MNet Launches Korean Band Competition Show ‘Great Seoul Invasion’

Great Seoul Invasion banner
Great Seoul Invasion banner

After gifting the public with “Show Me The Money” and “Produce 101” series, Mnet launched a brand new competition series spotlighting the talented Korean bands in the music scene.

Great Seoul Invasion aims to further boost the popularity of Korean band music globally by utilizing the power of the new “band-mania” wave.

Auditions were held in April 2022 via online live streaming and the Top 18 bands were selected based on the number of likes on their respective audition clip as well as the judges’ votes. The Top 18 bands that were selected to compete on the series are: ONEWE, W24, South Club, Lacuna, D82, TOUCHED, PATZ, OWALLOIL, SURL, Band Nah, MACGUFFIN (MGFF), CHA SE DAE, HeyMen, Hwanho, Walking After U, UNDER HILLS, Hangronan, and Yudabinband. Check out their detailed profiles here.

The winner of the competition will receive a 1 million KRW (~$77,000) cash prize, album release support, a practice room and a studio for personal use, opportunities to perform at festivals, tour locally and abroad, and more.

The new series will be hosted by actor and media personality Yoon Park (“What Happens to My Family?,” “Age of Youth,” Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life,”).

The competition will feature four team leaders consisting of: Ko Young Bae (media personality and vocalist of the band SORAN), Kwon Eun Bi (solo artist and former IZ*ONE member), MINUE (actor and vocalist of the band The Midnight Romance), Lee Seung Hyun and Kim Jae Hyun (members of the band N.Flying), Yoon Sung Hyun (vocalist and guitarist of the band THORNAPPLE), Kim Jae Hwan (solo artist and former Wanna One member), Peppertones (Korean duo band and producer team), and Jukjae (solo singer-songwriter and guitarist).

“Great Seoul Invasion” premiered on July 20, 2022 and airs every Wednesday at 9:40PM (KST) on Mnet.

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