Welcome back to another review of Queendom 2!
Origin and release year: South Korea (2022)
Round Theme: Position Unit Battle & Fantastic Queendom
Warning! This article contains spoilers!!! It will only cover the Position Unit Battle. Read Part 2 for a review of the Fantastic Queendom performances.
Position Unit Battle
Participants, positions, and units
Ex-it – ‘KA-BOOM!’
- Hyo Lyn – dance
- WJSN Yeo Reum – dance
- WJSN Eun Seo – dance
I’m the Queen – ‘탐이 나 (Desire)’
- Brave Girls Eun Ji – dance
- LOONA Yves – dance
- LOONA Hee Jin – dance
- LOONA Olivia Hye – dance
- LOONA Choerry – dance
KeV1Z – ‘Purr’
- VIVIZ Sin B – dance
- VIVIZ Um Ji – dance
- Kep1er Da Yeon – dance
- Kep1er Xiao Ting – dance
- Kep1er Hikaru – dance
Sun and Moon – ‘Don’t Go’ by EXO
- LOONA Ha Seul – vocal
- LOONA Kim Lip – vocal
- LOONA Chuu – vocal
- LOONA Jin Soul – vocal
- Kep1er Chae Hyun – vocal
- Kep1er Young Eun – vocal
Milky Way Who Embraced The Universe – ‘Across the Universe’ by Baek Ye Rin
- VIVIZ Eun Ha – vocal
- WJSN Yeon Jung – vocal
- WJSN Soo Bin – vocal
33 – ‘To My Youth’ by Bolbbalgan4
- Brave Girls Min Young – vocal
- Hyo Lyn – vocal
- I’m the Queen
Most senior (industry-wise) member
- Kep1er Da Yeon
- VIVIZ Eun Ha
- Kep1er Ye Seo
Most beautiful visual (voted by contestants)
- WJSN Seol A
- LOONA Hee Jin
- Kep1er Xiao Ting
Member they want to recruit the most (voted by contestants)
- Hyo Lyn
- Kep1er ChaeHyun and Hikaru (tied)
Sun and Moon’s performance of ‘Don’t Go’ was solid on all fronts. It was a pretty performance and their harmonies matched extremely well. I felt the ending of LOONA Chuu’s high note was a little bit underwhelming but I really enjoyed hers and Kep1er Chae Hyun’s voices during the performance.
I know that it was a ballad stage but for a show like Queendom 2, I thought the standing still and just singing was a bit boring.
Milky Way Who Embraced The Universe changed their song to ‘Hold My Hand’ by IU. I’m glad they did because I immediately thought the song would show off their respective vocal strengths better.
I mentioned in the previous round that I don’t think VIVIZ’s vocal performance was strong (for that round) but VIVIZ Eun Ha proved me wrong this time around. From the first note she was amazing. Yeon Jung was killer as always, too. Soo Bin was also fantastic. This group gave me goosebumps. I also appreciated their stage direction and design.
33’s performance almost brought me to tears. I’m not the type to get emotional when watching anything but the raw emotions that they portrayed really moved me. It was such a well-thought-out performance and I have to give props to Brave Girls Min Young for overcoming so much to pull it off so flawlessly. Hyo Lyn was of course spectacular, too.
KepV1Z served fire on the stage. They delivered a solid performance and I was impressed with their dancing for the most part. I think the stage effects and their overall dance ability elevated the performance a lot, but it was lacking a little bit of impact for me. I also would’ve liked to see Hikaru in the center a bit more because I feel like she matched the essence and power of the performance the most.
Ex-it were also quite fierce. I think they did really well and it was an impressive stage. I don’t have much to say other than that it was a solid performance.
I’m the Queen tore that stage to shreds. Whilst I thought that the other two dance performances were good, this one felt the most like it brought the concept to life. Each member matched it perfectly and they were personified sexy. It was definitely my favorite. Also big shout out to Brave Girls Eun Ji, LOONA Olivia Hye and Yves. They gave standout performances.
My personal ranking for the third round of performances
- 33 & Milky Way That Embraced The Universe
- Sun and Moon
- I’m the Queen
The official results/ranking for Queendom 2 round 3 (Position Unit Battle Only)
- Brave Girls & WJSN
- Hyo Lyn & VIVIZ & LOONA
My final thoughts about the results:
I’m so happy to finally see Brave Girls on top and hopeful that it can finally put them out of danger in this competition. It would be a shame if the show ended without us seeing more of what they have to offer. I’m sad Kep1er is continuously ranking so lowly as well. I think it should be interesting to see what Hyo Lyn brings to the next round considering her sudden drop, but I’m excited for the next part of this round.
What did you think of the third round of Queendom 2?