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News |  22 Jul 2019 20:01 |  By RnMTeam

K-Pop gets ready to wow Indian hearts

MUMBAI: India gets on Korean wave as K-Pop Contest is back again to sweep you off your feet. LG in association with Korean Cultural Centre India announces the grand finale of 2019 LG K-pop India contest. 

Having successfully completed its first two rounds of online submissions and regional round in multiple cities, the grand finale of 2019 LG K-Pop India Contest 2019 is on 27 July 2019 at Talkatora Stadium. This year the contest witnessed more than 3,000 participants.

As celebrating its eighth edition, the contest will have a celebrity performance from Korean K-pop band IN2IT and ALEXA who visited India in April 2019. 

The band is coming back to show their love for Indians post receiving overwhelming response on last tour.

The K-pop contest, initiated in the year 2012, has become a festival of dance and music for Indian K-pop fans. A total of 3475 participants and 1952 teams have participated in this year LG K-Pop India Contest 2019.

The fierce competition consists of the online, regional and final round with separate categories for Vocal and Performance. Vocal category is for singing Korean songs in the original language, and Performance is for cover dance of original choreography of K-pop song.

The final winner of LG K-Pop India Contest 2019 will represent India and compete in Changwon K-Pop World Festival.  The Indian representatives of 2016 and 2017 Changwon K-Pop Festival won the Excellent vocal and Best Performance awards respectively. Priyanka Mazumdar, the winner of 2016 contest, has recently debuted as K-pop group, Z-Girls.

Ki-Wan-Kim-MD LG Electronics India said, “It’s time to say that K-pop has finally arrived in India. We are extremely delighted to host the LG K-Pop India contest 2019 in association with Korean Cultural Centre. The craze and the jazz for this genre of music is gaining momentum in India, especially after the launch of Psy's Gangnam Style. We are happy to give youngsters the right platform to live their passion which is validated from the encouraging participation that we have witnessed from the strong and enthusiastic fandom of K-pop in India.”

Kim Kum-pyoung, Director of Korean Cultural Centre India, said “K-pop is a world the phenomenon now, and Indian youngsters find K-pop for their generation” referring to the increasing number of participants and enthusiastic fan clubs in India."

Individuals who are keen on attending this energizing K-Pop event can collect the entry pass from Korean Cultural Centre, Lajpat Nagar.