On January 22nd, Mnet's anticipated boy group survival program 'Kingdom' has officially confirmed its final competition lineup revealing that iKON will be joining the show.
Mnet revealed to various media outlets that they are in the final stages of negotiating iKON's appearance in Mnet's 'Kingdom.' The previously confirmed lineup includes The Boyz, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ, and we will announce the remainder of the competing lineup as soon as possible.
Since then, many Korean netizens have further shown interest in the show as many share their thoughts in an online community. Netizens commented, "iKON has so many hit songs, I wonder what songs they will be singing?" "It might be much better for them since they have so many hit songs. Other groups might not be able to sing iKON songs better than them. Also, if they remake their own songs much better, then the stage will be theirs," "I don't think it's confirmed that iKON will join, aren't they still in the discussion?" "iKON has nothing to lose, so whatever," "It's not TREASURE that's appearing on the show? but iKON?" and "I'm excited, actually."