Get ready for an intense vocal battle! The official judging panel for MNET’s latest survival program Build Up: Vocal Boy Group Survival has finally been revealed!

On Tuesday, December 12, MNET Korea confirmed Build Up’s judging lineup consisting of renowned singers Lee Seok Hoon, Baekho, BTOB’s Eunkwang, MAMAMOO’s Solar, and Red Velvet’s Wendy

With the program’s aim to bring together passionate singers regardless of genre, MNET has brought together the all-star panel to critique the contestants. “The strongest vocalists in the entertainment industry gathered together! Please look forward to the luxury judgment,” they captioned their post. 

Furthermore, the show’s production team also shared their excitement with the lineup. “It is an honor to invite these five people who are undisputed in terms of skills. We will show not only the chemistry of participants, but also the legendary vocal stages under their high-quality judgment,” they stated.

Meet the judges for ‘Build Up’

One of the confirmed judges is SG Wannabe’s Lee Seok Hoon. Known as a “vocal teacher of vocalists”, the singer has garnered praise from viewers for his expertise as a mentor on popular survival programs including Boys Planet. Said show ultimately created the well-loved rookie group ZEROBASEONE or ZB1.

Next in the lineup is renowned singer Eunkwang of the boy group BTOB. Aside from his vocal prowess, Eunkwang has also gained recognition as a producer in the survival show Mega Karaoke Survival VS.

Meanwhile, soloist Baekho (formerly from NU’EST), MAMAMOO’s Solar and Red Velvet’s Wendy  have all proven their vocal abilities as main vocalists of their respective groups. In the show, they are also challenged to share their expertise and sound judgment in the program.

Moreover, it was revealed that the program will have the talented actress Lee Da Hee as the sole emcee, which raised anticipation among viewers. To note, Da Hee has already established a reputable relationship with MNET. Previously, she hosted a number of the network’s shows including Queendom in 2019 and Road to Kingdom in 2022.

As of writing, MNET has yet to introduce the contestants participating in the show.  Build Up is scheduled to air in the first half of 2024, but final dates have yet to be announced. Stay tuned!

Featured image: MNET introduces the lineup of judges for its upcoming survival vocal competition. Credit: Twitter/MNET