2016 K-Pop World Festival Auditions

KPOP WORLD FESTIVAL POSTERSGKpopcon 2016: Call For Auditions
Singapore, 2016 – SGKpopcon will be returning in June 2016, this time bigger than ever! In addition to cultivating local interest in Korean entertainment and culture, SGKpopcon also provides a platform for Hallyu fans to perform in front of a live audience, just like their favourite idols!

This year’s celebrations will once again include the dance preliminary for the 2016 K-Pop World Festival in Changwon, which is known for being one of the biggest international competitions in Korea, where participants will get the chance to share the stage with some of the biggest names in Korean Pop Music in Changwon.

With over fifty audition submissions last year, SGKpopcon 2016 is thrilled to welcome even more talents to participate in this year’s competition. Online auditions are open to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents to compete in either the vocal or performance categories. Audition applications can be made via the official website from 16 May till 13 June. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to battle it out on stage at the Singapore Preliminary of K-Pop World Festival 2016, where the top two 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.

As competition intensifies this time round, all 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 band that they are covering. 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 act. More information on the audition requirements and process can be accessed on the official website at http://www.sgkpopcon.com.

SGKpopcon 2016 aims to provide attendees with a unique experience that only SGKpopcon can offer. Aside from the power packed dance and vocal competitions, fans will also be able to view a multitude of performances showcasing the cultural beauty of both Singapore and Korea.

SGKPopcon 2016 is set to take place on 24 June at The Joyden Hall, Bugis+. Admission is free for all. However, due to limited venue capacity, attendees will be allowed entry on a first come, first served basis.

Online preliminary auditions are now open till 13 June 2016.
For more information on the event or registration please visit www.sgkpopcon.com.

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