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Monday, September 5, 2011
Round 2 of “2011 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival” to be directly judged by Hallyu idol stars
Earlier in July, we reported that the Committee of “Visit Korea Year” was hosting the “2011 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival”, which aimed to bring K-pop fans from all around the world to show off their dance moves from their favorite Korean tracks.
The last day to enter the first round of the contest was on August 28th, and as many as 1,500 videos from 64 different countries around the world were submitted. Those picked for the second round will be given the opportunity to compete in the regional finals, which will judged directly by K-Pop idols themselves.
The second round will kick off in Moscow, Russia, on September 6th. The full schedule is as follows:
Moscow, Russa: September 6th
Sao Paulo, Brazil: September 7th
LA, United States: September 11th
Tokyo, Japan: September 11th
Bangkok, Thailand: September 18th
Madrid, Spain: September 19th
Seoul, Korea: September 23rd
The idols who will participate in the judging panel of this second round include 2PM, Super Junior, SNSD,B2ST, SHINee, KARA, MBLAQ, miss A, and T-ara.
Contestants who make the cut in the second round will be invited to Gyseongsangbuk-do in Gyeongjufor a chance to compete for the grand prize in the third and final round of the contest. Finalists will not only be able to watch Korea’s cultural performing arts, but they’ll also get to meet their favorite Hallyu stars and go sightseeing around Gyeongju. The grand winner of the contest will be given a special stage at a concert.
The “2011 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival” will be covered by MBC through an eight-part special show titled, “K-Pop Cover Dance Festival Road Show 40120″.