Malaysia is so rich with talents and yet, most of these musically gifted aspiring artistes remain undiscovered. What a waste! In the past few months, we’ve come across and approached some of these talents and asked if they often face problems with getting themselves “out there”. And they’ve all said the same thing – that there’s a lack of platforms/”spring boards”.

All of those worries can come to a halt now because yesterday, tvN (HyppTV Channel 142) announced that they’ll be teaming up with CJ E&M (Korea’s No.1 Media and Entertainment Company) and CUBE Entertainment (the most promising entertainment management company in Asia) to select the most outstanding contestants from Malaysia and across eight other territories in South East Asia to be the next K-Pop Star!

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

The audition for Malaysia will take place in September this year (that’s only two months away!) and the panel of judges will consisted of representatives from TM, CJ E&M, CUBE Entertainment, and tvN.

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When asked, Jeremy Kung (Executive Vice President of New Media, TM) said, “The Korean Pop culture has been a great influence in Malaysia and the fan base here is immense. We look forward to finding a star in Malaysia who embodies all the qualities of a superstar to represent the nation on an international level!”

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

“TM has always been an enabler in the business and telecommunications segment and now, we will continue to play the role in opening up the possibilities for a local star to shine in the entertainment scene”, he added.

The winner for this talent search will receive an exclusive trainee contract from CJ E&M and CUBE Entertainment together with an official album release and a debut stage performance at Korea’s leading international music award show, the 2013 MAMA. So if you’ve dreamt of being the next big star in the Korean music scene, hurry up and start uploading video submissions of your best K-Pop sing and/or dance routines as the search for the next tvN K-Pop Star Hunt has officially begun!

Think about it – you could be the next Hyuna or JS:

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All you need to do is practice, practice, practice and then start filming! Then, upload your video submissions to the official website. And wait! The search is open to K-Pop fans of any age and aspiring K-Pop stars will have until 31st August 2012 (Friday) to upload their video submissions.

Go get ’em, tiger!

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For more information, visit HyppTV’s official website or hit up their Facebook page.

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