'Queendom 2' Episode 3: Loona 'shake the stage' after 1st live performance

Loona perform Sistar's 'Shake It' for round 2 of the K-pop survival show as they have to swap songs with Hyolyn


                            'Queendom 2' Episode 3: Loona 'shake the stage' after 1st live performance
This is Loona's first live performance since they were in quarantine during round 1 (Mnet K-POP/YouTube)
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After Hyolyn won round 1 in episode 2 with the perfect score, the competition is heating up. ‘Queendom 2’ episode 3 finally aired and it was explosive as the participants switched songs and Loona finally got a chance to perform live in front of an audience. All 12 members of the girl group had contracted Covid during round 1 and so had to be absent which led to them placing last. Episode 3 was exciting as we got to round 2 where the mission was to swap songs. WJSN performed ‘Navillera’ by Viviz’s previous group GFriend.

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Main dancer Yeoreum ended up trending for her solo dance break. Loona selected ‘Shake It’ by Hyolyn’s group Sistar. Brave Girls took up Kep1er’s b-side ‘MVSK’. Meanwhile, Viviz's SinB as usual went viral for her angry facial expressions and so she had to hold up a sign saying that wasn't shading any participants. This episode of ‘Queendom 2’ was also star-studded as Monsta X’s Jooheon and Hyungwon cheered WJSN. Former participants of the previous seasons of ‘Queendom’/’Kingdom’ also attended like members of The Boyz, Pentagon, AOA, ONEUS, TO1, and (G)I-DLE. Even Cardi B gave a shoutout to Loona.

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Loona perform 'Shake It' during episode 3 of 'Queendom 2' (Mnet K-POP/YouTube)


Loona - the best 1 minute of Episode 3

Fans were also happy that Mnet was giving Loona more screentime after they missed out on episode 2 due to their quarantine. They had selected the iconic summer song of the 2010s ‘Shake It’ and while practicing, Hyolyn herself visited the girls. She also helped them with the key points of the choreography. Known for their fierce concepts, Loona surprised everyone with a jazzy and cute concept for ‘Shake It’. Their cover also charted on Bugs and MelOn, while Nielsen reported that the best 1 minute with the highest audience rating on episode 3 was Loona’s preparation for the stage.

One Orbit (Loona’s fan) tweeted, “That Round 2 performance was the cutest shit I ever did see.” Another fan joked, “The yassification of loona.” A happy fan posted, “WHAT. A. SHOW. it’s only the second stage but #LOONA totally owned round 2! and they also did the original choreo of shake it at the end which melt my heart a little 💜girls, you are INCREDIBLE!” Another Orbit commented, “#LOONA: the theater kids of kpop!” One fan said, “#LOONA the main event on queendom.” Another made a reaction meme, “LOONA shake it stage:.” Even Hyolyn was impressed with the stage, “Loona’s shake it cover gagging Hyolyn Iktr!!” We also had Kim Lip not believing fans when they told her Cardi B had liked their stage, "They are so used to our fake edits they have to double check."

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Watch Loona’s performance below.



 

Episode 4 preview

Viviz, Kep1er, and Hyolyn are going to perform in episode 4. Hyolyn has already shocked everyone in the preview as she was hanging from the ceiling in a ring. Meanwhile, Kep1er is seen crying in the preview. Episode 4 of ‘Queendom 2’ will air on Mnet and their YouTube channel on April 21 at 9:30 pm KST (7:20 am ET).

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