2016 Pinoy K-pop Star

Missed your chance in last year's competition? The long wait is over! Showcase your exceptional talent in performing like your favorite K-pop icon and submit your entries for the 2016 Pinoy K-pop Star. There are two (2) available categories to join to: Vocal and Performance Category. For the Vocal Category, you may opt to perform solo, duo or with a group. You can also choose to have back-up dancers if you like, especially if you are singing an upbeat dance song. Record yourself singing a live K-pop song and upload it on YouTube with the title, "2016 PINOY K-POP STAR - Singing Category Entry – NAME". For the Performance Category, form a group of as much members (or less) as the group you are copying. Pre-record your song using instrumental with backing vocals and lip-sync to your own voices while performing the dance. Upload your video on YouTube with the title, "2016 PINOY K-POP STAR - Performance Category Entry – NAME". Send the video link, along with the application requirements via email. The Grand Finalists in both categories will each win a trip to Changwon, South Korea to represent the Philippines in the 1st Round of Semi-Finals of the 2016 K-pop World Festival. Along with trophies and gift packs, cash prizes worth P30,000, P20,000, and P10,000 will also be awarded respectively to the winners.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2016/05/2016-pinoy-k-pop-star.html

Contest Requirements:
  • All local residents and natural citizen, 18 years old and above at the time of the competition
  • Note: 17 years old and below can also join provided:
    • You must travel to Korea with your parent/s or if traveling with a guardian, must secure the necessary documents
    • Your parent/s or guardian must secure their own travel visa to Korea and will have to shoulder their own travel and accommodation costs during the competition. KCC will not be able to provide assistance to your companions.
    • You must provide a waiver that states you are allowed by your parents to join the competition and that the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is absolved of all the responsibility in case any untoward incidents happen
  • Parents must not have Korean citizenship
  • Should have a valid passport
  • Must be able to travel Korea
  • Two (2) Categories:
    • Vocal Category
      • Open to solo, duo, or group singers
      • You can have fewer members but you cannot have more members than that of the original artist whose song you will perform
      • You may choose to have back-up dancers or not. However, should you decide to have back-up dancers, the number of back-up dancers per performer/team will only be limited to (2) two members. It is recommended to have back-up dancers especially if you are singing upbeat dance songs
    • Performance Category
      • Open to groups only
      • Team must be composed of as much members (or less) as the group you are copying.
      • The original or the current line-up should be followed regarding groups that have re-structured their member line-up
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to koreanculture.ph and download the application form
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Vocal Category
      • Duly accomplished application form
      • High resolution creative shot of yourself/your group
      • Copy of valid ID or passport
      • Song choice must be relatively new, preferably released in 2015-2016. It must be one full song track. No remixes allowed
      • You must sing live using instrumental audio without backing vocals
      • Recorded video file of live performance
      • The video doesn’t have a time limit however, the total time of performance must be at least three (3) minutes but not more than five (5) minutes
      • Video must be taken with a front, center view. The whole route of the choreography should be seen in the video
      • Video must include a tight, full shot of you
      • Video must have good lighting, enough to see you
      • Video must not be recorded with different angles or with special effects
      • The submitted video must be the same song that you will perform during the competition. Minor changes to the song can be made as additional intro or putting in a dance break in the song
      • Use of props will be allowed as long as it will not cause any delay in the program and any harm to the performance of other groups
    • Performance Category
      • Duly accomplished application form
      • High resolution creative shot of your group
      • Copy of your valid ID or passport
      • Song choice must be relatively new, preferably released in 2015-2016. It must be one full song track. No remixes allowed
      • Your group must both sing and dance like the group you are copying
      • You must pre-record your song using instrumental with backing vocals and lip-sync to your own voices while performing the dance
      • The group cannot just lip-sync to the original song
      • The video doesn’t have a time limit however, the total time of performance must be at least three (3) minutes but not more than five (5) minutes
      • Video must be taken with a front, center view. The whole route of the choreography should be seen in the video
      • Video must include a tight, full shot of you
      • Video must have good lighting, enough to see you
      • Video must not be recorded with different angles or with special effects
      • The submitted video must be the same song that you will perform during the competition. Minor changes to the song can be made as additional intro or putting in a dance break in the song
      • Use of props will be allowed as long as it will not cause any delay in the program and any harm to the performance of other groups
  3. Submission Guidelines
    • Vocal Category
      • Upload video on YouTube with the title:"2016 PINOY K-POP STAR - Singing Category Entry – NAME"
      • Send the application requirements to kccphevents@gmail.com with the subject: "[2016PKS] Sing – NAME"
    • Performance Category
      • Upload video on YouTube with the title:
"2016 PINOY K-POP STAR - Performance Category Entry – NAME"

  • Send the application requirements to kccphevents@gmail.com with the subject: "[2016PKS] Perf – NAME"
  • Judging Criteria

    • Vocal Category
      • 60% Vocal Power - Vocal quality, technique, and ability
      • 20% Expression, Pronunciation - How well the singer expresses the emotion of the song and how well he/she/they pronounce the Korean lyrics
      • 20% Stage Charisma - Costume, manner on the stage, how well he/she/they engage the audience
    • Performance Category
      • 40% Choreography (Composition, Unity) - How well is the choreography of the dance of the members and how synchronized they are in dancing
      • 30% Technique - How well the group sings and dances at the same time
      • 30% Stage Charisma - Costume, manner on the stage, how well he/she/they engage the audience


  • In case a member cannot perform in the competition, the group must find a substitute member
  • A panel of judges will consist of five (5) persons chosen by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines
  • Judges' decision is final and irrevocable
  • Wait for the announcement of finalists through koreanculture.ph and facebook.com/KoreanCulturalCenterPH and email
  • Former winners that were sent to Korea to represnt the Philippines are no longer allowed to join the competition
  • View complete contest mechanics
  • Contest Period:
    • May 26- June 26, 2016 - Application Period
    • July 1, 2016 - Announcement of finalists
    • July 9, 2016 - Briefing of finalists
    • July 23, 2016, 6-9PM - Pinoy K-pop Star Competition Day at Skydome, SM City North EDSA
    • September 23-October 2, 2016 - 2016 K-pop World Festival, Changwon, South Korea
    Contest Prize:
    • Vocal Category
      • Grand Prize
        • Trip to Changwon, South Korea to represent the Philippines in the 1st Round of Semi-Finals (Online) of the 2016 K-pop World Festival. (Note: Only the winner of the Regional Finals can be selected to participate)
        • P30,000 CASH
        • Trophy
        • Gift Pack from sponsors
      • Second Place
        • P20,000 CASH
        • Trophy
        • Gift Pack from sponsors
      • Third Place
        • P10,000 CASH
        • Trophy
        • Gift Pack from sponsors
    • Performance Category
      • Grand Prize
        • Trip to Changwon, South Korea to represent the Philippines in the 1st Round of Semi-Finals of the 2016 K-pop World Festival. (Note: Only the winner of the Regional Finals can be selected to participate)
        • P30,000 CASH
        • Trophy
        • Gift Pack from sponsors
      • Second Place
        • P20,000 CASH
        • Trophy
        • Gift Pack from sponsors
      • Third Place
        • P10,000 CASH
        • Trophy
        • Gift Pack from sponsors
    Upside
    • Online submission
    • Minors can also join
    • Represent the country abroad
    • CASH prize
    Downside
    • Judges' decision is final and irrevocable
    For more info, log on to koreanculture.ph

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