It's officially March, which means only one thing here at PopCrush: it's March Madness time, baby.

And this year's theme? The boy bands and girl groups of K-pop.

From long-established industry veterans like TVXQ and Super Junior to today's hottest chart-dominators including BTS and EXO, this year's battle royale hailing from South Korea will determine which act truly wears the crown among K-pop royalty.

Check out the bracket below to see who we've selected to duke it out for victory in PopCrush's 2017 March Madness series — then head into the individual battles to vote for your favorites.

The first round will end on March 10, the semi-finals will end on March 20, and the winner of the final battle will be revealed on March 31. Paiting!


S.M. Entertainment

Final round:

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Round One:

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S.M. Entertainment (2)
Big Hit / TS Entertainment
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After you vote for the boy bands, make sure to place your vote for your favorite girl groups.

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