The “2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships – Chuseok Special” (MBC) (hereinafter referred to as “ISAC”) revealed the line-up of track & field, archery, and wrestling categories.
On August 14, the “ISAC” side said, “Many trending groups like IZone that won the gold medal in athletics, and Twice – the group won the silver medal in archery at the ‘2019 ISAC – Lunar New Year Special’ episode, NCT 127, etc. will participate in the track & field, archery, wrestling categories.”
Winning 2 consecutive gold medals in the men’s 60-meter race, Y (Golden Child) will aim at the gold medal this time. In addition, it is expected that there will be a men’s 60-meter race among charismatic boys such as Stray Kids, SF9, Verivery, AB6IX, Dongkiz, 1the9, CIX, Trei, JBJ95, Noir, Limitless, 1Team, D1CE in this ”ISAC”.
The 60-meter women’s race is attended by Yeonjung (Holics) who won the gold medal in “2019 ISAC – Lunar New Year Special”, Itzy, fromis_9, Cherry Bullet, (G)I-dle, Weki Meki, WJSN, Momoland, Loona, Dreamcatcher, Berry Good, Saturday, GWSN, Nature, and Everglow.
“ISAC”‘s representative 400-meter dash is expected to be an interesting confrontation between IZone – the girl group carrying off the gold medal in the first time joining “2019 ISAC – Lunar New Year Special” – and WJSN that unfortunately received the silver medal. Next, the male idol’s race also promises to be a thrillingly intense match among boy groups who once won medals at “2019 ISAC – Lunar New Year Special” like Astro, GoldenChild, Stray Kids.
In addition, SF9, ONF, Pentagon, The Boyz, CIX, Itzy, Oh My Girl, (G)I-dle, Weki Meki, Momoland, Dreamcatcher will join the 400-meter relay race.
Archery – the category that given the “close-up” privilege due to the special nature of the game – is becoming a hot topic as every season, the visual members of the groups take part in the game. Therefore, the archery competition this time also promises to satisfy the viewers’ eyes. Two girl groups Twice – the group that won the silver medal in “2019 ISAC – Lunar New Year Special” – and Oh My Girl – who won the gold medal in “2018 ISAC – Chuseok Special” – will compete in this category with WJSN and Lovelyz.
NCT 127 – the act winning the silver medal in the Men’s Archery category at “2019 ISAC – Lunar New Year Special” episode – will once again take up the challenge to seize the gold medal. The group will confront Stray Kids, Pentagon, and The Boyz.
SF9, Golden Child, ONF, Verivery, Astro, AB6IX, 1the9, CIX, Itzy, fromis_9, Cherry Bullet, Weki Meki, WJSN, and Momoland will be participating in wrestling – which returned after 3 years on the 10th anniversary of the program. Audiences are paying great attention to who will be the “new strongest man in the world” of this category.
In particular, Zo Bin (Norazo) is expected to lead the atmosphere at the studio when taking part in the additional competition called “poker face contest”. Therefore, audiences are extremely curious about whether idols will initiate a ”poker face contest” or ”not-to-laugh contest” in response to Zo Bin’s laughter-triggering joke with beyond-the-imagination visual.
The “ISAC” this time is expected to create a “festival” atmosphere to celebrate the 10th anniversary. With a more special festival form than the previous seasons, the program promises to attract the attention of viewers when heightening the dramatic atmosphere with the opening performance bursting with the euphoria of UV.
“ISAC” is scheduled to be broadcast on the Chuseok holiday in September 2019.
Line-up for main categories in ISAC Chuseok 2019:
Men’s 60-meter race: Golden Child, Stray Kids, SF9, Verivery, AB6IX, Dongkiz, 1the9, CIX, Trei, JBJ95, Noir, Limitless, 1Team, D1CE.
Women’s 60-meter race: Holics, Itzy, fromis_9, Cherry Bullet, (G)I-dle, Weki Meki, WJSN, Momoland, Loona, Dreamcatcher, Berry Good, Saturday, GWSN, Nature, Everglow.
Women’s 400-meter dash: IZone, WJSN
Men’s 400-meter dash: Astro, Golden Child, Stray Kids
400-meter relay race: SF9, ONF, Pentagon, The Boyz, CIX, Itzy, Oh My Girl, (G)I-dle, Weki Meki, Momoland, Dreamcatcher
Women’s archery Twice, Oh My Girl, WJSN, Lovelyz
Men’s archery: NCT 127, Stray Kids, Pentagon, The Boyz
Wrestling: SF9, Golden Child, ONF, Verivery, Astro, AB6IX, 1the9, CIX, Itzy, fromis_9, Cherry Bullet, Weki Meki, WJSN, Momoland