Become the Next K-pop Star!
December 3, 2010 7:57 PM   Subscribe

MBC Star Audition, an American Idol-style singing competition show from major Korean broadcaster MBC, let aspiring contestants audition via YouTube. Audition videos can be seen through the mbcaudition YouTube channel. Videos had to be 100 seconds or less, with contestants (solo or group) singing a K-pop song. Contestants from over 25 countries submitted videos, giving viewers a glimpse of their talent (and room decor). posted by needled (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Tenacious D's "Tribute" is their theme song? Awesome. Akinee from Peru is pretty good. So, first episode was 1st week of August? How long will the season last?
posted by Lukenlogs at 8:18 PM on December 3, 2010

funkystar25 is blowing my mind.
posted by psp200 at 11:49 PM on December 3, 2010

I like Akinee, and kimanginati0n should get in the finals for sheer energy alone.
posted by jb at 5:49 AM on December 4, 2010

Which link has the TenaciousD?
posted by jb at 5:50 AM on December 4, 2010

Promo video using Tenacious D's "Tribute"

The show only just now aired the 2nd episode, of open auditions in Japan. For the YouTube auditions, the video upload period was Nov. 10 - Nov. 27, with the voting period running Nov. 28 - Dec. 3. Most voted/viewed videos (had to view video through the mbcaudition channel gallery, which then displayed widgets for voting) were then judged by a panel of judges to determine who'd get to audition in Korea.

I'm curious if other reality contest-type shows have done these kind of open video auditions, or if this MBC / YouTube event is the first of its kind.
posted by needled at 7:02 AM on December 4, 2010

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