K-POP contest – India 2016 comes under the banner of K-POP World festival organized by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign affairs.
With over 70 countries taking part every year, India is also fast pacing with the Hallyu wave (Korean entertainment and Pop culture) and since the year 2012, India has been a part of this grand festival.
The upcoming K-POP Contest India 2016 in its 5th edition will be exciting and targeting a larger audience with auditions spreading across India. The cities set to witness the grandeur and craze of K- POP will be Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Patna, Mumbai, Chennai and Sikkim. The extravagant K-POP Contest India, 2016 grand finale will be held in Chennai on 30th July 2016 at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall. Eddy and Simba from the famous K-Pop group JJCC will be the celebrity judge for this year’s contest.
The participants will undergo three stages of the competition- The Online audition, the Regional round and the Grand Finale. The Regional round will be spread across Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Patna, Mumbai, Chennai and Sikkim and will be held on the following dates:
Delhi 6.25.2016 (Sat) / 4:30pm / Korean Cultural Centre India
Patna 6.29.2016 (Wed) / 1pm / YGL Conference Hall, E1, E2, EPIP, Hajipur
Sikkim 7.1.2016 (Fri) / 1pm / Manan Bhawan, Gangtok
Mumbai 7.2.2016 (Sat) / 5pm / Jai Hind College, Pama Thandhani Auditorium
Kolkata 7.2.2016 (Sat) / 2pm / BD Auditorium, (Laban Hrod Mancha)
Bengaluru 7.3.2016 (Sun) / 5pm / Xavier’s Hall St. Joseph College (Autonomous)
Chennai 7.20.2016 (Wed) / 4pm / MGR Hall, Hindustan University
K-POP idol group IMFACT will be the judges for the regional round in Sikkim while K-POP Singer/Songwriter Dabit along with Solo artist Hayana will be the judge for the regional rounds in Kolkata and Bangalore.
His Excellency Mr. Cho Hyun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India, will be attending the regional round in Sikkim, fostering a strong relationship with the Government of Sikkim, which is supporting the event.
The winners from the regional round will get an all expenses paid trip to compete for the Grand Finale in Chennai. The winning team at the grand finale will be will be nominated for the Changwon Kpop World Festival, amongst other amazing prizes.
For more details/Term and Conditions to participate in K-POP 2016 India festival, log on to www.kpopindia.com
In addition to the K-Pop contest, Indian K-Pop fans with get the opportunity to witness a mini-concert/fanmeet of popular K-Pop group JJCC on 31st July, 2016. Jackie Chan Joint Culture also known as JJCC was formed by Jackie Chan Group Korea which is owned by internationally acclaimed Chinese actor Jackie Chan.
The mini-concert/Fanmeet will be organized by Pink Box Events in association with Korean Cultural Centre.
Brief Information about K-POP
Korean Pop most commonly known as K-POP is a musical genre originally from South Korea, characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements, the term is more often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music covering mostly dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop, R&B, etc. The craze and the jazz for this genre of music are extremely popular and global. The concept of K-POP idols brought an interesting change in the rise of Hallyu wave globally.
In India, K-POP has been rising at a rapid rate ever since the Gangnam style era, a genre which was mostly followed in North Eastern part of India has now become teenagers’ favorite genre across the country. K-POP Contest provides a unique platform for all to prove their mettle in Korean singing and dancing.
Brief description on the artists/judges
Imfact is a South Korean boy band under Star Empire Entertainment formed in 2016. Their debut mini-album Lollipop was released on January 27, 2016.
Before debuting, they performed at the K-Pop Contest 2015 India Grand Finale in New Delhi, India. They gained popularity in India quickly which sped their debut date and since they have a large fan following in India, they have been invited once again to perform in Sikkim.
JJCC (pronounced J-J-C-C), is a South Korean hip-hop boy group formed under the management of Jackie Chan Group Korea. The group debuted in March 14, 2014. Their debut single At First was then released on March 24. JJCC is the first K-pop idol group to be formed by Jackie Chan.
The name of the band is composed of the man who forms the group and the group’s aim. The first “JC” comes from the first letters of the words Jackie and Chan while the second “JC” comes from the first letters of the words join and cultures. When combined together, it is literally “Jackie Chan Joint Cultures” (JJCC) translated to Jackie Chan, let’s spread K-Pop.
In the same way, the pronunciation of the group name (Double-JC) stands for “Double Joy Creative” or “Let’s create double the joy.” The band name is a tribute to Jackie Chan as well as his effort to “join cultures” in Asia through music.
David Kim better known by his stage name Dabit is a South Korean-American solo singer-songwriter under Koffee Dream Management (KDM). He debuted on his birthday, December 5, 2013. His fan club name is called “Dalbit” which means “moonlight”. He was born and raised in the state of Ohio.
Hayana is a solo artist who debuted as a part of 5 member K-Pop girl group EvoL from South Korea under the label Stardom Entertainment. Currently she is a solo artist under Koffee Dream Management.
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