K-Pop World Festival 2017 Preliminaries to be Held in Singapore This August (feat. CNBLUE’s Lee Jung Shin)
Ever dreamt of being a K-Pop star? Well here’s your chance to live your dreams! The K-Pop World Festival is back for the 4th year running, and this year, the Singapore Preliminary will take place on 5th August 2017 at Our Tampines Hub. And guess who will be making a special appearance both on stage and as part of the judging panel? That’s right, it’s CNBLUE’s Lee Jung Shin (though we were really looking forward to meeting Ailee in real life!).
Details of Singapore Preliminary:
Date: 5th August 2017, Saturday
Venue: Our Tampines Hub (Festive Plaza)
Special Guest: CNBLUE’s Lee Jung Shin
As the Singapore Preliminary is an open event, if you suffering from withdrawals from CNBLUE’s ‘BETWEEN US’ Asia Tour in Singapore or the band’s performance the night before at Music Bank World Tour in Singapore, do grace Our Tampines Hub on 5th August to catch a glimpse of the bassist!
Make Singapore proud by representing our country at the 2017 K-Pop World Festival in Changwon! Not only will you be given the opportunity to experience the Korean culture IN KOREA, you will get the chance to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the K-Pop industry such as TWICE and BTS! *cue fangirl/fanboy screams*
For the first time, unlike in previous years, the competition is open to anyone who work/study and reside in Singapore (as long as you’re not a tourist!). Participants should also be of non-Korean descent as they will represent Singapore for this competition. Interested participants may compete under two categories – vocal and dance performance.
Under the vocal category, there is no limit to the number of vocalists per act. However, KBS reserves the right to remove any vocalist from the subsequent rounds if they are deemed to not be of significant contribution to the team. Vocal acts are now given the option to have up to 2 additional backup dancers to spice up their performance.
All dance performance groups will be required to lip-sync to their cover songs during their performances. The winners of the performance category are then required to submit a separate audio recording of their vocals for the international judging process. While there is no restriction on the number of members for performance groups, it is strongly recommended that they have the same number of members as the original K-Pop group that they are covering.
How to participate?
Interested participants may register their interest via the official website from now till 6th July 2017, 2359H. Auditions will be held over two days from 8th-9th July. Thereafter, shortlisted applicants will be invited to battle it out live on stage at the Singapore Preliminary of the K-Pop World Festival 2017, where the top two acts (chosen from both Vocals and Performance categories combined) will move on to participate in the next round of online judging, representing Singapore in the competition against their international counterparts.
Prizes to be Won:
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