K-Pop (Korean Pop) Fans are about to hit the floor in “Gangnam style” this year, as the nationwide ‘K-POP contest 2017 India’ is now open for all Korean music and dance lovers. This year, the contest has expanded from 7 to 11 regions, with online registrations starting from 14th April 2017 and ending on 31st May 2017. Each regional round will take place from June to July, which will lead up to the Grand Finale on 29th July 2017.
Kim Kum Pyoung, Director of Korean Cultural Centre India, said “This year’s contest will be bigger than ever and amuse all music lovers around India with addictive K-pop songs. We support and encourage the regional rounds organized by K-pop fans to become a festival itself.”
This contest has two categories: Singing and Dancing, which is further divided into three subcategories - Online contest, Preliminary Round and the Grand Finale. This time, hip-hop lovers can also showcase their rap talent under the singing category. One can easily upload the video on http://kpopindia.com/upload.php?t=upload
Among the uploaded videos, selected contestants will participate in regional rounds held in the following locations, which will witness the grandeur and craze of K-POP 2017: Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Patna, Mumbai, Chennai, Orissa, Hyderabad, Mizoram, Nagaland and another Northeast region. A new K-pop band will be the guest judges and also perform at selected regions and the Grand finale in Delhi.
Interested K-Pop Fans can follow the link to check the rules and guidelines on how to upload their entry video: http://kpopindia.com/rules_2017.php?t=rules
K-POP is a musical genre characterised by a wide variety of audiovisual elements, described as 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.
Last year Priyanka Mazumdar from Guwahati, Assam, won the first prize in vocal category at the ‘K-POP Contest 2016 India’ grand finale, and was nominated to participate in the K-POP World Festival 2016 in Changwon, South Korea. She won the 3rd prize for vocal category, representing India amongst participants from 65 countries.
K-Pop marked its presence in India four years ago through Psy's Gangnam Style. With almost 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, Korean Cultural Centre India has been organising the ‘K-POP Contest India’ every year.
About K-POP World Festival
The K-POP World Festival is an annual event organized by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of numerous government agencies including The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, The Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), and overseas diplomatic missions and embassies of South Korea. Korean Cultural Centre, India extends warm invitation to all K-POP Lovers, Korean Admirers and Entertainment Enthusiasts with ‘K-POP Contest 2017 India. K-POP is not only an international cultural display but also represents its wide reach of promotion and is globally influencing the world with its mesmerizing and catchy new age music.
Korean Cultural Centre India