On 9th July took place the finale of K-Pop Contest India 2018. An event that gave plenty of reasons for the fans to celebrate and experience something like never before. From having talented participants, the boy group SNUPER with its overflowing charm to thousands of fans gathered at Siri Fort auditorium with one common frenzy: K-Pop!
We wanted to reflect on a very important visit, by the First lady of South Korea Kim Jung Sook. After completing her political duties she showed her zest by dancing and cheering during the event, it won’t be farfetched if we say she’s the coolest political figure! In the video below she can be seen bopping to the tunes and also singing along BTS’s “Fake Love”.
<K팝을 즐기는 올바른 자세 feat.김정숙 여사>
1년에 한 번 열리는 인도 유일의 K팝 축제 ‘전인도 K팝 콘테스트’
언어도 다르고 국적도 다르지만 너와 나를 ‘우리’로 잇는 음악과 춤!
문화의 힘으로 양국이 더 가까워지길 기대합니다. pic.twitter.com/BX2N1ac1RO
— 대한민국 청와대 (@TheBlueHouseKR) July 10, 2018
What really caught our eye and ear (basically we hadn’t been this alert ever) was when the Director of Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI), Kim Kum-Pyoung made a statement about recognising the power of Indian K-Pop fans and that he wishes to bring BTS and EXO group to India.
*stops to write for furiously head banging to “We got the power” and “Go Go” *
*gains composure and continues*
All this in the presence of one of the most powerful person from South Korea itself. Our point is that, this year’s event has left a remarkable mark and has put India on the map for K-Pop future. Due to the eminent visit the event was covered across many articles in India and South Korea alike. The Blue House twitter accounts were seen actively tweeting the event, important people have seen our strength first hand.
Dispatch released an article on #KpopContest2018India Finale that was in Delhi, 9th July.
Article's highlights: growing popularity of #KPOP in 🇮🇳 @snuper6 's amazing performances & Korea's 1st Lady Kim Jong Suk's energetic support!
— KPOP HIGH INDIA (@kpophighindia) July 10, 2018
다른 동남아시아 국가에 비해 상대적으로 한류가 덜 확산되었던 인도에서도 최근 케이팝과 한국드라마에 대한 관심이 커지고 있습니다. 사진은 김정숙 여사가 참석한 '전인도 K팝 콘테스트' 의 무대를 휴대폰으로 촬영하는 소년의 모습입니다. pic.twitter.com/xJWmmMr2uk
— 대한민국 청와대 (@TheBlueHouseKR) July 12, 2018
We want to thank the First Lady for witnessing Indian Kpopers’ loudest of chants and cheering on with them and we think it’s only about time the south Korean Industry will realise that: Yes, India is a viable market for K-Pop because our love is not short-lived!
<전인도 K-POP 스타, 김정숙 여사와 함께한 뜨거운 열기> 김정숙 여사는 뉴델리 국립 시리포트 공연장에서 열린 ‘전인도 K-POP 콘테스트’ 현장을 찾아 델리의 뜨거운 한류 열기를 함께 했습니다. 올해 인도 전역에서 523개 팀 1,215명이 참가, 10개 지역 예선을 22개 팀이 최종 경연을 펼쳤습니다. pic.twitter.com/gwvfx1LaK3
— 대한민국 청와대 (@TheBlueHouseKR) July 9, 2018