UPDATE: We would like to clarify that the ‘Date and Venue’ for the grand finale of K-Pop Contest India, 2018 as mentioned previously on the article is subjected to change.
Korean Cultural Centre India announced the start of 2018 Changwon K-pop world festival India Round, which began on 16th April 11:00am with Online audition.
The contest with two categories, Vocal and Dance, will take place in 10 regions across India as the selected contestants of online round will participate in India’s regional rounds in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Patna, Bengaluru, Odisha, Hyderabad, Mizoram and Manipur from 16th to 23rd June. The winners of each regional round will compete again in the Grand Finale to be held on sometime in mid July in New Delhi (subject to change), the last stage in India for 2018 Changwon K-pop World Festival.
All interested Indian K-pop lovers can check the rules and regulation ans register the performance videos at www.kpopindia.com till 14th May, 11:59am (IST).
The unique festival organized by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is a world-wide event for K-pop fans with a fierce competition in the biggest scale. The preliminary rounds held in around 70 countries single out a representative for the final stage in Changwon, South Korea. India has produced two stars from the competition, vocalist ‘Priyanka Mazumdar’ who won 3rd Prize in the 2016 edition, and dance team ‘Immortals Army’ who won 2nd Prize in 2017 edition at the world stage, representing the mesmerizing talents of Indian youth.
Mr. Kim Kum-pyoung, Director of Korean Cultural Centre India, said “It was a great achievement compared to the insignificant presence of K-pop and K-wave in India”. He wishes that the 7th edition of the India Round witnesses more enthusiastic talents and fans for K-pop.
Wishing all the participants the very best!
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