[NEWS] Second Place Becomes First Place? The Validity Of The ’2012 Melon Music Awards’ Is Questioned

The ‘Netizen Popularity Award’ recipients were not chosen by the netizens, 140,000 is greater than 180,000?

The validity of the ’2012 Melon Music Awards’, which was held on the 14th at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnasium, is now being questioned.

The focal point of the controversy is the ‘Netizen Popularity Award’. The award was given to the group that received the second highest number of votes, rather than the singer who won the most votes from netizens.

In the voting procedure that took place between the 29th of November till the 13th of December, Kim Junsu topped the polls for his ‘Nice Guy’ OST ‘Love is Like a Snowflake’ with 185,519 votes (42%). But the award was given to B2ST’s ‘Midnight’, which gained 147,310 votes (33%).

Different from other awards that take on music chart rankings and netizen votes at a ratio of 7:3, the ‘Netizen Popularity Award’ was set to have 60% of the judgment process reflect the netizens’ votes.

One representative of the industry who asked for anonymity stated, “It seems that this goes along the same lines as how JYJ are being restricted from appearing on broadcasted or music-related events due to their conflict with their former agency.”

JYJ recently ended their three-year-long legal dispute with SM Entertainment. However, JYJ’s current entertainment agency C-JeS stated, “The restrictions placed on JYJ are not because of their legal dispute. This is why we believe there won’t be much change, even after the legal dispute has ended.”

Also, it was revealed that Kim Junsu knew about the awards ceremony and the result of the polls.

On the night of the awards ceremony, Kim Junsu tweeted, “Though I wasn’t able to stand on stage at the awards ceremony.. Thank you for the love you have shown me.. I’ll repay it even more with my future activities~ I’m always so grateful to you.. Really.. A lot.”

Meanwhile, representatives of the awards ceremony stated beforehand that, “The focal point of this awards ceremony is fairness, public appeal and professionalism,” and “The judging process, based solely on online music chart rankings and netizen votes, will ensure that winners are chosen fairly.”

Source: [e2news]
Translated & Shared by: dongbangdata.net
re-up by: iXiahCassie


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