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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 12 days ago

Lunar New Year special '2019 ISAC' confirms MC lineup + new sporting event, penalty shootout



MBC's Lunar New Year special '2019 Idol Star Athletics Championship' has confirmed even more exciting details ahead of its upcoming recording!

The latest Lunar New Year event recording takes place on January 7, with returning events such as track and field, archery, rhythmic gymnastics, and more. The main event will be hosted by Jun Hyun Moo, Super Junior's Leeteuk and the members of TWICE! (The report did not specify which members of TWICE.)

Furthermore, a new sporting event has joined the Lunar New Year special '2019 ISAC' - a derivative of soccer, a.k.a penalty shootout! Due to the fact that playing a full game of soccer can cause various injuries for players, competitors will participate in a safer version of soccer through the penalty shootout event. This event also aims to highlight the individual soccer skills of each competitor equally. 

Bowling is expected to return as an event in 2019, with a separate recording for the segment taking place on January 14. The bowling segment's MCs include Super Junior's Shindong, Kim Shin Young, and Girl's Day's Yura

The Lunar New Year special '2019 ISAC' airs some time next February, during the Lunar New Year holidays!

  1. Yura
  2. Jun Hyun Moo
  3. Kim Shin Young
  4. Leeteuk
  5. Shindong
  6. TWICE
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u_chia4 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

disappointing that they won't be paying actual soccer anymore, but can i highly suggestion the addition of volleyball. I feel like that would be something amazing to watch

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woohyun_wifey 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

i was hoping they'd bring back swimming and the high jump segment

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nooDLes15 11 days ago 1
11 days ago

I kinda wanted to see Yura play bowling. I hope IZ*ONE participates, I wanna see the legendary atlethic Sakura

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Hopefully 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Sakura vs. Sana in any running event (or any event realistically) would be gold. I feel like Chaeyeon, Eunbin and Yujin would kill it in ISAC though. They all seem pretty athletic.

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SharCx 11 days ago 3
11 days ago

you can tell Twice love attending ISAC. don't think they have ever skipped one since debut

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Indri_hapsari 11 days ago 2
11 days ago

Its not that they loved it but jyp has a contract with mbc...i believe twice r really tired with their hectic schedules, but jyp already signed the contract..got7 attending it too n also skidz

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elitejay3452 11 days ago 1
11 days ago

There is some controversy around Twice's schedule, but from what I heard the members are not unhappy with their busy schedules, they actually (apparently) love it when they have a packed schedule, now I'm not aware about everything but I don't think they are tired, otherwise they would ask to reduce it a little, as for the JYP contract, I'm not sure about that, maybe he did sign one, maybe he didn't doesn't matter Idols usually enjoy participating in the ISAC anways so it's a win-win situation for them either way.

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Indri_hapsari 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Kbs, mbc n sbs have a contract with each agency..if they dont i believe all famous groups like exo, bts, twice n got7 for sure choose not to attend despite their heavy schedules...but they cant bcoz the agency has a deal n those popular groups also 1 of the reason why ISAC can have a good ratings bcoz their attract viewers, eventho they dont win anything...only yg idols who never send their idols to ISAC, n that also the reason why yg ent have 'little friend' in korea..their idols barely appears in nation tv, bcoz yg wants their idols to be treat exclusive which is most korean broadcast doesnt agree with the rules bcoz it will coz some unfair trouble...

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why_so_serious 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

bring back basketball and soccer

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hotpLEcaraT 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

i hope yg participate this year

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aldebaran 12 days ago 2
12 days ago

"Due to the fact that playing a full game of soccer can cause various injuries for players"... you are playing it worng man...

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woohyun_wifey 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

they are idols so they cannot be injured especially during promotional period. it will affect the groups schedule, performances, plus the fans will worry

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elitejay3452 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

I mean even when you take every single precaution, injuries can still happen, but I'm also looking forward to this variant of soccer/football.

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