UPDATE: The Semifinals round of Soompi’s Battle of the Maknaes has ended! Stay tuned 9/23 8PM KST for information on the long-awaited last round, and a final showdown for top spot. Don’t forget that the eliminated members in this Semifinals round will face off against one another for a chance at 3rd place. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Welcome back to the Semifinals round of Soompi’s Battle of the Maknaes!

From 65 to now 8, we’ve weeded down more than seven-eighths of the eligible contestants in a battle for the “Best Maknae” crown. In the last round, some fan favorites sadly bid us goodbye from the arena, as the voting in each match-up becomes fiercer and fiercer the longer the clock ticks on. In the males round, BTS’ Jungkook and B.A.P’s Zelo endured a close fight until the very end, with the latter edging over the former with a 1 percent advantage. The ladies of KARA and miss A also went neck-to-neck in votes, ending the poll at Youngji‘s 50.83 percent to Suzy‘s 49.17 percent. As always, we’d like to thank the fans who voted – we couldn’t have done it without you! Despite the results and who you were rooting for, take a moment to give all of yourselves a pat on the back for your hard work!

Eight contestants. Three days. Who will emerge victorious to take a spot in the well-awaited Finals? As always, you get to decide! From now until September 21, 8 p.m. KST, vote in the Semifinals of our “Battle of the Maknaes!” Pro-tip: You can vote once every hour, so be sure to get those votes in!

Flip through the pages below and let the battle continue!

(Click to enlarge the tournament bracket)

Tournament-bracket---males-r4 Tournament-bracket---females-r4