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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

ONCE is demanding explanation from the 2022 MAMA Awards about TWICE not winning in the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 category despite the group being in the top 10 based on the combined points of the Mnet Plus votes and the number of music video views.

2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

On Nov. 29, the first day of the 2022 MAMA Awards took place at Osaka’s Kyocera Dome, with female K-pop soloist Jeon Somi serving as the host.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

On that day, the awards given were the Yogibo Worldwide Icon of the Year (Daesang), Favorite New Artist, and the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 (Bonsang).

Of these three categories, the Worldwide Icon of the Year and the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 were based on fan votes (50%), Spotify streams (10%, and music video views (10%).

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

A pre-voting took place from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4 to determine the finalists (Top 20), and then, the main voting ran from Nov. 10 to Nov. 24 to determine the Top 10 winning artists.

In the end, the winners in the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 category at the 2022 MAMA Awards are BLACKPINK, BTS, GOT7, NCT Dream, ENHYPEN, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TXT, TREASURE, and PSY.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

While some fandoms were rejoicing the win of their favorite artists, ONCE (TWICE’s fandom) was expressing their fury on social media because TWICE was not included in the final top 10.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

The reason is that the nine-member girl group was predicted to win, as they were among the ten artists leading in terms of the combined scores of the Mnet Plus Votes and the number of MV views.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

In particular, TWICE stayed strong in the top 10 on the MAMA Awards website, where the 50% of the total votes came from. When the votes from the MV views were included, they ranked 10th, according to the chart the fans provided.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

When it comes to the number of streams on Spotify, ONCE pointed out that TWICE was one of the candidates with the most streams, following BLACKPINK and BTS.

Because of the positive results gained from their hard work and effort, fans were expecting the JYP girl group to win in the category. However, they ended up being disappointed.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

Among the Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 winners, ONCE is questioning the victory of veteran singer PSY. They explained that PSY was the nominee with the least Mnet Plus votes, making him rank last (20th). He was also not in the top 15 when the votes from the MV views were counted in the total score.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

Fans doubt that the “Gangnam Style” singer earned higher votes from Spotify than TWICE. Based on the chart the fans provided, PSY only ranked seventh in terms of Spotify streams.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

What angered fans more is that TWICE’s “Cheer Up” was performed at the 2022 MAMA Awards by the top fourth-generation K-pop girl groups and yet the awards ceremony “rigged” the votes, resulting in TWICE’s loss in the said category.

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2022 MAMA Awards Asked to Explain Why TWICE Failed to Win in Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10

As a result, ONCE is demanding MAMA Awards to explain why the JYP girl group didn’t win and also to reveal the total scores of the nominees. The fandom is currently trending the phrase “MAMA RESPECT TWICE” and the hashtag “#MAMArigged” because of the unexpected results.

What do you think of the situation? Do you think the votes in the Worldwide Fans Choice Top 10 category were really manipulated? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

TWICE’s Other Nominations at the 2022 MAMA Awards

Meanwhile, TWICE is nominated in other categories at the 2022 MAMA Awards, such as Artist of the Year and Best Female Group.

The second day of the awards ceremony will take place today, Nov. 30, at Osaka’s Kyocera Dome, with Park Bo Gum serving as the MC.

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Written by Maria Scott

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