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The Ultimate Fan-Led Talent Search.

With over 1 million fan votes and 5+ million total views on Youtube,
Season one of "Rising Legends" was the largest K-pop global audition of its kind.

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Overview

 

ALL RECEIVED ENTRIES

Preliminary

A designated panel of experts at Soompi vet each of the submitted entries, narrowing the pool of competiting contestants to 50 in each category.

50 IN EACH CATEGORY

Round One

The first of three fan voting rounds, with the Soompi audience casting their vote for the best contestant. The highest-voted contestants will move on to the semi-finals.

25 IN EACH CATEGORY, TWO STAFF SAVES

Semi-Finals

The second of three fan voting rounds; contestants who passed from round one are asked to submit a new video according to the round's theme (TBD).

10 IN EACH CATEGORY

Finals

The final battle between the best of the best. Each contestant's new video submission will be evaluated and scored through a combination of 50% fan votes and 50% judges' scores.

 

Contestants

 

We were blown away by the talent.

Check out a few of the featured contestants of season one of "Rising Legends" below.
This is only a portion of the thousands of entries we received.
Watch all of the entries here.

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...So were the music critics.

 
 

A panel of music critics from mainstream outlets were asked to evaluate the finalists of Rising Legends Season One on the following criteria:

TECHNICAL ABILITY (25%)
Breath Control, Rhythm, Range, Articulation for Vocals
Skill Demands, Execution, Rhythm, Formation for Dancers

ARTISTIC ABILITY (25%)
Resonance, Clarity, Texture, Phrasing for Vocals
Showmanship, Choreography, Music Interpretation for Dancers

STAGE PRESENCE (25%)
Music Selection, Confidence, Energy

Overall Impact (25%)
Star Factor, Creativity

 
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Results

 
 

VIDEO ENTRIES

5000

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

112

SOOMPI AUDIENCE VOTES

1MM+

TOTAL YOUTUBE VIEWS

5MM+

ESTIMATED BRAND IMPRESSIONS

20MM+