New edition of ‘Superstar K’ gets 1 million applications

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New edition of ‘Superstar K’ gets 1 million applications


Mnet’s popular singing audition show, “Superstar K,” has already received more than 1 million applications, less than a month after it began accepting submissions for season three, which begins airing on Aug. 12, CJ E&M said Monday.

The cable television show began accepting applications at midnight on March 10, either by telephone or by posting a user-created video on the show’s Web site.

A total of 720,000 applicants applied for “Superstar K” season one and 1,350,000 for season two. About 2 million applicants are expected for season three.

The first round of auditions, via application, will be until June 28. The show starts its second round of auditions in eight regions around Korea from April 24 to July 3.

And for the first time ever, the show will accept bands as audition candidates. The winner of the show will receive 500 million won ($454,545) in prize money.

By Oh Yoon Contributing writer
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