We’re rapidly narrowing down the playing field as we reach the Elite 8, and there are some major head-to-heads coming up. The competition was incredibly close in the last round, with very close calls for our winners.

Competitors this year are more varied than the SM family feud of 2021. IU has been named the top female vocalist and Max Changmin came out as the fan favourite male vocal entertainer. Our 4th Generation It idols Felix from Stray Kids and aespa’s Karina face off in this round. The Dance and Rap categories are hotly contested classes this year with soloists dominating selections.

This round will determine who gets top honours in each section. The current list has proven they have the chops, but how will our contestants fare when we remove gender from the equation?

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Get your votes in before 25 March 23:45 (EST)!