[2011 Top 10 stories] Who wants to be a star?

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[2011 Top 10 stories] Who wants to be a star?


Reality TV shows to pick aspiring stars boomed this year.

The third season of “Superstar K,” one of Korea’s first audition shows, chose Ulala Session, featuring stomach cancer sufferer Lim Yoon-taek and his quartet, for the top prize. “Star Audition: The Great Birth” on MBC also entered its second season with upbeat viewer ratings.

SBS launched “K-Pop Star,” featuring celebrity judges such as BoA and producers Park Jin-young of JYP Entertainment and Yang Hyun-suk of YG Entertainment. The show considers a variety of talents, including dancing and singing, to pick winners.

Other broadcast stations launched similar shows that have auditions for everything from acting to comedy, musicals and figure skating.

By Seo Ji-eun
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