Girls' Generation or 2NE1: Who won epic K-pop Verzuz battle? Fans say 'SNSD should've been against Wonder Girls'
Fans thought that the K-pop musical battle was set up for 2NE1 to win right from the start, with a fan commenting, 'So far, team 2NE1 be setting their faves up'
The fan organized 'K-pop Verzuz' battles, which is hosted on the podcast app Podbean, hosted its final episode today. Conceptualized based on Timbaland and Swizz Beatz's Apple Music show 'Verzuz', which pitches big names in hip-hop and R&B against one another, the 'K-pop Verzuz' started during the ongoing pandemic as a way for fans of the genre to enjoy their favorite music. On this weeks' 'K-pop Verzuz', the battle was between girl groups Girls' Generation and 2NE1. On social media and among fan clubs, Girls' Generation is popularly known as SNSD.
The show, which is organized and hosted by Twitter user TheSissyPatch (@thesissypatch), was announced saying, "K-POP VERZUZ: FINALE / Girls' Generation vs. 2NE1 #KPOPVerzuz November 1st, 9 PM EST." All information and reactions pertaining to the 'K-pop Verzuz' show can be found on Twitter under the hashtag #KPOPVerzuz.
Fans on Twitter were quick to choose who won the battle. One fan, declaring 2NE1 the winner, tweeted, "Now the SNSD Verzuz should've been against Wonder Girls...this was a set up for 2NE1 since the start," while another, calling SNSD the winner, said, "Umm, this K-pop Verzuz team 2NE1 don't have a single blackjack on their team this ain't my fault! You’re a victim!" A different user, declaring SNSD the winner, wrote, "#KpopVerzuz out of all the Verzuz I feel like team 2NE1 has been the weakest so many missed hits they could've used," as another fan said, "and the winners of tonight's Verzuz...2NE1!" Another fan tweeted, "Team SNSD vs Team 2NE1 for K-pop Verzuz podcast. So far, team 2NE1 be setting their faves up."
now the snsd verzuz should've been against wonder girls.. this was a set up for 2ne1 since the start— sunny (@jeongleavejype) November 2, 2020
OUMMMMMM THIS KPOP VERZUZ JSKSJSKSKSK TEAM 2NE1 DONT HAVE A SINGLE BLACKJACK ON THEIR TEAM THIS AINT MY FAULT ! YOU’RE A VICTIM !— MIRA⁷ :first_place_medal::first_place_medal::first_place_medal: playing mono. (@vminsreup) November 2, 2020
#KpopVerzuz out of all the verzuz i feel like team 2ne1 has been the weakest so many missed hits they couldve used :sob:— CosmicOrbitGroo¹² (@sydbored) November 2, 2020
and the winners of tonight’s verzuz... 2NE1! pic.twitter.com/eR3h0vcs3c— jirachi updates (@xsbey) November 2, 2020
Team SNSD vs Team 2NE1 for kpop verzuz podcast. so far, team 2ne1 be setting their faves up.... ;___';— CGXH (@thediscomonkey) November 2, 2020
The set-list for the Verzuz battle was as follows (2NE1 songs appear before SNSD's):
'Lonely' vs 'Oh'
'Fire' vs 'Run Devil Run'
'I'm Busy' vs 'Paparazzi'
'Hate You' vs 'Europa'
'Go Away' vs 'Lips'
'I Love You' vs 'Express 999'
'Be Mine' vs 'I Got a Boy'
'Gotta Be You' vs 'Karma Butterfly'
'I Am the Best' vs 'Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)'
'It Hurts' vs 'Gee'
#KPOPVerzuz **2NE1 VERZUZ SNSD SETLIST**— skiddypappap (@lunaresnoce) November 2, 2020
lonely vs oh
fire vs run devil run
i'm busy vs paparazzi
hate you vs europa
go away vs lips
i love you vs express 999
be mine vs i got a boy
gotta be you vs karma butterfly
i am the best vs tell me your wish (genie)
it hurts vs gee
Girls' Generation comprises members namely Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun, and have sold over 4.4 million albums and 30 million digital singles worldwide. 2NE1, which disbanded in 2016, comprised of members Bom, CL, Dara, and Minzy. They are considered to be one of the most successful and popular girl groups in South Korea selling 66.5 million records making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.