The fourth edition of K-Pop Festival was held on Friday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
K-Pop Festival is one of the cultural exchange programmes organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, where hundreds of enthusiastic K-Pop lovers in Dhaka gather every year to celebrate and enjoy K-Pop music, said a release.
In the fourth edition, 14 competitive teams and individuals who were selected out of over 50 online audition applicants performed live on stage.
The festival was energetic and full of spirit as the audience sang along their favourite K-Pop songs and waved glow-in-the-dark sticks.
Ajrin Choudhury who sang ‘Hold My Hand by Lee Hi’ with her powerful and groovy voice won first place, Shefa Tabassum won second place with her trendy and charming dance over of ‘Gashina by Sunmi’, dance group Heaven’s LAW that blended K-Pop dance with Taekwondo moves for ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears by BTS’ won third place. The winners received prizes of Tk 40,000, Tk 30,000 and Tk 20,000 respectively.
The festival began with the Korean ambassador Hu Kang-il’s opening remarks. ‘I think music helps us to understand each other. It helps to bring us together, and through K-Pop we all become friends,’ he said.
K-Pop Festival in Dhaka is a preliminary stage audition for 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival.
The winner of K-Pop Festival in Dhaka will get a chance to be considered to perform on the global stage and meet their favourite K-Pop stars such as BTS and TWICE, if shortlisted by K-Pop mentors in Korea.
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