The global search for the next Korean pop star is back and it returns for the second season bigger and better. With FIVE times more applicants this season, “KPop Star 2” will see even more promising and talented individuals from around the world vying to be the next K-Pop Idol.
This new season also sees the auditions taking place in Korea, Australia, Europe and the US!
KPop Star promises to unearth the next big Korean pop star from around the world. Open to contestants from Europe, South America, the US and Korea, “KPop Star 2” will feature judges from South Korea’s “Big Three” entertainment labels, BoA from SM Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment, and J. Y. Park of JYP Entertainment.
Singer BoA is a current recording artist with SM Entertainment which manages stars including Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, SHINee, TVXQ and f(x). Yang Hyun Suk is a singer and former member of Seo Taiji & Boys, as well as the founder, owner, and chief executive officer of YG Entertainment that boasts artists including BIGBANG, 2NE1, and PSY. J.Y. Park is a singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and the chief executive officer and founder of JYP Entertainment which is home to performers such as Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM and Kim So Young.
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Park Ji Min the winner of the inaugural season of KPOP STAR in 2011 was given the opportunity of signing with YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment or JYP Entertainment. She chose JYP Entertainment and has since made her debut has one-half of a K-pop female duo “15&”.
“KPop Star 2” premieres first and exclusively on 4th December 2012 (Tuesday) at 11:45pm on OneHD (Astro B.yond Ch393), and will be airing every following Tuesday after at 11:45pm.