Enthusiasm for Galaxy Superstar, the most popular K-Pop audition show in Indonesia, is sweeping the entire country. The final round of the competition will be filmed in Seoul over the next six months. The municipal government announced on Tuesday, March 13 that it would actively support the filming in Seoul, including financial assistance for the finalists’ professional vocal and dance training by Korean star-training agencies, free tours of famous tourist destinations in Seoul, and the securing of well-known sites as filming locations.
The producers of Galaxy Superstar and the eleven finalists will arrive in Seoul on March 16. The star aspirants will be trained by top Korean entertainment companies to hone their voices and learn professional choreography for six months. They will also be given opportunities to better understand the land of K-Pop in general and to tour the famous tourist attractions of Seoul in particular.
For instance, they will be taken on trips to such famous tourist sites in Seoul as Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun, Gyeongbokgung(Palace), Namsan (Mt.) and Cheonggyecheon(Stream). They will also have the chance to learn some basic Korean, taste various street foods, and visit a noraebang (Korean-style karaoke) and a jjimjilbang (Korean-style dry sauna heated by the traditional ‘ondol’ heating system). They will also get to participate in street performances in Dongdaemum among other places.