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Road to Kingdom: All Group Profiles

Road to Kingdom Profile: Sequel to ‘Queendom’ Survival Show

Road to Kingdom is the sequel/spin-off to the reality survival show Queendom”, it will feature groups that are yet to receive their first win on a music show* and will then have a further show, “Kingdom”. Kingdom will feature famous male K-Pop groups– only the winning team from “Road To Kingdom” will join “Kingdom”.

The seven groups that will be participating are PENTAGON, ONF, Golden Child, The Boyz, VERIVERY, ONEUS and TOO.

*Two groups, The Boyz and Golden Child received their first wins in 2019.

Jang Sung Kyu and Lee Da Hee will be MCing the show, the same hosts as on “Queendom“.

Road to Kingdom aims to highlight “lesser-known” K-Pop groups, allowing them to demonstrate their skills and potential. In the same style as Queendom, the show will follow the seven groups as they compete against each other and release music on streaming sites simultaneously. However, where the groups will be competing in four rounds, two groups will be eliminated during the show.

The first group to be eliminated will be the one with the lowest cumulative score from the first and second rounds, the second group to be eliminated will be the group with the lowest cumulative score after the third round.
There is also the possibility that two groups may go on to compete in “Kingdom”. During the live finale, the group with the highest score will also have the chance to go to Kingdom, not just the group with the highest cumulative score (only one group will go to “Kingdom” if these groups are the same).

Road to Kingdom: All Group Profiles:


Pentagon kingdom group photo

PENTAGON (펜타곤) was created through the Mnet survival show, ‘Pentagon Maker’ and debuted on October 10, 2016, under CUBE Entertainment, making them the most senior group competing the show. The group currently consists of 9 members, Hui, Jinho, Hongseok, Shinwon, Yanan, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino and Wooseok. However, from the third episode of the series, they will be competing as 7 members due to Yanan’s hiatus from the group and Jinho’s enlistment.
PENTAGON were chosen by the other teams as the group they wanted to avoid most. PENTAGON said, “We’ve used all our unique charms, our know-how, and all of our ideas and we want to show that we’re a group with energy and eagerness that will make people say, ‘Wow, that was crazy.’ We’re feeling confident.” They also expressed how they have felt discouraged in the past due to circumstances which took place and so see the show as an opportunity to resolve the past.
During the first episode, in the 90 second performance task, PENTAGON ranked second place.

Learn more about PENTAGON …

Watch their 90 second performance here:


ONF kingdom group photo
ONF (온앤 오프), which is an abbreviation of ‘ON Off’, is a 6-member group divided into 2 sub-units (ON Team and OFF Team), under WM Entertainment, consisting of current-members Hyojin, J-US, E-Tion, Wyatt, MK, and U. They debuted on August 3rd, 2017.
ONF expressed how they are appearing on the show because they want to ‘show new performances and ONF’s story charm.’
During the first task, ONF ranked fifth.
Learn more about ONF…

Watch their 90 second performance here:

Golden Child

Golden Child kingdom group photo
Golden Child (골든차일드) debuted on August 28, 2017, under Woolim Entertainment. The group consists of current-members Daeyeol, Y, Jangjun, TAG, Seungmin, Jaehyun, Jibeom, Donghyun, Joochan, and Bomin.
Golden Child said, “We want to show all our different charming qualities through more varied concepts and our singing and choreography.” Going on to share how they hope people will look forward to seeing what kind of image they have in order to earn the crown.
During the first performance, Golden Child ranked fourth.
Learn more about Golden Child …

Watch their 90 second performance here:

The Boyz

The Boyz kingdom group photo
The Boyz (더보이즈) currently consists of 11-members, Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Juhaknyeon,Sunwoo, and Eric, they debuted on December 6th, 2017, under Cre.Ker Entertainment.
The Boyz were the first to enter in episode 1 and they said, “We hope that not only our fans but also the general public will remember our name.”
During the first task, The Boyz ranked first in the 90 second performance.
Learn more about The Boyz …

Watch their 90 second performance here:


ONEUS kingdom group photo
ONEUS (원어스) is a 6 member group that debuted on January 9, 2019, under RBW Entertainment, with members Ravn, Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and Xion.
ONEUS and VERIVERY debuted on the same day, with ONEUS debuting only a few hours earlier (held their showcase before VERIVERY).
ONEUS said, “We hope that this will be an opportunity for us to carve a space for ONEUS in Korea too.” Following from their success overseas, performing around the world on a U.S. tour and a Japan concert.
During the first task, ONEUS ranked sixth.
Learn more about ONEUS…

Watch their 90 second performance here:


VERIVERY kingdom group photo
7 member group VERIVERY (베리베리) debuted on January 9, 2019, under Jellyfish Entertainment. The group consists of members Dongheon, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho, Yongseung and Kangmin.
VERIVERY shared that they believe that they still have a lot to prove. Stating that “We’re going to show the passion of rookies.”
During the first performance, VERIVERY ranked third.
Learn more about VERIVERY…

Watch their 90 second performance here:


TOO kingdom group photo
TOO, meaning Ten Oriented Orchestra, (티오오) is a 10-member group consisting of members . The group is under n.CH Entertainment and Stone Music Entertainment, having been created through the survival show WORLD KLASS. They officially debuted on April 1, 2020 after their debut had been postponed.
TOO, the newest, rookie group of the show, said “We’re coming on the show with the mindset that we have nothing to lose. We want to [quickly] show who we are.”
During the first mission, TOO ranked seventh.
Learn more about TOO …

Watch their 90 second performance here:


Rankings / Results

Intro – 90 second performance :

1st place – The Boyz
2nd place – PENTAGON
3rd place – VERIVERY
4th place – Golden Child
5th place – ONF
6th place – ONEUS
7th place – TOO

Round 1 – song of king :

1st place – The Boyz ~ ‘Danger’ by Taemin
2nd place – PENTAGON ~ ‘Very Good’ by Block B
3rd place – ONF ~ ‘Everybody’ by SHINee
4th place – TOO ~ ‘Rising Sun’ by TVXQ!
5th place – Golden Child ~ ‘T.O.P’ by Shinhwa
6th place – VERIVERY ~ ‘Mansae’ by SEVENTEEN
7th place – ONEUS ~ ‘Warriors Descendent’ by H.O.T [Descent of Warriors]

Round 2 – My Song :

1st place – The Boyz ~ ‘Reveal (Catching Fire)’
2nd place – ONF ~ ‘The We Must Love’
3rd place – PENTAGON ~ ‘Shine + Spring Snow’
4th place – ONEUS ~ ‘LIT’
5th place – VERIVERY ~ ‘PHOTO’
6th place – TOO ~ ‘Magnolia’
7th place – Golden Child [eliminated] ~ ‘WANNABE’

Round 3 part one – collaboration :

1st place – PENTAGON x ONF ~ ‘Kill This Love’ by BLACKPINK
2nd place – VERIVERY x TOO ~ ‘ON’ by BTS
3rd place The Boyz x ONEUS ~ ‘Heroine’ by Sunmi

Round 3 part two – your song :

1st place – ONF
2nd place – The Boyz ~ ‘Shangri La’ by VIXX (‘Quasi una fantasia)
3rd place – PENTAGON ~ ‘Follow’ by Monsta X (PENTAGON Version)
4th place – VERIVERY ~ ‘gogobebe’ by Mamamoo
5th place – ONEUS
6th place – TOO [eliminated]

Round 4 – FINAL :

As of the broadcast on the 18th of June, ‘Road to Kingdom’ is now over. The finale was split into two parts– as the groups prepared for the live performances, the scores were displayed going into the final episode, being their cumulative of their scores, views and digital scores from the comeback song, and were as follows:

– CHECKMATE by THE BOYZ (1st place, with 60765 points)
– New World by ONF (2nd place, with 51052 points)
– Basquiat by PENTAGON (currently 3rd place, with 43227 points)
– COME BACK HOME by ONEUS (4th place, with 29635 points)
– Beautiful-x by VERIVERY (5th place, with 28019 points)

After the performances, and live voting had closed, it was revealed that only one group will proceed onto ‘Kingdom’, ONF and THE BOYZ were announced as the top two groups.
In the end, it was revealed that THE BOYZ had won the pass to go onto Kingdom.

Congratulations to THE BOYZ and all of the groups who participated. They all did extremely well and fans all over the world are endlessly proud of their work.


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