rocket Punch’s Yeonhee – Jeon Somi’s “DUMB DUMB”

Yeonhee’s rating: 12 (up) – 15 (down)

Weeekly’s Soeun – Red Velvet’s Seulgi’s “28 Reasons”

Soeun’s rating: 13 (up) – 14 (down)

Weeekly’s Lee Soojin – BLACKPINK’s Jisoo’s “FLOWER”

Soojin’s rating: 13 (up) – 14 (down)

tripleS’s Seoyeon – “Cherry Talk”

Seoyeon’s rating: 2 (up) – 25 (down)

Shiroma Miru – “Shine Bright”

Miru’s rating: 5 (up) – 22 (down)

Purple Kiss’s Yuki – “WH0 CARES? (Queen’s Prelude)”

Yuki’s rating: 13 (up) – 14 (down)


Sangah’s rating: 11 (up) – 16 (down)

CLC’s Yeeun – “Cherry Coke”

Yeeun’s rating: 19 (up) – 8 (down)

LABOUM’s Haein – “Journey to Atlantis” and “Between Us”

Note: Mnet has not but uploaded the “Full Cam” model of Haein’s efficiency.

Haein’s rating: 5 (up) – 22 (down)

Weki Meki’s Elly – Ivy’s “Temptation of Sonata”

Elly’s rating: 4 (up) – 23 (down)

Cherry Bullet’s Chaerin – Chungha’s “Bicycle”

Chaerin’s rating: 4 (up) – 23 (down)

MOMOLAND’s JooE – Sunmi’s “24 Hours”

JooE’s rating: 6 (up) – 21 (down)

H1-KEY’s Hwiseo – “Rose Blossom” and (G)I-DLE’s “TOMBOY”

Hwiseo’s rating: 23 (up) – 4 (down)

Lovelyz’s Kei – “Destiny” 

Kei’s rating: 18 (up) – 9 (down)

Based on their outcomes from the Up-Down Battle, the contestants had been reorganized into new tiers as follows:


  • Cherry Bullet’s Bora
  • WJSN’s Yeoreum
  • Cherry Bullet’s Jiwon
  • H1-KEY’s Hwiseo
  • Lee Chae Yeon
  • woo!ah!’s Nana
  • CLC’s Yeeun


  • Lovelyz’s Kei
  • Weeekly’s Jihan
  • Weeekly’s Zoa
  • Fye
  • Weeekly’s Soeun
  • Weeekly’s Lee Soojin
  • PURPLE KISS’s Yuki


  • Rocket Punch’s Suyun
  • Rocket Punch’s Yeonhee
  • LIGHTSUM’s Sangah
  • Dohwa (AOA’s Chanmi)
  • H1-KEY’s Riina
  • Rocket Punch’s Takahashi Juri
  • tripleS’s Jiwoo


  • Shiroma Miru
  • LABOUM’s Haein
  • Weki Meki’s Elly
  • woo!ah!’s Wooyeon
  • Cherry Bullet’s Chaerin
  • tripleS’s Seoyeon

After the contestants had been ranked into new tiers, they moved on to the subsequent spherical of competitors: a “7 versus 7” crew battle.

For this battle, the contestants had been tasked with performing one of many present’s two brand-new sign songs, “SNAP” and “Charismatic.” The idols break up up into 4 groups of seven members every, and every tune was carried out by two groups in a head-to-head competitors.

First, the contestants got the chance to decide on which tune they wished to carry out between “SNAP” and “Charismatic.” As there have been solely 14 slots per tune, the contestants obtained to decide on within the order of their outcomes from the Up-Down Battle, which means that the ultimate contestant—tripleS’s Seoyeon—was robotically assigned to “Charismatic.”

Then, the one highest-ranking contestant for every tune was given the facility to create her personal seven-member crew (referred to as the “PICK” crew), leaving the remaining contestants to robotically type the opposing crew (referred to as the “DROP” crew). Cherry Bullet’s Bora was the highest-ranking contestant for “SNAP,” whereas her bandmate Jiwon was the highest-ranking contestant for “Charismatic.” 

The groups, as created by Bora and Jiwon, are as follows:

“SNAP” Teams

PICK: Cherry Bullet’s Bora, CLC’s Yeeun, WJSN’s Yeoreum, LIGHTSUM’s Sangah, PURPLE KISS’s Yuki, H1-KEY’s Riina, and Cherry Bullet’s Chaerin

DROP: Weki Meki’s Elly, Shiroma Miru, Dohwa (AOA’s Chanmi), Lovelyz’s Kei, H1-KEY’s Hwiseo, Fye, and Rocket Punch’s Takahashi Juri

“Charismatic” Teams

PICK: Cherry Bullet’s Jiwon, woo!ah!’s Nana, Lee Chae Yeon, tripleS’s Jiwoo, Weeekly’s Soeun, woo!ah!’s Wooyeon, and Weeekly’s Jihan

DROP: Rocket Punch’s Suyun, LABOUM’s Haein, tripleS’s Seoyeon, MOMOLAND’s JooE, Weeekly’s Lee Soojin, Weeekly’s Zoa, and Rocket Punch’s Yeonhee

However, as beforehand revealed forward of final week’s premiere, Lee Chae Yeon and LABOUM’s Haein each dropped out of the present for private causes earlier than filming their Round 2 performances.

Which of those week’s performances was your favourite, and what do you consider the newly shaped groups? Share your ideas with us within the feedback!

The full second episode of “Queendom Puzzle” will quickly be accessible with English subtitles on Viki. In the meantime, catch up by watching final week’s premiere under:

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