The 12th edition of this global competition is set to span across all 7 continents, with preliminary rounds being held in over 100 countries. Like previous years, shortlisted finalists of the global audition will be invited on a two weeks all-expenses covered trip to experience an array of Korean cultural activities, in addition to vocal and dance lessons by industry experts, in preparation for the showdown at the Grand Finals in September 2022. The best part of it all is the chance to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the K-Pop industry.
Details of Singapore Preliminary:
Date: 19th June 2022, Sunday
Venue: School of the ARTS (SOTA) Drama Theatre
The auditions are open to any who works/studies and resides in Singapore, excluding tourists and those of Korean descent. Interested applicants with only one parent who has a Korean citizenship are eligible to join. All performers should also ensure that they are fully vaccinated to participate in the live stages of the competition.
Like in previous years, interested applicants may compete under two categories – vocal and dance performance. After which applicants will be invited to battle it out on stage at the Singapore Preliminary of the 2022 Changwon K-Pop World Festival, where the top three acts (from Vocals and Performance category combined) will move on to participate in the next round, representing Singapore in the competition against their international counterparts. Only the grand finalist will be invited to perform in Changwon, Korea.
As the competition intensifies, all performance groups will be required to lip-sync during their live performances. 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 of their chosen performance songs.
Under the vocal category, there is no limit to the number of vocalists per act, however, KBS reserves the right to remove any vocalist for the subsequent rounds if they are deemed to not be of significant contribution to the team. Vocal acts are now given the option to add on additional backup dancers to spice up their act.
How to participate?
Interested applicants may submit their audition video for consideration via the online registration form on the official website (www.sgkpopworldfest.com) from now till 29th May 2022, 2359H.
The 2022 Changwon K-Pop World Festival (Singapore Preliminary) is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Singapore.