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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'Hit the Stage' criticized for unfairness + Mnet responds


Mnet has spoken up to address some of the recent issue regarding the fairness of 'Hit the Stage'. 

On the latest broadcast, a continuation of the past week's competition, SHINee's Taemin shocked viewers with his stellar performance and ultimately claimed the 1st win of the show. However, netizens began to question the show's fairness, pointing out that Taemin was the only competitor to perform his own song. Some claimed that Taemin had an unfair advantage performing a familiar song, while others had to practice a brand new one in a short amount of time.

Mnet has since stated, "The concept of the program is for the artists to create their own performances. We only provide the concept. We respect the artists' decisions on how they will produce their stages and performances." 

In regards to song choice, they further elaborated, "The producers only provide the concept. That's the program's rule. On the recent broadcast, all of the artists were well aware that there were no restrictions on song choices." 

What do you think about the issue?

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