Returning with a fresh new look and name, the call and search for international talents to perform at the 2019 Changwon K-Pop World Festival has begun.
This year, the global competition will stage its preliminary rounds in over 70 participating countries, where shortlisted finalists will be invited on a 2-week all-expense paid trip to Korea to experience the Korean culture first-hand and receive dance/vocal lessons by the industry experts in preparation of the final showdown at the grand finals in October 2019.
The Singapore Preliminary will be held on June 28 at Victoria Theatre, and interested applicants would be able to compete under two categories – vocal and dance performance. Top two acts will then proceed to the next round where they will be representing Singapore in the upcoming stages of the competition.
What’s different in this year’s competition?
In bids to welcome more participants into the competition, the audition is now open to any one who works/study and reside in Singapore, excluding tourists and those of Korean descent. Interested applicants with only one parent who has Korean citizenship are eligible to join.
As the competition intensifies, all performance groups will be required to lip-sync to their performance songs 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 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 add on up to 2 additional backup dancers to spice up their stage performance.
Interested applicants may submit their audition video via the online registration form on the official website here from now till June 5, 2019.
The 2019 Changwon K-Pop World Festival (Singapore Preliminary) is brought to you by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore.