Monday, December 12, 2011

Philippines and Kazakhstan, Grand Prize at 2011 K-POP World Festival

I received e-mails from some readers asking me about the results of the K-Pop World Festival last December 7th in Changwon Velodrome. So here are the winners:

Grand Prize
(Vocal) Karla Carreon
(Philippines) / “Star” by Yumi
(Performance) "JAM” (Kazakhstan) / “Ring Ding Dong” by SHINee

First Prize
Tran Thi Quynh Mai, Tran Trung Hieu, Bui Huong Linh, Le Hue Thuong (Vietnam) / Love, My Love by DaVichi
Special Award
“WE: FIGHT” (China) / “Clap Your Hands” by 2NE1
Excellence Prize
Sweet Heart (Russia) / “Pray” by Sunny Hill

Honorable Mention
“NYE Boys” (Indonesia) / SHINee + Secret
María Florencia Acosta (Argentina) / “Audition” by Younha
“STEP UP” (Peru) / “I am the Best” by 2NE1

Popularity Award
Cherelle Joy Thompson (England) / “I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better” by
“Joa Joa” (Japan) / “Back It Up” by Jewelry
There were 21 teams invited from 16 different countries. They stayed in Korea for 5 days doing cultural trips, mentor session with Sistar and K-Will and as far as I know they also visited some entertainment agencies. Of course they were also able to mingle with some K-Pop stars like
T-ara, Infinite, Secret, SiSTAR, K. Will, Boyfriend, MBLAQ, and CNBLUE. 

There was also an online promotional event held before the main contest itself for those who wanted to cheer the 21 teams.  Please click the link below for the results.

If you were not in Changwon that day then you can watch it on December 30th, 6pm (Korea time) on KBS2. And it will be also aired on KBS World and Arirang TV in eleven countries. 

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