As the year winds down to a close and the year-end award show season starts, it’s now time for us to bring back our year-end polls to see what you, the readers, think of all aspects of K-pop for this year.

To start the week off, let’s look at this year’s debuts!

2012 was a particularly strong year for rookie debuts with quite a few standouts — in fact, so many that we’ve decided to poll for the whole of 2012 rather than just do the second half of the year corresponding to our previous Mid-year Wrap-ups — so which rookie debut do you think deserves the crowning title just a bit more than the others?

Polls will be open for exactly one week, so be sure to get your votes in!

Note: We are not including sub-units or sub-soloists under this category given that those individuals are already established as veterans in the industry.

We ask that our visitors observe regular internet etiquette while commenting so that everyone can have a good time while reading and discussing their thoughts below. Please keep in mind that the moderators reserve the right to close down the comments section once things start getting out of control.

Thanks, and happy polling!

[UPDATE] This poll is now CLOSED. Thanks for voting!

(Images via 1st Look Magazine, Pledis Entertainment)


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