The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston and the Houston Korean Education Center will host the Regional Preliminary Competition (Houston) for 2019 K-Pop World Festivalon Saturday, July 6th. This is your chance to compete to represent the U.S. at the 2019 K¡©-Pop World Festival taking place in Korea this fall!
Hosted by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the 2019 K-¡©Pop World Festival invites K-¡©Pop cover dance and cover song artists around the world to claim their spot in the finals after participating in their respective regional preliminaries.
To be considered for the Houston Preliminary Competition, please submit your application by June 17th 2019.
THE HOUSTON PRELIMINARY COMPETITON WILL BE ON JULY 6TH.
Application and selection process :
STEP 1: APPLY
Submit your complete Application Form and your performance video to Korea.RSVP@gmail.com by June 17th 2019. The video should be between 2 and 5 mins and clearly capture your performance.
STEP 2: SCREEN & SELECT
Our team will screen all applicants and choose 10 dance groups in the performance category and 5 singers (or groups of singers) in the vocal category, allowing them into the Houston Preliminary Competition
STEP 3: WINNERS OF HOUSTON PRELIMINARY COMPETITION
At the Houston Preliminary Competition, two winning teams will be selected by a panel of judges on-site (1 performance winner and 1 vocal winner OR 2 performance winners). The winners will get a chance to send their video to the online semifinals to advance to the Final event in Changwon, Korea.
1- General Overview
o Each regional preliminary will produce 1 vocal team and 1 dance team that will advance to the online semi¡©finals (or 2 dance teams should the judges decide so)
o Contestants from across the U.S. can compete in the Houston preliminaries
o Regional Preliminary performances will be recorded to be submitted for review at the Online Semifinal Stage
o For the Online Semifinal Stage, a panel of judges comprised of K¡©-Pop industry professionals and KBS staff will review all video submissions of regional winners around the world, and select the teams that will compete in the 2019 K¡©-Pop World Festival Finals
2- Contestants Eligibility & Requirements
o Contestants must be able to travel overseas. Please make sure you will have a valid passport if you are selected as a finalist
o Contestants must be non¡©-Korean heritage, so you are not eligible to enter if either of your parents held Korean citizenship at any point
o Contestants under the age of 18 must submit their parents¡¯ signed consent to participate in the finals and to travel overseas
3- Houston Preliminaries
o Your song selection must be between 2 and 5 minutes. The audio file must not contain any swearing or explicit lyrics, and the song title (and artist) should be sent by June 17th (with your application form). If you are selected to compete in the Houston preliminaries, your final audio file should be sent no later than July 1st. Please bring a back-up copy on a USB flash drive on the day of the event.
o Vocal groups cannot have more than 3 members per team (including backup dancers if you choose to include them).
o Dance groups must have the same number of members—or less—as the original performance group (ex: performing Bad Boy by Red Velvet means that you should have as many as 5 people on stage, or less).
o No form of liquid, gel, aerosol, glitter or any other material that can adversely affect the dancing surface may be used. If props are to be used, please inform the staff beforehand for approval. Dangerous props are prohibited.
o We will not be held liable for any injury or damage that may occur during the event.
o Media: By participating in the contest, participants agree and give their permission for the K-Pop World Festival staff to record, film, photograph, audiotape or videotape their performances, and to display, publish or distr