Following the success of 2011’s ‘SMTown Live’ in NYC and the ‘New York Korea Festival’, the Korean Cultural Service New York will be holding ‘2012 New York K-Pop Festival’, an event that all K-pop fans in New York and the surrounding area can participate in with their covers of one of three artists.
From July 23rd 9AM through August 10th 5PM is the entry submission period for the online preliminary to choose teams that will advance into the finals.
The categories for the contestants will be singing, dancing, or both singing and dancing. The teams will be covering a song from either SHINee, Big Bang, or Wonder Girls, the three representative artists from the three major Korean Entertainment Agencies SM, YG, and JYP. The entries will be judged by the Korean Cultural Service New York and the finalists will be notified individually.
The finals will then take place at 6PM on August 31st at NYU’s Skirball Center for Performing Arts and the winner of this contest will be given the chance to enter the ‘2012 World K-Pop Festival’ in Korea.
More information about the ‘2012 New York K-Pop Festival’ can be found through the Korean Cultural Service New York’s home page and Facebook page.
You can check out SHINees own personal greeting for contestants below!