Annyeong Oppa Feature Music Artist/Idol Groups Variety Show

Searching for a group to stan? Watch “Road To Kingdom” now!

Written by Sarah Jessica Mercado/ @heysaje

We are 100% percent sure that new Korean pop fans are pretty overwhelmed with the numbers of K-pop idols in the industry. Some may also be confused and torn about which group is worth to stan. But, no need to worry because we are here to recommend a show that might help you find your “ultimate bias.”

Road To Kingdom is a survival show that airs every Thursday at 8 PM KST on MNet which started last April 30, 2020. The show is also known as the sequel and the male counterpart of Queendom in 2019. Wherein, MAMAMOO was crowned as the winner on the said program.

The show is a battle for a spot called “Kingdom” between seven boy groups who already debuted for quiet some time but are mostly unknown to many. The goal is to take a second shot at fame through this program and to be recognized locally and internationally.

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Here are the seven groups competing for the spot which are all worth stanning for:


All photos from Mnet Korea

Pentagon made their official debut on October 10, 2016 under Cube Entertainment. The group originally consists of ten members but E’Dawn left the group and the label last November 2018. The remaining members are Shinwon, Yeo One, Yan An, Yuto, Kino, Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, and Wooseok.

Explore their style and music here.


Golden Child made their official debut on August 28, 2017 under Woollim Entertainment. The group originally consists of eleven members before the departure of Park Jaesok on January 2018 due to health condition. The remaining members are Daeyeol, Y, Jangjun, Tag, Seungmin, Jaehyun, Jibeom, Donghyun, Joochan, and Bomin.

Explore their style and music here.


The Boyz, formerly known as Cre.kerz, was formed by Cre.ker Entertainment. They made their official debut last December 6, 2017. The group consists of eleven members: New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, Sunwoo, and Eric. Originally a twelve-piece group but Hwall left the group in October 2019.

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Explore their style and music here.


Verivery debuted on January 9, 2019 under Jellyfish Entertainment, with seven members, such az Dongheon, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho, Yongseung, and Kangmin.

Check them here.


On and Off, formed by WM Entertainment, officially debuted on August 3, 2017. The group is composed J-Us, Wyatt, MK, Hyojin, E-Tion, and U.

Explore their style and music here.


Pronounced as /one-us/.

The group was formed by Rainbow Bridge World or RBW and made their debut on January 9, 2019. It consists of six members: Ravn, Seoho, Hwanwoong, Xion, Leedo, Keonhee.

Explore their style and music here.


The group was formed through a survival show titled World Klass which aired on MNet last 2019. Afterwards, they officially debuted on April 1, 2020. The group consists of ten members: Chihoon, Donggeon, Chan, Jisu, Minsu, Jaeyun, J.You, Kyungho, Jerome, and Woonggi.

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The group is being managed by n.CH Entertainment and produced by Stone Entertainment. They are the youngest group in the competition.

Explore their style and music here.

Are you getting more interested on them after reading a brief background about them and checking their YouTube channel?

Do not miss the boat! Watch and stream their performances on Mnet’s YouTube Channel. Who knows? You may find the one among them which you will stan.

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