Did your favorite idol make it to the list? Who's No. 1?
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100 idols voted in a special poll conducted by Ilgan Sports to determine who is the best K-pop dancer. Members from big groups, such as AKMU, BLACKPINK, BTOB, BTS, EXID, fromis_9, GFRIEND, GOT7, JBJ, MONSTA X, NU’EST W, Oh My Girl, Rainz, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, Super Junior, TRCNG, TWICE, WINNER, and Wanna One voted.
See who was selected as the top dancer below!
5. AB6IX's Park Woojin
Park Woojin of AB6IX ranked in fifth place with four votes. Woojin has been dancing ever since he was a child. When he was eleven years old, he auditioned for "Superstar K" with his dancing. When he, along with the other Brand New Music boys, appeared on "Produce 101 Season 2", he choreographed their dance "Hollywood", which earned praise from both the judges and the other trainees.
4. Super Junior's Eunhyuk and BTS's J-Hope
Eunhyuk and J-Hope tied for fourth place, each earning five votes.
Eunhyuk has been dancing ever since he was in elementary school, starting a dance crew called "SRD." As an SM Entertainment trainee, Eunhyuk won a Goyang citywide dance competition in 2000. After debuting with Super Junior, he was included in an SM Entertainment dance unit, SM The Performance. He gained fame as the main dancer in Super Junior and, in 2018, he was a dance mentor for the show "Under Nineteen."
J-Hope has been dancing even before debuting with BTS. Prior to signing with Big Hit Entertainment, J-Hope was part of an underground dance team named Neuron. He also took dance classes at Gwangju Music Academy for six years. He was a famous dancer, winning various prizes in competitions for dancing. He too appeared in "Under Nineteen" as a dance tutor.
3. SHINee's Taemin and BTS's Jimin
Taemin and Jimin tied for third place, both earning six votes.
Taemin is known as the "Idol's idol", and it's no surprise why. He debuted at age fourteen as the main dancer of SHINee, proving his talents in dance even as a child. He grew to love dance after being inspired by Michael Jackson. After debuting with SHINee, he was included in the SM Entertainment dance unit, SM The Performance. In 2006, Taemin competed in "Hit the Stage" and won first place in the second episode.
Jimin has been dancing ever since his youth. As a student in the Busan High School of Arts, Jimin was the top student in the modern dance department. Critics have praised Jimin for having smooth and elegant movements while he performs on stage. He is also praised for showing off his unique charisma whenever he performs.
2. SEVENTEEN's Hoshi
Hoshi ranked in second place with ten votes. As a member and leader of SEVENTEEN's "Performance Unit", Hoshi has proved time and time again that he is an amazing dancer. In fact, Hoshi co-choreographs all of SEVENTEEN's dances and teaches the group the choreographies, ensuring synchronization within the team.
1. EXO's Kai and TWICE's Momo
Kai and Momo tie in the first place, each earning thirteen votes. It would not be a stretch to call them the King and Queen of dance, huh?
Kai has been dancing ever since his youth. In the third grade, he started learning ballet and jazz dance. Following his debut with EXO, he debuted in the SM Entertainment performance unit, SM The Performance. Kai has shown off his dance skills on stage and in performance videos and widely considered as one of the best dancers in South Korea.
Momo is notably the only girl group idol on the list... and she is ranked at number one! Momo started dancing at the age of three. The idol was scouted to join JYP Entertainment after a video of her dancing with her sister was shared online. Previously, she competed in the dance show "Hit the Stage." Momo is known for her physical fitness and sharp movements and is often referred to as a "Dancing Machine". She is widely acknowledged as TWICE's best dancer.