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  • Contenders Stage Fierce Competition in the K-POP Cover Competition in Taipei to Win Air Tickets to Seoul

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    A “K-POP Cover Competition” took place in Taipei, where participants tried to mimic the dance moves of Korean pop singers in order to win air tickets to Seoul. The contest drew keen attention from hallyu fans there.

    Performance by “Knight,” the first prize winner at the Cover Competition, “Knight,” the first prize winner of the Cover Competition

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government held a “Hallyu Cover Competition,” as a pre-event to the Girls’ Generation Concert held at the Taipei Arena for three days starting on September 10, and selected three teams of Taiwanese people as prizewinners.

    The “Rainbow Generation” team, which won the second prize in the Cover Competition, The “T Time” team, which won the third prize in the Cover Competition

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government hosted the Cover Competition for the first time. A total of 36 teams submitted applications via online, and uploaded their video clips on Seoul Metropolitan Government’s YouTube channel for one week. The final twelve were singled out from the participating teams through a review that was based on the number of views and recommendations.

    Group photo of all teams that participated in the Cover Competition, On-site interview with the first prize winner

    “Knight,” a nine-member mixed gender band, won the top prize by performing dance to the tune of “Shiny’s” ‘Lucifer’ and “Super Juniors” ‘Mr. Simple.’ All members from the winning team were given air tickets linking Taipei and Seoul, courtesy of Korean Air.

    Seoul Metropolitan Government PR booth, Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Photo Zone

    Members of the “Knight” band said it was a highly enjoyable and touching contest, with one of them commenting, “I will make efforts to introduce hallyu in Taiwan,” adding, “When I visit Seoul, I will definitely visit Dongdaemun and Myeong-dong.”

    The second prize went to a men’s eight-member band called, “Rainbow Generation,” whose members were clad in school uniforms and covered ‘Oh’ by, “Girls’ Generation,” while the third prize went to “T Time,” a six-member band who performed ‘Into the New World’ by, “Girls’ Generation.”

    Meanwhile, local media organizations, newspapers, and magazines, including Taipei’s major terrestrial broadcaster EBC TV, visited the site of the Cover Competition, and scrambled to cover the event, demonstrating the Taiwanese people’s enthusiastic interest in K-POP music.

    Meanwhile, the Seoul Metropolitan Government operated a separate promotional booth at the concert venue during the Girls’ Generation Concert that was held in Taiwan during September 10 – 12, and conducted various promotional activities targeting over 20,000 audience members.