South Korea Wins MTV’s World Cup of Rock

South Korea Wins MTV’s World Cup of Rock
Photo Credit: MTV

By MTV K | July 12, 2010

MTV doesn’t really seem to realize that Rain isn’t the only singer in South Korea. They must have mentioned his name in every one of their articles. Anyways, they organized a World Cup match online — using a country’s music and not their soccer players. Who came out on top? South Korea! Kpop will take over the world one day! This is just the beginning!

Fans voted for their favorite country during the month long event and South Korea just crushed their competition. In some polls, dedicated netizens took over 90% of the votes. The official description for the event is below.

It’s MTV’s World Cup of Rock! The World Cup is the greatest sporting event on the planet, a super-sized stage where legends are born with every strike of the ball, where infamy is just a moment away and where the dreams of millions live or die by the minute. That’s why, in the spirit of the 2010 MTV Musical March Madness competition, we’ve created “The World Cup (Of Rock),” a FIFA-style tournament that takes 16 of the biggest nations — rock-wise (sorry Algeria) — and pits them against one another to determine just which is the most rockingly awesome. Heavyweights like the U.S.A., England, France and Germany are all here, but so are a handful of surprisingly strong sleeper countries. As the Cup progresses, we’ll be unveiling the match-ups, and it’s up to you to vote your favorites through. In the end, only one nation will be left standing: the world champion of rock.”


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