CHANGWON – The 2011 World K-pop Festival was held in Changwon on December 7th, with over 10,000 fans packing the Changwon Venodrome. The festival was organized by KBS TV and Changwon City in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Presidential Council on Nation Branding.
The festival brought 21 teams from 16 different countries, including Vietnam, Argentina, Peru, England, and Japan, and 10 teams made it to the final round. Over 30,000 people from around the world had initially tried out for the show.
The event will be broadcast in Korea on December 30 at 6 p.m. on KBS2, and will be aired in eleven countries overseas at a later date through KBS World and Arirang TV.
(Vocal) Karla Carreon
(Philippines) / “Star” by Yumi
(Performance) "JAM” (Kazakhstan) / “Ring Ding Dong” by SHINee
Tran Thi Quynh Mai, Tran Trung Hieu, Bui Huong Linh, Le Hue Thuong (Vietnam) / Love, My Love by DaVichi
“WE: FIGHT” (China) / “Clap Your Hands” by 2NE1
Sweet Heart (Russia) / “Pray” by Sunny Hill
“NYE Boys” (Indonesia) / SHINee + Secret
María Florencia Acosta (Argentina) / “Audition” by Younha
“STEP UP” (Peru) / “I am the Best” by 2NE1
Cherelle Joy Thompson (England) / “I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better” by G.na
“Joa Joa” (Japan) / “Back It Up” by Jewelry