An online audition contest named “Dreams Come True” that targets to seek Vietnamese musical talents has just been launched in HCM City. The jury of the online audition contest “Dreams Come True” at the launching ceremony in HCM City last week. — Photo courtesy of the organiser To enter the preliminary selection round, contestants should send their audition videos online. Once the videos have been submitted, the jury will select the top 40 candidates to enter the knockout round each week. Each week the contestants will have to go through a special challenge to gain the right to "survive" to enter the final round, with challenges to be announced at the end of each episode. Each episode of 60 minutes will be broadcast live on YouTube at 7.30pm every Thursday. In each episode, a number of contestants will be disqualified until eight winners are selected. The winners will be sent to South Korea for training according to Korean Idol standards and provided … [Read more...] about Online audition contest “Dream Come True” to seek Vietnamese talents
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
The pause may only last a few weeks, with the massively popular boy band due to play a controversial show in Saudi Arabia in October. AFP Photo SEOUL — K-pop superstars BTS will take a 'long-term break' from the music scene, their agency said on Monday, after the boy band topped charts in the US and Britain earlier this year. But the pause may only last a few weeks, with the septet due to play a controversial show in Saudi Arabia in October. The K-pop industry is known for cutthroat competition and around-the-clock work hours that include concerts, press events and gruelling singing and dancing training when the stars are offstage. BTS will take their "first official long-term break since their debut" six years ago, managers Big Hit Entertainment said, adding it will be a time to "recharge and refresh as musicians and creators". It would also be a time for them to "enjoy their daily lives as normal 20-something young men", the agency said in a midnight statement. "If you … [Read more...] about K-pop superstars BTS to take ‘long-term break
2019 MAMA ranked #1 on Twitter across 46 countries, with the highest Tweet volumes coming from South Korea, the United States of America (USA), Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin America3 million people tuned in to watch 2019 MAMA Red Carpet Live and #TwitterBlueRoom 'Thank You stage'K-Pop fans around the world were treated to exclusive, never-seen-before videos on Twitter from K-Pop artists/bands, including popular Red Carpet 360 camerasSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 11 December 2019 - Twitter and Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the biggest K-pop award show in the world, joined hands again to engage K-Pop fans worldwide on Twitter for the #2019MAMA event. From exclusive content from K-Pop artists/bands leading up to the event, to Red Carpet livestreams during the event, K-Pop fans globally generated 102 million Tweets, using hashtags such as #2019MAMA, #MAMARedCarpet, and #MnetAsianMusicAwards. Conversations about 2019 MAMA were measured from October 24th when … [Read more...] about K-Pop Twitter set abuzz with 102 Million Tweets about 2019 MAMA, ranking #1 on Twitter real-time trends across 46 countries
Luong Thuy Linh, Vietnam’s representative at Miss World 2019, has been named among the Top 10 finalists in the Beauty with a Purpose segment at the ongoing pageant in London, the UK. The Vietnamese entrant clinches a spot in the Top 10 of the Beauty with a Purpose segment at the ongoing Miss World 2019 pageant. The achievement is in recognition of her charity project which helps to improve the lives of local people in Lung Liu and Lung La hamlets of Dan Chu commune in Hoa An district, Cao Bang province. Elsewhere among the Top 10 of this year’s Beauty with a Purpose segment are the representatives from Nigeria, Tunisia, Venezuela, France, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Nepal. The beauty has been lauded for her charity work, which includes her helping to carry materials in which to build roads for residents located in a mountainous area of Cao Bang province. During the introduction video of her charity project, Linh displays sincere gratitude to the … [Read more...] about Thuy Linh among Top 10 of Miss World’s Beauty with a Purpose segment