Korea’s largest online polling site ipoll.kr conducted a poll for “Best Girl Group” from August 23rd to October 3rd. Various girl groups were paired up in brackets with the winner advancing to the next round. The poll was very popular with more than 100,000,000 votes tallied for the entirety of the poll.
The first round match up was as follows:
Brown Eyed Girls (397,970) vs T-ara (332,464)
SNSD (8,322,980) vs 4minute (5,184,301)
After School (5,657,572) vs f(x) (3,483,645)
Sistar (92,580) vs 2NE1 (220,857)
Miss A (666,657) vs KARA (340,025)
Wonder Girls (5,560,302) vs Secret (150,246)
Brown Eyed Girls (232,740) vs SNSD (6,573,904)
After School (3,582,021) vs 2NE1 (889,429)
Miss A (250,933) vs Wonder Girls (7,544,260)
A Double Elimination poll was held and 4minute won that poll
SNSD (8,363,274) vs After School (1,460,794)
4minute – Double Elimination winner (437,867) vs Wonder Girls (5,545,042)
SNSD (28,558,344) vs Wonder Girls (40,637,960)
Despite being gone for quite some time it was surprising to see the Wonder Girls win the poll, Congratulations to them. Which girl group would’ve gotten your vote?
Source + Photo: Newsen
Photos of the intriguing machines made their way onto an online community message board. KARA and SNSD were found to be amongst vending machines featuring other highly-popular Japanese artists, thereby infering that the girls were establishing their place as top J-pop stars. If that wasn’t enough convince you of their wild popularity, the machines vended small capsules containing key chains made from the girls’ pictures.
Netizens who found out about the news seemed surprised as they commented, “Korean girl groups really are great,” “They appeared on vending machines where only famous celebrities are featured”, and“If there was a drawing machine like that in Korea, thousands of people will probably come.”
For the bargain price of ¥300 ($3.70 USD), Japanese fans can proudly carry around proof of their love forGoo Hara or Jessica. Would you be next in line to grab one?
Source + Photos: Newsen