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Who Will Become the Final Winner of ‘Superstar K3’?

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2011.11.09 13:55 Mwave Choi, EunHwa

The end of Superstar K3 is near; only one competition stands between the two finalists and the winning trophy.

Ulala Session, armed with its splendid performance skills and vocals, has been pitted against Busker Busker, a band which plays rare unconventional acoustic music, in the final fight.

Which team will become the winner?

Who Will Become the Final Winner of ‘Superstar K3’?

Busker Busker leads in online polls

The Superstar K3 official webpage hosts pre-broadcast online polls every week. The results of the polls only take make up five percent of the final judgment, but can be used as a standard to predict the outcome of the live viewer polls. The online polls are also being viewed as objective data because they provide information on which contestants were preferred by different genders and age groups.

Busker Busker has come in first in every poll in the six weeks it has been performing live on the show. Vocalist Jang Bum Joon′s gentle aura seems to have touched the hearts of the band’s female fans, leading them to vote for the band in the pre-polls. If season 1 had Seo In Guk and season 2 had John Park, some are saying that in season 3, Jang Bum Joon has been able to step up to the same role.

Ulala Session leads in judge scores

Ulala Session always entertains its audience with a colorful array of music. Every week, the group grabs viewers’ eyes and ears with different performances ranging from joyful dance pieces to sorrowful ballads. The members’ splendid performances and passion onstage have been especially receiving high points from the judges, Lee Seung Chul, Yoon Jong Shin and Yoon Mirae.

Looking at the judge’s scores for the six competitions shows that Ulala Session comes out victorious in that aspect. If Ulala Session doesn’t meet any sudden obstacles, such as having a member make a big mistake on the final stage, the group is expected to have a smooth ride to the winner’s circle.

Busker Busker wins over with music

Another interesting point added to season 3 of Superstar K is that the public can immediately see how the contestants are doing on actual online music charts. This year, the recorded versions of each week’s mission songs can be downloaded the Monday after the competition, a mere two days after the live competition takes place.

Compared to the other contestants, Busker Busker managed to stay on the higher ranks every week. It has even won against established singers who have released their albums to grab the no. 1 place on the charts.

Ulala Session wins over with their story

Ulala Session sang Lee Seung Chul’s Western Sky two weeks ago, which ended up being all the more meaningful as it was part of the OST of the film Blue Swallow. The film starred Jang Jin Young, who lost her battle with stomach cancer, the same illness that is afflicting leader Im Yun Taek.

Seo In Guk of season 1 and Huh Gak of season 2 both had touching stories behind their decisions to appear on the show, so it seems that contestants with stories behind their songs have a greater chance of winning the competition.

The final superstar of Superstar K3 will be revealed on the show’s November 11 broadcast.

Photo credit: Mnet

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