SBS Kpop Star Wants YOU To Audition!

SBS Kpop Star Wants YOU To Audition!

SBS Kpop Star Wants YOU To Audition!

Calling all dancers, singers, and aspiring artists. do you have what it takes to be the next big Kpop idol? If so, you should audition for season 3 of the hit SBS show Kpop Star.

The auditions are open to all people with talent- whether you sing, dance or just have that extra star quality, you could be the next big Kpop idol! Auditions will soon be held in 3 cities across the USA and audition videos from all over the world are also being accepted via youtube.

Do you have talent? Do you love Kpop? Do you have passion for music and the drive to succeed? Do you have what it takes to be the next G-Dragon or Girls Generation? If so, this is the show for you!

All 3 major entertainment companies in Korea will be represented in the show by the judges themselves- BoA of SM, Park Jin Young of JYP, and Yang Hyun Suk, founder of YG. The newest season is set to air in October of 2013.

Ready to audition? Check out the details below! Live auditions will be held in LA, Chicago and Atlanta, but hurry because auditions are very soon! Dont forget that you can also audition on youtube if you dont live in one of these cities.

You dont have to speak Korean in order to audition but you should be able to pronounce the words of a Korean song well enough that you can be understood. Auditions will consist of 30 seconds of a Korean song and 60 seconds of an English song.

To get things started, fill out the online application on the shows website by clicking here and choosing the appropriate category. When the form is filled out, send it to the location where you will be auditioning (or follow the instructions for the youtube auditions) by choosing one of the email addresses below.

Atlanta Auditions, Saturday, August 3rd: [email protected]

Chicago Auditions, Saturday, August 3rd:[email protected]

LA Auditions, Saturday, August 10th:[email protected]

For more information, please visit the official facebook page of the US Auditions of Kpop Star by clicking here.

SBS Kpop Star Wants YOU To Audition!

Source: SBS Kpop Star 

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MBC "Star Audition" Will Not Return with Season 4

MBC "Star Audition" Will Not Return with Season 4

MBC Star Audition Will Not Return with Season 4 On March 20, entertainment director Won Man Sik of MBC announced, As of now, MBC has no future plans regarding the fourth season of Star Audition.

A source from the production company of the third season of Star Audition also confirmed that they have not received any inquiries about making the next season of Star Audition from MBC. The source added, You never know since MBC produced the first two seasons of the show on their own, so they might be doing that again. 

Considering Star Auditions rather aggressive promotions in the past, many experts are assuming that Star Audition is cancelled. Previously, Star Audition started discussing and preparing for another season as soon as the prior season is over. Teaser video clips and TV commercials promoting the show have yet to be seen.

Star Audition first aired in November 2010. The show differed from other popular talent-search audition programs with a new format of mentorship. Baek Chung Gang one the first season and Goo Ja Myung in the second one. In the most recent season, Han Dong Geun became the lucky winner. 

However, the ratings of the show continued to decline since season 1. What was once a 20% rated show is now struggling to maintain its a single-digit number in ratings. In addition to low ratings, Star Audition have been continuously criticized for not being able to garner attention from the public. Due to low ratings and publicity, the winners from the program have not launched their careers as successfully as other audition program winners have. 

Meanwhile the most recent winner Han Dong Geun and runner up Park Soo Jin are currently looking for agencies to work with after the show ended. 

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Original Face of Girl Groups, Eugene to MC Star Audition Season 3

Original Face of Girl Groups, Eugene to MC Star Audition Season 3

Original Face of Girl Groups, Eugene to MC “Star Audition” Season 3Eugene, from the original fairy group S.E.S, has been confirmed as the main MC for MBC’s “Star Audition” Season 3 (from now on known as “Star Audition 3”).

On September 20, the production team from “Star Audition 3” has revealed that Eugene will become the main MC. A production staff explained, “Eugene has experience being the main MC for several programs and have been recognized for her stable method of running the shows. She will be able to give insightful advices as a senior because she has experience being part of an idol group in the past. Also, she will be a secret mentor for one of the contestants so please look forward to that.”

Eugene shared her thoughts through her representative, “I will try my best to be warm like an older sister to the contestants and will have “Star Audition” become more moving.”

“Star Audition 3” has finished all local and abroad auditions and is slated for a mid-October broadcast.

In other news, one of the final contestants for the second season is preparing for his debut with Lunafly. Brown Eyed Girl’s Jea gave a shoutout to support her fellow labelmates.  Soompi had the chance to have an exclusive interview and Lunafly gave a great performance.

Original Face of Girl Groups, Eugene to MC “Star Audition” Season 3

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Kpop Star Season 2 Starts Off with Successful Preliminary Rounds

Kpop Star Season 2 Starts Off with Successful Preliminary Rounds

Kpop Star Season 2 Starts Off with Successful Preliminary RoundsSBS survival audition program K-Pop Star successfully hosted preliminary rounds for the second season in Korea. The preliminary audition took place in Seoul over three days, starting from August 17. Participants appealed each of their own unique characteristics and talents in singing, dancing, instrument playing, and so on. They also did not hesitate to share their personal stories behind the reasons why they want to be the next K-Pop star.

Many contestants garnered attention by singing popular songs from the previous season like Rolling in the Deep, Yoon Hyun Sangs Break Up Is Something You Should Not Do, Adult Child, and Mama Do. Moreover, several contestants who were eliminated earlier in the previous season joined preliminary round for season 2 to showcase their improvements since the last audition. With a wider pool of participants in its preliminary round, K-Pop Star is looking forward to an upgraded season.

As soon as the national preliminary rounds are over, K-Pop Star Season 2 will head to New York, Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, and Australia for its global preliminary audition starting in September.

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[CONTEST] Win autographed CDs courtesy of MBC "Star Audition - Season 3"

[CONTEST] Win autographed CDs courtesy of MBC "Star Audition - Season 3"

[CONTEST] Win autographed CDs courtesy of MBC Star Audition - Season 3MBC "Star Audition" will bring its third season's auditions to Los Angeles this year in hopes to find its next talented K-Pop star.

Auditions will be held on August 12th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, and contestants passing the initial auditions will be flown to Korea to participate in other finalists found across the globe to win the grand prize.

Finalists will be able to present amazing live stages in front of thousands of people! They will also be mentored by some of the best and well-known vocalists in Korea - Lena Park, "Korea's Sweetheart" Lee Sunhee, and one of Korea's best composers, Yoon Ilsang - receiving a one-on-one session with these professionals, helping finalists improve their knowledge and skills for success.

The Los Angeles auditions is open to everyone as there are no age, gender or ethnicity requirements. However, participants must sing at least one song in Korean, though fluency in Korean is not required.

Deadline for the online applications are due on August 11th (KST). Walk-in participants are also welcomed! You can fill the online application at MBC's official website for "Star Audition."

To celebrate, Koreaboo has partnered up with MBC Star Audition to giveaway 8 different artists signed albums! We're giving away A PINK, JO KWON, ZE:A, BOYFRIEND, MIRYO, AFTER SCHOOL, T-ARA and SECRET CDs to lucky readers!!

All you have to do is share with us in the comments below why you're the #1 fan of one of the artists above. We'll be picking one winner for each CD every day for 8 days! Good luck everyone! :)

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"MBC Star Audition" Season 3 Auditions in Los Angeles

Auditions to be held on August 12, 2012

MBC is proud to present the 3rd season of "MBC Star Audition", Korea's celebrated singing competition show. Contestants will be picked from all over the globe to compete for a cash prize and a chance to debut as a pop singer in Korea.

The Los Angeles auditions will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012. (Details including time and location will be released soon.) Contestants who pass the initial audition phase will be flown to Korea in September to compete against other finalists for the grand prize, and an opportunity to become an international singing sensation. As the auditions move along, finalists will be able to make dazzling appearances on stage to perform live in front of thousands of people. Consider this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make your dreams come true!

Finalists who travel to Korea will receive mentoring from notable Korean pop celebritieslast season, singers such as Lena Park, Sun-Hee Lee ("Korea's Sweetheart"), and K-pop composer Yoon Il Sang (one of Korea's most famed producers) participated in the mentoring process. This mentorship program will allow finalists to receive one-on-one training with industry professionals to further improve their knowledge and skills as they reach for stardom.

The auditions are open to anyone, with no age, gender, or ethnicity requirementsthe only prerequisite is that contestants should be able to sing at least one song in Korean. Fluency in Korean is not necessary, however.

On-line applications are available at MBC's website:

http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/ent/audition3/LA/index.html

The deadline for application is August 11, 2012however, walk-in applicants on the day of auditions are welcome as well.

For more information, please call (310) 243-6930, or visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MBC-Star-Audition-USA/136165133125177

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Announcing Los Angeles Casting for MBC Star Audition Season 3

Announcing Los Angeles Casting for MBC Star Audition Season 3

Announcing Los Angeles Casting for MBC Star Audition Season 3Hi Soompiers! We are excited to announce the third season of MBC Star Audition, and we hope YOU can be a part of it! MBC will pick contestants from all over the world to compete for a cash prize and a chance to debut as a pop singer in Korea.

In particular, the Los Angeles auditions will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012. The time and location will be released soon. Contestants who pass the initial audition phase will be flown to Korea in September to compete against other finalists for the grand prize, and an opportunity to become an international singing sensation! Finalists who travel to Korea will receive mentoring from talented celebrities – last season, singers such as Lena Park, Sun-Hee Lee, and K-Pop composer Yoon Il Sang (one of Korea’s most famed producers) participated in the mentoring process. The mentorship program will allow finalists to receive one-on-one training with industry professionals to further improve their knowledge and skills as they reach for stardom.

The auditions are open to anyone, with no age, gender, or ethnicity requirements – the only prerequisite is that contestants should be able to sing at least one song in Korean. Fluency in Korean is not necessary, however.

Online applications are available at the official MBC Star Audition website.

The application deadline is Saturday, August 11, 2012. However, walk-in applicants on the day of auditions are welcome as well.

For more information, please visit the official MBC Star Audition Facebook page!

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'Kpop Star Season 2' Promotional Video Revealed

'Kpop Star Season 2' Promotional Video Revealed

lee hai, park ji min, kpop star

'Kpop Star Season 2' Promotional Video Revealed leeA recent clip of Lee Hai and Park Ji Min was revealed.

In the new promotional teaser for 'Kpop Star Season 2', clips of Kpop Star winners Park Ji Min and Lee Hai can be seen as well as other Top 10 members.

What stands out the most are the improved appearances of the participants of the previous season as they have each been casted into different agencies.

Park Ji Min seems to have lost baby fat as Lee Hai also appears thinner due to her consistant diet.

Those who saw the video commented "they changed so much", "please debut soon", "it's hard to become a star", and etc...

Photo Credit: SBS

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Star Audition to Create Season 3 Despite MBC Labor Union Strike

Star Audition to Create Season 3 Despite MBC Labor Union Strike

Star Audition to Create Season 3 Despite MBC Labor Union Strike

The second season of MBC "Star Audition" ended on March 30 with 12.1% rating. Compared to last season's finale episode, which accomplished 21.8% in rating, this was a disappointing result. The second season of "Star Audition" was greatly affected by "MBC Labor Union Strike." A live episode was cancelled unexpectedly and producers and emcees were changed. As a result, the program's quality was not up to par with the first season and the viewers could not help but to notice the difference. 

Despite such disappointing results of the second season, MBC plans on producing the third season of "Star Audition." Since a large number of producers are participating in the strike, it is more cost-effective for MBC to produce another season of currently existing show than to try to come up with something entirely new. An official from MBC commented, "Since this season failed to produce a big star or even to make something attention worthy, there has been talks about canceling 'Star Audition' altogether, but in the end, we decided to go with season three. Other than casting new mentors, there is not much hardship in producing the third season. We are going to keep the original editing and concept." 

The third season of "Star Audition" will air in the second half of 2012. A source revealed, "Although nothing is scheduled really, we plan on airing the show sometime after the summer. We will start auditioning in June and July for the third season." 

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Season 2 of KPOP Star Under Review

Season 2 of KPOP Star Under Review

Season 2 of KPOP Star Under ReviewSBS 'KPOP Star' is coming to an end on April 29th.

It has been announced that KPOP Star is coming to an end as of April 29, 2012 and the discussions of a possible season 2 are taking place at SBS.

A representative of 'KPOP Star' has commented, "The current judges, BoA, Yang Hyunsuk, and Park Jinyoung have revealed their desire to participate in season2."

'KPOP Star' is a Korean audition program with representatives from the Korea's top three entertainment companies, YG, SM, and JYP, participating as judges. The winner of this audition program will go home with $300,000 and a contact with SM, YG, or JYP to become a singer.

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