Show Champion

Show Champion
Show Champion Logo.png
GenreMusic, entertainment
Presented byKim Shin-young
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes295 (as of December 12, 2018)
Production
Running time80 minutes
Release
Original networkMBC Music
MBC Every1 (simulcast live)
Picture format1080i
Original releaseFebruary 14, 2012 – present
External links
Website

Show Champion (Korean: 쇼 챔피언) is a South Korean music television program that broadcasts live every Wednesday 6:00 p.m. KST at Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Ilsan by MBC Music.[1] It is hosted by comedian Kim Shin-young, and various guest MCs.[2]

Segment[]

The program aims the emcees, artists, and even the audience to be one in selecting “the champion” of music industry. It will also provide the most popular song, the hottest issue, and the best rookie of the week. The show has two different sets for singing and interviewing to combine characteristics of a variety show and a music program. In 2013, the show′s producers decided that the weekly music show would switch from pre-recorded format to a live show format. New changes to the show started with the episode on January 30, 2013.[3] Since 2015 it also has a Triple Crown system used in Inkigayo and The Show, where the song is not eligible for top 3 anymore after winning three times.

Hosts[]

Former MCs[]

Chart point system[]

Prior 2013, the program selected the top 10 of the week and the chart winner by combining the following:

The song at the top of chart earned the title “Champion Song”. On the other hand, the star with the hottest issue was named as “Issue Champion”, while the best rookie was called “Rookie Champion”. The feature “Rookie Survival” gained particular attention because the audience was able to give scores during the live broadcast.[4]

On September 4, 2012 the program was reorganized and the chart ranking system was abolished.

In 2013, the show underwent another reorganization, which resulted in the resurrection of the "Champion Song" ranking system with new criteria starting from January 30.

In 2017, the show underwent another change of chart point system, with the new criteria below.

The current criteria for the chart point system is as below:

Champion Song winners[]

2012[]

List of Champion Songs

February

March

  • 03.06 – miss A2nd – "Touch"2nd
  • 03.13 – John Park1st – "Falling"1st
  • 03.20 – 2AM1st – "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me"1st
  • 03.27 – Shinee1st – "Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note)"1st

April

  • 04.03 – Shinee2nd – "Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note)"2nd
  • 04.10 – CNBLUE1st – "Hey You"1st
  • 04.17 – 4Minute1st – "Volume Up"1st
  • 04.24 – 4Minute2nd – "Volume Up"2nd

May

  • 05.01 – Sistar1st – "Alone"1st
  • 05.08 – Girls' Generation-TTS1st – "Twinkle"1st
  • 05.15 – Girls' Generation-TTS2nd – "Twinkle"2nd
  • 05.22 – Girls' Generation-TTS3rd – "Twinkle"3rd
  • 05.29 – No Show

June

July

  • 07.03 – f(x)2nd – "Electric Shock"2nd
  • 07.10 – Super Junior1st – "Sexy, Free & Single"1st
  • 07.17 – Super Junior2nd – "Sexy, Free & Single"2nd
  • 07.24 – Super Junior3rd – "Sexy, Free & Single"3rd
  • 07.31 – No Show

August

  • 08.07 – No Show
  • 08.14 – BoA1st – "Only One"1st
  • 08.21 – Beast1st – "Beautiful Night"1st
  • 08.28 – Kara1st – "Pandora"1st

(Starting from September 4th, 2012, the ranking system was abolished but was revived later on January 30, 2013)

2013[]

List of Champion Songs

January

  • 01.30 – CNBLUE2nd – "I'm Sorry"1st

February

  • 02.06 – CNBLUE3rd – "I'm Sorry"2nd
  • 02.13 – CNBLUE4th – "I'm Sorry"3rd
  • 02.20 – Sistar191st – "Gone Not Around Any Longer"1st
  • 02.27 – Shinee3rd – "Dream Girl"1st

March

  • 03.06 – Shinee4th – "Dream Girl"2nd
  • 03.13 – Shinee5th – "Dream Girl"3rd
  • 03.20 – Shinee6th – "Dream Girl"4th
  • 03.27 – 2AM2nd – "One Spring Day"1st

April

  • 04.03 – Infinite2nd – "Man In Love"1st
  • 04.10 – Davichi1st – "Turtle"1st
  • 04.17 – K.Will1st – "Love Blossom"1st
  • 04.24 – K.Will2nd – "Love Blossom"2nd

May

June

July

August

  • 08.07 – f(x)3rd – "Rum Pum Pum Pum"1st
  • 08.14 – <MBC Show Champion Sokcho Festival – No Chart>
  • 08.21 – Exo2nd – "Growl"1st
  • 08.28 – Exo3rd – "Growl"2nd

September

  • 09.04 – Exo4th – "Growl"3rd
  • 09.11 – Teen Top1st – "Rocking"1st
  • 09.18 – Kara2nd – "Damaged Lady"1st
  • 09.25 – Kara3rd – "Damaged Lady"2nd

October

  • 10.02 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.09 – Busker Busker1st – "Love, at first"1st
  • 10.16 – IU1st – "The Red Shoes"1st
  • 10.23 – Shinee7th – "Everybody"1st
  • 10.30 – Shinee8th – "Everybody"2nd

November

  • 11.06 – Trouble Maker1st – "Now"1st
  • 11.13 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.20 – Trouble Maker2nd – "Now"2nd
  • 11.27 – <No Chart and Winner>

December

2014[]

List of Champion Songs

January

  • 01.01 – "<No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.08 – Girl's Day1st – "Something"1st
  • 01.15 – Ailee2nd – "Singing Got Better"1st
  • 01.22 – B1A41st – "Lonely"1st
  • 01.29 – B1A42nd – "Lonely"2nd

February

  • 02.05 – B1A43rd – "Lonely"3rd
  • 02.12 – B.A.P1st – "1004 (Angel)"1st
  • 02.19 – Soyou1st & JunggiGo1st – "Some"1st
  • 02.26 – <No Chart and Winner>

March

  • 03.05 – CNBLUE5th – "Can't Stop"1st
  • 03.12 – Girls' Generation1st – "Mr.Mr."1st
  • 03.19 – <Show Champion 100th Episode Special> Girls' Generation2nd – "Mr.Mr."2nd
  • 03.26 – <No Chart and Winner>

April

  • 04.02 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 04.09 – Apink2nd – "Mr. Chu"1st
  • 04.16 – Mad Clown1st & Hyolyn2nd – "Without You"1st
  • 04.23 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 04.30 – <No Chart and Winner>

May

June

  • 06.04 – Infinite5th – "Last Romeo"2nd
  • 06.11 – VIXX1st – "Eternity"1st
  • 06.18 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 06.25 – <No Chart and Winner>

July

August

  • 08.06 – Hyuna1st – "Red"1st
  • 08.13 – Hyuna2nd – "Red"2nd
  • 08.20 – Block B1st – "H.E.R"1st
  • 08.27 – Kara4th – "Mamma Mia"1st

September

October

  • 10.01 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.08 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.15 – Ailee3rd – "Don't Touch Me1st
  • 10.22 – VIXX2nd – "Error1st
  • 10.29 – Beast3rd – "12:301st

November

December

  • 12.03 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.10 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.17 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.24 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.31 – <No Chart and Winner>

2015[]

List of Champion Songs

January

  • 01.07 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.14 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.21 – Jonghyun1st – "Deja-Boo"1st
  • 01.28 – Mad Clown2nd – "Fire"1st

February

  • 02.04 – Jung Yonghwa1st – "One Fine Day"1st
  • 02.11 – Zion.T1st & Crush1st – "Just"1st
  • 02.18 – 4Minute6th – "Crazy"1st
  • 02.25 – 4Minute7th – "Crazy"2nd

March

  • 03.04 – VIXX3rd – "Love Equation"1st
  • 03.11 – Shinhwa3rd – "Sniper"1st
  • 03.18 – Shinhwa4th – "Sniper"2nd
  • 03.25 – Minah1st – "I Am a Woman Too"1st

April

May

June

  • 06.03 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 06.10 – Exo9th – "Love Me Right"1st
  • 06.17 – Exo10th – "Love Me Right"2nd
  • 06.24 – Exo11th – "Love Me Right"3rd

July

August

September

  • 09.02 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 09.09 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 09.16 – Red Velvet2nd – "Dumb Dumb"1st
  • 09.23 – CNBLUE6th – "Cinderella"1st
  • 09.30 – <No Chart and Winner – KMF 2015 Special in Yokohama, Japan>

October

  • 10.07 – Ailee4th – "Mind Your Own Business"1st
  • 10.14 – Taeyeon1st – "I"1st
  • 10.21 – BtoB1st – "Way Back Home"1st
  • 10.28 – <No Chart and Winner – Incheon K-Pop Concert>

November

  • 11.04 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.11 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.18 – VIXX4th – "Chained Up"1st
  • 11.25 – EXID3rd – "Hot Pink"1st

December

2016[]

List of Champion Songs

January

  • 01.06 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.13 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.20 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.27 – Crush2nd – "Don't Forget (feat. Taeyeon)"1st

February

  • 02.03 – GFriend1st – "Rough"1st
  • 02.10 – <No Chart and Winner> (Lunar New Year)
  • 02.17 – GFriend2nd – "Rough"2nd
  • 02.24 – GFriend3rd – "Rough"3rd

March

  • 03.02 – Taemin1st – "Press Your Number"1st
  • 03.09 – Mamamoo1st – "You're The Best"1st
  • 03.16 – Mamamoo2nd – "You're The Best"2nd
  • 03.23 – Red Velvet3rd – "One of These Nights"1st
  • 03.30 – <No Chart and Winner>

April

  • 04.06 – BtoB2nd – "Remember That"1st
  • 04.13 – CNBLUE7th – "You're So Fine"1st
  • 04.20 – Block B2nd – "Toy"1st
  • 04.27 – VIXX5th – "Dynamite"1st

May

June

  • 06.01 – Jonghyun2nd – "She Is"1st
  • 06.08 – EXID4th – "L.I.E."1st
  • 06.15 – "<No Chart and Winner>
  • 06.22 – Exo12th – "Monster"1st
  • 06.29 – Sistar5th – "I Like That"1st

July

  • 07.06 – Sistar6th – "I Like That"2nd
  • 07.13 – Beast5th – "Ribbon"1st
  • 07.20 – GFriend4th – "Navillera"1st
  • 07.27 – <No Chart and Winner>

August

  • 08.03 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 08.10 – GFriend5th – "Navillera"2nd
  • 08.17 – I.O.I1st – "Whatta Man"1st
  • 08.24 – VIXX6th – "Fantasy"1st
  • 08.31 – Exo13th – "Lotto"1st

September

  • 09.07 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 09.14 – <No Chart and Winner> (Show Champion In Manila Milestone Episode)
  • 09.21 – Red Velvet4th – "Russian Roulette"1st
  • 09.28 – Im Chang Jung1st – "The Love That I Committed"1st

October

  • 10.05 – <No Chart and Winner> (DMC Festival 2016 Telecast)
  • 10.12 – <No Chart and Winner> (DMC Festival 2016 Telecast)
  • 10.19 – BTS4th – "Blood, Sweat & Tears"1st
  • 10.26 – I.O.I2nd – "Very Very Very"1st

November

  • 11.02 – Twice1st – "TT"1st
  • 11.09 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.16 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.23 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.30 – Kim Se-jeong1st – "Flower Way"1st

December

  • 12.07 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.14 – B1A46th – "A Lie"1st
  • 12.21 – Seventeen3rd – "Boom Boom"1st
  • 12.28 – <No Chart and Winner>

2017[]

List of Champion Songs

January

  • 01.04 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.11 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 01.18 – AOA4th – "Excuse Me"1st
  • 01.25 – AOA5th – "Excuse Me"2nd

February

  • 02.01 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 02.08 – Red Velvet5th – "Rookie"1st
  • 02.15 – Red Velvet6th – "Rookie"2nd
  • 02.22 – BTS5th – "Spring Day"1st

March

April

May

  • 05.03 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 05.10 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 05.17 – IU3rd – "Palette"1st
  • 05.24 – Twice3rd – "Signal"1st
  • 05.31 – Twice4th – "Signal"2nd

June

July

August

  • 08.02 – Exo15th – "Ko Ko Bop"2nd
  • 08.09 – GFriend6th – "Love Whisper"1st
  • 08.16 – Wanna One1st – "Energetic"1st
  • 08.23 – Wanna One2nd – "Energetic"2nd
  • 08.30 – Wanna One3rd – "Energetic"3rd

September

  • 09.06 – Sunmi1st – "Gashina"1st
  • 09.13 – Exo16th – "Power"1st
  • 09.20 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 09.27 – BTS6th – "DNA"1st

October

  • 10.04 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.11 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.18 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.25 – BtoB4th – "Missing You"1st

November

  • 11.01 – BtoB5th – "Missing You"2nd
  • 11.08 – Twice5th – "Likey"1st
  • 11.15 – Seventeen6th – "Clap"1st
  • 11.22 – Wanna One4th – "Beautiful"1st
  • 11.29 – <No Chart and Winner>

December

  • 12.06 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.13 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.20 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.27 – <No Chart and Winner>

2018[]

List of Champion Songs

January

February

  • 02.07 – Red Velvet8th – "Bad Boy"1st
  • 02.14 – Seventeen7th – "Thanks"1st
  • 02.21 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 02.28 – <No Chart and Winner>

March

April

  • 04.04 – Wanna One7th – "Boomerang"2nd
  • 04.11 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 04.18 – Twice6th – "What Is Love?"1st
  • 04.25 – Twice7th – "What Is Love?"2nd

May

  • 05.02 – Twice8th – "What Is Love?"3rd
  • 05.09 – GFriend7th – "Time for the Moon Night"1st
  • 05.16 – GFriend8th – "Time for the Moon Night"2nd
  • 05.23 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 05.30 – BTS7th – "Fake Love"1st

June

  • 06.06 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 06.13 – Wanna One8th – "Light"1st
  • 06.20 – Wanna One9th – "Light"2nd
  • 06.27 – BtoB6th – "Only One For Me"1st

July

  • 07.04 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 07.11 – Apink6th – "I'm So Sick"1st
  • 07.18 – Twice9th – "Dance the Night Away"1st
  • 07.25 – Seventeen8th – "Oh My!"1st

August

  • 08.01 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 08.08 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 08.15 – Red Velvet9th – "Power Up"1st
  • 08.22 – Red Velvet10th – "Power Up"2nd
  • 08.29 – (G)I-dle1st – "Hann (Alone)"1st

September

  • 09.05 – BTS8th – "Idol"1st
  • 09.12 – BTS9th – "Idol"2nd
  • 09.19 – Sunmi2nd – "Siren"1st
  • 09.26 – <No Chart and Winner>

October

  • 10.03 – Got72nd – "Lullaby"1st
  • 10.10 – iKon2nd – "Goodbye Road"1st
  • 10.17 – iKon3rd – "Goodbye Road"2nd
  • 10.24 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 10.31 – Monsta X1st – "Shoot Out"1st

November

  • 11.07 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 11.14 – Twice10th – "Yes or Yes"1st
  • 11.21 – Twice11th – "Yes or Yes"2nd
  • 11.28 – Wanna One10th – "Spring Breeze"1st

December

  • 12.05 – Wanna One11th – "Spring Breeze"2nd
  • 12.12 – Mino1st – "Fiancé"1st
  • 12.19 – <No Chart and Winner>
  • 12.26 – <No Chart and Winner>

Achievements by artists[]

List of most Champion Song winners[]

Rank Artist Count Debut
1st Exo 16 2012
2nd Twice 11 2015
Wanna One 2017
4th Shinee 10 2008
Red Velvet 2014
6th BTS 9 2013
7th Seventeen 8 2015
GFriend
9th CNBLUE 7 2009
4Minute
Infinite 2010
12th Beast / Highlight 6 2009
Sistar 2010
Apink 2011
B1A4
BtoB 2012
VIXX
18th Super Junior 5 2005
AOA 2012
EXID

List of longest consecutive Champion Song winners[]

Rank Artist Song Count Year
1st Shinee "Dream Girl" 4 2013
2nd Girls' Generation-TTS "Twinkle" 3 2012
Super Junior "Sexy, Free & Single"
CNBLUE "I'm Sorry" 2013
4Minute "What's Your Name?"
Exo "Growl"
B1A4 "Lonely" 2014
Exo "Call Me Baby" 2015
"Love Me Right"
GFriend "Rough" 2016
Wanna One "Energetic" 2017
Twice "What Is Love?" 2018

End of the Year Awards[]

2015[]

These are special end-of-the-year broadcast awards. Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.[6]

Best Champion Songs of 2015 Most appearances
  • EXID – "Ah Yeah"
  • Exo – "Call Me Baby"
Best Audience Rating Stage Most Spectators
Best performance – Male Best performance – Female

International broadcast[]

Similar programs[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "MBC에브리원 측 "'주간아이돌' 수요일 오후 5시 편성 이동"". TV Report (in Korean). October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "MC 소개" (in Korean). mbcplus.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Super Junior's Shindong and Kim Shin Young Depart 'Show Champion'". Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "신동 김신영, '쇼 챔피언' MC 발탁 '시선집중'" (in Korean). Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  5. ^ "쇼챔피언 순위 | 쇼챔피언". www.mbcplus.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2017-06-04. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  6. ^ 'Show Champion' reveals 'Best Champion Songs' of 2015 and more for its end-of-the-year awards. December 23, 2015.

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