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K-pop UK National Competition 2023

Part of FUSE International, the UK’s biggest multi-arts festival for performers aged under 27, taking place 30 June – 9 July in Kingston Upon Thames.

K-pop UK National Competition 2023

Date: Sunday 9 July 2023, 4pm
Venue:
Rose Theatre | 24-26 High Street | Kingston KT1 1HL | | [Map]

Tickets: £10 | Buy tickets here
Updates will be posted on the competition's Instagram account, @kpopuknationalcompetition
Official K-pop competition poster

The Kpop UK National Competition returns for its 5th year. Presented by KBCE and London KPop Dance Workshop (LoKo).

Finalists from all over the UK will compete to win in our categories of Kpop Dance, Kpop Vocal, Freestyle Dance Battle and our newest category, Original Choreography. The winner of each category will receive £200 and the overall competition winner will receive £400.

The competition is a place for UK Kpop fans to showcase their talent on stage and introduce Kpop to a wider audience to enjoy.

LKL says (on 1 May 2923): The annual Kpop UK National Competition has just launched its application window for this year, with the finals announced for 9 July 2023 in Kingston’s Rose Theatre.

They don’t have a website, and the competition will be promoted primarily via social media, and in particular the Instagram account @kpopuknationalcompetition.

At LKL, we confess to being Insta-luddites, but from scanning the most recent posts, here are some of the key details. In addition, it looks like they’re introducing a new category this year – original choreography – though we can’t see details of that yet.

Monitor the Instagram account for more details and application links.

Vocal Category

How to enter

  1. Sing your heart out as a soloist or vocal group.
  2. Choose a Kpop song to cover. Please note, original artist backing vocals must not be on the track.
  3. Film it and upload it! Or send us the link of one of your existing covers. Duration of application video must be at least 2 minutes long or the entire song.
  4. Applicants may only apply once for each category.
  5. Send your application form and video link back to [email protected] between 1st May 2023 – 11th June 2023.
  6. Please upload your cover to YouTube and ensure the video setting is set to ‘public’ or ‘unlisted’ for ease of all our judges to view.

Rules and Guildelines

Application Stage

  • Download the application form and send it along with your video link from Monday 1st May 2023 and the deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday 11th June 2023
  • The application link will be live from Monday 1st May 2023 8:00pm
  • Our team will screen and approve all applications before accepting them into the Freestyle Dance Battle.

Judging Stage

  • From the video submission applications, a panel of judges will choose the finalists that will participate in the live final round.
  • The finalists will be announced on Sunday 18th June 2023 as participants that have a guaranteed place in the Sunday 9th July 2023 Final.
  • The list of finalists will be announced via @kpopuknationationalcompetition, @KBCE and @LondonKpopDance social media platforms and will be contacts via the listed email contact on their application form.

Finals

  • Finalists will perform live at the Rose Theatre in Kingston on Sunday 9th July 2023.
  • Judges will score each performance and the judges will choose one winner from each category and one overall winner.

Freestyle Dance Battle

How to enter

  1. Solo dancers only for Freestyle Dance Battle
  2. No video submission needed
  3. Send your application form back to [email protected] between 1st May 2023 – 11th June 2023

Rules and Guildelines

Application Stage

  • Download the application form and send it from Monday 1st May 2023 and the deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday 11th June 2023.
  • The application link will be live from Monday 1st May 2023 8:00pm.
  • Our team will screen and approve all applications before accepting them into the Freestyle Dance Battle.

Judging Stage

  • There is a 20 person limit to the Freestyle Dance Battle, entries are on a first come first serve basis.
  • The finalists will be announced on Sunday 18th June 2023 as participants that have a guaranteed place in the Sunday 9th July 2023 Final.
  • The list of finalists will be announced via @kpopuknationationalcompetition. @KBCE and @LondonKpopDance social media platforms and will be contacts via the listed email contact on their application form.

Finals

  • Finalists will take part in a live freestyle dance battle at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in front of an audience and judging panel.
  • The judges will appoint dancers to move onto the next round until the winner is chosen.

2 thoughts on “K-pop UK National Competition 2023

  1. Hello, me and my dance group would like to perform at next year’s competition. I would just like to enquire about the categories for dance. Can we cover a kpop dance or does it have to be an own choreography?
    Kind regards

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