Calling all K-Pop enthusiasts around the world! The search for international talents to perform at the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival has begun! Returning with a fresh new look and name (CHANGFE) the 8th edition of this global competition is set to span across all 7 continents.
With preliminary rounds being held in over 70 participating countries this year, the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival is the ideal stage to make your dreams come true as a K-Pop Star. Shortlisted finalists of the global audition will be invited on a 2-week all-ex- pense paid trip to experience an array of Korean cultural activities as well as to participate in vocal/dance lessons by Korean industry experts in preparation for the final showdown at the grand finals on 5th October 2018.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with Resorts WorldTM Sentosa presents the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival (Singapore Preliminary) which is set to return this June on a brand new stage, after a successful leg last year which saw Singa- pore’s very first grand finalist, Akif Halqi being crown “Best Vocal” in Changwon, Korea!
The 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival (Singapore Preliminary) will be held at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resort World Sentosa, on the 23rd of June 2018.
In bids to welcome more participants into the competition the auditions is now open to any who works/study and reside in Singapore, excluding tourists and those of Korean descent. Interested applicants with only one parent who has a Korean citizenship are eligible to join.
Like in previous years, interested applicants may compete under two categories – vocal and dance performance. After which applicants will be invited to battle it out on stage at the Singapore Preliminary of the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival, 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 the competition intensifies, all performance groups will be required to lip-sync to their performance songs during their live performances. The winners of the performance catego- ry are then required to submit a separate audio recording of their vocals for the internation- al 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 group of their chosen performance songs. 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 danc- ers to spice up their act.
Interested applications may submit their audition video for consideration via the online regis- tration form on the official website (www.sgkpopworldfest.com) from now till 6th June 2018.