- “All India K-Pop Contest 2023 to take place on 16th September at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi
- Popular Korean idol group “MCND” will participate in All India K-Pop Contest 2023
14th Sept 2023, New Delhi: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and India, Korean Cultural Centre India will host the grand finale of the “All India K-Pop Contest 2023 (Presented by LG)” on 16th September 2023, at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi. The event will be graced by the presence of H.E. Chang Jae-Bok, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to India and Mr. Hong Ju Jeon, MD, LG India. K-Pop contest was made possible through the sponsorship of LG Electronics.
The popular Korean idol group “MCND” will participate in this event for judging and special performance. MCND, a global boy group consisting of members Castle J, Bic, Minjae, Huijin, and Win, made their debut in 2020 and has gained popularity not only in Korea but also in South America, Europe, Japan, and beyond.
The global girl group “X:IN,” which includes “Aria,” a member from India and Anushka Sen, a popular Indian influencer with 39 million followers, will also give a congratulatory video message.
The contest, which began as a long-term project in April, saw approximately 11,000 participants in the initial online round. Following that, the regional round took place in 11 major cities across India, including Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Itanagar, etc. The journey culminated in the semi-finals held in New Delhi, where 12 talented teams advanced to the grand finale.
The finalists in the dance category includes “With Nine” from Itanagar, “Outkasts” from Delhi, “Serein” from Bengaluru, “Elite” from Chennai, “Axiom” from Mumbai, and “TH7” from Hyderabad. In the vocal category, participants included Prachi Sharma from Delhi, Sai Madhav Rella from Hyderabad, Jaisri Shruti G from Bengaluru, Sruthi Ramnarayan from Chennai, Abhipriya Chakraborty from Kolkata, and Manya Singh from Lucknow.
The event will be hosted by Son Dan, an emcee who has previously hosted various international events, including the “K-Music Concert” held on August 25th in New Delhi.
The judging criteria for the grand finale will include pitch, rhythm, expression, pronunciation, stage charisma (vocal), accuracy, choreography, technique, and stage charisma (dance). The winner of the grand finale will earn the opportunity to visit Korea. The 1st runner-up will receive an audio product, “X Boom,” and the 2nd runner-up will receive an earbud from LG.
Hwang Il-Yong, the Director of the Korean Cultural Centre India, mentioned, “The contestants’ skills in the K-Pop contest have been improving every year, and we are very excited about it. The Korean Cultural Centre India will make efforts to provide more opportunities for Indian fans who love K-Pop and Korean culture.”