The last performances for Round 1 of "KINGDOM: LEGENDARY WAR" were released on Apr. 15 along with the first half of the results.
The ranking from the experts' votes was released first followed by the votes from the self-evaluation. The two results make 50% of the score for Round 1. For the full explanation of the vote and rankings, check our previous article here.
SF9 had majestically performed to their song 'Now or Never' rearranged into 'Jealous' for the show. You can watch their performance below.
SF9 was ranked 4th (out of 6) by the experts. But the results of the self-evaluation vote had surprised members and the viewers. Each team on the show voted for 3 groups but SF9 received none of them. They are the only team that did not receive even one vote.
The reaction to the results of the members and the speech of InSeong made viewers' hearts ache.
In his interview, InSeong said that he was very upset as they did not receive a single vote for the self-evaluation. He added that when he heard the results in front of all the other teams, he also felt embarrassed. He wondered how did the other teams see their stages: did we not made an impact, did they think we were not good?
— 뭉이 (@hamzip_) April 15, 2021
Netizens commented: "So sad", "I am not a fan but this is so heartbreaking", "I am from another fandom, SF9 did a really good job", "The stage was very good, fighting", "Don't get discouraged, you did well", "I feel like I'm going to cry even if I'm not my favorite idol", "I feel even more upset", "My heart hurts", etc.
However, SF9 is far from having shown all their potential on the show yet! There are much more rounds and performances ahead where members can show even more of their great vocals and rap, splendid dancing, outstanding stage acting, and more. FANTASY has mentioned the members' multiple talents as the first reason why they love the group.
Did your heart also ache?