The Hello Asia! Awards are back for 2018, and this year we’re excited to be inviting our readers to help us choose the best K-Pop act of all time in what we’re calling the “K-Pop Showdown”.

12 acts are nominated for the prestigious title. Here’s how it’s going to work:

In a series of 48 hour periods, readers will vote from 3 of the nominated acts….

Tuesday, 11th December – Voting Period 1 – ACT 1, 2 and 3
Thursday, 13th December – Voting Period 2 – ACT 4, 5 and 6
Saturday, 15th December – Voting Period 3 – ACT 7, 8 and 9
Monday, 17th December – Voting Period 4 – ACT 10, 11 and 12

During these periods, our writers will pitch to you why they think each act should be voted as the greatest K-Pop Act of all time, and our readers will have 48 hours to register their vote on the website and through social media.

From there, we’ll announce the final four artists as voted by you!

Everyone who voted in one of the first four voting periods will be e-mailed a link to vote in the Semi-Finals on Wednesday 19th December, where the winners of 1 and 2 will face off against each other, as will winners of 3 and 4. This voting period will last for 48 hours.

On Friday, 21st December, the two winners (and the two losers) will then face off so we can decide the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists in the 2018 K-Pop Showdown; part of the Hello Asia! Awards.

Only those who have registered to vote with a valid e-mail address will be able to vote in the Semi-Finals and Finals, though anyone can vote in the four voting periods. If you didn’t vote in the first four voting periods but still want to vote in the finals, you’ll just need to sign up to our mailing list! This is to ensure the validity of every vote.

So who are the 12 acts vying for the title?

They are, in no particular order:

Super Junior
Girls Generation

Look out for the first round of voting which starts tomorrow!