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′Superstar K4′s′ Top 3 Foreshadow a Close Battle on the Web

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2012.11.13 21:00 Mwave Erika Kim

The top 3 battle for Mnet′s Superstar K4 is coming up, but already DickPunks, Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young are fighting a fierce and close battle on the web.

′Superstar K4′s′ Top 3 Foreshadow a Close Battle on the Web

A total of 312,329 people have already voted in the pre-broadcast internet poll for this week, and 37 percent of the total have showed their support for DickPunks, setting the team in first place. Roy Kim follows closely with 34 percent, while Jung Joon Young trails behind with 29 percent.

Adding together all the votes the top 3 received in the previous polls, however, shows the race will again be a close one. When all the votes the top 3 received over the course of the live broadcasts are set as 100, Roy Kim counts for 34.3 percent, Jung Joon Young for 33.5 percent and DickPunks for 32.2 percent.

′Superstar K4′s′ Top 3 Foreshadow a Close Battle on the Web

They are all each supported by completely different groups also. Jung Joon Young is strong among teens, DickPunks among those in their 20s and Roy Kim among those in their 30s. Jung Joon Young is supported by more men, while Roy Kim receives more votes from women.

The age groups each team needs to target also differ dramatically. DickPunks ranks lowest among those in their 30s and women, while Jung Joon Young fails to appeal to those in their 20s and Roy Kim is weak among men.

It seems the team which manages to absorb the free votes left from Hong Dae Gwang′s departure and successfully targets the groups it′s weak in will be able to make it to the final round.

Producer Kim Tae Eun of Superstar K4 said, "Because this season′s contestants all appeal with different charms, their fan bases are rooted in different age and gender groups. Regardless of their rank in the show, this fan base will prove to be an asset to them when they officially debut in the scene."

The competition has been getting fiercer as the stakes grow higher. More than 500,000 people have been voting for the pre-broadcast polls every week for this season, and the number of text votes sent in during each broadcast has increased 30 to 40 percent compared to the previous seasons. Mnet has estimated that more than a million people have been participating in the show each week through the two aforementioned methods.

On the November 16 broadcast of Superstar K4, the two finalists will finally be decided. It will also hold the traditional ′Super Ceremony′ and award the issue-makers of the season.

On November 23 the stage will move to Jamsil for the finals.

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