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.
ALL RECEIVED ENTRIES
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
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
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
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.
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.
...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: