YG Win aired the resulting performances from Episode 5’s round of mentoring and the initial verdict is in: BigBang and 2ne1 judged in Team B’s favor 5:2. It’s a good start for Team B and their mentor GDragon on the eve of the first public voting. Now the public will get to vote over the next 3 days for their favorite performance/team on Daum, Kakaotalk and Fantasy Runner.
UPDATE: Team A won the public voting (51.37% to Team B’s 48.63%.) Since the public voting determines the winner, Team A is the winner of the first official battle. Two battles are remaining to determine the final winning group to debut.
Team A Performance Cuts:
Going into this round I felt that each Team certainly had different strengths and it was borne out in the performances. Team B are stronger dancers and perform much better as a team. Team A has a stronger vocal line and I thought they were finally able to show it off in this performance with a good arrangement. I thought Taeyang did a terrific job with Team A compared with their past performances and I could really see the improvement.
I hate the usual audition show tactics of drawing out the results to create drama but I supposed that goes with the territory. Both teams did a good job though and its up in the air to see whether the general public will agree with the YG artists’ assessment.