Sunday, May 29, 2011
Kpop : 위대한 탄생 (Star Audition : The Great Birth)
Star Audition : The Great Birth (스타오디션:위대한탄생) is a American Idol-isque music talent program in South Korea.
Participants from Korea, Japan, China, US, and Youtube(...) participated in preliminary auditions. After countless more auditions and competitions, the final winner was announced on the 27th of May. I could really go through the various drama and interesting plots that happened throughout the 7 month program... but honestly, I didn't watch this show. American-Idol-isque programs are just not my cup of tea. (Here's the link to Korean wikipedia entry about this show. And it's ridiculously long!)
Baek Chung Gang (백청강), a Chinese with Korean descent, won the competition. He will walk away with approx. 300,000 dollars in prize and various offers in music making, recording, etc. This was a very pleasant surprise for me. Kudos to you!
Below is the video of his final performance. Enjoy!